The educators behind Mad Science propagate a love of science, technology, engineering, and math through programs that immerse kids in exploration. Rather than standing at a lectern and droning on about static electricity or the life cycle of a cootie, the educators meet kids at eye level for experiments that actively instill principles of questioning and observation. Although their methods are fun, they're also meaningful—lessons align with STEM objectives and enrich classroom science curriculums. Scientists typically host workshops at school facilities, but also can transport their rockets, lasers, and slime to birthday parties and inquiry-based field trips.
The owners and staff of Bijuju bring the North Hills boutique to life with a shared passion for creativity and personal expression through fashion. They stock shelves and tables with a range of jewelry and accessories such as pashmina scarves, antique rings and necklaces, woven belts, and straw and fabric hats. Their handbag selection includes clutches, totes, and portals to other universes. Though they focus on traditional and modern fashions, they also care about the community: they store has supported local and national groups including the American Cancer Society and Alzheimer's Association.
At Style Hawk, friends and fashionistas Alex Long and Helen Wallace help clients organize closets and design their ideal wardrobes. The duo develops clients’ style with in-store personal-shopping services as well as at-home wardrobe advice. Clients’ unwanted old garments are donated to nonprofits or sold, with commission, to consignment shops.
A licensed massage therapist as well as a certified medical assistant, Beth Overby of Capital Massage & Body Therapy draws from the medical and healing fields to help her clients recover and relax. Regardless of the massage she administers, whether it's of the relaxing or therapeutic variety, Beth will tailor it to meet each client's individual needs. She'll help turn worried thoughts into slow-motion reels of oceanfront seascapes and palm trees, dissolve tension in the neck or shoulders, and relieve pain incurred while hunching over a computer desk or being the computer desk for a demanding boss. Beth also offers reflexology and aromatherapy treatments.
The cooks at Cinelli's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria craft New York-inspired classic and modern Italian entrees, including tilapia encrusted with crabmeat, filet gorgonzola, tortellaci—a homemade beef and veal dumpling—in a wild-mushroom ragout with truffle oil, and a goat-cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom topped with arugula, fire-roasted peppers, and balsamic reduction. Their success has allowed them to spread across multiple locations, each of which also serves New-York-style pizza.
Stiff necks. Tight shoulders. Twinges of pain at the slightest movement. Sore backs are more than just an everyday nuisance; they're lingering reminders that even the fittest bodies need proper support for good posture. The experts at Relax The Back- Raleigh provide that help in the form of ergonomic furniture and therapeutic products that restore the spine to pain-free normalcy. A certified Tempur-Pedic dealer, the shop stocks its showroom full of mattresses, recliners, office chairs, massagers, and travel gear designed with support and comfort in mind.