Tips On Selling Snacks

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A lot of stores sell snacks, and if this is something you are considering, you need to make sure you go about the process correctly. There are lots of things you can do to make your store stand out from the crowd and make a profit through selling snacks. With that in mind, continue reading to discover some of the areas of consideration and some key pieces of advice.

Change your displays on a regular basis – One of the most important things you need to do is keep your displays interesting. By changing your displays on a regular basis, you can make your snack selection seem more exciting, even if you are essentially selling the same snacks. This is a great way to encourage purchases and to boost your profits in the process. 

Store your snacks properly – You need to make sure that your snacks are stored correctly. The type of storage solution you need depends on the snacks you’re selling. Walk-in coolers can be great for stores whereby you need to keep snacks cold. The best thing to do is consult with an expert and they will be able to give their opinion on what sort of refrigeration product is going to be sufficient for you. 

Offer samples – If you believe in the amazing taste and texture of your food – which I am sure you do – offer samples! There is no better way to encourage people to purchase the snacks that you sell than by showing them just how incredible they are. Once someone tastes a sample, they are not going to be able to refuse purchasing some for themselves, right?

Track the impact of your efforts – When selling any sort of product, it is always important to track the impact of your efforts. From the different displays you use to the various products you offer as samples, it is important to determine how effective your approaches are so you can figure out what works and what doesn’t. After all, you are never going to be able to move your business forward if you do not get a handle on how it is performing right now, right?

Highlight healthy eating – Last but not least, if you have healthy snacks available, this is something that you should definitely highlight. As a nation, we have become more concerned with healthy eating, and a lot of people are more cautious about what they eat. However, the trouble for a lot of people is they feel like stores rarely have any healthy snacks. This is, therefore, a good target market to try and aim for. 

So there you have it: some of the different factors that you should keep in mind when selling snacks at your business. We hope that this information has proven useful for you and that it can help you to boost your profits at your business. No matter the approaches you use, make sure you measure the effectiveness of them so that you can continue to perfect your strategy.

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5 Biohacking Supplements You Need to Incorporate

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What is biohacking, you might ask? Well, it’s a DIY way to make changes in your lifestyle for improved health and wellness. These changes are usually small and incremental, which means you can start incorporating them right now! One way to ease this process is by using biohacking supplements, and here are the most important ones you should be taking right now. (Before you get too excited, be sure to chat with your doctor about which ones work best with your lifestyle!)

1. Increase Focus

For improving your mental health, try taking biohacking supplements such as Bacopa Monnieri or Caffeine with Theanine. Bacopa Monnieri is a traditionally used plant in Indian medicine, which helps to improve memory and anxiety. L-Theanine is extracted from tea plants and can improve cognitive function. As a bonus, it can also help reduce mental fatigue and stress. Try taking Caffeine with Theanine in the morning about 30 minutes before you begin your day. This way, you can see its effects as your daily routine progresses.

2. Have a Healthy Heart 

Carnitine, specifically L-Carnitine, is a naturally occurring amino acid that your body produces. Taking this biohacking supplement can help improve your heart’s functions and reduce or relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure and myocarditis. Grapeseed is another biohacking supplement you can take to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and oxidative damage. 

3. Lose Fat

If you are trying to lose weight, but need extra help, try taking fiber supplements. Fiber is filling and can reduce pesky cravings. Fiber supplements can also help you normalize bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels, and help you live longer. Yohimbine is another biohacking supplement that can help you lose fat as well by increasing your adrenaline. 

4. Gain Strength!

To gain muscle and strength, try taking protein supplements. Protein can help your muscles grow back stronger than before. If protein supplements aren’t your favorite, try including protein powder foods such as pancakes, or drinks such as milkshakes. Additionally, carbohydrate supplements can promote muscle gain and improve athletic performance.

5. Stay Immune

Staying immune to sickness is so important, especially now, so try taking Vitamin C supplements to support your immune systemVitamin C supplements work best as a prevention tool against sickness, so start taking this, like now! N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is another biohacking supplement that can relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and improve immunity. 

These are some areas that biohacking supplements can help you improve in, and transform your body and mind! If you don’t like taking supplements orally, you can try IV treatments, which deliver nutrients to your body quickly and conveniently. IV drips bypass your digestive tract and carry vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream, making biohacking supplements no hard pill to swallow…literally. 

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A To-Don’t List For Feeling Better About Yourself

We all have our bad days. Some more than others. While this is a normal thing and we inevitably go through some tough times that make us question our self-worth, we should not let the negativity take over our lives.

If we want to change the way we feel about ourselves and, ultimately, our situation, we need to not only do the right things but also stop doing the bad ones. Even if you keep doing the right things but you continue to live with the bad ones, you will just end up in a vicious cycle. It’s time to get rid of some of our negative reactions to life and its challenges.

10 Things to Stop Doing to Change the Way You Feel about Yourself for the Better

1. Don’t compare yourself with others.

So your colleagues’ quick-sale houses are moving faster than the ones on your listing. Your high school friends are doing extremely well in life while you’re still struggling to hold down a job. It might seem so easy to feel sorry for yourself and be envious of what they have.

Don’t. Stop comparing yourself to others. Your life and progress are your own journey. You go at your own pace. It is your race to finish, not theirs.

2. Don’t say “yes” if something doesn’t sit well with you.

One of the things that sometimes rob folks of joy is people-pleasing. This includes saying “yes” just to feel included and valued. But at what expense? It can lead to a life of compromise and instability. Put a stop to it. If you don’t agree with something, you can always say “no” and agree to disagree. Give it a try. It can be very liberating.

3. Don’t feel guilty about taking a break.

You’re not a machine that can keep going for hours on end. Even machines are put to rest regularly to delay wear-and-tear. As a human being, your energy reserves will run out — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. You need to recognize when to stop and take a breather. It’s fine to take care of yourself, too.

4. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Mistakes are natural for human beings. No one is perfect. We’re all flawed in our own unique way. If things don’t work out for you because of something you did (or did not do) or something you are (or are not), it’s okay. Pick up the pieces, learn the lesson, and move on as a better person.

5. Don’t convince yourself that you’re okay when you’re really not.

In some cases, we are our own worst enemy… well, at least our pride is. Pride makes us put on phony facades and keeps us from acknowledging our realities for fear of either pity or rejection.

It’s really okay to not be okay sometimes. You just need to embrace this fact and learn how to deal with it. The sooner you learn to accept things the way they are, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery.

6. Don’t let anything or anyone prevent you from making time to care for yourself.

Self-care is an important aspect of functioning well holistically and socially. They say that you can’t give what you don’t have. If you keep showing up for people but fail to do the same thing for yourself, how do you expect to give them your best? Take time to attend to your needs, too.

7. Don’t be afraid to speak up and be heard.

Most of the time, we don’t like speaking our minds because we feel like what we have to say doesn’t matter in the grander scheme of things. But know that your thoughts, opinions, and voice matters to those close to you. You’re seeing one side of the spectrum that could be their blind side. What you have to say can potentially be a life-changer.

8. Don’t break your promises.

Feeling good is sometimes based on the things you’ve accomplished. Making good on your word brings you opportunities to achieve and accomplish something significant to another person. It makes you more thoughtful about your decisions and actions which leads to greater self-confidence.

9. Don’t get insulted easily.

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can make or break you. A lot of people have never recovered from a bad thing that was directed at them. In most cases, these insults have led to lifetime trauma.

You need to learn how to filter what people say about you. Stop taking every word hurled at you so seriously. Consider the source first. Sometimes, it has to do more with their issues and not you. Understand that hurt people hurt people. So instead of reacting to every negative word they say about you, choose to respond better and rise above it all.

10. Don’t stop living life.

Nobody promised that life is easy. You will face challenges that will require mountain-moving faith. But no matter how big those mountains are, just keep going. Don’t stop living for these circumstances are temporary.

Sometimes you don’t need to move the mountain at all. You just need to keep driving uphill until you overcome it. Once you’re past it, you’ll only see a small mountain in your rearview mirror. Don’t get easily overwhelmed.

As Dory from Little Nemo said, “Just keep swimming.”

We hope that you find these things helpful when you’re down. Life is too short and too beautiful to not fully enjoy. It’s time to get up and face life with a different attitude.

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Manufacturing Quality Products with Consistency

Manufacturing your own products means that you’re completely in charge of quality. You’re not just choosing products that meet your standards but ensuring your products are manufactured to the standards that you set. Of course, every business might have different requirements for its products. But whether you offer a line of luxury products or a more affordable option, the quality of your products should be consistent. You don’t want one batch of products to be a certain quality, but the next batch to not meet your requirements. So how can you consistently manufacture quality products that are ready to be distributed?

Use the Right Processes and Techniques

Identifying the right processes and techniques for manufacturing is one of the most important steps to ensure quality. There are usually different options that might make use of different materials and produce varying results. Is plastic molding the best option to produce the parts that you need? Will you make use of flame spraying to apply metallic coatings to the parts that you produce? Finding the right manufacturing methods will help to ensure quality in all of your products. Be sure to explore the different processes that are available to you to help you manufacture quality products.

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Find Reliable Manufacturers

If you aren’t manufacturing your products in-house, you need to find the right partners to help you. After researching some of your options, the first steps include getting a quote and having some samples created so that you can judge the quality of a manufacturer’s work. You should also look at reviews, ratings, and testimonials from current and past customers to see what others think of a manufacturer and the service that they provide. Assess some of the most important factors, such as lead times and how well the manufacturer communicates. The quality of your products or parts is important, but other things matter too.

Maintain Equipment and Training

For businesses that do carry out their own manufacturing, two of the things that can affect quality are the equipment that you use and employee training. You need quality equipment that is well-maintained, combined with workers who know what they’re doing and can produce consistent work. Getting a balance between productivity and quality of results isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Preventative maintenance will keep machines running to ensure consistent quality in the products that you manufacture. Ongoing training will help your employees to do their best work at all times.

Conduct Quality Control

It’s also essential to check the quality of the items that you manufacture. Whether you manufacture in-house or outsource to a partner, you should check the quality of your products regularly. If you don’t check for consistency in quality, you might not notice a decline until your customers start to complain. Scheduling regular quality control checks will help to ensure every batch has the same quality as the last.

Start manufacturing your products with consistent quality to protect your brand and ensure a good reputation.

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Condo Living Pointers for Urban Families

For single people, condo living seems to be the perfect living arrangement. A compact space that is large enough for one person and facilities, such as pool and gym, that cater to your active lifestyle. However, condo living is not just for soloists and independent urbanites. It may also be ideal for small families.

Some may contest that condo living is impossible for families with little kids. But this should not be the case, as some benefits are actually directed to families, such as walkability to pre-schools and proximity to workplaces and establishments, such as Estancia Malls at Capital Commons.

If you are looking to raise your kids in a condo, there are a few things that you may want to remember:

Ditch the studio

You may think of getting a studio condo, but this is the first thing that you should not do. Studios are not suitable for families with kids, knowing that kids grow up, and soon enough the space will be too cramped for everyone. Go for large spaces that allow you to build different rooms. This may cost a bit more, but it will be worth it for everyone in the end. You do not want to be woken up unceremoniously by your kids’ playtime while you are taking a nap.

Build an extra room

Yes, your condo has a limited size, but that does not mean that you will not be able to accommodate your kids’ space requirements. If you are living in a 60-square meter condo, you can actually come up with at least three rooms. Make the third room as your kids’ nook where there they can enjoy their me-time. Fill it with books, toys, and games that will occupy them while you are minding your household tasks or work. What’s good about this is that the third room may double as your home office when your kid is not using it.

Encourage kids to make friends

Socialization may prove to be challenging for condo dwellers, but it is not impossible. Depending on where you live, the condo association may occasionally hold events for kids, such as parties and workshops. Take these opportunities to help your kids meet new people and make friends. Otherwise, let the condo playground and park be the venue where they can play with other kids. If your neighbor has a kid, you can invite them over to your unit for a movie marathon or some games.

Always plan for the weekend

One of the many benefits of living in the condo is your proximity to different establishments. Your unit may be close to malls, parks, and libraries, which all make ideal places for family bonding. So, make it a point every to go out with your family every weekend. That way, your kid will not be bored and will always have something to look forward to.

Condo living means comfort

Who says condo living is just for single people. With the right perspective and a few lifestyle adjustments, a condo unit may also make the perfect home for families with young ones. It is an opportunity worth taking.

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Four Mistakes That Can Put You In Danger While Driving

Driving is something that can give you the freedom to go anywhere you want, whenever you want. However, as much as it can be a luxury, it also has it’s dangers. You want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep you and anyone else on the road safe at all times. Here are four mistakes that can put you in danger while driving.

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Getting Distracted

The last thing you want when on the road is getting distracted. That is a common mistake that can be made and one you definitely don’t want to be making. Distractions are all around us in life, and they’re certainly present when you’re in the car. To avoid having to deal with traffic attorneys, make sure you get rid of any distractions. It could be receiving notifications on your phone that distracts you from looking at the road in front of you or maybe it’s noisy passengers in the back that are making you spend too much of your time looking behind you. Distractions are dangerous, so where you can, try to reduce them where possible in order to ensure your focus is always on your driving and nothing else.

Not Using Your Turn Signals

Turn signals are there to indicate to others that you need to go into another lane or turn off at a point in the road. It can be dangerous not to use the indicators when driving because you can’t expect anyone driving behind you or to the side of you, to anticipate when you’re going to turn. If you find yourself forgetting to turn your indicators on and off, you might need to train yourself to start doing it more and being aware of when you’re doing it. It might be that you have things distracting you, and that also you might be rushing.

Driving Whilst Tired

Driving whilst tired is just like driving whilst intoxicated. You’re not fully focused on the road in front of you and what’s going on around you. It only takes a second or two of falling asleep to cause an accident, and in some cases, it can be fatal for you or the person you’ve driven into. Make sure that you’re fully awake before driving and that if you feel tired, pull over to somewhere safe and take a break. It’s not worth shaving time off your arrival to your destination if you’re half awake and needing a rest.

Taking Your Hands Off The Wheel

Taking your hands off the wheel is something you certainly don’t want to do. It’s important that you’re in control of the vehicle and taking your hands off the wheel at any point can result in you losing control of the car. Even with one hand off the wheel, you’re risking your reaction time. Make sure that you’ve always got both hands on the wheel and practice keeping them on if you’re someone who has a habit of taking them off.

No one wants to put themselves in danger, so use these tips to protect yourself while driving.

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Important Life Lessons You Will Learn in Your 20s

Your 20s is such a wonderful time of your life. You have graduated from university and you have a real job that pays. You are an adult now.

In your 20s, there will be plenty of experiences that you will go through for the first time. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn a lot of life lessons that you will carry onto your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

If you are about to turn what is going to be one of the best decades of your life, here are some things you should expect.

You Learn to Become Independent

For many, your 20s is going to be the time that you can say you have become truly independent. You officially will move out of your parents’ house and into an apartment of your own. You are expected to pay your own rent and utility bills using the income you earn from working.

Every experience – from looking for a furnished condo for rent to fixing a broken tap – will teach you how to be independent. You only have yourself to rely on. In every aspect of your life, you get to make the decisions.

You Will Make a Lot of Mistakes

A word of warning: you will make a lot of mistakes. That is part of growing up.

No one is born knowing how to do everything. You do not magically gain the knowledge of how to install a light bulb or paint a wall when you turn a certain age.

Nowadays, you can look up tutorials online to guide you. However, expect to still make a lot of mistakes.

Everyone fails at some point. Even the most successful people were either rejected or made a mistake in their life. Stephen King’s first novel,Carrie,was famously rejected 30 times by publishers before it was finally published by Doubleday. Steve Jobs was once fired by the company he co-founded.

You will make a lot of big and small mistakes. The secret is to suck it up and turn it into an opportunity to learn.

Enjoy Being Single

In your 20s, you do not have a lot of responsibilities just yet. You only have yourself to look after.

So, when you are single, do not mope around. Sure, it is nice to have someone take care of you, but no relationship is perfect. There will always be fights no matter how kind and understanding your partner is.

Besides, when you are single, you do not have to ask permission to do anything. You can travel the world, stay up all night with friends, etc. This period of your life will eventually end, so make the most out of it.

Chase Your Dream

When you are young, you feel like you have all the time in the world. However, that is not exactly true. Many factors in life may interfere, preventing you from doing some things that you want to do.

While you have the time, do it. Stary paving the path that will lead you toward your dreams. You will have to make a number of sacrifices in order to reach your goals, but you do not have a lot to lose.

Spend your 20s experimenting, making mistakes, and learning. When you get to the next decade, you will have an arsenal of experience that will ready you for the new challenges that you will face.

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These Tips will Help you to Boost your Company’s Curb Appeal

Do you want to boost your company’s curb appeal? Maybe you just want to make sure that you do everything you can to leave a positive first-impression on your customers. Either way, it is more than possible for you to make a positive impact if you follow this guide.

Put some Greenery Out

A few hanging baskets can work wonders for your company’s curb appeal. You can have some planters at either side of your door to add some colour or you can even frame your door if you want with some nice hanging flowers. Either way, it’s very possible for you to make sure that you make your business look like the most well-kept on the street if you add simple touches like this.

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Add a Welcome Mat

This is a very affordable change that will make every customer feel welcome. When you have a welcome mat, you can easily make it so your company logo is printed on there. This is a great way for you to get your brand out there and you would be surprised at what a difference it can make to your company overall.

Rebrand

If you are completely revamping your storefront, then why not think about refreshing your brand at the same time? This is one of the best ways for you to signal a brand-new start for your business. If you are not sure how to rebrand your company then first look at what your brand stands for. When you have done this, you then need to incorporate your values. If you don’t know how to do this, then it may be worth you hiring a marketing expert. When you do this, they can then advise you on the best way to get your company out there and this can work in your favour.

Sweep the Sidewalk

This is a very simple task, but you do need to make sure that you sweep the sidewalk if possible. Try and make the effort to get the concrete repaired if possible as well, as this will really help you to make the most out of your efforts. If you want some help then visit: https://www.keflatwork.com/concrete-repair-replacement/.

Refresh Your Signage

Cracked paint and faded colours will say to your customers that nobody cares about the store. If you are not willing to invest in your brand, then you can’t expect your customers to do so either. If you are not quite sure how to make your brand stand out, then consider investing in a new sign so you can make a long-lasting impression. This is a fantastic way for you to really make your brand everything that it can be and you would be surprised at how much business it could bring you.

Splash of Paint

Repainting your walls and your window frames can give your store a brand-new lease of life. It can make your store look fantastic and more luxurious. Your customers will love the new look and it will make a huge difference.

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Recycle More Efficiently with These Small Business Tips

If your small business has to deal with the disposal of hazardous waste, then there’s a high chance that you deal with non-hazardous waste as well. Waste like this tends to have an uncomplicated handling procedure, but that being said, there is always room for you to improve. One of the best ways for you to do this would be for you to recycle more. If you want some help with that then simply take a look below.

Make a Commitment to Recycling

The first thing that you need to do is commit to recycling. It’s more likely that your business will succeed if everyone in your team is committed and this is especially the case if you look at top-level management. Top-level employees should be doing their best to set a strong example if possible, because if they don’t then you may find that your entire business suffers.

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Take a Visual Inventory

If you’re ready to get started, then take an inventory of everything that your business disposes of. Remember that aluminium,  steel, plastic, cardboard and paper are all recyclable. If you don’t have the time to do this or if you want to hire a recycling service then remember that there are services such as: https://gfcommodities.com/our-services/yellow-grease-disposal which can help you with yellow grease disposal if you need it.

Do a Waste Paper Audit

You then need to try and perform a wastepaper audit. You need to know what waste you are creating so that you can design a management and collection program. An audit will help you to know what needs to be recycled, what type of waste it is and the value. If you do this, then you will be able to streamline your process and you will also be able to make it much more efficient overall.

Recycling Supervisor

Another thing that you need to do is dedicate a supervisor for your recycling. They can be crucial to your success. The time required to do this job is minimal, but you need to have one until your program can be operational and self-sustainable. Your supervisor can educate your team as to what can be recycled and what can’t, and they can also help you to know the difference between some containers and others.

Educate your Team

You need to do your best to educate your employees by implementing an educational program. This will help your team to get motivated about the changes you are making, and it will also help you to explain the goals or the methods you aim to carry out. If you implement measures without talking to your team first, then you may find that it is hard to get everyone on the same page.

Good Maintenance

It’s vital to make sure that your progress is maintained and that it is consistent. If you know that there is a problem or if you keep on running into issues, then you need to deal with them in a timely manner. Follow up with your team about the informational materials you have and work things out as you go.

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5 Mistakes Every Startup Business Should Avoid

No matter what business sector you are in, or the number of startups already in that business, no two companies are the same. However, one common thing that plagues a lot of startups, no matter their field, is the fear of failure. The fact that an estimated 90% of startups fail is enough to want to avoid the mistakes most of them made. As much as passion is important when starting a business, passion alone will not get you across the line. Here are some mistakes every startup business should avoid.

  1. Not Knowing Your Target Market

It is one thing knowing what product you offer, and quite another thing, knowing who exactly you are aiming to sell it to. Failing to identify the characteristics and demographics of your potential client can cost you a lot of time and money in terms of ROIs (returns on investments) and overruns. This is because you will spend a lot of time, money, and energy advertising to the wrong people – that is, people who are not interested in your product.

  1. Failing To Create A Marketing Plan

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Marketing is everything, as it can determine the success or otherwise of your business. Most startups either fail to create a marketing plan or simply create the wrong plan. One of the worst mistakes a startup business can make is investing a lot of money in ATL (above-the-line) advertising right from the start. Even if you have enough money to afford it, it is best to start with something much less costly, like social media advertising. 

  1. Poor Branding

When it comes to branding, startup businesses need to be extra careful, as there are little things that can easily throw potential customers off. Create a positive brand culture that your target customer can identify with and stick with that culture. Also, ensure that every member of your team understands and operates in line with that culture. For example, if your business is in manufacturing, the quality of your packaging will attract customers. Instead of opting for low-quality material, opt for superior quality such as PPT rollstock right from the start.

  1. Not Having An Emergency Fund

Most startups do not break even until months or even years later. It is a grave mistake to think that you will not make mistakes that will cost your business some money, or that there wouldn’t be a lot of hidden costs along the way. Also, for the first few months that your business tries to break even, not having an extra fund to fall on can cost you your business.

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  1. Avoiding Legal Agreements 

New business owners usually tend to be very naive when it comes to bringing on new business partners or establishing collaborations, with most of them failing to legalize their partnerships with binding documents. This is especially true when a number of friends come together to start a business. Most tend to place friendship above the business, and thus, fail to establish clear legal relationships and documents with respect to shares, contracts, etc. Others also fail to pay attention to standard form contracts signed for every deal they make, either due to the excitement of landing a new client, or the fear of losing the client. 

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