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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wise Guys Book Review #FlyBy #giveaway #WiseGuys

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 Are you surrounded by a house full of men like myself? How do they gain their wisdom as they age into adulthood? Sometimes the wisdom and the influence does not come from within their home, they sometimes have to seek guidance from Men from their outside world, for my middle son this has been in the form a friendship from an unlikely source. My 17 soon to be 18 year old son's best friend is his mentor from down the street who just so happens to be 65 years old. I thank God for him everyday. You see my husband has some mental health issues that have prevented my husband and sons' father to be the role model that he should be for his sons. This saddens me sometimes but then I look at all of the outside influence my kids can get from Men that they look up to and whom I can trust to make a good influence on them to help guide them into Faithful, Godly men!

    So when I got the opportunity to review, Wise Guys, unlocking the hidden wisdom from the men around you I knew this would be the perfect book for my middle son for his Graduation from High School(homeschool).

 I want my boys to know where else to get influence and wisdom from, it truly is all around them they just may not always know how to find it or where to look for it.
In Wise Guys Kent talks about things that are hard for him, such as asking for directions, reading assembly instructions, and the biggest one asking for help! The first chapter starts as Kent was just 17, the same age as my Alyx. Perfect start to this book since I am giving it to him. This chapter is all about figuring yourself out, direction of career and other stuff. Each chapter has true to his life stories and directions to go through life stages, each chapter has Questions to Consider that are quite thought provoking. There are talk about lessons he learned as he edged his way through adulthood. Valuable lessons and not always learned the right or easy way. Life is tough there is no doubt about that. There is talk about Grace and Prayer and a bunch of other things but I do not want to give the book away.


A little about the book

WISE GUYS:

For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer any maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway?
But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys. Could there be ways to tap into their invaluable knowledge without enduring dull lectures or taking pages of notes?

Kent Evans has surrounded himself with these wise guys. They have shown him all the back roads on the way to wisdom. With a great deal of humor and an endless supply of stories, he wants to show you how to gather life-enriching truth from the guys in your own circle.

About the Author
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KENT EVANS is the board chairman and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men.  Kent has personally experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life.  Today he is blessed with a solid 20-year marriage, four wonderful sons and a fulfilling life – largely because of what he’s learned from other men.  He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and can be found on Twitter @manhoodjourney.

In closing, I found this book delightful as well as full of honest to goodness knowledge and helpful hints for a young man or an old man alike. You know you can teach an old dog new tricks. I am looking forward to passing this book to my son and hopefully he will share with his younger and older brothers and maybe their dad too. Or maybe I will just pick up everyone a copy of their very own, I highly recommend this book as a gift for the man in your life, Grad gift, newlywed or new dad gift or anything in between. Father's Day is coming up quick and this would be a great addition to the gift you already have planned for the special man in your life. Available in June! 
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bearing Witness Book Review #FlyBy #giveaway

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   I am just getting back into some book reviewing as our homeschooling year has ended and I finally have some free time on my hands. I like to read all sorts of genres of books but tend to stick to Christian based. This book that I am sharing with you today is one that tells Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Dicipleship, it is Bearing Witness. I was given this opportunity from FlyByPromotions.

Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Category: Christianity/History
Binding: Softcover
240 pages
  This was not an easy light hearted read by any means, this was a thought provoking condemning read.. Have you truly thought what some risk by witnessing to others? Would you risk your life to profess your faith in Jesus Christ?? Throughout our existence here on Earth many have done just that and will continue to do so, are you ready to be one of them? Bearing Witness takes you from Early Christianity through Radical Reformation and then to Early Modern Witnessings to where we are now in recent events Witnessing.

  What you may not think about is how being a follow of Christ can be a dangerous path, but at the same time it is also the most fulfilling path. There is a lengthy introduction that lays out the journey for you and then you begin the travels through Christianity. Tales of Men, Women and Children who have stood strong in their Faith and professed it others and sometimes paid a very high price for this. One thing is for sure they all their Faith was important enough to them to share it with others without worrying about the consequences.

  This book held me captive while I read it, I felt as if I was there watching as the stories, true stories unfolded right in front of me. I felt the strength of these folks as well as the anguish. It moved me and condemned me all at the same time. It got me to thinking.... Am I truly prepared to profess my Faith in Christ at any cost, or am in complacent in my life just sharing with like minded individuals or those on the fence ready to jump in and join me? I cannot wait to change my way of thinking and sharing and witnessing and step out of my comfort zone, I am also going to share this book in hopes it will get others to answer God's call as well.

  Are you ready??
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Loved + Blessed Subscription Box Review #LoveAndBlessed #FlyBy

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  Nowadays there are so many choices for subscription boxes, but I have found one that feeds my Faith!! Who doesn't like happy mail but even better happy mail with a message from GOD! The Loved + Blessed box.

  Anyone who knows me knows my favorite color is pink, so imagine my delight when a cute little pink box showed up in my mailbox. My first box was themed MASTERPIECE. This tells the message of how we are all one of God's Masterpieces.

 When you open the box the message of the month's theme is displayed on the lid of the box.  The contents of the box is covered in tissue and upon removing the tissue you are greeted with the contents. I was so excited with this box as my first as my new passion is the adult coloring books and Bible journaling.

   In my box was a box of colored pencils, a framed coloring picture, that I may just give as a gift when I am done coloring it. A sticker centered around the theme that I am going to add to my laptop. A mini poster that I am putting on my motivation wall for my weightloss journey. The last piece was a scripture card that I am using as a bookmark in my journaling Bible.

  After a rough week of bad news about family members health and a friend from school passing away, this box came at the perfect time. I should not be surprised as God's timing is perfect. He knows all. Sometimes it helps when a little box of goodness shows up just when you needed. It's like God was saying, here's a little pick me up I know you needed it!



  This would be a great gift for a friend, or your mom or daughter or anyone that you think could use a blessing. There is no commitment so you could send someone just one, or a few months and cancel when you want to. There are also options to have a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Boxes start at just $10 a month and $3 for shipping, if you purchase a subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months you will get a small discount!

You can order for yourself or choose the gift option, this is up to you, or spoil yourself and someone else at the same time. Each month you will be blessed by the pink box of Faith and God's message, sometimes just when you need it most. I cannot wait to share my next box with you!!
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

U.S. HISTORY DETECTIVE BOOK ONE Schoolhouse Review Crew Review 2015 #hsmommas #hsreviews

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  We are knee deep in U.S. History this year with the boys so of course why not add another component to our studies. The Critical Thinking Co. has an interesting workbook series out called U.S. HISTORY DETECTIVE and we received the opportunity to review U.S. HISTORY DETECTIVE BOOK ONE Colonial Era to Reconstruction Era.

  Selling for $39.95 you can choose the paperback version, which is what we received or the e-book version. I was very impressed with the book when we got it on delivery day. At about an inch in thickness it is a substantial chunk of book. Geared for kids in grades 8 and up, this was a perfect fit for my boys in 11th and 12th even though they are at the higher end of the age range.

  The Critical Thinking Co. allows duplicating copies among your family so it is a nice perk of only having to have one for both my boys and just being able to make copies so they can both participate without having to share or work together on the same worksheet. I did have them read the pages together and then work on their own worksheets. This was an easy assignment for them to work together on, usually taking them 30 minutes or less to complete the reading and the following worksheets for the days lesson. We worked on this M,W, and F during the week so they completed 3 lessons a week. There are 9 sections with each section having 7-10 lessons pers section, so working on this 3 days a week they are moving through the sections every 3 weeks or so.

  Each lesson has some reading and maps to explore as well as timelines. My boys also enjoyed the little fun fact boxes that pop in some of the pages that give a little fact that maybe you might not know. After reading the pages there are a few worksheets to do, this is what I made copies of. The questions are different types, some are multiple choice, some require a short answer while some may need a sentence or two. The last part is a paragraph to write explaining their evidence as to what is true, this is where being the  'detective" comes in handy.

  There are some bonus activities sprinkled here and there as well, the boys favorite was the one with some fun with the dollar bill. We learned some fun about a dollar bill, but I will let you explore it on your own I do not want to ruin the surprise for you.

 The end of each section is a short review covering various things learned in the lessons in the section. This was short and sweet and to the point, covering filling in a map, completing a concept map, venn diagrams, and other simple ways to review the material.

  The boys are enjoying going through this book in conjunction with the other materials they are using in their U.S. History studies. Adding new components that fill out your year long curriculum helps to keep it fresh and fun. Sometimes no matter how fun your core curriculum is it tends to get stale especially at the half way point. Adding something like U.S. HISTORY DETECTIVE BOOK ONE to the mix helps liven it up and keep things interesting and inviting.


 There is answer key in the back of the book, I do not know about you but I do not like to leave temptation for my boys, even though they know cheating gets you know where and is a sin, I do not want to tempt them. I want them to work for their grades and be confident that they came to the answer on their own. So I take the answer keys out of the books using an exacto knife and I have a 3 ring binder with all of the answer keys for the boys books, I just divide them with tabs to keep them organized, this way it is never an issue especially when they are having a bad day and just do not feel like they can do it.

All in all my boys are enjoying this new addition to our U.S History class and I will be ordering Book Two so when we are done we can continue on with our detective work to discover the other hidden secrets of our nation.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Eat Your Science Homework Schoolhouse Review Crew Review 2015 #hsreviews #hsmommas

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   Eat Your Science Homework? I was immediately intrigued. We could eat the boys' Science homework. This could be very fun. So of course I jumped at the chance, the hard part?, picking which book there is one for History, and one for Math and a couple others as well. I decided on Eat Your Science Homework Recipes for Inquiring Minds.  since we had been reviewing a lot of History lately and I wanted to give the boys a change. The boys love to cook and Taylor has been a lot more adventurous about eating new things so I thought this would be a perfect way to get him interested in some new foods.


Ann McCallum Books puts out these fun books that incorporate food and fun into learning. They are your choice of a paperback book for $7.95 or a hard covered book selling for $16.95 and are full of fun and whimsical drawings and step by step instruction with visual cues to help the younger folks. Explaining all the way how this recipe has to do with Science. Ann McCallum and Leeza Hernandez make these books fun and inviting for students to use the kitchen and foods to cook up some science, Leeza's illustrations are absolutely adorable.

  I liked how you really did not have to go in any particular order, we could pick or choose which Science Recipes we wanted to work on. So when it arrived the first thing we did was flip through the book, check out what supplies we needed for which recipes we wanted to dive right into and made our shopping list. Then we sat down and plotted out our strategy. We put all of the names of the ones we wanted to tackle written on pieces of paper and put them in a mixing bowl. How fitting right? Then we pulled them out one by one and this was to be our order that we worked on them. This helped to make it fair since the boys do not always agree.

 So first on the agenda we went over the scientific method and safety in the lab.Then we moved onto our recipe experiments. There was Atomic Popcorn Balls, Density Dressing and Veggie Sticks, Invisible Ink Snack Pockets, Loop, Whorl, and Arch Cookies, Sedimentary Pizza Lasagna, Black Hole Swallow Ups. I guarantee after doing these experiments and eating the delicious results they are sure to remember the scientific facts that go along with them. Having fun while learning not only creates fun memories for your children for years to come but they are more apt to remember what they learn while having all of this fun.

  My boys have proven to be very hands on learners so this is a wonderful addition to our classroom and Science curriculum. We have been having fun together and learning all at the same time and then we get to eat the yummy results and talk about what we learned in the process. We did the lesson and then cooked our experiment and then while we enjoyed the fruits of our scientific labor we went over the additional activities that were in my downloadable teacher's guide. We did activities such as finger printing, this included comparing our own to the rest of the family to see if there was any genetic traits among our fingerprints. My boys have been studying our genealogy so they were very interested in this, and we had done blood typing not too long ago. This kind of stuff intrigues them a lot so we enjoyed this activity thoroughly. There are vocab reviews as well, we did not focus a lot on this as they were geared for younger kids in my opinion. Eat Your Science Homework is great for elementary and middle schoolers for sure. My boys being in high school enjoyed the book and experiments but were a little too old for some of the extra activities. Despite this we did enjoy all of the experiments and I am looking forward to using this book to teach a class at my co-op in the spring maybe for 4-6 graders.  These would make a great Christmas gift for the hands on learner in your life. Be sure to click on the banner below and check out all of the crew reviews. We all had a choice of several books so maybe Science is not your thing, there is Math and U.S. History as well. Have fun eating your homework.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Standard Deviants Accelerate Schoolhouse Review Crew Review 2015 #hsmommas #hsreviews

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 I am always game for trying something new and with the boys getting older we are looking to supplement certain subjects so that we are sure they are getting enough to claim a complete credit on their high school transcripts. So I was interested in the opportunity to have a chance to review the Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses from Standard Deviants Accelerate.
They have offer a variety of courses for grades 3(age 8) and up, with the majority being for middle school and high school levels.  You can pay for monthly access to a single subject or multiple subjects for up to 5 students or you can choose to have a lifetime subscription to all subjects for up to 10 students, if you have younger students this would be a fantastic choice.
Here are the class choices so you know what is offered.
Arithmetic - Grades 3+
Fundamental Math - Grades 4+
Earth Science - Grades 6+
Nutrition - Grades 6+
Algebra - Grades 7+
Biology - Grades 7+
Chemistry - Grades 9+
English Comp. - Grades 9+
U.S. History - Grades 9+
AP Biology - Grades 11+
AP Chemistry - Grades 11+
AP U.S. Government and  Politics - Grades 11+
AP U.S. History - Grades 11+
AP Eng. Composition - Grades 11+
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Now the set up for the programs are all the same and each student will each need their own email address to make this work. This was not a problem for us as my boys already had their own email, but if your kids don't, getting a kid friendly email is easy, AOL is a great option with parental controls.
First you set up your teacher account and choose the course or courses and pick who you are going to assign them to. This prompts a code to be generated and sent to the student's email, this is how they go about setting up their account and gaining access to their classes.
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 For my boys I picked Nutrition for both of them to help supplement our Health credit and they also used the Chemistry. We are currently using Chemistry for Science this year so I thought this would be a great way to beef it up and give them an opportunity to learn some on their own, since our current program is something we work on together. The only thing is with our crazy schedule this year, we are only getting to do that 2-3 days a week so this was a great option to help add to that time with a program that was self paced. This way they could do on their own according to their schedules. Nutrition was a wonderful option for self paced learning as well. They each used both of these subjects 3-4 days per week depending on their own individual schedule.
All of the classes are set up in similar fashion, First you click the tab and watch the videos,which are presented in a fun way as to keep it from getting boring and monotonous. Next you move onto the Vocabulary words, I took these and used them as our spelling words so that they could get more practice. Third there was the Diagram tab this is where the worksheet like pages are. Then of course you have a quiz tab, this helps you as the teacher gauge how the student is doing, if they are retaining the information they are learning and where they might need to go back and repeat. This is extremely helpful and it was nice that I did not need to grade it, all I needed to do was log into my teacher account and check out the grades and progress. The final tab is the Written Answer tab, this is where there are reading comprehension questions and your student should have a workbook handy to write down their answers.
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The nutrition class is geared for grades 6 and up and touches on the topics of ...
Intro: Cells and Macronutrients, What Your Body Does with Food, The Food Spectrum, Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals, and Water, Preventing Nutritional Disorders, Eating In Context ,Where Does Your Food Come From?, The Savvy Eater.
I was happy to have this opportunity for the boys to get started learning about these topics while I was awaiting a curriculum to come that I had ordered. Now we are ready to dive right in and we won't have to spend as much time on it as we might have had to do without this supplement from SDA to help pave the path for us.

The Chemistry unit is geared for 9th grade and up and covers topics such as ...
Atomic Theory and Structure, Bonds & Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Solutions, Acids and Bases, Chemical Reactions & Equilibrium, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics. We have been studying Chemistry for a couple months now, so the course from SDA helped cement things that we have already touched on as well as lay down the ground work for those topics we have yet to reach in our main text book.
I liked the fact the boys could work on this at their own pace, Taylor during the day when Alyx might be at work or Alyx when Taylor is at some of his other classes. They could work independently and at their own convenience. SDA has helped bridge gaps and has eased my mind a bit because of our overloaded schedules.
The boys thought the site was easy to navigate and enjoyed the variety of tasks so that it made it enjoyable to do the assignments. They were not long and drawn out either which is always a plus in all of our books. 30 minutes tops each day they work on it is enough to accomplish more than a couple lessons. Being able to do work on the ipad was a bonus as the boys like to lay around in the mornings or later in the evening and do school work. They have grown accustomed to being able to relax and do their work and still be productive. This was a bonus for sure.
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I have enjoyed knowing that the boys can continue to learn even when our schedules do not allow for us to have a lot of time to sit down and do book work. I was starting to stress about that especially with Alyx being a Senior this year and with Taylor right behind him in 11th, time is running out to fit it all in. I want them to be able to have all of the outside class opportunities we have found without jeopardizing our core studies. SDA helps fill in the gaps and gives me a peace of mind that they are getting some core learning in even in our busy lifestyle this year.

I think this is a wonderful supplemental program fit mostly for middle school and high school levels. There is a class for everyone and I am sure you would get your money's worth with just one class but you can have access to them all with a multi class monthly subscription or the lifetime option. The cool thing is you don't have to take my word for it or that of any of the reviewers from the crew although I do hope I have helped. You can test drive it yourself.
Right now you can get a 7 day free trial. This way you can get a test run to see if it is a right fit for your family. I know appreciate a try before you buy option. This is surely enough time to get into a class or two and see how this could benefit your students and your homeschool as a whole. If you have gaps to fill in or if there is a class you just are not getting to as much as you would like. Maybe they need some reviewing? Just remember these are not meant to take the place of your primary books, the SDA classes are to be a supplement to your program not a replacement.
SMALL DISCLAIMER:(This is a secular program so be forewarned that there is a talk of Evolution in the Biology course but it is minor and should not deter you from the program, I just want you to be aware.)


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Apologia Educational Ministries: The Ultimate Homeschool Planner Schoolhouse Review Crew Review 2015 #hsmommas #hsreviews

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Apologia Educational Ministries has quickly become over the years one of my goto companies for many of our homeschooling needs, they have many different subjects but they also have things for ME! The Homeschooling Mom! I was offered an opportunity to review The Ultimate Homeschool Planner -Blue Cover $29.00 from Apologia and was so excited when it came in the mail. There is nothing like a fresh planner to get the organizational juices flowing in my brain. I have tried many different types of planners and I always seem to come back to the tried and true in my hands paper planner for our homeschool and family organizational needs.
Apologia Ultimate Homeschool Planner

   I did not know which one I was going to get in the mail, there is a yellow, orange and blue cover. I received blue which is normally not my favorite color but there was something so calming about the shade of blue it comes in, kind of like a country blue with pretty sherbet toned flowers. I love the whimsy of it. One of the characteristics I notices right away is that it is spiral bound so it lays flat and the cover is a "drip" proof. Meaning if my coffee misses my mouth in the wee hours of the morning or night and I happen to dribble on my planner while it is closed I can simply wipe it off!! Or if I set my mason jar water jar on the cover which I absentmindedly do sometimes it won't wrinkly the cover. I really need to stop doing those things but life is hectic and things happen, I am sure you know what I am talking about.

  So what is so special about this planner... There is a folder pocket in the front and back covers, this is great for papers that come home from outside activities and also for receipts and other straggling papers. Keeps them all in the same place. The first couple  pages each have a 2 school year calendar, on them so for instance page one is running from July 2015-June of 2017. This was a huge reality check as it had the rest of  our school days laid out on one page, our Youngest will be graduating in May of 2017. How can we only have this short time left.

  After the calendar pages you then have an info page to put how this planner belongs to and your students info. There is a welcome letter from the creator, Debra Bell and a Table of contents. Not you are probably wondering why there is a table of contents in a planner?  This is simple, this is a planner and so much more. There is also instructions on how to use the planner and get the most out of it. I think this part was wonderful.  Weekly Planning Retreats, Monthly Planning Sessions, Weekly Planning Breaks, Monday Morning Tutorials and Friday Afternoon Reviews, it explains it all both verbally and visually with graphics and pictures. I am totally a visual person so this was a fantastic tool for me.

There is a one year planning grid, this is helpful for outside activity tracking, well at least that is what I am using it for. where to be on what days for every month of the year. Fantastic. Character and Academic goals sheets for each student, this was a great way to sit with each of the boys and really chat about what goals they have for their last year and last 2 years and we could record them together. Family Priorities list. We have been focusing so much on this lately so it was wonderful to have a place to add it to our planner. Of course then you have your blank planner calendar sheets, this is of course a planner. You can start it at anytime by just filling the dates in the blank sheets. My favorite part of these pages is the prayer list column. So many of our friends have needed prayers lately and this is so nice to included it in our calendar so they are there at any glance to remind us who and what to pray for.

Another of my favorite pages is the Week of Pages,
There is an inspirational quote or scripture verse in the top left corner, there is a Bible plan row, Battle plan and a place to put your fighter verse. This lends wonderfully with the theme in my MOPS group, We are following a Fierce Flourishing, Being a Fierce Fighter for the Lord lends itself to this beautifully, Then there is the hospitality and outreach, We have been focusing a lot on this as well, so it is nice to be able to plan and record these events in our planner. There is also a section of This Week's Memorable Moments and Achievements. Looking for goodness and celebrating even the smallest of victories. This helps us to focus on the good. Evidences of Graces is the second half of that page. Here we could share when we have received God's Grace and faithfulness. Being able to showcase when he protected us or provided for us. I appreciate the ability to record these for us to look back on. This has sparked us to create a Gratitude Journal. We are excited to start that soon.

  In the back of the book there is a place to record the grades for the kids, as well as track what classes they are taking and curriculum they are studying, Reading lists, and Field Trip records, as well as outside activities, which for us is Guitar and CAP and Enrich our homeschool Co-op.
There are some pages for reading, they hold inspirational messages and help keep you motivated and let you know you are doing a great job and that when you have certain feelings you are not alone in those feelings and that others have felt the same way. Lastly there is a year end review section as well as pages for notes and a Bibliography.


I am so excited to keep using our journal and to see what other things it leads us to, such as our gratitude journal. Be sure to check out the social media pages for Apologia and also to click the banner below to read all of the crew reviews.
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