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Expecting 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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Oh quit it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
[ - ] can anyone suggest a place to hold a baby shower in NYC for about 30 people? thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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specifically? what part of nyc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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open to any area, but i guess pref ues, uws or midtown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:47 AM Flag
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For a Saturday afternoon, I highly rec Destino. Owned by a Rao's chef. You'll have the whole restaurant to yourself (they'll open for you) Great food, Nice staff. 50th and 1st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:07 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you deal with someone else being mean to your child? SIL yells at DD and for now i have stopped bring her up there, but i'm sure there is a better way of dealing with it? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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When she does it, what does she say? To play devil's advocate, perhaps you are underdisciplining your child in SIL's home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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no, she is very competitive. And disciplines differently than me. I don't hit and she does. Has hit DD's hand and yelled at her. It was not necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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^ Her DD is 1 year younger. And she compares them all the time. I just don't care for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:47 AM Flag
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Whoa. I would not bring her over either. But I would also tell SIL in way not to start WWIII that you're anti-hitting, hand included, and would appreciate if she would leave the disclpline to you while in her home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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I know, i really do have to tell her that... Next time we are forced into a situation i will mention it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:50 AM Flag
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wow! i would never hit any of my neices or nephews!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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np: after I helped my SIL picked her teeth up off the floor I would explain that she is not allowed to hit my child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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i would say to her "no hitting!" and then send her to the timeout chair. does one adult really think it's okay to physically discipline another person's child? if she had an issue with how your kid behaves, she should bring it to your attention, not raise her hand to your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:14 PM Flag
[ - ] How much do you make and how much do you pay your nanny? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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I make peanuts, pay nanny 13/hr. PT. 1 DD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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make 100 / hr (work from home), pay 20 / hr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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^^sorry, thats just me, dh makes like 350K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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I make 120K pay nanny 32K (under the table) DH make about 200K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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Similar -- I make 125K, pay nanny about 34K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:55 AM Flag
[ - ] ttc:anything you did (please,don't say sex)that you think help you to get pg 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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I used one of those little microscopes to examine my salive for ferning, which indicates ovulation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Who do we all agree that we hate? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Qadafi, Mussonini [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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I for one do NOT hate Missoni at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 02:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Dh's relatives have rented a house in southern France for a month this summer. They are quite old and have invited us to come sans kids. Our kids (in August) will be 8mos and 3.5yrs. I think it is only worth it to go for one week and no less. Maybe even 10days. My mom is GREAT with the kids but is this too long to be away from the 8mo? TIA 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:42 AM Flag
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If I were looking to get away from my kids it would not be to the SOF with relatives, SOF is great but not to stay with relatives unless you LOVE these relatives. One thing to bring kids, free etc., but otherwise rent your own place and visit with them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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nice grandparents! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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I kinda agree, I would pass, are you that desperate to go, are they grandparents or just relatives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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i think a week is ok to leave 8 mo (if you're not nursing anymore obviously), but i'd go somewhere super relaxing with dh, old relatives may not be worth missing db in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:52 AM Flag
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I think only you can answer this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Ask me something. I'm bored. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 11:41 AM Flag
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Help me find a cute/stylish computer bag/briefcase/tote. Something fashion-y, but not expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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i saw a cute tote on target.com. They had stripped one that were tiny, slim and cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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Coach is usually reliable for this sort of thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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A little ghetto for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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coach is ghetto? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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Yes. Signed, denizen of ghetto. (Not kidding) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:53 AM Flag
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you are from or frequent the "ghetto"? which btw should not be used in a negative way. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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i hear you. Oh, i totally blanked on the name of mine but hold on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Speed Racer for almost 6 yo ds today? He likes action and very little talking in his movies 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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I hated it when I saw it with my son. Super violent. Girls in very skimpy outfits. Mild cursing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:41 AM Flag
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Ah, thanks. Will cross it off list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
[ - ] TTC #2...This might be wishful thinking but do you think it's actually possible to feel something right after conception? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
TTC 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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no, don't thinks so. if the hormones aren't enough to trigger a hpt, i don't think they're enough to cause you to feel anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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Yes, I did. :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Any public PreK letter today? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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Doesn't anybody get their mail around here? My mailperson is way late today... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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We just had a mail delivery - no letter. Based on what's been going on for the last few days, I'm thinking that's a good thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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Got it Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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got it friday - didn't get in to zoned or any other. Found out that a family that lied about their address got in at our zoned school though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:58 AM Flag
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you posted this on isideschoold also [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:21 PM Flag
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yeah, like I said, I'm pissed off and this is making me obsess about it. I know I have to just get over it and move on. Too much work to do and too much time spent dwelling on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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It is worth repeating. If she has to dole out $ for private (and schlep to Manhattan) for PreK it really underscores how f*'ed our system is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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I don't blame you for obsessing about this. It stinks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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turn them in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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Anybody get in yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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No letter today here in Brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] name poll: Jonas 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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Brothers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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>> serously though, i like it. think it's cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the schools like in Greenwich, CT? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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I'll go with rich and white [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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i guess i'm asking if the schools are good, classes are really big? also if the kids are really spoiled and bratty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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Not as rich and white as you may think, many still go private in Greenwich, particularly as they get older go onto boarding etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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why do people still go private? is the school system not up to snuff? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:47 AM Flag
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Because they all have so much $ they do not know what to do with it, it is good but not as good as some of the other areas in Westchester etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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how does it compare to schools in NJ? i thought that Greenwich would be excellent because the town is so rich? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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the quality of public edcuation is tied to the property taxes and Ct has much lower taxes than Westchester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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oh i see! thx for your help! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Thanks to UB I just found out about BOB books. I've never seen them in B&N. What isle would they be in? I am trying to assess my kid's reading skills. How do I know at what grade level she is at? Right now she is devouring those Rainbow Magic books and other girly books like Ivy and Bean and others. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.27.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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If she is reading Rainbow Magic on her own BOB books are not for you. They are for very beginning readers (think lower level than hop on pop) If your DD us reading Rainbow Magic on her own that is like a 1st or 2nd grade level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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^ Go to this site http://www.lexile.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?view=ed&tabindex=5&tabid=67&tabpageid=313 and put the book in. It gives you Lexile level and you can get grade level reading from that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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interesting site -- but really difficult to equate to a grade level, because the lexile ranges are so broad and overlap (rightly so, but still...). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:53 AM Flag
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rainbow magic is technically 3rd grade level, though very easy third grade -- ramona books, also technically third grade, are much more challenging (vocab and structure-wise). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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Yea-- I'm OR and my DD is almost reading Rainbow Magic by herself but not quite and in 1st grade. Was totally guesstimating ; [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:42 AM Flag
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np- what does almost reading it mean? She reads it with you? I'm wondering how to approach harder books with dd thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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She reads a lot of it out loud to me but loses steam along the way. It requires a lot of mental stamina for her to get through each chapter...she's not 'flying' through the book, kwim? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:52 AM Flag
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Yes, so it's not about not knowing words. That's the same with my dd who doesn't have stamina yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:25 PM Flag
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the bob books are in boxes and teach basic phonics. Your dd is beyond them. IMO, they are pretty boring for kids. "Reading Level" varies depending on the system used to classify and isn't just about the books a kid reads for pleasure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:41 AM Flag
[ - ] yesterday i had a cute little dress on and dh said it was too short he asked me to change it. i went in the room and changed..i told my sister about this and she went on and on about how much i have changed b/c i listened to him...what would you do? would you change if dh asked you to? the dress was an about 2 inches above my knee but i have long legs....i didn't think it looked bad.. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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Well, was the vibe "change that thing b/c you're my property and I don't want anyone else getting a peek" or "that dress looks stupid"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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he doesn't want anyone else getting a peek....looked too good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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That is a problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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I trust my DH. He gives me a man's perspective on stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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ditto but I might not have changed the dress anyway if I liked it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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ITA with this and it does happen, we do change after we are married [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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np: yeah, and mine rarely criticizes what I wear so when he does I figure there's something really wrong with it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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I tell my dh to keep his opinions to himself where these sorts of thins are concerned [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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asked you to change b/c it was too short and you looked like crap? or b/c he doesn't want you showing off your legs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.27.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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Ew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:50 AM Flag
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why did he ask you to change it? was it that he thought it was inappropriate for the ocassion or that he was ashamed of your body? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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i wouldn't have changed the dress. do you tell him when things don't look good on him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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My DH would be thrilled if I wore something sexy. He's always giving me super-tight shirts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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those are two sides of the same coin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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i think it depends on his overall attitude - if he's a controlling ass, then it was inappropriate. if he's a good guy giving you an honest opinion - the fine. we don't know your dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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dh loves minis on me and im in my 40s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:40 AM Flag
[ - ] need to loose ~20 lbs (11 baby weight, 8 that i shouldve lost before). bfing. whats the best way to do this? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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exercise! I wouldn't diet while bfing but working out is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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