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1. The Guided Tour

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p><strong>If you'd never seen all the videos and photos of the iPhone, and you found it lying on someone's desk, you might not guess that it's a phone (let alone an iPod/Web browser/alarm clock/stopwatch/voice recorder/musical instrument). You can't see any antenna, mouthpiece, or earpieceand, goodness knows, there are no number keys for dialing</strong>.</p><p><strong>It's all there, though, hidden inside this sleek black and silver slab</strong>.</p><p><strong>For the rest of this book, and for the rest of your life with the iPhone, you'll be expected to know what's meant by, for example, "the Home button" and "the Sleep/Wake switch." A guided tour, therefore, is in order. Keep hands and feet inside the tram at all times</strong>.</p><p>On the top right edge of the iPhone, you'll find a button shaped like a dash. It's silver metal on the iPhone 3G; it's black plastic on the original.</p><p>This, ladies and gents, is the Sleep switch. It has several functions:</p><p><strong>Sleep/Wake</strong>. Tapping it once puts the iPhone to sleepthat is, into Standby mode, ready for incoming calls but consuming very little power. Tapping it again turns on the screen, so it's ready for action.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363673-iphone-the-missing-manual-covers-the-iphone-3g">See more</a>

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7. The Full Personal Genetic Health Program: The Gene Makeover Completed

Slice ePub January 13, 2014
<p>The Full Personal Genetic Health Program: The Gene Makeover Completed</p><p><em>Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world</em>.</p><p>—A<small>RTHUR</small> S<small>CHOPENHAUER</small></p><p>Let’s summarize the key concepts we have covered so far in this book. To begin, various scientists, including geneticists and anti-aging physicians, have proven they can slow aging and improve the period of optimal health in mammals. Recent studies of chimps, for example, reveal they are 99.9 percent genetically identical to humans. Startling new research in both humans and chimps shows that calorie restriction changes how genes respond and creates a positive environment for aging. We also discussed how the environment, both internal and external, is the essential factor in controlling your genes and your DNA.</p><p>We now can measure the group of genes involved in human calorie restriction to determine how efficiently your personal genes are functioning. What we measure is your potential gene activity, which regulates the key cellular health processes of methylation, inflammation, glycation, oxidation, and DNA repair. Once we know what your gene efficiency is—you should know that no one’s is 100 percent—we can recommend specific nutraceutical supplements that will interact with your genes and their related cellular pathways to promote more positive aging and mimic the effect of calorie restriction at the cellular level. In this way, we can nutritionally compensate for the inefficiencies you inherited with your genes. This process is based on the new science of epigenetics, which you can take advantage of by following the PGH Gene Makeover Program.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/613994-the-gene-makeover">See more</a>

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14 - A Participant Observation with a Boy Suffering from a Chronic Illness

Slice ePub May 22, 2014
<p> <i>Anne-Marie Fayolle</i> </p><p>Tom was born on 29 March 2005; he is now 4½ years old. He is the third child in the family. His older sister is 11, and his brother is 8. His father is a technician, and his mother is a secretary. The family get on well together. The extended family lives in a neighbouring <i>département</i>.</p><p>Two days after Tom's birth he was diagnosed with a mega-colon. Tom had not evacuated the meconium, and he was regurgitating his feed. After X-rays he was transferred to the University Hospital with his mother. He was suffering from Hirschsprung's disease. He was operated on when he was 4 days old. He could not feed, because he lacked the cells that normally line the walls of the intestines, so he was fed through a parenteral line.</p><p>He stayed in the regional university hospital from April to September—that is, until he was 6 months old. During this time his mother went to see him every weekday. His father went on Saturday and Sunday with his sister and brother and members of the extended family.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/580972-young-child-observation-a-development-in-the-theory-and-method-of-infant-observation">See more</a>

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Southeastern Europe Map

Slice ePub June 11, 2014

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Chapter 2: The Limits of Stakeholder Theory

Slice ePub May 15, 2014
<p> <b>T</b>he term <i>stakeholder</i> is a powerful one due, to a significant degree, to its conceptual breadth. Because the term means many different things to many different people, it evokes praise or scorn from scholars and practitioners of myriad academic disciplines and backgrounds. Such breadth of interpretation, though one of stakeholder theory’s greatest strengths, is also one of its most prominent theoretical liabilities as a topic of reasoned discourse. Much of the power of stakeholder theory is a direct result of the fact that, when used unreflectively, its managerial prescriptions and implications are nearly limitless. When discussed in its “instrumental” variation (i.e., that managers should attend to stakeholders as a means to achieving other organizational goals such as profit or shareholder wealth maximization), stakeholder theory stands virtually unopposed.<sup>3</sup> </p><p> This interpretive breadth has also provided a rich source of fodder for those critics of the theory who remain. The same wide-pattern sieve that has allowed business ethicists and social issues in management scholars to find whatever they were originally seeking from the theory has also admitted of criticisms that either do not or need not apply to stakeholder theory. This has created a situation in which it has been occasionally difficult to figure out who among those writing about the stakeholders are critics and who are advocates. Prominent theorists have criticized stakeholder theory only to later—in the same work—return to advocate some instrumental version of it.<sup>4</sup>14 </p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/246543-stakeholder-theory-and-organizational-ethics">See more</a>

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