How to Have the Perfect Game Watch Party #PlayPauseRefresh

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The best part about going to my school is being able to attend all the basketball games! I’ve always loved cheering on my team, but it’s even better cheering them on with my friends. Whenever we have away games, my friends and I always watch them together.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

For game nights, I’m always sure to stock up on my favorite drinks and foods from the grocery store. For drinks, that includes Diet Coke® and Sprite®–two of my favorites! Both these drinks are so refreshing and the perfect thing to reach for after a long day of class.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

The TV room in my sorority house is the best place to watch a game.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

Speaking of Coca-Cola™ …if you’re looking to win up to $500 in gift cards and prizes (and come on, what college student isn’t?), you can show how you #PlayPauseRefresh in this sweepstake contest. All you have to do is follow these three easy steps.

  1. Pick up your favorite Coca-Cola beverage and Program Your Night.
  2. Take a photo of how you enjoy Coca-Cola during TV night. Make sure the program you are watching stays on your TV but out of your photo.
  3. Share your photo on Twitter or Instagram with both #programyournight and #sweepstakes for a chance to win cool prizes.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

Obviously, you can’t have a watch party without snacks! Here’s a quick, easy recipe that literally anyone can make–especially college students without access to an oven.

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For this quick recipe, I found some flavors that would pair well with popcorn and the drinks. I picked cinnamon sugar, a white cheddar mix, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. I’d recommend going lighter with the cinnamon sugar and pumpkin spice because they can be fairly strong, but you can use as much white cheddar mix and cranberries as you’d like.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

Ingredients needed to serve 2-3 people, add more toppings as needed:

2 tbsp white cheddar flavoring
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 single-serve cranberry box
2 tbsp cinnamon sugar

Recipe instructions:

1. Gather all ingredients. All can be found at your local grocery store!
2. Place each flavoring in their own small bowl or cup to season the popcorn.
3. Fill the paper cups with popcorn.
4. Let people pick their own flavorings!

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

How do you prepare for game or TV nights? You can check out Coca-Cola’s website for more TV night inspiration.

on the blog today: I'm sharing my favorite Coca-Cola drinks and a quick recipe so you can have the best game watch party! #PausePlayRefresh #ad

Thanks for reading!

Hannah

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October Favorites | 2017

Today I’m back with a recap of my October favorites. Hope you enjoy!

Youtube happenings

I finished my bid day video! It took a long time to go through and edit, but I’m really pleased with the final product. I also made a video all about what’s in my backpack. I love watching those and had fun filming it.

I’m also doing a lot more hands-on work with my job in football and I’m trying to create more videos for our Twitter feed. This one is one of my favorites, if you want to check it out!

Songs I’m loving…

This playlist is definitely all over the place, but hey, I never claimed to be a DJ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s definitely based off of Charlie Puth’s new song, How Long. I saw him open for Shawn Mendes this August and I’ve been kind of obsessed ever since.

Side note: I can’t wait for Taylor Swift’s album to drop this week (Friday)!! I’m a huge fan and I’m loving her new music.

Posts from October

Gameday Outfit with Wrap Necklace

Friday Faves | 10.6.17. 

September | Hannah’s Book Club

Recap into my life

1: As the weather drops, I’ve been dressing a lot nicer! It’s so easy to throw on a t-shirt and shorts for class but the cooler weather forces me into sweaters and jeans. I’m planning out more style posts so look forward to those on the blog soon!

2: I signed up for a half marathon…(!!) I’ve been loving my running class and the feeling I get after accomplishing a run, so I wanted to sign up for a race that would give me something to work towards. I even scheduled my classes around this for next semester so I’ll have time during the day to train. I’m excited but definitely nervous!

3: For my latest design project, I redesigned a record album cover for when Nirvana performed at the University of Kansas before they really ‘made it big.’ At first, I was so opposed to this project and couldn’t tell you one Nirvana song from another. I’m still not a huge fan, but I definitely have a newfound appreciation for their music after this project.

Thanks for reading! 

xo, Hannah

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Gameday Outfit with Wrap Necklace

Hi all! I’m sharing this super cute gameday outfit today on my blog. It’s perfect for football gamedays! A plaid flannel and jeans is such a classic fall staple outfit, and I wanted to add a Kansas touch. This shirt is from my sorority and the style is so trendy lately. It’s the perfect way to rep your sorority and your school at the same time. Gameday Outfit | Hannah With a Camera

This outfit would also look so cute with a button-down skirt or a jean skirt! Wearing jeans gives it a little more of a relaxed touch.

This necklace is my new favorite and I’ve been looking for one like this for forever…or at least a month and a half. I found mine at Francesca’s (can’t find it online). I actually went in and described the necklace, and they pulled it out of their back stock and found it for me! If you’re looking for this exact one then I’d suggest doing the same. However, I’ll link a bunch of cute ones down below that I have my eye on.

I paired this outfit with brown booties (not the same, but love the ones I linked) to elevate the look, but you could definitely make it just as cute with a pair of white Adidas sneakers. I wear mine all. the. time and love how comfortable they are. (Plus, any sneaker you can wear with jeans is a win in my book!)

I love this necklace because you can wear it so many different ways. My favorite style is the knot, but depending on the neckline of your shirt, you may want to style it differently. I linked a ton of my favorite wrap necklaces down below!

White, Red or Pink Speckled // White (very similar to mine) // Turquoise Seed Beads // Bright Pink (so cute for summer)

xo, Hannah

(Disclaimer…I actually wear a polo on gamedays because of my job, but hey, I’d still wear this outfit if I could  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This is what I wear for real)

 

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Alpha Delta Pi Bid Day Recap

Hi everyone! We just finished sorority recruitment over at my school and are in the swing of classes. For now, I wanted to share all my favorite pictures from bid day! (For those that don’t know, bid day is when all the women going through recruitment get to see what sorority they’ll be in, and it’s a party celebrating our new members from there! I have a post about different sorority terms if you’re interested.)

Me with my roommate Jordan
Me with my friends Zoe, Dayton, Jordan and Kelsey
Me with my little Emily
Me with my roommates for this year- Marysa, Zoe and Jordan
Me with Jordan and Kelsey

 

 

Me with my friend Crysta
Me with my friends Zoe, Dayton, Jordan and Kelsey
Me with my friend Natalie

similar shorts  // shoes // bracelet

Our bid day theme was ‘the adventure starts here’ and we had a bunch of fun camp-themed props. You can see a little bit more of the decor in my video below!

Thanks for reading!

xo, Hannah

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How I Organize My Planner with Pilot G2 Pens

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Back to school season is in full swing! I just moved back onto campus and while I’m not mentally ready to start classes yet, I was excited to go back to school shopping. One of the first places I went to was Walmart to pick up my planner and these pens. I always color-code my planners, so the Pilot G2 pens were perfect.

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you can shop this image above by clicking on the photo! 

I’m not kidding when I say that all my friends at school use these pens. They’re so smooth and don’t smear at all. They’re the #1 selling pen brand in America, and I can attest that this is well-deserved. Since they’re a gel pen, the ink flows super well and you don’t have to worry about your ink skipping.

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For those that want to go out and buy Pilot G2 pens for themselves, I have a special coupon for you. All you have to do is go to the link and you can save .75 cents on any 4-pack of G2 pens. You can pick them up in the back-to-school section of Walmart.

I have a daily planner, which is perfect for the busy over-achiever. I think the Pilot G2 pen is perfect for those over-achievers, and especially for people on the go. For my classes, I assign a color to each class and then a color for work, my blog, and my sorority. Having this system helps me stay ultra-organized and see what I have for the day at a quick glance.

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Lucky for me, the Pilot pens come in at least 20 colors, so I can balance my busy schedule. It also has four different point sizes (I prefer the .07), so you can customize your notes and planner to your liking. If you like hand-lettering, these pens work so well for faux-calligraphy by varying different widths.

On one side of my planner, I have a schedule and on the other side, I have a to-do list. On my schedule side, I list out everything I have due, my work for the day, sorority events and more. On the to-do side, I have an ongoing list of what I need to do for the week, and then a top three list at the top of the page for things that have to be done by that night. Having a way to prioritize things is an essential way to keep your college life organized!

I also color-code my monthly view, but since it’s smaller I condense it to big events or tests I have, not every piece of homework. For example, I won’t write what time I’m working each day in the monthly view, but I’ll write in if there’s a big event like a football game that week. Same thing for classes- I’ll write when my final project is due but not each little task that needs to be done ahead of time. This helps me glance at my planner and see an overview of how busy I am each week.

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Thanks for reading!

xo, Hannah

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What to Wear and What to Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater

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Hi all! I’ve been interning at a nonprofit this summer and my biggest struggle at the start of my internship was trying to figure out what to wear to work. My internship is more on the casual side, so I would say this is how you would dress for a more creative and relaxed environment. When in doubt, just ask your boss what’s appropriate!

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

What to wear

For my first outfit, I wore a pink sleeveless button-down with a striped pencil skirt. This outfit is perfect for a summer internship, because it fits the professional requirement but won’t make you overheat! Usually things with a collar are a good go-to.

The first dress is perfect for my work environment because it fits the ‘three finger rule,’ meaning the straps cover the majority of my shoulders. It’s also a good length and hits just a little above my knees. I paired this dress with sandals, but if your workplace is a little more professional then you can definitely wear this dress with flats or heels.

My third outfit is pairing a red tank with navy dress pants. I find myself reaching for these pants more than often because my office can get freezing, but they’re lightweight enough to wear during summer.

Lastly, this dress is similar to the first one in length and goes well with heels or flats. The neckline is modest as well. If you get cold easily in your office, a jean jacket would pair perfectly!

Of course, I always bring a vitaminwater with me- there’s so many flavors and options to choose from, so you can even match it to your outfit if you wanted!

What to bring

Every day, I take this blue tote bag to my internship and fill it with my laptop, wallet, charger, keys, and lunch. I’ve been bringing vitaminwater with me lately to keep me hydrated and on top of my game during work!

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

Lucky for you, I have a secret discount on vitaminwater at Target for all my readers! Just follow these 3 steps:

  1. Go to your local Target
  2. Take a ‘Shelf Selfie’ in front of the vitaminwater shelf
  3. Text the picture to 89000 to receive the secret Cartwheel offer link for 15% off a 20oz vitaminwater

You can also check out other tips on how you can stay hydrated with vitaminwater here.

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This is a look into what I bring every single day to work—including vitaminwater, of course! I’ve found that vitaminwater is the perfect drink to keep me energized and hydrated throughout the day. Personally, I’m a fan of the power-c dragonfruit flavor.

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

I also love the vitaminwater squeezed lemonade and focus kiwi-strawberry flavors. (See how the vitaminwater focus flavor even matches my outfit?!)

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

What to Wear and Bring to an Internship with vitaminwater | Hannah With a Camera

Here’s what I bring all laid out- my planner, graphic design tablet, laptop, chargers, wallet, lip balm and lipstick, and last but not least, a vitaminwater for the day! Since I’ve been drinking vitaminwater at work, my energy has definitely increased throughout the day. The biggest struggle I had when starting my internship was getting used to working the full 9-5 job, so having one of these at lunch was perfect to keep me on top of things.

Thanks for reading!

xo, Hannah

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A Guide to Small Talk | Sorority Recruitment 101

I’ve been sharing an ongoing sorority recruitment series here on Hannah With a Camera. Click here to read more posts about recruitment and sorority life, or comment below if you want to see a specific post on the blog! 

Hi all! Today I’m sharing my tips on mastering small talk during sorority recruitment. I’ve been through sorority recruitment twice (as a freshman and as a recruiter), so I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on how to feel comfortable during those short conversations in the first few rounds. These tips are also from other girls in my sorority, so it’s not just my own experience!

A Guide to Small Talk | Sorority Recruitment 101

The most important part of recruitment isn’t your clothes, or your shoes, or the way you look—it’s how you connect with the girls in the house! Here are some of my go-to tips to feeling comfortable and confident throughout recruitment.

Don’t let others influence your opinion

One thing that my recruitment counselors constantly told us was “no chapter chatting,” and it’s for a good reason! “Chapter chatting” means you’re discussing your experience with each house with other girls throughout recruitment. While gossiping about each house may seem like a good way to bond with other girls through recruitment, it may hurt you in the end. If you had a great experience at one house, but you heard your friend had a terrible experience, don’t sweat it!

If you had a great experience at one house, but you heard your friend had a terrible experience, don’t sweat it! Some girls are better at recruiting and connecting than others. Sorority recruitment is about your personal interactions with each girl, not about how much money or how popular the girls in the house supposedly are. You’ll find your fit.

Ask questions

This was the biggest tip that I used as a freshman going through recruitment, and it helped so much! I was a little nervous about the whole process, but having questions on hand helped me feel more confident and keep the conversation flowing. As a recruiter, when girls asked me questions, it felt like they were genuinely interested and engaged.

Some good questions to have in the back of your mind are…

  • What’s your favorite part about living in the sorority house?
  • What’s your philanthropy?
  • Why did you choose this chapter?
  • How did you know that this sorority was the right one for you?

Some questions not to ask are…

  • Can you bring boys into the house?
  • Do you drink in your house?
  • Who’d you vote for in the last election?

Those questions are all ones that can be asked later, and will most likely be answered later for you as you join a chapter. Remember that recruitment is about you, so it’s not the time to bring up your significant other!

Don’t be afraid to be open with your questions, but be careful how you phrase things. For example, asking “How many events do I have to attend?” sounds like you’re trying to get around the rules before even joining. Instead, phrase it as: “I’m an athlete here and I’m concerned about the time commitment between athletics and a sorority. Are there sisters that are able to maintain sorority life, athletics, and a good GPA?” This poses you as willing to be flexible and wanting to be active in the chapter. This will also help your recruiter learn more about you and be able to talk about other sisters in the chapter in the same situation as you.

Be engaged

When we go through training to learn how to be better recruiters, we learn about things to take note of about the girls. Having good posture and smiling are two of the easiest ways to come off more confident, and in turn, feel more confident! The days are long and you’ll be tired (and trust me, they will be too), but just taking a little extra effort to smile and pay attention goes a long way.

Talk to the girls in the house like a friend

This one is a trick that Sally from Sweetly Sally shared with me (as well as a few girls in my chapter!). Act like the girls you’re talking with are friends that you haven’t seen in a long time, and you’re catching up and filling them in on everything. I haven’t tried this trick personally, but it seems like a great way to get to know the girls in each house better and feel comfortable!

Be honest

Sorority recruitment isn’t the time to try and fit yourself into a person you’re not! I heard so many girls going through recruitment tell me “I’m not really the sorority girl stereotype,” and there are so many girls in my sorority house that have said the same thing. Talk about your passions, what you did in high school, what makes you unique.

This will also help you stand out to the recruiter. There’s a pretty good chance that they have similar interests as you! It’s easier for me, as a recruiter, to remember that I talked to a girl who loved photography than to remember that I talked to a journalism major.

Your major, where you’re from, etc, is important, but that’s not what makes you who you are. Why did you choose your major? If you’re from California, are you passionate about surfing, or if you’re from small-town Kansas, why did you want to get out of town and move to a big college? All these things will help girls get to know you better and connect with you.

Give it a chance

I fell in love with a chapter during recruitment, and I was cut in the middle of the week. I wasn’t super happy with some of the choices I had left, but I chose to continue recruitment and ended up loving my sorority. My roommate also preferenced a different sorority than the one she ended up in on bid day, but now she can’t see herself anywhere else!

Even if you think you’re not interested in the house, give every house a chance and be engaged. You might end up loving it later in the week or even be on their lawn on bid day. This is my biggest tip about recruitment—I saw so many girls in my dorm drop throughout the week just because they didn’t get their ideal chapter. (Note that their ‘ideal chapter’ was based on three days’ worth of conversations, which definitely doesn’t give you enough time to know the chapter!) It may even take you a month to feel at home, but it all works out in the end.

If you have any questions, let me know below—I’m happy to help!

xo, Hannah

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10-Minute College Makeup Routine | VIDEO

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my 10-minute college makeup routine. I do this every day, give or take the eyeliner/eyeshadow, and filming this took me exactly 10 minutes and 15 seconds! It’s seriously so easy and definitely cheap as well if you’re on a budget. I’m by no means a makeup expert, but I’ve perfected this routine over the last year (even when I wake up late).

I start off with the Maybelline BB Cream for an even base. It’s just a tinted moisturizer that I use year-round. I apply it with a Real Techniques powder brush I’ve had for forever-it’s probably not what I should be using but it works for me! Then I use my Maybelline Better Skin Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes and blend it out with my fingers.

Next, I’ll fill in my brows with the Maybelline Brow Drama pomade crayon. I got this in a Voxbox from Influenster last year and found it’s the perfect shade for my blonde hair. Then I’ll just brush them out with the Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara.

For my eyes, I start with my ELF eyelid primer if I’m using eyeshadow or eyeliner on my top lid. I always use the Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in nude to line my waterline (this is especially helpful to make your eyes look awake for that 8:30am class). Then I use my basic Maybelline eyelash curler like normal.

Before finishing my eyes (I’m just now realizing my routine is super out of order), I put on blush and bronzer. For blush, I love the Milani baked blush in Luminoso. For bronzer, I use Rimmel bronzer in 021 Sunlight. I’ll finish with a highlight (something new to my routine since freshman year of high school!) with this Maybelline strobing stick in the shade Iridescent.

Next, because I’m lazy, I use my bronzer as my eyeshadow all over my lid because I like the orangey shade with my blue eyes. I use the highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes and on my browbone too. I use these super cheap ELF brushes. Occasionally I’ll add the Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in Rich Brown. Told you I’m not a makeup expert…

I finish it off with my Maybelline the Rocket mascara that I literally never leave the house without- I wish I could permanently tint my lashes! Lately I’ve been using Glossier Balm Dotcom in Cherry as my final step for some chapstick and color.

I’d love if you subscribed to my channel, I’m working on growing it more this year!

Thanks for reading,

xo Hannah

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Blanket Scarf + Lavalier Bracelet

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite gifts I received this year: a blanket scarf! I’ve been wanting one of these for a while (mainly because they looked incredibly warm, not gonna lie) and the one I got is in one of my favorite patterns. I paired this scarf with a white button down, a red lip (perfect for the holiday season), and dark-wash jeans.

Blanket Scarf + Lavalier Bracelet

Blanket Scarf + Lavalier Bracelet

I’m also collaborating with Sorority Things to show you all this beautiful lavalier bracelet! If you’re looking for some extra last-minute gifts (or gifts to bring back to school post-break) then this website is perfect for any sorority girls you know. This bracelet is one of their newest creations and is a simple but classy way to show off your sorority.

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Blanket Scarf + Lavalier Bracelet

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scarf // shirt // jeans // lipstick (in Ruby Ripple)

Linda from Sorority Things gave me this 35% discount code: THANKS. You can use this at checkout and you can also get free shipping for all orders over $25! This code lasts until January 10th, so be sure to order soon. The bracelets come in several different sizes and the toggle makes it so easy to put on by yourself..does anyone else struggle with that?

Be sure to go check out their website!

What was your favorite gift you received this holiday?

xo, Hannah

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Two College Apps Everyone Should Have

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Hi everyone! I haven’t done in a college post in a while, but I’ve just recently discovered two college apps that every student should have. Let me know if you’ve heard of Pocket Points or MyStudyLife before–I hadn’t!

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Pocket Points

College is expensive, and even if you’re not paying for your own education, you probably still have to pay for your own food. That’s why the app Pocket Points should be every college student’s new best friend.

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Whenever you’re on campus, all you have to do is turn on your phone’s GPS and not use your phone. I use this in class all the time and it definitely reduces the temptation to check your phone for new messages or scroll through social media. For every 25 minutes or so that you’re not using your phone, you get a point. These points then add up to be used as discounts around your town or online.

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Personally, I prefer the local discounts because there are so many options for food that actually have really good deals. A free appetizer or half off an entree never hurts! (I think I’ve gotten my last four half subs at Which Wich free because of this…) Look here to see if your school uses the app and you can get 10 free points by using the code vSS8M.

MyStudy Life

The second app that I just discovered is MyStudyLife. I use a planner more as a to-do list than anything, so if you’re the kind of person that needs to stay organized like me but can’t deal with paper, this is the app for you. This is essentially a digital planner made just for classes that makes organization so easy. (Bonus: It’s 100% free!)

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You can put it all your assignments, reminders, tests, etc at once and easily add notes to each task. I do wish that there was an option for sub-tasks because I have a lot of projects instead of individual assignments, but to fix that I just put every single small task as a separate one. You can track how far along you are by adjusting the percentage, which I find helpful when looking at my assignments for the week all at once. Seeing that I’m already 60% done and 30% done for two separate assignments makes me feel like it’s not just a massive workload sitting in front of me!

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What’s your favorite college app to use?

xo, Hannah

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