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KELLYANNE CONWAY: Feminism in the ‘classic sense' seems 'anti-male' and ‘very pro-abortion'

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 President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway, speaking at CPAC, discussed the difficulties of calling herself a feminist "in the classic sense." 

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Conway: Well, I believe this generation, particularly the younger people don't really like labels. And we don't — we're not necessarily joiners or liking to label ourselves. And I — that — that's great in its own right.

So I don't know about calling yourself a feminist. I also, for me, its difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male and it certainly is very pro-abortion in this context. And I'm neither anti-male or pro-abortion, so. There's an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices. Mercedes, I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances.

And I would just say, I mean one thing that's been a little bit disappointing and revealing, is that I hope will get better is, turns out that a lot of women just have a problem with women in power. You know, this whole sisterhood, this whole let's go march for women's rights and, you know, just constantly talking about what women look like or what they wear, or making fun of their choices or presuming that they're not as powerful as the men around.

This presumptive negativity about women in power I think is very unfortunate, because let's just try to access that and have a conversation about it, rather than a confrontation about it.

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The 25 best cocktail bars in America, according to Foursquare

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Blueprint cocktail barIf your ideal night out involves a craft cocktail in a beautiful bar, look no further.

Passionate mixologists around the country are creating some of the most innovative cocktails imaginable, and this list brings together the top 25 according to customer reviews. 

The winners were selected based on data taken from Foursquare City Guide, which takes into account its users' likes, saves, tip sentiment, and its "proprietary hotness score."

If you're looking for a fun night of cocktails, these are good places to start.

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25. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

1579 South 9th St, Milwaukee, WI

Bryant's doesn't use menus, though it does offer suggestions. It wants drinkers to go bespoke and order by "flavor or color, strength or texture, base or size." Try a "Brain Buster" with rum and sweet citrus, and if you can finish it, they'll give you a Bryant's bumper sticker.  



24. The Up & Up (New York, New York)

116 Macdougal Street, New York, NY

The Up & Up is an upscale cocktail bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Owner Matt Piacentini has brought this historic space, once home to the Gaslight Cafe — the birthplace of the Beat Generation and many other musical acts — back to life. Old Fashioneds are served in flask-like bottles.

 



23. Blueprint (Brooklyn, New York)

196 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Small and charming, this bar is Park Slope's best place to get a classic cocktail. If you're feeling more adventurous, they also serve up an eclectic mix of house cocktails with more of a kick. "The Kickstarter," for example, mixes rum and coffee bitters but has a lemony twist. 



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This is what it looks like as a woman's organs shift inside her during pregnancy

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During the approximately 40 weeks of pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes some significant changes.

As the fetus grows, it occupies more and more space inside the mother. This is the cause of the obvious pregnancy bump, but just expanding outward isn't enough — her internal organs are also put under a significant amount of pressure, which can cause some discomfort.

That movement can also be pretty dramatic to look at. In the GIF below, which we spotted when it was recently tweeted out by the UK publication Scienmag, you can see those nine months of change sped up to just a few seconds.

The GIF is from an ongoing exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science + Industry which shows the "impact of a pregnancy on a mother's body as she adjusts physically and mentally to the changes inside her."

If you go to the museum's website, you can actually play with an interactive slider that shows what's happening throughout pregnancy. During weeks 29 through 32, for example, they note that organs are being squeezed.

In the YouTube video below, you can see a slower version of the interactive, beginning near the start of pregnancy and going through birth.

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This is the only correct way for men to dress for a black tie event like the Oscars

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Many men panic when they recieve an invitation to a black tie event. Questions run through their mind: "What does black tie mean?" "Does my tuxedo still fit?" "Do I even remember how to wear it?"

The reality is far less mysterious. Black tie is the simplest dress code for men because the rules are clearly enumerated.

Black tie is often considered the pinnacle of modern formality (aside from white tie, which has been completely forgotten about, and is almost never worn aside from royal weddings).

Here's what you need to wear for a black tie event:

- A completely black tuxedo with a white formal shirt featuring a wing collar, finished with a black satin bow tie. Sometimes a black satin cummerbund is added, but that is becoming less and less common.

- Black socks and black patent leather shoes are non-negotiable for footwear here.

Recently, some men have edited their black tie ensembles. They have instead worn ivory jackets, navy tuxedos, or suede shoes. This deviation makes tuxedos a degree or two less formal, and it will be frowned upon at more conservatively dressed events.

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Gillette is cutting the price of its razors by up to 20%

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Gillette is feeling the razor burn.

In the face of increasingly stiff competition, Procter & Gamble will reduce the price of some of its Gillette shave products.

The average reduction will hover in the double-digit range, but some products will be reduced a full 20%. Other products' prices will remain completely unchanged.

P&G CFO Jon Moeller relayed the news in a conference presentation to financial analysts on February 23 in Florida, Fortune reported. According to Moeller, there's a gap in prices between P&G's higher-end razors and lower-end razors that will be filled by this reduction in price. The new prices take effect March 20.

"We'll soon be making pricing interventions to better position our brands at all levels of the pricing ladder," Moeller said in his presentation. "We are making smart adjustments across the line-up to restore a historical model and proven strategy."

Gillette once claimed a 71% market share in North America, but it now only maintains 59% as of last year, according to Fortune. Startups like Harry's and Dollar Shave Club — which was acquired last year by Unilever for $1 billion— have steadily chipped away at that dominance with similar razor cartridges at a lower price.

The startups leapfrogged Gillette in the online razor market, with Gillette maintaining a relatively small proportion of online sales as of 2015. Gillette had previously responded with initiatives like the Gillette Shave Club in 2014, which offered periodic razors in a concept similar to its new competitors.

It's not yet clear which products will undergo price cuts, and if the cuts extend to Gillette's Venus women's razor line.

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Terry Crews reveals how he stays in insane shape

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Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and the host of Netflix's upcoming show, "Ultimate Beastmaster," discusses the workout routine he follows every day to stay in shape. 

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The first thing I do every morning is get up, put my gym clothes on, and work out.

I’ve been working out so long that I have a pretty, you know, established regiment. The first thing I do every morning is get up, put my gym clothes on, and work out. No matter what day it is. No matter what’s happening. I have gym clothes right by the bed. So that it’s the first thing I see. And usually I get up around 4:30/5 a.m., usually. Sometimes earlier if I have an early flight or whatever, but it does not get missed. There’s no way I miss my workout. That is a no-no. It just doesn’t happen.

It’s such a habit that if it does — if I felt like it wasn’t gonna happen I would feel like something is wrong with the universe.

Some days it will be an hour to two hours. Usually Monday through Friday are lift days, with Wednesday being a kind of stretch and run and ab day and the whole thing. But I run on the weekends. I run every day. I’m a big big runner. I run almost 4 miles a day. Simply because my brain, the way it works, it needs that kind of energy. I have a lot of energy. I actually need to burn off some. Because if I didn’t get the run in, it just wouldn’t work.

There was a time when I didn’t. It was when I retired from the NFL. You have – there’s a depression that happens because you’re not an athlete anymore.  And I spent about a few months not working out. And I gained like 25 pounds and the whole thing. And my mood, my attitude, everything about me was down. Once I got back in the gym, it literally changed.

I never stopped working out again, and it’s been — it’s literally my lifeblood. It’s one of those things where it’s my meditation, it’s my spa time, and I enjoy it.

You really need to try a workout that you like and you will see the difference in your life.

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Deaths from opioid overdoses just jumped again

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Deaths from opioid overdoses just jumped again.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released its latest report on Friday, the most recent tragic increase follows a pattern that's been ongoing since 1999.

However, the new report details some striking changes in two areas: First, the specific drugs involved in the deaths; and second, the age groups of the people most affected.

For example, while fatal overdoses involving so-called "natural," "semi-synthetic," and "synthetic" opioids (morphine, oxycodone, methadone) all fell between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of fatal overdoses involving heroin tripled.

More specifically:

  • In 2010, 29% of fatal overdoses involved so-called "natural" and "semisynthetic" opioids (morphine, oxycodone), while only about 12% involved methadone, a "synthetic" opioid. Five years later, the percentage of fatal overdoses involving these drugs fell to 24% and 6%, respectively.
  • In contrast, fatal overdoses involving heroin skyrocketed from 8% in 2010 to 25% in 2015 — essentially tripling.

opioid drug overdose deaths BY TYPE OF DRUG

Different age groups were also hit far harder by fatal opioid overdose than others. While overdose death rates increased for all age groups, the greatest increase was in adults aged 55-64. Still, the group with the highest overall rates of fatal overdose was slightly younger — adults aged 45-54.

Specifically:

  • The percentage increase of drug overdose deaths among adults aged 55-64 rose from 4.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 21.8 in 2015.
  • In 2015, adults aged 45-54 had the highest death rate from drug overdose at 30 deaths per 100,000.

opioid drug overdose deaths BY AGE

The trouble with (prescription) painkillers

Heroin and opioid painkillers — including prescription ones — have a problematic relationship: Research suggests that since they act similarly in the brain (opioid painkillers are often referred to by some doctors as "heroin lite"), taking one (even "as directed") can increase one's susceptibility to becoming hooked on the other.

And while the overdose death rate for illicitly-obtained opioids like fentanyl — the drug involved in the death of musician Prince— is skyrocketing (it jumped 73% from 2014 to 2015, according to last year's version of this CDC report), the overdose death rate from many other legal prescription opioids is rising far more slowly (4% over the same period, that report found). That could suggest that recent efforts aimed at curbing widespread over-prescribing practices could be starting to have a positive impact.

Fentanyl is a tricky drug, though: It's available legally (with a prescription) and illegally (on the black market). It's also 50 times stronger than pure heroin.

fentanyl

As a result of these factors, tackling the overdose epidemic will likely require not only curbing doctors' overprescribing practices, but also curbing the manufacture of dangerous illicit drugs, lessening the stigma surrounding drug use and addiction, and beginning to treat addiction as what it is — a learning disorder.

"The prescription opioid and heroin epidemic continues to devastate communities and families across the country," Michael Botticelli, the former White House Director of National Drug Control Policy, said in a statement last year, "in large part because too many people still do not get effective substance use disorder treatment."

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Surprising foods that pack more Vitamin C than an orange

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The orange might be the poster child for Vitamin C, but there are plenty of other foods that pack more of this essential nutrient per gram

For normal growth and development, adults should consume between 65 to 90 milligrams of Vitamin C a day. The average orange will get you about halfway there while a red pepper will cover a full dose.

We explored the USDA's National Nutrient Database to identify which foods give you more bang for your buck. Here's how much Vitamin C you'll get from eating 100 grams — about one orange — of these foods:

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Tommy Hilfiger just listed his 'whimsical' Miami mansion for $27.5 million

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Tommy Hilfiger Miami Mansion

Fashion designer and mogul Tommy Hilfiger is looking to offload his uniquely designed Miami mansion.

He recently listed the property for $27.5 million, a property which includes yellow polka-dot and scratch and sniff wallpaper that Hilfiger installed.

“We wanted it to be really unusual,” Hilfiger told the Wall Street Journal“We did sort of a 60s-70s theme, with really a white canvas with splashes of color.”

If the property gets its asking price, it will become the most expensive property to sell in the Miami-area town of Golden Beach. Hilfiger is also selling his eclectic Manhattan penthouse, which has been on the market since 2013.

Hilfiger is selling the Florida house because he doesn't spend enough time there, he told the Journal.

Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber of the Jills team at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate have the listing.

The mansion measures 14,000 square feet.



Inside, the home has colorful touches which are meant to make the home “part art gallery and part beach house."



Hilfiger's taste for eclectic decor is apparent throughout the property.



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What 5 popular drugs including weed and booze do to your body and brain

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A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colorful kaleidoscope of dancing patterns and waves of sound; a sip of that, and the muscles in your body relax like jello.

We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often nowhere near as pleasant as the immediate results they produce.

So what exactly are these drugs doing to prompt these feelings?



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Magic Mushrooms



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The unbelievable story of why Marlon Brando rejected his 1973 Oscar for 'The Godfather'

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The man who made offers others couldn't refuse once refused the movie industry's heftiest honor.

On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando declined the best actor Academy Award for his gut-wrenching performance as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather." He did so for an unexpected reason.

In the 1960s, Brando's career had slid into decline. His previous two movies — the famously over-budget "One-Eyed Jacks" and "Mutiny on the Bounty" — tanked at the box office. Some critics said "Mutiny" marked the end of Hollywood's golden age, and worse still, rumors of Brando's unruly behavior on set turned him into one of the least desirable actors to work with in some ways.

Brando's career needed saving. "The Godfather" was his defibrillator.

In the epic portrayal of a 1940s New York Mafia family directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Brando plays the patriarch, the original don. Though the film follows his son Michael (played by Al Pacino), Vito Corleone is its spine. A ruthless, violent criminal, he loves and protects the family by any means necessary. It's the warmth of his humanity that makes him indestructible — a paradox shaped by Brando's remarkable performance.

"The Godfather" grossed nearly $135 million nationwide and is heralded as one of the greatest films of all time. Pinned against pinnacles of the silver screen— Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, and Peter O'Toole — Brando was favored to win best actor.

On the eve of the 45th Academy Awards, Brando announced that he would boycott the ceremony and send Sacheen Littlefeather, a little-known actress, in his place. She was the president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee.

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On the evening of March 5, when Liv Ullman and Roger Moore read the name of the best-actor recipient, neither presenter parted their lips in a smile. Their gaze fell on a woman in Apache dress, whose long, dark hair bobbed against her shoulders as she climbed the stairs.

Moore extended the award to Littlefeather, who waved it away with an open palm. She set down a letter on the podium, introduced herself, and said:

"I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening and he has asked me to tell you ... that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry —"

The crowd booed. Littlefeather looked down and said, "Excuse me." Others in the audience began to clap, cheering her on. She continued only briefly, to "beg" that her appearance was not an intrusion and say that they would "meet with love and generosity" in the future.

Watch the scene unfold:

Why he did it

In 1973, Native Americans had "virtually no representation in the film industry and were primarily used as extras," Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a Native American studies scholar, wrote in a blog post on About.com. "Lead roles depicting Indians in several generations of Westerns were almost always given to white actors."

But they weren't just neglected or replaced in film — they were disrespected. That realization hurt Brando's perception of the film industry.

Marlon BrandoThe next day, The New York Times printed the entirety of his statement— which Littlefeather was unable to read in full because of time restraints. Brando expressed support for the American Indian Movement and referenced the ongoing situation at Wounded Knee, where a team of 200 Oglala Lakota activists had occupied a tiny South Dakota town the previous month and was currently under siege by US military forces. He wrote:

"The motion picture community has been as responsible as any for degrading the Indian and making a mockery of his character, describing his as savage, hostile, and evil. It's hard enough for children to grow up in this world. When Indian children ... see their race depicted as they are in films, their minds become injured in ways we can never know."

A tsunami of criticism from industry peers and the media toppled Brando and Littlefeather after the Oscars.

Still, the Native American community had a rare opportunity to raise awareness of their fight in front of 85 million viewers, leveraging an entertainment platform for political justice in unprecedented fashion. Brando's controversial rejection of the award (which no winner has repeated since) remains one of the most powerful moments in Oscar history.

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WARREN BUFFETT: This is the best book I read last year...

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Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is out with its annual letter to shareholders.

Near the bottom of the letter, the billionaire investor touches on his favorite reads of 2016.

"The best book I read last year was 'Shoe Dog' by Nike’s Phil Knight," he writes. "Phil is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller."

He adds that Omaha, Nebraska-based retailer The Bookworm will have "piles" of the book, in addition to "investment classics by Jack Bogle," at the annual Berkshire shareholder meeting in May. 

Notably, Buffett is actually briefly mentioned near the end of "Shoe Dog."

The majority of the Knight's book is dedicated to the story of Nike leading up to its IPO in 1980. But the last chapter shoots forward to 2007 when he and his wife, Penny, go to see "The Bucket List" at the movies.

After the credits roll and the lights go up, Knight writes, he sees a few familiar faces in the theatre lobby:

"At first we can't place them. We're still seeing Nicholson and Freeman in our minds. But these faces are equally familiar — equally famous. Now we realize. It's Bill and Warren. Gates and Buffett.

We stroll over.

Neither man is what you'd call a close friend, but we've met them several times, at social events and conferences. And we have common causes, common interests, a few mutual acquaintances. 'Fancy meeting you here!' I say. Then I cringe. Did I really just say that? Is it possible that I'm still shy and awkward in the presence of celebrities?"

Knight continues to describe some of the pleasantries exchanged, after which his wife asks if Buffett and Gates enjoyed the movie. He continues:

"Yes, they both say, looking down at their shoes, though it was a bit depressing. What's on your bucket lists? I nearly ask, but I don't. Gates and Buffett seem to have done everything they've ever wanted in this life. They have no bucket lists, surely.

Which makes me ask myself: Have I?"

Without spoiling the ending of the book, Knight ultimately concludes that, for all of his success, there is still always something more and something new to do.

(For what it's worth, Gates also listed "Shoe Dog" as one of his favorite books of 2016.)

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These hybrid yachts are perfect for the eco-friendly traveler

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Even yacht designers are considering ways to make their products more eco-friendly.

Greenline Hybrid is a Slovenian builder of hybrid yachts dedicated to "maximizing your well-being on board" while "paying respect to the environment," according to its website. More recently, Greenline Hybrid unveiled four hybrid yachts at Miami's premier yacht show, Yachts Miami Beach.

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1. The Greenline 33 is, as the name suggests, a 33-foot-long yacht. Greenline has sold 300 versions of the yacht in 28 countries since beginning production in 2010.



At a flip of a switch, you can dictate whether the yacht runs on diesel or electricity. When running on electricity, the yacht as a electric sailing range of 20 nautical miles (23 miles). It also comes with solar panels to help recharge the battery.



The yacht as a maximum range of 700 nautical miles and a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots (220 hp) when running on diesel.



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This high-tech bracelet will let you touch your long-distance partner from afar

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Anyone who's been in a long-distance relationship knows that not being able to touch your partner for weeks or months at a time is one of the toughest parts. 

While technology has caught up in other arenas — video chatting has never been easier and apps that help you find cheap travel are a dime a dozen — long-distance touch is essentially the final frontier. 

To help solve that problem, a Dutch tech company called House of Haptics has created the Hey bracelet, a wearable that lets you send touch over long distances. 

Before your mind descends into the gutter, the Hey bracelet is not a sex toy. It's worn on your wrist and is meant to simulate a "gentle squeeze," not a vibration or buzzing sensation. 

The Hey bracelet launched on Kickstarter about a month ago, and is not yet available to purchase. While there's no guarantee it will ever come to fruition, here's how the House of Haptics team envisions it working. 

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The Hey bracelet comes in two colors: white and rose gold, or black and anthracite. The company plans to add red, blue, and green if it reaches its stretch goal of 2,000 backers on Kickstarter.



When you order a set, it comes with two bracelets (one for you and one for your partner) plus a charging cable for each bracelet.



The bracelets pair with your phone via Bluetooth. When you send a touch to someone, it's sent to the Hey app on your phone, which is then transferred to your partner's app and the other bracelet.

Eventually, the Hey app will run on both Android and iOS, the company says. 



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Skater brand Vans wants to go mainstream (VFC)

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Vans — the California clothing company best known for its action sports apparel — is looking to broaden its appeal to people beyond the skating community.

Its latest ad campaign highlights individuals from a variety of different creative walks of life and represents a departure from its usual skater-focused marketing.

Vans' global brand president Doug Palladini said in an interview with Adweek: "We are no longer just a skateboarding brand. We’ve become a broader lifestyle brand."

He added later: "We’re very much focused on that powerful point of view that thinking differently and being a true individual is really an important thing to us."

Palladini said the "Off the Wall" slogan still retains its history in skateboarding, but the brand hopes this campaign will represent all kinds of self-expression.

Each video from the digital series brings in a different personality from music, art, street culture, and skateboarding, who talk about how they work and express themselves.

In one video, for example, style blogger Jayne Min says: "You don't have to follow what the trend is, just be yourself."

Vans is coming off its 50 year anniversary in 2016, a year during which it opened a number of "House of Vans" locations — a spaces that mix skateparks, art galleries, cafes, and live music venues —  in the US and one in London.

The company finished the 2016 financial year with a 6% lift in annual revenue to $2.3 billion.

Watch the full video series here:

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