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Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don't worry there are ways to change how our brains work.
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Interesting article on how the brain is affected by various activity and inactivity. The findings encourage me to meditate daily, something I am pretty new at.

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Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day

Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Maybe you have a newborn at home or maybe it's that insane week before an impossible deadline. Whatever the ultimate cause of your sleep deprivation, occasionally we all have times in our lives when we can't heed the sensible advice of experts to get enough sleep.

 

When these crunch times hit, you might feel like curling up into a little ball under your desk and sleeping away the day, but unfortunately you need to find a way to soldier on. Science can help. New York Magazine's consistently fascinating Science of Us column recently reached out to sleep researchers to round up advice on what to do when you've had a really, really lousy night's sleep.

 

All of these scientists stressed that consistently sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night is a truly terrible idea, but they did have tips to offer for these emergency situations, which writer Melissa Dahl organized into a helpful timeline for the sleep deprived. Here are a few of the tips you'll find in the complete post:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Sachin Bhatnagar
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I prefer to get enough sleep. When I don't I find that being out in the sun helps. I also find a short 15 minute nap can go a long way. I wonder how you master those days when you're sleep deprived? It's unfortunately such a common phenomenon. I read that 1 in 6 fatal driving accidents is caused by sleep deprivation in the US.

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No one manages to get eight hours all the time, so sleep researchers offer advice on powering through your most exhausted days.

cairoqween's curator insight, August 26, 9:09 PM

This one is for me personally!

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17 Tricks for Great Advertisment Photos - BrandonGaille.com

17 Tricks for Great Advertisment Photos - BrandonGaille.com | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
How the images of ads can compel a different image to viewers and promote your product.
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This shows how deceptive advertising photos can be. What is amazing is that 47% in the US think that ads are "fairly honest." Ads are motivated by big biz who spends big bucks to lure us in. Hmmmmm. The fast food ones are particularly gross and those that lure us in by removing some of the unsightly scenery that surrounds their attraction.

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Honey Remedies - What Should I Know About Them?

Honey Remedies - What Should I Know About Them? | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Get the lowdown on the use of honey as a remedy for health concerns like cough and sinusitis. Find out tips on how to use them and more.
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I have noticed that local honey does help appease the effects of seasonal allergies. 

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Ginger's Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed

Ginger's Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
The medicinal uses of ginger have been known for at least 2,000 years in different cultures, and it has anti-inflammatory properties that may rival NSAIDs.
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What a great reminder of the many great benefits of ginger. I see to go through phases of eating it, preferring it in cooler weather since it has a warming effect. 

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Under Our Skin

Under Our Skin | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Mr. Williams was a far better actor than most of us, so his veneer was more elaborate. But all the world's a stage, and we all -- players, too. Such veneers abound. Perhaps we could keep it in mind, and give one another the benefit of prevailing doub...
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You just never know what went on in that wonderful man's life that was Robin Williams. I enjoyed Dr. Mercola's insight from his experience with seemingly confident individuals unravel as they told their stories in the confidence of his office. 

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How to Elevate Recruiting Performance with Competitive Intelligence, Aug. 20 webinar

How to Elevate Recruiting Performance with Competitive Intelligence, Aug. 20 webinar | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Most competitive intelligence professionals work within the strategy, marketing, or product areas of companies. They have never thought of how their skills could benefit the company’s hunt for the best talent, neither have executives. However, the use of Competitive Intelligence in HR and recruiting can lead to significant annuals savings from reduced use of external search firms and reduced time to fill openings. The research and analysis helps the recruiters and business partners to better understand the geographic markets in which they recruit, the pool of available talent, future human capital needs, and the competitive landscape. This webinar explores how to build a recruiting-focused Competitive Intelligence team, how to repurpose existing intelligence to aid HR, specific discovery tools for talent information, and examples of KIQs and deliverables...


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La recherche de talent necessite tous les outils de la recherche d'information....un webinar à découvrir

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Nutritionists warn of dangers in Paleo dieting

Nutritionists warn of dangers in Paleo dieting | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
The Paleo diet might be heading for extinction, like the cavemen who inspired it, after the country’s leading nutrition body warned Australians that the popular eating plan is potentially dangerous.

Via Peter Mellow
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Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton says we should applaud the low content of processed foods, sugar and salt advocated in Paleo diets but asks, “why exclude plant-based foods such as wholegrains and legumes when a wealth of evidence confirms their health value?


“Two major hazards associated with the Paleo diet are the high content of red meat and the lack of wholegrains. Cancer experts rate a high intake of meat as a convincing cause of bowel cancer while wholegrains reduce the risk. These two factors also increase long-term risk of heart disease.”


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/nutritionists-warn-of-dangers-in-paleo-dieting-20140805-100iup.html#ixzz39csThfzO

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yeah, totally agree, if we have to go back to the stone age then put to scrap the telephone, the computer, the car and bring back our women the cave, pulling their mane and by their hair.
I regularly see my grandchildren, the very latest 2 years ago, knows how to use my iPhone asks me the code to go with her little index click on the photo box to see his cousins and go to the games of their sister, yes 2 years .And your children are or will .This like to say that when we talk about Paleo diet, we disregard adaptation, the evolution of the human being.
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5 Spices to Help You Cut Down on Processed Sauces and Dressings

5 Spices to Help You Cut Down on Processed Sauces and Dressings | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Most herbs and spices have numerous health benefits, from protecting you against cancer to improving your digestive system, and they enhance the flavors of many foods.

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These are everyday herbs and spices we all use. I use a lot of curry which contains cardamon and turmeric. It's good mixed in even with raw kale and a balsamic oil mixture. Like the suggestion to use onion powder, nutritional yeast and smashed avocado in kale salad. 

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Essential Herbs and Spices

  1. Onion Powder
  2. Basil
  3. Oregano
  4. Cardamom
  5. Red Pepper Flakes


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Best Known Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Officially Classifies Fluoride As A Neurotoxin

Best Known Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Officially Classifies Fluoride As A Neurotoxin | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Fluoride awareness is really taking off, it’s just another example of what we can do as one collective human race when we come together and create awareness on topics we all feel need more critical examination. Many don’t consider information to be significant unless published in a peer-review journal.


A ground breaking publication in The Lancet, one of the top main-stream medical journals has now added six additional substances into its classification of neurotoxicants, and one of them is fluoride.




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I stopped buying toothpaste with fluoride a couple of years ago when I read about the harmful effects of fluoride. I had no idea it was this widespread. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 26, 1:49 PM

We stopped using mercury to cure syphilis, and we will one day stop using fluoride to cure the effects of bad dental hygiene and eating habits.

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4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It

4 Ways We Calm Ourselves Down Without Really Knowing It | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Being stressed out is about as enjoyable as working overtime on a Friday or being stuck in traffic. (For some of us, that is what stresses us out in the first place.)

While we know that a little stress can be useful, the fact still remains that no...

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I also like the 6 tips at the bottom of the article to promote a better meditation experience. 

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4 Ways to Calm Yourself 

  1. Paying attention to your breath
  2. Connecting with someone you love
  3. Moving your body
  4. Finding your center


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You Are What You Eat, And The Average Of The Friends You Keep

You Are What You Eat, And The Average Of The Friends You Keep | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
You are what you eat. Whatever you put into your body has an effect on you. If you don’t think so, have a look in the mirror. Your skin shows whether or not you’ve been eating healthy or not. Eatin...
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I've heard for years about "you are what you eat." This is the first where I have heard about the friends you keep averaging in. Find those with good energy who support you. 

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Warning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and How to Correct It

Warning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and How to Correct It | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

 gettiWarning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and How to Correct It - This vitamin is dubbed the energy vitamin and its shortage can result in an array of health problems, including some potentially very serious conditions.


Via Sandi Cornez, Demarcio Washington, askdrmaxwell
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Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common for vegetarians and vegans. However, above the age of 50, we are all more at risk since we don't absorb as much nutrition from what we eat. Meat, dairy, fish and eggs, tempeh, spirulena, seaweeds and blue algae are all great sources of B12. 

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 30, 10:20 AM

B-12, one of the B complex vitamins is an essential anti-fatigue vitamin because its function is essential to energy production. from cell formation, to helping produce adrenal hormones.  B-12 works with folic acid to control the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells and keeps your nervous system healthy by helping your body use iron.

 

Vegetarians and vegans who don't eat animal products are at risk of being B-12 deficient as are some people who do eat animal products and don't get enough of the B-12 as they may not be able to absorb it. For people in these categories and for people over 50 it's recommended to take a B-12 supplement and/or take a B complex every day which will cover your B requirements.

 

Foods that contain B-12 - animal products, seafood, and spirulina (blue-green algae which is a high protein superfood), and nutritional yeast (high in B complex)

 

Read this comprehensive article to learn everything about B-12 from  symptoms to how to treat it.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Are you getting enough vitamin B12 in your diet? 

Natalie Palmer's curator insight, July 2, 3:52 PM

Learn more about about B-12 deficiency, the symptoms and how to treat it in the article above. Some vegetarians and vegans may become B-12 deficient. Taking B-12 supplements or spirulina (blue-green algae which is a high protein superfood) or nutritional yeast (high in B complex) can help. What are...more http://lnkd.in/dRJ5v7r site is being curated by Natalie Palmer for The Pink Paper. For more health, hope and happiness tips check out:http://lnkd.in/dkhQEAi Paper

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Centenarians Explain Their Secret to Happiness and Longevity

Centenarians Explain Their Secret to Happiness and Longevity | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Centenarians are happy and optimistic individuals enjoying life at or beyond the age of 100 years while having low rates of health problems. (Always think positive – studies show that happiness and contentment increase health and longevity.

Via Mark Kaylor
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Interesting that only 30% of longevity is attributed to genes. Sounds like there are so many factors but that optimism is at the top of the list. 

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Colorado HealthOP Listening Lunch Aug 26, Golden CO

Colorado HealthOP Listening Lunch Aug 26, Golden CO | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Lunch is on us, Jefferson County!

You're where Colorado HealthOP wants to be, and your voice is what we want to hear! You're invited to join us on August 26 to give your feedback so your health insurance company can better understand and meet the needs of members in the Jefferson County region and across the state.

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I will give a short, interactive talk on "How to Manage Stress." I hope some Coloradans will join us. I am teaming up with Colorado HealthOp, my health insurance company in Colorado, started in conjunction with the Affordable Healthcare Act. 

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15 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes On Life

15 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes On Life | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Robin Williams has been making me laugh since I was a kid; I plan to remember him not just for the silliness, but for the way his words helped so many of us appreciate life. Here are a few of my
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My favorite of the bunch is right under Robin Williams' photo above, "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." Robin sure changed mine. 

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The New Habit Challenge: Drink Your Coffee When Science Tells You To

The New Habit Challenge: Drink Your Coffee When Science Tells You To | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Science says we are drinking coffee at the wrong time. In honor of Coffee Week we're challenging ourselves and you to change our habits.
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I don't think I agree with science. I need that cup of coffee first thing and start looking forward to it the night before as I am cleaning out the coffee maker. I do agree on the late afternoon slowdown time @5:30 p.m. although if I drank coffee then I would have trouble sleeping. Science doesn't account for pleasure!

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10 tips to get your daily dose of fruits & vegetables | ReplenishPDX

10 tips to get your daily dose of fruits & vegetables | ReplenishPDX | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
There's no alternative to medication, but you can solve the underlying problem using natural methods. Food is medicine. Functional nutrition is the method.
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Lately I have been into smoothie love #4 since it's summer. I put veggies in soups once winter hits, which is a long season in Conifer!

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Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk' | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

Via Mark Kaylor
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I have often wondered about this since many over the age of 65 spend a considerable amount of time being less active, indoors. 

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What You Should Know About Cod Liver Oil

What You Should Know About Cod Liver Oil | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
What is cod liver oil? What are the benefits of using it? Get the scoop on this supplement, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.
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I wish I liked the taste of cod liver oil better. Even the mint flavored one backs up on me. Interestingly Mom told me she fed me a teaspoon a day of this when I was very young. 

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How to Reduce Stress: 10 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress on the Spot

How to Reduce Stress: 10 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress on the Spot | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, WebMD's experts say relaxation techniques can bring you back into balance -- some in 5 minutes or less. Here's what to try.
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I like the tips around talking to someone over the phone or in person to de-stress, also to decompress by wrapping neck and shoulders for 10 minutes and then rubbing away tension spots on your back by using a tennis ball between your back and the wall. 

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Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side

Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.
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I love this new trend of "farm to counter" healthy fast food. The article tells about the origins and leaders for these new fast growing chains with backgrounds from McDonald's or the gourmet Chez Panisse. We have enjoyed eating at LYFE Kitchen in Evanston, IL and SweetGreen in Arlington, VA. Service is quick and the food delicious. Like the non-paper, non plastic service at LYFE. Hard to beat the salads at SweetGreen.

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Scientists reviewed 343 studies to see if Organic Food is better for you. Here’s what they found out

Scientists reviewed 343 studies to see if Organic Food is better for you. Here’s what they found out | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

This settles the debate over organic foods once and for all!
Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Researchers from Newcastle University in England have reviewed and conducted meta-analysis on 343 peer-reviewed scientific studies in an effort to find out if organic foods contained greater nutritional value than conventional foods.


The results will probably shock some, but will confirm what many people already knew; organic foods are indeed much healthier for human consumption than ‘conventional’ foods. Image credit: AP


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The most important difference found was that organic foods contain a much higher amount of antioxidants than conventional crops. Antioxidants prevent oxidation in the body which combats certain diseases and cancers. 

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Bryony Crane's curator insight, July 30, 6:39 AM

Go organic when you can! 

Ellen Diane's curator insight, July 30, 8:21 AM

makes sense- thanks

Hugo Monteiro's curator insight, July 31, 10:47 AM

I still don't know when and why did *food* started to be called "organic food" and "processed food" started to be called "food". I still wonder...

 

Regarding if it's healthier or not, I think the problem is with people's IQ...let's pose this question: does Nature makes more healthier food than man!? I mean....For how many millions years in advance!?

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6 Watermelon Facts That Might Surprise You

6 Watermelon Facts That Might Surprise You | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Did you know that watermelon has more lycopene than raw tomatoes? Read more watermelon facts here.

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Wow I love watermelon and had no idea that it had so many beneficial qualities. The only negative I see is its high sugar content, but eaten in moderation, it's a winner. The article also suggests making a juice out of the rind and lime. Haven't tried that yet. 

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When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
— Mark Twain


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Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation?

Does Kale Juice Live Up to Its Reputation? | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
There is a plethora of different wonder vegetables and fruits laying claim to miraculous health and wellbeing benefits, on the marketplace. One of the more recent entries into this arena is kale, a curly leafed European vegetable, not unlike the humble cabbage. Health Benefits Of Kale Juice Despite the heightened publicity around this unassuming plant;…

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It's interesting how popular kale has become in the last few years. It's always been healthy, but hard to find unless you grew it in your garden.

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FROM THE ARTICLE:  As with any food type, or health issue, the key is with diversity and moderation. As part of a balanced, healthy and well-paced eating regime, kale can offer a multitude of benefits, but it can’t singularly shoulder the weight of well rounded, full meals.


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How to solve workplace stressColorado Business Magazine | Weisner Media | Denver News |ColoradoBIZ Magazine

How to solve workplace stressColorado Business Magazine | Weisner Media | Denver News |ColoradoBIZ Magazine | Holistic Nutrition Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Colorado Business Magazine is Denver, Colorado's source for finance, hospitality, businesses, sales, marketing, leadership, management, career and economic news
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“I am okay just as I am, and I am capable of handling any situation before me.” I think this helps ward off stress, which Lauren Miller mentions in the article. 

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