1ClickGuide.com: Guide 1ClickGuide.com: Guide http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/ Copyright by 1ClickGuide.com en 1ClickGuide.com Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:14:00 -0400 Here Is Why You Should Take a More Relaxed Approach to Your Startup Startup culture is notorious for 80-hour workweeks and broken families. Work/life balance is a joke seldom told in those circles. And excess is always the word of the day. The idea is that if you are not sacrificing everything for the business, then you are not really trying.

However, this brand of extreme commitment comes with dire consequences. Such people don’t seem so much driven by success as terrified of failure. They are running for their lives from their worst fears. And they will happily run over anyone who gets in their way.

Sadly for them, this strategy of going for broke and sacrificing everything fails just as often as any other method. In fact, it often fails more spectacularly. Even when these ventures are successful, that success still comes at a high price. Here are a few reasons why a more relaxed approach to your startup makes a lot more sense:

Mental and Emotional Strain

You can’t place that much mental and emotional strain on yourself without consequences. First, there is the physical strain on your body when working at a high level for 12 hour days, every day of the week. Some entrepreneurs work even harder than that. You may not be lifting bricks for a living. But it still takes a physical toll on the body.

Just to stay awake for all those hours, it starts with coffee, then stronger coffee, then energy drinks, until it comes to something from a street pharmacist who carries his inventory in a trench coat. But of course, staying awake is not enough. One also has to stay sharp and alert. Most addictive habits are built on less incentive than this.

In addition to the normal stresses of creating and managing a successful business, women have the added struggle of breaking through glass ceilings and dealing with misogynistic treatment their male counterparts never have to face. Add pregnancy and child-rearing to the mix, and it is easy to see how things can spiral out of control. California rehab for women deals with the fallout of startup culture.

Your startup does not have to conquer the world overnight. It is okay to slow down and be more deliberate. Your future self will thank you.

Driving Away Talent

Some of the worst startup traps involve poor decisions related to talent acquisition and retention. The internet is loaded with examples of tyrannical bosses.

It doesn’t help to hear stories about how people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs treated the people who worked for them. Jeff Bezos seems to also be cut from that mold. But these are exceptional people who didn’t have to treat people poorly in order to get to the top. Many new entrepreneurs believe it is their duty to behave the same way. This poor treatment of talent does not reproduce the best of these leaders, but the worst.

What you have to remember is that your personal decision to drive yourself to the edge should not be the expectation of the people who come to work for you. When an entrepreneur throws her own life out of balance, she expects others to follow her. That does not lead to a healthy workforce. When you take a healthier approach to work, your employees will have the freedom to do the same.

Killing Relationships

Relationships are fragile. But the people in our lives are what is most important. Trading relationships for a moment of success is almost always a bad trade. There are good reasons why so many entrepreneurs get divorced.

There are also friendships and business partnerships, as well as children and extended family. You will never get a second chance to see your baby’s first steps, or hear her first words, or see the twins dance in their first ballet.

If the price of your mental health, a happy workforce, and close relationships are too high a price for you, now is a good time to slow it down and consider the longer, but more relaxed road to success. It is a lot less lonely at the top when you get there that way.

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Insider's Guide to Staying Active Over 60 Forget surviving your Golden Years, try thriving in them! As Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” Boost your quality of life, reap infinite health benefits, and dive into staying active as a senior with this quick insider’s guide:

Find your passion

Discovering new passions and interests is even more fun as a senior. Not only do your years of experience and practiced self-awareness make you more confident to try new things, but the benefits of exploration and exercise are even more impactful the older you get. When staying active becomes a priority for you, marrying it with things you truly love to do will motivate you even more to make it a “regular thing.”

  • Love to cook? Whip up a meal for a friend or neighbor and then sign up to participate in a charity walkathon that benefits an anti-hunger organization in your town.

  • Have a competitive streak? Pushing yourself with heart-pumping activities like tennis, bicycling, swimming, golfing and dancing are just the ticket.

  • Seeking inner peace? You’ll love the flowing movements and meditative relaxation of yoga - beginner’s classes for seniors include gentle yoga, chair yoga, restorative yoga, and water yoga.

  • Fond of the outdoors? Find moderate, low-impact hiking trails near you or join a community garden that will have you digging, planting, and harvesting year round.

  • Passionate about politics? Get fired up and get out the house by attending rallies, marches, and forums that fuel your civic activism hunger.

  • Want to help others? Give back and help others by volunteering regularly at the local food bank, animal shelter, hospital, or charity re-store.

  • Excited about continuing your education? Check to see if your state offers free or subsidized educational programs for senior citizens to take non-degree college level classes.

Stick to a schedule

The benefits of staying active and exercising are most greatly seen when they are repeated components of your daily and weekly schedule. Research shows that regular exercise staves off heart disease, reduces cancer risks, lowers high blood pressure, fights weight gain and diabetes, combats cognitive decline, and even alleviates back pain and symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Your schedule for staying active can be as simple as taking a brisk 20-minute walk each day at the same time or planning a fitness date with a friend each week. Prioritizing staying active by making it an “absolute” on your calendar rather than a “maybe” is your first step to forming a new healthy habit!

Connect with others

So you know what you want to do, but how do you go about finding a class or group to do it with? The social aspect of interacting with others when you take part in activities and exercise helps combat loneliness and social isolation, which often accompany old age. Use online tools and local groups to build your activity support network:

  • Check out your local senior center, YMCA or YWCA to see what free and discounted classes are offered like gentle yoga, Zumba or water aerobics.

  • Livestream fitness and yoga instructional videos from the comfort of your own home using your computer, mobile device or smartTV - try Youtube.com and Amazon Video.

  • Browse Meetup.com to find groups of seniors who share your passions and interests in your area and get together regularly for activities and events.

  • Find local volunteer opportunities near you with services like CreatetheGood.org and Volunteermatch.org - search by zip code, interest, and more.

Staying active doesn’t have to mean unending physical exercise all the time either. Stimulating brain function and memory through games, puzzles, reading, and even coloring is vital activity your mind and body yearn for, especially as you age. Bonus tip: Keep adult coloring books and puzzles on hand for lazy rainy days inside, or download Scrabble and Sudoku apps to your computer or tablet to play whenever you feel like it!

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3 Ways to Save on Clothes Year Round Everyone goes shopping at least once or twice a year for clothes and other items they feel they need. For some people who have the money, it could be more than that. Regardless of how many times a year you head to the mall and visit your favorite stores, you'll probably be trying to stay within a budget so you don't go broke. Should that be the case, when you go shopping, keeping your eyes open for different ways to save would be helpful.

Here are three ways to save on clothes year round.

Consider sales/clearance items: Mosts stores will have items that are discounted or on clearance. When you take your next shopping trip, online or in-person, you may want to check out this section. Just because the clothes aren't full price price doesn't mean you won't find some great items.

Use Groupon Coupons: A lot of people who like to shop online take advantage of Groupon Coupons. Thanks to this site, people have access to discounts and coupons from thousands of retailers, including Target. Before you check out, you'll want to stop by this site to see if there are any coupons that can offer you savings on your purchase. Chances are, there will be something there.

Buy your clothes out of season: Buying out of season means buying clothes during a season they are not wearable. For example, buying swimsuits during the winter. The reason this can help you save money is because these clothes are usually cheaper during this time. You may not get to wear them for a few months, but you can still enjoy the fact that you got what you wanted for less what it's worth.

As styles change, people are going to be emptying out their closets to make space for the new items they will purchase from their favorite stores. No matter where you choose to buy your clothes, it is important that you don't spend all of your money, but that you get what you want. And luckily, when you play your cards right, you can do just that.

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3 Tips to a Better Online Business Operation In running an online business, you have the world at your fingertips.

With millions of consumers having turned in recent years to doing more or all of their shopping online (especially for the holidays), it stands to reason that you should be moving some of your resources over to the web. Unfortunately, many business owners are still out in left field when it comes to this notion.

If you have an online business option set up for your company, are you properly using it? In the event you are not, are you looking to see how it can be of much more benefit to you?

Taking advantage of a better online business model is not only in your best interests, but also those of consumers.

That being the case; always remember that happy consumers oftentimes pass along their happiness with one business or another to their family and friends.

So, are you ready to give your online business ventures a little more punch?

Review and Repair Any Online Business Issues

So that your business can take advantage of all the opportunities out there when it comes to a winning online formula, remember the following tips:

  1. Online payments – First and foremost, your online payment setup must be as simple as possible for consumers to use. With the right online credit card system in place, you are much better suited to ring-up sale after sale. Such a system needs to be two-fold, notably easy to use and secure. On the ease of use, make sure your system is not like a minefield, one where customers hit bumps in the road in going from starting to make a payment to actually completing it and trying to check it. Secondly, your system must be as secure as possible. Keep in mind that cyber-criminals are looking 24/7 for opportunities to make problems for both businesses and consumers. Do everything possible to keep your system as protected as possible;
  2. Online service – Inevitably, some online customers are going to struggle with the payment system you have in place. That said you must do everything possible to help them with those issues, reassuring them that your system is one they can use over and over again in making payments for their products and services. Given that many businesses can’t afford to have a 24/7 customer service setup in place, do your absolute best to return customer inquiries as fast as possible. For example, someone places an order online with you at 2 a.m. As they work their way through the payment process, a glitch pops up. The customer can’t complete the order, so he or she sends your website a message. Your focus should be on answering that message first thing the next day. If you let it go, you run the risk of that customer saying enough is enough, taking his or her money elsewhere. Assuming you fix the problem and the sale goes through; send that customer a short online thank you note for sticking with you.

Promote Your Online Payment Abilities

  1. Online promotions – Finally, do your best to promote your online payment setup to consumers. As more and more consumers opt to do online shopping over stopping in brick and mortar businesses, you can reap the rewards if you promote a well-designed online payment system. One of the best ways to promote your online payment setup is of course online. Use both your website and your social media channels to spread the word. Your blog can be of great use in promoting this, while the social networking sites you use are also great, especially since many consumers use social media 24/7. Lastly, without disparaging your competition, be quick to point out why your online payment system is a notch above the others.

Whether you are a startup business or have been around for a number of years, giving your customers what they want is essential.

As more consumers opt to shop online, will you be a better online business operation for it?

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Poster Printing Services: When Should They Be Used? Posters are a time proven success when it comes to advertisement. They are simple to recognize, get your message across in an easy fashion, and can be used in nearly any industry. The quality and professionalism of each poster is important to represent your product or service. This is why a poster printing service can benefit you in more than one way.
 
The most obvious way a printing service can benefit you is by maintaining an edge in the creative and professional realm. The variables that go into a good print is no basic decision. We must factor in the paper quality, the print method, the color sequence, the design, size, among other countless variables. Do we want the poster, inside or outside, for how long, where should the text go, these variables the average person is not an expert in. However, the printing service is. From experience, and keeping up with industry standards their specialist can determine exactly what you will need.
 
Poster can be so effective because with a still image you can reach your clients in one second, and with the correct poster this is all the time that's needed. The old expression of “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no less true in our case. The time and energy that goes into designing and printing the best posters can be consuming. After we have spend this time we might not even be satisfied with the results. With our time free from worrying about design or printing logistics we can dedicate our energy on whatever it is we do best.
 
When your client first experiences your poster, they need to know immediately who you are and what you do. Careful text and image selection of this magnitude can only be done by a specialist. This can all be done and delivered to your door with quality guarantees from the proper service. Any product display or advertisement campaign that you might be having would be incomplete with properly designed ad.

This raises the question, “What if you already have a design?” Even if you have a design a local digital printing service would be the best method to go with is. This is due to the fact that their printing machines and supplies are specially calibrated for printing of difference sizes and superior quality. Technology is too diverse to expect a home printer to to produce results even close to a commercial poster printer.
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Archery As a Sport and Hobby I have this crazy job where I get to haul off and try new things every so often and then write a review about it for people to read. It's a job that I didn't know existed and therefore that I never planned to pursue. It sort of just fell into my lap one day and it has been the perfect job for me ever since. I love it. My days are filled with new things, sometimes safe and sometimes risky. Quite often I pick up great new hobbies that I'll have for a lifetime and other times I try something once that I'll never touch again. I recently had an interesting bout with archery.

I'll admit that I didn't know much about archery until I was assigned to a day at an archery field receiving lessons. I wasn't all that excited about my task simply because there was nothing that sounded appealing about bow hunting, or shooting arrows at a target a distance away from me. I couldn't figure out why people would invest time, talent and money into such an activity, or a sport as many called it.

I arrived at the archery field full of skepticism and a desire to have the day finished. I was convinced that this would be one of the days that my job was my enemy and when I couldn't wait to get back home. I was wrong. From the moment I met the directors of the archery field to the moment I returned to my car four hours later, I enjoyed myself. I learned a lot about archery and I realized that it truly was a sport that I could enjoy and that was worth some time and energy.

Archery takes a lot more concentration and hard work than I first imagined it would. I ignorantly thought that I'd be able to walk onto the archery field and shoot my arrows directly into the center of the target. I wondered why anyone couldn't accomplish this task. I was rudely awakened to how hard archery really is. I quickly gained appreciation for all people who have taken the time to perfect their archery skills.

Since this first experience with archery I'll admit that I have been back to the course multiple times. I have gathered there with many groups of friends and enjoyed afternoons full of laughter and stubborn trying to get it right. If you are looking for a great new hobby and a way to work on your concentration and even strength, then archery is for you.

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Fund the Best Moves for Your Business Needs Whether you have run your business for many years or only a short amount of time, you know all too well the demands that come with it.

From meeting your projected financial goals to making sure you hire the right people each and every time, the days of everything running entirely smoothly are few and far between.

That said there is no reason you have to let your business get the best of you if planning is your strength.

With the proper amount and execution of planning, you and your business can enjoy many successful years.

As mentioned a moment ago, financial goals are oftentimes the biggest challenge when starting and ultimately running a business. You may find that some of those goals were nothing more than wishful thinking.

So, are you prepared to fund the best moves for your business needs?

When Funds May Be Lacking

No matter the reason, your business could very well find itself in the red sooner rather than later.

Among the reasons for this could be:

  • Industry troubles – No matter what industry your business sits in, there almost always can be slow periods. Yes, some industries seem to never slow down, but most do for one reason or another. If consumers are not buying products and/or services from you on a regular basis, those slow periods can prove quite taxing in your ability to keep a steady stream of income flowing in;
  • Consumers tighten their spending – Along with industry issues, consumers can (and oftentimes do) tighten the grips on their wallets or purses. When they do, the impact on your overall financial health can be impacted. Having a reliable source of cash flow to get you through those bumps in the road always proves important;
  • Manpower issues – Lastly, unless you are running a one-person show, you know how important your employees are to your company’s overall success. That said being short on cash flow can impact your ability to pay your workers on a regular basis. Ask any business owner who has gone through this and they will tell you it can create quite the tension in the office before long.

Reaching Out to Those Able to Help

In the event your business is in need of a line of credit etc. where do you turn for help?

The good news is that there are providers out there like BlueVine and others waiting to answer your call for financial assistance.

Before you know it, you can have a line of credit and invoice factoring options right in front of your eyes. That all-important cash necessary to keep your business engine churning can be in your account within 24 to 48 hours in many cases.

With that in mind, how do you know which provider is best suited to help you out?

Among the traits you want in such a provider:

  • Results – Above all else, you want a company able to back up what it says it will do. This means getting you your needed funds sooner rather than later. In the business world, being in the red for even a few days can have negative consequences, especially if it involves not being able to pay employees, vendors etc. on time;
  • Communication – Nothing gets business owners (and consumers for that matter) more riled up than being hit with unexpected fees. As with any business arrangement you go into, be sure to read the fine print. Make sure any financial provider you work with explains all the details from A to Z in terms of repayments and more.

Just as you need to plan for and adjust your own financial needs over time, the same holds true in running your business.

When you need a helping financial hand, fund the best move for your business health.

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3 Tips for a Successful Move to Arizona If you live in the Northeast, Midwest, especially the Plains States, you’ve likely had your share of winter before it even reaches the official halfway point of the season.

Unless you are a cold weather and/or snow enthusiast, the idea of spending three to four months hibernating from the cold does not sound like tons of fun.

That said what if you could get away from the snow and cold for good? If the right opportunity came along, would you jump at it?

For some people, those opportunities do in fact arise from time to time.

Why the Grand Canyon State May Be for You

While Southern California may sound appealing for a permanent getaway, keep in mind how expensive many properties are there.

You could consider Florida, but do you want the humidity and the bugs, especially come summer?

For those searching for lower rents and less humidity, Arizona may be just the ticket.

Yes, the summers can be downright toasty, but just about everyone in the state has an air conditioner, with many residents opting for backyard pools too.

With that in mind, a move somewhere in Arizona will require some sound pre-planning, especially for those individuals and/or families coming from far away.

Along with setting up a job or jobs, individuals will need housing, transportation etc.

So, if Arizona is on your calendar for this year or the near future, will you make it a successful move?

Putting the Plans in Motion

So that you can plan for and deliver a successful move to Arizona, remember these tips:

  1. Time of year – This factor unfortunately oftentimes gets overlooked. The time of year you move somewhere with extreme weather conditions part of the year is important. If you move to Phoenix or another populated area in Arizona in late May or early June, you could already begin to experience days where the thermometer nears or surpasses 100 degrees. If you want to get away from the cold, yet the idea of 100 degree or higher days doesn’t sound too appealing just yet, make the move there in the fall. By doing so, you can put off those really warm days for a number of months, yet still have comfortable temps throughout the wintertime;
  2. Getting around – Unless you plan on bringing your present vehicle or vehicles with you on the move, how will you get around? Keep in mind that Phoenix and many other parts of the state have limited mass transit. As a result, many people use their vehicles and/or carpool together. If you think the time has come to ditch your current car or truck before your move, you could opt to visit a Phoenix BMW dealer or other car dealer. In purchasing a new car after you’ve arrived, you save the hassle of not only getting your vehicle to Arizona, but also make it easier when you need maintenance etc. by having a car purchased there. If you’re going to be living in a more outlying area of the state, consider the option of purchasing a truck. Various parts of Arizona prove to be rugged country, so cars won’t always be the best choice. Lastly, keep in mind that your car insurance rate will likely change, so be prepared for either an increase or decrease in what you presently pay.

Where Are You Going to Live?

  1. Housing needs – Last but not least, don’t wait until the last minute to find a place to reside. Although the real estate market in Arizona (and specifically various cities and towns) fluctuates just as the rest of the country does, you don’t want to pay more than you have to for a property. If you plan on renting an apartment or house, also look into where properties are renting at the best prices. In the event a property rental sounds too good to be true, there is likely a reason or reasons for the low price. For example, if you want to move to Arizona this coming fall or closer to the holidays, going there for a week or so to scope out properties in late spring or early summer is not a bad move.

If the time has come to ditch the cold and snow, Arizona may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Money and Finance http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-for-a-successful-move-to-arizona-92.shtml http://www.1clickguide.com/guide/3-tips-for-a-successful-move-to-arizona-92.shtml Editor Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:54:25 -0500
Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Nurse? Nurses are medical professionals who form one of the most important pillars of our society. Apart from the professional training they go through, nurses should have some personal attributes like emotional strength, compassion, skills and other necessary traits to enable them take care of hundreds of sick people every day. If you're interested in practical nursing, you might be surprised to learn that there are online LPN programs available. If you are considering becoming a caregiver, you should have what it takes to become a nurse. Some of the important traits and strengths a nurse should have include:

Compassion

Being a nurse means you will be facing many people with injuries and sick patients. Most of the time, patients become agitated and frustrated by their conditions hence it’s important that you know how you will handle your patients by showing empathy. This acts like a kind of assurance that you want your patients to recover fully and get back to normal life. Nurses are supposed to show full care of their patients’ well-being.

Confidence

Doctors like working with nurses who are confident enough to face patients no matter how bad their condition is. A nurse should be able to face patients and explain to them every relevant detail regarding their health. Patient will not be confident with you if you show them you are afraid or not sure of what you are doing.

Calmness

A nurse is prone to experiencing life threatening situations hence should be able to maintain calmness without showing any signs of being tense. Further, he or she should never show any signs of freaking out. This is because if the patient realizes that you have put the situation under control, he or she will see high chances of getting better.

Leadership

Nurses are supposed to assist the doctor. Most of the time, they handle a lot of paperwork and administrative duties hence the need to be well organized. They should prove to other staff that they can handle even the most complex tasks.

Flexibility

A nurse can relocate from one health institution to another. This means he or she should be willing and able to adapt to a new environment. Since nurses are meant to work as a team with other health officials, they should collaborate well with them.

Effective Communication

Nurses are in the front line of medical care. The responsibility of taking care of patients is perfectly executed when there is good communication between doctors and other nurses.

Attentive to Details

Nurses should follow instructions from the doctor to the later. Since they document every procedure they do to the patient, making one single mistake could turn out to be disastrous. For example, if a nurse fails to document that he or she gave a certain drug to the patient, a repeat of the same by another nurse could be fatal to the patient.

Having a proper mind set is also of crucial importance. In addition, a nurse should set good example to other patients. For example you should not advise a patients to stop smoking or drinking when you usually do it in an open area. It should start with you since nurses should not advise others to make good health choices while they do the opposite.

If you have all the above, you are definitely heading for a lucrative nursing profession.

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How Online Education is Changing Vocational Training Are you looking for employment but you haven’t succeeded yet? Or are you a student and you would like to be competitive when it comes to looking for a job? What if you have just lost a job and you don’t know what to do next? Well, consider vocational training. Vocational education prepares you for many types of trades. For example, ever wanted to work as a CNA? That's possible with online training! Vocational training aims to deliver practical skills in a particular job. The beauty about vocational training nowadays is that you can learn online without going to a physical campus. Surprised? It is possible through online education. Online education is delivered through the Internet using a computer, a laptop or a smartphone. You will learn from the comfort of your house at the time that fits you; it is very convenient.

To be in a position to earn vocational qualifications online, you need to have something that can allow you to access the internet. If you already have a computer congratulation since you just has to start. Depending on what you want to learn that is the skills that you need to acquire, identify the field of study. Then, invest your time on that field by logging on in a virtual classroom, take lessons, complete assignment, participate during lectures as well as discussions, finally take an exam and can be given a certificate if you pass the exam. You do all the tasks in the comfort of your home or where you prefer through your computer as well as the internet. That’s incredible. Online vocational training can be a blessing to you if in need of training to acquire expertise in a field that you choose in a quick, timely manner. As for the benefits, they are numerous, yet you need minimal time to go through the curriculum. Not forgetting it is affordable and open to all even though you didn’t get high school education.

Why is it possible to carry out vocational training online? It’s because online education has grown tremendously over time. How has this been possible? Thanks to technology which has made it possible. Online education is very flexible and comes in handy when you are busy and need to study at your own convenient time. Furthermore, you only need a laptop or home computer that can allow you to access the internet. Learning institutions have realized this and offer online courses. Online education is as good as face to face type of learning. Are you aware that online education is cheap and has gained reputation since it offers programs that are of high quality? Current economic times calls for wise spending; many prefer the affordable option. You can access online education in a disadvantaged location. If living in a place that is inaccessible, online training is the best solution. You can access study material, exam timetable and interact with students and tutors over the internet; this is very awesome.

In conclusion, online education has completely changed vocational training. Consider online education to acquire vocational qualification. The skills you will learn will equip you and make you stand out in a competitive job market. It will aid you to progress in your career path, and you will leave a mark where you work.

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Are Amazon Reviews to be Trusted? For the last decade or so, online reviews have grown to become an integral part of our lifestyle. One cannot argue that most people today rely on the internet – particularly online reviews – for most of their product research. And as much as getting broad feedback on a specific product can be very useful, it is very important for consumers to know that a large chunk of these reviews are not only fake but user-generated to improve revenue for the business without considering the customer.

The genesis of fake reviews was witnessed on Yelp two weeks after the site was launched. And that paved way for major revelations regarding fake reviews on companies such as Amazon, Expedia.com, TripAdvisor, among others who have had significant number of their clients master the art of “Fake It Till You Make It” flooding their products with fake reviews. Apart from this, there are other reasons why you shouldn’t put all your trust on online reviews, which include:

Availability of an online marketplace for fake reviews

Believe it or not, there are sites such as freelancer.com, odesk, iwriter, and others that have jobs posted offering writers average-paying jobs for generation of fake reviews. This is enough reason to raise eye-brows because there many companies both big and small that rely on this service.

Companies giving handouts in exchange for reviews

New York Times recently feature in one of its stories an article that exposed a company known as VIP Deals that has been repaying customers for their tablet-case purchases once they posted a review on Amazon. The strangest part was the fact that out of 335 reviews on the product, 310 received a 5-star rating. These reviews would definitely draw any ingenuous consumer to spend on that product.

About 30% of online reviews for certain product or service are fake

According to Bing Liu University of Illinois, a professor in computer science who has been working on a software solution to expose fake reviews, about 30% of online reviews for certain product or service are fake. Although many reviews on Amazon may be legitimate, there are more sketchy companies found within the 30% margin turning to compensated reviews to inflate star ratings on the site so as to drum up purchases.

It’s for the above reasons you need few ways to sniff out what may be fake review before using the given product or service. The easiest way is to use legitimate sites that offer product authentication focusing on reviews. For example Fakespot is a site that allows you to simply paste a link to any Amazon product, and later a score will be generated regarding the likelihood of fake reviews. Although we cannot prove that it is 100% effective, it is worth a try. You can also approach it manually by looking out on the use of same wording, and even similarly staged used photo on different reviews.

Whereas user-generated reviews should be viewed with caution, even critic reviews can be written with a hidden agenda as well. That's why it's important to find trusted online reviews. For example, this website aggregates online critic reviews in order to rate a product, such as wrestling shoes. Although it's not 100% accurate, there's a lot less shady business going on compared to user generated reviews.

Online reviews may be a good thing to many but they must be honestly administered and not open to manipulation for them to be reliable. It is important that companies display an ethical practice of coming up with honest ways that will help make sure that reviews are only done by valid customers.

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Is Technology Making Your Vehicle Safer to Operate? When was the last time you looked at all the technology on your car or truck?

For millions of Americans, that technology can be the difference between savings lives and comforting families when they lose a loved one in a vehicle accident.

Whether you own a new vehicle or an older one, take the time to go over it, seeing where technology is playing a role in protecting you.

If technology hasn’t played a major role to date on your vehicles, you may want to think about checking on it with your next car or truck purchase.

That said have you also looked at your driving habits up to now? If not, this is another area that should get full attention.

So, is technology making your vehicle safer to operate?

Don’t Overlook Safety When You Get Behind the Wheel

As you head out of your home or any other location for that matter, safety should always be your top priority.

With safety at the forefront, what are some of the ways you can deploy it to your advantage?

Among the ways:

  • Utilizing technology – Even if you can’t afford all the bells and whistles that oftentimes come with new vehicles, you can do the best job possible to protect yourself. Whether you are looking at possible collision warning systems, lane-changing alerts, a wireless vehicle backup camera system research each of the items. Look to see how one or all of them can help make your vehicle safer when all is said and done. Yes, technology and the various gadgets and services out there can assist you and your vehicle, but know how to use it so it is in fact valuable to you ;
  • Utilizing education – You are never too old to learn when it comes to driving safety. Whether you read valuable safety tips online, take a driver safety course from time to time, there are various options out there for you. Yes, you may have been driving for several decades now, but keep in mind that rules and regulations of the roadway do change on occasion. As such, it is good for you to be up to speed on how best to navigate America’s busy roads;
  • Utilizing smarts – You could very well find yourself in a position where other drivers challenge you on the roads, perhaps with deadly consequences. Above all else, do not get drawn in to such a scenario. As all too many drivers have discovered over time, road rage is not something you want to be a part of. Doing so opens the doors for not only possible injuries and/or run-ins with law enforcement, but also financial pains.

Be Observant of Action Around You

If you are an observant driver, you are much less likely to be involved in an accident.

Whether it is cell phones, food, reading, wandering with your eyes when they should be on the road, there are numerous activities that can lead you to an accident.

As any law enforcement officer or driver safety expert can tell you, focusing on the vehicles around you (not to mention the road) is crucial. If you lose that focus even for a second or two, the worst can happen.

In being observant, also don’t hesitate to report those drivers not obeying the rules and regulations of the road.

For instance, while you should never put yourself in harm’s way, do your best to take down a license plate number etc. if you do witness someone driving erratically. Keep in mind that doing so could ultimately save one’s life, including yours.

Lastly, make sure you practice what you preach.

Do your best to observe the rules of the road, utilize technology within your vehicle whenever possible, and emphasize driving safety to those around you.

Getting home to your loved ones day after day doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it should be what drives you each and every day.

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Gift Giving Suggestions It’s that time of year again. You’d like to be creative, and generous, with your gift giving, but your funds are limited. There’s no reason to break the bank when so many creative options exit for sending a message of caring, appreciation and friendship through gift giving. Make a list and make a budget. Commit to sticking with both. Don’t get stuck in the habit of only giving store bought gifts. There may be some super special people on your list that would just love a gift from the Popcorn Factory. Take advantage of the many options and savings Groupon coupons offer.

On the other hand, don’t shy away from taking the time to gift the gift of your time and talent. Present your talents in the form of a gift card for pet care, computer assistance, house sitting, gardening or even a homemade dinner. Surely you have time and talents that would not only be appreciated but cherished by your friends and family. Who knows, you may even start a trend in your circle or family. It’s really a great alternative to traditional gifts on so many levels. (Not to mention it can be very economical when your list is large!)

Starting your shopping several months before the holidays allows you to not only spread the cost but also to research gift options and uncover bargains. The same can be said for creating gift cards and content for your special gifts of self and talent. Join up with friends or other family members to make one large gift for that special person in your lives instead of opting individually for smaller gifts. The recipient will not only be thrilled with the gift, but with the fact that you collaborated with others near and dear. Put your thinking cap on and get creative to make this an extra special holiday season!

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Let the Real You Shine When Dating Are you ready to take the next step and actually meet someone you’ve connected with online? No doubt the thought makes you both nervous and excited. Follow these tips from the dating expert to ensure a fun afternoon for your first date.

First, the most important thing is to be yourself. Just like you want to meet the real person behind the keyboard, your date no doubt has the same objective. As you decide on what to wear for your first date, don’t add anything dramatic to your typical routine, and don’t eliminate anything you normally do. The closer to your comfort routine you stay, the more apt you are to present a sincere first impression. If you generally take advantage of Groupon coupons for eyelash-extensions, by all means, continue with that process or you’ll feel like part of you is missing! Select an outfit that’s comfortable and you know you feel and look your best in. Know that the absolute most important thing you can wear to a first date, or any date, is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Pairing these two are always a winning combination. If you try to be someone you’re not, you risk your date actually likes the person you’re pretending to be but may not like it when the real you emerges. No one likes to be fooled.

Finally, to minimize the stress – try to focus on the impression you’re having of your date. Don’t stress out about whether or not you think your date likes you. That’s a definite buss kill. Bottom line, be yourself. That will prove to be a winner in the long run every time. Take it one date at a time and enjoy the moment.

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Overcoming Drugs is Not Out of the Question Are you a woman battling drugs?

If so, how close are you to throwing in the towel? Hopefully not close at all, especially given the fact there is help out there if you know where to look for it.

One of the best options out there for many women is turning to a rehab center. Yes, it can seem a little daunting knowing which one will best serve you, but taking a little extra time for the answer is worth it. In the event you’re in the throes of fighting an addiction, you don’t have to give up. When you find the right rehab center, victory may actually be in sight.

That being the case, are you willing to devote yourself to not only getting better, but staying clean for the remainder of your life?

If so, overcoming drugs is not out of the question.

Using the Internet and Other Sources for Help

So that you can find the right rehab center for your needs, do you know where to start?

While word-of-mouth from drug addiction survivors is certainly a good idea in finding a facility, the Internet can work wonders too.

When searching over drug rehab for women, make it a point to use the digital age to assist you. Many of today’s treatment centers are not only on the worldwide web, but quite active there too. From active websites to a regular presence on various social media sites, they provide a whirlwind of information. That information can end up assisting you in deciding which facility has the best options available to care for you.

Breaking it down, you can best get started by doing a Google search of rehab centers in your area of the country. From there, take a handful of them and compare amongst one another. Look not only at what they offer in terms of not only fighting the addiction itself, but also amenities etc. You also want one that has follow-up care available. That can mean a variety of things, but it should notably cover checking in with you on occasion to see how you are doing post-treatment.

Also look at how social media can be effective in helping you along the way.

It is not uncommon for drug survivors to take to various social sites, discussing how they’re doing now and how they kicked the drug habit. You can also usually find online drug survivor groups, groups that can offer you much good advice.

Is Your Support System in Place?

Despite all you may do in trying to kick drugs to the curb, having a strong support system in place of family and friends is crucial.

In some cases, drugs can tear apart relationships, be they between family and friends. What is left is a ton of physical and emotional heartbreak. In the event you have gone down that road, you still might have some connections (family, friends, co-workers etc.) willing to be there for you. If that’s the case, take advantage of those opportunities.

As part of your support system, those closest to you should make a point of never putting you in tempting situations to do drugs ever again. Given how easy it can be for some women to slide right back to drugs, make sure your supporters do their jobs too.

Finally, go out of your way to avoid any situations where you could be tempted to use drugs again. Even a friendly gathering at a party with people you know could turn dangerous if drugs are being used. If offered by someone not knowing your history, simply walk away.

Moving on with Life

As you look to move on with your life in a positive manner, take the time to do periodic reviews of where your life is at.

Are you happy with the progress you’ve made since beating drugs? Do you feel your support system is as strong as it can be? What would you change about your present circumstances if possible?

So that you don’t become anxious and/or go through lots of sleepless nights, make sure your life is headed in the right direction.

Always note that overcoming drugs is certainly not out of the question.

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Put the Drink Down and Change Your Life Forever If you’re one of the millions of people out there with a drinking problem, are you trying to put it behind you?

Unfortunately, countless Americans deal with this issue on a daily basis. That issue can change relationships forever, lead to job and financial losses, even death when matters turn extreme. That said getting away from one’s alcoholic tendencies can seem daunting, but there is help out there if one knows where to look.

So, are you ready to put the drink down and change your life forever?

Reaching Out for Necessary Help

Whether you are in search of alcohol rehab in Florida or elsewhere nationwide, do you know what the first steps are in getting help?

For starters, it is crucial that you admit you have a drinking issue in the first place. Yes, you may think that your alcoholic consumption is “normal” in most cases, but your family and friends know otherwise. If alcohol has gotten the better of you over the years, the time to do something about it is now. Letting such a major problem such as this go can be a recipe for disaster on many fronts.

In order to get the help you need, turning to alcohol rehab is typically your best option. In doing so, you can work with professionals who will not only treat you as a patient, but also as a human being. You can also put aside fears that your standard of living will be thrown out the window while receiving treatments. Many facilities allow for individuals to live like they were still at home, just minus the temptation of alcohol.

Finding the Best Treatment

While word-of-mouth and advertising (television, newspapers or magazines etc.) are still both popular ways for alcohol rehab centers to get their messages across, the Internet is crucial too.

More and more rehab centers are using the worldwide web to disperse information, information that oftentimes can end up changing one’s life for the better. As such, use the Internet in helping to find the best rehab center out there for your needs. You could easily start with a Google search, getting a number of centers to compare side-by-side. From there, see which ones look to not only offer the best services at the best prices, but also get solid customer reviews. Getting healthier by going online can be one of the best overall moves you will make the remainder of your life.

You can (and should) also turn to social media, engaging with others that have gone through the alcohol rehab process. Get their feedback as to which facility they felt best helped them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of others, as this can prove to be a great learning experience. You will oftentimes find online forums that allow former and current residents of alcohol rehab centers to converse about their experiences.

Mental Focus is Crucial

While you may think the sole focus of alcohol rehab is strictly physical, it goes way beyond that.

The mental aspect of overcoming a drinking problem is as important as anything else. If you go into a rehab program with the idea that you can overcome your demons, you stand a much better chance of being successful. On the flip side, a negative attitude can leave you frustrated, frustrated that you spent lots of time and money, only to be right back where you first started.

As part of your alcohol rehab stay, learn to lean on the professionals not only in terms of physically taking drinking out of your life, but also mentally. Go into the treatments with the approach that you are doing the right thing. The desire to get better, re-establish relationships with family and/or friends that alcohol impacted, and carving out a new life are all worthy desires.

It is also important to surround yourself with positive people once you return to your normal life. Make it a point to be around family and friends that support you, not try and tear you down or tempt you to drink again.

With that being the case, are you ready for a positive change in your life today?

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Winning the Fight Against Drug Addiction Do you find yourself in a one-on-one battle against drug addiction? If so, are you winning the fight?

For millions of Americans, the battle against drug addictions is all too real. Those fights can oftentimes be won, but only if the individual not only admits they have a problem, but that they will deal with it.

That said there are plenty of helpful options on the table, options that can turn one’s life around sooner rather than later. In doing so, they can regain the personal and professional independence they may very well have enjoyed for many years.

With that being the case, will you win your fight against drug addiction?

Which Facility is Best for Your Needs?

If you are in a fight to overtake drug addiction, do you have others standing in your corner to help?

As important as family and friends are to the equation, getting assistance from a certified drug treatment facility is imperative. Whether you opt for drug rehab in Florida or elsewhere, make sure you research a number of facilities before choosing. Yes, you are likely not always thinking straight when battling an addiction, but picking the right facility is crucial. Not only will you be spending money for such help, but that help has to get your situation right the first time around. This means selecting a facility where you are the number one priority, not them receiving a paycheck for their efforts.

In determining which drug rehab facility to opt for, also look for one that will listen to your concerns and needs, not lecture you. While you may have purposefully become addicted to drugs, you don’t need a lecture about that. What you require moving forward is a facility where staff put your needs first. Whether you’re addicted to painkillers, alcohol, or even hard drugs etc. the overriding concern now is kicking this habit.

Becoming Educated to a Better Lifestyle

Once you begin treatments, it is important that you do everything possible to stay on course. Yes, it can be tempting to go back to the “old” way of life, but will that truly get you anywhere?

Part of kicking the habit also involves more of a commitment to a better lifestyle. What exactly does that entail?

Your focus should be on:

  1. Diet – Make sure you are eating properly, not living a life where what goes in your stomach is of no concern. Drug addictions can be especially concerning for those individuals facing weight issues (too much, too little weight) etc. Eating healthier will help you in your battle against drug addiction;
  2. Exercise – While you do not need to become a marathon runner or the like, do your best to get some normal course of exercise. Simple things like daily walks or swims, some hiking etc. can go a long way in helping you get more control over your body. Exercising with family members or friends is also helpful, giving you others to interact with on a regular basis;
  3. Learning – Even though you may think there is little to learn about drug addiction, the truth is you can learn so much. By turning to reliable online sites, you can get healthier through trusted information. Use that information to educate yourself on why overcoming a drug addiction is imperative. Not doing so can wreck not only your life, but those around you.

Never Throwing in the Towel

Finally, how much of a fighter would you consider yourself?

When your life is on the line, you really have no choice but to stand up and fight. Not doing so is a recipe for disaster. Although a drug rehab center, family and friends etc. are all crucial in this fight, YOU are the most important component.

If drugs have the better of you right at this time, don’t give up the fight.

By putting your mind to overcoming this problem, you stand a much better chance of coming out on the winning side of things.

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Rings Put the Focus on One's Fingers Whether shopping for engagement and/or wedding rings, couples can have some quality time together when it comes to these important components of a healthy relationship.

That said shopping for the right rings encompasses a number of thoughts and emotions, both of which can lead to some interesting discussion between the two parties.

No matter what kind of rings both individuals end up opting for, it is important that they are not only attractive and purchased at a good price, but that they are also comfortable.

While injuries to one’s fingers do not happen regularly, they do occur (see more below) from time to time, some of which can prove pretty serious.

In order to find the most suitable rings for moving forward in your lives together, take the time to shop for quality.

Where to Start?

As you go about searching for the right rings to unite your relationship, here are a few tips:

  1. Research – Before you even set foot in a jewelry store or consider ordering a ring online, be sure to invest the time and effort into research. That research can easily start by going online and finding jewelers both in your area and also selling over the Internet. Put a handful of them side-by-side and see which few stand out. Look for factors such as quality of the rings they offer, pricing, customer service etc. Doing your research now will make it easier when the time comes to make a decision on which rings best suit your requirements;
  2. Comfort – While any ring you buy for an engagement or wedding has to look great, you also want one with comfort. Rings that do not fit properly (too tight or too lose etc.) have the potential to not only get lost or damaged, but could even cause problems with the health of the ring finger. As anyone who has ever had a ring avulsion can tell you, it can be quite severe. For those not up to speed on this issue, a ring avulsion is essentially a serious injury to the ring finger, an injury typically caused by the ring becoming trapped on an item (can be machinery that is moving etc.). When this occurs, the ring finger can have the skin torn off, with the most serious cases being the finger itself becoming removed from the hand. Once again, a ring that is not properly fitted to the finger can lead to problems, so be sure size is not an issue;
  3. Pricing – Ask anyone (typically the guy who pays for an engagement ring or wedding ring) about ring pricing and they will tell you it is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to ring shopping. Part of your research is finding which jewelers have the best pricing plans out there for such rings. In some cases, the purchaser will use a payment plan to buy the ring. Others, meantime, will pay for it up front, using money that they have saved up just for this occasion. No matter which route you opt for, be sure to do your homework when it comes to available financing for such purchases;
  4. Customer service – Lastly, getting the best customer service from a jeweler (either in-person or online) is critical, especially in the event you need follow-up service with them. Talk with others who have purchases engagement and/or wedding rings, seeing which jewelers they would recommend in terms of top-rate customer service. When you are investing a sizable amount of money for such purchases, you want customer service that is second to none. You may need to go back for refitting and/or ring repairs at some point and time, so you want to be treated like a special customer, not just another number.

When it comes to shopping for engagement and wedding rings, keep in mind how important these milestones are for you and that special person in your life.

When your wedding day finally does come around, you will be more relaxed in knowing that you have the perfect rings for the perfect day.

And just as a little reminder, where those rings carefully.

The last thing you want to do is be visiting an urgent care with a ring finger wanting to divorce itself from you.

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Do Your Research to Avoid Renting Trouble When it comes to renting townhomes, there are myriad of questions and considerations renters need to take into account.

While renters have some more flexibility than their buying counterparts, you can still get bogged down with a rental lease for months or even a year etc. at a time.

Make sure you research the area where the rental is, getting as much information as you can on living conditions, expenses, access to basic essentials (stores, banks, gas stations, medical facilities etc.).

Once you have all the pertinent information, you are in a better position to make the best rental deal possible.

For starters, here are some important tidbits when considering renting townhomes locally or far away that should come to mind almost immediately:

  • Location – Do your research to make sure the area you are considering renting in has met all your needs and wishes. Whether looking at townhomes for rent in Rancho Cucamonga (California) or elsewhere nationwide, you don’t want to end up with any unhappy surprises. This becomes even more important in the event you are moving to a brand new community, one you have little or no familiarity with. Take the time to visit the area (even if it means spending a few days there) to get to know the lay of the land (see more below). If you know one or more people in the area, lean on them for their advice on if they think this would be a good townhome rental for you. Check with police records to see if there are any notable crime issues in the area. Most police departments keep such records, records that could sway you one way or another in thinking about moving;
  • Pricing – Are you potentially going to get the best deal for your money where you are considering renting? In today’s economic climate, it is important for renters to get as much as possible for their hard-earned dollars. Put a number of possible rentals side-by-side, seeing which one (or ones) stand out for all the right reasons. In doing so, you will eliminate those that do not quite live up to the expectations you have set forth;
  • Management – Whether you will potentially be renting from a management company or an individual, get to know as much as possible about them. For instance, do they appear to have a positive track record with renters? If not, why is that? The last thing you want to do is get tied into a lease that will cause you nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for six months, a year, possibly even longer. While there can always be a few surprises that trickle into a rental or buying agreement when it comes to townhomes, houses, apartments, condos etc. doing your homework ahead of time, giving you as much information as possible about those you will be dealing with, that is simply sound business on your part;
  • Convenience – Finally, whether you are planning to rent a townhome near where you currently reside or one quite a distance from there, it is important that you consider the distances involved to all pertinent resources you would need. For instance, those with families don’t want their child or children to have to deal with substantial rides (especially buses) to and from school and related activities. Also, will you be relatively close to needed medical facilities? If not, how far away will they be, especially with traffic? While not everything is likely to line up for you in terms of convenience, being able to get to those resources you use on a regular basis without any or little hassle at all is important.

If this is the year that you will be looking to rent a townhome, take some time to think things through.

While there are countless rental properties out there, not all will be a good fit for you and/or your family, so don’t rush into any decisions without the time and effort to do your homework.

No matter what type of property you may want to rent these days, it behooves you to do your research.

If you don’t, you could end up both frustrated and a little less plentiful in your wallet or purse.

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What Is Blockchain and What Are Its Advantages Blockchain has become a hot topic in recent years and you can hear or read about blockchain news almost every day. But a lot of people still don't understand blockchain. In this article, we will talk briefly about this new technology.

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is essentially a decentralized database of decentralized accounts and it is the underlying technology for Bitcoin. Blockchain itself is actually a string of data associated with the use of cryptography generated data blocks, and each data block contains a number of bits of currency network transactions.

Whenever an encrypted transaction occurs, Miners, or people with powerful computing power on the network, begin to use algorithmic decryption to verify transactions and create new blocks to keep track of the latest transactions. The new blocks are added linearly in chronological order to the end of the original blockchain, and the book is kept growing and extending.

Through the complex public key and private key settings, the blockchain network broadcasts new transactions to the entire financial network in real time, and the transactions are recorded and distributed to each client. There is someone else's transaction record in the ledger as well, although you can only see the value and the corresponding transaction address (basically this is a lengthy sequence of letters and numbers). This way you can't know the true identify of the persons behind the transactions. 

2 The Advantages of the Blockchain Technology

(1) Distributed decentralization: Each node and each miner on the blockchain must follow the same transaction rule, which is based on cryptographic algorithms rather than credits, and each transaction requires approval from other users within the network, So there is no need for a third-party intermediary structure or endorsement of the trust institution.

In a traditional decentralized network, an effective attack on a central node (for example, a payment mediator) can destroy the entire system, while in a decentralized network, such as a blockchain, attacking a single node can't control or destroy the entire network.

(2) Trustless System: on the blockchain network, by means of algorithm of self-restraint, any malicious behavior will be rejected by nodes on the network. Therefore, the Blockchain system does not rely on the central authority support and credit endorsement .

In the traditional credit endorsement network system, the participants need to trust the central organization. As the number of participants increases, the security of the system decreases. Contrary to the traditional case, the participants in a block-chain network do not need to trust anybody, but as the number of participating nodes increases, the security of the system increases, and the data content can be made completely public.

(3) Data Persistancy: Blockchain technology uses a one-way hash algorithm, and each new block must follow the rule of adding new data. Each block also contains information about its previous block, making data modification almost impossible. You can think that financial records on a blockchain are permanent. They cannot be changed and cannot be deleted.

I hope you have a better understanding about blockchain now. You can follow news about blockchain to follow its development. Blockchain is here to change the world!

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