DustBusters’ bonded-and-insured professionals spruce up commercial and residential spaces from the inside out. Technicians venture to homes and offices and seamlessly move from bathrooms to kitchens to office spaces while vanquishing stains, dirt, and mummified dust bunnies. Seasoned repair technicians also improve real-estate investments by installing tile and making handicap-accessible ramp adjustments, or fix malfunctioning structural elements with door replacements, pressure washing, and electrical repairs.
Anyone who's ever made a new year's resolution knows that it can be difficult to stay committed to the goals you've set. Board-certified hypnotist Tom Nicoli doesn't see this common phenomenon as a matter of laziness or faulty willpower?instead, he finds that our intentions are often undermined by unconscious habits and impulses. At A Better You Hypnosis, it's his job to replace those subterranean forces with more positive ones through hypnosis.
Viewers of Dateline NBC's Ultimate Diet Challenge got a good look at the results of Nicoli's practice in 2004 when he successfully helped a pastry chef shed 40 pounds despite a job that practically demands sipping cake batter. Weight loss is a common goal for his private clients, and he's turned his experience into a set of motivational CDs that got top rating from Shape magazine. But people also turn to him simply to reduce stress and boost confidence. Over the course of several sessions, Nicoli lays the groundwork for them to reinforce their positive new habits on their own throughout their lives.
It seems like there's always something new to discover in New England. Take Boston, for example: it alone is home to some of America's most famous sites, with borders encircling the likes of both John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and Fenway Park. It's also home to The USS Constitution, a Navy ship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" for its resemblance to a giant curling iron. These destinations are among 17 stops on Brush Hill Tours' Beantown Trolley which shows off the area's biggest attractions. Guides are there to narrate each journey as the red trolley car travels its 120-minute route across the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off at their leisure.
Though the trolley stays within Boston, Brush Hill's motorcoaches take longer, themed trips up and down the New England coast. Drivers
ferry large groups to the famous Nubble Light lighthouse in York, visit Lexington and Concord, and stop at to Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy Compound. Fall brings opportunities to view coastal towns in a new light, as their trees burst to life in hues of red and orange. Brush Hill Tours also charters trips for weddings, golf outings, and other occasions.
Head instructor Francois Asselin has guided Boston Sailing Center's neophytes to seaworthiness for more than 15 years, with his programs reaching more than 400 students annually. Mr. Asselin and his cadre of nine other sailing instructors take small groups onto the water to provide hands-on experience with the ropes, sails, steering, and maintenance of sailboats. Together, they introduce the science of seamanship or sharpen the skills of experienced sailors so they can eventually set sail on their own with a complete mastery over wind, water, and doing jumping jacks with a peg leg.
Boston Sailing Center owns an armada of vessels, which, in addition to lessons, may be rented for on-the-water events or lent out to members for regular sailing. Skippers conduct tours of Boston Harbor's skyline, stopping at scenic islands for impromptu picnics or to let parents maroon angst-ridden teenagers.
Weight & Body Solutions' experienced physicians employ technologically enhanced weight-reduction techniques and more traditional nutrition-based programs to help clients melt away unwanted fat and reveal svelte silhouettes. Patients relax in the comfortable atmosphere of a private room as they discuss their beauty goals with informed counselors, asking questions about their various treatment options, which include weekly plans enhanced with thorough exams and energizing vitamin shots along with medical treatments such as tumescent liposuction. Liposuction is done under local anesthesia using a small cannula and requires very little downtime, sending patients back to work within 24 to 48 hours—just in time to sport sleek silhouettes for Risky Business–themed casual Fridays.
The knowledgeable technicians at Funk Bros. Complete Auto Repair care for domestic and imported cars under the supervision of the same service-oriented family that founded the shop in 1925. A slew of preventative services, such as oil changes and air-filter replacements, ward off latent malfunctions, and mechanics also tackle full-blown repairs, taking the time to carefully explain each adjustment to customers. Funk Bros. has also been hired to tune up vehicles on movie sets, from stuntmen’s souped-up cars to directors’ limos made from melted award statuettes.