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Right Wineglasses For The Right Wine Drinking

Wine glasses come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and different varietals are best served in specific types of glasses. Here is how to identify which glasses are right for your wine drinking preferences.

Types of Wine Glasses Chart

Types of Wine Glasses Chart1


Red Wine – always served in large glasses, red wines require more air exposure than their white counterparts in order to perform at their peak. Wide-bowled glasses enable you to get the full effect of the aromatics at play when inhaling a red wine’s bouquet — wine speak for scent.

Bordeaux glasses are tall but not overly wide, which thrusts the wine toward the back of the mouth. These glasses are recommended for full-bodied reds like cabernet and merlot.

Schott Zwiesel Ivento Bordeaux Glass - Set of 6Schott Zwiesel Ivento Bordeaux Glass – Set of 6, £30.50 (

riedel-vinum-bordeaux-glasses-set-of-2Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Glasses – Set of 2, $54.95 (

Burgundy glasses are shorter and wider, pushing light and medium-bodied reds like pinot noir toward the front of the tongue where their flavors can be more fully appreciated. A Burgundy glass is also called balloon glass.
Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass
Zalto Denk’Art Burgundy Glass, $65.00 (

White Wine When it comes to whites, keeping the wine chilled is essential. Thus, white wine glasses tend to have much narrower bowls than red glasses. White wine glasses are smaller and narrower to keep the wine cooler and focus the limited aromatics from a cold glass all toward your nose. Unlike reds, glasses for white wines can usually be chosen based on age. Mature whites do best in straight, tall glasses that direct the wine to the back of the tongue. Younger whites, on the other hand, are better enjoyed through wider bowls, allowing for the wine’s sweetness to hit the tip of the tongue.

Riedel Vinum Sauvignon Blanc Wine GlassesRiedel Vinum Sauvignon Blanc Wine Glasses – Set of 2, $59 (

Enoteca White Wine GlassEnoteca White Wine Glass, $24.95 (

Dessert Wine – Dessert wines like port, madeira and sherry are super concentrated and usually quite sweet, necessitating small serving sizes. Using a small glass with an inward taper allows for an even more intense concentration of the wine’s aromas inside the glass.

Champagnes / Sparkling Wine Champagnes and sparkling wines are best served in tall, narrow flutes that preserves the wine’s bubbles and pushes them up the glass creating a beautiful presentation.

Viv Champagne GlassViv Champagne Glass, $4.95 (



Holiday Gifts For Him 2015

Shopping for the men in your life, during the busy holiday season and for occasions throughout the year, can be a unique challenge.

Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. The music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it’s just he and his music—or simply peace and quiet.

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise CancellingBose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® iOS Headphones, ($299.90,

Deliciously designed and sturdy to match, Men and Work Melamine Set contains a perfectly formed baby mug, plate and bowl- plus it comes in a practical but ever so stylish suitcase.

Men At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set SuitcaseMen At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set Suitcase, (£19.95,

A sleek, sporty watch motivates he to achieve his fitness goals by calculating GPS distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and steps taken throughout the day and features a low-profile touchscreen display to indicate his real-time progress.

Fitbit 'Surge' Wireless Fitness WatchFitbit ‘Surge’ Wireless Fitness Watch, ($250,

When it comes to making those tricky everyday decisions, turn to Paul Smith and these playful spinning cufflinks. Revealing the words ‘Yes’, ‘No’ ‘Maybe’ and ‘Never’ etched in enamel, the multi-sided accessories feature a silver-tone finish and embossed T-bar fastening, proving a stylish talking point.

Paul Smith Men's Spinning Decision CufflinksPaul Smith Men’s Spinning Decision Cufflinks, (£85.00,

Featuring a water-resistant zip and all-weather leather, the Elements Travel keeps his essentials protected in tricky situations. Inside, there’s a travel pen for customs forms, a slot specifically for his passport, room for multiple currencies, and even enough space for his smartphone.

ELEMENTS TRAVEL WALLETBellroy Elements Travel Wallet, ($139.95,

Aesop Perseus – Men’s Essentials is a collection of superlative staples for well-kempt men.

AESOP Perseus Men's Essential KitAESOP Perseus Men’s Essential Kit, ($90,

Super soft, super warm and super nice: this chunky scarf in a brushed fabric with multicoloured checks is the resistance to the cold he always wanted.

Scotch & SodaScotch & Soda Brushed Chunky Scarf, (€49.95,

A style that’s sure to bowl him over, MAZEBAG makes toting his everyday essentials a suave affair. Colour block trims lend Ted’s amazingly versatile holdall thoroughly modern appeal.

Ted Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bagTed Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bag, (£265,

A seductive fragrance for men, Armani Code is a sexy blend of fresh lemon and bergamot softened with hints of orange tree blossom and warmed with soothing guaiac wood and tonka bean.

3614271202000_Code-Men-Gift-Set_01Giorgio Armani Armani Code Gift Set, ($84,

The Ball Storm Chaser Pro pays homage to the brave people that dedicate themselves to extreme weather, studying and understanding it.

Ball Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather WatchBall Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather Watch, (£2,170,

A consistently popular style of wallet, featuring nine credit or business card slots, one clear ID window, one cash sleeve, and two hidden compartments that can be used for receipts or notes. Neatly compact, this men’s wallet will fit perfectly in a jacket or trouser pocket.

Mulberry mini tri fold walletMulberry mini tri fold wallet, (£195,

A festive scene of Santa and his reindeer flying over snow-capped mountains styles a crewneck sweater perfect for family get-togethers and holiday sweater parties.

Topman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas SweaterTopman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas Sweater, ($55,

For the guy who’s serious about his home bar, give him this elegant, hand-blown glass decanter. He can offer guests a tumbler of his favorite liquor in style. And for a personalized, classic touch, take advantage of the free monogram service.

Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set,Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set, ($179.95,

Tips On How To Pick A Jewellery For Her

Jewellery is a wonderful gift that is timeless and can fit into any woman’s busy schedule. It can be a mark of sophistication, status, and even a statement that they are adorned by somebody who loves them. It is often intimidating for men to pick-out jewellery for women, but the effort is well worth how much she will appreciate her new jewellery.

Tips on how to pick jewellery for her

  • Start by looking through her current jewellery collection to get a good idea of her style. Take note of what metals and gemstones she prefers, the style themes she follows, and how many pieces she has. Look for jewellery that fits in with her style but avoid getting her a certain piece if she already has a lot of them.
  • You can also observe your partner while window shopping at jewellery store or browsing through jewellery magazine and try to find out from her reaction what she would like to wear.


  • Does she predominantly wear platinum, gold or silver? Most important is you need to make sure the lady is not allergic to your selected metal alloy.
  • Notice the size of her neck and wrists. If she is average sized, most jewellery should fit her. For necklaces, lengths of 16” to 18” are likely to fit. If she likes to wear low hanging necklaces, 20” or longer may be appropriate. If her wrists are particularly petite or large, you may want to contact the designer or jeweller to see if the size can be specially modified.
  • V-shape necklaces look good on women with heart-shaped faces, while long drop earrings elongate a square face. Chokers look best on long necks, and Y-shape necklaces favour women with short necks. Delicate earrings and necklaces are a better choice for petite women than large, jangly jewellerys.
  • Observe the style of her clothing, including what she is wearing to work and also for going out. It is likely that she will want her jewellery to coordinate with her clothing. If you are looking to purchase jewellery with a more unique presence, you might consider one-of-a-kind or limited edition designer pieces.
  • Your desired piece of jewellery should be chosen within the limits of your financial options, so set a maximum amount and stick to it. Remember, you are giving an emotional value which the jewellery represents, not the amount you spent buying the jewellery.
  • Last, but not least, you have to consider the amount of time you have available before giving the gift of jewellery. If you plan couple of months ahead, you can choose a custom made jewellery, which will naturally require more time before it is completed. On the other hand, if the time is short and you have just a week to get the jewellery, it will be better, if you choose one of the existing pieces, which the jeweller has in stock.

Remember, choose quality over quantity. It’s better to get one small, good piece of jewelry than a cheap large piece or matching set. ‘Good’ jewellery doesn’t have to be extravagant. A well-made piece of costume jewellery, or a bauble from an up-and-coming designer, is often a better choice than a precious gem you need a magnifying glass to see.

Perfumes & Colognes For Him During This Holiday Season

Perfumes have long remained a favorite when it comes to giving someone you love a present. It doesn’t matter if they are a woman or a man; everyone loves a delicate scent that shares something extra about their personality. Every man is unique, and his preferences are unique too. Here are some recommended perfumes and colognes in gift set for him during this festive season. Pick the scent that suit his personality.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Gift SetRalph Lauren Polo Red Gift Set, ($86,
Notes: Red Grapefruit, Red Saffron, Redwood.
Style: Daring. Seducing. Thrill-Seeking.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette Gift Set 100ml,(£57,
Notes: Frosted Grapefruit, Blood Mandarin, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Musk, Cinnamon Bark, Blond Leather, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, White Wood, Amber Ketal.
Style: Fresh. Spicy. Leather.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift SetJean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift Set, (£42,
Notes: Wormwood, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Wood, Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.
Style: The fragrance for the man who would be many men at once.

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift SetJohn Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift Set, ($90,
Notes: Tangelo, Mandarin, Paradisamide, Galbanum, Lentisque, Angelica Root, Sage, Lavender, Coriander, Toscanol®, Basil, Geranium, Palmarosa, Jasmine Sambac, Moss, Patchouli, Fir Balsam.
Style: Fresh. Effortless. Enlightened.

Versace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift SetVersace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift Set, ($106,
Notes: White Lemon, Rosewood, Carambola, Tarragon, Cedar Leaves, Clary Sage, Musk, Amber, Sycamore Wood.
Style: Elegant. Seductive. Charismatic.

Montblanc Legend Deluxe Gift SetMontblanc Legend Deluxe Gift Set, ($89,
Notes: Italian Bergamot, French Lavandin, Pineapple Leaves, White Cedar, Rose, Fresh Jasmine, Pomarose™, Evernyl, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans.
Style: Confident. Charismatic. Seductive.

bvlgariBvlgari Bvlgari Man In Black 60ml Gift Set, (£54.00,
Notes: Spicy Amber-Rum Accord, Tuberose-Iris-Leather Accord, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood Resin.
Style: Intense. Magnetic. Irresistable.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift SetGiorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift Set, ($85,
Notes: Marine Notes, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Persimmon, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Cistus.
Style: Transparent. Modern. Masculine.

Dolce & GabbanaDolce & Gabbana The One For Men Gift Set, ($88,
Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Tobacco, Ambergris.
Style: Confident. Sexy. Refined.

BOSS Bottled gift setHugo Boss BOSS Bottled gift set, (£43,
Notes: Apple, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Tagetes, Geranium, Clove, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Olivewood.
Style: A badge of success for the man whose interests are many.

Dior SAUVAGE Gift Set, ($149,
Notes: Reggio Bergamot, Sichuan Pepper, Ambroxan.
Style: Raw. Noble.

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set, ($90,
Notes: Bergamot, Cedar, Ozonic Notes, White Ginger, Basil Flower, White Pepper, Violet Leaves, Cedarwood, Haiti Vetiver, Tonka Bean.
Style: Magnetic. Sensual. Intriguing.

CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift SetCALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift Set, ($43,
Notes: Grapefruit, Black Pepper, Ocean Air Accord, Fig Leaf, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Driftwood, Sensual Musk, Amber.
Style: Exotic. Vibrant. Infinitely Inspiring.

Unhealthy Food VS Healthy Food

Common in our diet are processed foods that contain high doses of fat, sugar, sodium and calories, with little nutritional value. These unhealthy foods had to be commonplace, and they had to be high in trans fats, saturated fat, sugar, or salt. Some of the most unhealthy foods in the world include high-sugar cereals, sugary drinks, deep fried foods, refined products, canned soup, margarine, processed lunch meats, ice cream.

Processed foods are typically high in refined carbohydrates that break down to sugar in your body, and are low in nutrients including fiber. They are loaded with artificial ingredients. The artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and texturants in these unhealthy foods are touted to be “safe,” but can actually lead to many health problems, according to numerous studies.

Dairy products contain protein, calcium, B-12, and riboflavin. But whole-milk products also have an overabundance of fat and cholesterol. If you drink 16 ounces of whole milk a day, for example, it adds up to 1,904 calories, 105 grams of total fat, 59.5 grams of saturated fat, and 315 milligrams of cholesterol in a week’s time.

Butter or margarine is probably high in saturated fat that makes fats more solid at room temperature. In years past, most margarine also contributed high amounts of unhealthy trans fat, though many have been reformulated. Replace butter or margarine to canola oil or olive oil in your cooking and baking when possible is the best option because these oils are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fat.

Most high-sugar foods like pastries, sodas and candy bars contain very little essential nutrients. People who eat them instead of other more nutritious foods will probably become deficient in many important nutrients.

Ice cream is offensive in many categories, with high levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and calories. Study notes that due to its high saturated fat content, ice cream is one food that can contribute to heart disease.

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Unhealthy foods are addicting. Processed foods stimulate dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel good even though the food lacks fiber and nutrients. This can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction.

Maintaining healthy diets can be tricky.For instance, you might be eating too much of raw food or you might be eating raw food, but eating too much of one category and not enough of another. Sufficient amount of plain water, good sleeping habit and enough exercise also play important role in your overall health.

Storing Different Cigars

Most people who smoke cigars prefer a few different varieties. Much the same as fine wine, no two cigars are exactly alike. When using a humidor, it is always advised that you separate different cigars so their aromas and flavors don’t react with one another.

The most expensive way to do this is by using a different humidor for each cigar. Now don’t get me wrong, we would love if you bought a few humidors from us for this purpose, but that is beyond the price range of most of us.

The easiest, and least expensive way is by using dividers. Dividers fit inside your humidor, either lengthwise or width wise and essentially create sections in which you can store different cigars. You can put a mild cigar in one compartment, a full bodied cigar in another compartment and never worry about the flavors mixing up with one another.

How to Light a Cigar

160x600 bannerTo light your cigar you need the correct lighter. Some cigar buffs use cedar strips for the job. Most people prefer to use a long wooden match or a butane lighter. When using a long match, wait until the sulfur burns off before lighting the cigar. Long wooden matches are the best because they look cool and they stay lit longer. Avoid candles, paper matches, a stove, and lighters that use lighter fluid (naphtha) because the chemicals and odors can affect the taste of the tobacco.

First cut the head of the cigar (the sealed end, just take off a little bit). Take the cigar in your hand and light your flame source. Now while slowly rotating the cigar bring the flame to the foot of the cigar lightly toast the foot until the entire foot is warmed and blackened. Now put the cigar in your mouth and start lightly puffing on it and turning it, bring the flame close to but not touching the cigar. The puffing will make the flame “jump” from the match to the cigar. Keep puffing and turning until completely lit.

When the cigar is lit, remove it from your mouth and look at the foot to make sure it is burning evenly. If it isn’t, you can gently blow on the foot causing it to ignite the tobacco which is not burning or you can apply a flame to that area. If you have an area which is burning faster than the other areas, simply wet your finger and apply under the quick burning area, this should slow it down.

Top Puzzle Games For Android 2015

hitman goHitman GO
Hitman GO is a turn based puzzle video game playable on mobile devices. Each level is comprised of a well-crafted diorama style scene, and the goal is to guide Agent 47 to the designated end of the level while also trying to complete each level sub-challenges. You won’t always be able to complete all challenges on a single level in one attempt, but this gives it some great replay value.


world of gooWorld of Goo
World of Goo is a fun little puzzle game. Using balls of goo with different properties you have to construct solutions that will guide your left over goo through the escape pipe to beat each level. It’s beautifully made, clever, and unmissable.
Monument-ValleyMonument Valley
Monument Valley is a geometric puzzle game where you must move your character (the Princess) along a path to reach the end.  It’s a complete audio/visual treat for the senses that challenges your brain to solve a series of puzzles, which helps you navigate the silent princess through a dream-like world of wonder and stunning architecture. The music and sounds react to your interactions with the screen, making things more immersive and really plunging you head first into the game. It received the top honors at the IMGA (International Mobile Gaming Awards), which speaks volumes about the game’s credentials.

where's my waterWhere’s My Water 1 and 2
Where’s My Water is a game made by Disney and is a sibling of Where’s My Mickey and Where’s My Perry. All of the games have the same premise. You must dig a path through a level and let the water flow to its objective. You have to dig a path so a limited amount of water reaches any of these characters. It’s physics-based so you’ll need to take things like gravity into account.  As the levels proceeds it becomes tricky and you have to avoid certain elements which can destroy the water.

The-Room-2The Room 1 and 2
The Room is a 3D puzzle game. The graphics are sharp and phenomenal and it’s pretty evident that someone put a lot of effort into creating them. In The Room and The Room 2, you must navigate through intricately placed puzzles to make your way to the end. The goal is to fully unlock each puzzle box, extracting a smaller but more complicated box within it. It’s part optical illusion and part hidden objects which makes the game even more fun.

CSICSI: Hidden Crimes
CSI: Hidden Crimes is a Hidden Object Game where you’ll find the atmosphere of the world famous TV show at the tip of your fingers. You will investigate crime scenes, find clues, and run down leads much like they do in the actual show. You can team up with friends to help you find the bad guys and put them behind bars.


candy crushCandy Crush Saga
It is one of the most successful puzzle games of all time and millions of people enjoy it all around the world. It’s about switching and matching your way through hundreds of levels in this delicious puzzle adventure. There is a social component and much like every Facebook game, your friends will either be stoked that you’re playing or hate you eternally for sending them constant game invites.

Threes is a puzzle game the aim is to swipe combining matching number tiles and building the biggest number that you can manage. You move a three tile onto another three tile and you create a six tile. You must then combine that with another six tile to get a 12 tile. This continues until you run out of space and the game ends. It may be aesthetically and tactically simple, but it’s also highly addictive.

Cash Out Refinance

A cash out refinance basically enables the homeowner to use the equity in their home to provide additional funds for other purposes. The homeowners than repay the existing balance plus the additional amount over the course of the loan period and are given a check for the amount above and beyond the balance of the exiting mortgage. The homeowners can use this check for any purpose they choose now and repay the debt along with the rest of refinanced amount.

When is a Cash Out Refinance possible?
A cash out option is available when there is existing equity in the home. This is important because the lender is able to justify the practice of offering increased funds to the homeowner due to the value of the property. This is because the lender feels as though the security of having the home for collateral does not put them at a high risk for the homeowner defaulting on the loan.

Homeowners who wish to take advantage of a cash out refinance offered by a lender should inquire as to whether or not the lender offers this type of refinancing. This is important because not all lenders offer this option. It should actually be one of the first questions the homeowner asks when inquiring about refinancing programs. Doing so will save homeowners, who are seeking a cash out refinance, a great deal of time. With cash out refinancing, you need to weigh the benefit of how you’re going to use the money against the amount of time it will take to pay off the loan.
How Can the Cash be Used?
For many homeowners the most appealing aspect of cash out refinancing is that the additional funds can be used for any purpose desired by the homeowner. The homeowner does not even have to offer the lender an explanation of how the additional funds will be used. This is important because once the lender writes the check for the additional funds, he has no concern for how the money is used. This is because the amount of the additional funds is rolled into the refinanced mortgage. The lender simply focuses on the homeowner’s ability to repay the mortgage and is not concerned with how the homeowner uses the funds which are released in the cash out.

While the purpose of a cash out refinance does not have to be disclosed to the lender, the homeowner would be wise to use these funds in a judicious manner. This is because the homeowner will be responsible for repaying these funds to the lender. Some of the popular uses for funds collected from cash out refinancing include:

* Undertaking home improvement projects
* Purchasing items for the home
* Taking a vacation
* Putting money in a child’s tuition fund
* Purchasing a vehicle
* Starting a small business

All of the reasons listed above are excellent uses of a cash out re-finance option. Homeowners who are considering this type of a refinancing option should also consider whether or not the deductions are tax deductible. Using the cash out option to make home improvements one of the example of a situation where the funds can be tax deductible. Homeowners should consult their tax attorney on the matter to determine whether or not they are able to deduct the interest from the repayment of their refinancing loan.

Example Cash Out Refinancing :
The process of a cash out refinancing option is fairly easy to illustrate with a simple example. Consider a homeowner who purchases a $150,000 with a 7% interest. Now consider the homeowner has already repaid $50000 of the loan and would like to borrow an additional $20,000 to make a rather large purchase or invest in a small business. With this additional funding available the homeowners have the opportunity to use the equity in their home to make their dreams come true. In the example above the homeowner may refinance for a total of $120,000 at a lower interest rate such as 6.25%. This process allow the homeowner to take advantage of the existing equity in their home and also allows the homeowner to qualify for a substantial loan at a rate typically reserved for refinancing or home loans.

About Success and Achievements

Everyone needs to have success and achievements throughout their life. Student needs success in exams, job seeker needs success for getting job, job holder needs success to continue in their job and strive for promotion and better opportunities and businessman needs success to raise their business to new heights in the market.

The common thing in all successful man is that every time they are ready to accept challenges and face the challenges very boldly because means they are confident enough that they will be able to tackle the situation. They do not fear from challenges and do not flee away from their responsibilities. They do not face challenges boldly but also involve themselves fully till they don’t achieve their mission this means that they have patience and are not disturbed by the problems. Thus self confidence and patience are the two important keys with which one can unlock the door of his or her success.


But where does this confidence come from?

The answer to this question is confidence comes through preparation. This means if you are prepared enough to face a challenge your confidence level will automatically go high. And this confidence is the path to move towards success. Example: If a student has prepared all the topics of his subject then his confidence level goes high and he is ready to face the exams without any fear in mind and if other conditions (like not meeting with an accident or any other uncertainties like allocation of enough time to cover the exams) goes well the student is sure to achieve success in the exams. Similarly of a businessman is comfortable in all the functions of his business he will be confident to negotiate with his customers and provide them full satisfaction by fulfilling his commitments and thus he can raise his business to new heights.

How could raise your confidence level?

Firstly you could raise your confidence level by continuously improving your key areas and strengthening your key areas. Always prefer the company of those people who cold help raise your confidence level.

What role does patience play in your success?

Patience makes you strong enough to withstand yourself in your job, fulfill your promises and convert your opportunities to your achievements. If a business person who is a distributor of any product should have patience to wait for favorable conditions of market and sell his product at right time. The student in exams should do their questions patiently and should allocate the required time to each question in case of subjective exams because excitement can be the cause of his failure.

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