Big Top grew out of founder Alex Tchekmeian’s creative roots in the music industry and band promotion, and its ingenious professionals help clients to focus their T-shirt ideas from hazy daydream to eye-tickling reality. Customers simply strut up to the gleaming shop's red carpet, and a designer sits them down on one of the red mushroom stools surrounding their sleek workstation. Their expertise fine-tunes chest-ornament ideas to match your intentions, whether it is to promote a budding cookie business, find out what you'd look like as an 8-bit Nintendo sprite, or rebrand yourself with a logo that involves more mooses head-butting the sun. Once a design has been rendered, tweaked, and agreed on, clients select a color backdrop from the shop's T-shirt racks, and Big Top marries vision to fabric with its on-site printer and on-site parson.
Priceless Cleaners harnesses two decades of laundering experience to revitalize weary wardrobes and provide top-notch customer service, which garnered attention from the Orlando Sentinel. Shirts ($2.89) sullied with stains transform from feral rags into textile masterpieces, and pants ($6.29) that conquer their mud-soaked seams will be so overcome with joy that they perform bodyless victory laps through a high-end belt store. Clients can also gussy up dresses ($10.59), two-piece suits ($11.69), and blouses ($6.39), ensuring that closets overflow with crisp, pristine garments that smell as fresh as an artesian spring filled with patchouli.
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More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students? math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
Jamie spent her entire life volunteering, working with preschool students who had special needs, terminally ill children, and survivors of sexual abuse. Then in 2005, she was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After fruitless searches for support resources, she shifted her focus and humanitarian mindset toward helping people like herself, founding a peer-led support group for DID.
That initial group evolved into An Infinite Mind, an organization dedicated to educating people about dissociative disorders and dispelling the stigmas attached to them. Advocates at An Infinite Mind write articles for journals, work with trauma organizations and public institutions to unearth the realities of living with a dissociative disorder, and speak as both survivors and trained trauma therapists to raise awareness across the country. As part of its expanding efforts to work with trauma survivors on the ground, An Infinite Mind also plans to connect people with therapists and help them find ways to cover the costs of treatment.
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Certified nutritionist Amy Barnes knows how difficult it is to lose weight and strengthen one's self esteem. In 2007, the mother of two active boys weighed 500 pounds. Her resolve to be able to actively play with her children led Amy to fortify her will power and lose 340 pounds without surgery, diet pills, fad diets, or an expensive boxing montage.
Having been on the client side of the counseling desk, Amy knows the rigors of losing unwanted pounds and creating a healthy lifestyle. That's why she molds weight-loss programs that specifically address each client's schedule and bodily needs. Through nutritional and wellness coaching, she helps clients find both outer and inner strength in order to attack their goals.