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Unicorn made from snow.

A Snow Unicorn
Amazing. I've never seen such a beautiful creation. You are a winner for sure.

 

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Making French Toast in Waffle Iron
What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

 

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Easy George Foreman Grill Clean Up
I use aluminum foil to 'line' the grill. Take two pieces, lay them on top and bottom and put the food in between. Still get the grate markings and no cleanup.

 

Erasers for Lost Earring Backs

Erasers for Lost Earring Backs
What a great idea. It's people like you that make this website so helpful. Thank you.

 

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Treating Poison Ivy
I have the stuff on my face now and look like a monster. My neck, in between my fingers...looks horrid. I was given some Australian Eucalyptus and it seems to really work. But, I took CVS allergy (Benedryl) and have slept all afternoon. There's also Rhus-Tox...

 

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Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
I found that I get those pesky fruit flies from bananas. Maybe rinse the fruit before putting it on the counter or fruit bowl.

 

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Getting Rid of Junk Mail
Isn't there some way that is free to get rid of all of this junk mail?

 

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Getting Rid of Ants Inside
Oh, I just discovered Terro, too. Wow, I had ants crawling in like an interstate. Busy, like I never saw before. Also the sugar ants were a problem. I put a drop of this down on that spot where my cereals are stored and there seemed to be millions of them. I...

 

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Make Body Shimmer Lotion
What a great idea :) Thank you for sharing this. You are an asset to this site. Have a happy day.

 

Makeup Brushes in an empty mason jar with marbles.

Marble Jar For Cleaning Makeup Brushes
Gosh, thank you for sharing this tip along with pictures. I'm going to start doing that :)

 

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Saving Plastic Food Liners
I tried using them and the bag melted.

 

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Saving Plastic Food Liners
I tried using them and the bag melted.

 

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An earring as a decoration on a sweater

Use Clip-on Earring As Clothing Accessory
What a good idea. Maybe even for a scarf?

 

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Kitty Litter for Moisture Absorption
Does this work like 'Damp Rid'? It would be so much cheaper.

 

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Add Carnation Instant Breakfast to Coffee
Oh, I'm going to try that too. Thanks for sending this in. Sounds so yummy.

 

Full photo of Angry Birds cake.

Angry Birds Cake
How awesome that whole project came out. What an artist you are.

 

A makeshift shelf for the bathroom counter, covered in contact paper.

Makeshift Shelf For Bathroom Counter
What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing...you are an asset to this website.

 

photo of candles and flashlights

Solar Lights for a Power Outage
Amazing idea. I'm going to try that for myself. Thank you for sharing.

 

A pencil pouch used to store cosmetics

Inexpensive Cosmetic Bags
My goodness, this is so nice. With pencil pouches the cosmetics can be seen right through the mesh side. Without fumbling around plus they can be drying out with the ventilation mesh... Thank you for sharing this.

 

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Tiny Holes In Clothing
I've read that it's caused by poor quality fibers. Where they join together when being weaver.

 

Using a bottle to store wrapping paper.

Storing Rolls of Wrapping Paper
What wonderful ideas I'm going to get going on all of these. I also have the same problem.

 

Spray The Snow Shovel With Pam

Spray The Snow Shovel With Pam
Going to try that when I have to shovel the next time.

 

A cooling rack made from 4 spoons

Spoons for Impromptu Cooling Rack
Great idea. Thank your husband for me OK?

 

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Store Extra Bags in Bottom of the Trash Bin
I also use a couple of extra trash bags to line the already lined barrel. So it means that I have three bags on top of each other already in the wastebasket. Pull one out and have another already there.

 

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Best Material for Replacing the Subflooring in a Mobile Home
Thank you so much for your responses. I will follow up when I can get this done. I don't like the musty smell from the back room here and need some help with that. I recently had a leaking water hose from the water heater and that has caused allot of problems...

 

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Make Your Own Air Fresheners
How long does one of the mixtures last as far as fragrance is concerned?

 

recycled drink container

Make A Thrifty Recycled Drink Container
Wow, what an amazing idea. You rock.

 

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Use Parasol in Summer
I just ordered myself one as I'm traveling to Texas in a month and this will keep the sun off of me. Thanks for the suggestion. I couldn't really find one here in Ct so I ordered one from Amazon.

 

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Applying Lotion To Your Back
Thank you for sharing this. I, too, go to a tanning salon and have had an awful time with this problem. I'm going to do this, this afternoon. I also would like to ask, how do I get that little bit of area that's behind my arms to tan? I have this small area...

 

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Mark the "Up" Side on Electrical Plugs
Why didn't I think of that? Thank you for sharing. I'm always turning the plug this way and that way.

 

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Bed Making Tips
Navy window liner? I'd like to get one but don't really know what that is. Is it specifically called that?

 

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Using Bubble Bath as Soap
My goodness: I want to thank you all so much for your responses. Yoder178: I didn't anything about this. Yes, I've believed advertising and to think of all the antibacterial soaps that I bought when there wasn't any need of doing so.

 

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Use Cereal Liners in the Kitchen
I also like to put my soup mug inside the cereal bag in the microwave oven to prevent splatters when heating.

 

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Choosing a Hair Color Brand
Oh, I just love the Nice'n Easy Color Technology brand. As a matter of fact, I just finished using it a few minutes ago. They give you this tube of gloss to apply after rinsing and you let it stay on for 2 minutes. Rinse, and the shine is so wonderful. No dull...

 

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Eczema Relief
I also had a very bad reaction from something and my face, neck, and hands were a horrible mess. This was a month ago, and I wouldn't go out because I was so self embarrassed. I went to the doc's last Friday and after a whole month of suffering he gave me "XYZAL...

 

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Sharing Living Expenses With Boyfriend
Oh, have I been through the similar situation with supposed 'love'. Well, after 3 years of buying all the groceries, buying all his clothes, paying the water bill and washing, cleaning and cooking, things started to go down so one day I said it was all over...

 

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Use Unlit Incense to Scent a Room
Thank you for your suggestion. I have tried just about everything and still they don't give the scent intensity that I would love. Those oils are so expensive but I'll be sure to try this as those incense sticks are very inexpensive and this will allow me to...

 

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Frugal Shoe Stretch
I never heard of such a thing but I sure am going to try it. A big thank you.

 

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Purse Organizer for Switching Purses
I Googled it and found some nice websites that offer the variety of sizes. Also, Better Homes and Garden has instructions on how make make one of your own. This is a great idea...thank you for sharing that with us.

 

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Frugal Candle Warmer
I was just thinking about the coffee maker use and am wondering how much electricity it uses as it is 1500 watts. Not sure but isn't that really expensive to run? The coffee mug idea is wonderful, though. Please correct me if I'm wrong, OK? Thanks for sharing...

 

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Repairing a Zipper That Zips and Then Splits Open
Yes, follow Old Dog's response. I went to the local cleaners and watched them replace that zipper pull with a used one and they charged me 25 dollars! Outrageous!

 

Storing bulbs.

Storing Spring Flowering Bulbs Fresh Until Planting...
It's people like you who share their nicest ideas with others that makes this site so wonderful. Thank you so much.

 

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New Children's Furniture Smells Bad
Oh, that's the glue that they are using and also the materials that they are making the furniture with. Make sure you stand strong on this and make them take it back. All this composite material that they make some of the furniture with are toxic. Did you hear...

 

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Check Refurbished Printer Cartridge Expiration Date
Gosh, I never knew that. Thank you for sharing.

 

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Buckle Your Purse in Your Seat Belt
What a great idea. I never once thought of that. Going to try that this noon when I go out.

 

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H2O Mop Reviews (As Seen on TV)
I just Googled it entering H2O Customer Reviews and can read about what they think. Not so good. But, remember what works well for one may not be the same for the other. And vice versa.

 

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Using Fabric to Insulate Walls
I bought a king size comforter at a local tag sale and am going to hang it up on the wall behind my bed. I live in a mobile home and it gets way too cold in my bedroom.

 

Crocheted placemats in Fall colors.

Cheerful Fall Placemats
you indicate ch, dc. How many ch. and do you dc in the same ch?

 

$20 Bill

The $20 Money Diet
What a wonderful article. Thank you for sharing this.

 

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Oil Cleansing Method For Facial Cleanser
What a wonderful idea. I had a severe allergic reaction from who knows where and used caster oil out of sheer desperation as it was in my medicine cabinet. I did a wonderful job but now I am considering it again now that you mentioned it from this tip. Thank...

 

What To Do With Old Paneling
You have such a pretty room. So nicely decorated.

 

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Storing Pocketbooks
Thank you. It's difficult to put them in my closet too. I'll give this a try. I just bought some of those Joy Magnano hangers and am going to start redoing my closet. It's the bulk that gives me the problem, and yes they are bigger sized pocketbooks.

 

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Litter Box Training a Bunny
I don't know where the person had the bunny. She gave me the cage and that was it. She is moving far across the country and I was only told of this person. I just went to her house and she had the bunny in her arms and that was it. I guess I have to rely on...

 

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Moisturizer Recommendations for After Tanning
I'm 63 so that isn't bad. I don't smoke or do anything that's bad.

 

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Moisturizer Recommendations for After Tanning
Thank you so much...all of you. This was a great help to me. And, no, I'm not abusing a tanning bed. There's so much junk on the news these last few days which the media stuffs down our throats. My hands that are permanently damaged by occupational injury are...

 

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Use Mason Jars for Lunch Items
So easy too. Thank you for sharing this simple yet wonderful idea. Going to start looking to get some. So much better than plastic...anytime.

 

Garden: Ladyslippers
I've heard of this flower but have never seen any. Wow, I'd love to have some too. I live in CT.

 

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Separating Coffee Filters
Take the bunch and turn them inside out and voila. They are all separated.

 

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Enclosing an Outdoor Patio
I can't do anything that is of permanent construction. These are park rules that's what makes this so difficult for me. I was thinking of putting some pvc piping painted green and attached to the uprights of the canopy (hard awning) and then buying some kind...

 

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Enclosing an Outdoor Patio
I made an error when I posted this question. I should have been more specific. I want to enclose the mobile home patio for privacy. Not for bugs

 

Garden: Prune Shrubs and Bushes Yearly
What a beautiful yard you have. It looks so lush and peaceful too.

 

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Shading My Porch from the Sun
I have the same problem but with a patio with a hard awning over it. I live in a mobile home park and they won't let us put any kind of fence or things like that. Has anyone ever bought material for a sunscreen? The hard awning is so tall that it looks like...

 

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Manual for Farberware Convection Turbo Oven
Go to their website and download a manual from there.

 

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Use Colored Price Stickers to Mark Accessory Cords
What a wonderful idea. I have allot of wires that go to different things and that will do the trick. Thank you for sharing this.

 

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Insulating a Mobile Home
Thank you for your responses. I will call tomorrow to see if someone can help me. I'll keep everyone posted as this goes.

 

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Insulating a Mobile Home
I called CL&P for help. It costs $75 dollars for them to come in to inspect. They do not install anything for insulation. I have to get a contractor to write out the price and they will rebate me about 8% of the cost. Wanted to get this info back to all of...

 

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Using Coupons Wisely
The other day, I saved 22 dollars at one store and 14 in another. I haven't thought of saving this money and putting it into a separate account. Will start now that you have given me this idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

 

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Insulate With Rugs as Wall Art
What a nice idea. I too, live in a mobile home and have found that even with new tilt in windows there's always allot of noise that comes through. I will do the hanging this coming winter so I can move my bed back onto the north wall. I had to move the bed...

 

porch chair cushions

Recycling Furniture Cushions to Go With Your...
What a beautiful job you did. I want to follow your example. You're a true inspiration and thank you for sharing this.

 

Mosaic Birdbath

Birdbath Craft Project: Recycled With Love
What a beautiful idea that you have shared. Your project is awesome.

 

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Use Carabiner to Secure Purse to Shopping Cart
Those a such good ideas. I never even gave it that much thought. I'm going to take your idea and use it for myself. It will take less time for me in the long run. Those little cards get to be annoying on the keys and putting them down at the register sometimes...

 

A carport filled with flowers.

Carport Full Of Flowers
These are such pretty arrangements with the containers that are beautiful, too. You are also a wonderful neighbor to enhance you neighborhood with so pretty a collection.

 

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Use Laundry Detergent for Soap Scum
My goodness, I never thought of that. It makes a lot of sense. I'm going to try it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I think it sure would be cheaper plus no toxic fumes. "Thank you for sharing".

 

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Cornmeal For Ants
I never heard of that. Cornmeal? What an inexpensive solution. I'll be sure to try that. I have black ants and those pesky little 'sugar' ants. Thank you for sharing those ideas.

 

white ruffly basket lamp shade

Basket Lampshades
How beautiful...you are such an inspiration.

 

My Frugal Life: Stay Out of Stores
Excellent advice. I have now started to take all the catalogs that I get in my mailbox and go directly to the wastebasket and recycle bin before even opening them. I don't get tempted to buy something 'that I just have to have'. Funny though, I didn't need...

 

intricate light green wire necklace, bracelet, and earrings

Floral Wire Jewelry
This is absolutely beautiful.

 

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Ideas for a Beginning Sewer
Since I tried to sew on my new sewing machine I have had so much trouble with the thread clumping on the bottom of the material that I got discouraged in trying to do this. I have tried adjusting the tension on the top part and still no luck. I am so happy...

 

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Use Super Glue to Stop Nail Splitting
Thank you for this idea. I have the same problem especially this winter. I looked down on my hands this morning and had about three of my nails that needed to be clipped down due to the breaks on the ends of them. Will let you know how this is working.

 

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Unplug It And Save On Electric Bills
I also flip the switch on my water heater for the day. I don't use any hot water and when I do there's enough for anything that I might want. It's summer and the water heater is completely insulated with extra insulation around it.

 

Garden: Singing Frog
how cute....did you make him or buy him already made?

 

Doll furniture made out of clothespins.

Clothespin Doll Furniture
These are so cute....

 

Homemade Spice Cabinet

Homemade Spice Cabinet
You are indeed blessed to have a wonderful husband what will do this for you. I'm a widow and would just love to have someone like that to do this nice job for you. Enjoy it, and you deserve it....have a great day.

 

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Foods That Increase Metabolism
I am trying crystalized ginger but this also has a sugar coating so I will be backing off on eating this.

 

Relearning a Frugal Upbringing
As I read these comments, I too had very frugal parents and grandparents. In those days I called them 'cheap'. I have had many setbacks in the last few years but now I realize again, that I was guilty of waste. Magazine subscriptions that I took that I never...

 

Valence.

Easy No Sew Window Valance
You're a genius....the material is so nice, too. How did you get the 'valance to stay on the rod? You said you used ribbon but I can't see it on the rod..

 

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Toilet Runs Again after Filling
I'm also having this problem...what a coincidence. Bristol, CT.

 

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Healthy Living Tips To Keep Weight Off
Thank you for sharing your important message. These are tips that I am surely going to be using. As far as the 'extra good' chocolate that you mentioned in your blog, there aren't any places listed here in Connecticut. So, I'll be looking for something that...

 

Reuse Plate Holder for Towels
This is so beautiful and ingenious. That will make my bathroom even prettier.

 

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Automatic Dishwashers Save Water
Oh yes, I found that using Finish is the best. I have tried others but the dishes don't come out as clean. I usually look for the coupons for this product as it makes up for the cost a little.

 

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Use A Mop To Clean Shower Tiles
I love this idea....thank you so much.

 

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Waffles for Grilled Sandwiches
Love the thought of peanut butter and jelly between waffles...I'm going to try that. Sounds like it's a simple way of having a sweet 'sandwich'. Thank you for the suggestion.

 

Embroidered tote.

Quick and Easy Tote
Are these a great idea? All of us can learn from each other and save lots of money too.

 

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Recycled Birdhouse
What a beautiful birdhouse you have made. Also, your back yard is so meticulously kept. You so deserve to win this contest.

 

Hungry Piggy Bank

Put Away Money Saved Or It's Not Saved At All
I, too, just spend the money on other things. Thank you for that sound advice.

 

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Ways To Save On The Electric Bill
I also want to add that when I am finished with making the coffee; I transfer it to an insulated carafe. I can then turn off the coffee maker.

 

A wallet to keep rewards cards and coupons in.

Coupon and Rewards Card Wallet
What a great idea. I put the little store tags on a clip and find that I forget them in the car when I am in the store. It's frustrating trying to remember to get in out of my console. This wallet idea will be given a try. Thank you for sharing.

 

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Organizing Packets in the Kitchen
I use a medium sized wicker basket but that still doesn't make it any easier. I'm going to use this terrific idea.

 

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Barkeeper's Towels
I love those myself. I don't buy the regular towels anymore. The bar keepers towels are the best.

 

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Avoiding Bee Stings
How scary. I also was bitten in the evening while putting outside furniture away to my shed. I didn't see them as they were yellow jackets.Their nest was under my shed and I didn't know it until I had to run into the house and saw a dead one on the floor along...

 

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Uses for Glad Press'n Seal Wrap
Wow, this is wonderful and the responses are a real help, too. Have a wonderful day :)

 

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Measure Wrapping Paper Before Cutting
Now, that's an awesome idea. I'm going to try it as I never really know how much to cut and usually have allot left over. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Making a Climbing Plant Trellis With a Clothes Hanger
How wonderful an idea. I'd like to see a picture, also.

 

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Germ Control in the Car
Oh, I never thought of waving my hands in front of the AC. What a 'cool' idea...big thanks for that suggestion.

 

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Sealing Plastic Bags with Foil and an Iron
Really? I never even thought that was possible. I'm going to try this...thank you for sharing.

 

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Use Leftover Jam on Chicken
Well, isn't that a fantastic idea. I would never thought of that. Thank you so much for sharing that brilliant thought!

 


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