Monday, 16 January 2017

Adding Value.

My General Life - Adding Value

Recently I've listened to a fair few episodes of The Minimalist's podcast. If you haven't listened I'd definitely recommend it, particularly if you're interested in minimalism or living with less. 

One thing that The Minimalists mention a lot when talking about living a meaningful life is adding value, in fact they have a blog post all about it just here. Hearing them talk about this really got me thinking about what value I add, particularly in relation to this blog.

There are so many people out there trying to get their voice heard through blogging. And it's fantastic, it really is, that it's so easy to put your thoughts into words and publish it to the world. But because there's so many people doing it, I feel personally it's hard to see how what I'm doing is adding value. This is not me being all down on myself, nor am I offering any judgement towards others or their blogs. I feel it's more a case of me being realistic about what I add to the party. I want you to want to read what I write. For it to be worth you spending 5 minutes of your life on. 

So, how do I move forward with this blog and use it as a way to add value rather than just adding to the noise? That's something that I'm still considering. But I'm leaning more towards the realm of blog posts that are informative, helpful and also high quality, rather than something that's wishy washy, consumerist or half-arsed. 

For me, achieving that takes time and isn't something I can just churn out on a daily basis. This has been partially fueled by my attempt a bloguary, which I managed two weeks of before falling off the wagon. I felt like I was producing blog posts for the sake of producing blog posts and honestly was struggling the see the value they added.. I want my blog posts to be meaningful rather than meaningless. 

And so this is where I'm at currently. The posts that follow this will, I hope, add value, rather than just adding to the noise. What I would really love, if you're reading this, is for you to share what topics you feel will add value? What do you enjoy spending your time reading? Please do share your thoughts in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Let's Talk | Hygge.

My General Life - Let's Talk Hygge

Hygge is most definitely the "in thing" currently. If you've not heard of hygge, then where have you been? Because it's most definitely on my radar and honestly I mostly live under a rock.

Intrigued by hygge, I picked up a book entitled: The Little Book of Hygge - The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking, in the hope that it might enlighten me as to what hygge actually is and most importantly how I could add some hygge to my life.

The book itself talks about the many ways in which one can create hygge in their life, through: 
♥ the environment - soft lighting and candles, throws and cosy corners 
♥ relationships - social relationships play a big role not only in hygge but in overall happiness
♥ activities - usually social and chilled 
♥ food - comforting and slow is the key

My General Life - Let's Talk Hygge

Hygge is a word that doesn't really translate into English and from reading the book I sense that it's more of a feeling than an actual definitive thing. The book talks about hygge in dimensions that are all linked to the senses. Touch, taste, sound, sight and smell are all important when it comes to hygge. But then it talks about a sixth sense of hygge - a feeling of safety, a feeling of trust. And all this then links into a overall feeling of wellbeing and happiness.  

What I really took from the book is that hygge, in my perception, is about enjoying the everyday. Savouring the moment, but recognising that each moment has a past, present and future that can all be savoured too. Make time for those you love and care about, because social relationships fuel happiness and happiness then fuels social relationships. Take things slow and take pleasure in the minutiae. That, to me, is what makes for a hyggelig time and is something that I'll be trying to be more aware of. 

My General Life - Let's Talk Hygge

I highly recommended that you give The Little Book of Hygge a read if you're interested in learning more about hygge, but also about happiness and how the aspects of hygge can lead you to a happier and more content life - because who doesn't want that?!

What are your thoughts on hygge? Are you intrigued as I was about the topic? I'd love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Wardrobe Decluttering & Project 333 | Minimalism Journey.

My General Life - Wardrobe Decluttering and Project 333

If you read my recent post on minimalism then you'll know that this year I'm making a conscious effort to downsize my belongings and get rid of things that I just don't need. One of the goals I set for working towards this was to try out Project333 - as this is something I only recently discovered I thought I'd share more about it here on the blog, just in case you're curious.

Project 333 was launched onto my radar when I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things on Netflix. Project 333 is the brain child of Courtney Carver, who started Project 333 along with her website Be More WithLess in 2010.

The crux of it is basically trimming down your wardrobe to just 33 items that you will wear over a 3 month period. That includes your outerwear, jewellery, accessories and shoes alongside your clothing. However, the 33 items does not include your underwear, nightwear, at-home chill clothes, workout wear (providing that your workout wear is only worn for working out) and sentimental jewellery that you wear daily e.g. a ring/earrings. 

Now this doesn't mean that you then have to permanently get rid of all your other items of clothing. Courtney suggests just boxing them away which I think is a great idea as after the 3 months you can then evaluate if there is anything you really missed or if there items you feel you really don't need anymore. 

I also like that Courtney stressed that this isn't "project suffering" and that if you need to adapt the model, change it or or replace certain items then you totally can. I guess it just gives a framework for reducing the amount of clothing you have and allowing you to enjoy wearing it and styling it within your capsule wardrobe. 

Project 333 really appealed to me because, honestly, I find myself wearing the same things over and over again anyway. It wasn't hard for me to pick the key items that I knew needed to remain in my clothing collection. For the remainder of the items I tried to pick staples that were versatile and could be worn with a variety of outfits.

I also chose to include my work uniform within the 33 items - this equated to 9 items overall (this includes tunics x5, trousers x2, vest x1 and boots x1) and so left me with 24. This doesn't sound much but really when I get home I tend to change into my at-home chill clothes (as previously mentioned, they're not included although I do try to limit these to just a few items that I rotate), so there's only really the weekend that I wear "actual" clothes. With this in mind I felt that, actually, 24 items was doable for my general wardrobe. 

My General Life - Wardrobe Decluttering and Project 333

So what items do I have in my Project 333 wardrobe? Well I have some jeans (a blue and a black pair), leggings and my dungarees as my bottoms. I then have a 7 tops (including tshirts, long sleeves, a vest and 1 smarter top), 2 shirts (1 checked and 1 denim), 2 dresses, a chunky cardigan, 2 hoodies, my coat, 2 scarves and an extra pair of earrings. I then have two pairs of shoes (my Star Wars Vans and my Dr Martens). My work shoes could be worn outside of work if I so wished (they're just another pair of Dr Marten boots).

And that is my 24 items. It doesn't sound a lot but honestly, I'm finding that it works pretty well for me. I'm quite a casual dresser anyway so the fact that my Project 333 wardrobe is all pretty casual suits me just fine. I've been wearing this wardrobe for about 2 weeks now and so far there haven't really been any difficulties. I'm intrigued to see how the next 3 months will unfold and how my Project 333 wardrobe will fare.

What are your thoughts on a minimalist wardrobe? Is Project 333 something you think you could manage? I'd love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Learning To Hand Letter.

My General Life - Learning To Handletter

Although I didn't set any specific resolutions for 2017, I did decide that 2017 is going to be the year of creativity for me. I've tried several different creative hobbies that I've enjoyed, but haven't been particularly good at. Maybe that's because I'm definitely the type of person that starts something, gets really into it and then loses steam after a couple of weeks and moves on to something else. Anyway, I'm determined to persevere and actually improve my skills in some form of creative outlet.

Something that I'm really interested in is hand lettering, watercolour and illustration. Honestly I really can't draw for shit, and when I say draw I mean like fine art style drawing. But to me, illustration is a bit more rough and ready and possibly a bit more achievable. And hand lettering, well hand lettering just looks fun!

My General Life - Learning To Handletter

I've found a whole new world of inspiration on Youtube that has given me some tips and tricks and basically a starting block to jump from. I've found tutorials from Shayda Campbell and Wonder Forest most helpful to start me off and help get the creative juices flowing, as it were. I'm sure that as I practice and develop my skills I'll become more confident at creating my own designs without the need for a tutorial, but for now they're helping immensely.

Something else I've been experimenting with is digitising my hand lettering so that I can share it in social media posts and create more digital art. I've found it a little fiddly as I'm really not at all familiar with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. But practice makes perfect, so I'm sure the more I try the more I'll learn and the better I'll get. Keep your eyes peeled on my social media channels (all linked below) to see more of my hand lettering and to share in this new journey with me.

What's your favourite creative outlet? Or is there a creative skill that you'd like to develop over the coming months? I'd love for you to share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

1 Year As A Vegan - What I've Learnt.

My General Life - 1 Year As A Vegan

Today marks 1 year of me being officially and fully vegan! I honestly can't quite believe it. What started as a hope to just get through Veganuary (although admittedly I started late as I was on holiday for the first week of Jan last year) has ended up totally changing my life and I really couldn't be happier about it.

Being vegan has empowered me to stand up more for what I believe in. It's opened my eyes to the impact we all have on the world and how we can go about changing things. It's challenged me to be strong and make positive choices, not only for myself, but for the animals and the planet too.

I've reflected quite a bit on the last year as a vegan, so today I thought I'd share some of the things I've learnt.

1. It really isn't as hard as you think it will be. I promise.
2. Vegan food is the same as "regular food" - it doesn't have to be special, expensive or complicated.
3. There are ways of veganising most meals.
4. I can't stop myself when there's vegan cake around.
5. There's nothing wrong with using meat replacement products.
6. Tofu isn't that bad once you know how to cook it well.
7. I'd rather take dark chocolate over milk chocolate.
8. It's easier than you think to find vegan lifestyle products e.g. household products, makeup etc.
9. You can be vegan and still eat out/enjoy a meal with family/friends.
10. My family have been so lovely and supportive of my choices and that's made me love them even more.
11. I find having less choice when eating out makes decisions around what to eat far easier.
12. I'm now far more conscious and aware of the impact I have on the planet and how I can reduce this.
13. It's not about being "the perfect vegan", it's about making an effort and trying your best - mistakes happen and it's important to move forward and learn for next time.
14. The world is becoming a far more vegan friendly place - even in the last year there have been so many new vegan products launched that being vegan is easier than ever.
15. Don't buy Biscoff spread. Just don't do it. (Just kidding - it's delicious AND vegan!).

All of this isn't me trying to preach about why you should be vegan too, because that's your choice. But I think it's so important to share that veganism isn't this crazy cult with an unattainable lifestyle. It's just ordinary people trying to make a difference to the lives of others. And if I can do it I really believe that you can do it too, even if it's just for one month.

Would you consider trying out Veganuary? I'd love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Hair Refresh - 'The Gravender' [VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE].

My General Life -  Hair Refresh - The Gravender - Vegan & Cruelty Free

I'm a big fan of having having fun coloured hair and over the last 18 months or so my locks have been varying hues of pink, purple, blue, green and grey. If you've seen my DIY Unicorn Hair post or you follow me on Instagram then you'll have seen that more recently my hair has been a fairly bright purple colour, however, I fancied toning things down ever so slightly and so am now sporting what I like to call "The Gravender".

So what is gravender? It basically it's a mix of grey and lavender that creates this cool slightly purple, slightly grey tone. It's subtle while still adding that pop of colour that I love. And honestly, it allows me to use up the butt load of purple dye that I still have left and am loathe to waste without actually dyeing my hair bright purple again because let me tell you, it stains like a bitch and was a nightmare to get out (I basically tried every hair colour removal remedy out there and my hair ended up mint green). 

The dyes I use are Colour Freedom, which are sold exclusively in Superdrug and are both cruelty free and vegan. I really quite like these dyes (not that I've had lots of experience with other brands) and they are pretty long lasting considering that they're semi-permanent. Which is great if, like me, you're a bit lazy and don't want to be topping up your hair colour constantly (admittedly, not so great if you like to change it up at lot). I also love that these dyes kind of double up as a hair mask (again, great if you're lazy - 2 for the price of 1!) and leave my hair feeling super soft, which is much needed considering I bleach the living crap out of it. 

My General Life -  Hair Refresh - The Gravender - Vegan & Cruelty Free

To create the colour I first used the White Blonde toner to neutralise any yellow tones. I then mixed Storm Grey with a teeny weeny splodge of Mystic Purple and a touch of conditioner. It really is best to start tiny with the purple and keep adding a little bit at a time until you get your desired colour. I then plonk it on my freshly shampooed (not conditioned), still wet hair, give a good rub in to distribute it and leave it on for at least 1 hour. Et voila. Gravender.

And I really like it. Right now, I find experimenting with my hair colour is, for me, a form of expression. But don't get me wrong, having fun coloured hair isn't the be all and end all. What's more important is that you do you. That you feel free to express who you are and don't feel judged for that. That you do what you enjoy and not what you think you should do or what other people say you should do. Just be you.

My General Life - Be You - Hand lettering
(hand lettering by moi)

How do you express yourself? Is it through fun hair, or bright clothes or sassy make up? I'd love for you to share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Recipe | Soup-er Greens Soup [VEGAN]*

My General Life - Soup-er Soup [VEGAN]

Soups, if you ask me, are a great way to pack in your greens and ramp up the goodness. They’re also perfect for warming you up on a chilly winters day. So not only do they get you closer to your five-a-day, but they’re there to give your tummy a hug too!

Now I will totally hold my hands up and say that this isn’t the prettiest soup in the word, but it's well and truly packed full of goodness and will work wonders for clearing out the post holiday cobwebs. There's oodles of green leafy veg in this soup, including broccoli, kale, cabbage a spinach - all of which are packed with fibre, vitamins A & C and folate.

My General Life - Soup-er Soup [VEGAN]

To add an extra boost of goodness, I've also added some of Indigo Herbs Super Powders*. Their Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex can help to boost concentration and support the immune system which Supergreens Powder which contains wheatgrass, barley grass, moringa, spirulina and chorella is packed with vitamins A, C & E along with a range of B vitamins. Alongside the Super Powders there's also a touch of Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder for an extra boost of vitamins with a hint of caffeine - so if all of that goodness doesn't give you some get up and go then I don't know what will!

I put this recipe together using my Instant Pot, which has honestly revolutionised my kitchen and cuts the cooking time of the soup down to just 5 minutes (yes - you can cook lentils in 5 minutes!). You can still follow the steps below to cook on the hob, but I would advise using pre-cooked lentils, otherwise you're in for some seriously soggy veg, along with increasing the cooking time slightly to ensure that all your veggies are cooked through.

My General Life - Soup-er Soup [VEGAN]

What you’ll need:

♥ 1 large onion - diced
♥ 4-5 garlic cloves - finely chopped
♥ 1 tsp oil
♥ 1 head of broccoli - chunked
♥ 200g cavalo nero/black kale - sliced
♥ 1/2 head savoy cabbage - sliced
♥ 1 large handful spinach
♥ ½ cup green lentils - rinsed
♥ 1 litre vegetable stock
♥ 1 tsp fresh/dried thyme
♥ 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
♥ Oat/Soy cream (optional)
♥ Salt & pepper to season
♥ Nutritional yeast/vegan bacon crumbles/rye bread to serve

What to do:

♥ Add the oil to your pot and using the saute setting gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
♥ Add the chopped vegetables to the pot and stir through.
♥ Add the Super Powders, Matcha, thyme and chilli flakes to the stock and stir well to combine.
♥ Add the stock to the pot, pop the lid on and cook on the manual or soup settings for 5 minutes.
♥ Once finished, quick release the steam, add the plant cream (if using) and blend (N.B: my blender encountered an unfortunate smoothie incident, therefore I used a stick blender which didn't get the soup quite smooth, but I find the chunkier texture is more satiating).
♥ Season to taste and serve with a drizzle of plant cream, nutritional yeast,vegan bacon crumbles and toasted rye bread - delicious!

My General Life - Soup-er Soup [VEGAN]

My General Life - Soup-er Soup [VEGAN]

What's your favourite vitamin packed soup recipe? I'd love for you to share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

The Naked Candle Co.

My General Life - The Naked Candle Co

I just love candles, especially at this time of year when the nights are long and cold. For me it's the ultimate act of cosiness to get your comfy pants on, get wrapped up in a blanket and get some candles burning. Not only do they create a gorgeous ambiance, but serve the dual purpose of keeping my home smelling wonderful too.

Although, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's lit a scented candle, hoping that the scent will take your nostrils on an exciting journey, only to be left feeling let down with the lack of pong. Well I'm pleased to say that my days of candle-related-disappointed are done since discovering the olfactory delights of The Naked Candle Co. And today I just wanted to sing their praises a little, because it's kind to be kind.

My General Life - The Naked Candle Co

The Naked Candle Co is a small, handmade candle company based in Manchester. Their candles are made from soy wax and as far as I'm aware they are all suitable for vegans. I first came across them at the Knutsford Makers Market (they're very active at Makers Markets in and around Manchester and Cheshire) and I instantly fell in love. I cannot even tell you how good these candle smell! All the scents are just beautiful, I have such a hard time choosing between them. I've gone through quite a few myself now, along with giving several to others as they make the perfect gift. 

One thing that I think speaks volumes about the quality of a candle is how well it burns. I feel really disappointed when candles just burn a well in the middle of the wax, leaving behind so much wasted, unburnt wax. Well, every TNCC candle I've burnt so far has burnt perfectly. I mean I have been able to burn near enough every last drop of wax from the jar. Now if that's not value for money I don't know what is?!

My General Life - The Naked Candle Co

The candles themselves are a really reasonable price of £10 for their original signature jar, and they usually have offers on at the Makers Market if you want to pick up more than one. There are also options for a smaller and larger jar too along with reed diffusers, all of which come in their 6 signature scents. I think my favourites are tobacco, black raspberry and vanilla and spiced pomegranate

I love being able to support a small business and enjoy something that was made with passion, care and attention and it's something I'm hoping to do more of in the future. Do you have a favourite small business that you like to support? I'd love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

10 Things I Love About...Winter.

1. Snowboard season

2. Frosty breath

3. Wearing hats

4. Cosy nights

5. Crisp mornings

6. Roaring fires

7. Hot tea

8. Fluffy socks

9. Warming foods

10. Crunching icy grass

What are 10 things you love about winter? Share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Goodness Project.

My General Life - The Goodness Project - Vegan

If, like me, you're a bit of a chocolate lover, I'm sure you can imagine the delight I felt on seeing that many of my family members had made the effort to hunt down vegan friendly sweet treats for me at Christmas.

Finding vegan yums isn't always the easiest task, particularly if you're not as familiar with what you're actually looking for. So the fact that someone had made a special effort to find something I could have really warmed my little heart.

One of these bundles of goodies came in the form of a box from The Goodness Project. Honestly, it's not a company I'd come across, but the fact that they appeared to sell boxes with all sorts of vegan chocolate treats meant that I was immediately eager to find out more.

My General Life - The Goodness Project - Vegan

The Goodness Project aims to bring together a selection of wholesome, natural goodies that you can have sent out to you either on a monthly basis or just for a one off. The Goodness Project recognise how tricky it can be to find a broad selection of these items in your local supermarket, so they decided to try to make life a little easier when it comes to finding healthier, more natural treats. 

As you can see, my box was a chocolate bonanza with goodies from Ombar, Doisy & Dam, Pulsin, Creative Nature, iQ Superfood Chocolate and The Raw Chocolate Company. Aside from the Pulsin bars (which I recently found in my local Aldi), I don't think I've ever seen these brands anywhere other than a health food shop or online. Now, as much as I love health food shops, they're not somewhere I frequent often and I have to make a special trip to visit. So, the idea of having a different selection of treats popped through my letterbox definitely appeals to me. 

The monthly subscription boxes from The Goodness Project start from £9.95 (+ £3.50 p+p) per month, which to be honest, feels pretty reasonable to me given that the brands I received in my box are more specialist and on the slightly more expensive side of chocolate life. I really like that there's two diet specific box options (vegan or gluten free) which, for me, makes life so much easier as I know I'll be able to eat everything that comes in a vegan box.

My General Life - The Goodness Project - Vegan
Overall, I think The Goodness Project boxes make for a lovely little gift, not just for vegans, but for anyone that appreciates a lovingly picked sweet treat. What do you think? Is this something you'd like to have land of your doormat? I'd love for you to leave your thoughts either in the comments below, or why not drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Let's Talk | Minimalism.

My General Life - Let's Talk | Minimalism

Is it just me, or is minimalism becoming more popular? Or maybe it's just one of those scenarios whereby because you're interested in something you take more notice of it and see it popping up everywhere. Regardless, minimalism is something that intrigues me. The idea of being content with owning the bare minimum seems somewhat freeing, liberating and empowering.

As time goes by I am becoming more and more aware of consumerism and all the stuff that is thrown in our faces on a daily basis. Stuff that we don't really need, but you know that ad campaign is just so convincing that you might just have to give it a try because you never know, it might just change your life. I know this feeling too well. I see something I like the look of and I feel this need creeping up inside of me, it's total FOMO and it drives this desire to have.

But, why do we need to have? We live in a society of excess. Of constant new and improved everything. And as corny as it sounds, the older I get the more I want to move away from that. To go against that urge to need and consume and to just be content with what I have without the need for more.

A recent watch of Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things on Netflix, along with finding more and more minimalist bloggers and Youtubers for inspiration (such as The Minimalists, Jenny Mustard (who's apartment is total Pinterest goals if you ask me), Vegan Family TV, The Fairly Local Vegan and Soph's Choices to name but a few!) has me all inspired to put thoughts into action.

So over the next few months I'm on a bit of a mission to step away from the stuff and live well with less. That's not to say that I have no intention of ever buying anything ever again - let's be realistic. But I would like to think that I can reign myself in a little and make the most of what I already have. To help guide this process I thought it was worth setting myself a few minimalism goals that I can work towards:

1. Downsize my belongings: I don't think I have a lot of what one might consider "tat", however, I know I definitely have things that I don't really need and have for the sake of it, just in case. So I'm going to dig out The life Changing Magic of Tidying, find the things that really spark joy and aim to get rid of the rest. And by get rid of I mean recycle, donate or sell - I don't like waste so I'm trying to avoid just binning things.

2. Try out Project 333: I think I'll do a separate blog post on this, but this is basically downsizing your wardrobe to just 33 items that you wear over 3 months that you can mix and match and really enjoy.

3. Create more space: I'm fortunate to have a lovely home. Honestly it's probably far more space that we actually need, but it doesn't feel that way because of all the stuff we have crammed into ever nook and cranny. I want my home to feel light, airy and clutter free. A tall ask for someone who isn't overly keen on tidying, but I feel like if I had less stuff everything would have a home and there would be less to tidy - what's not to love about that?

4. Think before buying: I know this is going to be a challenge. I'm a bit of an impulse buyer and I really want to reign that in. More so because I want to try my hardest to save money and spending it on unnecessary things isn't going to help that. So I'm aiming to be more mindful of what I buy and why I'm buying it. I'm also going to make the effort to invest more in quality, ethically sourced/produced items that will last e.g. clothing, rather than "fast fashion" that won't last more than a few months.

What are your thoughts on minimalism? Are you as intrigued as I am, or is it totally not for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @mygenerallife.

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