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Binaural Beats Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

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This article is designed to give you some insight into the relatively new technology of Binaural Beats. Binaural Beats are specific frequencies that can bring you into a profoundly deep state of meditation within minutes using the latest innovations in sound technology. They utilize a specific audio mixing technique designed to alter the listener’s brain wave activity. By sitting or lying down in a quiet environment and wearing headphones these beats can be used to create Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwave patterns.

When brainwave patterns change it has been documented that there is also a change in chemical reactions within the body which can have a profound effect on your entire physical structure. In effect these beats have the same impact and benefits of a deep meditative state akin to hypnologic trance or transcendental mediation. Now very few people can enter such deep states of hypnosis and transcendental meditation takes a lifetime to perfect. So the immediate benefits of using binaural beats is apparent.

An added benefit of using such technology is that the states it creates allow you to access the subconscious parts of the mind. Those parts that are subliminal and just below the conscious threshold. Binaural beats can be used with many other self improvement tools (such as subliminal recordings, affirmations or visualization etc.) to increase your personal development dramatically as it creates deep states of relaxation and can put you into Alpha and Theta states. Therefore they can be used as an aid to alter beliefs, heal emotional issues or create behaviour changes. They can even be used for a quick energy boost. It is believed that by using binaural beats you can:

1. Create deep states of meditation.

2. Boost your intelligence and creativity.

3. Slow aging.

4. Create remarkable emotional changes at a very deep level.

5. Eliminate Stress & anxiety.

The beauty of binaural beats is that they can be used to induce these states and create these changes with no effort on the part of the listener. You just wear a set of headphones and let the sound technology do the rest.

The discovery of binaural technology is mostly accredited to Dr. Gerald Oster. Oster first published research about binaural beats in 1973 in Scientific American after he had conducted extensive studies.

However, this is not as well known, binaural beats where in fact first discovered as far back as 1839 by an Associate Professor, at the University of Berlin, called Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Dove accidentally discovered that when two similar sounds, that are only slightly shifted in frequency, are given separately to left and right ear they cause a pulsation or beat type effect within the brain.

However, it was Dr. Oster who uncovered the full benefits of using this new technology when he discovered the effects that binaural beats have on the mind and body.

There are many producers of binaural beat technology competing in the market today. It is possible to create your own with the proper software. However, an in-depth knowledge of brainwave patterns and their effect on the mind and body is advisable before ever trying to create your own. There are many forum threads on the web that claim binaural beats have had a negative or even damaging effect on certain listeners. For that reason I believe it is safer to stick to the tried and tested pre-made recordings that are available for a reasonable fee. You can purchase separate binaural beat recordings to induce almost any emotional state or you can even enroll on a binaural beat program for self improvement that takes several years to complete.

I, myself, have no experience of any damaging effects due to the use of binaural beats. However, if you are using binaural beats for personal development purposes their use can be uncomfortable. All my experiences have been extremely positive, although not always pleasurable. Let me explain.

ECC machines have been used in the past to monitor the brain activity of lifelong meditators. While in a deep meditative state, these meditational experts, displayed alpha, theta and delta brainwave patterns. These are the very states that binaural beats create.

Alpha wave patterns in the brain occur in a relaxed state and during this time we are very susceptible to suggestion. This is the state that you enter during hypnosis. Theta brainwaves allow for the absorption of huge amounts of information while Delta brainwaves are most apparent when you enter a state of deep but dreamless sleep. It is the Delta state that is the main aim of such practices as transcendental meditation. Although for many entering the delta state while fully conscious can be very relaxing, for most it is not, for it is during such brain activity that internal change occurs.

By bringing the listener into this extremely deep state of meditation, binaural technology, can activate major positive changes in your emotional, mental and physical make-up. Now this can be a profoundly life altering experience. You will find past buried memories resurface as the beats direct your brain to restructure its neural network and raise your “comfort level” to a new high. After several listening session you find yourself less stressed out than before and your reaction to situations, that in the past would have sent you screaming round the halls, much more composed. The technology literally eliminates negative emotional, mental and physical patterns. The discomfort I spoke of earlier comes from the restructuring of your brains neural network as old buried uncomfortable memories are triggered in the brain before the connecting emotional response is wiped away. You are still left with the memory of the event but you no longer have any emotional attachment to it. Dont worry, for some reason, it doesn’t affect positive memories! It may be due to the natural state of the mind and body, for this system of mind/body is always seeking equilibrium and harmony, which tends to lead to feelings of joy and happiness.

Binaural beats is a proven technology that can create brainwave changes which alter your mood and changes the chemical reactions in your body to encourage faster healing and harmonious interaction between cells. However, there is currently research being conducted to determine if these beats can actually direct the brain to reformat DNA encoding. If this is possible the possibilities are almost limitless – decrease in illness, genetic disorders, a reversal of aging etc.

If personal development and self improvement isn’t your main aim for investigating binaural beats (and don’t want to get younger) then the single recordings designed to induce specific mind/body changes is enough. You can get recordings for an energy boost, meditation, to spark the creative areas of the brain, induce deep sleep and even one that acts like a digital drug!

All these changes happen effortlessly and easily. All you need is a pair of stereo headphones and a comfortable chair. The recording does the rest.

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Discover Your Worthiness Guided Meditation w/ Lisa Nichols

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Achieve Goals

Learning the Ways on How to Achieve Goals

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Every person on the face of this planet has personal goals he or she wishes to achieve. Yet, sometimes a lot of overwhelming things enter the mix, and we wouldn’t know how to embark on our journeys to achieving those goals we have in our lives. It is, however, quite important for you to realize that reaching your goals is only made possible if a plan is set in motion. Of course, you can always seek help from a life coach, your parents, siblings and friends, but at the end of the day its still your goals you’re after. Therefore, you will want to look into the different steps on how to achieve goals. Below are some things to remember if you’re confused on how to go about things:
Be sincere in your desires. If you really want to succeed with your lifes goals, you must actually want to attain them with everything you’ve got. Without that desire, there isn’t any point in you achieving those goals. They should already be things that youve so long desired in order to make any sort of efforts in realizing them.
Identify your goals. This is where having a to-do list would come in handy. Specifying what you wish to accomplish is important in order to make any moves. Remember that one simply cannot lose weight in a general manner and expect to succeed in it. Instead, theyd have to specify how much weight they wish to lose, since it is more realistic and precise.
Take note of the steps to be made. You will want to list down the things that are necessary to be done so you can at least get somewhere with your personal life goals. Specific steps are essential, and youll need to state what it is that needs to be done instead of just saying that you‘re going to do blah and blah without any precision and accuracy in your list.
Commit to your goals. Being dedicated to what you wish to achieve makes it even easier for you to reach the pinnacles of success. In connection with the first step, you should want to do this and actually be sincere in your commitment to it.
Visualize yourself succeeding. Believing that you can do things can help you increase your chances of becoming better at what you do, thus inching closer towards success. Whether its sports, work, love, or money, you will want to have an image of yourself in your mind that you can turn into reality.
These are the necessary steps that a person should take on how to achieve goals as effectively as possible. With these integrated into daily living, theres no reason one cannot accomplish his or her dreams.

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Developing an Exercise Regimen That Makes Sense to You

Developing an Exercise Regimen That Makes Sense to You

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Why does the word exercise bring up so many negative connotations? There is no absolute rule that says it has to hurt… at all. You can very easily get in a good workout everyday and literally LOVE every second of it! The secret is, you’ve got to discover what it is that YOU like to do. And the menu you get to choose from is virtually infinite.

If something is keeping you from engaging in a physical fitness routine, even though such a routine can positively and dramatically impact your life and the lives of everyone who loves you, then it is of extreme importance that we figure out exactly what that something is.

Is It Time?

There is no doubt that the modern human’s life is hectic. It can be difficult to make time for the things we really want to do. And because exercise is usually such a low priority for people, they simply go on about their busy lives, doing the best they can to get by. So essentially, lack of exercise isn’t a time problem at all. It’s a priority problem. Your health should be priority #1 above ALL other things. Without your health, you are dead. Nothing else really matters if you let your health go.

A brisk walk or light jog just half an hour each day can set you up for a surprising transformation. Share in the fun by having activity days with your family. Heck, it can be every day. Go to the park and have foot races. Play some basketball or two-hand touch. Go swimming. Move, move, move! If you’re having fun, you don’t even have to label it exercise. You can just say that you’re are you ready for this? – PLAYING!

Is It Money?

As we just discussed, you can go out and play as often as you like and it won’t cost you a dime. However, I fully realize that to get a supercharged workout, joining a gym is a great way to go. And yes, gym memberships, fitness clothing, and even home workout gear can cost a good amount of money. But don’t let this fact stop you from doing the fun, free stuff. It shouldn’t be an excuse not to exercise. Instead, it could be a goal of yours to join a gym after you’ve gotten yourself nice and addicted to physical activity! It’s all in the way you look at it.

Even if you would like a deeper, more concentrated workout, there are no laws stating that you’ve got to join an expensive health club to get it. You can walk up and down stairs, climb a steep hill, or simply do some good old-fashioned calisthenics. Likewise, good eating habits can often be developed solely through the use of common sense. Want proof? Are fresh vegetables good for you or bad? Is fresh fruit good for you or bad? I rest my case.

It is worth remembering that it’s not the process that really matters, but instead it’s the goal. Start small and work your way up. Don’t let ANY excuses keep you from taking care of yourself.

Once you’ve started to build momentum, invest in some cheap workout gear (yoga mat, dumbbells, etc.). This is good for you not only because you’re investing in useful tools, but also because you are establishing a new identity for yourself as the kind of person who buys fitness equipment and takes care of their body!

The Psychological Effects of Health and Fitness

Of course, the benefits of getting and staying in shape extend well beyond the scope of mere body transformation and physical longevity. A healthy body is a body that virtually cannot get locked into a depressed or anxiety-ridden state. Good health is Nature’s finest mood enhancer. Natural endorphins, along with cell regenerating oxygen become more and more plentiful the healthier you become. This alone can have you feeling dynamite nearly around the clock!

In addition, a stable exercise regimen can work wonders on your overall stress levels, making it easier to cope with life’s hardships and to relax. It can also help reduce or eliminate sleeping troubles. For anyone whose life seems to be in the dumps, and things just don’t seem to be working for them, I would suggest physical activity as their absolute first line of defense. Move your body and you move your life in the right direction.

For individuals who are highly complacent and maybe haven’t exercised in years, go small and build. Bounce on a mini trampoline for 8 minutes the first day, 10 the next, 12 the next, and so on. Once you can do 30-45 minutes with no problems, start jogging or running on a treadmill. Within a few short months you can be an absolute rock star. You just have to get started.

There is nothing you can achieve now that you can’t achieve at a higher level with a fit, healthy mind and body. In other words, there are no legitimate reasons to not go for it, and tons of reasons to just get out there and move!

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Half an Hour. Breathing and Sweating. Is It Enough?

Half an Hour. Breathing and Sweating. Is It Enough?

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Q: Can exercising just a half hour a day really provide you with any significant benefit?

A: Of course it can!

In fact, it doesn’t even have to be intense exercise. Something basic and light can have profound positive effects on your health and wellness. The challenge for most people is that they don’t think they can find the time. But the truth is, a little bit of consolidation goes a long way. You can pedal away on a stationary bike as you watch television. Want to bond with your kids? Ask them about their favorite movies or bands while you shoot hoops together. Or simple go for a brisk walk and eat an apple during your lunch break.

Your Health The Most Important Thing

There is no better reason to exercise than just for the simple fact that it keeps you healthy and extends your life. It doesn’t take as much effort as some of those popular tv shows would have you believe, either. Some is ALWAYS better than none, and it really doesn’t take much physical activity to profoundly benefit the essential body systems and keep them functioning properly. A solid diet and exercise program can add years to your life, and ensure that those extra years are good ones!

Your Appearance Another Great Motivator

Nothing says attractive like a healthy, vibrant body and a positive, energized, endorphin-rich personality! Exercise helps you feel more attractive in many ways, and on many levels. You look more fit and tone, you move better, you present yourself differently, you feel differently, and the list goes on and on.

There are many noticeable ways in which a consistent exercise regimen can enhance your life. At the top of this list is the sense of accomplishment you will enjoy. This comes as the result of you making a commitment, following through with it, and experiencing life-changing results because of that. There really is no finer feeling.

Obviously, transformation also occurs at the physiological level. More endorphins in your blood, more oxygen in your brain, more strength in your muscles… These things feel really, really good. This is why some people will actually never skip a day of exercise in their lives!

Mental and Emotional Benefits

It doesn’t just stop with a radically enhanced self-esteem. Regular exercise can lower stress levels in dramatic fashion, while simultaneously heightening your mood and overall sense of well-being. For one, it gives you time to stop thinking about the stressors in your life and just focus on things such as your breathing, your heart rate, and the sense of pride that goes along with actually doing something good for yourself. And when you work your body out, it thanks you by allowing you to become fully relaxed while it recovers. It’s a win-win on all levels.

Enhanced Mobility and Range of Motion

As you become stronger, more flexible, and more oxygenated, you may notice that your body is moving better than before… a lot better. This is just another of the many great benefits that a mere 30 minutes of daily exercise can bestow upon you.

You will start feeling more playful. You may find yourself bending in ways you haven’t bent in years, which is especially great if you’ve got smaller children around. Few things are as depressing as not being able to play with your five-year-old child or grandchild because you’re unable to keep up or move right.

There is no single right way to exercise your body. Do what you like. Change it up. Swim one day, shoot some hoops the next. It doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you get yourself to move. Just start. The finishing will take care of itself.

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Meaning and Purpose – The Way to True Joy At Any Age

Meaning and Purpose – The Way to True Joy At Any Age

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Feeling like your life really means something can be one of the most profound personal experiences you can have. This sense of purpose can take your happiness, security, and confidence to new heights. And the greatest part is that just about anything can cause you to feel important and needed, if you just take the time to focus upon and appreciate it.

Perhaps you’re an amazing parent, a top-notch professional, a valued team member, or a devoted volunteer. As long as you believe that you are somehow touching lives and/or making the world a better place, even if only in a small way, you’ve got all the reason in the world to feel important and special.

With true purpose in your life, you may just find yourself wanting to get out of bed a little bit earlier each day and going to bed a little later each night. You’ll likely know who you are, where you’re going, and how wonderful it will be when you get there! You won’t be looking for external forces to validate you as a person. You will feel secure and at ease in most situations.

Generally speaking, young adults seem more apt to cultivate a sense of purpose than do older individuals. This is quite possibly due to the fact that they’re really having fun and enjoying their lives. They’re dating, going to school, starting new careers, and are actively seeking purpose. Seek and you shall find, right?

As we age, however, we tend to become more uncertain, often second-guessing ourselves and demonstrating an almost hyper-sensitivity to the decisions we make. It could be that the kids have left the home (flew the coop, as they say) and you don’t feel quite as needed. Divorce, menopause, retirement, and aging in general can all take a massive toll on an individual’s self-worth and sense of meaning.

However, it is important to realize that purpose can be developed. It can be redeveloped. And you are never too old to reinvent yourself in some way. It can be done. You can do it. And here are some ways how:

  • Get yourself a fun new hobby. Gardening, model-building, classic car restoration. Anything that excites you.
  • Join some type of social club. Meeting new people is fun at any age. You can engage in conversation and do all kinds of fun things with like-minded individuals.
  • Begin an exercise routine. Keep your body alive, invigorated, healthy, attractive, and feeling wonderful. Swimming is always a great, fun way to do this.
  • Volunteer your time to those in need. This is where a great sense of contribution can really make you feel alive and good about yourself.
  • Never stop parenting. Despite what you may believe, your kids (and/or grandkids) will always love and need you.
  • Go back to work, if you’d like.
  • Strike up conversations with strangers. Be a good listener, a good friend.

Remember, the world is full of billions of people at all stages of life. You can always find people who can relate to you, and to whom you can relate. And if you happen to be single, don’t rule out the possibility of dating again. Love and excitement are never bad things.

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The Power of a Personal Mission Statement

The Power of a Personal Mission Statement

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Do You Really Know What Your Life Is About?

Are your objectives well-defined? Finding your center and enjoying deep personal fulfillment comes down to 7 basic components of your life. These are your physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, economic, professional, and social lives. Designing your own personal constitution, or mission statement, is essential for knowing which actions to take in your life. It’s like an X marks the spot on a map. You need to know where the treasure is!

When you’ve got your mission statement in place, you are able to base all of your decisions around how aligned they are with your deepest values. There is immense power in this. To design your own personal constitution, answer the following questions:

* What is the purpose of my life? What am I here to be and do?

* What do I stand for? What are my values?

* Which of these values am I NEVER willing to compromise for ANY reason?

* What kind of person am I when nobody else is looking?

* What do I really want to contribute, and to what or whom?

* What do I believe about my creator? Why have I been blessed with this life?

* Who do I love? How can I prove it on an ongoing basis?

* How do I intend to earn my living? What kind of value to I want to add?

* How do I intend to maximize my fulfillment? How can I live my best life consistently?

The answers to these questions will become key factors in developing your own personal mission statement. In fact, it can be both extremely therapeutic and refreshingly eye-opening to take this kind of time to reflect on your own beliefs, values, and merits. Additionally, it will help you to set your goals and know that your goals are not in conflict with who you are as a person. This will enable you to enjoy maximum contribution, joy, and effectiveness.

Additionally, it is extremely important to value your physical body. Good health breeds good feelings and greater positive actions. Fill your heart with love and develop strong, meaningful relationships. Don’t forget to read a book every now and then. Continuously feeding your mind will expand your understanding, as well as your opportunities. Give of yourself. This is essential for spiritual fulfillment.

I very strongly urge you to develop a personal constitution of your own. A thoughtfully prepared mission statement will serve as a guide to keep your thoughts and actions in tune with your deepest self. Your decision-making will be purposeful, deliberate, and bold. This is true even for the tough decisions.

It is my sincerest wish that you take good care of yourself. Fulfillment, happiness, connection, productivity, creativity, exceptional health, meaningful contribution, and the deepest love are all yours for the taking. I hope you experience all of these wonderful things consistently and forever. Your mission statement is a great place to begin.

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10 Tips For Lasting Weight Loss

10 Tips For Lasting Weight Loss

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1. Maintain a Positive Attitude
2. Believe in Your Abilities And the number one tip for successful weight loss
3. Learn From Your Mistakes
4. Reward Your Successes
5. Take Steps Daily to Reach Your Goals
6. Utilize a Support Network
7. Develop a Plan
8. Set Realistic and Meaningful Goals
9. Be Aware of Your Actions
10. Know Yourself

Looks pretty simple when you put it in a list, doesn’t it? Well, in many ways losing weight is just that simple. I should know! After all, I have lost and maintained the loss of 130 pounds. I know weight loss!

1. Maintain a Positive Attitude. Mean people suck. That bumper sticker just about says it all. Despite the fact that your body has excess weight to lose, LIFE IS GOOD! Realize the alternatives: you could be terminally ill, you could be homeless, you could be worse off than you are today. Look around at your life and be thankful for all that you do have. Smile at everyone you encounter in your day. Realize that you are a fabulous person on a wonderful journey. Don’t let anyone or anything get you down!

2. Believe in Your Abilities. So what if past diet attempts failed you. YOU are special, worthy of the best that life has to offer and you are capable of successfully changing your habits and adapting to a healthy lifestyle. You must believe that you can and will do this!

3. Learn from Your Mistakes. If you have a bad day and give in to over eating, learn from it. How can you decrease the frequency of bad days? How can you be better prepared and have healthier snack options on hand? Can you avoid buying unhealthy things that may tempt you? Learn from past mistakes and let that lesson help build your future.

4. Reward your Successes. Reward the positive actions that you do take, rather than punishing yourself for shortcomings. Doing this will help to rebuild your self-esteem and add fuel to your motor! Decide what treats you would like to get as a reward. They must be non-food related and something worth working to earn. For me, things like a manicure, new book, night at the movies or a trip to the art museum work well!

5. Take Steps Daily to Reach Your Goals. Each day, you must do something that will further your progress: be it reading a motivational book, listening to tapes, analyzing yourself or visualizing the future that you want for yourself. Make sure that each day you are moving in the right direction. Realize that plateaus and stumbles are bound to happen, but get back up quickly and take a step in the right direct, the direction of health!

6. Utilize a Support Network. When I lost my 130 pounds, I did it alone. Every day when I log onto my support group, I find an impassioned group of people all caring about each other’s journey. It creates an amazing synergy and support environment. Let it work for you!

7. Develop a Plan. Having a plan to follow is essential! Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took time and planning, but it was realized — just as your dreams will be if you follow a plan for success.

8. Set Realistic and Meaningful Goals. I get numerous emails from people saying things like, “I want to lose 30 pounds by my reunion in 5 weeks!” The time to have started planning for the reunion was many months ago. In 5 weeks, one should try to lose 2 pounds a week or 10 pounds. It is much more meaningful if this person would say, “I want to get healthy and lose 30 pounds — and to give themselves 6 months to do it in.” The reason and the timing must be valid.

9. Be Aware of Your Actions. I dedicate an entire section of my book, Awaken the Diet Within — From Overweight to Looking Great! to just this subject. Mindless eating must become a thing of the past.

10. Know Yourself. By this I mean that you need to take a good long look at yourself, who you are and what you want out of life. There is so much more to this life than just wanting to lose X number of pounds. You know it and I know it. Why!? Why do you want to lose weight? What is it going to change about your life? What do you want to do with your life?

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Personal Development Leads to Prosperity

Personal Development Leads to Prosperity

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Spiritual, emotional, mental and physical development can lead to more fulfillment in life. Personal development isn’t really hard. There’s only a few skills you need to master to begin. To start your journey to personal development, you need time management skills and the ability to set realistic goals. You need to understand yourself and build self-esteem and self-worth. Having a purposeful life goes a long way to achieve those goals.

Very few people really have insight into who they are and what they’re capable of achieving. On your path to personal development, it’s necessary to develop that insight. You can’t change what you aren’t aware of. You need to know your self-worth and what keeps you from achieving your goals in life.

Changes dont happen overnight
Nothing in life worth doing comes easy or fast. Change is going to require both your time and effort. It won’t happen instantly just because you want change. You will need to determine what it is that you need to change and focus on that until you achieve your goals.

Self-awareness is the beginning of understanding what you need to change. You‘ll need to take a good, hard look at yourself to discover who you are and who you want to be.

Key points to personal development

  • Know what you want out of life and making a plan to achieve it.
  • Ability to break free of self-limiting beliefs.
  • Developing a positive outlook and getting rid of thoughts that hold you back.
  • Getting in touch with your creative and intuitive side.
  • Understanding that you do make a difference and why you make a difference. Changing your attitude so that you can continue to grow.

Young children naturally possess a lot of these qualities. Children continually learn and adapt. In a healthy, nurturing environment, children are less afraid than many adults. Life to a child is simpler and children’s minds are open to possibilities and they use their creativity and imagination. They are not afraid of what they can or cannot do. In many way, some adults make life more complicated than it need be and their negative attitudes and outlook work against them, but you do have the power to change this for a more fulfilled life.

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