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How Hobbies Can Help Improve Your Productivity And Efficiency?

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 Saara John (May 29, 2016)  Everybody needs to have hobbies in life as they build up our tastes and our interests in life. However it’s critical to have pass times that are viewed as profitable or productive. If you manage that you might be one of the most fortunate individuals who figure out how to transform their hobby into a second employment. Hobbies that are productive and more efficient make us more .. (Creativity)

Interior Designing – Career And Profession

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 Rahul Rai (July 10, 2015)  What does Interior Designers do? Interior Designers are highly creative professionals who possesses the ability to visualize a design conceptually before designing an area. He/she generally have great understanding of materials, furniture, colors, and lightning aspects, that helps create attractive interior spaces. There are Interior Designers who need to work along with architects .. (Creativity)

Tools Used For Building Castles and Other Buildings in the Middle Ages

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 John Jefferson (August 12, 2014)  Have you ever wondered how those magnificent medieval castles were built without the use of modern tools and equipment? Without the aid of electricity they used tools and equipment that required only human sweat and toil but were able to build amazing constructions that still stand today. Basically they fell into four general categories: architectural, woodworking, quarrying and .. (Creativity)

1950s Hairstyles - Hair Styles of 50's

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 Ishan Dutta (December 27, 2011)  The 1950s hairstyles are considered to become innovative and flamboyant in terms of style. It was an era when many hairstyles from basic to lovely were in fashion considering that people had enough time and money to feel and invest lavishly on their hairstyles. In truth some of these even continue to inspire today’s hair trends. Essentially it was an era when hairstyles were a .. (Creativity)

How To Become A Famous Graphic Designer

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 Kong Michelle (December 16, 2011)  From the Mainland advertising industry in the Gold Rush to Madison Avenue on the international advertising giant, seems to have called advertising, but they are far apart, too different, the former can only be called the advertising industry myself, and not with the president compared to advertising. Real advertising, first, depending on the advertising as a lifelong career; Secondly, .. (Creativity)

A Beginner's Guide to Be More Creative

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 Amy Twain (December 16, 2008)  We are all been given the ability to be creative in any which way we could be even if we realize it or not. There are five easy guides in how to get these imaginative ideas flow freely and effortlessly like the wind. 1. ) Get creative even in your intentions. Simply tell yourself, “Starting today and onwards, I am going to be more original and artistic in everything I do. " .. (Creativity)

Milking Your Creative Mind - The Most Creative Things to Do With Empty Milk Cans

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 Otto Kreistler (October 24, 2008)  Milk is one of the most important liquids for the human race. Not only is it probably an infant's biggest lifeline, it can also work for adults especially those who are conscious of their health like athletes and gym buffs. It is an exceptionally healthy drink that they use to strengthen their bodies, in particular their bones. But milk is notoriously easy to contaminate and spoils .. (Creativity)

Are You Letting Life Happen Or Are You Creating Your Life?

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 Kristina Von Rosenvinge (October 20, 2008)  Are you letting life happen? As we get older and get caught up in the expectations and demands of life it is easy to just let life happen. I have found, over the years, that the majority of people could use a recharge of who they are. I certainly have had to recharge my life many times. We need to recharge ourselves because the business of living has left most of us living by habit .. (Creativity)

Trying Too Hard For That Masterpiece?

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 Celeste Varley (October 14, 2008)  Have you tried and tried to make art that pulses with life, only to end up time and again with mediocre results? If you just can't seem to get beyond the ordinary, you may have all but given up on that elusive work that brings your special light into the world. You may have started with a visual image that you hoped would blossom into a meaningful work. Then you tried different .. (Creativity)

Choose Creativity - The Natural Way to Make Yourself Happy

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 Dan Goodwin (October 10, 2008)  How creative are you right now? On a scale of 1-10, where would you rate? 8? 6? 2? Now think about the question again, but consider the ways you're being creative. Are you creating what you want to be creating? Do you always create the projects you're drawn to? Does being creative, in the ways you're currently being creative, actually make you happy? Your levels of happiness and .. (Creativity)

5 Killer Creativity Tips to Make Yourself Happy

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 Dan Goodwin (October 10, 2008)  Being creative is closely connected with being happy. Think about the times when you've been most creative. The times when hours have passed in the blink of an eye, when you've been completely lost in your creativity, highly focused and flowing freely. Happy times, yes? So how can you reach this kind of creativity more often? Here are 5 killer tips to help you be more creative, and .. (Creativity)

Why It's Your Duty to Find How to Make Yourself Happy

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 Dan Goodwin (October 10, 2008)  Your own happiness is one of the most valuable gifts you can give the world. The problem is, most of us don't see that. Most of us put everyone else's needs and wants first, and feel like even the smallest creative things we do to make ourselves happy are thoughtless and selfish. So let's look at why this isn't true, and why in fact by finding how to make yourself happy brings greater . (Creativity)

Make Yourself Happy With These 7 Creativity Boosters

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 Dan Goodwin (October 10, 2008)  For creative people like us, a sure way to greater happiness is to allow ourselves to become as creative as we can be. But that's often easier said than done. Here are 7 practical and usable ways to increase your creativity and make yourself happy, starting today: 1. Create what you enjoy creating. Too many of us get caught up in creating only the projects we think we SHOULD be .. (Creativity)

Stop Tolerating, Start Creating - What Are You Tolerating That's Silently Destroying Your Creativity

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 Dan Goodwin (October 08, 2008)  One of the most incredible traits of human beings is being able to adapt when circumstances change. Now most of the time this is a wonderful capability. Other times though, it means we become so used to tolerating certain situations that on the surface it feels like we're ignoring them. Underneath though, they are damaging us daily, with a constant drip drip effect that drastically .. (Creativity)

The Universal Creative Power at Work

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 Sue Craig (October 04, 2008)  When you first start to learn about the Law of Attraction it pretty much sounds too good to be true. . . yes, it is said that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. . . but this is an exception to that rule. It is just the nature of the universe. . the way it always has been and the way it always will be. There's no changing that law. It works in mysterious ways but .. (Creativity)

How to Become Brilliant

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 Charles Nash (October 02, 2008)  I wanted to take the time to show you how to become brilliant. A lot of people are looking to increase their IQ. Obviously, most people assume that you pick up a book and start reading. If it was really that easy, than all of us would be certified geniuses. The fact is that there is a technique to the process. When I first got to university, I assumed I was a smart guy, but I learned .. (Creativity)

A 39 Step Crash Course on Creativity

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  1. Eliminate the following sentences from your vocabulary: *But I've never been creative! *I'm a left-brain person. . . *Creativity doesn't run in my family! *I work in a job that doesn't require creativity. . . Sure, they may be true. But they're blocking your creativity! One of the first steps to enhancing creativity is changing your attitude. Eliminating negative past programming. .. (Creativity)

Creativity is Magnetic

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  OK, so, maybe you're not an extrovert.   Maybe you're not the life of the party. And maybe you're not the type of person who can just talk to anybody. Does that mean you're headed up Approachability Creek without a paddle? Not at all!  Especially when you bring creativity to the table. Because creativity is magnetic. Let me say that again: CREATIVITY. IS. MAGNETIC. For example, .. (Creativity)

Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 1

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  You're a creative professional. You make a living off your ideas. Your ideas are your major source of income. So, naturally, you want to have as many ideas as possible, right? Absolutely.   The challenge, of course, is getting those ideas to come to you. Which sounds like a lot of work, but it's really not. Because all you have to do is open your ears.   AFTER ALL: Creativity the . (Creativity)

Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 2

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  In the first post of this series, we explored a list of things, forces, people and situations to “actively listen to" so you could grow your creative practice. Next, let's work counterintuitively. Here's a list of six things (NOT) to listen to for maximizing creative output: 1. Don't listen to that evil little devil of procrastination. Because resistance hath slain an endless .. (Creativity)

Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 3

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  Well? Are your creative ears big enough yet? If not, go back and read parts one and two of this series, in which we explored a list of things to listen to (and NOT to listen to) for maximum creative output. But for now, in this third and final post on creativity as active listening, I wanted to share a few observations from my own creative practice, along with a collection of probing .. (Creativity)

Creativity Secret - Credit Will Find You

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  DID YOU KNOW. . . That Einstein's Theory of Relativity sat in his mind (and his notebook) for ten years before it saw the light of day? DID YOU KNOW. . . That Marcian Hoff's Intel processor took about eighteen years to come to fruition? DID YOU KNOW. . . That Gordon Gould, the inventor of the laser, waited twenty-seven years before collecting ANY royalties on his patent? DID YOU KNOW. . . (Creativity)

Creativity Means Detach From Outcomes

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  When you're writing. . . When you're creating art. . . When you're brainstorming. . . REMEMBER THREE WORDS: detach from outcomes. For five reasons: 1. When you detach from outcomes, you relax more. 2. When you detach from outcomes, you lower your guard. 3. When you detach from outcomes, you lower other people's guards. 4. When you detach from outcomes, you produce better quality work. . (Creativity)

How Far Do Your Thoughts Travel?

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  Edward DeBono once said, “The measure of a great thinker is how far his thoughts travel. " I call this “Idea Reach. " And if you're a creative professional, thought leader or entrepreneur. . . KNOW THIS: the farther your ideas go, the more your business will grow. Now, if you want to figure out how far YOUR thoughts travel, the first thing you've got to do is take stock. .. (Creativity)

Eight Ideas That Changed the World

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  So I just came across a book from 1959 called Ideas That Became Big Business, by Clinton Woods. It was a buck. How could I not buy it? I finally finished it today. And it might be the most fascinating book on creativity I've ever read. Ever. Among Woods’ 100 examples, eight stories stood out in my mind. Each had several valuable lessons within. Let's take a look. . . The Soil . (Creativity)

7 Ways to Prime Your Brain to Receive Constant Creative Insight

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  OK, so, you want to be more creative. You want to become a Thought Leader. And you want to make REAL changes in the world. Right? Cool! You sound like my kinda guy. (Or gal. ) So, here's the plan. Because before you start changing the world, there's something you need to do first: Prime your brain. See, the word “prime" actually means just that: FIRST. As in, “The First . (Creativity)

How to Soften Your Eyes For Increased Creativity

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  Remember those Magic Eye posters from the 90's? They were totally cool. You'd stare into the image. You'd relax your eyes. And eventually, a “hidden picture" would appear! The scientific name for this kind of image is an autostereogram. They allow people to see 3D images by focusing on 2D patterns. According to the Magic Eye website: "Autostereograms produce an illusion of depth . (Creativity)

Study Ordinary Things Intently

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  Creativity begins with curiosity. About how things work. About how things could work BETTER. About why things are the way they are. About why people do things they way they do. But don't MY word for it. Let's hear what three of the world's most notable creativity gurus had to say about the value curiosity. . . 1. Leonardo Davinci. He called it curiosita, defined as, “An .. (Creativity)

Surrender Creative Control

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 Scott Ginsberg (September 27, 2008)  I hate to say it, but you're really no big deal. Sure, you're the one who PHYSICALLY writes, paints or creates stuff. But it's not all you. ARTISTS MUST RECOGNIZE: creativity is the product of a million unseen helping hands. Call it The Muse. Call it God. Call it Intuition. But whatever these Powers are, they're stronger and smarter than you. So you must respect them. Because they . (Creativity)

Creativity and the Fear of Repeating Yourself - Are You Really Stuck in the Rut You Think You Are?

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 Dan Goodwin (September 18, 2008)  Being original as an artist, and constantly evolving can feel like a major challenge. One of the most common fears connected with this is the fear of repeating yourself, reproducing the same artwork over and over again. Think of this as being productive, because you're continuing to make stuff, but not being very creative, because what you're making seems like the same stuff over and .. (Creativity)

Creative Ideas - The Secret of the Infinite Pyramid Source

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 Dan Goodwin (September 18, 2008)  If I were to ask you how many great creative ideas you've had in your life, what would you say? A handful? Dozens? Hundreds? Or barely any? When it comes to creative ideas, many of us have a very finite mentality. We believe that each of us are only allocated a certain amount of great ideas in our lifetime, and to hope for any more is greedy. What happens when you foster this attitude . (Creativity)

Creativity Killers - Are You Addicted to Toxic Thinking?

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 Dan Goodwin (September 18, 2008)  How healthy would you say your thinking in is the areas of creativity? How effectively do your patterns of thinking support you in being as creative as you can be? All of us have negative thoughts to different degrees. When negative thoughts are effecting how creative you allow yourself to be - and even worse, when they're limiting you without you really even realising - it time to ask . (Creativity)

How to Use the 3 Depths of Creativity to Keep Your Creativity Freely Flowing

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 Dan Goodwin (September 18, 2008)  When we create, there are many different depths to both what we're creating, how we're creating, and why we're creating. By using a combination of these, you can keep your creativity fresh and flowing. Depth 1: Fun and Frivolous. This is where you're creating with the main motivation to just enjoy the creative process. The creative projects here are small and fast, you create on a .. (Creativity)

Be More Creative - How to Embrace the Joy of Happy Accidents

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 Dan Goodwin (September 17, 2008)  Have you ever been creating along a careful plan of thinking with a certain creative project, taken an unexpected detour and immediately cursed it a mistake? Maybe you dipped your paintbrush in the wrong colour and ended up with fuchsia pink streaks amongst your rolling green hills? Maybe you were trying to stick down some transparent paper and the glue caused it to bubble and ripple? .. (Creativity)

The Psychology of Creativity

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 Saberi Roy (September 11, 2008)  On studying the creative process and the creative individual to understand creativity Creativity is the process of generating novel ideas and is the basic force for all inventions. The process of creation involves seeing new relations between concepts and things and determining unique solutions to problems. The creative process is about seeing new associations between objects and .. (Creativity)

Creative Thinking - Self Hypnosis to Think Creatively by Design

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 J Seymour (September 09, 2008)  Self-hypnosis can provide creative thinking help to help you design new approaches to various situations. Whether you are seeking support for creativity or thought, hypnosis is a wonderful guide to think about. Your mind is a vast resource and you can create great things through it. Mind and Creativity Your mind creates all the time. You are just not aware of it. Your conscious thought . (Creativity)

Letting Your Creative Ideas Grow Up Into What They Always Wanted to Be

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 Dan Goodwin (August 22, 2008)  When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Most of us go through different phases of Astronaut, Rock Star, Princess, Dancer, Scientist, Teacher, and hundreds of other professions. Of course we may not end up following any of them. But when we have those aspirations, they're important to us, they're what we feel is right, what excites us and motivates us. Imagine a . (Creativity)

5 Steps to Creating

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 Paul Mobley (August 20, 2008)  Creating is 90% perspiration and about 10% thinking. Everyone has the ability. And no you are not going to create a new planet, nor a new plant form. Farmers frequently are creating by making a tool they need, adding something to a piece of equipment, or finding a way to keep equipment operating. Cooks at home are almost constantly being creative, and often without thinking about it, .. (Creativity)

Creativity Secrets - Think "Play" Not "Product"

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 Dan Goodwin (August 20, 2008)  When you begin a new creative project, what do you focus on? You have your initial idea, you probably have a direction in mind, the first few steps you plan to take. But do you also have a vision in your mind of a perfect, gleaming end product? Whether you're creating a poem, pendant or painting, having an aim and direction in what you're going to create is of course useful. Your .. (Creativity)

How to Set Your Creativity Free to Dance!

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 Dan Goodwin (August 20, 2008)  Creating is about letting your imagination run free, following those ideas and bringing them into life through your artwork as best you can. But all too often we expect to have every detail of a new project thought out precisely before we even begin to get our teeth into creating. This instantly puts pressure and limitations on our creativity. It's the equivalent of tying someone's .. (Creativity)

Are You Held Captive by Others' Expectations?

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 Celeste Varley (August 20, 2008)  When I first moved in with my present husband Bill 35 years ago, I found a new job on a US military base. As graphic illustrator, I was to make signs for military exercises, and I was given a mechanical ‘lettera set’ for making them. Though it meant I could be with my new man, after the innovative freedom of teaching at an International School, I hated the prospect of not .. (Creativity)

4 Things That Hinder Your Creativity

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 Samuel Malama (August 19, 2008)  More often than once, I come across people that want to become guitar players and yet they posses four traits that a guitarist should never have. Believe you me, with these four traits; you will never become a guitarist no matter how much you try. Take lawyers for instance, what do you see them doing all the time? Talking right! Does that mean they have to be eloquent speakers or good .. (Creativity)

Creativity - Not Just an Outfit For Special Occasions

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 Dan Goodwin (August 19, 2008)  If you were to imagine your creativity as part of your wardrobe, what kind of outfit would it be? The clothing that you wear day in and day out that's comfortable, practical, and that you feel ready to take on life's daily tasks in? Or, like most of us, do you see your creativity as something more like that special outfit that only comes out for very special occasions like birthdays, .. (Creativity)

Five Steps to Unleash the Creative Child Within You

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 Steven Milbrandt (August 18, 2008)  Creativity is always individual. The original creative impulse, regardless of the work of the artistic person whether they are scientist or artist, always begins in the individual mind. Creativity is not just about exploring but is exploring within a context; it is stepping outside boundaries, but not too much. It is a tension between breaking boundaries and imposing new ones. .. (Creativity)

Realistic Lateral Thinking Problems

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 Steven Gillman (August 16, 2008)  Lateral thinking problems are often just simple puzzles that lead you to make certain assumptions. To solve them, then, you have to look at the assumptions you're making and try to get beyond them. Let's look at an example. A librarian used a book he had never read to destroy thousands of other books. How was this possible? This simple riddle or lateral thinking puzzle relies on the .. (Creativity)

Crazy Ideas Can Be Valuable

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 Steven Gillman (August 15, 2008)  Sometimes it is just fun to create and share crazy ideas. For example, I recently read about one man's idea to give away free gas. The catch was that there were remote-controlled paintball guns with cameras on them, connected to a web site on the internet. People would pay to fire paintballs at drivers as they filled their tanks. Apparently this gentleman even went as far as to ask city . (Creativity)

Career-Creative Harmony - Four Powerful Metaphors

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 Gopal Ramasammy-cook (August 12, 2008)  I'm sure you agree that career and creativity are two of the central defining aspects of our lives as vibrant, happy, prosperous human beings. When they exist in harmony, and in healthy a relationship to each other, they contribute to our sense of significance and the energized and inspired state we refer to as “zest for life". One of the things you're really going to love about .. (Creativity)

Can Creativity Be Managed?

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 Ken Long (August 10, 2008)  Most stories of business creativity feature businesses who are creative as their core competency. They are held up as examples fro all businesses to emulate. But, I think these examples is simply cherry-picking. This method doesn't represent the vast majority of businesses that need to know how to think about, encourage and manage creativity as part of their operation. These examples .. (Creativity)

7 Ways to Improve Creativity at Work

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 Ken Long (August 10, 2008)  Guidelines for stimulating creativity abound in both popular literature and emerging scientific research. here are 7 rules of thumb that seem to be applicable to a wide variety of business settings and across many cultures: 1. Have curiosity and interest in your surroundings: take time to notice what's going on around you. Schedule time if you are super busy, to make sure you get up and . (Creativity)

Creative Visualization Plus Quantum Physics - Powerful Meditations

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 Ellis Peterson (August 05, 2008)  Creative Visualization And Meditation For thousands of years the art of meditation and creative visualization has been practiced by countless millions. Every country has their own forms and styles of meditation practices. Recently in the Western World, with its technological advances (one of our greatest problems), hundreds of visualization techniques have been touted by the ever .. (Creativity)




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