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James Fowler, Ph.D., is a professor of medical genetics and political science. National media have featured Fowler’s studies regarding social networks, real-world connections and behavior, placing him in the pop culture limelight.
Challenging Norms to Change Behavior Can people change their ways? Yes. But don’t bother preaching or outlawing. Neither will work for long. Gerald Mackie, Ph.D., says that when it comes to harmful social practices, you must empower a community to change its norms by integrating new policies into existing culture.
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Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary You Made Our Day Our Star Rapid Rewards Freedom Story 28 From the Editor 30 Feedback 32 Contributors 16 18 20 24 26
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Our People Take It to Heart! 42 consecutive years of profitability; we’ve never had layoffs or involuntary furloughs; and for the past 20 years, we’ve been a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world. I mention those accolades not to brag but to point out that our People made them happen. None of those accomplishments would be possible if we didn’t have the absolute best People in the business pouring their heart and soul into their jobs. Last year we undertook the daunting task of updating our brand by
introducing a bold, new look. You’ll notice a heart at its center—fitting for a Company whose core values have revolved around LUV for more than 43 years. Our People have a true passion for serving others, and we wanted to capture that spirit by placing our heart front and center for the world to see. The People-centric Culture at Southwest is one of our most valuable, cherished assets. We are a Family, and it is deeply important to us to take care of each other so that all 46,000-plus of our Employees can take great care of you! We consider our Customers guests in our home, and I sincerely hope you experience that sense of hospitality when you travel with us. Our collective heart still beats as strongly as it did when we first took to the skies so many years ago. And that is solely because of the warmth, the compassion, and, of course, the smiles of our People. The beautiful heart in our logo is a daily reminder of our commitment to remain grounded in our core values, even as we set our sights on the future. So thanks for being our guest today and for allowing us to share our heart and our “home” with you. And Happy Valentine’s Day from the LUV airline!
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¿Qué distingue a una aerolínea de otra? De hecho, ¿qué distingue a un negocio de otro? Lo más fácil es referirse a las diferencias en los productos, precios, políticas, procedimientos, estrategias o tácticas. Pero si seguimos profundizando hasta encontrar la diferencia más significativa, veremos que la clave está en su Gente. Herb Kelleher, Cofundador y Presidente Emérito del Consejo de Southwest Airlines, (y mi mentor personal), dijo una frase famosa: “El negocio de los negocios es la Gente”, y estoy cien por ciento de acuerdo con él. La trayectoria de Southwest es diferente a la de cualquier otra aerolínea.
Durante 42 años consecutivos nuestra compañía ha sido rentable, nunca hemos tenido suspensiones temporales o despidos involuntarios y hemos sido uno de los pilares en la lista de las empresas más admiradas del mundo, según la revista Fortune. No menciono estos logros para alardear, sino para resaltar que son obra de nuestra Gente. Ninguno de estos éxitos hubiera sido posible si no contáramos con la Gente más extraordinaria de toda la industria, que ponen cada día su corazón y su alma en el trabajo que hacen. El año pasado asumimos la ardua tarea de renovar nuestra marca con un look nuevo y atractivo. Habrán notado
el corazón que aparece en el centro, símbolo digno de una Compañía cuyos valores esenciales han girado en torno al amor, nuestro LUV, por más de 43 años. Nuestra Gente siente verdadera pasión por servir a los demás, y al poner el corazón al frente y en el centro, queremos transmitir ese espíritu, para que todo el mundo lo vea. Nuestra Cultura Corporativa, enfocada en la Gente, constituye uno de nuestros activos más valiosos y preciados. ¡Somos una Familia, y para nosotros es muy importante cuidarnos los unos a los otros, de modo que los más de 46,000 Empleados de la Compañía puedan atenderle lo mejor posible! Consideramos a nuestros Clientes como invitados a nuestra casa y espero sinceramente que puedan experimentar esa hospitalidad cuando viajen con nosotros. Nuestro corazón colectivo sigue latiendo tan fuerte como el primer día que remontamos el cielo, hace ya años. Y esto es posible gracias únicamente a la calidez, compasión y, desde luego, las sonrisas de nuestra Gente. El hermoso corazón de nuestro logo nos recuerda cada día el compromiso que tenemos de ser fieles a nuestros valores esenciales, incluso mientras ponemos nuestra mira en el futuro. Les doy las gracias por ser nuestros invitados hoy y por permitirnos compartir con ustedes nuestro corazón y nuestra “casa”. ¡La aerolínea del amor, LUV, les desea feliz Día de San Valentín!
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On my recent flight to Florida, I accidentally dropped a prayer card for my deceased husband. I received the card in the mail last week because your flight attendant Yola Rojna was kind enough to go out of her way when she found it in the cabin after the flight. All she could see on the prayer card was my husband’s name and the name of the funeral home—she had to look up where in the country the funeral home was and get the address. She then took the trouble to write a note to the funeral home, asking them to return the card to me if possible. As I said, I received the card, and would like you to let Yola know that her sweet and thoughtful effort was not only successful but also very much appreciated. She must be a great asset to your company. Please commend her actions on my behalf. —Kyle Schebler COMFORTING COMPANION
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If it’s broken, Maurice Alexander can fix it. As a Systemwide Senior Field Technician in St. Louis, Maurice spends his days keeping our airport terminals in full working order. Maurice’s journey with Southwest Airlines began in 1997 when, with a little nudge from his wife, Rosalind, he decided to give up being a selfemployed general contractor to apply for a job at the LUV airline. “It was the best move of my life,” he says. “I don’t just love a part of the job—I love the entire job, and I enjoy the Southwest spirit.” Maurice not only applies his handyman skills to the airport terminal he is responsible for maintaining but also volunteers alongside his Southwest Coworkers to rebuild homes in his community. He has been known to help a Coworker (or two) with their home improvement projects as well. But his generosity doesn’t stop there. For the past 12 years, on the second Saturday of every month, Maurice has fixed up old cars to donate to less-fortunate families in St. Louis through his church’s auto ministry. “It’s a delight to give back to my community and to see others giving back as well,” he says. “I have a purpose to serve, and I enjoy serving.” Maurice counts every day as a blessing since beating colon cancer in 1999. He remembers waking up from surgery and seeing several of his Southwest Coworkers in his hospital room. “It made me realize that the battle was not just mine,” Maurice says. “I had my own family, my church family, and my Southwest Family all pulling for me.” When he’s not focused on fixing things and helping others, Maurice enjoys swing dancing with his wife, roller-skating, and spending time with his four grown sons. “My boys thank Southwest for the freedom the Company has given them to explore the country,” he says. Thank you, Maurice, for putting others first with your Servant’s Heart. You are an inspiration to all and a shining star in the Southwest Family. —Cindy Villafranca PHOTOGRAPHY BY WESLEY LAW
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Dear Reader, “Opportunity is missed by most people,” Thomas Edison said, “because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” I don’t know a better description of Detroit. People can argue all they want about whether the city is making a comeback. Meanwhile, a few are leasing some of the cheapest urban office space in the country. Then there’s 26-year-old Andy Didorosi. He purchased a fleet of buses for two grand apiece and started his own transit company. Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, bought up nearly 3 million square feet of inexpensive real estate. Alicia George opened Motor City Java and Tea House, and a cluster of businesses joined her neighborhood. A group of smart people moved into a former automotive research lab, hired Swiss watchmakers to teach them how to make fine timepieces, and launched Shinola. The company manufactures the coolest watches made in America. Don’t call this a renaissance. Friends in Detroit tell me they’re sick of the word. 28 southwest february 2015
Besides, this is something else. Detroit may be the single best place in the country where a wild idea can have a chance. I can think of several crazy-successful startups, such as AutoBike, whose bicycles shift gears automatically; or Chalkfly, a website that sells school supplies and donates 5 percent of each purchase to teachers; or the Ocelot Print Shop, where artists and regular folks can do their own printing. Another bold idea: galvanizing the city with Shakespeare (see page 52). But that’s the thing about Detroit. Yeah, it has amazing shops and restaurants and a rebounding auto industry. It also has a great many empty buildings. Most of us would want to keep out. Only a few think how to fill them. Detroiters are right. This is no renaissance. It’s something dressed in overalls and looking like work.
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While reading “D.I.Why?” (December 2014), I couldn’t help but smile and chuckle at the author’s attempts to knit a scarf. His statement that his “mind settled into a relaxed, meditative state” and that the “meditation-like state triggered by repetitive processes may decrease depression and anxiety” was spot-on. While deployed to New Kabul Compound in Afghanistan last year, a small group of us gathered weekly to knit, and that became the one thing I looked forward to every week. The camaraderie that developed between us spanned ages, abilities, job functions, units, and genders. Thank you for highlighting why making things outweighs the price of anything you can purchase in a store. And thank you for your strong support of the military! We appreciate it!
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Thanks to artful interiors and a touch of grit, this 184-room jewel in Manhattan’s booming Lower East Side speaks to the neighborhood’s rich history, from its immigrant roots to punk rock’s heyday in the late ’70s. Then again, the hotel’s hip, contemporary design— including marble mosaic floors, a glass-and-steel entryway, and furnishings handpicked by hotelier Sean MacPherson—firmly anchors it among the upper echelons of 21st-century hotels. Below, we dissect its Skybox Loft. $195; ludlowhotel.com
DECOR → No detail was overlooked: Hardwood floors are topped with silk rugs, and Moroccan pendant lamps hang from the ceiling.
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MINIBAR → It’s stocked with locally sourced snacks, such as Sigmund’s Pretzels and sweets from Economy Candy.
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For this venture capitalist, every detail deserves A+ effort.
Even when I was a little kid doing homework, my father would ask, “Was that a world-class effort?” It’s been a guiding principle for me. In college, I had a job doing paperwork for the dean of engineering. After my first day, my dad called and asked, “Did you do a world-class job?” to which I replied, “It’s not that kind of work.” He said, “Just the same: Do a world-class job.” The next day, I stood in front of the copy machine, trying to figure out how to do a world-class job with something so simple, and then I just started doing it—making the fastest, clearest copies, printing labels, creating a new filing system. I’ve learned that it’s often little details that lead to big opportunities. It’s giving attention to even the tiniest aspects of your work that separates you from everyone else who can do a “good enough” job.
OUT TAKES VISIONARY FORMUL A Don’t shoot for today’s trends; shoot for what the world needs tomorrow, and then combine that thinking with a legendary work ethic.
BASIC INSTINCT The tech world moves so quickly; today’s research might be obsolete tomorrow. At Floodgate, many of our investment decisions come down to what does our gut say?
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you should question everything you’re asked to do and encourage and reward those you manage for doing the same. Routinely ask, “How can we do this task better? How can we document and refine this process? How can we rotate others through this department to give it a new set of eyes?” A strategic employee looks for every opportunity to innovate. She becomes known as an expert inside her organization, and she volunteers on every possible strategic project—even when it seems unrelated to her specific job. That head of shipping? He discovered how to speed up the assembly and delivery of orders by joining a customer-service task force that revealed customers were unhappy with the timeliness of orders. While your job description may be filled with tasks and projects, your primary mission is to help your organization achieve its vision. Imagine putting traditional hierarchy aside. Go to work on improving everything around you. Congratulations: You’re now thinking like the C suite. And by doing so, you increase your chances of occupying one someday.
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Sam White launched the unlikeliest of startups and transformed her hometown. Shakespeare in Detroit reveals that in desperate times some respond by dreaming dreams that are bigger and wilder than ever before.
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Art Imitating Life Photographer Chris Crisman captures the actors in the iconic Detroit locations every traveler should visit. previous spread
Ryan Ernst and Luna Alexander at American Coney Island
eneath the leaky roof of Detroit’s original Lincoln Motor Company factory, ice creeps along the cinder-block walls and trash spills across the cracked concrete floor. Once abandoned like much of this embattled city, the warehouse is now home to the nonprofit Recycle Here. Compactors loom like corpulent insects waiting to be fed soymilk cartons, phone books, and tin cans. ¶ Huddled on uprooted bus benches and swaddled in blankets and wool caps, hundreds of spectators crowd around a splintered stage built from shipping pallets. Their collective breath fogs the air. Onstage, bathed in the light of two blazing torches, Marc Antony chooses the intoxicating beauty of the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra over the fate of his own Roman empire. The setting for this performance of the Shakespearean tragedy Antony and Cleopatra is an apt symbol for a city that was itself, once upon a time, a dominant empire. The play was chosen to reflect the tension inherent in Detroit’s newfound resurgence, between those who are bound to the city’s past, as in Antony’s Rome, and those who are driving its innovative future, à la Cleopatra’s Egypt. Antony sports a disheveled leather jacket; the word “fear” adorns a patch on his shredded jeans. Cleopatra wears a headdress carved from an old soccer ball and carries an asp cut from a bicycle tire. The peculiar costumes are upcycled trash foraged from the factory. During the performance a woman wearing a kaleidoscopic dress and crimson lipstick stalks the edge of the crowd, pacing incessantly in her high heels. After the finale she takes the stage to thank the audience, composing herself to mask the panic that still seizes her any time she addresses a crowd. She introduces herself as Sam White, founder and executive director of Shakespeare in Detroit. In addition to her stage fright, there are other things she’s hiding from the assembly before her. Exhaustion, for one. The number of jobs she holds often exceeds the number of hours she sleeps at night. And after leaving a
Romeo and Juliet
When Greek immigrant Gust Keros began selling chilismothered hot dogs out of a cart in 1917, he simply wanted to earn a buck. But a century later it has spawned some 500 citywide duplicates, such as Lafayette Coney Island, its next-door rival opened by Gust’s brother in 1924. Yet American Coney Island remains the original and the only that’s still family-owned. As Juliet, Luna Alexander knows all about family rivalries, so she refuses to choose between the two. She always grabs one from each.
Morgan Breon as Ariel at the Belle Isle Conservatory
Belle Isle, a wooded, 982-acre state park on the Detroit River, is home to this 110-year-old botanical garden designed by noted architect Albert Kahn, who gleaned the dome inspiration from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Beaux-Arts marvel is maintained by 4,500 volunteers. That communal effort mirrors the essence of Shakespeare in Detroit, according to Morgan Breon, who relishes performing for “both the homeless and the polished Shakespeare scholar.”
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well-paying post at Ford to pursue this unlikely dream, she rests her head on a rotating cast of beds and couches offered by friends and family because the 33-year-old can no longer afford her own place. There’s the looming possibility of failure, for another. This ambitious project may yet collapse in spite of her ceaseless work and sacrifice. Starting a business is always a risky affair, but launching a Shakespeare company in a city with a crippled economy seems almost foolhardy. Revenues have been lower than expected. Two crowdfunding campaigns have failed. She’s done bake sales and sold off personal items that were hard to let go, which provided only temporary relief. If she can’t raise sufficient funds from private investors, the whole thing could collapse. Yet Sam is motivated by factors that make failure unfeasible. She grew up in a hardscrabble Detroit neighborhood, and the Bard changed her life against all odds. She’s determined he can do the same for others, and she’s already making a name for herself. Last year she was heralded one of Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40. She’s also drained her personal savings account, so there’s no room for error. She slows her breathing and tells the crowd a version of a mantra she repeats often: “You have to have a healthy, thriving creative community to have a successful city. As artists, we have the responsibility to bring people together.” But why bring them together amid piles of trash?
Hugh M. Duneghy II and Dennis Kleinsmith as Othello (left) and Iago (right) at Slows Bar BQ Sam picked Othello for her inaugural production because she saw parallels between the struggles of the play’s hero and the obstacles faced by then mayoral candidate Mike Duggan. Yet her work wouldn’t be possible without the help of people like Slows’ owner, Phil Cooley. When Phil returned home in 2005 after a stint in Europe as a fashion model, he built the city’s premier destination restaurant. He used the profits to invest in community initiatives like Ponyride, a business and arts incubator housed in a 30,000-square-foot factory where Shakespeare in Detroit rehearses three days a week.
am was 8 years old when Shakespeare came knocking. In her bedroom with the door closed, she pressed her ear against her portable, gray boom box while the hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa played low so her mother wouldn’t hear. Her mom caught the hushed beats warbling from Sam’s room anyway and climbed into the attic to unearth a dusty, oversize book. She tapped on Sam’s door and plopped The Complete Works of William Shakespeare into her arms. “If you like lyrics so much, read this,” she said. Sam despised it at first and considered slogging through the archaic language an unusual form of punishment. A little each day she was forced to grapple with material that vexes many high school students. Eventually, as a teenager, she began grasping the stories and even found some refuge during those angst-ridden years, particularly when she discovered Othello. “When I found out there was a lead character that had brown skin like me, I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “There was somebody I felt like I could relate to.” At the local public schools, including Mumford High, where two students were shot on the first day in 2010, she was given little exposure to the arts. Shakespeare wasn’t even part of the curriculum. But at home she immersed herself and filled dozens of journals with reflections and poetry. During family gatherings she staged plays with her cousins—always the director, always an entertainer.
For more photos from this story, view our slideshow at southwestmag.com.
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Zach Hendrickson as Octavius Caesar with the Detroit Bus Company When funding for public transportation was slashed, Detroit became more disconnected than ever. Andy Didorosi, 26, resolved to bring it back together. He bought a few Blue Bird school buses and hired a graffiti artist to paint them: A bus company that offers free rides to those in need was born. “In other cities you’re a passenger,” Andy says. “Here in Detroit you have a chance to make a real difference.” Zach Hendrickson agrees: “We’re creating something for our neighbors, for the place we call home.”
Midsummer Night’s Dream Laura Heikkinen as Hermia at The Heidelberg Project
Tyree Guyton transformed his street in one of the most depressed ZIP codes in the country into one of the world’s most inspiring art projects, all with the goal of jumpstarting economic growth. He began by painting bold polka dots on his grandfather’s house. His eclectic works now encompass two city blocks and attract 200,000 visitors each year. Shoes are hung throughout to symbolize Tyree’s aspiration to lift the souls (“soles”) of the community.
Years later, as she was planning her first show for Shakespeare in Detroit, she came to recognize in his work a reflection of her hometown. “If there’s any city in the world that can relate to Shakespeare, it’s Detroit,” she says, “because of what we’ve been through and what we’re going through. There’s comedy, tragedy, and pain.” While she was growing up, Sam’s father worked for General Motors and her mom stayed at home, both native Detroiters who saw The Motor City at its bustling height. (Detroit still boasts the country’s largest theater district outside of New York’s Broadway, a holdover from the golden automobile age and the postwar economic boom.) Sam was born in 1981, as manufacturers were fleeing and the city’s population was in freefall. Other Rust Belt cities have endured similar devastation while attempting to transform their economies in the wake of collapse, but no other metropolis has been on stage for all to see quite like Detroit. From a peak population of 1.8 million in 1950, the city is currently home to less than 700,000. In July 2013 Detroit became the largest municipality in history to file for bankruptcy. While the city has formally emerged from insolvency and its downtown is turning into one of the country’s hippest destinations, daunting obstacles remain to sustain this momentum over the long haul. After graduating from Detroit’s Wayne State University, Sam fled to Las Vegas in hopes of making it as a comedian. She slept in a hotel and tried to beg her way on stage, with little luck. After a year she was disillusioned and homesick, and when a friend invited her to the Utah Shakespeare Festival, she leapt at the chance. As her bus charted a course through the red-orange desert, she reconsidered the direction of her own life. She felt pulled back home, but what was there for her? Two days of performances inspired an unusual idea: If they can have a festival in the middle of the desert, we can have Shakespeare in Detroit. She returned home in 2008 but was too crippled by doubt to start her own company. Instead, she picked up odd jobs and eventually landed a position with Ford. But for four years she remained restless and unhappy. “Have you ever heard the phrase ‘It was written in the stars’?” she asked the audience at TEDx Detroit in September. “Instead of taking responsibility for our own futures, or our own behavior, and realizing just how powerful we all are, we often forfeit all of that power to some sort of predestined circumstance—or a star.” She told herself she wasn’t smart enough, didn’t have enough money, and wasn’t connected to the right people. “I’m from the west side of 7 Mile in Detroit—I can’t start a Shakespeare company!” she said. “And that’s just the way it is. I am who I am.” Shakespeare’s King Lear, the monarch who went mad, compelled her to contemplate what sanity really means. “Perhaps a little bit of insanity is needed to go after your dreams, because there is nothing simple and comfortable about it.” february 2015 southwest 61
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In 2012 she enrolled in The First Step, a course for aspiring entrepreneurs offered by the Detroit startup incubator TechTown. Of the 50 students who attended the class, only 10 graduated, one of them with an improbable business plan in a city ravaged by The Great Recession: Shakespeare in Detroit.
ho is it!” comes a coarse, threatening voice from inside the house. Sam, wearing jeans and a Ferrari hoodie, steels herself on the front porch and launches into her pitch: “Hello! My name is Sam White. I’m a Mumford graduate—Go Mustangs!—and I’m the founder of Shakespeare in Detroit. I just wanted to invite you and your family to a free performance of Romeo and Juliet at Mumford. Everyone is welcome, and we’re serving free dinner beforehand.” Next to her stands Emilio Rodriguez, the Mumford drama teacher whom Sam has tapped to direct Romeo and Juliet. He holds an umbrella in one hand and a plastic shopping bag stuffed with flyers in the other. In this neighborhood on the near west side, a short walk from 7 Mile Road, Mumford High School rises in the distance. A few houses are deserted, but all the lawns are manicured, vacant yards likely tended by neighbors. The man ambles to the door and eyes Sam through his steel-barred security door. “What do you want?” “I’m not trying to sell you anything,” she reassures him. “I just wanted to invite you to our Shakespeare performance at the school.” The school fits into Sam’s “site-specific” philosophy: They stage plays where people live, work, and play rather than in traditional theaters. For their inaugural performance in August 2013, 500 people turned out to see Othello in downtown’s Grand Circus Park. A Midsummer Night’s Dream played both at New Center Park and the historic Whitney restaurant. The Boll Family YMCA hosted The Tempest, and King Lear is set for this April at Marygrove College. In this way Sam aims to lure diverse crowds to nooks of the city they might not visit otherwise, a formidable task considering that Detroit is the most segregated
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metro area in the country. At the same time, she aspires to take Shakespeare where he’s largely unknown. In addition to being the founder and executive director, she’s also evangelist-in-chief. For each show, she spends countless hours campaigning to fill the seats by posting on social media, pleading for write-ups in the papers, pounding the pavement, and winning over one person at a time. Throughout this day, as Sam tramps across the neighborhood, she meets many Mumford alumni who, after some skepticism, warm to her crusade. From the porch, she offers the man a save-the-date card, and he unlocks the security door to accept. She thanks him and strides off, triumphant. That’s one. She’ll need a few more. Although more than 3,000 people attended Shakespeare in Detroit’s first full season, finances are a constant concern. Coming out of TechTown, Sam aspired to function like a tech startup. “In other words, not just creating art for art’s sake but creating something sustainable with a strategy and measurable data,” she says. But a for-profit Shakespeare company has proven untenable. She manages to pay the actors by way of ticket sales, and the other essentials of running a theater company are pieced together. For Antony and Cleopatra, the stage lighting, benches, and costumes were all donated, and Emilio’s drama students landed a grant to bring Romeo and Juliet to Mumford. She even has to persuade her partners to stick around. Emilio has committed to two years at Mumford through Teach for America and is set on migrating to New York or Chicago soon thereafter. There was no drama program at the high school before him, and there will likely be none if he leaves. After knocking on a few more doors, they venture out toward the nearby business district and duck into a religious bookstore, a gas station, a food pantry, and a barbershop, where they’re kicked out before having the chance to explain themselves. Still, they’re undaunted and march over to a Little League baseball game. They walk 6 miles in all, and Sam manages to create intimate connections even in awkward situations. “I was born an artist, but along the way I became kind of an activist and an advocate,” she says. “In some ways I’m a voice for people who haven’t been given a chance to
Detroit’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition opened in the city’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, in a 1900 brick warehouse that has at turns housed a donut factory and a taxi-cab repair station. The tasting room even has views of the old Michigan Central Station. And when it came time to christen their first batch of spirits, the guys at Two James conceived of 28 Island Vodka, a reference to the islands dotting the Detroit River that were once used as hiding places to smuggle moonshine into the Motor City. Chris Jakob also draws inspiration from the
burg: “Detroit to this day remains my muse, brimming with opportunities for creativity, art, even agriculture. It’s unlike any city I know of.” It’s also the perfect place to perform Shakespeare, he says, to “not only help people cope with their day-to-day stations in life but to dream of something bigger and rise above it.”
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do Shakespeare.” The production of Romeo and Juliet is her most personal undertaking thus far: To bring Shakespeare to her alma mater is to affect the lives of students whose struggles she knows all too well.
or now, the Western world’s most fabled warring families, the Capulets and the Montagues, are at peace. Juliet, Lady Capulet, Mercutio, and Montague are playing an impromptu version of Hacky Sack in the Ponyride ballet studio, swatting a ball of tape in the air while waiting for rehearsals to begin. Someone mentions the word “royal,” and in unison they belt out the hit song “Royals,” by Grammy Award–winning artist Lorde. Emilio pulls costumes and props from a black garbage bag and hands Romeo, played by the lanky, blonde Ryan Ernst, a low-cut, red shirt. “Would Romeo have chest hair?” Ryan asks, concluding before Emilio can answer: “He’d be a shaver.” Amongst the tape-swatting clutch of actors, Alexis Mabry stands out in a knee-length, cherry-colored dress, her simple but striking costume as Juliet. She first met Sam when the sleep-deprived director stopped in at the coffeehouse where she worked, and Sam encouraged her to audition for Antony and Cleopatra. She’s been cast in every performance since, and Sam has become an important mentor. “She has so much drive and is so good at what she does,” Alexis says. “If I can be involved with anything she does, I’ll follow her to the end.” Other young actors echo this sentiment. Phil Rice, who plays Tybalt, confesses he was planning to leave the state entirely after graduating from the University of Michigan, but Sam inspired him to reconsider. “She makes the text accessible to people who may not have seen it. The community can see themselves in the situations Shakespeare writes about, universal situations like love, poverty, jealousy.” Emilio herds his actors into a circle for a warm-up exercise. “Make a knuckle sandwich, and put it below your chin,” he says, and the studio’s frenetic energy becomes focused and calm. “When you inhale, bring your arms up. When you exhale, put them down.” Despite their intensive preparations, things don’t always go as planned. While the troupe performed in Grand Circus Park, Jimmy Buffet fans in Hawaiian shirts and leis stumbled through the audience as they arrived for a nearby concert. The stage’s underpowered sound system occasionally dissolved into static, and a few Buffet stragglers stopped to ring the giant stainless steel bell that serves as public art for the park. At one point, a familiar Sir Mix-A-Lot tune blared from an adjacent bar and muffled the vows of starstruck lovers. Dominique Lowell is accustomed to the highs and lows. In Romeo and Juliet she plays the Nurse, the lovesick girl’s doting caretaker. In real life, like other seasoned Detroiters, she’s less inclined to gush when discussing the city’s current transformation. “You have to
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understand, I’m kinda old now, at least relative to most of the people doing theater and art in Detroit,” says the 53-year-old. “I’ve heard this ‘Detroit Renaissance’ stuff a number of times before—once or twice a decade, I’d say. The problem with Detroit has always been that there was no center to it. The sprawl and the abandonment left too many holes where the wind blows through.” Dominique was 6 years old when the 1967 race riots plagued the city. She spent those five days worrying about her father, a reporter for The Detroit News who snuck into the demilitarized zone beneath the tarp of a National Guard jeep. She recalls a palpable change afterward, something the city is still recovering from. After college, she left for the East Coast before tacking westward and settling in San Francisco for a decade. Eventually, “like a salmon swimming upstream,” she returned home to raise her children. Despite her reservations, even Dominique sees new reasons for hope. “The cultural activity going down now
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ozens of clucking high school students funnel through metal detectors and into the Mumford High School atrium long after most students have gone for the day. Their excitement ricochets off the 40-foot glass ceiling as they migrate to the cafeteria, where rows of fried chicken are laid out on lunch tables. Among them is Symphony Shelton, a 15-year-old here with her mother, sisters, and a few friends. She writes poetry and aspires to be an actress—she confides that she often pretends to be on stage while in front of her mirror—but the closest thing she’s been afforded is a talent show. She’s just the kind of student Sam hopes to reach: It’s her first real theater experience. She’s unfamiliar with Romeo and Juliet, knowing only that it “involves love.” Inside the auditorium, the lights dim, and the hive of students goes quiet. The place is quiet and beautiful, dark and fully modern. It was rebuilt along with the rest of the school in 2012. The audio booth and stage lighting are state-of-the-art, yet this is its very first production. The actors circle together and beat their chests, chanting the play’s themes: hope, fate, blood, family, love. There is no scenery or props, but they keep the play visually interesting with body language. The raw acting cuts through the dense language, drawing the audience along on the journey. The fights play out like dances, and the famous balcony scene is accomplished with Juliet perched on the legs of two actors on bended knee. Alexis portrays Juliet as a smarmy high school student,
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eminently relatable to the students, and Ryan’s confused and uncertain Romeo captures the turmoil of adolescence. After their first kiss, a few girls awwww while a group of boys pshhhht, feigning disinterest. During scene changes the audience dances to the hiphop–inspired score. Through it all, Sam sits rapt in the front row. At the play’s climax, as Juliet wakes up to find Romeo lifeless at her side, gasps can be heard across the room. When she raises the dagger and joins him in death, several are brought to tears. One of the world’s most famous stories has a surprise ending to much of the audience. After the show, Symphony is ecstatic. “I liked the acting, especially the mom. She deserved the applause,” she says while relishing an ice cream sandwich. “And I want to get better at the language they speak.” As the audience trickles out, Sam scours the cafeteria, stuffing wrappers into a trash bag. After an emotional performance, she’s already back to reality. Tonight, she’ll once again sleep on a friend’s couch and wake a few hours later to begin anew. Yet there are markers of progress. The experience impacted Emilio so profoundly that he’s decided to remain in Detroit. And then there’s the audience’s response. Sam pauses to contemplate the gasps and tears and excited kids. “Now I feel like I’m doing something,” she says. “When the kids told me they enjoyed it…” She trails off, choking back tears, and then points at a group of students. “I was there, and they are me.” Suddenly, across the cafeteria, one student scampers up to Phil, who played Tybalt, and sheepishly blurts out, “You were my favorite character!” before running away. Sam just smiles. Drew Philp is a theater critic for the Detroit Metro Times.
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At a time when most of the country is fighting snowdrifts and frigid temps, the Valley of the Sun is beaming. The area’s temperate climate allows visitors to embrace its rich American Indian culture, vibrant arts scene, challenging golf courses, unique dining experiences, and, of course, its rugged natural landscape. Before you explore, tell us more about you.
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Nothing spells the start of spring like the crack of a wooden bat and the roar of cheering baseball fans eager for the start of a new season. Spring training in Arizona has been a tradition since 1947, and last year more than 1.6 million people attended Cactus League games. The draw? Fifteen MLB teams, short commutes between 10 intimate stadiums, and up to eight affordable games every day for a month. Arrive early to watch morning workouts or score an autograph from your favorite athlete. The 2015 season runs March 3–April 4. cactusleague.com
RnR Restaurant and Bar Sip on a wide selection of draft beers and specialty cocktails while catching the game on one of 30plus TVs. Karsen’s Grill Umpires and major-league scouts are known to gather at this community hangout that serves classic burgers and sandwiches. Don and Charlie’s Autographed jerseys, helmets, bats, and balls plaster the walls of this comfort-food joint known for its baby back ribs.
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RUST Y SPUR SALOON In the heart of Old Town, this authentic saloon features live country music every day and night. rusty spursaloon.com
DIERKS BENTLEY’S WHISKEY ROW A 24-foot TV and beer taps at each booth adorn this high-tech hangout. dierks whiskeyrow.com
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Olive & Ivy Sip on sangria from the shady confines of this Mediterraneaninspired spot overlooking the Arizona Canal. Sassi A romantic meal awaits at this Southern Italian restaurant with stunning views of Pinnacle Peak and the twinkling Scottsdale city lights. Gertrude’s Try not to let this Phoenix restaurant’s foie gras poutine distract you from the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding Desert Botanical Garden.
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HISTORY BUFFS What’s old is new again at these bars and restaurants
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour Flip through 24 pages of cocktails at this drink emporium, set in the historic building that once housed the Arizona Prohibition office. Postino WineCafé Each of the area’s four cafés are set in neatly restored buildings, including a 1950s-era post office. Taco Guild Occupying a former 19th-century church, this gastropub serves up sinfully good tacos and tequila.
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM The Beyond the Beat exhibit brings to life over 100 drums from 45 countries. mim.org
HALL OF FL AME FIRE MUSEUM Learn about the evolution of firefighting, beginning with a hand-drawn English fire engine from 1725. hallofflame.org
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A series of towering bronze warriors welcomes visitors to the esteemed Heard Musuem, devoted to American Indian arts and cultures. Inside, eye Navajo textiles, Zuni jewelry, Hopi katsina dolls, and more than 40,000 historic and contemporary pieces. For the ultimate cultural experience, plan your trip around two of the museum’s biggest events: the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest (February 7–8) and the 57th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market (March 7–8). heard.org
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Situated in a 1970s-era movie theater in Old Town Scottsdale, there’s nothing outdated about this museum of modern art, architecture, and design. An abstract geometric mural called “Shift,” by James Marshall, spans an outdoor courtyard and leads you inside the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where five ever-changing galleries are devoted to the thoughtprovoking art of our time. Marshall was commissioned by the museum and Scottsdale Public Art last May to transform the building’s exterior, lounge space, and retail store. smoca.org
Taliesin West Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning winter home, studio, and architecture school. Scottsdale ArtWalk On Thursday evenings, pop in and out of over 100 Old Town art galleries during the largest cultural stroll in the country. Cattle Track Art Compound Meet the architects, jewelers, blacksmiths, printmakers, and performers who live and work among their craft in this tucked-away community.
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THE HERMOSA INN Built in the ’30s by cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this gem houses one of the largest collections of his original work. hermosainn.com
HOTEL VALLEY HO This exquisitely restored hotel, built by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, offers architectural tours. hotelvalleyho.com
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THE SAGUARO This vibrant inn, located near Scottsdale’s Arts District, regularly features the works of local artists. thesaguaro.com
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The debate over the importance of a graduate degree is academic: According to 2014 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the greater your level of education, the lower your rate of unemployment. Factor in greater earning power and more upward mobility, and the argument for higher learning has never made more sense. february 2015 southwest 81
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‘We’ve worked very hard to make the program minimize the impact on students’ already busy lives, careers, and families.’ BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
The value of pursuing an MBA can’t be denied—it elevates your financial security, standing in the workplace, and position within the global economy. But when it comes to committing to a degree, the realities of life often get in the way. Since 1999, Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business has removed these obstacles through all-inclusive, reasonably priced programs that deliver concierge-level service and attention. With a track record of high value and ROI, the school’s Executive MBA and Physicians Executive MBA programs champion convenience and flexibility for students through a 21-month curriculum that blends five short oncampus, cohort-based residencies with distance learning and a 10-day international study experience. “We’ve worked very hard to make the program minimize the impact on students’ already busy lives, careers, and families,” says Stan Harris, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate programs. “Our lessons are very practical too—we try to make the learning as applicable as possible and something they can apply immediately in the real world.”
A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE
Finding the right balance is vital to creating and maintaining the momentum you’ll need to pursue an advanced degree and accelerate your career. The Toulouse Graduate School at the University of North Texas features three accelerated master’s degree programs, all of which are 100 percent online to maximize convenience and adaptability. With five varying start dates a year, the flexible eight-week courses allow you to proceed at your own pace by taking one or two courses at a time. UNT is the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region and is ranked 17th on U.S. News and World Report’s list of online MBA programs, placing a quality higher education fully within your grasp.
Many master’s programs now allow students to obtain degrees online or in person.
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Aimee Chabot hopes her studies will make an impact beyond the classroom.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
While a graduate degree is often measured in terms of earning potential and career advancement, the ability to utilize it for the greater good is important for many students. Aimee Chabot has plans to do just that. “A graduate degree allows you to go really in depth into your chosen field and get some valuable training,” she says. “My goals are to accomplish something meaningful—I want to make a real contribution.” Chabot, a U.S. Army veteran, utilized the GI Bill to pay for her undergraduate psychology degree from the University of California, San Diego. When it came time to decide where she would continue her graduate studies, she recognized that the quality of professors and researchers at UC San Diego—ranked sixth in the nation and second among all U.S. public institutions for total research output—truly fit her interests. Chabot received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue her education and is currently enrolled as a second-year Ph.D. student. The financial obstacles she navigated during her educational pursuits have shaped her research
Sikora, who have innovative ideas waiting to be developed into successful enterprises, the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego represents an entrepreneurially minded environment ideally suited to deliver marketplace innovation.
UC San Diego connects students to diverse faculty and alumni with the credentials to bring ideas to fruition. on how social connections can be important behavior motivators. “I’m especially interested in how people make financial decisions, as well as how those decisions affect their social relationships and vice versa,” she says. IN SUPPORT OF INNOVATION
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The school connects students to diverse faculty and alumni with the credentials to bring these ideas to fruition. Sikora, a scientist by training with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, joined the Rady School’s inaugural MBA class in 2004 with a U.S. patent for a drug target and a belief that UC San Diego’s strengths in science and
technology would help him move beyond the bench. “At the time I decided to go to the Rady School, I was somewhat frustrated that with all this research I was doing. I didn’t see any application for it,” he says. Putting his ideas into action, Sikora created his first company as part of the signature course series of Rady’s MBA program, called Lab to Market. Now the CEO of CardioCell, a rapidly growing San Diegobased biotech company, Sikora is quick to credit his master’s program for delivering invaluable training, resources, and connections. “I owe 90 percent of the success of my career to the Rady School,” he says. “You jump into a very vibrant environment. Immediately you get all the resources possible. It’s like getting a huge team of business and finance people working for you.”
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A full teaching license is now within reach for many, thanks to CCSD’s programs.
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A commitment to continuing education through an advanced degree creates an impactful career path for many people. But what about using your undergraduate degree to land a rewarding career in education? That’s the question Nevada’s Clark County School District, the fifthlargest school district in the country, is looking to address with one of its new programs. The district—which serves all of Clark County, including the city of Las Vegas—is targeting college graduates who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education but have always been passionate about teaching. CCSD’s unique Alternative Routes to Licensure programs are designed to allow candidates to become eligible for full-time employment as contracted teachers within five weeks. No upfront coursework or student teaching is required, simply a conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in an area other than education, along with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. While drawing a salary and receiving benefits, candidates have three years to satisfy remaining Nevada Department of Education requirements for full teacher licensure. Five individual ARL programs are offered in areas of teacher shortage: elementary, special education, math, science, and English. As candidates progress toward their licenses, they receive 120–150 hours of rigorous professional development, including 15 days in the classroom, weekly mentoring, and monthly seminars. Staci Vesneske, CCSD’s chief human resources officer, says the district’s self-run ARL programs are making an impact in the Las Vegas area after several prospective teachers pursued other professions during a down economy. “Young people quit going into education as a major,” she says. “They decided, ‘I’m
going to major in biology or math, something that guarantees me a job.’ Fast-forward four or five years, and they’re graduating and seeing that we’re hiring teachers again. Now they’re coming into our ARL programs.” With 357 schools housing more than 315,000 students, the district’s “Calling All Heroes” campaign is looking for 2,600 new teachers who can make a difference in students’
lives for the upcoming school year. “Teaching is a noble profession, and for people who really want to teach, this is a great opportunity for them without having to make a big investment in a master’s degree program or a lot of extra graduate work. Our kids just need incredible people who can teach them,” Vesneske says. “And it’s Vegas. So you’re going to have a fabulous time in the city when you’re not teaching.”
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A Season For Healthy Change BY BRIAN KEAGY
You can set your clock to it: Spring means welcoming change into our lives, whether itâ€™s vowing to get back into shape, improving our mental outlook, taking better care of our bodies, or simply getting outside and staying active. Refresh, renew, and recharge with our timely advice for a healthy approach. 88 southwest february 2015
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things every cancer patient must do.
Know what questions to ask.
Gaining knowledge starts with asking the right questions. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has compiled a list of 10 questions to help newly diagnosed patients understand the nature of their disease, and be more prepared, knowledgeable, and better able to understand the recommended approach to their treatment.
Tremendous advances have recently been made in the treatment of cancer. Breakthroughs unimaginable a generation ago are now saving lives as a matter of course. And the one consistent enabling truth in the fight against cancer throughout the years has always been this: Knowledge is power.
Get a second opinion.
A patient needs to be aware of all treatment options and to feel confident and informed about his or her treatment decision. Initial diagnoses are not always right. A second opinion is a chance to gain more knowledge and insight into the accuracy of the initial diagnosis and to better understand additional needs like nutritional planning, the management of side effects, and the power of family support during cancer treatment.
The complete set of questions and a richer discussion of the benefits of getting a second opinion may be found at: cancercenter.com/secondopinion
Stay strong for the fight.
If you’re a cancer patient, your body is not only fighting the disease, but coping with potentially difficult side effects. The stronger you remain during treatment, the more prepared you will be for the fight. The side Find the right doctors. effects of treatment can make eating difficult, Mind-Body Therapy Getting advice from top cancer doctors which affects the patient’s ability to fuel Pain Management about what to do when diagnosed, the healing process. A dietitian on the Spiritual Support especially with advanced-stage care team is therefore critical to monitor Meditation cancer, is a critical step in developing nutrition and prescribe a plan to build Chemotherapy the right treatment plan. Fully much-needed muscle mass. Cancer Nutritional Therapy one out of five patients who care that integrates traditional Radiation receive a cancer diagnosis treatments like chemotherapy, Therapy Acupuncture Surgery learn their disease is already radiation and surgery where in an advanced stage. Advice indicated, with additional Diagnostic Imaging Naturopathic from physicians experienced therapies that boost energy and Medicine Advanced in treating the specific type of strengthen the immune system, Genomic Pet Therapy Testing cancer is especially important helps patients tolerate treatment for these individuals. as they fight their disease.
CTCA® is a national network of five hospitals in the U.S. with expertise in treating patients who are fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer, although many patients with an early-stage diagnosis seek our expertise as well. We combine world-class treatment with an integrative approach to care to reduce side effects and maintain quality of life during cancer treatment. If you or someone you love has advanced-stage or complex cancer, call 855-587-5528 or go to cancercenter.com.
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A balanced diet is vital for a healthy heart.
BALANCING HEART HEALTH
By now, we’ve all heard the statistics. Each year, one out of every four deaths is caused by heart disease, making it the No. 1 killer of Americans. The good news, however, is that simple measures can have a major impact on heart health, according to Dr. Steven Hotze, founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center in Houston. Hotze recommends eating a balanced diet, not smoking, exercising, and taking vitamins that promote heart health—such as CoQ10, fish oil, magnesium, and vitamins C and E. Managing other conditions can also benefit your heart. Studies have shown that patients with optimal thyroid function actually have a decreased rate of death due to heart attacks. While a number of Americans attempt to lower their cholesterol with statin drugs, Hotze says many people are unaware of the impact that properly diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism can have in preventing heart disease.
Keeping your hormones in balance may be good for your heart as well. Keeping your hormones in balance may be good for your heart as well, as studies have indicated that hormonal decline can lead to heart disease. In men, testosterone can improve a weak, slow heartbeat and reduce the intensity, duration, and frequency of angina. For women, estrogen dilates the coronary arteries, increasing the blood supply to the heart, while progesterone is shown to protect the arteries against spasms. “The choice is yours on whether you want to prevent or treat heart disease,” Hotze says. “Take control of your heart—and your health—today.”
SURVIVING SEASONAL ALLERGIES Another winter has come and gone, and spring fever is in the air. Unfortunately, something else is in the air, and it’s primed to ruin your fun. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the main allergens that trigger seasonal allergies are grass, pollen, and mold. Mild winter temperatures and rainy springs create conditions ripe for early plant pollination and increased mold growth. When symptoms become severe, your allergist may recommend a number of prescription or over-the-counter medications. You should begin taking these in advance of symptoms if you have a prior history. Another option may be allergy shots, or immunotherapy, which expose you to allergens over time and increase your tolerance.
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Focus on strengthening your core this spring with activities like yoga or Pilates.
GRATITUDE FOR LIFE
If positivity is indeed contagious, a number of studies over the past 10 years indicate it may be worth catching. Research shows people who display positive emotions like gratitude and forgiveness boast stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and fewer symptoms of illness. Positive people also typically experience better sleep, an increased tolerance for aches and pains, and stronger relationships. “An attitude of gratitude improves our quality of life,” says Dr. David Wakefield, a psychologist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. “Gratitude is an antidote for negative emotions like depression, anxiety, and anger. Gratitude can help change our perspective in the midst of struggles.” Wakefield says that this positive outlook can be especially important if you’re battling cancer. He suggests making a concerted effort to
be grateful for the treatments you’re receiving, the people supporting and caring for you, and the team of doctors and clinicians who are treating your disease. GETTING TO THE CORE
Spring is the perfect time to focus on fitness. Dr. Stefan Prada, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Laser Spine Institute, recommends a commitment to strengthening your core this year. As the center of your body, your core helps support your spine. Strengthening your core, Prada says, will result in more power and fewer injuries and may help prevent chronic back pain. “Start by creating a routine. Pick an exercise regimen, like yoga or Pilates, that focuses on your core muscles, and find a partner to help keep you accountable,” Prada says. “You should see big results after a few short weeks and be on your way to a healthier core and back.”
‘Gratitude improves our quality of life. It’s an antidote for negative emotions like depression, anxiety, and anger.’
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Breaking up your exercise regimen into intervals can add some challenge to what might have become a mundane routine. INTENSITY OF EFFORT
If you’re ready to get back into shape but are simply bored with the same well-worn workout routine, it may be time to pick up the pace with interval training. The concept is simple: Alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity allows you to burn more calories while spending less time exercising. Gary Kehoe, founder and CEO of nutritional supplement pioneer DreamBrands, explains the benefits of adding interval training to your regimen: • You don’t have to learn any new exercises. It’s as easy as modifying what you’re currently doing by increasing intensity in short bursts and then returning to your normal pace. • Your aerobic capacity increases. As your cardiovascular fitness improves, you’ll be able to exercise longer and with more intensity. • Intense exercise by itself can cause muscle soreness due to lactic acid accumulation. Alternating bursts of intense exercise with easier intervals can reduce the buildup of waste products in your muscles. You’ll find that breaking up your exercise regimen into intervals can add some challenge to what might have become a mundane routine.
To help you reach your fitness goals, you should also consider implementing a high-quality dietary supplement full of vital nutrients that can boost your energy, support healthy hormone levels, reduce stress, and improve overall good health.
Committing to an exercise regimen with a reliable partner will help you stick to new workout routines.
FUTURE OF HEALING
As we age, our rigorous, active lifestyles often catch up with us. Complications from injury, overuse, and disease may lead to debilitating back and joint pain. For those seeking a viable alternative to surgery, the area of regenerative medicine can be a true game changer, allowing patients to continue their active lifestyles as their bodies heal from within.
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I was 42 and felt like I was trapped in the body of an 80-year-old woman! I was suffering with constant extreme fatigue, my joints ached all the time, I was 40 pounds overweight, and my desire for most anything was gone. After my hysterectomy, I began suffering with hot flashes and night sweats that were non-stop. I had been through MRIs, blood tests, upper and lower GI tests, and so many more I cannot even begin to list.
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Now I feel like a vibrant, joyful 45-year old woman with my whole life ahead of me. After completing Dr. Hotze’s yeast-free eating program, I lost 35 pounds and was able to get off all the medicine for the acid reflux! Now I am on bioidentical hormone therapy, natural thyroid and cortisol and no longer take ANY medicine for migraines and rarely get one!! I have energy, am well rested and look forward to each day that I am blessed with. Thanks to the doctors and staff at the Center, I have my life back!
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A pioneer in the field of orthopedic medicine, Dr. A.J. Farshchian, medical director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, offers a number of definitive treatment regimens. A physical therapy program called Collateral Arterial Flow Exchange utilizes the collateral arteries to direct blood circulation to damaged regions, naturally increasing their nutritional support. Farshchian also instructs his
patients to engage in Chi Ga, a form of Tai Chi designed specifically for arthritis, which incorporates Chi Kung and yoga movements. Its benefits include increased circulation to the joints and improved function for patients suffering from balance disorders. GOODNIGHT SUN
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activities during our waking hours impact our sleep cycle—smoking habits, alcohol intake, and dietary patterns can adversely affect your quality of rest. But did you know that spending time in the sun may act as a natural sleep aid? The Snoring Center, the world’s leading provider of office-based, minimally invasive treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, cites recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that explains the effect of nutrient intake on sleep quality and sleep symptoms. The studies found that low levels of vitamin D led to difficulties in staying asleep at night. Researchers at Louisiana State University also found that a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to insomnia and even sleep apnea. Exposure to sunlight—at least 10 to 15 minutes a day is recommended—is crucial for the production of vitamin D, which is found in very few foods. Have your vitamin D levels measured through a blood test to see if they are sufficient or if you should consider vitamin D supplements. If you have ongoing sleep issues, discuss them with your health care provider, or make plans to speak with a physician specializing in sleep disorders.
This is how it works: The physician introduces Cell Therapy into damaged, arthritic cells by means of a precise injection. This process is followed by several other modalities, including Collateral Artery Flow Exercises (C.A.F.E.), in order to accelerate the process. Depending on tissue damage, severity of the condition and the size of the joint that needs to be injected, people usually need a series of 1 to 6 treatments to improve. There is usually no downtime, and people can go back to their usual activities or work immediately. The treatments can help most musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, whiplash, sciatica, tendinitis, sprain, strains, torn ligaments and cartilage damage. Located in Miami, Florida, The Center for Regenerative Medicine includes a team of professionals that are dedicated to improve your quality of life, paving the way to enhance the science of non-surgical orthopedic medicine. World champions, sports legends, professional and amateur athletes, dancers, and people with just plain pain and arthritis go to The Center for Regenerative Medicine for nonsurgical orthopedic care. Using the facility to improve their condition, thousands of successful cases have been treated over the past nine years.
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Allergies frequently put a damper on our best intentions to get active during the springtime, but they’re not the only irritants that affect your eye health. Blepharitis is a low-grade inflammatory disease that can cause dry eye syndrome, contact lens intolerance, and inflamed, itchy, irritated eyelids. It’s a common condition caused by a bacterial biofilm, laden with exotoxins, accumulating along the lid margin and causing irritation. Progression to a chronic condition is typical. Dr. James Rynerson, a boardcertified ophthalmologist, invented
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BlephEx™, a breakthrough procedure in the treatment of blepharitis and dry eye. The handheld device spins a surgical-grade microsponge, soaked in a lid scrub solution, along the eyelid margin. This process
cleans the lids by removing the scurf, debris, crusting, and biofilm that accumulates over time, which relieves symptoms and allows people to eventually begin making their own tears. The treatments often save patients money on prescription drops, artificial tear solutions, and lens rewetting drops. TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
Reveling in the advent of pleasant weather is an annual rite of spring, but the damage that the sun’s rays can inflict on your skin is an unsavory byproduct. Fortunately, cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment options exist for everything from mere aesthetic concerns to skin cancer. At the Berman Skin Institute, patients are treated in a compassionate manner that lets them look as young as they feel. This dedication to patient welfare is bolstered by state-of-the-art medical technology and research that includes 60 on-site lasers, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, radiofrequency, and robotic-assisted surgical treatments that can turn back the aging process. Not limited simply to skin treat-
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How Can We Help? LEAVE IT TO ME Helen Lauvao, Customer Service Supervisor Business Select® fare: A1–A15 boarding, maximum Rapid Rewards® Points, Fly By® priority lane access (in select cities), and a free premium drink on day of travel. Cheers! EarlyBird Check-In®: We’ll automatically check you in, and you can get a better boarding spot. southwest.com/earlybird Click ‘N Save®: Great travel deals in one email to save you time and money. southwest.com/email
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The Card that Rewards You Being a Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmember comes with benefits.
HAVING A BALL
Rangers fans met Adrian Beltre at a Rapid Rewards Access Event.
With the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa credit card, Cardmembers earn points not only by flying on Southwest but also by simply making purchases with their card. Redeeming those points goes far beyond flights too, thanks to Rapid Rewards Access Events, a program where Cardmembers can cash in points for “bucket list” experiences or getaways with a special friend or family member. Rapid Rewards Access Events give Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmembers opportunities to participate in exclusive experiences ranging from Cirque du Soleil shows to Caribbean vacations. Cardmembers can use Rapid Rewards Points to bid on experiences through online auctions, or they can snag one of the “redeem now” packages (which often sell out in a matter of minutes) on southwest.com/morerewards. Cardmember experiences have included a VIP Ski Retreat at Montage Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah; golf getaways alongside pros at exclusive courses; an MLB Spring Training dream experience; and behind-the-scenes visits to the California wine country. The events maximize the value of our Rapid Rewards Visa Card from Chase—a two-time Freddie Award winner in the
Best Customer Service and Best Affinity Credit Card categories. “Once in a lifetime opportunity.” “I felt like a rock star.” “These experiences make me proud to be a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmember!” These are just some of the praises we’ve heard from those who’ve experienced Rapid Rewards Access Events. But why just take their word for it? If you’re not already a Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmember and would like to learn more about the card and how you can use your points for these events, visit southwest.com/partners. And if you’re already a loyal Cardmember, stay in the know about Rapid Rewards Access Events by subscribing to the Rapid Rewards Email Update at southwest.com/RREU. —Kim Anslinger For a list of 2015 Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmember Access Events visit southwest.com/rapidrewards accessevents. Events and availability are subject to change. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa credit cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Offer subject to change.
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Creating Smiles How one family benefited from Southwest’s Medical Transportation Grant Program
IN GOOD HANDS
Southwest helped Elijah get the treatment he needed.
In September 2013, my husband, Nate, and I got a call that changed our lives. Our adoption agency delivered the news that our future son, Elijah, was only three and a half weeks from his due date and that he had a cleft lip and palate. It was a short window of time to prepare to bring home a newborn, let alone research care options. While looking into treatments, I discovered nasoalveolar molding, or NAM, a specialized procedure that’s proven to have better outcomes for repair than typical procedures, resulting in fewer surgeries down the road. My heart sank, however, as I learned that no one in our home state of Indiana was trained to perform the procedure. I contacted New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive
Plastic Surgery, where NAM was developed. Even though it would require a considerable amount of travel, I thought it would be worth exploring the option. IRPS explained to me that Southwest Airlines has a Medical Transportation Grant Program that supports more than 90 nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations by providing them complimentary, roundtrip tickets, which can then be given to patients and caregivers. IRPS’s supporting foundation, myFace, offered us the chance to travel to New York City weekly from Indianapolis. We spent the next four and a half months flying back and forth on Southwest. Each time we walked into the clinic, we felt at home and knew our son was receiving worldclass treatment. Nate and I will never be able to express how truly thankful we are to IRPS, myFace, and Southwest. The work these three organizations do together is transformative, both literally and figuratively. We never could have received the amazing level of care at IRPS without the incredible generosity of Southwest and myFace. Elijah is too young to understand now, but I can’t wait to tell him this story one day. He won’t remember these trips, but he will know the impact they had on his life. —Rebecca Evans
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Please abide by public announcements from Flight Attendants concerning electronic devices. En todos los casos, por favor rígete por los anuncios públicos y las solicitudes de los Sobrecargos con respecto a todos los aparatos electrónicos.
Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión
Siempre puedes usar dispositivos Small portable electronic devices Inflight Entertainmentelectrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores and smartphones weighing less than electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE que pesen menos de 2 libras en mode at all times on domestic flights, modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésunless a Crew Member indicates ticos, excepto si un Miembro de la otherwise. A small PED may be Permitted Wifi Flight Service Tripulación indique lo contrario. held inInflight hand, Entertainment attached to a person, Inflight Entertainment Flight Service Puedes sujetar un PED pequeño or placed in clothing or a seatback en la mano, llevarlo encimo, enla pocket. Devices and accessories ropa o en un bolsillo en el respalmay not block access to the aisle. do delasiento. Los dispositivos y Large PEDs such as laptops weighing Permitted Always Permitted el Wifi must be stowed accesorios nopueden bloquear 2 pounds or more acceso en el pasillo.Smart Los PEDs granunder theWifiseat or in an overhead Movies Phones Permitted Always Permitted des como computadorasportátiles bin for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. On international flights, Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers all PEDs must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing at airports Tablets or Smartphones Tablets or E-readers Messaging Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers outside the U.S. and its territories. E-readers (in (in AIRPLANE Please use headphones for all audio AIRPLANE mode) mode) and video. Tabletas o lectoTeléfonos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids res electrónicos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) (en modo AVIÓN)Flight Inflight Entertainment Service
Tablets or E-readers
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
que pesen 2 libras o más deben de
Flight Service debajo del asiento o ser guardados
en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un Always Permitted Never Permitted estuche debajo del asiento. En los vuelos internacionales, todos los PEDs deben permanecer apagados mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje en aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y Never Permitted susPacemakers territorios. Por favor usa auricuTwo-Way Radios Never Permitted lares para cualquier sonido o video.
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Tablets or E-readers
Laptop Computers Laptop Computers
Permitted Inflight Entertainment Computadoras
Always Permitted Always Permitted
Smart Phones Always Permitted
Hearing Aids Radios Two-Way
DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Digital Cameras Cámaras Electronic Cigarettes and digitales Smoking Devices GPS Receivers Remote-Controlled Toys GPS
Permitted Flight Service portátiles
Hearing Aids Laptop Computers
Audio Players Aparatos de Two-Way Radios audio
Pacemakers Never Permitted
Never Permitted Flight Service Hand-Held Never Permitted
Electronic Remote-Controlled Toys Games Juegos electrónicos Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers portátiles Always Permitted
Satellite Radio Radio por satélite Electronic Cigarettes and
Smoking Devices Video Camcorders Videocámaras
Bluetooth Devices Remote-Controlled Toys Dispositivos Bluetooth
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Never Permitted Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices Permitted Always Permitted are also permitted. Dispositivos de Movies Messaging Flight Service estimulación eléctrica de los nervios Tablets or E-readers y otros implantaPacemakers Tablets or E-readers Messagingaparatos médicos Smart Phones Pacemakers Pacemakers Two-Way Radios dos también son permitidos. Marcapasos
Flight Service Movies
Tablets or E-readers Always Permitted
Always Permitted TV
Never Permitted Laptop Computers
Hearing Aids Radios Hearing Aids Two-Way Aparatos para sordos Two-Way Radios
Tablets or E-readers
Electric Shavers Rastrillo Pacemakers eléctrico Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Electronic Watches Relojes electrónicos
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión
Hearing Aids Never Permitted
Electronic Cigarettes and
NoiseCanceling Two-Way Radios Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Devices Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys TV or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Devices capable Tablets of Smoking transmitting Smoking Devices data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permiMessaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices tidos los dispositivos con capacidad TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone Smart Phones Pacemakers Two-Way Radios Two-Way Electronic Television or Remotepara transmitir datos, excepto que Radios (WalkieCigarettes and AM/FM Radio Controlled Toys Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Pacemakers Two-Way Radios se especifique lo contrario. Talkies) or Smoking Devices Receivers Juguetes de Scanners Radios Cigarrillos Televisión o Receivers control remoto or AM/FM Radio NFL Redzone Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled ToysTelevision TV emisores/ electrónicos y radios de AM/ TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys receptores dispositivos para FM Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone (walkie-talkies) fumar Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
NFL Redzone Remote-Controlled Toys
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to their Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus clientes con discapacidades que lo pidan. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal.
LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en southwest.com para reportar un Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers objeto perdido.
Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión
CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros asalten, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación.
PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (por ejemplo, “defensor de rodillas”, manta portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a cualquier parte de la aeronave.
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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PORTAL
Our online Inflight Entertainment Portal allows you to access free content, including games, a flight tracker, and all that southwest.com has to offer. Inflight entertainment options are all accessible from the homepage of the portal.
How to Access Every device is different, but here are the basic steps: 1. Once onboard a WiFi-enabled aircraft, turn on your approved electronic device, and set to airplane mode. WiFi is now available gate-to-gate in the U.S. 2. View available wireless networks, select “Southwest WiFi,” and connect. 3. Launch your Web browser to be directed to the Inflight Entertainment Portal Inflight Entertainment Flight Service (you might need to hit “refresh”), or navigate to southwestwifi.com. 4. A list of supported devices and operating systems is available on the Inflight Entertainment Portal FAQ or on southwest.com. Wifi
• Browse the Web, check e-mail, or update your status on social media. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, Inflight Entertainment Flight Service we limit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. Movies
Always Permitted Hearing Aids
Never Permitted Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Tablets or E-readers
Tablets or E-readers
Tablets or E-readers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
• Choose from a wide selection of popular titles, including recent releases, classics, and children’s films. • Movies can only be viewed while device is connected to Southwest WiFi. NFL Redzone
• Available all day per device. • Stay in contact with friends and family like you never left the ground. • Information about which apps are available can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.
Tablets or E-readers
Messaging Never Permitted
Inflight Entertainment Options Flight Service
• Enjoy unlimited access to our popular lineup of live channels and on-demand TV episodes for free. • Compatible device information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Electronic Cigarettes and NFL Redzone Smoking Devices
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
MORE INFORMATION • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. is currently not available for the entire flight. • Southwest takes great pride in giving you low fares and a comfortable flight, but we are unable to provide technical support. • Movies and select TV content require a download of the free Onboard Player app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. NFL Redzone
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.
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Customs & Immigration 1
FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009
19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316
Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name
First (Given) 2 Birth date
3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination
6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence 8 Countries visited on this
trip prior to U.S. arrival
10 The primary purpose of this trip is business: 11 I am (We are) bringing
(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture:
12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No No
(such as touching or handling)
13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments
over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:
(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)
14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise: (articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)
15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise
I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $
Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare. I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
for passengers coming from abroad
1 Name(s) Nationality
• Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.
Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx
U.S. Customs Declaration Form*
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”
Mexican Customs Declaration Form
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form.
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Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information. Last name(s)
PAYMENT OF DUTIES
Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country:
Welcome to Mexico
Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.
INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS
9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name
During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.
2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.
• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.
5 Passport issued by (country)
This Space For Offical Use Only
Date of birth
VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad
Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)
4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.
Ground Transport No.
Air Flight No.
5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?
No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars
If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx
Mexican Immigration Form
Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form. • Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered at time of checkin for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.
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Complimentary Beverages • • • • • • • • • • • •
Coca-Cola® Coke Zero™ Diet Coke® Sprite® Sprite Zero™ Dr Pepper® Diet Dr Pepper® Seagram’s® Ginger Ale Seagram’s® Tonic Water Seagram’s® Seltzer Water Tomato Juice Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix
• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • LIFT® Coffee* • Decaf Coffee* • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Creamer available
Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor.
We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.
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Rapid ® Rewards
The name says it all.
Rapid Rewards offers more ways to earn points to redeem for reward flights and no restrictions to get between you and your favorite destinations. Your points spend like cash, so lower fares require fewer points to fly. Plus, as a Member, you’ll enjoy these benefits: UNLIMITED REWARD SEATS • NO BLACKOUT DATES • POINTS THAT DON’T EXPIRE*
A-List tier benefits
A-List Preferred tier benefits
• Priority boarding • Fly By® Priority Check-in and Security Lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus
Receive all the benefits of A-List, plus: • Higher priority boarding • Free Inflight WiFi (on planes that have Inflight WiFi, of course) • 100% point-earning bonus
Make your points go further. You can earn rewards faster with the Rapid Rewards Points Center. Buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another—all from one location. Visit southwest.com/pointscenter to get started.
Earn even faster with the Rapid Rewards Credit Card. PREMIER CARD EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS: • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines purchases made directly with the airline. • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Rapid Rewards Points Center, Hotel and Rental Car Partner purchases. • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. • Earn 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember Anniversary. • Redeem points for International flights, cruises, hotel stays, rental cars, gift cards, and access to exclusive events. Visit southwest.com/applytoday to learn more. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Offer subject to change. See southwest. com/applytoday for pricing and rewards details.
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It’s free and easy to join Rapid Rewards! Sign up now at southwest.com/enroll.
Earn more points when you visit our Partners. Shop & Dine Earn 3 points per $1 spent. Join Rapid Rewards Dining for free today at rapidrewardsdining.com.
Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points per order of $29.99 or more. Visit 1800flowers.com/ rapidrewards.
Earn Rapid Rewards Points for shopping with many of your favorite online retailers! Visit rrshopping.southwest.com to learn more!
Hotels Receive up to 750 points per qualifying stay.*** Visit southwest.com/hotels to earn now.
Radisson Blu Radisson® Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM Park Inn by Radisson Park Plaza®
Park Hyatt® Andaz® Grand Hyatt® Hyatt Regency® Hyatt Place™ HYATT House™ Hyatt Zilara Hyatt Ziva
Ascend Hotel Collection Comfort Inn Comfort Suites Quality Sleep Inn Clarion Cambria Suites MainStay Suites Suburban Econo Lodge Rodeway Inn
JW Marriott® EDITION® Autograph Collection® Hotels Renaissance® Hotels Marriott® Hotels Courtyard by Marriott® Gaylord Hotels® Marriott Executive Apartments® SpringHill Suites by Marriott® Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott® Residence Inn by Marriott® TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Marriott Vacation Club® Moxy Hotels® AC Hotels by Marriott®
Bellagio® ARIA™ Vdara™ MGM Grand® The Signature at MGM Grand® Mandalay Bay® Delano Las Vegas The Mirage® Monte Carlo™ New York-New York® Luxor® Excalibur®
Aloft® Element® Four Points by Sheraton® Le Meridien® Luxury Collection® Sheraton® St. Regis® W Hotels® Westin®
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® Wyndham Grand Collection® Wyndham Garden® TRYP by Wyndham™ Wingate® by Wyndham Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham Ramada® Days Inn® Super 8® Baymont Inn & Suites® Microtel Inns & Suites® by Wyndham Howard Johnson® Travelodge® (U.S. Hotels only) Knights Inn®
Earn thousands of points for hotel stays booked through Rocketmiles. Visit rocketmiles.com/southwest.
Rental Cars Receive 600 points per qualifying rental. Visit southwest.com/car-rentals to earn now.
Home & Lifestyle Earn 12,500 points when you sign up for DISH®. Visit dish.com/southwest to learn more.
Earn points when you sign up for qualified electric service plans in participating states. * Visit southwest.com/energy.
Energy Plus services CT, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, and PA. Reliant and Everything Energy TX.
Ground Transportation Receive up to 300 points for qualified travel to and from participating airports.
Specialty Earn points for sharing your opinions with e-Rewards. Visit e-rewards.com/southwest to join now! Earn points for reading and responding to marketing messages. Visit e-miles.com/swapartner to get started! Earn up to 7 points per $1 spent on workplace solutions with Regus. Visit southwest.com/regus to learn more.
*Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. Benefits apply to points transactions. **For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit southwest.com/ flyby. ***Potential to earn additional points depending on applicable promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at southwest.com/rrterms. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.
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For departure times and gate numbers, check airport monitors or ask a Gate Agent. Atlanta (ATL)
Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal
Main Terminal, between Concourses A and B
Concourses A, B, and C
Concourses A and B
Concourses A and C
Concourses A, B, and C
Concourses A and C
From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C From other destinations: Concourse F
From Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E From other destinations: Concourse A, B, or C
International Arrivals Building
From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 From other destinations: Airside 2
For arrivals from Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E
For arrivals from Cancún: Main Terminal
For arrivals from Montego Bay: Airsides 1 and 4
Connecting to an International Flight • Go directly to the Southwest departure gate.
• Checked bags will be transferred automatically.
• You should not have to leave the secure part of the airport.
Connecting from an International Flight • Depending on point of departure, Customers may have to clear U.S. Immigration before collecting checked baggage from the baggage carousel. • You will then proceed through customs to clear checked and carryon baggage. • Customers traveling from some countries go through the customs process before returning to the United States.
• If you have checked baggage, proceed to the Southwest recheck desk or ticket counter to check your bags for the final portion of your trip. • Customers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight may carry liquids in carryon baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags.
• Proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, you must obtain one at the ticket counter or at kiosks near the Southwest recheck desk before proceeding to your gate.
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Hartsfieldâ€“Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) International Terminal Lower Level
Domestic North Terminal
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Terminal A Level 3
International Arrivals International Arrivals
Midway International Airport (MDW) Lower Level
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Main Terminal
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Legend Southwest Gates and Counters Security Baggage Claim Ticket Counter Concourse designation
Level 5 Level 6
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Where We Fly PACIFIC TIME
MOUNTAIN TIME SEATTLE/TACOMA
MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL
SALT LAKE CITY
SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE
DENVER KANSAS CITY
ST. LOUIS LOUISVILLE
LAS VEGAS WICHITA BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX)
OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX
MEMPHIS LITTLE ROCK
BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)
AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO
HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS
CANCÚN PUERTO VALLARTA*
We Get You There
MEXICO CITY BELIZE CITY*
You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario, Galveston via Houston, and more. While we fly nationwide, service between some cities/airports is not offered. Be sure to check our flight schedule. * Service to San José, Costa Rica, begins March 7, 2015. Service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, begins June 7, 2015. Start of service to Belize City, Belize, to be determined. (Subject to foreign government approval.)
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EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER GRAND RAPIDS
BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS
LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON (BWI) WASHINGTON, D.C. (DULLES) WASHINGTON, D.C. (REAGAN NATIONAL)
BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD
RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH
PANAMA CITY BEACH
Southwest proudly serves more than 90 destinations. Book your next trip on southwest.com.
TAMPA FT. MYERS/NAPLES
WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA) NASSAU
SAN JUAN PUNTA CANA
CANCÚN MONTEGO BAY
Mission San Xavier del Bac Tucson, Arizona The oldest intact European structure in Arizona BELIZE CITY*
Get the full story at: VisitArizona.com/SW or call 1.877.476.4150
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what’s one secret to a happy life?
Alfre Woodard plays the president of the United States on NBC’s State of Affairs.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY FABRIZIO MALTESE/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES
My parents grew up in families of landowners and sharecroppers. Life on the land can really be the luck of the draw: Some years your crop won’t do well, and some years your neighbor’s will bottom out. So you have to take care of each other—not with leftovers but with the same things your own family is privileged to enjoy. It’s not charity; it’s what makes you human. We are all here to take care of each other, to give and to receive. Recognizing that and putting it into action is definitely an important part of living a happy life.
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