At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
Sugar Buzz Bakery's armada of bounteous cakes pursues visions of dinnertime conquest armed with freshly whipped buttercream frosting and imported Swiss fondant. Spread tidings of comfort and dessert using a dozen cake balls, with twelve bite-sized birthday parties ready for friendly dissemination. Schedule a consultation with Sugar Buzz’s bakers and begin crafting a customized batter blueprint for a sheet ($45+) or fondant ($95+) cake. The menu reveals some toothsome starting points, with flavors like white velvet, chocolate-mocha, or pineapple-orange moldable into a quarter- or half-sheet cake and harmonized with coats of buttercream frosting including peanut butter, raspberry, or key lime. Due to the rising cost of farm-raised cookies, some premium cake flavors such as Oreo may incur an additional charge.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Certified kneading extraordinaire Tom Collins of New Dimensions dims the lights, infuses the air with relaxing music, and unties knots of tension with therapeutic massage techniques. Customers can hop on the gently heated, articulated table for a Swedish massage, which smothers the body in essential oils and banishes general aches and pains through long rolling strokes and percussive interpretations of classic rock ballads. Bodies with specific injuries or pains bask in the orthopedic massage, which addresses target areas to help promote natural self-healing. Using orthopedic stretches and resisted lengthening techniques, the orthopedic massage aims to release contracted muscles, decreasing recovery time after arm-wrestling the inner rods of a cotton-candy maker. For $10, customers may upgrade to cold-laser therapy or a medicupping treatment, which harnesses the vacuuming power of plastic cups for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
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