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6 Best Detox Homemade Face Masks September 30, 2016 15:01

Are you tired of same old face packs? Don't have time to go to salone? Here are some detoxifying facial masks that can make a woman look her glowing best regardless how tired her face looks. Try these 6 amazing homemade face masks to detox your face in the best possible manner.  1. Choco-caffeine detox mask Take 1 tsp of grinded coffee or instant coffee. And add a tsp of cocoa powder and plain yoghurt in it. Mix these three ingredients well and apply it on your face. Wash it after 15 minutes and notice the radiance in your skin.Coffee is known for its property to reduce swelling around the eyes while the antioxidants in cocoa powder work against ageing. To top it all, yoghurt provides intense moisture for a visibly glowing skin. You can also add some honey to the mixture for better results. 2. Tomato juice and honey detox mask Women who have regular acne, blackhead or other such skin problems can benefit greatly from this mask. Mix 2 tsp of tomato juice with 1 tsp of honey, and apply it on your face. Leave it on for 25 minutes before rinsing it off. This soothing face mask is an amazing overall beauty session for your face that you can indulge in at home. 3. Grape detox mask Mix the juice of 4 seedless grapes with a little flour till it thickens into a paste. To this, add a quarter tsp of baking soda. Then, apply this mix on your face. Wash after 15 minutes and moisturise. Grape mask is an excellent way to detox your face while reducing blemishes and tightening the skin. This is also an amazing face mask for women who have oily skin. 4. Strawberry face mask If you are looking for a mask that cleans and tightens your skin pores and refreshes your tired looking face, then this is the one for you. Just mash a few strawberries and mix them with 1 tsp each of yoghurt and honey, and 2 tsp of lemon juice. Now, apply this paste on your face and rinse it off with cold water after a few minutes to reveal clear and rejuvenated face. 5. Banana face mask Say goodbye to dry and dull skin with a banana mask. Mash a banana and add 1 tsp of honey and 2 tsp of sour cream in it. Now, mix this and apply the paste on your face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. This pack will help to restore your skin’s lost moisture. What’s more? It will also unclog your skin pores and allow them to breathe. 6. Clay detox mask There is nothing like clay to detoxify the facial skin while toning and firming it. Especially, women with oily skin must try this face mask. Take 1 tsp of Kaolin clay and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of your favourite essential oil in that. After the mask dries out completely, wash off and apply coconut oil to areas prone to dryness. You can also add rose water, milk or yoghurt to this mix. Also Read: 10 Home Remedies to Remove Frown LinesBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Top 5 Moisturizers for Oily Skin September 23, 2016 15:31

Moisturizing the skin is an essential part in every skin care routine. Many people with oily skin think that they don’t have to moisturize their skin which is not right! Moisturizer helps in maintaining the natural moisture of oily skin and prevents premature skin aging. Selecting the right moisturizer for oily skin can be a quite hassle due to the availability of many options. Here are 5 Moisturizer for Oily Skin in India.1. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil free Moisturiser: Price: 195 INR for 80mlIt is a lightweight, oil free moisturizer that gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It makes the skin soft, supple and keeps oil at bay for a good 6-7 hours.I have been using it since many years and have not faced any adverse effects. I have oily, acne prone skin and it works like a charm on my skin without aggravating my acne. This is among top favourites among the best moisturizer for oily skin.2. Neutrogena Oil free Moisture SPF 15: Price: 299 INR for 115mlIt acts as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. It gets absorbed quickly with a matte finish. It makes the skin soft, smooth and keeps oil at bay for a good 4-5 hours. It is non comedogenic and does not contain parabens.I love this moisturizer and use it as a base for makeup. My makeup stays on for a long time whenever I use this moisturizer. Again among top picks as a moisturizer for oily skin.3. Lacto Calamine Classic: Price: 105 INR for 120mlIt is an age old moisturizer used by oily skinned beauties. It is oil free and serves as a good makeup base. It gets absorbed into the skin easily and makes it soft, supple and matte. The skin remains oil free for about 6-7 hours. It helps in controlling acne and pimples.I have been using this moisturizer since many years. Whenever I suffer from acne or pimples, I use it as a night treatment. I would highly recommend it if you have oily, acne prone skin.4. Lotus Herbals Skin Whitening and Brightening White glow Micro Emulsion SPF 25: Price: 245 INR for 40mlIt is a lightweight moisturizer and gets absorbed into the skin quickly without leaving residue behind. It makes the skin soft, smooth, nourished and radiant. It does not leave white cast unlike other whitening products. If you have extremely oily skin then this is not for you.I am more than happy with this moisturizer. It makes my skin look soft, smooth and hydrated with regular usage.5. Faces Ever Young 24hr Dual Action Moisturizer: Price: 1249 INR for 50mlIt is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It has soft and smooth texture. It gets absorbed into the skin easily with no residue behind. It makes the skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. It feels quite light on the skin and keeps oil at bay for a long time. It is oil free and has SPF 15.Since I am in my late twenties I absolutely adore this moisturizer. It makes my skin super soft, smooth and oil free. It does not break out my skin. Also Read: Benefits of Watermelon SeedsBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Top 7 international Makeup Brands September 07, 2016 16:44

Makeup products are the need of both girl and women because without them one can not suffer in this modern age. There are various best makeup brands that are working for the fashion industry of this world. They make their products in different shapes, colors, sizes, designs and patterns. Some cosmetics are suitable for all skin forms. But some items are specially made for sensitive, dry or oily skin type. All cosmetic companies want to give everlasting beauty to their customers with best and quality products. Because of these brands you can find countless things that we use in our makeup. They all are according to your choice and taste and depict the latest trends. 1. Olay: Olay is one of the world’s best-selling cosmetic brands today. Embarking its journey in early 1950’s, Olay has extended its range to over 100 different moisturizing and cleansing products. 2. Avon: Instituted in late 1880s, Avon is one of the world’s largest direct sellers of beauty and make up products. Their product line includes Avon color cosmetics, ANEW and Avon’s Skin-So-Soft that works as both a moisturizer and mosquito-repellent. 3. L’Oreal: Starting their journey with a hair dye formula, L’Oreal Group has set a mark for itself on the market. It aims at providing premium quality cosmetic and beauty products. L’Oreal’s safety standards cater to the needs of the masses. 4. Neutrogena: Launched as Natone during 1930, a recognized skincare, hair and cosmetic brand and has audience in more than seventy countries. It stands out for its innovatory niche marketing of products including the pioneer clean-smelling glycerin soap bar, the Clear.Currently, Neutrogena encompasses a wide range of products for men and women including specific product lines for acne, premature aging and sun protection. 5. Nivea: Nivea claims to be the number one personal skincare brand in the world, which has its base in 200 countries. It laid its foundation with the development of a water-in-oil emulsion as a skin cream with Eucerit.Nivea has been awarded as the “Most Trusted Brand” award in February 2010. 6. Dove: Starting a revolutionary new Beauty Bar in year 1957, Dove is the world’s seventh largest makeup and skincare brand offering products for both men and women.Their product line includes antiperspirants/deodorants, beauty bars, body washes, lotions/moisturizers and face plus hair care products being sold in over 35 countries. 7. Estée Lauder: The Estée Lauder is acknowledged as the makeup brand which tries to meet the requirements of men as well as women. The main product line of estée lauder encompasses wide range of products from moisturizers to oil correctors and from shampoo to styling gels as well as fragrances and makeup products. The company’s products are sold in over 150 countries under different brand names like Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lab Series, Prescriptives, Origins, Aramis, M-A-C, Tommy Hilfiger, Bobbi Brown etc. Also Read: 10 Best Toner ShampoosBY M. DIVYA SRI

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10 Best Toner Shampoos August 30, 2016 16:55

Do you want to maintain your hair color? Would you like to know how you can safeguard your hair from getting damaged? Then here are some toning shampoos you should be using. 1. Nexxus Aloxxi Platinum Pro – Colour Toning Shampoo This toning shampoo is ideal to eliminate unwanted brassiness and golden hue from coloured hair. It also adds shine to your hair colour and intensifies natural colour. It can be used on various hair colours like Dark Brunettes, Reds, Grey, etc. You can apply the shampoo to moist hair and work up a lather. Keep it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse off with clean water. 2. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Multi-Tone Revealing Moisture Shampoo This toning shampoo is meant for revitalising and hydrating coloured hair that has become brittle and dry. It adds shine and silkiness to hair upon application. For brown hair, it restores the richness and makes the highlights stand out. The formulation contains crushed pearls and cocoa bean extract. It is available in a 250 ml bottle as well. 3. Korres Magnesium & Wheat Proteins Toning Shampoo The magnesium and wheat toning shampoo from Korees has hair loss preventing properties. The combination of ingredients like manganese, zinc, magnesium, and calcium fortifies hair roots. The provitamin B5 adds volume to coloured hair. Its wheat proteins and rice enhance elasticity, leading to reduced hair damage. 4. Tigi Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo As is evident from its name, this toning shampoo is targeted at blondes who want to reverse the effect of hair turning brassy. It has violet toners to cope with brassiness. The shampoo also makes hair brighter. The conditioners help smoothen the hair and minimise frizz. It is available in a 400 ml size bottle. 5. KMS CALIFORNIA Color vitality Blonde Shampoo This toning shampoo is ideal for those men and women who have dyed their hair blonde. It combats yellowing with optical brighteners, and the UV filter prevents sun related colour fading. It is enriched with herbs like rhubarb and lavender to nourish the hair from within. The shampoo is available in a 300 ml size bottle. 6. Clairol Shimmer Lights Original Shampoo Blonde & Silver The Shimmer Lights Conditioning Shampoo is aimed at people with white, grey hair, and those with light blonde hair. It is a non-alkaline and gentle shampoo. Its protein-enriched formula battles yellowish haze that affects grey and whitish hair. 7. Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde Shampoo This toning shampoo is ideal for those who have white or grey hair and want to add lustre to their hair. The shampoo adds a sparkling shine to hair. The shampoo’s Cool violet pigments aid enhances white, grey or light blonde hair effectively. The mild ingredients ensure zero hair damage. The hair becomes soft and hydrated too. 8. Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo The Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo is fortified with Pro-Blonde complex to care for bleached hair and highlights. It eliminates the yellow and brassy tones that appear in blonde hair. It contains natural ingredients like moringa seed extract and chamomile. It also helps protect hair from the damage caused by sunlight. You can use it once a week to get the desired results. 9. De Lorenzo Nova Fusion ‘Silver’ Shampoo This toning shampoo from De Lorenzo has a nice lavender rose tea aroma and a shining pearly blue-purple hue. The shampoo is made with natural extracts including birch extract, willow bark, and Kakadu plum. These ingredients help in keeping hair shining, and its UV inhibitors minimise fading caused by sunlight. It needs to be kept on wet hair for a few minutes and washed off with water. 10. Matrix Colour Care So Silver Shampoo Matrix’s Colour Care So Silver Shampoo is mild in nature and it is meant for brightening up bleached hair and eradiating yellow tones. It also cleanses hair well. Also Read: Benefits of YogurtBY M. DIVYA SRI

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Natural Remedies for Thicker Eyebrows August 11, 2016 15:29

Everyone loves thick eyebrows. But all don’t have thick, well-shaped eyebrows. There are many tips how one can get shaped eyebrows. Here are Natural Remedies for Thicker Eyebrows. 1. Castor Oil Soak a cotton swab in pure castor oil and apply it on each eyebrow. Massage gently with your fingertips for 2 to 3 minutes. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser. Repeat once daily for a few weeks until you notice improvement. Stop using castor oil if it causes any irritation or burning. 2. Coconut Oil Put a few drops of warm coconut oil on your fingertips and apply it on your eyebrows. Massage gently for a few minutes to boost blood circulation. Leave it on overnight. The next morning, rinse it off with warm water. Do this daily for 1 to 2 months to notice changes in the thickness of your eyebrows. 3. Olive Oil Massage your eyebrows with warm olive oil for 5 minutes before going to bed. Leave it on overnight, and then rinse it off with warm water the next morning.Alternatively, prepare a mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and a few drops of honey. Apply it on your eyebrows and massage for a few minutes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Follow either of these remedies once daily until you get the desired results. 4. Onion Juice Grind 1 small onion and extract the juice. Massage this juice into the eyebrows for about 5 minutes. Allow it to dry on its own and then wash it off with a mild cleanser and cold water. Follow this treatment once daily for several weeks. 5. Egg Yolk Break 1 egg and separate the yolk from the white part. Beat the yolk until you get a thick, creamy consistency. Apply it on each of your brows with a cotton swab. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Use this protein treatment once or twice a week until you are satisfied with the result. Also Read: Tips for Healthy Pink lips BY M. DIVYA SRI

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How to reduce Dark Circles Naturally August 08, 2016 17:09

Everyone worries about dark circle under eye. Some of the main causes of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles.You can get rid of dark circles naturally. Here are some tips. 1. Almond Oil Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin. Leave it on overnight. The next morning, wash it off with cold water. Follow this remedy daily until the dark circles disappear. 2. Cucumber Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat this remedy twice daily for a week or more. Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week. 3. Raw Potato Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat this remedy once or twice daily for a few weeks. Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles. 4. Rose Water Soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes. Put the soaked pads on your closed eyelids. Leave them on for about 15 minutes. Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks. 5. Tomato Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply this mixture on the dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Simply using tomato juice will also work. You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week. Also Read: Tips for Healthy Pink lips BY M. DIVYA SRI

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6 Ways to Remove Blackheads August 03, 2016 15:32

Are you tired of blackheads? Can’t get rid of Blackheads? Now a day blackheads on skin are very common. Any person can get blackheads of any age.Here are some tips you can follow to get rid of blackheads.1. Baking Soda Take a bowl of mineral water and add two teaspoons of baking soda. Once the paste is formed apply on the blackheads and massage gently. Allow it to dry and rinse with warm water. Repeat this remedy once or twice a week.2. Cinnamon Take a bowl of lemon juice and mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and turmeric powder (optional). Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.Alternatively, mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and honey to form a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area before bed and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash your face well with normal water. For best results, follow this remedy daily for about 10 days.3. Oatmeal Mix one teaspoon honey and the juice of four tomatoes in sufficient oatmeal to make a paste. Scrub it on your skin. Wash it off after 10 minutes. Repeat regularly for clear skin.4. Lemon Juice Put a few drops of honey on half a lemon. For extra exfoliation, you can also add a little sugar. Gently rub the lemon on your face, especially on the blackhead prone areas. Rinse it off after 10 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week.You can also mix fresh lemon juice with milk or rosewater to create a facial cleanser and use a few times a week.5. Green Tea Mix one teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with a little water to make a paste. Gently scrub the paste over the affected area for two to three minutes. This scrub deep cleans oily skin and helps unclog pores. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.6. Honey Apply some pure honey on your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.By applying these home remedies everyone can get rid of blackheads on their skin. Also Read: Yoga: It’s Only Your Soul and YouBY M. DIVYA SRI

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How to Grow Hair Faster July 08, 2016 15:55

Everyone loves their hair. But due to stress or lack of proper diet hair growth stops. There are some tips which everyone can follow for growing hair. Here are 5 tips to grow your hair: 1. Caster Oil Take 2 tbs of castor oil and mix equal amount of coconut, olive, or almond oil. Massage your scalp with it and leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Then shampoo your hair. Do it very week. This home remedy will help yu to grow your hair.2. Flip your head upside down This is one of the most popular tricks . Just flip your hair upside down for two to four minutes daily. This will help your hair grow faster.3. Eggs Whisk two egg yolks and mix in two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mixture on your scalp and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it out with cold water and then shampoo your hair as usual.4. Lemon Lemons are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients. Mix one part lemon juice and two parts of coconut or olive oil. Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Wash it out and then shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat once or twice a week.5. Green Tea Apply warm green tea and leave it on for an hour. Rinse off with cold water. You can do this everytime you wash your hair. Also Read: 5 Natural Remedies to get rid of PimplesBy M. Divya Shri

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5 Natural Remedies to get rid of Pimples July 06, 2016 15:10

For many people, pimples are a big problem. Nowadays men and woman both get pimples. It really bother’s. Pimples are caused due to inflammation of oil glands. Usually, doctors advice to drink lots of water to keep moisture in a skin and avoid pimples. Nowadays there are many creams and treatments to get rid of pimples. But the best treatment to get rid of pimples is a home remedy. Do you want to get rid of pimples ? Here are simple tips you can follow: 1. Placing an ice cube on the pimple can reduce the redness and swell. It also helps in improving blood circulation. You can either use ice cubes or crushed ice. 2. Do you have Lemon at your home? Then extract juice from lemon and apply it on the pimple before going to bed. 3. Do you brush your teeth regularly? Wondering why am I asking this question. Because applying white toothpaste on the pimple can help you get rid of pimples. 4. You can also use Garlic. Garlic adds as a medicine. Take a garlic piece and rub it on the pimple. It heals your pimple area. 5. The egg is very cheap and affordable method. You can apply egg white on your skin and after 20 min wash with cold water. Also Read: How To Do Manicure At Home By M. Divya Shri

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How to Get Rid of Tan at Home June 11, 2016 16:24

Are you wondering how to remove tan from you Hands. Then here are some simple 5 home remedies which will help you glow...1. Yougurt and Turmeric MaskTake two spoons of yogurt in a bowl. Add a pinch of turmeric and make a uniformed paste. Apply this paste on your hands and leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. For better results do this everyday. 2. Lemon JuiceIn a bowl take warm water. Add 4-5 tbs of lemon juice and mix well. Dilute your hands in that water for 20 minutes. Then wash with cold water. Do it twice or thrice a week for better results. 3. PotatoPeel the skin of the potatoes and slice them into chunks. Then add them to a blender to make a paste. Apply this paste on your hands and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Do this daily for better results. 4. Oatmeal, Curd and TomatoMash the tomato and extract its juice. Mix with the oatmeal and curd. Apply the paste over your hands and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with fresh water. Do it everyday for better results. So, these are five tips you can easily do at home for glowing and beautiful Skin.By M. Divya Shri

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5 fantastic anti-ageing techniques October 03, 2015 15:29

The number of birthday candles does not bother you, if you take a regular care of your skin, hair, and body. Here are the five fantastic anti-ageing techniques, which really work out, if you follow it regularly. 1. Retinoid has all the magic Experts say that, using sunscreen, retinoid and moisturizer from the age of 20, will give the skin a youth kind of look. Especially, the retinoids can do all the magic, because of the vitamin A content in it. 2. Any physical exercise does There is no physical exercise that affects the health. Causing wrinkles and sagging up and down motion are completely the myths. Running, skipping, spinning or lifting weights, is always friendly to the physical beauty.  3. Applying more powder, do not work out always If there are wrinkles, brown spots and bags, it means you apply more powder, than the normal. That might not cover the age. Experts say that, don't cake it on, but rather build it by layering. Start off with a blurring primer to disguise the signs of discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Also read: Tips to fight body odourTop it off with a liquid foundation (it doesn't settle into lines like heavier cream formulations, which is generally best for mature skin), dust your T-zone with translucent powder, and finish with a cream blush for a youthful and healthy glow. 4. Face products work on the hands too Face and hands are the two body parts, that are mostly exposed to the sun. But as  you are more concerned about the anti ageing products and moisturizers on the face, your complexion looks young, while your hands have wrinkles and brown spots. In those cases, the products that are used on the face, can be used on the hands too. 5. Have positive beliefs about beauty Along with above mentioned four anti-ageing techniques, the other important techniques is to have the self confidence. The studies prove that, the people who had positive beliefs about ageing, lived 7.5 years more, than the people, who do not possess them and curse their beauty.Along with the above, if you feel that, there are more techniques to follow, please do share with us in the comment boxes below, so that it helps the needy. By Phani Ch

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Skipping meals increases belly fat, study revealed May 22, 2015 13:10

Zero size is one of the most desired figure for every women. But dieting is not the best and healthy way to achieve it. The researchers have found that skipping meals can ultimately result in abdominal weight gain. “This does support the notion that small meals throughout the day can be helpful for weight loss, though that may not be practical for many people," said senior author of the study Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University in the US."But you definitely do not want to skip meals to save calories because it sets your body up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose and could be setting you up for more fat gain instead of fat loss," Belury explained.During the research, the mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistance in their livers. When the liver does not respond to insulin signals telling it to stop producing glucose, that extra sugar in the blood is stored as fat.These mice initially were put on a restricted diet and lost weight compared to controls that had unlimited access to food. The restricted-diet mice regained weight as calories were added back into their diets and nearly caught up to controls by the study's end. But the fat near the abdomen area which is equivalent to human belly fat weighed more in the restricted diet mice than the other mice that were free to nibble all day long. So, experts suggest skipping meals to loose weight is not a healthy way as it actually increases belly fat. By Lizitha

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