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  • Famous Bipolar People

    Latest Bipolar News
    bipolarman
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Tweet 12 (alive) Bipolar Celebrities Its incredibly encouraging when celebrities talk about their own fight with mental health. Yes, sometimes they talk about it because they may be going for the sympathy vote to... The post Famous Bipolar People appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • How to get the best bipolar treatment

    Latest Bipolar News
    bipolarman
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Tweet Bipolar & unhappy with your care? Then read on Recently I read a bipolar article over at a well-known bipolar blog written by the occasionally controversial but thankfully outspoken bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy.... The post How to get the best bipolar treatment appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Getting through anxiety

    A Mad Reality
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    I’ve had some really bad anxiety the past few days. I think it started small but then it got to the point where I couldn’t handle anything. Wasn’t depressed yet but was getting close. I worked really hard to fight against it and I did pretty well. I wanted to avoid taking any Xanax because that is just a temporary fix. I wanted to just deal with the problems instead of just putting it aside for a couple hours until the effects of the medication died down. I want to share what I did.Halfway through the day today I felt like I had enough of feeling like this. So the first thing I did was…
  • Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms

    Bipolar News From Medical News Today
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness?
  • My BP Magazine Blog: The New Psychotic Pot: Is Marijuana Use Dangerous for People with Bipolar Disorder?

    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder
    Julie Fast
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I’ve seen a very disturbing trend in the bipolar disorder world over the past five years and I’m very concerned for the health of people with bipolar disorder. I see a large amount of pot smoking in our community that leads to obvious and serious psychotic symptoms that are being missed because people don’t have the information needed to make informed decisions about the pot that is on today’s market.  We are smoking, supporting and ultimately legalizing a strain of marijuana that presents a very high risk of psychotic symptoms for people with bipolar disorder due to an…
 
 
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  • Why talking about “the dress” is a good thing for humanity

    Josh Kruger
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The infamous dress from Tumblr and reported first by BuzzFeed. Yesterday, the Internet exploded with one of the biggest questions of our time: What colors are this dress? It sounds ridiculous at first glance. After all, our eyes can clearly see a white and gold dress. Or, is the dress black and blue? That dispute led to over 29 million people poring over a BuzzFeed article by Cates Holderness mined from Tumblr, and it led to celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Taylor Swift to weigh in with their opinions, too. Even Kimye had something to say about it. (If you were wondering, Kim says…
  • Leonard Nimoy deserves a million Vulcan salutes

    Stephen H. Segal
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    I’ve been steeling myself for years now against the moment I knew would be coming too soon, and now that it’s here, I’m no less grief-struck. Leonard Nimoy, the man who brought Mr. Spock to life, who put a forever iconic face on the very idea of approaching the universe with rational inquisitiveness, died this morning. But I am at peace. Geeks notoriously have difficulty expressing emotion. That’s why Spock became our great hero: He, too, dealt with the confusing struggle of his feelings by burying them beneath a near-fanatical devotion to intellectual calculations…
  • Margaret Cho talks bisexuality, sex positivity and whether rape is ever funny

    Josh Kruger
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    After all these years of provocative hilarity, Margaret Cho isn’t just a cultural trailblazer: The comedian’s still touring and getting laughs nationwide. After all, part of being an artist like she is involves constantly working and, in her own way, stirring the pot. Cho garnered criticism earlier this year for her lampooning of North Korea’s autocratic surrealism, but she’s not just a gadfly. The San Francisco native’s got serious insight into American culture and sexuality. Starting Sunday, Cho’s in Philadelphia at Helium Comedy Club for four special…
  • 30-Second Reviews: “What I Did For Love” and “The Illusionists”

    Bill Chenevert
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Light the Lights! presents “What I Did For Love” at L’Etage Mon., Feb. 23. creperie-beaumonde.com Overall vibe: On a cold Monday night in February, co-hosts R. Eric Thomas and Donald Harrison welcome you into the second floor lounge above Beau Monde like it’s their salon. It’s dimly-lit, cozy and—thus far—not too crowded. Thomas and Harrison volley off each other quite nicely. You can tell they’re pretty tight as friends, and both tell personal stories and introduce a wildly-talented cadre of singers they’ve culled from their respective local…
  • Down with the king: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels’ visit to Grays Ferry

    Bill Chenevert
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    “I was that little nerdy weird kid that wore the glasses, and I had A’s across the board, but my world was comic books,” Darryl “DMC” McDaniels said last week to an eager audience of junior and senior scholars at Universal Audenried Charter High. “I got teased and bullied and called four eyes because I wore a uniform. Then this thing called hip-hop came over the bridge.” The legendary emcee was referring to his youth in Hollis, Queens, N.Y. when rap music moved over the Whitestone Bridge from the Bronx. McDaniels gave an animated and impassioned presentation in the school’s…
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    Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder

  • My BP Magazine Blog: The New Psychotic Pot: Is Marijuana Use Dangerous for People with Bipolar Disorder?

    Julie Fast
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I’ve seen a very disturbing trend in the bipolar disorder world over the past five years and I’m very concerned for the health of people with bipolar disorder. I see a large amount of pot smoking in our community that leads to obvious and serious psychotic symptoms that are being missed because people don’t have the information needed to make informed decisions about the pot that is on today’s market.  We are smoking, supporting and ultimately legalizing a strain of marijuana that presents a very high risk of psychotic symptoms for people with bipolar disorder due to an…
  • Bipolar Disorder Curious? Listen to the Bipolar Disorder 101 Coaching Call and Change Your World!

    Julie Fast
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Click below to listen to the Bipolar Disorder 101 coaching call where I condense my bipolar disorder knowledge into one hour. We had over 100 people on the original call- now it can reach even more people. You can listen online or download the MP3 to any handheld device. Here’s a quote from one of the listeners: “Julie, how did you get so much information about bipolar disorder into one call? It’s the first time my son has ever made it through a whole recording about his diagnosis. I could tell that hearing the facts from someone who struggles as much as he does with bipolar…
  • Parent of a Teenager with Bipolar Disorder? Why What Teens Worry About Matters….

    Julie Fast
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Teenagers have the same symptoms as adults with bipolar disorder, but how they see the illness is quite different. This is especially true when it comes to WORRY. The worries of a teen are different than adult worries and this must be reflected in how we help teens manage this illness. Teenagers care about….what others think, their short term future, friends, who said what to whom, dating, studying, being popular, electronic devices, music, school and the pressures of substance use. (Just to name a very few!) These are very different than the adult worries of supporting themselves,…
  • My Mood is Stable Today!

    Julie Fast
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Bipolar disorder? Good news. My mood is stable today This means the following: 1. I got up and started doing what I needed to do for the day. It wasn’t like I was walking through mud. 2. I didn’t make a big list of all I have to do in life and then get upset because I can’t do it all today. I take today for today and do what I can. 3. I started my day with a coaching client. It’s a good way for me to get on schedule immediately as I can’t be wishy washy about the time I start working. 4. I’m not having a running conversation in my head that sounds like two…
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

    Julie Fast
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Oh yes, the dark weather has started here in Portland, Oregon.  It’s easy to experience seasonal affective disorder symptoms when it gets dark at 4:00 PM. I have found that prevention is the best treatment for SAD.  The first step is to determine your worst time of the day. When do you feel the most down?  It’s around 4-6 PM for me. Here are some tips for how I manage and prevent seasonal affective disorder : 1. I get natural light in my eyes if there is sun in the morning. Look up at the sky and let the light get into your retina so it can tell your brain to switch on your…
 
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    The Last Degree

  • Get More Business Exposure by Using Pinterest’s Group Boards!

    Lisa Devereaux
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The Last Degree Pinterest has seriously taken the social media limelight by quickly evolving from being yesteryears’ niche startup to becoming a social media powerhouse that can be a marketing genie for any business. Rich content, consistent pinning, thriving follower growth, and more re-pins is what every business seeks, to get itself noticed on this digital soft board, and therefore, Pinterest has made it a point to optimize itself for its commercial members. For those who are trying to figure out a way to penetrate into other pinners’ fan base to get more brand exposure, Pinterest puts…
  • The Power of Pinterest in Lead Generation

    Lisa Devereaux
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    The Last Degree With an ever-growing fan following, Pinterest is no longer a network solely for Thanksgiving recipes, craft pictures and makeup tutorials. The rocketing popularity of this social media power house has gained it a sprawling reputation of being a lead generation machine and an important conversion tool in the eyes of marketing gurus. If you have a business or a blog there are some basic steps that can be instrumental in paving up your lead generation endeavours on Pinterest and convert your Pinterest followers into potential customers for your business. Pin your main Blog Images…
  • The 3 steps taken towards my Liberation Shift

    Lisa Devereaux
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    The Last Degree A lot of people dream of change. Making something different of themselves. Setting themselves free from whatever is holding them back from achieving a life’s dream. Most people want the lifestyle, the travel, the income, the great love and flexibility but a lesser few will invest in themselves to make it happen. Making it happen falls into doing what it takes, educating yourself, identifying true mentors, personal development and making sacrifices and focus. So when the opportunity to step into the Liberation Shift 3 Day “Closer To Free” Bali Retreat with Jody…
  • Profitable actions to kick start Pinterest for Business

    Lisa Devereaux
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    The Last Degree For the past year I barely touched my Pinterest account. I knew it was a source of traffic generation for blogging but had trouble understanding how I could leverage Pinterest for Business. In the past when I was renovating my house I started a few boards on images that inspired me for kitchen and bathroom renovations. As a mother of twins I loved images of multiples and articles of parenting twins. Then as I got engaged in January I started to search and save pins of weddings at the beach and variations of colours of orange and blue. But that was where my experience to…
  • My Beach Destination Wedding Invitation Recommendations

    Lisa Devereaux
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    The Last Degree In less than 3 months I am getting married. Eeeeeeek! Cant believe how fast the last 12 months have crept up and I am wondering if maybe we should have pushed it back a bit further. But no, the date is confirmed, the flights are booked and the invitations out. No cold feet now and to top it off we decided on a destination wedding. Why a destination wedding? Lots of people have asked us this question and to be fair I try to come up with legitimate reasons besides well because we wanted too… LOL  First reason no one was of course I have been dreaming of visiting the Cook…
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    WordPress Tag: Bipolar Disorder

  • The Risk Of Being Complicated: Interview with Artist Lorette Luzajic

    sidebysidemh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Tell us a little bit about yourself. Eclectic curiosity has been the lifeblood of my art and writing
  • Insomnia

    Tessa
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    I am a night owl. Even as an infant I did not sleep at night. My mom used to wish a baby like me on me. She succeeded. I had 2 non-sleepers and 1 that slept 22 hours out of 24. She only woke to eat. Now if I had baby number 3 first I wouldn’t have any more kids because he ate every 30 minutes and it was a full 8 ounce bottle. I had to give up breast feeding him. I am in my late 50’s and still can’t sleep well. Now part of the problem is the Bipolar Disorder. As a young child and through my teens my parents were quite aggravated with me because I didn’t sleep for months…
  • You Should Definitely Do This Because It Feels Awesome

    laurabedlam
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:11 pm
    So I just spent roughly 20 minutes in my bathroom looking at myself in the mirror and being like, “Laura. Dude. You’re super pretty. And you’re so Laura. Look how Laura you are. Oh man.” And I had this nice moment being happy with a part of myself so, it made me smile like very genuinely. I duuno, maybe that’s kind of superficial, but sometimes I get kinda stoked that my face is my own and that it’s just the right face for me. I hypothesize that this could apply to anybody and make anyone feel tickled inside. When was the last time you looked at your nose…
  • Ramblers Need Love Too

    Ramblings From The Mentally Ill
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Its amazing how so many negative images can be conjured up by just one word; bipolar. My experience with telling others has varied over time. I went from never telling a soul until I was on my death bed to telling everyone that I knew on a personal level. I believe that my shameless approach has allowed people to think that perhaps mental illness is not what they believe it to be. This is when I began to think that perception does not only impact the sufferer but also everyone around them. Even with that knowledge in hand, I find it that some of us are tortured by our perception of how…
  • Mantherapy.org

    kbones
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Stumbled across this Buzzfeed article today about a mental health awareness campaign that caters to the male population, and it’s brilliant. It’s approachable resources like these that help to chip away at the stigma and hopefully save lives. I have some male friends that refuse to seek help, and instead work hard to brush off what they’re going through. Self-medicating is a popular method. Another is a more permanent solution, which unfortunately, one of them had succeeded in last year. If only this site came to fruition sooner… So before anything, if you’re…
 
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy 2: A Video Blog on “The Birth Plan”

    Mentally Interesting
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    …or perinatal care plan. Whoops, this is 2 months late, I’m sorry! I didn’t want to just leave the last entry hanging, but I’ve had horrendous writers’ block on this subject for reasons I explain in my very first video blog! I am as shattered as I look. My first go was much better but Robert walked in in his pants. This video talks through, “The birth plan” that was coming up in my last entry. So, I explain what perinatal psychiatry would like to do when the baby comes, and my feelings on that. And if the baby ever comes- I’m 40 weeks and three…
  • Have a disability and/or MH condition and want a career in hospitality? Channel 4 want you!

    Mentally Interesting
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Posting this for my friend, who’s making this programme. She is fantastic, sensitive and clever and can vouch for her being good people. See below and please direct all questions yonder… Are you struggling to find a job? Would you love a career in the hospitality industry? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition? Twofour, one of the UK’s most respected TV Companies, is producing a ground-breaking series for Channel 4 Television Corporation. We are looking for disabled people or those with a variety of conditions, who want to seize the…
  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy- feat. the perinatal psychiatry team and The Fear

    Mentally Interesting
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Mental illness isn’t the bogeyman. I’ve been quite quiet here. It’s not as though I haven’t been trying. See? Those drafts were mostly interrupted by bouts of exhaustion and blankness. I’d tried to write something funny and light, but it felt quite forced. What’s prompting me to write today is the heartbreaking death of Charlotte Bevan and her four day old daughter, Zaani.  What’s known is that Charlotte had a history of mental health issues- namely schizophrenia and depression, according to her family- was severely sleep deprived and had stopped…
  • Insert blog about bipolar and pregnancy here

    Mentally Interesting
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It’s in progress. I will post more soon. I am really struggling at the moment.  I’m sorry.Filed under: Mental health
  • Pregnant, Mental and Fat

    Mentally Interesting
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Bloody hell. It’s taken me 18 weeks to write this post. I imagined a dam would burst when we told everyone at week 12. And I, who diarises everything and have done since I was a child. Anyway- better late than never. This is my news… Whomp whomp whomp she says I found out I was pregnant on the day Rik Mayall died. My already not inconsiderable boobs seemed to have become zeppelins of ache, so I decided to grab a pregnancy test on my way to work to  wee upon in the peaceful surroundings of the disabled toilet. I yawned as I waited for the results, expecting it to be negative like…
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    A Mad Reality

  • Lamictal withdraw hell

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    I’m in a depressive hangover. Probably not a real term but that’s what I call it. I’m not exactly still depressed, but I’m exhausted and teary. It takes a lot to focus on my breath. I’m functioning much better though.Apparently I need to stay on this mood stabilizer. I cut my dose in half for a few days and then cut it out completely. The first few days I was moody with periods of depression. Then when I had stopped taking it I was hit was a crippling depression. I stopped doing school work, I haven’t showered in days. I’ve been doing the bare minimum. It was a pretty normal…
  • Things to do instead of self-harming

    21 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    ExerciseArt projectWriteHang out with othersWatch TV/MovieRead a bookThink about how you don’t want scarsDo your make upDo your hairDo your nailsCookEatListen to musicPlay an instrumentGo outside and look at the clouds/starsSnap a rubber band or hair band on your wristCover yourself with band aids where you want to cutGo for a walkSleepPlay with a petClean the housePunch a pillowKnitMeditateGo somewhere publicChew gumRip paper into really small piecesTalk to yourselfHug a pillowScream as loud as you canDancePlay with play doughCount to 100Learn a new languageGo for a driveOrigamiGardenRake…
  • Appointments

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    I saw my therapist yesterday and my psychiatrist today.I made the appointment with my therapist last week when I was having the anxiety. I wanted to see him to help stop the issue snowballing. And even though the anxiety went away I decided to keep the appointment because he had said at our last appointment in November that we should stay in touch some way. The session was good. We talked about the anxiety and he said pretty much the same thing that I came to, that only a small amount of the worries I had were valid. And he said some of the worries were good worries to have. We talked about…
  • Getting through anxiety

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    I’ve had some really bad anxiety the past few days. I think it started small but then it got to the point where I couldn’t handle anything. Wasn’t depressed yet but was getting close. I worked really hard to fight against it and I did pretty well. I wanted to avoid taking any Xanax because that is just a temporary fix. I wanted to just deal with the problems instead of just putting it aside for a couple hours until the effects of the medication died down. I want to share what I did.Halfway through the day today I felt like I had enough of feeling like this. So the first thing I did was…
  • Skipped my meds

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    It was around 5am this morning. After staying up all night doing homework, writing, looking on YouTube, laundry, I noticed I had a headache. So I decided to go take something for it. Walked into the kitchen, opened the medicine cabinet, and realized I never took my meds last night. Well that explained a lot. I’ve skipped taking my medicine a few times, but I found out the hard way that I shouldn’t do that with my new medication. I start to have manic symptoms. Hence the staying up all night doing multiple things at once. So at 5am I took my meds and within 20 minutes I was passed out. Of…
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    Guide to the Life Bipolar

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Christopher Roland
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from the disease of alcoholism. What they tell you later is that while you can recover from living “alcoholically,” by surrendering to alcohol, turning your will and your life over to a Higher Power, and working through the 12 steps while frequently engaging in the fellowship of people who have astonishingly similar experiences and outlooks on life as you do—you are, and will always be, an alcoholic. In…
  • Spirituality

    Christopher Roland
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    I never thought I would believe in a Higher Power, and resented people who did. As a young adult I took a heavily treaded path—“in the blind,” so to speak—refusing to come to know and accept myself, or find some higher purpose. I invested myself in escaping, abusing myself, and in doing so hurting the ones who loved me, while denying it was so. The both tragic and ultimately awakening consequences of my behavior remained unseen while the process of deconstruction was underway. The path was painful but worthwhile, for the life I have today would have been impossible without it. I would…
  • A Disappointment

    Christopher Roland
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    To be sick; and now, a failure. “…Einstein failed too, you know.” Did that failure follow him, too? Did it fill up his caverns, dug deep during desperation— Did he struggle to swim out again, too? Did he still know the way? (I did.) Did he grow? Did he realize, “I can do anything, because of my past— Because I’ve survived; built character that lasts— Made friends much like me, and learned: ‘This too shall pass.’— That’s something you can’t learn…in a poetry class.”   And should he visit the ocean, The chirp of the waves would be soothing, I expect— at…
  • My Addiction Story

    Christopher Roland
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    For at least a decade, my ‘normal’ life ran along the periphery of my addictions. However intense the motivation was at the time, everything I did was somehow connected to ensuring I could get my next fix—be it from nicotine or narcotics. Whether it was my reward for a good day, my consolation for a bad one, an accepted routine growing in its frequency (and spiraling into denial)—the reasons I gave were ostensibly grounded in what one might consider a healthy, normal life. But the priorities were, in truth, completely backwards. I welcomed bad days, as they allowed me to give myself…
  • Small Children

    Christopher Roland
    27 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Having a small child when you are trying to cope with Bipolar symptoms can be terrifying. For one, you are struggling to be responsible for yourself—then, here is this small, fragile human being who depends on you entirely to be responsible for him or her as well. I have never felt more ashamed of myself than when my son was three and I could not, for the life of me, enjoy playing with him. I tried, so very hard. I could barely lift a block. In his mind: “What is wrong with Daddy? Why can’t I cheer him up? Did I do something wrong?” (That is what I shamefully imagined, anyway.) I…
 
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    Latest Bipolar News

  • How to get the best bipolar treatment

    bipolarman
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Tweet Bipolar & unhappy with your care? Then read on Recently I read a bipolar article over at a well-known bipolar blog written by the occasionally controversial but thankfully outspoken bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy.... The post How to get the best bipolar treatment appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Famous Bipolar People

    bipolarman
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Tweet 12 (alive) Bipolar Celebrities Its incredibly encouraging when celebrities talk about their own fight with mental health. Yes, sometimes they talk about it because they may be going for the sympathy vote to... The post Famous Bipolar People appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Five Funny Bipolar Memes

    bipolarman
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Tweet   There are some particularly apt and funny things i’ve found on the web about bipolar. I think this shows how mental health sufferers can often laugh at themselves, and the joke may... The post Five Funny Bipolar Memes appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Poem: Bipolar isn’t cool

    bipolarman
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Tweet     Having bipolar Having bipolar is really not a nice thing, Although some people wear it fashionably like bling. Teenagers and others use the bipolar word To describe their love life, or... The post Poem: Bipolar isn’t cool appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
  • Audio: Local Radio & Bipolar Disease

    bipolarman
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Tweet   The mixed state is the alternation of depression and mania in the same period. For example the sufferer may feel hyperactive, while being sad and suicidal. This mixed state is the most... The post Audio: Local Radio & Bipolar Disease appeared first on Latest Bipolar News.
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