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Know-how about Depression

You may know someone who is depressed and not know they're depressed. People expect someone who is depressed to cry a lot, stay in bed all day, mope, or sound like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. But depression isn't always this obvious.
Some people can totally fake it. They can smile and laugh; they can act like everyone else, even while they are in excruciating emotional pain. Occasionally people who can do this end up killing themselves, and no one can believe it.
The pain is also complicated by the fact that depression attacks a person's thoughts and feelings, rather than liver or lungs. Depression can cause a person to think she hates herself or is unhappy in her relationships.
It can cause someone to believe everyone would be better off without him, or even that others would be better off dead. It can cause people to feel sad, angry, guilty, numb, or rageful, even when none of this is how they feel when they aren't depressed

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Story: Boy, Girl and Doll





A Six year old boy was in the market with his 4 year old sister...Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.

He stopped and looked back.His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.

The boy went back to her and asked,"Do you want something?" The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her.The sister was very very happy...
The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy... Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper,

"What is the cost of this doll, Sir!"
The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love and affection,"

Well, What can you pay?"

The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy.The boy asked him worriedly,"Is it less?

" The shopkeeper said," No,No...

These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining." Saying so,he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining. The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister...

A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these. He asked his master," Sir!You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells???

"The shopkeeper said with a smile," Well, For us these are mere shells.

But for that boy, these shells are very precious. And at this age he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will. And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember Me and think that world is full of Good people.
He will develop positive thinking..Thats it..."


So always be positive and behave positive++++!

Safety... You will regret if you forget...!




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15 Ways to Recharge Your Energy Levels!


Do you get that feeling sometimes like you're so tired your head is just going to drop down at any moment? We've all been there, and it's hard to deal with this feeling, especially when doing something important like work or hanging out with family. That is why we've gathered these 15 ways to energize yourself you can do almost anywhere! We hope this will help charge your battery!


1. Eat a bananaBananas provide minerals, nutrients and stimulants such as potassium, which provides controlled energy, preferred to the type of energy obtained all at once from simple sugars.

2. Place head between your legsThis trick will get blood flowing to your head. Sit on a chair and put your head between your legs. Send your arms towards the floor and relax your body for 20 seconds. After the time has passed, rise slowly, vertebra by vertebra. This exercise will give you energy that gradually unfolds.

3. Drink Green TeaYes we've said it before, but the fact still remains that green tea has an abundance of phytochemicals called tannins. These help, among other things, to calm the nervous system and thus increase the feeling of well-being.

4. Pinch your cheeksOur grandparents probably had a good reason to pinch our cheek. This stimulates the blood flow to the face and makes you feel more alert.

5. Drink lots of water
All body systems require a large amount of water to function. In the absence of water in the body, proper functioning slows, blood flow becomes weaker and less oxygen reaches the brain. Drink a glass of water every two hours at least, when the goal is to drink 8-12 glasses of water a day.

6. Get some sunSmall doses of vitamin D can be a great incentive. Take a walk or sit a few minutes in the sun. Fresh air combined with natural light will make you feel more alert.

7. Move the bodyOnce you feel the fatigue taking over, get up and shake your body. Do some stretching, push-ups, a short trip or just a few jumps instead. Movement stimulates blood flow in the body and releases endorphins that make you feel alert.

8. Laugh out loudLaughter has been shown to destress us but also acts as a natural stimulant. A good belly laugh releases endorphins that neutralize the bad effects of the hormone cortisol (stress hormone), increase blood flow and oxygen and give you a sense of well being.

9. Take a deep breathTake a deep breath and slowly let it out through your nose, and again, fill your abdomen and exhale, emptying all the air from your lungs. Do it three times. Breathing will help your body relax and get rid of toxins, and the oxygen will stimulate you.

10. Put in a house plantStuffy offices have limited air movement which can increase fatigue and cause headaches and allergies. Insert household plants that can help filter out volatile chemical compounds and airborne pollutants, as well as stimulate air movement to better help you deal with the standing air, and make you feel less fatigued.

11. Smell a lemonCerta in smells like citrus, ginger and mint can produce a stimulating effects and increase alertness. Light a scented candle or sniff a lemon for stimulating energy and improved mood.

12. Surround yourself in red Studies show that the color red is associated with a sense of victory and confidence. Try to surround yourself in shades of red to elevate your mood.

13. Sit uprightit wouldn't hurt to stand up straight in the chair. An Upright posture not only helps blood and oxygen to move more freely, but also enhances the sense of security.

14. Wake up the brain When the brain feels drowsy, try to wake him by solving a crossword puzzle, reading aloud, talking to a friend, a quick recitation or singing.

15. Play with a petSpend time with your furry friend. It will make you feel happier and more energetic!


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3 Kinds of Minds - Which one is Yours?


There are 3 levels of mind's thinking, and facts to discuss:

Great minds
discuss ideas, literature, purely intellectual theories, social laws, education systems, and citizen's attitudes.
Average minds discuss events, Strikes, demonstrations, and if they had more time for discussion they should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
Small minds discuss trifle matters… Everything is open to discussion, People's talks, he/she said… And as a conclusion life is death. 

Warning Signs You’re in Bad Company



A big part of who you become in life has to do with who you choose to surround yourself with.  Sometimes luck controls who walks into your life, but you decide who you let stay, who you pursue, and who you let walk back out.
Ultimately, you should surround yourself with people who make you a better person and let go of those who don't.  Here are some warning signs you're in the presence of the latter:

They only make time for you when it's convenient for them.
Being in a relationship with someone who overlooks your worth isn't loyalty, it's stupidity.  Never beg someone for attention.  Know your self-worth, and move on if you must

They hold your past against you.
Holding on to the unchangeable past is a waste of energy and serves no purpose in creating a better day today.  If someone continuously judges you by your past and holds it against you, you might have to repair your future by leaving them behind.

You feel trapped.
If you want to be a part of someone's life, all the open doors and windows in the world won't make you leave.  If someone has closed them all in an effort to trap you into something you don't want to be a part of, it's time to find the strength to kick down the door.

They discredit your dreams and abilities.
People will throw all sorts of assumptions your way about what is possible and what is impossible.  Look beyond the presumptions and mental limitations of others, and connect with your own best vision of how YOUR life can be.  Life is an open-ended journey, and what you achieve comes from what you expect to achieve and what you work to achieve.

They have lied to you more than once.
When you keep someone in your life who is a chronic liar, and you keep giving them new chances to be trusted, you have a lot in common with this person – you're both lying and being unloving to you. Bottom line:  Those who avoid the truth and tell you only what you want to hear do so for their own benefit, not yours.  Don't put up with it.

Their negativity is rubbing off on you.
Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.  Doing so doesn't mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself.

They are excessively envious of what you have.
A little bit of envy is OK, but when someone is excessively envious of what you have, there's a good chance what they really want is to take it from you.


They motivate you to be judgmental or hateful.
Truth be told, no human being is superior.  No faith, race, size or shape is inferior.  All collective judgments about others are wrong.  Only judgmental hypocrites make them.People who motivate you to judge or hate others are as bad as bad company gets.  Avoid them at all costs.


They want you to be someone else.
Spend time with people who see you the way you are, and not as they wish to think you are.  Spend even more time with those who truly know about you, and who love and respect you anyway..If someone expects you to be someone you're not, take a step back.  It's wiser to lose relationships over being who you are, than to keep them intact by acting like someone you're not.



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Project Management: 6 Steps to Manage the Schedule




All projects need a schedule. If you have a small project perhaps the schedule is a simple checklist or Excel spreadsheet. As projects get larger they need more formal scheduling templates and tools.
The processes you use to manage a schedule will also vary depending on the size of the project. Large projects need a lot of schedule management rigor. Small projects can use a lighter process. The following steps can be used to manage a schedule on most projects.
  1. Review the schedule on a weekly basis.
  2. Identify activities that have been completed during the previous week and update the schedule to show they are finished.
  3. Determine whether there are activities that should be completed, but are not. Work with the individual that is assigned to the work see what is going on. Determine how much additional effort and duration are needed to complete the work and update the schedule accordingly.
  4. Evaluate the remaining work to see if the project will be completed within the original duration. You may find that even though some activities may be completing later than planned, other activities may be completing early and the overall schedule may still be okay.
  5. If your project is trending behind schedule, think of schedule management techniques you can apply to get back on schedule. Raise a schedule risk in your status report if the original deadline appears to be in jeopardy.
  6. Adjust the schedule so that it reflects the remaining work to be completed, and is as accurate as possible.
Since this is a process for a small project, it would be unusual to have major problems with the schedule. The consequences of problems on small projects are generally small as well.
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Health - ​ How to Tell If You Have a Magnesium Deficiency




Magnesium is one of those vital vitamins your body needs to work properly. Without it your body cannot effectively regulate cholesterol levels or break down fat. Magnesium also controls the production of antioxidants, proteins and enzymes. Magnesium is also responsible for creating and repairing DNA and RNA strains. Usually you get it from foods and beverages you consume, but increasingly people are suffering from deficiencies of it – four out of five Americans are said to have a deficiency. The good news is that your body lets you know when it's lacking in minerals. Here are the 8 outward warning signs that you might have a deficiency.

1. Easily injuredMagnesium plays a vital role in your muscle health and ensures that your bones and musculoskeletal system functions correctly. One consequence of a magnesium deficiency is that you develop osteoporosis. This means you will get injured fairly easily and your muscles will be much weaker, because magnesium builds blocks of muscles and produces proteins. This symptom is one of the more tell-tale ones in having a magnesium deficiency. It's recommended that you take calcium and magnesium supplements in this case.
 

2. Bad headachesThere are many causes behind the classic headaches but if you find yourself suffering from severe migraines or tension headaches, this could indicate a magnesium headache. You can try alter this by eating foods rich in magnesium or magnesium supplements to see if the headaches subside. If your headaches persist you should be in contact with your physician to investigate other possible causes.

3. InsomniaWhile the most common cause behind the tens of millions of insomnia cases is stress, it can also be caused by a magnesium deficiency. If you find yourself having difficulty falling asleep or your waking up during the night, it's best to have your magnesium levels checked out.
 

4. Muscle crampsMagnesium plays a key role in making sure your muscles are relaxed and support your body's general cellular function. Since you use your muscles daily it's important to provide them with the right minerals so that they function correctly. Both a lack of magnesium and potassium are well known causes of muscle cramps so it's recommended that you increase both of these minerals via supplements.
 

5. HypertensionThe leading cause behind hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is an intake in sodium. The second cause is a magnesium deficiency, and it is a notable symptom of this deficiency. It might be worth considering a magnesium supplement before resorting to strong prescription medication.
 

6. Anxiety and depressionA lack of magnesium might actually be bringing you down or giving you anxiety and panic attacks. Magnesium controls your mood and works to calm your body. The common modern day problems of anxiety and depression might be driven by low magnesium levels. It's worth trying ma
​​
gnesium supplements for a few days to see if there's a change in your mood before committing to antidepressants.

7. Muscle painLow levels of magnesium are known for causing muscle cramps it can also trigger more severe muscle pain, known as fibromyalgia. This painful symptom is a tell-tale sign of a magnesium deficiency. To test whether your fibromyalgia is magnesium related take supplement pills for a few days to see if the pain subsides.

8. Spikes in blood sugarMagnesium is also an important component in leveling out your blood sugar level and works to improve glucose absorption. If you notice that your blood sugar spikes or that you are feeling tired all the time, no matter how much you eat, you might be magnesium-deficient. Similarly you might be running low on magnesium if you are chronically fatigued and develop adrenal fatigue.

 




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The 2 Unchanged Things



There are two things in life that we can never change:

- the past and
- other people


This often brings us one frustration after the other, especially when we do not get the results that we want. Frustration is also a sign of failure, and every time that you fail in getting what you want from the other, your self-esteem and self-confidence are reduced.

Frustration is a form of anger. You allow the negative emotion to control you, and therefore you lose control. Most times situations will not be as you want them to be and neither will people behave as you want them to. Therefore, you can decide now if you want to continue allowing the other to dictate your reactions according to how they behave, which results in the loss of your rule, control and personal power, or you can decide that no matter how the other behaves, you rule over your responses; you decide what you want to think and feel.

When another tries to control you and then gets frustrated because you don't do what he or she wants or you aren't who he or she expects you to be, they get in a bad mood with you; they look at you with anger and what do you do? You then place an invisible barrier between you and him or her. In such a way that they cannot enter into your world and you do not leave yours either, they lose their influence over you. In the same way, when you try to control people you lose your influence over them and distance is generated.




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Empowering Through Prayer



​​


One of the best ways to assist your evolution into higher consciousness and
stabilize your sixth sense so that you become an evolved being is to pray.
Prayer immediately raises your personal vibration and ushers more light into
your body, opens your heart, which in turn activates your sixth sense

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and connects you with your Higher Self. Prayer isn't complicated or difficult. It is simply the practice of communicating on an intimate

heart-to-heart level with your Creator.



When you pray you ask your personal ego to step aside and you surrender
your personal energy over to a Higher Power

​ The God​
, asking it to work through you,to bring about balance and healing. Prayer allows Divine power to do for you what your own personal power and resources operating on a five sensory
level can't. Just in case you don't already know this, in blind study after blind study,
 research shows that prayer works, so
even science confirms that prayer is probably a good idea.

Prayer heals. Prayer calms. Prayer strengthens. Prayer balances and
restores order. Prayer attracts solutions that we could never imagine possible,
 which is what we call miracles

​!!!​


Prayer is such a personal and intimate connection with Divine Source
​ The God​
 that the right way to pray is in whatever way you personally intuitively feel
moved to pray. After all, prayer, like everything else soulful, is an art, and
 your prayer is your art.


The other day I went to my computer to log onto the Internet for something and
 much to my dismay there was something wrong with my computer and I couldn't
 establish the connection I had wanted to. I felt frustrated and really disappointed that I
was unable to gain access to this vast and free resource when I really needed it.

Praying is very similar to logging on to the Internet, only better. It is spiritually
logging on to Divine Wisdom, the ultimate resource for needed support and guidance.

Like everything else that connects us to our sixth sense, prayer is most effective when
 practiced. That means we should pray all the time, until it becomes automatic.


 Pray when you first wake up in the morning.
 Pray when you
​ plan to​
take a shower. Pray before your drink your morning coffee and when you drive to work.
 Pray for direction, for the easiest and best way to get through your day.
 Pray for inspiration, and for your health.
 Pray for success in your projects and for patience when those around you get on your nerves.
 Pray for forgiveness and an open heart.
 Pray for the answer to your problems and where to find your car keys.
 Pray for creative inspiration and for better health.
 Pray to release the past and to open your mind and heart to a better future.
 Pray for the willingness to let go of the old and outdated and reach out for something new.
 Pray for understanding.
 Pray for faith.
 Pray for peace.
 Pray for a happy heart in spite of everything. That's just for starters.
 Pray for your family, your job, and your co-workers.
 Pray for your enemies and your competition.
 And most of all, pray for the world and world peace.
 In fact, pray for everything you can think of.

When you pray you instantly raise your personal vibration to a higher and
more harmonious energy pattern. This higher vibration has a healing effect on
your physical and emotional body. It calms your anxiety, soothes your nerves, and
 eases your tension. It has helped relieve high blood pressure, lift depression, and cure
sickness, although the scientists aren't sure how.


Prayer is basic training for anyone who wants to become a six-sensory being.
It not only opens you up to receiving assistance from a higher power, it also relieves
 you of the stress of "figuring things out" for yourself. Prayer simply turns things
 over to Divine Source
​ The God,​
for solution and takes the pressure off of you. One of the hallmarks of a six sensory being is the absence of worry over how things will work out.
There are no instructions when it comes to prayer. Pray whenever you feel like it,
 about anything you feel like, and in whatever way you feel like.

Don't worry if you are doing it right. God knows better than you, what you mean and need.
 The point of prayer is not so much what you pray for, or how, because we are
 often confused when we pray, but that in praying we are allow for Divine Spirit to
 enter into our hearts and into our lives to straighten things out. The beauty of prayer is
 that with it God does straighten things out and always better than
we could have asked for or imagined.
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Health: Control Your Weight with these 20 Tips




In my younger years, I was obsessed with eating low-fat food and less carbohydrates. But over time, I've come to learn that there is more to weight loss than a low-fat diet. True, to lose weight you need to watch what you eat, but I have found that in adopting certain lifestyle changes and including more wholesome food into my diet, I have managed to maintain my weight. These 20 tips, backed by science, have worked exceptionally well for me.

1. Control your portions by eating from small plates

Research has shown that people eat less when served food on a small plate instead of a large one. Scientists believe that eating from a plate which looks full will trick the mind into believing that you are eating more. To control your portion further, scientists believe that eating from blue plates may cause you to eat less than plates of other colors - the reason why this works is unclear.
Use this Calorie Control Guide to help you decipher how much you should eat.

2. Make sure you're getting enough sleep

Being sleep-deprived can lower levels of leptin (an appetite-suppressing hormone) while increasing ghrelin (a hunger-stimulating hormone). Consequently, those who are sleep-deprived tend to be hungrier and crave junk foods like carbs, candy and salty foods. Furthermore, studies have shown that women who go to bed and wake up at the same time every day have lower levels of body fat.
Here's a little secret to a good night's sleep.

3. Reduce your stress and anxiety to keep your hormones balanced

When we feel stressed, our bodies release a hormone called cortisol. If elevated for too long, it leads to an increase in the amount of visceral fat around the tummy. Still, cortisol isn't the only hormone that messes with your weight. The thyroid and adrenals play a part too. If our hormones are out of sync, we can find it more difficult to lose weight.
If you've been feeling a little stressed lately, try these 8 pressure point techniques.

4. Trick your way into feeling full by smelling your food

Several studies have shown that smelling your food may be enough to trick your brain into feeling full. Satiating smells include extra virgin olive oil, garlic, apples, bananas, fennel and grapefruit.

5. Avoid buying fruits and vegetables that contain pesticidesA Canadian study conducted on mice found that chemicals in pesticides slow down metabolic function, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. A better alternative would be to buy organic food.

6. Allow yourself a cheat day each week
According to research conducted, a cheat meal once a week can rev up the metabolism by reviving levels of leptin, balancing thyroid hormones and reducing cravings. As much as possible, try to keep it healthy and choose high carb over high-fat meals for a high leptin effect.

7. Don't eat when you are distracted
A paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that multitasking while eating (whether you are watching television, driving or working) or eating in a hurry may cause you to eat more.

8. Include coconut oil in your dietAside from being delicious, coconut oil contributes a great deal to weight loss. You can add it to your baked goods, use it to fry, use it as a coffee creamer, or add it to your smoothies.
The health benefits of coconut oil are not only restricted to weight loss.

9. Control your satiety with apple cider vinegarApple cider vinegar is well known for balancing blood sugar levels and satiety. In one study, participants were given varying levels of apple cider vinegar with carbohydrates in the form of white bread. Blood test shows that the higher the levels of apple cider ingested, the lower the blood glucose and insulin levels of participants. Furthermore, those who consumed the most vinegar reported feeling fuller than the others.

10. Use mushroom in place of red meat where possible
Mushrooms are a great replacement for red meat when used in dishes like cottage pies, lasagnas and tacos. In one study, it was found that individuals who ate one cup of mushrooms each day instead of red meat lost an average of 7 pounds, had a smaller waist size, and also a lower BMI. It was also found that these individuals were better able to maintain their weight loss than individuals who ate meat.

11. Include avocados into your daily diet
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been shown to be a powerful reducer of belly fat. Studies conducted also found that individuals who ate fresh avocado with their lunch had 40% less desire to snack over the course of three hours and a 28% less desire over a period of five hours after a meal.
Besides its weight loss benefits, there are plenty of other reasons to include avocados in your diet.

12. Eating eggs for breakfast can help keep your weight down
Research has found that eating eggs for breakfast can limit calorie intake for the day by more than 400 calories. Ideally, opt for free-range eggs as they have a far greater nutritional value than battery eggs.
Here are 10 other reasons to introduce eggs into your diet.

13. Include spices in your diet to keep your weight down
Herbs and spices are packed with antioxidants and are beneficial to the body in many ways. Some of them can also promote weight loss. These include:

Garlic: Studies show that rats fed a diet high in fat, alongside a garlic supplement, were found to have reduced weight and fat levels. It was also found that their blood and liver were safeguarded from the effects of not eating well.

Cinnamon: Studies have found cinnamon to be a powerful appetite suppressant. In fact, studies show that adding a small amount to carbohydrates may keep you full for longer.

Cayenne Pepper: A substance in cayenne called capsaicin, has been found to suppress hunger and increase satiety. Cayenne pepper has also been found to have thermo-genetic properties which can lead to increased metabolism.

Mint: Some studies have found that just smelling mint can lead to eating significantly fewer calories.

Ginger: In one study, individuals who drank 2 grams of ginger powder in hot water were less hungry three hours later than participants who didn't drink it.


14. Drink more spinach smoothies
According to studies conducted on spinach smoothies, drinking a spinach shake in the morning can reduce the effects of feeling hungry throughout the day, promoting weight loss.
Stocking up on spinach smoothies will do more for your body than help you lose weight.  

15. Opt for dark chocolate
Just because you are trying to lose weight, doesn't mean that you don't deserve a treat every once in a while. But, if you feel the urge to indulge, go for some dark chocolate. One study found that individuals who ate dark chocolate instead of white experienced lower blood sugar levels - the key to losing and maintaining weight.

16. Opt for wholegrain carbohydrates as opposed to white
Stick to whole grain (brown) versions of bread, pasta and rice to help maintain your weight. A study conducted in 2008 found that participants who ate whole grain produce enjoyed greater reductions in weight, body mass and body fat, when compared to those who ate refined (white) carbohydrates. Whole grain foods are rich in fiber - an essential nutrient when trying to lose weight.

17. Blueberries are good for you
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are packed with goodness. A study conducted in 2011 found that mice who consumed a handful of blueberries had a 73% decrease in fat lipids. Other research also found that meals enriched in blueberries saw greater levels of abdominal fat loss in rats.

18. Eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning
Starting your day off with a bowl of oatmeal will help regulate your blood sugar levels throughout the day, boosting your metabolism after a night's rest. Be sure to stay away from instant oatmeal - one serving can contain up to 17g of sugar.

 19. If your cravings are getting the best of you, snack on pears and apples
Snack on fruits between meals. Pears and apples, in particular, contain a type of soluble fiber which reduces the amount of sugar and calories absorbed by the bloodstream after a meal, which in turn prevents fat storage and keeps you feeling full.
Snacking on apples between meals will also help fend off a number of diseases.

20. Coffee has a number of surprising benefits, including weight loss
Coffee is predominantly known to boost energy and brain function. It has also been found to lower the risk of diabetes and dementia. Studies have also discovered that coffee can increase your metabolism by up to 20% after drinking.


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