Infinite Horizons Professional Training Center's expert instructors teach computer and business skills that help their students stand out in the job market. Their hands-on classes teach skills such as time management and how to use computer software such as Microsoft Office. The instructors also help job seekers craft professional resumés and hone their interview skills.
Typing away in their Culver City loft, the writers and copyeditors at Creative Confusion give words to a range of commercial advertising projects. Modeled after a classic advertising agency, the team has crafted ad copy for brands such as Levi's, Modcloth, and Forever 21. They've also spearheaded creative development for companies with services ranging from SEO-friendly product descriptions and social-media maintenance to general business copy. Each writer is matched to a project by specialty and works with individual clients to achieve the brand's ideal tone and voice.
These writers can also compose more personal projects. They may wax poetic in playful confessions, birthday dedications, and wedding vows, or execute creative résumés and cover letters. Drawing from a client's sensibilities or submitted personal statements, they also tailor unique letters on themes such as No Reason But I Love You and The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog. The writers also copyedit and ghostwrite pieces for other writers upon request. Regardless of the assignment, Creative Confusion guarantees that their work passes Copyscape's regulations for written content.
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
FOOD offers a smorgasbord of fully prepared meal options and market items, such as wine and cheese, to complement home-cooking adventures, as well as a menu of caf?-style breakfasts and lunches for dealing with hunger. Morning food includes healthy steel-cut oatmeal, whose wholesome grains are smothered with brown sugar, dried fruit, and caramelized banana ($7). A tofu scramble mixes up the pre-noon experience with spinach, Yukon gold potatoes, roasted peppers, onion marmalade, and soy cheese ($10). For lunch, test-drive teeth on a classic grilled-cheese- sandwich road, which is constructed by decorating slices of egg bread with Vermont cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, and tomato ($10.50), or dig into a salad mine with the Thai grilled flank steak, a heap of organic spicy greens, cilantro, peanuts, and more topped with a Thai-basil vinaigrette ($12.50).