Kaiser Permanente Gives Small Business an Edge to Access Capital and Grow

PASADENA, Calif.,  — Kaiser Permanente Southern California is sponsoring, for the third year in a row, Inner City Capital Connections, which provides free training, education and mentorship to small businesses located in economically under-resourced areas. The deadline to submit applications to participate in this year’s program is July 24, 2018.

Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring ICCC in partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, the national nonprofit research and advisory organization that supports ICCC, to reduce income disparity and improve lives by promoting local micro-economies. The free opening seminar for the Los Angeles/San Bernardino group will take place on August 1, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel, where business owners will receive free in-person coaching and learn how to access capital, allowing them to grow and create new jobs within their communities.

ICCC Los Angeles alumni

Amerisal LLC, a food distribution company of imported goods is spearheaded by a mother-daughter duo — Nora Saca and Vanessa Fagiolly —  graduates of the ICCC program.

“ICCC had such a big influence on me,” said Vanessa Fagiolly, chief financial officer, Amerisal LLC. “When we first started our business we only had four products for distribution. Now we have more than 50 and we’re growing every day. I am so thankful to Kaiser Permanente for its vision to help small business owners succeed.”

“Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve,” said John Yamamoto, vice president, community health and government relations, Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “Kaiser Permanente promotes local economic vitality in under-resourced areas because the social and economic conditions in our communities have a profound influence on the health of people who live, work and play there.”

After completing the opening seminar, business owners will participate in a 40-hour business training course over 3 to 6 months which includes educational seminars and webinars with coaches and mentors from banking and consulting firms who will give them the skills needed to help their business grow.

Business owners interested in learning more about the program or to apply please visit icic.com.

 

About Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
ICIC is a national nonprofit research and advisory organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for residents. The organization supports urban businesses through a wide variety of Urban Business Initiatives, including the Inner City Capital Connections program. More information about ICIC and its ICCC program is available at www.icic.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Designing a Laundry Room with Easy Access

If your laundry room is merely an afterthought, perhaps it’s time to renew your take on this important room. Just a few years ago, frill-free and forlorn was the norm when it came to laundry rooms, but contemporary trends have since redefined that norm, citing the modern laundry room as an accessible, stylish place that homeowners actually want to spend time in.

Designer Kelsey Kosman, of Dollhouse Design, shares some tips on modern laundry room design, and speaks to an advancement in drain pump technology, which makes the task of modernizing your laundry room system much more feasible, flexible, and cost-effective.

Front-Loading Machines

When faced with the choice between front-loading or top-loading washer/dryers, Kelsey recommends the former for a very practical reason. Employing front-loading systems frees up invaluable space for folding on the top of the machine, and homeowners can better capitalize on that space by utilizing a laminate countertop piece as a tabletop.

Cheerful Color Use

Paint is an economical way to improve the atmosphere in your laundry room, and beyond that, vibrant color use is an effective way to improve your experience doing every-day chores. Salt Spring, by Beauti-Tone, is a bright, cheerful, and optimistic hue, perfect for adding visual intrigue to your laundry room walls. Go one step further, and supplement with some creative laundry-room-themed wall art.

Location, Location, Location

As far as location goes, laundry rooms tend to inhabit less-than-prime real estate in the home, be it in the basement, adjacent to the garage, or tucked away behind the guest bathroom. That said, as a family of two grows into a family of three, four, or five, having your laundry room at the bottom of a flight of stairs may end up being more of a hindrance than anticipated. The same can be said if you’re planning on aging in place.

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At this point, you might be asking yourself: is relocation even feasible? Given the high costs associated with plumbing, uprooting your entire laundry system probably seems like more hassle than it’s worth. Enter: the SANISWIFT by Saniflo. The SANISWIFT is a modern drain pump which boasts compact design, high performance, and powerful and economical pumping action. Put simply, the SANISWIFT system makes it possible to mobilize a variety of sanitary fixtures, including the kitchen sink, shower, and laundry system. 

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In addition to being economical, the SANISWIFT system forgoes the use of complicated, moving parts, and can contour neatly into tight spaces, no construction necessary. The SANISWIFT system is perfect for small spaces or rental units, and can be easily installed, DIY-style.

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Meet the California Students Demanding On-Campus Abortion Access

Adiba Khan and Marandah Rain Field-Elliot, seniors at the University of California in Berkeley, are part of a student-led revolution in the state demanding an expansion of access to comprehensive reproductive health care at public universities.

via Students United for Reproductive Justice at Berkeley on Facebook

Together with Phoebe Abramowitz, Khan and Field-Elliot co-authored the College Student Right to Access Act (SB 320), which would require universities across the golden state to offer medication abortion at on-campus health centers. It was introduced in the state senate earlier this year by Senator Connie Leyva; Khan and Field-Elliot plan to work as full-time organizers advocating for the legislation after graduating this month.

Despite false anti-abortion claims that the pill is dangerous, medication abortion has an over 98 percent success rate—and is safer than many of the services currently offered at college health centers. SB 320 would remove unnecessary barriers to medication abortion on campuses across the state, providing critical care to, especially, students of color and low-income students who feel the impact of anti-abortion policies and practices disproportionately.

Khan and Field-Elliot talked to Ms. about the logistical challenges they’ve faced in their groundbreaking efforts—and the importance of demonstrating campus-wide support for reproductive healthcare access.

Reproductive justice advocates have said your work will change how we look at abortion accessibility. What makes SB 320 such a revolutionary bill?

AK: This is the first time in history that legislation has broadly attempted to offer abortion care across public university systems—in addition to making abortion seen as a positive and good service. It is a bill that centers abortion as not simply just “the right to choose,” but, if it passes, ensures concrete accessibility and visibility.

MF: This bill demonstrates that students can be change makers and that we can demand access to abortion in our own spaces. This bill would ensure that medication abortion services are available to all students who might need them, wherever they live or go to school or however much money they make. That’s a game changer—not only for students who are considering abortion and need care, but also for how we think about reproductive health and abortion care more generally. By integrating abortion care into the services provided by student health centers, which are the primary source of medical care for students, this bill tackles stigma head-on and helps normalize abortion and women’s reproductive health care. Students already seek abortion care but are being forced to go off campus, which is an unnecessary barrier that can make it difficult to access affordable care. It’s not easy to raise the money or find transportation to get to a far-away clinic—some students in the state have to travel upwards of 4 hours for abortion care.

AK: Offering medication abortion on campus is an important step towards ensuring students have meaningful access to the full range of reproductive care. This is critical for students because they now will have the ability to make choices about their reproductive bodies, including the choice and having legitimate access to ending a pregnancy. Many students across the UC system are lower-income, work to fund tuition in addition to taking classes and are from underrepresented communities. Having this service allows students to have support right on campus and ensures students don’t have to miss work or class to access abortion. By integrating abortion as a “regular” health service, the stigma of it will decrease, and this will help students feel less stigmatized for having an abortion because the service is not discrete but widely visible. If passed, millions of students across California now will have the ability to access a service that has been for decades declared their constitutional right.

What challenges have you faced in this campaign?

AK: At Berkeley, our administration often cited lack of money and security concerns as a reason to not provide the service. After SB 320 was introduced, we experienced obstacles in securing funding for implementation of medication abortion services across California’s public university systems. We also ended up having to write out community colleges from the bill. Fortunately, we’ve secured the necessary funds to carry out the vision of the bill—but we still have to convince legislators and university administrators of why it’s critical to ensure abortion access and why the abortion pill should be available at student health centers.

MF: People often raise concerns about the costs associated with implementing the bill. Fortunately, a consortium of funders has stepped forward to cover the costs to bring medication abortion to public university student health centers in California if SB 320 becomes law. The funds are sufficient to bring the abortion pill to every University of California and California State University school—as well as any private or community college that opts in. Aside from that, one of the biggest challenges is convincing even liberal-leaning decision makers that abortion access is worth taking the political risk to invest in.

How have you fought back?

AK: Our student organizing when the campaign was first starting at UC Berkeley included using petitions to secure meetings with university administrators in addition to securing passage of a symbolic resolution we authored in the student senate. Our petitions played a key role in the passage of the resolution, which urged our health center to provide medication abortion. Media coverage about the resolution was noticed by The Women’s Foundation of CA, [which led to the launch of a state-wide campaign].

MF: Demonstrating campus support has been crucial to this work since day one. We wouldn’t have the campaign that we have today without effective campus organizing. That’s how all this started—and now we have a statewide campaign of students and allies across California who are working to pass SB 320. The campaign includes bill sponsors Access Women’s Health Justice, Act for Women and Girls, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Berkeley Students for Reproductive Justice and the Women’s Foundation of California.

Has the administration been supportive?

AK: Our experience working with the administration has not been positive. We’ve done everything they’ve asked—studied the student health centers to be assured they are able to provide this service, securing funds for implementation, making a case for why these services are needed and building support among the student body—but none of that mattered to them because they only seemed concerned about their public image and not having to deal with a service that is politically charged.

As a woman of color, I’ve been really troubled the lack of diversity among the administrators I’ve worked with. I want to stress how every single major administration I worked with was white. Only one of these administrators seemed genuinely on board with our campaign becoming a reality. All of the health administration and almost the entirety of university administration. Representation at high levels of power can contribute to advancing progressive and proactive measures that that support and assist communities of color.

MF: The university administration has been frustrating to work with. We’ve repeatedly been told that while the administration is “pro-choice,” but they aren’t willing to actually ensure students can access abortion care because they’re afraid of the public relations backlash. Students shouldn’t have to wait for student health centers to do what they can and should do.

What do you think of criticisms from anti-abortion activists that the bill could be a liability to California’s public universities?

AK: The abortion pill is actually much simpler to provide than some of the care already offered at student health centers. Many on-campus student health centers also offer other reproductive health services including pregnancy options counseling, birth control and sexually transmitted infections testing—just not abortion. The liability associated with providing medication abortion is no different from any of these other services.

MF: Those criticisms aren’t based on facts—it’s just rhetoric that anti-abortion activists use to stop abortion or at least push it out of reach. There is overwhelming evidence proving that abortion pill is safe and effective. It’s FDA-approved and works effectively 98 percent of the time—this was confirmed very recently in a report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. It can and should be offered at every student health center.

What sparked your interest in reproductive justice?

AK: My interest was shaped by my experience growing up in Oklahoma and witnessing classmates suffer from a lack of access and ability to make autonomous choices about their reproductive lives. I experienced fear of the impact of not only the lack of access to affordable reproductive health care, but the absence of reproductive rights; I was surprised to know that while California has enacted progressive reproductive rights, that does not translate into accessibility. Our movement is not about “the right to choose,” but about the idea that anyone should be able to have access to their rights.

MF: I was inspired to join SURJ after being in Washington, D.C. during the release of the 2015 videos slandering Planned Parenthood. It was then that I fully grasped the magnitude of the threats to abortion rights, and how the only way we can ensure access for all people is if young people rise up to demand change.

How has attending UC Berkeley shaped your interest in student activism?

AK: I genuinely believe the ability for students to have organized effectively to advance our original local campaign at UC Berkeley would not have been possible without students and faculty who share an understanding for progressive advances within reproductive justice. While we experienced obstacles during our negotiations with UC Berkeley health and the university administration during the original campaign, our student body played an integral role in not only advancing our campaign, but in shaping it in becoming a statewide bill.

MF: Being at such a politically charged, historically activist campus has empowered me to work with other change-makers on my campus. We may work in different issue areas, but we all share the same vision of a more progressive future.

What advice do you have for students who want to get involved in the reproductive justice movement but lack experience in activism?

AK: When I began this campaign as a sophomore, I also had no previous experience in activism. My advice is to learn to be patient and to take incremental steps to make your vision a reality. This campaign started two years ago and we’ll soon be coming up on year three. While a single person may be able to spark a movement like I did, it requires various people to ensure the growth, progression and legitimacy of a campaign. Organize with others who share the same vision and seek advice and help from those who have the power or resources to support you in achieving your goal. Most importantly, you will feel burned out and defeated at times and that’s normal but doesn’t mean the movement is over. Sometimes you just need to find a different path. The university administration didn’t grant our initial request, but now we have an actual piece of legislation that will have an even greater impact that we originally intended.

MF: The biggest piece of advice I have is to understand that this work can happen both incredibly slowly and incredibly quickly. For a long time, I felt like the grueling work we were putting in was not leading to any change. Then, it seemed like all of a sudden, this bill skyrocketed and became a statewide movement. But you have to recognize that even when you feel like nothing is happening with your work, you are making change and that change will soon be evident. Keep working, keep mobilizing, keep pushing for better access.

Salma Srour is an intern at the Feminist Majority Foundation. She is currently a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studies political science.

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A woman got so fed up at a Tim Horton’s coffee shop employee for denying her access to the restroom that she decided to take a dump in the middle of the floor.

Not only did she relieve herself in front of other patrons simply trying to enjoy their coffee and light bites, she then picked up her sh*t and threw it at the employees.

The entire incident was captured on video.

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A spokesperson for the Canadian coffee chain told BuzzFeed News that some of its restaurants have a “restricted access policy for restrooms to ensure the well-being of our guests.”

The spokesperson said that their current understanding of the incident is that the woman was denied access to the restroom based on her “past behavior.” This seemed to have sparked her rage.

The targeted employee called authorities, who continue to investigate the incident.

“We strive to create a welcoming environment for all of our guests and the communities we serve,” the coffee chain said in a statement. “We are deeply concerned by this video as the safety of our team members and guests is always a top priority for us.”

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Kaiser Permanente Provides Free Medical Procedures and Cancer Screenings for Community Access Day

LOS ANGELES – Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles partnered with Venice Family Clinic to host its Community Access Gastrointestinal Day on March 17. Community Access Gastrointestinal Day is a collaborative effort made possible by Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program, to provide diagnostic colonoscopies and endoscopies to a limited amount of underserved West LA residents, at no cost to them.

Kaiser Permanente volunteer staff and surgeons performed 12 procedures benefiting nine patients at the Community Access Gastrointestinal Day. One patient, Nicolasa Cali, 59, was especially grateful to have received two procedures as part of the event. She was told in January she needed these procedures as soon as possible, but she was worried how she would pay for them and how long she would have to wait to get them.

April Schustz, the specialty hub coordinator at the Venice Family Clinic, said it was likely Cali would have had to wait six months just to get an appointment to see a Los Angeles County gastrointestinal specialist who would then determine if procedures should be ordered. She then would likely have to wait several more months to actually get the procedures.

Cali is just one of many patients with limited or no health insurance. “Even with the Affordable Care Act, approximately 30 percent of patients from Venice Family Clinic remain uninsured. These include undocumented immigrants as well as people who are homeless,” said Rigoberto A. Garcia, director of Health Education at Venice Family Clinic.

“These patients come presenting some very concerning health conditions and risk factors,” said Celia Brugman, Community Benefit health manager, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. “With the Community Access Day program, they leave the facility with a clear diagnosis and the Venice Family Clinic now has the knowledge they need to move forward to help these patients restore their health. This program has a very powerful impact on these patients’ lives and perfectly complements our mission at Kaiser Permanente.”

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Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Community Access Day team.

The Community Access Gastrointestinal Day event happens during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; therefore, endoscopies and diagnostic colonoscopy screenings will be conducted for early detection of colon and rectal cancers. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most treatable cancers. When colorectal cancer is found at an early stage, the five-year relative survival rate is approximately 90 percent.

Additional colorectal screenings will take place at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center on Thursday, March 22 as part of its colorectal screening day.

Creating healthy communities is central to Kaiser Permanente’s mission and critical to individual health and wellness. At the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, contributions to various Community Benefit Programs totaled $ 28,002,536 in 2016.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s community programs go to community.kp.org or find out more about Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles.

About Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need. Launched in 1970 by founder Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, the Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest community health center on the Westside of Los Angeles. With the help of more than 1,300 volunteers, including nearly 400 physicians, it provides comprehensive medical, behavioral health, dental, vision, child development, health education and health insurance enrollment services to 26,000 men, women and children annually through 12 sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood and Culver City. For more information, visit venicefamilyclinic.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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‘Subnautica’ Game Director Says Early Access Saved the Studio

The world loves Subnautica. Its blend of survival, story, and terrifying underwater close calls has become this year’s early indie success story. Not only is it famous for being fun, it’s become the new example of how to develop a game using the community’s voice as a guiding star.

For developer Unknown Worlds, Subnautica is miles away from its last game, Natural Selection 2 — a hybrid of real-time strategy and first-person shooter that saw marines battling aliens that would evolve mid-battle.

We grabbed the studio co-founder and game director on Subnautica, Charlie Cleveland, to talk about the road to launch and some of the game’s unique design decisions.


FANDOM: We spent a fair bit of time in Natural Selection 2, and this seems like a very different kind of project for Unknown Worlds. Were there any lessons from asymmetrical multiplayer shooters that carried over?

Charlie Cleveland: Heh. After many years making Natural Selection 2, we really needed a change! So we left the competitive RTS/Shooter genre and made a slow, story-based game. It was a great creative challenge that still let us leverage our sci-fi roots.

I would like to say we learned how to scope down after NS2 but I don’t think that’s true. I think we did figure out how to make a game that was much “looser” design-wise, which allowed many people on the team to contribute creatively without “breaking” the game. NS2 was tightly balanced, and with a few bad numbers the whole thing went awry. That was stressful and meant I had to make all design/balance changes, so we wanted to try something different with Subnautica.

The open-world and atmospheric nature of the game really meant we could have a lot of optional content in there that didn’t have to be tightly integrated with everything else.

You’ve had a very collaborative development process with your community. Can you talk about your favourite aspects of that, and what the collaboration resulted in?

We were on the brink of financial disaster, which was averted when our community started supporting us financially in Early Access. Simply put, Subnautica wouldn’t be the game it is, nor the success that it is, without our community.

We started by being inspired by Minecraft and Don’t Starve, but we didn’t know exactly what we were going to focus on. In the beginning it was all about procedural generation of worlds, sub-building and “science,” but we quickly realized some of those things weren’t working well. We also could see where our players were having powerful emotional responses – big creatures, scary creatures, scary environments, the deep, dark blackness below them, etc.


Charlie Cleveland says Subnautica saved Unknown Worlds

That made us drop the vague science elements and focus instead on the more emotional side of the game, which was absolutely invaluable.

Our community also gave us hundreds of thousands of Subnautica feedback tickets (submitted in-game), which helped us figure out what to work on next. We can no longer read reports individually, but we can run queries to see which keywords are “hot” and look for spikes in other terms.

Besides giving us lots of quantitative data (each report is tagged with the exact location in the world so we can find and fix the problems quickly), it also gave us a good temperature of what our players are feeling. One of our team members was traveling through London airport and was inspired by their smiley system, and used that as a basis for our feedback.

We’d love to get your perspective on what effect a “main objective” has on an open world survival game (eg, the great mystery in Subnautica). Does it help or hinder longevity? Does it attract a certain type of objective-oriented gamer that wouldn’t normally dabble in survival gameplay? What other effects does it have?

Our story mode happened quite organically. We could see our fans wanting it and we felt the desire for “more” as well. I think your questions are astute though – it may actually hinder longevity, as there is now an end, and once beaten, players might be likely to believe there’s nothing more to see.

But I’d like to think that players will sometimes ignore the story, preferring to play their own way, or continue playing instead of “finishing” it. I think we layered in the story in a subtle enough way that it’s more like breadcrumbs you can choose to follow, and only if you want to.

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I haven’t seen a lot of survival games incorporate story so it’s certainly possible we appeal to a type of player who wants a dramatic experience and wouldn’t normally be excited about straight up survival. But in this market, I think games need more of a hook than just survival.

Is the mystery element something you plan to keep expanding on?

Yes and no. Subnautica as-is, is done. We made the game we wanted to make and we’re proud of it. We’re not planning on adding new tools, vehicles, etc. But that said, we’ve fallen in love with Planet 4546B and the world of Subnautica, so we’d like to add more to it.

So we’ve started working in earnest on an expansion which we’ll be announcing soon. It’s not a traditional expansion, but a full, standalone story set in the same world. So we fully intend on continuing the mystery.

Underwater levels have kind of been a traditionally hated part of gaming for a long time. Any idea why that is, and did you try to combat that in any way in Subnautica?

We knew this going in, and we had multiple people tell us our game would fail! Underwater is too boring, too blue and movement too slow. We solved the movement problem in our original prototypes and over time and with persistence, I think we solved the other problems as well.

We started the player in the most colorful and easy to navigate area, the Safe Shallows. Then over time, as the player gains faster speed (via fins, the Seaglide, Seamoth, etc), the player can journey to deeper areas that are less densely populated. Movement doesn’t feel too boring when you can move faster, and also when you can hear something terrifying just out of your vision. 😊

Tuning the visibility range and fog falloff was a constant process, and one that we handled differently in each biome.

The depths of the ocean remain remarkably unexplored by us, compared to the reaches of space — as James Cameron noted when he did his deep sea dive. Why do you think the underwater realm is so neglected? Did this offer you any opportunities?

James Cameron has been my lifelong idol and has served as a constant guiding light for my creativity and career. One day I hope to meet him and learn even more from how he lives and thinks! Ahem.

I really don’t know much about why we don’t explore the underwater too much, but I imagine there are a few reasons: it’s dark, scary and dangerous. It also seems to be remarkably sparse as you get deeper, so the payoff may seem to be smaller.


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But we’ve talked with some folks (Nekton Project, Ocean.org, OceanGate), that are building real submarines and exploring for real and it’s incredibly exciting. I’d love to learn more about actual underwater exploration and maybe find a way to collaborate.

What if players could help collect data about the actual sea floor? Or if playing the game helped clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch?

I’m told the game will be highly moddable — do you know of any interesting mods being planned?

We put a lot of modding support into Natural Selection 2, but not Subnautica. However, we are using Unity, so this is a known engine which people have figured out how to decompile. So we don’t support mods officially, but there is a lot of knowledge out there on how to hack it.

Notably, we’ve seen the Subnautica Nitrox mod which has somehow figured out a way to add co-op to the game.


A good rule of thumb is that, if it looks like a terrifying Lovecraftian monster that wants to eat you, it probably is.

With such a long and open development process for Subnautica, with presumably more years stretching out in front of us, the concept of a “release” seems different these days. To what extent has the meaning of a “1.0” changed in today’s era of Early Access?

As I mentioned above, we’re focused on developing a new Subnautica game instead of continuing to add features to the current game. We’ve already worked on this game for 5 years and put out hundreds of patches so it’s time for us to move on.

We were unsure what Subnautica v1.0 meant for us, but I think it’s fluid. We are so excited to have had a big enough launch that we’re somewhat confident to devote significant resources to continue the story.

We might be able to eke out some small features to the core game as well, like new game options (increasing danger of creatures, etc). But thanks to all the support we’ve received from the community, the future is bright.


Our thanks to Charlie Cleveland of Unknown Worlds, and we’re looking forward to hearing more about this expansion!

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Walmart Plans to Let Employees Access the Pay They’ve Earned Before Payday

So many of us are familiar with the anxiety of living paycheck to paycheck and the frustration of having to wait a whole two weeks until that next paycheck rolls around.

Now Walmart is trying to ease that pain — and provide additional financial assistance — for its more than 1.4 million workers.

The major retailer collaborated with financial tech startups Even and PayActiv to provide employees with access to the Even app, which will allow workers to obtain a portion of their earnings before their paychecks are distributed, the company announced Wednesday.

Workers will be able to use the “Instapay” feature up to eight times a year at no cost. Any more than that and they’ll face a charge, which Walmart will subsidize, the company said.

An Even Plus subscription — which includes the Instapay feature — costs $ 6 a month, according to the frequently asked questions on Even’s site.

Walmart did not disclose exactly what portion of their checks employees will be able to receive in advance, but the money accessed prior to payroll’s end will be deducted from the upcoming paycheck.

Walmart’s partnership with Even will also allow workers to take advantage of other financial tools. A money management function within the app tells users how much they can safely spend before their next paycheck without jeopardizing anticipated bills.

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For years, the Center for Financial Services Innovation has researched income volatility and the struggles workers face when it comes to budgeting and planning. Even’s cofounders were among the first professionals to be a part of CFSI’s Financial Solutions Lab, a program that seeks to find innovations to improve financial health in America.

John Thompson, CFSI’s senior vice president, told The Penny Hoarder workers are faced too often with having to forgo making payments or with turning to high-risk borrowing in order to juggle bills and other financial responsibilities.

He said it’s a great thing to see the marketplace acknowledge the fact that better solutions to these struggles are needed.

“We’re excited to see that type of innovation happen,” Thompson said of the services Even will provide for Walmart. However, he also mentioned the right guardrails would have to be in place so workers don’t struggle to manage their finances, given this new opportunity to access their earnings.

Michael Best, director of advocacy outreach for the Consumer Federation of America, echoed that sentiment. “The only caveat is whether this creates other problems, and are there unintended consequences where workers find themselves turning to loans at the end of the month,” he told Bloomberg.

The New York Times also reported on Walmart’s new financial offerings and didn’t shy away from the fact that the company’s minimum starting wage — at $ 9 an hour — is lower than similar big box retailers, including Costco and Target.

That leaves some wondering whether Walmart should instead place more focus on higher wages or give workers enough hours to take home larger paychecks whenever they get paid.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Kentucky may become the first state in the US to effectively outlaw abortion. But the women in Appalachia, where teen pregnancies soar, poverty looms and everyone knows each other’s business, would simply like birth control, sex ed and honest talk. As politics work against them, they’re rising up to do what others won’t do for them.


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As Access to Legal Marijuana Increases, Kaiser Permanente Researchers Explore Patient Use

SEATTLE  — About 1 in 7 adult primary care patients visiting medical offices reported having used marijuana at least once in the past year, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers since Washington state legalized nonmedical cannabis use in 2014.

In young adults, that rate was higher: nearly 2 in 5. Young adults — especially men age 18-29 who had depression or used tobacco — were also much more likely than others to use cannabis every day. These findings raise concerns, according to first author Gwen T. Lapham, PhD, MPH, MSW, a Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute research associate. “Much remains to be learned about marijuana use, while legalization is spreading.”

“Routinely asking about cannabis use in primary care is part of whole-person care, and it’s the first step to starting a conversation between patients and their primary care providers,” says the study’s principal investigator, Katharine A. Bradley, MD, MPH, a senior investigator at KPWHRI and internal medicine physician with Washington Permanente Medical Group.

“Our findings highlight the need for primary care clinicians to be aware of the benefits and harms that patients may be experiencing due to their cannabis use — and initiating a conversation is only the start in that process,” Dr. Bradley adds.

These conversations can help providers assess the intensity of patients’ use, perceived risks and benefits and reasons why patients are using cannabis, for instance possibly for symptoms of a treatable condition.

Kaiser Permanente researchers in Washington analyzed information from medical visits, keeping private the information that could help identify any of the 22,000 patients in the study. Published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, “Frequency of Cannabis Use among Primary Care Patients in Washington State” is among the first U.S. studies to evaluate the population-based prevalence of patient-reported cannabis use among primary care patients, particularly in a state where nonmedical use is legal.

After alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the United States. In recent years, the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (known as THC), the main psychoactive and addictive component, has increased in cannabis plants from 3 percent to 12 percent, Dr. Lapham says. And new products — like concentrated hash oil and synthetic cannabinoids — are raising the potency and risk for addiction.

“Some groups of patients are more likely to use cannabis daily and be at higher risk for complications such as cannabis use disorder — as well as some harms that are not yet completely understood,” Dr. Lapham says. Among patients who reported using cannabis, about half used it at least monthly — and about 1 in 5 used it daily, the researchers found. From a quarter to half of people who use daily are estimated to develop a cannabis use disorder, where patients can’t cut down on their use despite accumulating use-related problems.

“Widespread daily use in young men with depression is concerning, because using cannabis can worsen depression and anxiety,” Dr. Lapham says. Although counseling can improve outcomes, no medication is known to be effective or approved to treat cannabis use disorder, she added.

Medical cannabis use is now legal in 29 states, and nonmedical use is legal in eight states. In 2014, Washington state became one of the first two states to sell cannabis for nonmedical (“recreational”) use. With expanding legalization of cannabis use, the number of users is projected to grow during the next decade.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (awards UG1DA040314-01S1 and UG1 DA01581) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (award R18 HS023173) supported this research.

About Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) improves the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. The Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing and treating major health problems since 1983. Government and private research grants provide our main funding. Follow KPWHRI research on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn or YouTube. For more information, go to: www.kpwashingtonresearch.org.

About Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to share.kaiserpermanente.org.

 

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Women of Color Small Business Owners: Access to Birth Control Is Vital To Our Success

Maintaining access to birth control is vital to their continued success; women small usiness owners are making it known they support continued coverage of a federal rule that guaranteed free contraception co-pay to more than 62 million women.

Yet that coverage is being slashed with a recent decision by the Trump administration that eliminated birth control coverage offered under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. With Trump’s repeal, public and private employers to cite religious or moral objections to refuse birth control via their insurance plans. Female employees may now have to spend their own money to cover some or all contraceptive costs.

 

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Supporters say the preventive health benefit saved women $ 1.4 billion on birth control in its the first year of existence.

 

New Poll Reflects Women Small Business Owners’ Views on Mandate Repeal

 

A new poll by the advocacy group Small Business Majority surveyed 507 female entrepreneurs and discovered that 56% said that access to birth control and the ability to decide if and when to have children allowed them to advance in their careers and start their businesses. The poll, which included oversamples of African American and Latina small business owners, found reproductive healthcare is especially important to women entrepreneurs.

With the move by the Trump administration to roll back this requirement, the Small Business Majority contends that it’s important to understand the perspective of one of the most important, and fastest growing, segments of the nation’s economy: women small business owners.

 

Women-Owned Businesses Pump $ 1.35 Trillion into Economy

 

Indeed, the latest U.S. Census data shows there are 8.9 million women-owned businesses contributing $ 1.35 trillion in sales in America.  The data provides strong evidence that those businesses make a major contribution to the nation’s economy.

Plus, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Trump administration over new rules the Department of Health and Human Services announced that ease the ACA requirement that employers and insurers provide contraception coverage, according to CBS News.

“The Trump administration is forcing women to pay for their boss’s religious beliefs,” ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri stated. “We’re filing this lawsuit because the federal government cannot authorize discrimination against women in the name of religion or otherwise.”

 

Important for Economic Well-Being and Stability

 

The survey showed that 79% of female business owners concur that access to reproductive healthcare is important for women’s economic well-being and stability. Another 79% agree we need to ensure all women have access to affordable, reproductive healthcare as a basic economic issue for our families.

Fifty-six percent of women small business owners admit that their ability to access birth control and to decide if and when to have children allowed them to advance in their careers and start their own business, and 52% agree this access impacts their ability to grow their business.

 

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Sprint to Give Unlimited Customers Free Hulu Access, Analyst Says

Sprint is planning to give customers on its unlimited data plans free subscriptions to the Hulu streaming video service.

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“Sprint is planning to include TV shows from Hulu with its unlimited plans,” Wave7 said in a research report. “Dealers have been told that this is ‘coming soon.’ There will be one subscription per account and it will be described as a $ 7.99 value.”

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New Vernon Medical Center Improves Access to Care

Communities with the greatest medical needs often experience the fewest physicians and hospitals. With help in part from Kaiser Permanente, South Central Family Health Center took another major step to narrow that gap in one of California’s most medically underserved areas.

SCFHC, a federally qualified nonprofit health center, celebrated the grand opening of its Vernon Medical Center on August 17. About 120 people, including representatives from numerous elected officials’ offices, local and state health organizations, area businesses, and the community attended the reception. Located in the heart of South Los Angeles, the eye-catching, three-story, 8,000-square-foot structure houses the S. Mark Taper Women’s Health Center, and the Chronic Disease Management Center sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Kaiser Permanente awarded SCFHC a $ 500,000 grant for the construction of the Vernon Medical Center.

“This was an easy grant to say yes to because of all the wonderful work you do for the community and the high-quality care you provide,” Angela Coron, managing director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, told members of the SCFHC Board of Directors at the reception. “By investing in our community partners, together we are improving the health of our communities.”

“Everybody should have access to quality, affordable health care,” said Richard Veloz, chief executive officer, SCFHC, whose organization has provided South Los Angeles primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services since 1981. “The Vernon Medical Center is our response to our patients’ needs. SCFHC saw 20,000 patients in 2016, and we expect to expand access to an additional 4,000 new patients by 2022.”

Based on results from a local needs assessment, patients need more comprehensive ways to manage and control chronic diseases such as hypertension, asthma, and diabetes, and female patients want a one-stop center where their health care needs can be addressed across the life spectrum.

“This Center allows us to consolidate care in one place and maximize the services we provide,” said Tumani Leatherwood, MD, partner emeritus, Kaiser Permanente – Southern California Permanente Medical Group, who has served on the SCFHC Board of Directors for the past seven years.

Magdalena Lopez, 41, of Watts said she appreciates the expert, compassionate care she has received at SCFHC for the cancerous tumor under her arm.

“Having a Center like this is incredibly helpful, not just for me but also for those of us who are low income,” said Lopez.

Inspiring, black-and-white photos of real patients like Lopez grace the clinic’s hallways to emphasize the focus of the Center to everyone who enters: that the patients are at the heart of everything the Center does.

In addition to investing in expanding services, SCFHC impacts the community by creating good paying jobs. More than 40 local construction workers and contractors helped build the Vernon Medical Center, and more than 100 staff members come from the neighborhoods SCFHC serves.

Carmela Castellanos, president and chief executive officer, California Primary Care Association, who attended the reception, said the new Center fills a significant community need. “It’s amazing to see such a high-quality facility as this,” she said.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente Southern California, follow us on twitter @KPSCALNews or go to https://share.kaiserpermanente.org/region/southern-california/.

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. — The gold standard of poetry writing books, Writing Poems, 8/e is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help aspiring poets to create meaningful works.
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Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest
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Get Fit, Stay Well! Brief Edition Plus Masteringhealth With Etext — Access Card Package

Get Fit, Stay Well! Brief Edition Plus Masteringhealth With Etext — Access Card Package


For the Fitness & Wellness CourseMotivate Students to Get Fit and Stay Well For LifeGet Fit, Stay Well!gives you the targeted, personalized guidance you need to get started, keep motivated, and approach the next level in their own fitness & wellness.TheThird Editionprovides dynamic media, content that activates learning, and personalized approaches to fitness and wellness that you can apply to life. Maintaining the highly praised hallmarks of previous editions-integrated case studies, three-pronged labs, a fresh graphical approach, and extensive strength training and flexibility photos and videos-this edition further engages you by including vibrant GetFitGraphic infographics to inspire thinking and discussion. QR codes in the book allows you to easily access exercise videos and fitness programs right on their smartphones. Instructors can track and assess your progress with the easy-to-use MasteringHealth.Included with Get Fit, Stay Well!, MasteringHealth is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping you quickly master concepts. You''ll benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep you on track and prepared for lecture.TheBrief Editioncontains chapters 1-10 of the full edition ofGet Fit, Stay Well!, with a focus on fitness topics, nutrition, weight, stress, and preventing cardiovascular disease.Teaching and Learning ExperienceThis program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Get Fit, Stay Well! Third Edition will:Personalize Learning with MasteringHealth:MasteringHealth coaches you through the toughest fitness and wellness topics. Engaging tools help you visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of fitness to the fundamentals of behavior change.Engage Students with Dynamic Tools:Online resources and a mobile website for personal fitness and wellness programs guide you through every chapter and encourage healthy changes.Activate Learning with Real-world Fitness & Wellness Topics:A modern presentation of strength training as well as two new wellness programs brings fitness and wellness to life.Encourage Behavior Change:Labs, case studies, and new tips for making healthy changes helps you learn what they need to do to become fit and well for life.Keep Students Motivated:New GetFitGraphics and reflection questions in the labs keeps you on track. 0321944445 / 9780321944443 Get Fit, Stay Well! Brief Edition Plus MasteringHealth with eText — Access Card PackagePackage consists of: 032194917X / 9780321949172 Get Fit, Stay Well! Brief Edition0321957393 / 9780321957399 MasteringHealth with Pearson eText — ValuePack Access Card — for Get Fit, Stay Well!
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Writing Today, Books A La Carte Edition Plus Mywritinglab With Pearson Etext — Access Card Package

Writing Today, Books A La Carte Edition Plus Mywritinglab With Pearson Etext — Access Card Package


NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may notbe included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in English Composition. This package includes MyWritingLab™. Organized by genre — practical for college and career Accessible to students and flexible for instructors, Writing Today, Third Edition introduces students to the conventions of writing memoirs, profiles, literary analyses, arguments, research papers, and more. Each chapter features a step-by-step process for composing within a given genre, as well as exemplary student and professional readings to promote rhetorical knowledge and critical analysis. The 42 short chapters, the chunked writing style, and visual instruction work to ensure that students will transfer the skills and strategies practiced in your class to their other classes, their lives, and their careers. From its graphic “Quick Start Guides” to its “Write This” prompts, Writing Today challenges students to extend the boundaries of their writing abilities as they practice composing for the real world. Personalize Learning with MyWritingLab™MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results.(Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that(helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. 0134128885 / 9780134128887 Writing Today, Books a la Carte Edition Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Access Card 0321984595 / 9780321984593 Writing Today, Books a la Carte Edition
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Get Fit, Stay Well! Plus Masteringhealth With Etext — Access Card Package

Get Fit, Stay Well! Plus Masteringhealth With Etext — Access Card Package


ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson''s MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson''s MyLab & Mastering products. PackagesAccess codes for Pearson''s MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental booksIf you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codesAccess codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. –For the Fitness & Wellness CourseMotivate Students to Get Fit and Stay Well For LifeGet Fit, Stay Well!gives you the targeted, personalized guidance you need to get started, keep motivated, and approach the next level in their own fitness & wellness.TheThird Editionprovides dynamic media, content that activates learning, and personalized approaches to fitness and wellness that you can apply to life. Maintaining the highly praised hallmarks of previous editions—integrated case studies, three-pronged labs, a fresh graphical approach, and extensive strength training and flexibility photos and videos—this edition further engages you by including vibrant GetFitGraphic infographics to inspire thinking and discussion. QR codes in the book allows you to easily access exercise videos and fitness programs right on their smartphones. Instructors can track and assess your progress with the easy-to-use MasteringHealth.Included withGet Fit, Stay Well!,MasteringHealth is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping you quickly master concepts. You''ll benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep you on track and prepared for lecture.Teaching and Learning ExperienceThis program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Get Fit, Stay Well! Third Edition will:Personalize Learning with MasteringHealth:MasteringHealth coaches you through the toughest fitness and wellness topics. Engaging tools help you visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of fitness to the fundamentals of behavior change.Engage Students with Dynamic Tools:Online resources and a mobile website for personal fitness and wellness programs guide you through every chapter and encourage healthy changes.Activate Learning with Real-world Fitness & Wellness Topics:A modern presentation of strength training as well as two new wellness programs brings fitness and wellness to life.Encourage Behavior Change:Labs, case studies, and new tips for making healthy changes helps you learn what they need to do to become fit and well for life.Keep Students Motivated:New GetFitGraphics and reflection questions
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Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings, Concise Edition Plus Mywritinglab With Etext — Access Card Package

Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings, Concise Edition Plus Mywritinglab With Etext — Access Card Package


NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in Argument and Research.This package includes MyWritingLab™. The most thorough theoretical foundation available Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, Concise Edition, 7/e integrates four different approaches to argument: the enthymeme as a logical structure, the classical concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos, the Toulmin system, and stasis theory. Focusing on argument as dialogue in search of solutions instead of a pro-con debate with winners and losers, it is consistently praised for teaching the critical-thinking skills needed for writing arguments. Major assignment chapters each focus on one or two classical stases (e.g. definition, resemblance, causal, evaluation, and policy). Each concept is immediately reinforced with discussion prompts, and each chapter ends with multiple comprehensive writing assignments. Also available in a Comprehensive version ( 032190673X ) and a Brief version ( 0321964276 ). Personalize Learning with MyWritingLab™ MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. 013396986X / 9780133969863 Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings, Concise Edition Plus MyWritingLab – Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 MyWritingLab Glue In Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 MyWriting Lab Inside Star Sticker 0321964284 / 9780321964281 Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, Concise Edition, 10/e
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Writing Today Plus Mywritinglab With Pearson Etext — Access Card Package

Writing Today Plus Mywritinglab With Pearson Etext — Access Card Package


NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab& Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab &Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may notbe included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. Organized by genre–practical for college and career Accessible to students and flexible for instructors, Writing Today, Third Edition introduces students to the conventions of writing memoirs, profiles, literary analyses, arguments, research papers, and more. Each chapter features a step-by-step process for composing within a given genre, as well as exemplary student and professional readings to promote rhetorical knowledge and critical analysis. The 42 short chapters, the chunked writing style, and visual instruction work to ensure that students will transfer the skills and strategies practiced in your class to their other classes, their lives, and their careers. From its graphic “Quick Start Guides” to its “Write This” prompts, Writing Today challenges students to extend the boundaries of their writing abilities as they practice composing for the real world. 0133970396 / 9780133970395 Writing Today Plus MyWritingLab™ with Pearson eText – Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 – MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 – MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Inside Star Sticker032198465X / 9780321984654 – Johnson-Sheehan/Paine, Writing Today, 3/e
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Listen to This Student Access Kit Downloadable Music Set

Listen to This Student Access Kit Downloadable Music Set


New – This access card provides a pin code and instructions for downloading the music for this textbook to your computer and/or MP3 player. (Please note- due to permissions, some of the tracks may be unavailable in this download format.)

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U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
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SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News-
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Access Component fixture Model WH-601E2N-BL Access Lighting WH-601E2N-BL 60w Class 2 AC Electronic Transformer in Black finish. Contemporary from the Black & Gr

Access Component fixture Model WH-601E2N-BL Access Lighting WH-601E2N-BL 60w Class 2 AC Electronic Transformer in Black finish. Contemporary from the Black & Gr


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Access 2010: The Missing Manual

Access 2010: The Missing Manual


Unlock the secrets of this powerful database program and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step process, you’ll quickly learn how to build and maintain a complete Access database, using Access 2013’s new, simpler user interface and templates. You also get practices and tips from the pros for good database design—ideal whether you’re using Access for school, business, or at home. The important stuff you need to know: Build a database with ease. Store information to track numbers, products, documents, and more. Customize the interface. Build your own forms to make data entry a snap. Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of information. Put your data to use. Turn raw info into printed reports with attractive formatting. Share your data. Collaborate online with SharePoint and the Access web database. Dive into Access programming. Get tricks and techniques to automate common tasks. Create rich data connections. Build dynamic links with SQL Server, SharePoint, and other systems.

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Motorola Atrix 4G Entertainment Center / Webtop Access Kit

Motorola Atrix 4G Entertainment Center / Webtop Access Kit


The Motorola Atrix 4G Entertainment Center / Webtop Access Kit blurs the line between smartphone and computer. With a suite of smart accessories, and the unique webtop application, you now have the freedom to access and manage the internet, your files, photos, and emails on your phone just like you would on a computer. . Phone Compatibility: ATRIX 4G,

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Sociology Mysoclab Access Code: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Includes Pearson Etext

Sociology Mysoclab Access Code: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Includes Pearson Etext


This access code card gives you access to all of MySocLab’s tools and resources, including a complete eText of your book. You can also buy immediate access to MySocLab with Pearson eText online with a credit card at www.mysoclab.com. “A Down-to-Earth Approach”” “James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology with his acclaimed down-to-earth approach and personal writing style. “Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 12/e,” highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. Six central themes help students stimulate their sociological imagination: down-to-earth sociology, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives. MySocLab is an integral part of the Henslin program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students discover sociology in their lives. With MySocLab, students can watch videos on sociological core concepts, explore real-world sociology through the new Social Explorer, and develop critical thinking skills through writing. This title is available in a variety of formats and prices – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

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Access Component fixture Model LRT-60AC120/12-BL Access Lighting LRT-60AC120/12-BL 60w Class 2 AC Electronic Transformer Output 20W – 60W_12v AC Input 120v Plug

Access Component fixture Model LRT-60AC120/12-BL Access Lighting LRT-60AC120/12-BL 60w Class 2 AC Electronic Transformer Output 20W – 60W_12v AC Input 120v Plug


Access 60w Class 2 AC Electronic Transformer Output 20W – 60W_12v AC Input 120v Plug-In in Black finish
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Using Microsoft Access 2010

Using Microsoft Access 2010


Get comfortable with Access 2010. Don’t just read about it: see it, hear it, with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book you get online access anywhere with a web connection—no books to carry, updated content, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need…where you want, when you want!   Learn fast, learn easy, using web, video, and audio: Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see—including bonus advanced techniques Tell Me More audio delivers practical insights straight from the experts   Audio sidebars featuring Ross Pimentel   UNLOCK THE FREE WEB EDITION—To register your USING book, visit quepublishing.com/using.

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Integrating Microsoft Office Access 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (Digital Short Cut)

Integrating Microsoft Office Access 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (Digital Short Cut)


This is the eBook version of the printed book. Access 2007 is tightly integrated with SharePoint. This Short Cut provides readers with everything that they need to know about working with Access 2007 and SharePoint. Topics covered include why SharePoint is important to an Access 2007 developer, how to move your database to a SharePoint site, and how to open and work with SharePoint lists from within Access 2007. It also covers how to integrate with the SharePoint workflow, how to work with SharePoint services off-line, and how to map Access data to SharePoint data. All of these topics are necessary when integrating Access 2007 and SharePoint.   Alison Balter has been writing about Access since Access 95. She has written eight books, co-authored two books on Access, and has written one book on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express. Her books include Essential Access 95, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 95 Development, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 97 Development, Access 97 Unleashed, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2000 Development, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2002 Desktop Development, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development, Alison Balter’s Mastering Office Access 2003 Development, Access 2003 In-a-Snap, Access 2003 in 24 Hours, SQL Server Express in 24 Hours.   Alison has over 13 years of practical experience working with Access and Access applications. Her clients’ projects range from small end-user projects through enterprise-wide applications. Clients include Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Accenture, Prudential Insurance, and the International Cinematographer’s Guild.   Her Access skills are not limited to writing and programming. Alison has also been teaching Access and speaking at conferences for more than 12 years. Her training has included everything from end-user training to corporate training, in both the United States and Canada.   Table of Contents Section 1: What is SharePoint Server 2007 and Why

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PianoLab: An Introduction to Class Piano [With Free Web Access]

PianoLab: An Introduction to Class Piano [With Free Web Access]


Written specifically for students in a group or class setting, PIANOLAB is well-known for its engaging step-by-step approach to playing the piano, as well as, helping you understand how music works. PIANOLAB develops keyboard skills quickly with the help of a practice CD, available bundled with the text at no extra charge. This collection of over 70 pieces offers students the opportunity to hear some of the varied repertoire and gain a playing partner when the instructor or a fellow student is not available.

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Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3 Shoe – Women’s

Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3 Shoe – Women’s


Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3 Shoe – Women’s: Seasoned distance runner or just getting into the barefoot running scene, the Bare Access3 is a running shoe gives you a barefoot feel while offering more toe to heel cushioning for your run. The washable breathable mesh upper wraps your feet in comfort while keeping your feet cool and fresh. Reflective details on the shoes keep you seen on the streets at night.
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Development Through the Lifespan with Mydevelopmentlab Access Code

Development Through the Lifespan with Mydevelopmentlab Access Code


Laura Berk’s “Development Through the Lifespan” is relied upon in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, cutting-edge consideration of the interrelationships between heredity and environment, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship. This new edition continues to offer students research-based practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, has revised the text with new pedagogy, a heightened emphasis on the interplay between heredity and environment, and an enhanced focus on many social policy issues, while emphasizing the lifespan perspective throughout. The latest theories and findings in the field are made accessible to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk’s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text’s “characters.” Students are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of human development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domains-physical, cognitive, emotional, social-throughout the text narrative and in special features. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, health care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of both young and old. While carefully considering the complexities of human development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, cross-cultural, and multicultural examples. Str

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Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts

Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts


What it really means to “read closely.” What could Fern Arable, Jay Gatsby, and Winston Churchill possibly have in common? They all need masterful teachers to help students revel in their complexity. And Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher are just the two mentors to help you make that happen. Call it close reading, call it deep reading, call it analytic reading-call it what you like. The point is, it’s a level of understanding that students of any age can achieve with the right kind of instruction. In Rigorous Reading, Nancy and Doug articulate an instructional plan so clearly, and so squarely built on research, that teachers, schools, and districts need look no further. The 5 Access Points Toward Proficiency 1.Purpose & Modeling: Teachers think aloud to demonstrate critical thinking and how good readers always know why they are reading. 2.Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction: Teachers engage students in repeated readings and discussions, with text- dependent questions, prompts, and cues to help students delve into an author’s ideas. 3.Collaborative Conversations: Teachers orchestrate collaborative learning to get students in the habit of exercising their analytical thinking in the presence of their peers. 4.An Independent Reading Staircase: Teachers artfully steer students to more challenging books, with strategic bursts of instruction and peer conferences to foster metacognitive awareness. 5.Performance: Teachers offer feedback and assessments that help students demonstrate understanding of text in authentic ways and plan instruction based on student understanding. There’s more . . . Also included are illustrative classroom video clips available via QR codes along with an online Facilitator’s Guide with PowerPoints–making Rigorous Reading the only resource a teacher, school, or district needs to seriously stretch students’ capacity to read and comprehend text.

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American Consultants Rx Charity Donation To Access One,Inc . By Charles Myrick

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

The Magic of Music Low Intermediate Book with Online Access

The Magic of Music Low Intermediate Book with Online Access


Music has always been important to people – and some animals Explore the many ways music affects us, from whale songs to Yo-Yo Ma. Use your unique code to access the online reader, complete with videos and interactive exercises. Plus, download a free e-book version of the reader

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Music (with Coursemate Printed Access Card)

Music (with Coursemate Printed Access Card)


Created through the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, MUSIC, Second Edition delivers a visually appealing and succinct print component with tear-out review and prep cards for students and instructors. MUSIC also includes a consistent online offering with CourseMate, featuring an eBook and a set of interactive digital tools–all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. MUSIC introduces a broad range of styles and genres from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century, highlighting the connections and contrasts between them. The result is a well-rounded view of musical life in each era. MUSIC is designed to meet the needs of instructors who want to give their students an inexpensive and brief text with an appealing magazine style and short chapters that can easily be read in a sitting, as well as a strong technology component. The text is accompanied by an audio CD, music downloads, an interactive MindTap eBook, and a CourseMate website with streaming music, interactive listening guides, interactive demos, videos, quizzing, flashcards, and more. (Music downloads must be accessed with a Sony Music Download Cards, available separately.)

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Bounce! the Wonderful World of Rubber Upper Intermediate Book with Online Access

Bounce! the Wonderful World of Rubber Upper Intermediate Book with Online Access


It’s in our shoes, cars, bikes, golf balls, clothing, kitchens . . . what would we do without rubber? Learn about where rubber comes from, how we use it, and how we depend on it more and more. Use your unique code to access the online reader, complete with videos and interactive exercises. Plus, download a free e-book version of the reader

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Month of Gym Access & Personal Training Session – Month of Gym Access and One-Hour Personal Training Session

Month of Gym Access & Personal Training Session – Month of Gym Access and One-Hour Personal Training Session


As winner of South Jersey Magazine’s “Best of the Best” award in 2011 and 2012, Future Fitness Centers can certainly get your body ready for the beach: (0 value) for a one-hour personal training session and one month of unlimited gym access Certified personal trainers use a scientific approach to build a plan for you Locations in Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, West Berlin, Medford, Turnersville, and Mullica Hill Future Fitness Centers’s Website
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