N21 Experts (List)

on Friday, 01 June 2012.

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4 tips for first time property buyers 4 tips for first time property buyers
Mark Edwards of Morgages and Insurers shares tips to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. 
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The Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Band has been raised to £1,000,000? The Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Band has been raised to £1,000,000?
True or False?
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Stroke Awareness: Act FAST Stroke Awareness: Act FAST
Ken Waterhouse of Homecare Preferred explains about strokes and why it is vital to ACT FAST
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How to give your kitchen a makeover in 10 (easyish) stages How to give your kitchen a makeover in 10 (easyish) stages
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Its beginning to feel a lot like Winter Its beginning to feel a lot like Winter
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How SAD are you? How SAD are you?
Does your mood turn grey with the weather?
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Stress affects our health - how do you deal with it? Stress affects our health - how do you deal with it?
Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, when you feel unable to cope, which can cause health problems.
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Snoring - why you should go to the dentist Snoring - why you should go to the dentist
Snoring can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnoea, which can have serious health risks.
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Giving your lawn some autumn TLC Giving your lawn some autumn TLC
David Fortune explains what you need to help your lawn recover from summer and withstand the winter ahead.
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Ten Top Tips for Easy Cleaning Ten Top Tips for Easy Cleaning
How to use cheap 'ingredients' found in the Larder to add a shine in the kitchen!
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The Great Fat Diet Myth The Great Fat Diet Myth
Forget those strict regimes of self-denial that are truly impossible to keep up, what's needed is an eating regime that you can follow for life and that fits in with your own personal lifestyle
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Arranging a funeral, one step at a time Arranging a funeral, one step at a time
Before arranging a funeral, there are three things that need to be done immediately. Everything else - from sourcing the will, to sorting the estate and affairs - can be left till after the funeral has taken place.
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Helping your lawn to Spring back into life Helping your lawn to Spring back into life
David Fortune gives you some simple tips for your lawn after our mild, wet winter
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Isn’t a physically exhausted dog…. a chilled out dog……..? Isn’t a physically exhausted dog…. a chilled out dog……..?
Clare Grierson, Dog Trainer & Behaviour Specialist explains why you should be teaching your dog new tricks
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Peter Barry 2016 Property Update Peter Barry 2016 Property Update
Tony Ryan, Manager of Peter Barry discusses the problems of supply and demand in the property market.
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How can we assess children for early signs of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, Hyperactivity, ADHD? How can we assess children for early signs of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, Hyperactivity, ADHD?
Hemi Patel would like to talk to parents of children aged 7-8, to participate in her Masters study
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It’s New Year Again, Should You Do a Detox? It’s New Year Again, Should You Do a Detox?
It's the same every year, we've all heard it a million times: New Year New You!!
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So how are the new year's resolutions going then? So how are the new year's resolutions going then?
If you've been successful, congratulations! If not, read on!
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The Truth About Phobias The Truth About Phobias
Feeling terrified of something we know can't hurt us is extremely frustrating and, to some extent, humiliating.
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Day in the life of a Village Vet Day in the life of a Village Vet
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 How to Help Your Child to Improve School Grades this Year How to Help Your Child to Improve School Grades this Year
The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time for parents as well as children.
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How to encourage boys to read How to encourage boys to read
"We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading" says Michael Morpurgo
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Building a love relationship with your child through music Building a love relationship with your child through music
Singing with and to your baby and toddler produces Oxytocin-the love hormone, in both your brains!
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How to understand your Credit Report How to understand your Credit Report
Do you understand your credit rating? Mark Edwards explains some simple things that you can do to improve your credit score. 
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If you are going to sit to work, here’s how to sit well If you are going to sit to work, here’s how to sit well
If you must sit for long periods to work, then lear to sit well. Esther Miltiadous provides some very helpful hints. Are your feet grounded when you read this? How is your breathing?
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How to write a design brief How to write a design brief
Winchmore Hill graphic designer provides guidance on writing a design brief that will help you to get the best work out of your designer
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Exam revision made easy Exam revision made easy
As each year passes, the stakes unfortunately get higher for students sitting GCSE and A-Level exams.
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Helpful hints for hay fever sufferers Helpful hints for hay fever sufferers
And so it starts, along with this glorious weather for some of us comes the misery of hay fever
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The pension pot dilemma: beware the scammers The pension pot dilemma: beware the scammers
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Spruce Up for a Spring Sale Spruce Up for a Spring Sale
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'Tired all the time? 'Tired all the time?
It's so common in today's world that it's now known as "TATT" (tired all the time)
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Keep it Simple, Stupid! Keep it Simple, Stupid!
Does it make a difference to our body's "pipes" whether we eat clean or not?
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Is stress ruining your life? Is stress ruining your life?
According to new research published by Liverpool University, a third of all days off work are a result of mental health problems, with stress being the number one problem. Is stress ruining your life?
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Your legal responsibilies as a dog owner Your legal responsibilies as a dog owner
How well do you understand your responsibilites as a dog owner?
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What to do before you apply for a mortgage What to do before you apply for a mortgage
Having a good credit score is key to securing a mortgage.
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Is there such a thing as the right diet for you? Is there such a thing as the right diet for you?
That is the £m question and hte holy grail of the 'diet industry'
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Ten Top Tips for a Happy Home Ten Top Tips for a Happy Home
These 10 tips will help you develop a mutually trusting, happy, loving family relationship – starting right now!
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The day I quit smoking The day I quit smoking
I remember the day well. The 17th of July 2014, the day I quit smoking.
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Secondary school selection and how to make the most of school open evenings Secondary school selection and how to make the most of school open evenings
The school open day season is upon us once more for children in year six who are moving to secondary school next September. This can be can be one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make in your child's educational career.
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Parents evenings: how to make the best use of the time with your child's teachers Parents evenings: how to make the best use of the time with your child's teachers
Have you ever come away from Parents evening at your child's school feeling that you are none the wiser on how well they are actually doing?
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Protecting your passwords from online hackers Protecting your passwords from online hackers
How seriously do you take your online security?
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How well are you prepared should trouble strike? How well are you prepared should trouble strike?
Remember the old TV  campaign "There maybe trouble ahead?"
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Is your pelvic floor the last taboo? Is your pelvic floor the last taboo?
80% of women will suffer from pelvic floor problems during sometime in their lives.
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Giving your lawn some autumn TLC Giving your lawn some autumn TLC
David Fortune explains what you need to help your lawn recover from summer and withstand the winter ahead.
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What you must know about the heart bleed bug What you must know about the heart bleed bug
Unless you have been abducted by aliens or had your head buried in the sand over the last month then you will have heard about the Heartbleed Bug.
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How the new mortgage changes affect you How the new mortgage changes affect you
Mark Edwards of Mortgage & Insurers Solutions, based on Winchmore Hill Green, explains how getting a mortgage just got a whole lot harder.
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Helping dyslexic children access literature Helping dyslexic children access literature
The University of London's Institute of Education has recently released a study showing that reading for pleasure can "significantly" improve a child's school performance.
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Sitting is the new smoking Sitting is the new smoking
Nick Reynolds of Enfield Chiropractic Clinic tells you why sitting is so bad for your health,
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Do you have the will to protect your wealth from the ever-present threat of Inheritance Tax?			Do you have the will to protect your wealth from the ever-present threat of Inheritance Tax?
The days are long gone when Inheritance Tax could reasonably be regarded as a tax only for the very wealthy. Many of us still think that we are unlikely to be affected by it, but many of us would be wrong. 
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Should young children attend a funeral? Should young children attend a funeral?
Having worked in the funeral business for more than fifteen years, one of the questions I am regularly asked is whether it is appropriate for young children to attend a funeral. In most instances this will be in relation to the death of a grandparent, but sadly on occasion it can be the funeral of a parent, a sibling, cousin or other person who has played an important part in their young lives.
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How to choose a musical instrument for your child How to choose a musical instrument for your child
I am often asked by parents to recommend an orchestral instrument for their child to learn.  Most children start to learn a musical instrument because mum or dad thinks it’s a good idea.  While music plays a very positive role in your child’s development, in order to enjoy learning an instrument it is important that you and your child are involved in choosing the right one together.
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Keep your bookkeeping in order or you may be getting a visit from the taxman Keep your bookkeeping in order or you may be getting a visit from the taxman
The government has made no secret of its intention to step up checks on businesses as part of its war against tax evaders. It was announced by the Inland Revenue that a programme of business record checks (BRC) is to be introduced.
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Coping with PMT Coping with PMT
Mrs M came to see me as she was experiencing some pre-menstrual symptoms (PMT) every month. On questioning, I discovered that she was feeling extremely tired during the first week of her cycle when she had her periods. She was suffering from headaches and backaches and bleeding quite heavily intensifying the feeling of tiredness.
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Getting ready for PAYE RTI Getting ready for PAYE RTI
From 6 April 2013 most organisations that employee staff will have to start reporting PAYE information to HMRC in real time. You may see this referred to as Real Time Information - or RTI. It is the biggest change to HMRC legislation since 1944.
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Internet Security - How to safeguard our children Internet Security - How to safeguard our children
Remember Danny, the little boy who recently ran up a £1700 bill playing Moshi Monsters on his mum's iPad? Do you know what your children are doing online? They may not be running up huge bills like Danny, but they could be looking at sites not suitable for young eyes, even putting themselves in dange of abuse. 
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Why music matters (whatever your age!) Why music matters (whatever your age!)
Music is a language that everyone understands. How many times have you heard someone say, 'I remember the first time I heard that song',  'I've had this tune in my head all day!'. Music is innate to our culture, and we all have a relationship with it. It was integral to our educational experience as a child, and gave our imagination space to grow.
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Does your house have curb appeal? Does your house have curb appeal?
You know that old saying - First Impressions Count - it is definitely true when it comes to selling a property. This is the time of year when more people are starting to think about putting their house on the market. Before you do, step outside, shut the door, walk out onto the pavement - has your house got curb appeal?
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Care fees proposals - what could it be mean for you? Care fees proposals - what could it be mean for you?
The average cost of care home fees in London is around £31,000 a year ( see http://www.payingforcare.org) The news that the Government is looking at proposals to cap fees at £75,000, has been welcomed by our N21 care specialist Ken Waterhouse of Homecare Preferred, who has described it as "an encouraging first step"
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Looking after your skin in Winter Looking after your skin in Winter
Cold, wind, wintry weather and central heating can play havoc with your skin so you may need to change your skincare routine to match.
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Driving in Snow Driving in Snow
Driving instructor Roy Gerondaes has some useful advice on driving in snow. Before you set off make sure you are fully prepared, all the windows are de-iced so that you have full visibility
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Preparing your car for the winter freeze Preparing your car for the winter freeze
We have been told to expect very cold weather next week. We recommend NOW is the time to make sure you prepare your car, before the extreme cold weather hits.
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Got a web site that nobody visits? Got a web site that nobody visits?
Got a website that google can't find? hen you need to improve your search ranking. Here is a brief introduction to SEO and PPC ... Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click
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When to use Black & White photography for extra impact When to use Black & White photography for extra impact
B&W photos have a timeless quality about them: they can enhance emotion and make the photo look more artistic.
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I used to have panic attacks - but not any more I used to have panic attacks - but not any more
A panic attack is commonly a one-off occurrence experienced during a highly stressful incident and although unpleasant, it is harmless and soon passes without any further consequences.
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Ten Top Tips For Business Success Ten Top Tips For Business Success
Winchmore Hill accountant Paul Moston has some useful advice for anyone thinking of setting up a new business or seeking to take their business to the next level
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How to help your young child develop language skills How to help your young child develop language skills
There are lots of fun and simple Montessori games that you can use to help your child develop their language skills. I have included some below that are suitable for children aged from about 3 years upwards. These start simply and progress over time, as your child becomes ready, to more complex activities.
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English Wine Week English Wine Week
how much do you know about English wine? I present English wines at some of my own wine tasting events, and even when I don't I am often asked questions about it, so there is a general awareness and interest.
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Dementia Awareness Week: Remember The Person Dementia Awareness Week: Remember The Person
A diagnosis of dementia is often unexpected and it is usually a worrying and distressing time. It is hard for the person being diagnosed but often even more difficult for family and friends. People generally need a great deal of reassurance and support. There are usually lots of questions that need answering and it can be a bewildering time. The good news is that there is much that people can do in the early stages that can help to make life easier and more enjoyable, both now and in the future.
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Get rid of anxiety attacks Get rid of anxiety attacks
These days, I see more and more people coming through my door suffering with anxiety, stress and panic attacks. Many have tried other avenues and finally give hypnotherapy a try.
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Decluttering to get organised! Decluttering to get organised!
There are times in everyone's life when their homes when their homes get swamped by their belongings. Sometimes we cannot move without falling over something or open a cupboard safely– should we be questioning whether or not that 'something' really needs a place in our home?
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Spring into interiors action! Spring into interiors action!
t's a wonderful time of year in the interiors calendar. Light is starting to stream through our windows and brighten up our homes and thoughts switch to making the most of our longer, warmer days and all those decorative works we would like to achieve in the home.
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Tax Return Deadline 31st January Tax Return Deadline 31st January
The personal tax return deadline is fast approaching for the tax year 6th April 2010 to 5th April 2011. You should be aware the penalty regime has changed so it is crucial this year to submit tax returns on time. Tax returns even one day late will attract an automatic penalty of £100, whether or not the tax has been paid or even if there is no liability to tax
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‘Birth Is NOT Supposed To Hurt’: Fact Or Fiction? ‘Birth Is NOT Supposed To Hurt’: Fact Or Fiction?
North London expectant couples are discovering little known birth secrets and are preparing for and planning their births based on the proven FACT that 'BIRTH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HURT' . By using simple birthing facts and techniques, they are having the calm, gentle, pain-free births that nature intended – without even asking for chemical pain-relief.
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How to take great photographs How to take great photographs
Thanks to Kevin O'Neill of Southgate Photographic Club for passing on this link to a useful Guardian article on how to take great photos, written by professional photographer Steve Davey.
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How to keep your flyer out of the bin How to keep your flyer out of the bin
A flyer is an inexpensive and highly effective way to grab attention in a very busy marketplace. But how do you make your flyer stand out in the crowd?
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Building independence in young children Building independence in young children
Rochelle Cutler provides useful advice on encouraging young children to become more independent. One of the fundamental principles of Montessori education is helping children to be as independent as possible, according to their present level of development.
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Deep breathing for stress relief Deep breathing for stress relief
Deep breathing is a simple, yet powerful, relaxation technique. It's easy to learn, can be practiced almost anywhere and provides a quick way to get your stress levels in check. All you really need is a few minutes and a place to stretch out.
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How Knowing Your Numbers reduces your health risks How Knowing Your Numbers reduces your health risks
The Blood Pressure Association is running a campaign called 'Know Your Numbers' to encourage people to be more aware of their blood pressure readings. Now in its tenth year, this is an important health campaign, because one in three adults, that is sixteen million people in the UK have high blood pressure and high blood pressure is the biggest known cause of premature death and disability in the UK.
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Les vacances en France Les vacances en France
Deborah Cheney reminds us that it is never too soon to introduce a child to a second language, they are like sponges and absorb it very quickly!
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How to overcome your fear of flying How to overcome your fear of flying
We are approaching the peak of the holiday season, when more of us will be jetting off to the sun. Whilst you may be looking forward to your holiday, does the prospect of having to get on that plane to get there give you palpitations? If so, you are not alone, did you know that at least one out of every six adults has a fear of flying, also known as aviophobia or aerophobia?
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How to reduce your exposure to everyday toxic chemicals How to reduce your exposure to everyday toxic chemicals
Local resident Elizabeth Salter Green is a leading authority on clinical physiology and research into how the chemicals we use in our everyday life may be disrupting our hormone balance. She is the co-author of The Toxic Consumer, a former director of the WWF Toxic Chemicals Programme and regularly writes and broadcasts on the threats being posed by our exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Top ten tips for responsible dog ownership Top ten tips for responsible dog ownership
Local vet Simon Hayes runs Village Vet, the only veterinary practice in London N21. The Village Vet website has lots of useful advice for pet owners and Village Vet's trained veterinary nurses offer free consultants on routine pet matters.
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How to make your home sparkle How to make your home sparkle
Zuzana Cisarova runs a home cleaning and support business, with many clients in the Winchmore Hill area. Her efficient, no nonsense approach to cleaning works wonders and she believes that her clients can be trained to achieve her high standards!
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Photographing Children: how to capture them at their natural best Photographing Children: how to capture them at their natural best
Professional photographer and local mum Katrina specialises in photographing children. Katrina needs no further introduction, her photographs say it all.
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