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Scrooged! Ghost of Christmas Budget Got You Dispirited?

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It’s baaack! Christmas gift giving season this year is especially challenging for many people. Turns out “budget” may be the new “charge!” Giving with chutzpah from the heart.   — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — My hours at work were cut. I can’t afford the same presents for the holidays as I could before. I know this is stupid of me but I can’t help myself. I’m kind of ashamed. Do you have suggestions for gifts or how I can just relax about this? I know I’m being stupid.    — Less Mistletoe

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Dear Less Mistletoe,

No matter what you celebrate—Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Yule— there is going to be less greenery for many people this year. With, unemployment estimates at more than 15 million people and the number of cutbacks those lucky enough to keep their jobs, Santa will be delivering more tradition and less goodies. There is no reason to fee ashamed. You are trying your best to provide the best Christmas experience possible for your family.

This does not mean that you can’t enjoy a beautiful and bright holiday. On the contrary there are some great, less expensive ways to make the holiday bright. First off, know your budget. If you are spending money on a live Christmas tree—STOP! Invest in a nice artificial tree that you can reuse year after year. The savings will continue to feed your budget for years to come.

Mix homemade and store bought presents under the tree this year. Granddad and Grandmom will be quite happy with a scrapbook of pictures and art work from the kids. Trust me, big hit. Handmade handbags, pillowcases or sleeping bags for the Barbies are easy to sew and keepsakes you and the kids will treasure. Beaded jewelry, mosaic tiles for the garden, any number of easy to do crafts will delight your present openers.

For store bought gifts under the tree, I suggest shopping CyberMondays online for extra savings and check all brands for rebates (ebates.com) before making your purchase. This can save you extra cash on big purchases. Also, check out coupons available online. Do your research. You may find what you want on EBay for less. Check second hand stores like CrossRoads Trading Company for high-end fashion items ready for a second life. Listen, no one will say no to a Kenneth Cole leather jacket in great condition because you found it used for under $40. A good buy is a good buy. Remember the old, “need to know basis” rule. For the most part, your giftees need not know.

Remember, Christmas isn’t about how much stuff you have to give or what you get. In truth, the best present you can give your family is your love and attention. It’s the gift Santa can’t bring that they will remember for years to come.

Happy Holidays,

GoodWitch

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Dear Mistletoe-less,

In the immortal words of my late night (TV, that is) boyfriend Craig Ferguson, “If you want to avoid the stress of Christmas, become Jewish.” In the best of times, the commercial holiday gift giving season can suck big shiny ornaments! “They” frame Black Friday as consumers supporting retail businesses supporting America. Really?, for once in your patriotic, generous life why not avoid the usual 11th Circle of Shopping Hell  and just give…of yourself?

I’ve been bestowed with some pretty darn nice gifts over my lifetime, but the ones that immediately pop to mind are the yummy tangerines in a cute (and no doubt inexpensive by the gross) wire basket I still use daily in my schmancy kitchen, and the hand-computer produced calendar another friend made for me. Beautiful!, and although it was gorgeous looking, I’m referring to the personal nature of the gift itself. Hate fruit? Untalented boob? Remember, some of the things we blow off because they come easily for us in life are the high quality gems of genius in other’s eyes. So just think about what comes naturally for you to create, do, enjoy eating, and those probably most accurately represent the authentic you that your friends and family know and love. DIY this Christmas. Write and gild a poem, or bind a short story. Pull together a themed photo CD of pictures taken on your phone camera. Create coupons for services you’re good at, auto repair, tech support, cooking or running time-saving errands. No time like the present. Get it?

Lastly, check your own gift receiving judgment before projecting it on others you’re giving to.

It’s recess(ion) time,

BW

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Gratitude: “Thank You Very Much” (GW)

For some reason this year, starting just before Halloween, we seemed to be on some mad rush to Christmas — the season of the “GIMME!!!” Yes, I understand the economy needs to see some serious spending from us and, yes, Mercury retrogrades starting Black Friday, so from an astrological stand point, major purchases should be avoided. However, skipping the appreciation for the Season of Thanks, says volumes more about our lack or appreciation for all we currently have.

Thanksgiving is the time to reflect on all that we are grateful for. Why is this important? Because it allows us to take a moment in the present to take stock of all we have created in our lives. It is a time of taking stock of what really works in our lives — a chance to focus on what is right. This builds optimism! This builds personal appreciation! Gratitude is a foundational building block to happiness.

So before you rush to look at your life to see what is missing so you can put it on your Christmas Wish List, take a moment to breathe. Be grateful for strong lungs that can take in and process air without strain or pain. Not everyone is so fortunate. Take a moment to reflect on those you have had the pleasure and good fortune to love and those who love you. Give good fortune for the eyes to read these simple words and the brain capacity to understand it. Give thanks because no matter the challenges in your life, you are alive and that means you have the blessing of another day to make a new start.

Namaste — GoodWitch

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Couple Gift Exchange, Tricky to Faux Pas Ridden

When new couples or other political power keg relationships start exchanging gifts, could be time to batten down the hatches. Figuring out what that gift is saying you’re saying, and how much so.      — BadWitch

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Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — I’ve been hanging out for two months with a woman I just started calling my girlfriend. Our birthdays happen to be in the same week, so we exchanged presents. Oops. Mine was under $40, and she spent like at least $150. What do think she expects of me? Should I feel guilty?Less Gifted

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Dear Less Gifted,

Yikes. Sticky one! I find even with the hubster we can still have a difference of opinion about a gift’s “worth” — but by now, ours have everything to do with price (HA!), because we know when we give, we really mean it (having nothing to do with price). But unlike you, with so many anniversaries under our belt, any possible faux pas is not fraught with break up potential, quasi-political sentiment anymore. With your relationship still early in its development, now is the best time to set some boundaries and expectations together. Do I sound like I’ve been married a long time? Maybe, but really I recommend this course of action because I have known people who feel like they have to spend the big bucks to buy relationships and affection they don’t really feel worthy of. So that makes my dry recommendation more about a respectful relationship.

Make sure you are having the same relationship at the same time by chatting out: 1) what you want at this stage of your life from a relationship with her; and 2) set some pricing comfort levels for gifts for your first year (TBD if there is a second year, and so on). If you have this conversation properly and aren’t silly or completely freaked out about having this conversation properly, you two can have a far more stress-a-bit-less time and get back to the fun connection that brought you along to this stage. Gifts aren’t contracts, but budgets and past expectations sure seem like they are. When it comes to the gift giving, make sure to explicitly spell out your budgetary restraints/cheapness or extravagance level (hey!, all are legit, I’m just saying be clear), and that if she lets you work your way up the spending scale, you’re sure your nicer gifts will actually mean that much more to her. Guilt? Personally, I never feel guilty over what others spend or don’t spend on me — that’s their business — mine is to appreciate and accept what is given freely to me.

Nothing is gratis in life,

BadWitch

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Dear Less Gifted,

Price tag is not the defining characteristic of what makes a great, memorable gift and what doesn’t. Sure, if you spent $40 on a towel set (impersonal) yes, she may be pissed. I would be. Hell, my parents or my boss might give the gift of towels. Now, bed sheets with color coordinated lingerie and homemade coupons offering sexual fantasies on request…that’s a gift.

The cost does not out way the thoughtfulness. Thoughtfulness trumps all. I mean, haven’t you seen The Gift of the Magi.

So, your girl spent the bucks on you. You know she’s a keeper. If you feel like your gift was woefully un-thoughtful and likely giving the impression that you don’t care, you need an add-on. What’s an add-on? A special “Our Birthday” surprise. If you’ve got the dough, think weekend at swank hotel with champagne, chocolates and spa treatments. A get-away or holiday to a special bed and breakfast.

If you don’t have that kind of bank, think well-prepared three-course meal with the lingerie and coupons.  I once created a board game (Score!) made a three course meal that finished with a lemon cake topped with rose petals. Didn’t actually have to spend much but time and effort. It remained a highlight of the relationship for ten years.

In other words, show up for her. Thoughtfulness does not just mean pricey. It means, ‘I thought about you, our relationship and what I could give you to enhance your life and make you smile.’

It’s not about guilt, which will do nothing for you, her or your relationship. Was she excited by the gift or did she look disappointed? If she looked disappointed know that the gift is not the sum total of your relationship. It is an indicator, however, so if you indicated slightly less feelings than you really want to, step up and take another swing at it. Cute, romantic and thoughtful are not about the price tag. Why do you think a stuffed animal, roses and a box of heart shaped chocolates made such a claim on Valentine’s Day.

Stop the self-flagellating and do something about it. If you still aren’t sure what to do, call her best friend and ask. You’ll get points from the friend for being thoughtful enough to check in with her to find your girlfriend something special. And, a good word from the friend is like, well, gold.

Give from the heart,

GoodWitch

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Charity of the Heart. A Donation or Fundraising for Every One

What if you want to give back but don’t have or want to donate cash or your time? Reaching out and touching someone’s life.    — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — Now that I have more down time (looking for work, but I’m not fiscally strapped), I would like to finally get around to giving back. My problem is I don’t really like groups and don’t see myself volunteering. I already know how to give money, what else can someone like me do?  — Sort of Giving

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Dear Sort of Giving,

That’s aswesome. I love that a “giving spirit” can still be embodied in someone who isn’t Warren Buffett or overly social. Caring comes in many packages. Nice modeling, Sort of Giving.

Face time and money are only two needs agencies and causes could do with — and don’t forget the old adage: Charity starts at home. Do you have any elderly, incapacitated or just-needs-a-hand neighbors or friends/family who you could help? That’s not just “a favor” given the average time-strapped schedule….or fear of “meddling.” Ask briefly, try to be consistent with the efforts.

I bet your skills list is still an untapped source of wealth that you can dip into and share from. Maybe you’re great at IT or something domestic (e.g., baking/for profits or pleasure or cooking for sustenance, sewing/mending and costumes, or similar like running errands for lots of folks or just one at a time in your vehicle), or bookkeeping/accounting or other fundamentally important administrative function necessary to keep any organization running smoothly. Organizing or coordinating are big time skills that someone’s supplies closet, computer file systems, or committees could use. Coordinating rides to doctors or mall walks for seniors/patients/any special interest group could be a godsend to overworked, understaffed folks. Would even putting in one more hour of what you do for a living for someone gratis would kill ya?, then check out your neglected hobbies and interests. Can you get bike rides, kite flies or hikes going? Enjoy reading? Could you use Garage Band or some other software to record some book podcasts for groups’ libraries and just give them to them?

Loosen up your Thinking Cap’s grip on your right brain and storm up your own godgiven talents, and then hands to it. It’s a direct path to your great heart that’s just waiting to be shared. Just start!

Share yourself,

BadWitch

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Dear Sort of Giving,

In the immortal words of Vince Vaughn, “I like where your head is at!”

Giving takes many forms and does not only mean writing a check or hammering nails and giving out food. Donation and volunteering can take on many forms, but they all start with someone just wanting life to be a little more bearable for those who could use a hand.

You can give back by standing up for what you know is right. By supporting political action you can lend your voice to causes that you care about . Signing petitions online from reputable organizations like Feeding AmericaMoveOn.org, ACLU can help further legislation that can makes a difference. Sign up to receive email alerts and you can easily decide which campaigns deserve your signature and which do not—from the ease of your computer. Stopping in the grocery store parking lot to sign the petition to help groups get their legislation on the ballots helps shape the country live in through the prescribed channels set down by our forefathers. You as democracy in action can help change the world. And truly, every voice, every signature, every vote counts.

There are ways to volunteer without jumping into the middle of the crowd. Can you do some shopping? Buy some clothes for kids? SleepTrain Help Foster Children program has drives to collect kids’ clothing throughout the year. Sponsor a child through organizations like Save the children [link: Savethechildren.org] or Children Incorporated and watch how you improve a child’s life, health and education. A good friend of mine sponsored a child in Venezuela. She corresponded with the child and even went to visit. She felt like she was able to be that mentor/distant aunt who helped shape a more promising future for a little soul.

Now, of course, there is another avenue, we have not yet discussed. You are seeking work. Why not mix business and pleasure? Working for a non-profit whose work you believe in will allow you to use your skills to make money and help improve conditions in the world around you. Review the job board at Opportunity Nocs and see if this urge to give back may not be a call towards a new road of employment.

Good Luck,

GoodWitch

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When is In-office Fundraising Out of Bounds?

Everyholiday season request for donations go up. That’s expected for the Season of Giving, but what if your supervisor asks you to support his kids’ PeeWee endeavors all year long? Giving back some of your mind.     — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — I have a supervisor who always sells crap for his kids’ school. Where’s the line of obligation and suckerdom? — Diabetic Soon

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Dear Diabetic Soon,

Ah!, office politics. Nice. Goes well with pie but little else. If you’re like most people you want to give a token of support to your supervisor, but don’t let this arrangement make you feel like you’ve been taken for a ride personally. Here’s my gently-used donation to you: be straight up with your supervisor. I would gently remind her/him of your salary’s limitations (especially in times like these when everyone’s (including school) budgets have been hard hit) by pointing out that if you supported every good cause you actually wanted to, there’s going to be a car wash to support you that s/he better show up to! Then I would state the annual cap on your willing support – whatever number you want to give and doesn’t impede your budget. If it feels easier for you to break that annual number out to quarterly giving (pre-chat, tally up your last year’s in-office donations and I think you’ll be shocked how much those “small contributions” added up to) then do so, not exceeding your own annual limit. Decide. Commit. Do not allow yourself to feel guilty or ashamed that this amount that you worked so hard for, to give away to support someone else out of your sense of sharing, is too low or “not enough” – remember: zero is a viable option.

If, as you say, this supervisor feels so constantly free to cross the donation line at work, then s/he is either a very gung-ho but tunnel visioned parent, or s/he is A-ok with and willfully leveraging her/his power over you. Water seeks its depth and a supervisor who shows such little common sense or respect tends to languish at her/his own level (except at a company that mirrors such values; another subject).

If all that’s too much for you, then check your employee handbook or ask HR (you don’t have to mention names) what, if any, company policy there is governing in-office solicitations. Then helpfully share this newfound information with your supervisor as a supportive ‘I just found this out, too’-gift. Who knows, maybe s/he actually didn’t know.

All good things within limits,

BadWitch

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Dear Diabetic Soon,

Well, I must state the obvious. Just because your supervisor is selling doesn’t mean you have to buy. Your boss’ fundraising for his kids school is much needed these days. School budgets have been cut to the bone. I know in my children’s school the amount of volunteer hours has gone up across the board, because the school does not have the resources they did, even last year.

That being said, your donation to the cause is not a requirement of employment. Don’t let guilt—or some misguided attempt to impress your boss—put a whole in your wallet or increase your sugar intake. I’m not suggesting you be a Scrooge, because, as I said, the school’s extra fundraising helps buy books, fund computers and, in some cases, keep sports and arts programs going. However, buy what works for you, not everything.

In donations, like living expenses, create a budget. Know how much you can afford to contribute to worthy causes. Then, decide how much of that you would like to forward to your supervisor’s fundraising activities. Spread out those buys over the year, choosing the one’s that intrigue you. You figure, chocolate can go in a gift basket at the holidays. I remember once we sold holiday candles, which works well for stocking stuffers or funny gifts for co-workers. Believe me, it’s an inside joke they’ll all get.

In others words, the little you do can help a lot. But give from a place of wanting to help, not wanting to suck up. The truth is, we can all tell when someone offers us something in some disingenuous bid to up their ranking. It’s called brown nosing and it’s not attractive. On the other hand, donating from the heart, caring about how the dollars are spent and how they help…that will give you big props with your boss—and karma points too. So, make your budget, then dig a little deeper and give from the heart.

Good luck,

GoodWitch

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Scrooged! Ghost of Christmas Budget Got You Dispirited?

It’s baaack! Christmas gift giving season this year is especially challenging for many people. Turns out “budget” may be the new “charge!” Giving with chutzpah from the heart.   — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GWBW — My hours at work were cut. I can’t afford the same presents for the holidays as I could before. I know this is stupid of me but I can’t help myself. I’m kind of ashamed. Do you have suggestions for gifts or how I can just relax about this? I know I’m being stupid.    — Less Mistletoe

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Dear Less Mistletoe,

No matter what you celebrate — Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Yule — there is going to be less greenery for many people this year. With, unemployment estimates at more than 15 million people and the number of cutbacks those lucky enough to keep their jobs, Santa will be delivering more tradition and less goodies. There is no reason to fee ashamed. You are trying your best to provide the best Christmas experience possible for your family.

This does not mean that you can’t enjoy a beautiful and bright holiday. On the contrary there are some great, less expensive ways to make the holiday bright. First off, know your budget. If you are spending money on a live Christmas tree — STOP! Invest in a nice artificial tree that you can reuse year after year. The savings will continue to feed your budget for years to come.

Mix homemade and store bought presents under the tree this year. Granddad and Grandmom will be quite happy with a scrapbook of pictures and art work from the kids. Trust me, big hit. Handmade handbags, pillowcases or sleeping bags for the Barbies are easy to sew and keepsakes you and the kids will treasure. Beaded jewelry, mosaic tiles for the garden, any number of easy to do crafts will delight your present openers.

For store bought gifts under the tree, I suggest online shopping CyberMondays for extra savings and check all brands for rebates before making your purchase. This can save you extra cash on big purchases. Also, check out coupons available online . Do your research. You may find what you want on EBay for less. Check second hand stores like CrossRoads Trading Company for high-end fashion items ready for a second life. Listen, no one will say no to a Kenneth Cole leather jacket in great condition because you found it used for under $40. A good buy is a good buy. Remember the old, “need to know basis” rule. For the most part, your giftees need not know.

Remember, Christmas isn’t about how much stuff you have to give or what you get. In truth, the best present you can give your family is your love and attention. It’s the gift Santa can’t bring that they will remember for years to come.

Happy Holidays,

GoodWitch

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Dear Mistletoe less is more,

In the immortal words of my late night (TV, that is) boyfriend Craig Ferguson, “If you want to avoid the stress of Christmas, become Jewish.” In the best of times, the commercial holiday gift giving season can suck big shiny ornaments! “They” frame Black Friday as consumers supporting retail businesses supporting America. Really?, for once in your patriotic, generous life why not avoid the usual 11th Circle of Shopping Hell  and just give…of yourself?

I’ve been bestowed with some pretty darn nice gifts over my lifetime, but the ones that immediately pop to mind are the yummy tangerines in a cute (and no doubt inexpensive by the gross) wire basket I still use daily in my schmancy kitchen, and the hand-computer produced calendar another friend made for me. Beautiful!, and although it was gorgeous looking, I’m referring to the personal nature of the gift itself. Hate fruit? Untalented boob? Remember, some of the things we blow off because they come easily for us in life are the high quality gems of genius in other’s eyes. So just think about what comes naturally for you to create, do, enjoy eating, and those probably most accurately represent the authentic you that your friends and family know and love. DIY this Christmas. Write and gild a poem, or bind a short story. Pull together a themed photo CD of pictures taken on your phone camera. Create coupons for services you’re good at, auto repair, tech support, cooking or running time-saving errands. No time like the present. Get it?

Lastly, check your own gift receiving judgment before projecting it on others you’re giving to. Christmas with a budget doesn’t have to be feared.

It’s recess(ion) time,

BW

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Harder than Michelle Obama’s Guns: Blood From a Stone

blood.frm.stoneWe all just do the best we can. Especially in especially hard times. Sometimes when we’re asked to give even more of ourselves, it can feel like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Even when it’s our First Lady doing the asking.    — BadWitch

Readers Are Spellbound & Perplexed…

Dear GW/BW – I love Michelle Obama, but this campaign of hers to get people out to volunteer when she has hired help and most of us are working 40-60 hours a week to keep food on the table, just pisses me off. I get how important what she’s pushing for us, but I can’t help how pissed off I am! That’s not really a question but answer it anyway thanks.  — Tapped Out

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Dear Tapped Out,

The biggest thing I’d suggest you “volunteer” right now is your focus. Hard-working sweet child, please re-focus your thoughts (the thing you can control on that list of yours) on your “I love Michelle Obama…” sentiment, and on your understanding how important what she’s pushing for is. That is your common ground with this woman who is, after all, just a woman. A human being. Just because she’s a woman who happens to be married to a guy who just happens to be the President of the United States, doesn’t make her a goddess nor bestow any special magical powers of greatness on her to demand (or is that guilt?) any more of you than you can demand from yourself. Michelle’s just a girl, Gwen Stefani — a wife, a mommy, just a First Lady — who happens to want to focus her passions on and for the greater good of the country, through us individually.

In the end, that’s all any of us can do, Tappy. Just focus on the right things and your heart will follow. Your working to keep food on the table is an invaluable service not only to yourself and family, but the country. Our kids are the next gen stewards of our community. What you show yours every day in the smallest ways, informs their developing characters and ethics, which will be what we oldesters come to rely on. No one can do it exactly like you do it. And if it still doesn’t seem to you like you do important enough work…when you can…you will…do all those other things in and for the world that no one but you can…volunteer to do.

Re-focus your resolve,

BW

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Dear Tapped Out,

It’s time to get over yourself and your guilty conscience. No one is telling you to stop working or to volunteer away your hours instead of taking care of your own family. Yes, many of us are working too many hours to have no time left over to work at a soup kitchen, etc., but you know everyone is not the same.

My sister is a step-mother to a teenager, an attorney heading up her own practice and a volunteer at Food Bank every week. She arranges her schedule to do this because it is important to her to be of service in the community. Does she expect everyone to do this? No. But some people have the time and the desire and we should be grateful that they pitch in where and when we cannot. All Michelle Obama is doing is trying to light that fire in people who can help.

You are lucky enough to have a job. Others are not so lucky and rely on food banks and volunteers to meet their own family’s needs. So you want to gripe at Michelle Obama for trying to invoke community spirit in others? If we, as a community, do not stop thinking about how we can further embellish our own backyards and refocus on how we can be of service, we are all going to hell in a broken, over-crowded hand-basket.

Maybe your way of volunteering is helping out at your kid’s school, which helps stretch the school budget and supply much needed services. Maybe you babysit for a friend one night so she can work an extra shift or just get a night off. There are many ways we can be of service. Even a smile or a compliment offered to a complete stranger that looks like they are having a rough day is volunteering of yourself. See what you can do to help and, really, quit bitching at the people who are trying to do what they can. In the end it will be of service to everyone—even you.

How you likin’ GW’s personality transplant w/ BW on this one!,

GoodWitch

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