If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that nothing feels quite as good as a full night's sleep. When you sleep well, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. It's almost like the world knows when you sleep well: your morning coffee hits just right, the sun shines just a little brighter, and you've got a little extra pep in your step.
Your friends and colleagues may notice, too, especially if good sleep is becoming a foreign concept for you. If it is, you're not alone - according to the CDC, people around the U.S. are in need of some serious zzzz's - more than 1 in 3 Americans aren't getting enough sleep. Perhaps even more shocking is that 40% of people fall asleep during the day once a month, according to the National Institutes of Health. Experts agree that most folks should get at least seven hours of sleep a night, but in reality, most Americans struggle to get five or six.
While some ultra-rich CEOs claim they only need a few hours of sleep a night, that's not true for most people. In fact, your body and brain will hate you if you're not getting enough shuteye. If you're feeling sluggish, unmotivated, snappy, achy, sick, or just down in the dumps, you may not be getting enough sleep. And it may not be your fault - that old, dilapidated innerspring mattress that you're sleeping on may be the true culprit.
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Take a moment and think about all the different things that have happened in your life over the last decade. Maybe you graduated college or got the job of your dreams. Perhaps you got married or moved to a new home in a new state. But if you're like the average person, one thing remained the same: your mattress. It might be surprising to hear, but the average lifespan of a mattress is between seven and ten years.
Letting go of your old, worn-out mattress might be hard, especially if it's served you well over time. As with most products, however, nothing lasts forever. But how do you know when it's time to ditch your old bed and choose a new MLILY mattress in , AR? Here are just a few of the most common reasons that customers tell us when it comes to buying a new bed.
Is your mattress starting to smell less like roses and more like the dirty socks in your hamper? When your mattress gets smelly, it's most often a result of mold, fungi, and mildew buildup over time. There's not too much you can do to avoid this from happening, especially if you live in a humid climate. So, the next time you change your sheets, give your mattress a sniff. If it smells funky, it's time to upgrade.
If your mattress has a noticeable sag, it's a surefire sign that you need to get a new mattress. Mattresses sag because, over time, coils begin to weaken, and memory foam loses elasticity. If you lay down on your bed for a moment, get up, and your bed sags instead of returning to its original appearance, your mattress is nearing the end of its life.
Waking up in pain is basically the an thesis of what a mattress is supposed to do. Due to wear and tear over time, even the best mattresses lose their ability to support your body. If you've been waking up with dull aches and pains in your hips, lower back, or shoulders, it's a red flag. Finding a comfortable, supportive mattress like an MLILY Fusion Lux is of utmost importance.
Constantly moving side-to-side or switching positions in the middle of the night is a great way to get your partner angry. It's also a big sign that you need to consider buying a new mattress. Like the supportiveness of our mattresses, general comfortability also lessens with usage and time. Here's the truth: You shouldn't need to toss and turn to get comfortable in your bed. If you are, your mattress has probably declined in quality and needs replacing. You shouldn't ever have to put your sleep health on the line for an uncomfortable mattress.
It might sound obvious, but the #1 reason why people choose to buy a new mattress is to get better sleep. Sleep, in and of itself, is a bit of a mystery - somehow, our bodies just know when it's time to clock out for the day and go to sleep. But if you've been sleeping on a poor quality or dilapidated mattress for long enough, you might have become used to the feeling of lackluster sleep. If that sounds like you, we're here to tell you that you're missing out.
Getting a great night's rest is one of life's little pleasures, but according to experts, it's also much more than that. If you swear by limiting your sleep to be more "productive," you may be doing yourself a disservice.
When you don't get enough sleep on a regular basis, it can lead to serious heart issues like high blood pressure and even heart attacks. Why? Because poor sleep causes your body to release cortisol. This stress hormone causes your heart to work harder. That's great in some situations, but long stretches of poor sleep are quite bad for your heart. Like other parts of your body, your heart needs to rest in order to function correctly.
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Do you roll out of bed and feel like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh? You're probably not getting great sleep. When you sleep well, you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day. Your energy levels are high, making life's little annoyances more manageable. And when you're not annoyed, you're typically not angry. When you're not angry, you're only a half-step away from being happy. So, put on our PJs and get to bed early on an MLILY mattress in , AR. Your friends and family will thank you!
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FAYETTEVILLE — When Arkansas coach Eric Musselman met with the media on Sunday night immediately after the Razorbacks’ first-round opponent for the NCAA Tournament was announced, he already had been studying up on Illinois for several hours.“I got the depth chart, I got the highlighted box score, conference box score,” Musselman said of the papers he held in his hands. “So yeah, some of us have been meeting for a long time this morning.”The meeting time wasn’t wasted.Arkansas (20...
FAYETTEVILLE — When Arkansas coach Eric Musselman met with the media on Sunday night immediately after the Razorbacks’ first-round opponent for the NCAA Tournament was announced, he already had been studying up on Illinois for several hours.
“I got the depth chart, I got the highlighted box score, conference box score,” Musselman said of the papers he held in his hands. “So yeah, some of us have been meeting for a long time this morning.”
The meeting time wasn’t wasted.
Arkansas (20-13) is the No. 8 seed in the West Region and will play No. 9 seed Illinois (20-12) at 3:30 p.m. Central on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The game will be televised on TBS.
Musselman said he and his staff met Sunday morning with the belief Illinois was one of two possible first-round opponents for Arkansas.
“It’s not worth saying,” Musselman said with a smile.
Musselman said that considering Arkansas lost freshman guard Nick Smith for 19 games because of a right knee issue and he’s now in the starting lineup, a No. 7 seed was the best-case scenario for the Razorbacks. A No. 9 seed, he added, was viewed as the worst-case scenario.
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“I think the 8 seed is very fair,” Musselman said. “That’s what we played our way into, so now you’ve got to go try to win an 8-9 game.”
The Arkansas-Illinois winner likely will play No. 1 West seed Kansas (27-7) in a second-round game on Saturday. The Jayhawks, who play No. 16 seed Howard on Thursday, are 15-0 in previous games as a No. 1 seed.
“Everybody that you would potentially play in the NCAA Tournament is a really good team,” Musselman said. “That’s why they’re in this tournament.”
Jay Wright, who led Villanova to national championships in 2016 and 2018 and a fourth Final Four appearance last season before retiring, now works for CBS as an analyst.
“I like Arkansas here against Illinois,” Wright said on the selection show when the matchup was announced. “If Arkansas can get past Illinois — which is going to be a great game — they match up with Kansas really well.
“Their length and speed, Nick Smith playing now like he is, they could give Kansas a problem right there in a second-round game.”
Illinois went 11-9 in the Big Ten to tie for fifth, then lost to Penn State 79-76 in the Illini’s Big Ten Conference opener.
The Illini are in the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year under Coach Brad Underwood.
“Certainly Illinois is really well-coached,” Musselman said.
Musselman said he doesn’t know Underwood personally, but has watched his teams over the years and that they play with toughness.
“The Big Ten is a very, very physical league,” Musselman said. “A lot of close games, obviously, in the Big Ten, so they’ve been tested throughout the course of the season.”
The Razorbacks held an NCAA Tournament selection show watch party at Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Fayetteville.
When Arkansas’ name came up on the large screen TV the players, coaches and staff were watching, they erupted in cheers.
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“It was exciting just being in there with my teammates, seeing what we’ve been working for from the summer until now,” Razorbacks freshman guard Anthony Black said. “Growing up, I think everybody really watches the tournament, whether you play or not.
“Just to get our name called and to be a part of it is special. It’s a good opportunity for us to win some games.”
Arkansas is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the 36th time and for a third consecutive season for the first time since 2006-2008.
The Razorbacks are 48-34 in NCAA Tournament games and won the championship in 1994.
This is the sixth consecutive season in which the NCAA Tournament has been held — it was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic — that a Musselman-coached team has made the field.
Nevada was an NCAA Tournament from 2017-19 in Musselman’s last three seasons coaching the Wolf Pack before he was hired at Arkansas.
“Unless you’ve coached or played in the NCAA, I don’t think you really know how hard it is to make this tournament,” Musselman said. “You can look when the brackets are finished at all the great programs and all the teams with a lot of talent that aren’t in this tournament.
“It should never get old for any coach. It should never get old for any family member of a coaching family. It certainly shouldn’t get old for any player.”
Junior guard Davonte “Devo” Davis has been on all three of Musselman’s NCAA Tournament teams with Arkansas.
“It’s fun, for sure,” Davis said of playing in the NCAA Tournament again. “Just knowing it’s my third time, and seeing [Arkansas’ name] pop up for the third time is exciting and I know the guys are excited because a lot of them have not been in this position. I’m excited for them as well.”
Musselman said he and his staff would continue scouting Illinois on Sunday night after getting an early start that morning.
“Break down with our coaching staff on their style and what they do offensively, defensively,” Musselman said. “What they do with special teams, on sideline out of bounds, baseline out of bounds.
“Then we’ll try to start formulating the game plan.”
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FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team was chosen as one of 32 automatic qualifying teams for the 2023 Postseason WNIT, as announced Sunday. Arkansas’ WNIT selection will mark the 26th postseason appearance for the Razorbacks, eighth in the WNIT. The Razorbacks have a 21-12 record this season heading into the tournament.This year’s selection marks Arkansas’ fifth straight postseason appearance (counting the Covid year in 2020, in which the Razorbacks had a 24-8 record). Only ...
FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team was chosen as one of 32 automatic qualifying teams for the 2023 Postseason WNIT, as announced Sunday. Arkansas’ WNIT selection will mark the 26th postseason appearance for the Razorbacks, eighth in the WNIT. The Razorbacks have a 21-12 record this season heading into the tournament.
This year’s selection marks Arkansas’ fifth straight postseason appearance (counting the Covid year in 2020, in which the Razorbacks had a 24-8 record). Only three SEC schools have qualified for the past five postseason tournaments with South Carolina and Tennessee being the other two.
In the WNIT opening round, Arkansas is 6-0. The Razorbacks are also 3-3 in the second round and have won the whole tournament once before, coming in 1999 with a 67-64 win over Wisconsin in front of a record-breaking crowd of 14,163 fans. Overall, Arkansas is 16-5 in the WNIT.
The WNIT field consists of 64 teams, 32 of which have earned an automatic berth for being a conference’s top finisher, as did Arkansas, as well as 32 at-large selections.
The full Postseason WNIT bracket will be released Monday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
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Round 1 – March 15-17 Round 2 – March 18-21 Round 3 – March 22-24 Quarterfinals – March 25-27 Semifinals – March 28-29 Championship – Saturday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. CT (broadcast on CBS Sports Network)
AQ’s (32 – * denotes regular season champion/co-champion)
Arkansas (21-12) – Southeastern *Boston (24-8) — Patriot Bowling Green (27-6) – Mid-American *Columbia (23-5) – Ivy *Fairleigh Dickinson (24-7) — Northeast *Green Bay (27-5) – Horizon High Point (17-14) – Big South *Illinois State (24-8) – Missouri Valley *Jackson State (21-9) – Southwestern Athletic Kansas (19-11) – Big 12 Liberty (24-8) — Atlantic Sun *Little Rock (21-10) – Ohio Valley Memphis (20-10) – American Athletic Morgan State (17-11) — Mid-Eastern Athletic Nebraska (16-14) – Big Ten Niagara (18-12) – Metro Atlantic Athletic North Dakota State (18-11) – Summit *Northern Arizona (21-13) – Big Sky San Diego (17-13) – West Coast Seton Hall (18-14) – Big East *Stephen F. Austin (26-6) — Western Athletic Syracuse (18-12) – Atlantic Coast *Texas A&M Corpus Christi (19-11) – Southland Texas State (23-9) – Sun Belt *Towson (21-11) — Colonial Athletic *UAlbany (22-11) – America East *UC-Irvine (24-6) – Big West *UMass (26-6) – Atlantic 10 Washington (15-14) – Pac 12 Western Kentucky (19-13) — Conference USA *Wofford (22-9) – Southern Wyoming (22-10) – Mountain West
At Large (32)
Auburn (15-14) – Southeastern Ball State (25-8) – Mid-American *Belmont (23-11) – Missouri Valley BYU (16-16) – West Coast Clemson (17-15) – Atlantic Coast Colorado State (20-11) – Mountain West Drexel (21-9) – Colonial Athletic Florida (16-14) – Southeastern Fordham (18-12) – Atlantic 10 Harvard (17-11) – Ivy Kansas State (17-16) – Big 12 Kent State (21-10) – Mid-American Long Beach State (23-9) – Big West Louisiana Tech (19-12) – Conference USA Missouri (17-13) – Southeastern Missouri State (20-11) – Missouri Valley New Mexico (20-12) – Mountain West Northern Iowa (22-9) – Missouri Valley Oregon (17-14) – Pac 12 Penn (17-11) – Ivy *Rhode Island (24-6) – Atlantic 10 Rice (22-8) – Conference USA Richmond (20-10) – Atlantic 10 Saint Joseph’s (20-10) – Atlantic 10 San Diego State (23-10) – Mountain West San Francisco (19-12) – West Coast SMU (16-12) – American Texas Tech (18-14) – Big 12 Tulane (18-13) – American UTEP (20-11) – Conference USA Wake Forest (16-16) – Atlantic Coast Wichita State (18-14) – American Athletic
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Rendering of The Aronson (CL Partners)First we broke the news that an Alamo Drafthouse was in the works for Fayetteville. Now we know even more.The Austin-based theater chain on Thursday provided several details about its plans for the new cinema and drive-in theater on the former 112 Drive-In propert...
Rendering of The Aronson (CL Partners)
First we broke the news that an Alamo Drafthouse was in the works for Fayetteville. Now we know even more.
The Austin-based theater chain on Thursday provided several details about its plans for the new cinema and drive-in theater on the former 112 Drive-In property.
The new 38,000-square-foot facility will be part of a new 19.5-acre mixed-use development called The Aronson, which will feature a mix of commercial and residential units anchored by what will be the first Alamo Drafthouse in Arkansas and the company’s first permanent drive-in.
“Our mission at Alamo Drafthouse is to preserve, celebrate, and innovate the cinema experience,” said Shelli Taylor, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse. “Drive-in theaters deeply influenced the Alamo Drafthouse preshow, programming, and design from the very beginning, but we have never managed to incorporate a permanent drive-in into any of our theaters. We are beyond excited to launch the first Alamo drive-in screen in Fayetteville!”
The new theater is set to open in 2024, and will include both Hollywood blockbusters and first run releases next to independent and art house titles, according to a website update.
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Similar to other Drafthouse locations, menus will be available at each seat where patrons will use paper and pen to order food and drinks after pressing a call button to contact a server. Menus will include appetizers, entrees, desserts, plus full bar options including cocktails, spirits, milkshakes and draft beers. A kids menu with a la carte options is also available.
The Fayetteville location will include a standalone cocktail bar and outdoor beer garden with a view of the drive-in screen.
The indoor cinema will include a total of 800 seats across eight 4k digital theaters, all equipped with 7.1 Dolby surround sound. One of the theaters will include Dolby Atmos spatial sound technology.
All seating is assigned and can be reserved both in person or online.
To celebrate the news, Alamo Drafthouse will host a screening of “Cocaine Bear” on the 112 Drive-In screen on Thursday, Feb. 23 (no time was given).
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The 112 Drive-In property was purchased for $5.5 million in August by Little Rock developer Dave Anderson’s CL Partners, according to Washington County property records.
“This is more than the best movie theater in Arkansas – we’re planning the best cinema destination in America,” said Anderson. “Fayetteville will be home to the absolute pinnacle of experiential moviegoing, pairing what is already known as ‘the best theater in the world’ with the area’s beloved drive-in roots.”
In addition to the Alamo Drafthouse, plans for the site include apartments, duplex and triplex buildings, a clubhouse, and restaurant/retail space that would be developed in four phases with the theater plans included in phase one.
Alamo Drafthouse first opened in Austin in 1997. Since then, the theater chain has grown to include locations in more than 25 cities. The Fayetteville project will be the 39th Alamo facility to open.
The 112 Drive-In held its final showings in late August after 42 years in operation on the property. With its closing, there are now only two remaining permanent drive-in movie theaters in Arkansas – the Kenda Drive-In in Marshall and the Stone Drive-In in Mountain View.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – DOWN GO THE HOGS! Jordan Johnson and the Central Arkansas softball team pulled off the biggest upset in program history Monday evening, downing No. 6 Arkansas in Fayetteville 2-1.The Bears (14-5), who have relied on its pitching all season long, leaned on the senior Johnson for seven edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle innings. And deliver she did, striking out ...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – DOWN GO THE HOGS! Jordan Johnson and the Central Arkansas softball team pulled off the biggest upset in program history Monday evening, downing No. 6 Arkansas in Fayetteville 2-1.
The Bears (14-5), who have relied on its pitching all season long, leaned on the senior Johnson for seven edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle innings. And deliver she did, striking out seven and going toe-to-toe with All-American Chenise Delce, who was handed her second loss of the season.
But the game started in favor of the Razorbacks, the Bears went three up and three down to start the first, as Delce came out dealing. In the home half of the frame, Arkansas pieced together a single and two flyouts, moving the runner and scoring on a sacrifice fly.
Central Arkansas continued to struggle to put the barrel on the ball, going without a baserunner until the fifth inning. But Johnson and the defense held strong, keeping the game simple and in front of them. All season long, the Bears have been able to stay in a lot of close games on the back of their pitching and defense, and Monday was no different, as Central Arkansas committed zero errors while holding a team that hits nearly .300 to just .250.
Finally in the fifth inning, the Razorbacks cracked, walking Morgan Nelson for the first baserunner of the day. Delce followed that up by giving up her first base hit of the day, as Jaylee Engelkes knocked a high, looping single over the first baseman's head, allowing a pinch-running Bella Barnes to get to third. Subbing in another speedy runner, Erin Michael got over to second on a passed ball, putting a pair in scoring position with one out. But a pop up in foul territory and a strikeout put an end to the threat.
The Razorbacks countered in the bottom of the fifth, establishing a baserunner with one out. A walk and a hit batter later, the bases were loaded, still with one out, putting Johnson under the microscope in a titanic moment. But the senior, ever poised, dove headfirst into the challenge, inducing two outs to the infield and keeping the Hogs from extending the lead.
Still trailing in the sixth, Central Arkansas was running out of rope, down to the final six outs, but undeterred from its mission. McKayla Betts gutted out a full-count walk, opening the frame with a baserunner and a threat to steal. Back at the top of the order, Jenna Wildeman followed it up on a fielder's choice, replacing Betts on first base and one out. Wildeman moved to second on a single by Tremere Harris, and the Bears were in business. The duo moved to second and third on what was effectively a sacrifice slap, moving all the closer to scoring a run. Then, a mistake by the Hogs; a pitch slipped by the catcher, rolling back to the backstop. Wildeman, seizing the opportunity, sprinted home, tying the game on the miscue.
Now ahead in the count after the passed ball, Mary Kate Brown waited for her pitch, and sent a double to right field, putting Harris home for the go-ahead run deep in the ballgame. It marked Brown's fifth RBI of the year, her 104th career run driven in. The Hogs couldn't take control back in the home half of the sixth, going down in order to send the game to the seventh.
Central Arkansas would put runners on in the final inning, but couldn't move them home, pushing all the chips on Johnson and the defense, trusting they could hold on for one more inning.
Arkansas opened its half of the seventh with a pinch-hit single. A couple of batters later, now with one out, a fly ball to right field moved the runner to second. Walking the next batter, Arkansas' hopes rested on its first baseman Cylie Halvorsen, in the four-spot, already 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Battling to a 2-2 count, Johnson put a pitch right in the zone, and Halvorson swung right over the top of it, ending the game and sending the Bears into absolute pandemonium.
Monday's win marked the highest-ranked win in program history after setting the mark last season against then No. 14 LSU. It was also the first win against the Razorbacks in team history, having lost the first four by a combined five runs.
The Bears go back on the road this weekend, playing in a tournament hosted by the Kansas Jayhawks. There, Central Arkansas will face another top-10 team in Stanford, playing the Cardinal and Jayhawks two times each.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 8 Arkansas (13-2) used a nine-run third inning to bury Louisiana Tech (8-7) early and never looked back, completing the weekend series sweep with a 15-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium.The Razorbacks, winners of eight straight games, have won 26 consecutive non-conference home weekend series dating back to the 2014 season. Arkansas’ three-game series sweep was its second in as many weekends.Louisiana Tech took advantage of an error and jumped out to a three-ru...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 8 Arkansas (13-2) used a nine-run third inning to bury Louisiana Tech (8-7) early and never looked back, completing the weekend series sweep with a 15-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium.
The Razorbacks, winners of eight straight games, have won 26 consecutive non-conference home weekend series dating back to the 2014 season. Arkansas’ three-game series sweep was its second in as many weekends.
Louisiana Tech took advantage of an error and jumped out to a three-run lead in the top half of the second, but the Bulldogs’ hot start would quickly cool off. Arkansas scored a run on an error in the bottom of the second before breaking through for nine runs in the third to open a commanding 10-3 lead.
Jared Wegner and Kendall Diggs each hit two-run homers during the offensive onslaught in the third. Wegner’s homer was his team-leading seventh of the year, while Diggs’ blast was his second in as many games and sixth of the season.
Five consecutive walks resulted in three runs before Brady Slavens drove home two more with a single to center. The nine-run third inning gave Razorback starter Hunter Hollan all the support he needed to finish his outing strong.
Hollan twirled five innings of two-hit ball, allowing three runs (one earned) while striking out a season-high seven. The left-hander improved to 3-0 in the win, lowering his season ERA to 2.18 over 20 2/3 innings on the year.
Offensively, four Razorbacks finished with multiple hits and five carded multiple RBI in the win. Wegner, who went 1-for-2 with three RBI, drew five walks to match a single-game school record held by Jake Dugger (vs. Alabama, 2006) and Jim Kremers (vs. Northwest Missouri State, 1985).
Tavian Josenberger extended his team-leading hit streak to eight games, racking up a pair of base knocks, including a double, and an RBI with two runs scored and three walks. Peyton Stovall’s seven-game hit streak came to an end in Sunday’s win, but the Razorback captain still managed to drive in three runs.
Jace Bohrofen, meanwhile, continued to rake, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk. He raised his season slash line to a team-leading .447/.578/.872 in Sunday’s win and now has 15 runs batted in through the Hogs’ first 15 games.
In relief of Hollan, right-handers Cody Adcock (2.0 IP), Gage Wood (1.0) and Christian Foutch (1.0) closed out the final four frames. Wood, a native of Batesville, Ark., struck out three of the four batters he faced, while Foutch, who was making his collegiate debut, logged a strikeout in his scoreless inning of work.
Arkansas’ final tune-up before SEC play comes against UNLV. The Hogs will host the Rebels in a two-game midweek series, which gets underway at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Baum-Walker Stadium.
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