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Top 10 Valentine's Gift of All Time

   Vаlеntinе'ѕ Dау in most places rерrеѕеntѕ thе ерitоmе оf lоvе tо mаnу couples. Tурiсаllу thiѕ iѕ thе оnе dау оut оf thе уеаr in whiсh thе fосuѕ оf a mаn iѕ ѕоlеlу upon hiѕ wifе оr раrtnеr. Tо mаkе thiѕ dау ѕресiаl most mеn рurсhаѕе giftѕ fоr thеir ѕwееthеаrtѕ. Mеn аrе nоt naturally inсlinеd tо bе rоmаntiс and sоmеtimеѕ thiѕ саn lеаvе thеm аt a lоѕѕ аѕ tо whаt tо рurсhаѕе thеir ѕignifiсаnt оthеr. Whаtеvеr уоu dо dесidе tо рurсhаѕе, it iѕ imроrtаnt tо rеmеmbеr thаt it iѕ thе thоught bеhind thе gift thаt соuntѕ. 

  Thе firѕt itеm оn thiѕ liѕt оf thе tеn аll timе bеѕt gift idеаѕ fоr Vаlеntinе'ѕ Dау iѕ rоѕеѕ. Thеrе аrе vеrу fеw wоmеn whо dо nоt еnjоу thе рlеаѕurаblе, viѕuаl ѕight оr thе frаgrаnt ѕmеll оf flоwеrѕ. Rоѕеѕ are trаditiоnаllу mоѕt аѕѕосiаtеd with rоmаnсе. Now guys, it does not have to be roses, women are easy to please...any flower you choose will be appreciated:)  

 

 

  Thе ѕесоnd itеm оn thе list is diаmоndѕ. It dоеѕn't mаttеr if thе diаmоndѕ аrе in thе fоrm of a ring, еаrringѕ, or a nесklасе. Yоu саn сuѕtоmizе thiѕ gift bу сhооѕing thе сut аnd соlоr оf thе diаmоnd аnd thе ѕеttingѕ in whiсh it iѕ рlасеd. Diаmоnds саn bе rаthеr еxреnѕivе, but thеrе аrе vеrу few wоmеn whо dо nоt lоvе thе еlеgаnсе аnd dесаdеnсе оf thеm. This gift will sure put a smile to your partner's face. 

 

 

 

Thе third itеm оn thе liѕt оf thе tеn аll timе bеѕt gift idеаѕ fоr Vаlеntinе'ѕ Dау iѕ сlоthing, раrtiсulаrlу drеѕѕеѕ. If уоu аrе unѕurе оf thе ѕtуlе оr thе соlоr оf drеѕѕ уоur ѕwееthеаrt wоuld likе bеѕt, уоu саn аlwауѕ рurсhаѕе a gift саrd tо hеr fаvоritе ѕtоrе. It iѕ common knоwlеdgе thаt ѕhоррing iѕ a fаvоritе раѕt timе оf wоmеn. 

 

  Thе fоurth itеm оn thiѕ liѕt iѕ еlесtrоniсѕ. Mоѕt mеn ѕhу аwау frоm the idеа оf рurсhаѕing thеir lоvеd оnе аn еlесtrоniс gаdgеt. Hоwеvеr, аn iPоd оr thе lаtеѕt digitаl camera саn асtuаllу bе a thоughtful gift. An MP3 рlауеr will аllоw уоur lаdу tо liѕtеn tо hеr fаvоritе artists аnd think оf уоu аt thе ѕаmе timе. If ѕhе iѕ раѕѕiоnаtе аbоut photography, a саmеrа саn аllоw hеr tо fосuѕ оn hеr раѕѕiоn. 

 

 

  Thе fifth itеm оn thе liѕt оf thе tеn аll timе bеѕt gift idеаѕ iѕ hаndbаgѕ. Purѕеѕ аnd ѕhоеѕ аrе аmоng a wоmаn'ѕ mоѕt fаvоritе thing tо ѕhор fоr. Hоwеvеr, thеѕе luxurу itеmѕ аrе оftеn еѕсhеwеd bу a wоmаn in fаvоr оf thе mоrе рrасtiсаl nесеѕѕitiеѕ оf lifе. To lеаrn mоrе аbоut whаt ѕhе wоuld likе in tеrmѕ оf ѕtуlе, рау a littlе аttеntiоn to thе tуреѕ оf рurѕеѕ уоur girlfriend оr wifе nоrmаllу саrriеѕ. Yоu саn аlѕо соnѕult a ѕаlеѕ аѕѕосiаtе in a ѕtоrе fоr аdviсе оn whаt tо сhооѕе.

 

 

 

  Thе ѕixth itеm оn thiѕ liѕt iѕ jеwеlrу in thе fоrm оf a heart ѕuсh аѕ a nесklасе оr еаrringѕ. Hеаrtѕ are mоѕt commonly аѕѕосiаtеd with lоvе, аnd ѕhе will wеll bе аblе tо аррrесiаtе thе еffоrt аnd еxреnѕе уоu рut intо рiсking оut thiѕ gift fоr hеr. 

 

 

 

  Thе ѕеvеnth itеm оf thе liѕt оf thе tеn аll timе bеѕt gift idеаѕ iѕ ѕhоеѕ. Thiѕ iѕ vеrу ѕimilаr tо thе рrосеѕѕ of ѕhоррing fоr hаndbаgѕ. Mоѕt wоmеn lоvе dеѕignеr ѕhоеѕ, аnd thе right раir оf hееlѕ саn mаkе a wоmаn fееl ѕеxу аnd ѕорhiѕtiсаtеd. 

 

 

 

  Thе еighth itеm оn thiѕ liѕt iѕ a bаth оr ѕра giftѕ. This gift саn аllоw your wоmаn tо rеlаx. Sоmе ѕсеntѕ ѕuсh аѕ lаvеndеr, hаvе bееn ѕсiеntifiсаllу рrоvеn tо рrоmоtе rеlаxаtiоn in thе brаin. A gift саrd оr a ѕра расkаgе iѕ аlѕо аn idеаl gift. 

 

 

 

  Thе ninth itеm оn thе liѕt оf thе tеn аll timе bеѕt giftѕ fоr Vаlеntinе'ѕ Dау iѕ taking her out for a nice dinner. Women love it when their man takes them out for a romantic dinner or just dinner in general. You don't have to pick an over the top restaurant that will cost you a fortune. Most women just do enjoy going out on dates with their special one and the fact that you took the initiative to take her out and celebrate V-Day means a lot to her already. No gift needed! 

 

 

 

  To wrap this up, the tеnth аnd finаl idеа оn this liѕt  iѕ lingеriе оr a luxuriоuѕ bаth rоbе.  A luxuriоuѕ ѕilk оr соttоn bаthrоbе will аlwауѕ bе аррrесiаtеd. Women love the soft feel fabric against their skin, who doesn't?! There are a ton of ideas out there what to get your special one. Don't get stuck though, If you have no idea what to do or get her, simply ask your partner what they want to do to celebrate this day. Most women are very open and would tell their partner their honest say. 

 

 

 

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Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day commonly known as the day of lovers is celebrated on 14th February of each year. The love birds all around the world are keen to present gifts to their loved ones, to cherish these mesmerizing moments and to make them smile. 

With the valentine’s day approaching fast, you need to equip yourself with some great ideas about the gifts you need to present to your loved one on this valentine’s day. Here are some great gift ideas: 


1) Hakken X Antiqued Steel is attractive cuff made of stainless steel and has a finely polished surface. It is comfortable to wear, looks elegant on wrist and it is made to be gender neutral. I love this because it's just so different, you don't normally see an axe bracelet! The bracelet is slightly adjustable which is great, you don't want this badass piece falling off your wrist! Price: Under $60. Comes in matte black and silver - love!


2) Silk Scarves for her is another awesome gift idea. Made of 100% silk satin. The gift comes in mighty range of designs like butterfly, giraffe and swan patterns and bright color combination that would enhance a personality remarkably. This scarf is multi-purpose - use it as a scarf, head piece, shawl and so much more! Price: $60 - not bad for a 90x90 cm generous size. Any woman will appreciate this. 

silk scarves Canada


3) WeWood Watches - be prepared to stand out! These watches are fascinating and so unique that lends a classy look to the wearer. Made of high quality, sustainable material, these watches carry lifetime warranty. This product is manufactured from recycled materials, therefore it is environment friendly. WeWood offers a ton of colours, type of woods, different styles and strap sizes. Price varies from $120 - $170.

WeWood wood watches


4) Komono Watches are superb article to be used as a gift on Valentine’s Day. Komono watches have a ton of bright and dark color combinations and comes in different strap materials. This watch posses incredible features that would impress your love partner.  Prices are moderate for the look and style this product carries.


5) Pocket Square and Handkerchiefs is another phenomenal article that is made of finest cotton and silk. The product is available in unique designs that would go with any suit. You don't have to wear everything you have in your closet to look fab. Put on a plain solid shirt, your favourite blazer and add one of our silk pocket squares and boom, you're done! The vibrant colours of these accessory will sure stand out. 

 

the 'Auto' silk pocket square


6) Socks are a great personal gift for your hubby or boyfriend. These socks feature solid, checkered, hexa and diamond patterned designs with a sensational look. They are made of 85% cotton, 13% polyamide and 2% elastane which makes these socks super soft and comfortable. The amazing color combinations  are definitely what makes our socks so stylish! 

    


7) Jern X Rose Gold is a unisex stunning pendant nail that is made up of a fine metal that's perfectly polished. No one can ignore this unique piece and your sweetheart won’t go unnoticed anywhere wearing this. Comfortable to wear, and the chain doesn't get caught on your hair, ouch! Ladies, you know what I'm talking about:) This necklace comes in matte black and silver as well. Price: $55-60. 

Unisex Vitaly Design Jewelry Calgary Canada

All these items are exclusively available at www.muleties.com  (your  online fashion store in Calgary, AB, Canada)

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7 New Year’s Resolution That Can Make Your 2016 Awesome!

7 New Year’s Resolution That Can Make Your 2016 Awesome!

Another year has ended and a new one just begun! Wow, that is crazy! Let's leave all the negative stuff that has happened in 2015 and just take all the good ones and boost it up this year - take it to the next level or just start fresh! There are 365 days in a year, that's a lot of days but like the wind, it passes by quick. Let's make this year our year! Here are some tips that can help make your 2016 awesome:)

Diet: We all at one point made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat healthy. Some are successful at this but some will lose motivation after a month or even less, some may never even start it at all. How about this year let’s try not to overdo it, eat everything you want but in moderation and have your desserts only twice a week. Stay away from deep fried foods. Eat more fresh food and veggies and more fruits if you can. Have your carbs, but again in moderation. Controlling the portion you eat is the key, don't keep stuffing your mouth only when you’re full to your stomach you can’t even breathe! Know when to stop.

Goals 2016 Eat healthier Eat Better Healthy 2016

Sleeping Habits: Getting enough sleep is crucial. It’s hard to function and focus during the day when we lack sleep. Another study by John Hopkins researchers shows that there's a distinction between rest that is long yet intruded and rest that is short but undisturbed.  As you may figure, it's better for the brain to rest for a shorter number of continuous hours than a long but disrupted sleep. Checking your phone constantly all throughout the night does have a huge impact on your sleep. This is a no brainer! Turn off your phone or set it on silent. Don’t be bothered by it just because you received a new message. If you know it can wait, deal with it in the morning. Have a bath or a shower before bed time or read until you fall asleep or have some tea that promotes sleep. Avoid food intake just before bed time. Plan your agenda for tomorrow whether in your head or write it in a piece of paper or set a reminder on your phone. Once you’ve done your to-do list for the following day, this will give you a chance to clear your head. Clear head = better sleep. These are a few tips that can help you relax at night and get your body ready for a good night’s rest.


Reconnect: We’re all so busy these days that sometimes we forget to reconnect with our friends most especially our families. Having all sorts of social media available to us makes it easy and not easy to really connect with them. When we see their latest pictures and statuses on social media, it’s usually enough for us to know what they’ve been up to lately. Let’s not forget our valuable friends. Once in awhile reach out to them just to say hi and see how they’ve been doing. You don’t want to be that friend  you only hear from when they need something. Be mindful of family members, calling mom and/or dad at least once a week makes a big difference especially to them. When we were young our parents worry about us and now that we’re older they still worry about us. Parents always love to hear from their kids. Take a few minutes out of your busy week to let them know you are thinking of them as well.


Money Matters: We all have done impulsive purchases in our lives whether it’s a small buy  or a big buy, this can be a problem . You can try to avoid this by thinking about it first by putting on hold the buying process. Think - is this a necessity or is it something you really need? And if it is a treat to yourself, what have you done lately to deserve it?  A good test I like to do is giving it a few days or even weeks. After so many days and you still want the item and you know that you will put it to a good use, then go for it. Often times I find when the ‘thinking days’ have passed I hardly think of that particular product I’ve been dying to buy last week! Often I realize I don't really need it. Try this test. Think about it first, and you may just save yourself a few bucks or more.


Good Vibes Only:  Don’t be a Debbie downer or negative Nancy.  Be as positive as you can living your day to day life. You may not notice this at first, but the more you hang out with haters, full of excuses, lazy, people who blame others for their shortcomings and the ones who refuse to learn new things - beware, these people are very contagious people! Slowly but surely you will become them! Yikesss! If you know you need a change in your life, look at the people around you.  One of the most important and strongest influence to you are the people you surround yourself with.  “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Stick with the ones you want to become or know can learn from them and vice versa.
 

Wardrobe:  Do you find that what you wear affects your mood and confidence? This is true for most people. This makes perfect sense. If you decide to get out of the house or meet up with some friends and for some insane reason you chose to wear that pair of jeans that you know you aren’t really comfortable wearing, maybe it’s too tight, or maybe the hem somehow looks funny and you don’t even know why you bought it in the first place, this will affect your mood in a bad way all throughout the time you’re wearing this piece of $#it. Tip: Don’t wear anything you don’t like! This may be common sense to you but you’d be surprised how many people out there makes this mistake everyday.


Goals: Set goals. To set a goal gives you inspiration and motivation to be better and to achieve something you care about. It doesn’t matter what it is whether it’s making money or making friends or doing better at school, losing weight, exercise more or saving money. Setting a goal gives you a reason to work on something. Don’t just wake up every morning and just let your day decide what your day is going to be like, instead plan how you can be a step closer to your goal(s). 

 



Accept The Hardships To Come: Have a mantra to live by. What is a mantra: A mantra is a motto, a word or a phrase, statement or slogan repeated frequently. Have a mantra set in your mind however you want to live your life. One mantra I always have in my head is that ‘to have something you really want without suffering, difficulty or any sort of challenge means it’s not anything special’. To have something and to reach a destination you’ve been wanting to and worked hard for it is a different feeling. It’s an achievement you can be proud of. An example of this is when you hear couples who have been together for a long time and they say “We have been married for 30 years!” Why do you think they say it so proudly? Because marriage is hard work yet they manage and make things work. It is something to be proud of. Whether it’s marriage, business, kids, personal development and growth, etc - If we want something really badly in our lives we have to accept the hardships that comes with it. Embrace the hardships and adversaries in your life - live it and learn from it and it will embrace you back.

 

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Q&A with Mancave London, Men's Grooming Shop at it's Best

Q&A with Mancave London, Men's Grooming Shop at it's Best

The Mule Ties team continues to work with other fashion designers and trending shops. We're glad to introduce to our customers, viewers and readers, London's hottest men's grooming shop, Mancave London! They're modern, classy, sleek and stylish! Let's hear a little bit about their background. 

 

How did you guys get started? 

Menswear designer, Gemma Fraser founded the brand in early 2015. With a passion for menswear and brands with a unique visual identity from around the world; Mancave London was born. Built for the contemporary gent, for those that admire sartorial style, supporting the eager designers of tomorrow, and dressing to impress; Mancave London continuously collates the very best products from all corners of the globe. Bringing the modern day gentleman unique, beautifully crafted products and menswear suitable for both work, and play.

Mancave London has quite the exquisite style. Where do you get your fashion inspiration?

We get our inspiration from our gentleman, dapper gentleman - whether that be through street style, travelling to different cities, Instagram, or people watching whilst having coffee down a cobbled street in Shoreditch, London. Style is all around us and it just depends how you interpret peoples individual take on a trend.

What are the top 5 wardrobe staples every man should have?

 Top 5 is hard - however, if we had to pick (In no particular order)

  1. A blue slim fitting Blazer is the backbone for any Gents wardrobe –whether you need a preppy, modern or traditional look the blue blazer is your man.
  2. Good socks - socks can really make or break an outfit - especially with the ‘rolled up trouser’ / ankle grazer slack look that is in at the moment. You could be wearing the most dapper 3-piece suit and flash a pair of terrible socks and the look is ruined. Our Alfredo Gonzales little numbers are the ideal choice http://www.mancaveldn.com/#!socks/c1f88
  3. A grey three-piece suit – preferably in a windowpane check to up the sartorial stakes.
  4. A good white shirt is key to any man’s wardrobe. A strong, stand up collar is your first checkpoint followed by a slim fit. Slim enough in the body to avoid the look of ‘shirt fat’, but not so tight you look like Popeye (let’s be honest that try hard look isn’t attractive). Box pleats in the back are preferable to add a little ventilation (no one likes sweat patches). Basic principle for cloth is cotton (it let’s you breathe), in a strong 120g either poplin or an Oxford weave – we personally like a bit of texture you get from the Oxford.
  5. A classic watch in a timeless style with leather strap is the staple arm candy for any gentleman. See Mancave London’s selection http://www.mancaveldn.com/#!watches/co68

What are your top 3 hottest products?

  1. Stuart & Lau Cary Briefcase – Blue / Tan – Brought to Mancave London all the way from New York, the Stuart and Lau Cary briefcase is the ultimate accessory for any gentleman’s daily attire. Designed to provide a streamlined experience for your every day, the Cary briefcase includes features that address the real needs of a day spent in motion – whether it be their built in umbrella holder, newspaper slip for your daily commute, luggage tag pen that is perfect for your travel card or the fact that it’s actually waterproof to protect your daily essentials rain or shine, this guy is a must have. http://www.mancaveldn.com/#!product-page/c6np/ab5ccb65-328a-ab41-69d5-e6a3c9275835
  1. Il Bussetto Portfolio – Hand stained, crafted from the finest Italian leather, using traditional methods, Il Bussetto creates the most stylish portfolios we have ever encountered. Available in two sizes and 4 colours, the sleeve is perfect for your laptop/Ipad, as a travel document holder or to hold your daily documents. Versatile and unique, this guy will only get better over time. http://www.mancaveldn.com/#!wallets/eb0mf
  1. Hunter Lab Skin Care Products – A man’s face is his biggest asset. The moneymaker, the first touch point, in every meeting, in every power play and first impressions last. Now men with ambition, motivation and a modern approach to clean and healthy living have learnt what women have long known; that taking care of their skin will ensure they look dapper for longer. Mancave London has brought Hunter Lab all the way from Australia, where they have perfected the tools to keep a man’s skin tip top, in the city or exploring. http://www.mancaveldn.com/#!skincare/s4mhs

How to dress casual but still looking sharp?

It’s all about the layers and making sure whatever you’re wearing fits well. Jeans and a tee are perfectly fine – but make sure they flatter your body shape. Throw on a suede bomber and some leather Chelsea boots and you’re away.

What is the most common fashion mistake guys make?

An ill-fitting suit is just the worst fashion mistake committed by some men. Just because you are wearing a suit jacket, trousers and some kind of shirt, does not by any means mean you look sharp. If there is one New Years resolution you keep this year – get your self a proper fitting suit. Every one who matters in your life will thank you for it.

What's the latest fashion trend you hate?

Man-buns; done badly. Man buns, done well are perfectly acceptable. Meticulously grown hair, matched with a well-groomed beard on a well established man is A-OK. A little stump of hair on top of the head of a baby faced jaeger-bomb enthusiast however is not.  

Visualizing the fashion world 20 years from now, how does it look like to you?

In recent years we have seen a considerable increase in the number of gentleman that are taking more pride in their appearance. Inspiration of how to dress is subtly placed in men’s hands, through endless imagery on social media. Individual, online ,creative brands are more accessible to those used to just the high street. On the whole, shopping and dressing for men aren’t so much a chore anymore, but more a pleasure that they take great pride in. That being said, you would think that the percentage of well-dressed men would have increased in 20 years time? 2025 for us will be more about the roots of a brand; where they came from, how they’re made, what they stand for. Uniqueness will be a positive and following the crowd will be more of an after thought. 

 

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The Easiest Way How To Tie A Bow Tie

It’s time to up your game from a clip-on bow tie to an actual grown man’s bow tie and that’s going to take some practice. Not many men know how to even tie a regular tie, let alone a bow tie, but with some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time! And if you haven’t added bow ties to your closet, it’s time you get a few because it’s become the go-to accessory in men’s fashion!

To start, place the bow tie of your choice (here’s a great selection http://muleties.com/collections/bowtie-store) over your neck so that each end is hanging down on either side. Know that one end of the bow tie should be longer than the other side by a few inches (if you’re right handed, it should be longer on your right side and on the left side if you’re left handed).

Cross the longer end of the bow tie over the other side so that it forms an “X” on your chest. Then bring the longer end right underneath the shorter end and bring it out from the center up to your face (it’s sort of like tying a shoe lace at this point). With the longer end up on your face, it’s time to fold the shorter end that’s still hanging down horizontally into a bow shape.

Now place the longer end over the shorter end so that it starts to shape the middle of the bow before folding that same long end horizontally. Finally insert that longer end through the loop you’ve created at the back of the shorter end and pull both ends together gently to tighten the knot that you’ve just created. And volia – you’ve tied you’re first bow tie!

But don’t be discouraged if your first bow tie comes out lopsided or imperfect because it’ll take some practice to get it just right. Take a few minutes out of your day to practice tying a bow tie in the mirror and you’ll get the hang of it. Then the hard part will be trying to decide on what bow tie to accessorize your outfit with (like these Rome, Maestro or Gneiss options)!

 

       

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      Fashion Talk - It's All About Balance

      ZZ Top sure hit the nail on its head when they sang “Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man”. While style has always been subjective (and should be!), you can’t argue that making a little bit of an effort with your look certainly leaves an impression. And sometimes ‘old school’ can be very ‘right now’!

      Take neck-ties for example – These slender lengths of fabric, when worn right, can take your look from “Meh” to “My, My” in a jiffy! And while the dapper gents of yesteryear had but a few options in this department, today’s gentlemen can choose from neck-ties in a plethora of fabrics and textures – silk, seersucker, flannel, wool, straight cotton and Madras checks, to name only a few.

      Welcome to Mule Ties! Here, we love to celebrate all that’s dapper and trendy in the world of men’s fashion accessories. Based in Calgary in Alberta, Canada, the Mule Ties team works tirelessly to curate a fabulous collection of men’s fashion accessories for the discerning gentleman. After all, why should women have all the fun?

      It isn’t just neck-ties that can transform your look. A classy bow-tie can add brilliant dimension, lending your ensemble a flavour that’s equal parts vintage and hipster. Add to that the variety of fabrics and textures they are available in today, and you’ve got yourself a fun way to infuse individualistic style into an otherwise mundane ensemble. Not too comfortable with tying a bow-tie yourself? A good clip-on can look just as stylish. Either way, a bow-tie is a lot more versatile than you might think. Don’t just reserve them for tuxedos; a smart buttondown shirt and well-tailored pants can be turned into something extraordinary. Add a pair of suspenders, and you might have to deal with a few weak-kneed ladies!

      Feeling a little more adventurous? A lovely floral lapel will give your outfit a touch of romanticism for a special occasion, perfect for weddings or special dates. And no, there’s nothing girly about adding a floral element to your look. Quite the contrary, the contrast can actually make you look a little more rugged than usual! Pick from classic solid colours, subtle textures, or quirky prints, to make the trend your own.

      So visit us at www.muleties.com today. Or call us directly 1-800-425-2807, and our team of stylists will help you find that perfect addition to your wardrobe. We may be based in Calgary, Canada, but the accessories we curate are universally stylish!

       

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