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    51 Small Products That'll Help You Tackle Those Annoying Everyday Problems

    Making life easier, one little solution at a time.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These reusable silicone ice cubes that'll keep your drinks frosty without diluting them. These squishy little nuggets are filled with water, and can be used all summer long to chill down everything from a frosty cocktail to lemonade.

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    Get a set of 30 on Amazon Canada for $16.46.

    2. An award-winning cookbook that'll help you cook fast AND eat well. Let's face it, sometimes we just don't have the time (or the will) to slave away for hours cooking beautiful but time-consuming recipes.

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    Get it on Kindle from Amazon Canada for $9.99 (also available in paperback).

    3. This anti-chafing powder that'll keep your butt and bits dry and comfortable, no matter what you put them through. This sweat absorber and friction fighter contains calamine powder to help any and all skin irritations.

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    Lots of reviewers say it's ridiculously effective for reducing friction and heat rashes, as well as preventing unpleasant odours. Some have even used it behind their ears!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.44.

    4. Some antimicrobial silver-infused toothbrushes that'll eliminate up to 99.99% of bacteria living on its bristles within six hours. It's like using a sterile toothbrush, every single time (without actually having to do the sterilizing). And reviewers just can't get enough β€” they've noticed less plaque build-up, healthier gums, and whiter teeth at a fraction of the cost of expensive electric brushes.

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    Get a set of six on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    5. This anti-soggy cereal bowl that'll help keep your cereal crispy and crunchy, right down to the last bite. Put your milk in one side, and cereal in the other and combine at will! It's also fantastic as an easy chip-and-dip bowl!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.24+ (available in three colours and one pack).

    6. This anti-chafe stick that'll help protect your skin from rubbing and irritation. This allergen-free miracle will make things like blisters and raw, red skin a problem of the past. Just swipe it on wherever you need and get on with your day.

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    Plus, it's sweat and moisture resistant, while still letting your skin breathe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.13+ (available in two sizes).

    7. This intensive nail treatment that'll help restore dry, peeling, cracked nails, and leave you with some strong, healthy talons. Sounds too good to be true? The good news is that it isn't. Many reviewers swear by this kit to help them tackle what they thought was irreparable damage.

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    For optimal results, I'd recommend applying the treatment daily until you see results.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.

    8. These magnifying flip-lens glasses that'll let you put on your makeup (and actually see what you're doing in the process). Each lens flips up independently, so you can swap 'em when you're ready to perfect a winged liner on the other eye. Plus, these lenses offer 2.5 times the magnification, so you'll be able to see every detail of your handiwork.

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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $14.44.

    9. These Tile Mates that'll help you track of all your belongings, no matter how scatterbrained you're feeling these days. These handy tracking nuggets can be attached to your phone, passport holder, wallet, or just about anything else. Plus, they're compatible with all Alexa devices!

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    The free app lets you ring the Tile to help locate your lost item, and there's even a "community find" feature which allows you to enlist the help of other Tile users in finding your lost stuff. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape that's perfect for your wallet.

    Get a four-pack on Amazon Canada for $64.98.

    10. This Mason jar drink lid that will turn your ordinary canning containers into drinking vessels. Go ahead and whip up a batch of iced coffee β€” this lid just snaps right onto to just about any standard canning jar, so you can take your delicious beverage on the go.

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    Reviewers say it makes drinking out of a jar a LOT more pleasant β€” goodbye, spills and drips! Some have even used them as lids for coffee whitener and sugar jars, so you know it's uses are basically endless.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.08 (also available in green).

    11. These wristbands that will help mitigate sea and motion sickness in kids and adults alike. This drug-free method uses gentle acupressure to help ease all manner of nausea β€” even morning sickness.

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    Reviewers have used these for sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, morning sickness, and even for video game motion sickness β€” all to great success!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.95.

    12. This award-winning personal water filter that can filter up to 1,000 litres of contaminated water and turn it into a potable source of hydration. It removes 99.9999% of all water-borne bacteria and parasites without the use of any chemicals, requires no batteries, and has no moving parts, either!

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    It weighs two ounces and has a high flow rate, so you drink directly from the source. This might be one of the coolest things you'll ever own.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    13. These all-natural leather cleaning wipes, so you can protect your favourite footwear from everything Mother Nature throws at it. They'll make quick work of mud, grime, dust, and (#BLESS) salt stains on virtually all shoes β€” even delicate suede.

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    And because they're all natural, they won't irritate your skin, either.

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $8.99 (also available in a pack of individually-wrapped wipes).

    14. This LED compact mirror that'll help you easily apply lipstick or pop a pesky pimple on the go. It simulates natural daylight, making makeup application, touch-ups, and precision tweezing a breeze. Plus, it has two-sided magnification so you'll never miss a single detail.

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    The LED light also has an incredibly impressive battery life of up to 20,000 hours. It won't burn out or diminish, so throw it into your bag or purse and keep on being fabulous!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99 (available in three colours).

    15. This flexible drain millipede that'll snake a clogged drain like a pro β€” without the hefty bill. The 4,000 micro-hooks will snag any gunk before it causes unfortunate plumbing problems. And with an extendable length of up to 18 inches, it'll wind around any bends and curves with ease.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.95 (available in two colours).

    16. These set of suction cup bowls that'll keep your tot's meal from sliding all over the place. Just stick these bowls to your table, countertop, or a high chair tray β€” reviewers say they'll stay put through it all.

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    Keep in mind that grease or moisture might make them slide around a bit!

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    17. This transparent anti-slip tape that'll prevent unfortunate mishaps on staircases, tiled floors, boats, or any other slippy surfaces. BRB, covering my entire apartment in this because I am a walking disaster.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    18. This super handy handbag organizer that'll help you find your lip balm, credit card, or snacks in a flash. Gone are the days of rummaging through that thick, rumpled layer of purse debris consisting of discarded receipts, open lip balm tubes, and rogue bobby pins.

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    The material is lightweight, which is great if you're the kind of person who basically carries around the equivalent of a portable pharmacy (like me). And don't limit yourself to using this just in a handbag! It's also great for keeping toiletries in their assigned places, storing important documents and knick-knacks, or even a quick change of clothes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99+ (available in three sizes, and five colours).

    19. This shirt folding board that'll help you work smarter, not harder, on laundry day. It will transform that ever-growing pile of clothes on your clothes chair (we all have one) into a neat, fresh-smelling stack that will make Marie Kondo proud.

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    It's literally a three-step process. I'm not joking.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.73+ (available in four colours).

    20. This food container lid organizing rack that holds both square and round lids, and will save you from endless stressful mornings trying to match the container with its top. Much like socks, they always seem to end up un-paired. It even has adjustable dividers, so you can customize the rack to suit your needs.

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    There's literally no set-up required, either β€” just pop it in your drawer or cabinet, and enjoy your newfound peace.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46.34.

    21. This protective makeup sponge holder that will give you a safe place to keep your damp sponge blender. The ventilated design allows it to dry in no time, without getting the rest of your products gross and gunky.

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    It'll save you from having to buy new makeup sponges every time one gets musty. And it's made of hygienic and long-lasting silicone!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in three colours).

    22. This twist-up lotion bar stick that's small, incredibly easy to use, and super effective at moisturizing little areas (like knuckles). The natural formula means you probably won't have an allergic reaction, either!

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    You can even snag some bath cubes, too.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in four different packs).

    23. This USB-powered fabric shaver that will protect your sweaters, socks, blankets, and scarves from pilling. A quick once-over with this handy tool will make them all look like new, so you can save money (and your favourite sweaters).

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    You can plug it into any power bank, laptop, or USB charging cube, and because it's not rechargeable, you never have to worry about it dying unexpectedly. It's incredibly lightweight, too, so it's great to take on the go. It does have built-in snag protection, but be sure you're using it on a flat surface just in case.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    24. A pair of these sound-reducing ear plugs that will filter out eardrum-damaging decibels. Reviewers say they're incredible at dampening annoying sounds without completely deafening the user.

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    Unlike traditional earplugs, these ones still allow you to hear certain frequencies (like a ringing phone), so you won't be totally isolated. They're also great for parents of newborns or for those with noise sensitivity. Each set comes with three interchangeable tips (small, medium, and large), so you know you'll get a perfect fit.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $37.95.

    25. This awesome memory foam pregnancy pillow that's specially designed to help moms β€” whether it's finding a comfy position to sleep in, or as a support during nursing. Not pregnant or nursing? No problem! The unique shape of the pillow is also great at alleviating back pain during long car rides, as additional support after surgery, or just to help ease lower back tension.

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    Did I mention it's hypoallergenic and made of bamboo charcoal? Plus, you can remove the outer cover to give it a nice, deep clean.

    Get it at Amazon Canada for $87.36.

    26. This yolk separator that'll easily gulp up egg yolks, while leaving the whites untouched. Squeeze the soft silicone cheeks, bring the mouth to the yolk, and release β€” easy peasy!

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    It might seem gimmicky, but it's not! Made of food-grade silicone, it's totally nonstick, and wonderfully easy to clean. Reviewers say there's a bit of a learning curve to getting it just right, but once you do, it's smooth sailing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    27. This handheld bag sealer that'll help keep your food fresher for longer. This 2-in-1 gadget actually doubles as a bag cutter, too, so you can snip the excess and then seal it with some gentle heat to prevent spills and messes. Plus, it's a great way to prevent that unpleasant freezer-burn taste!

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    It runs on two AA batteries but those aren't included, so make sure you snag some here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.54.

    28. This herb-saving pod that'll keep them looking fresh and feelin' fine for up to three weeks. The protective casing acts as a shield, so they're not battered around by all the things in your fridge, while the transparent front allows you to see exactly what's inside.

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    Pat your herbs dry and pop them in the pod. Add a smidge of water to the base, and that's it! The only thing you need to do is swap the water out every 3-5 days. Reviewers say it even works on asparagus!

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $37.01 (also available individually).

    29. These gel heel liners from Dr. Scholl's that are basically a miracle blister-prevention tool for anyone with feet (aka everyone). They attach to the back of your shoes, preventing your heel from rubbing against abrasive threading or sharp edges. And the glue is fabric safe, too, so you won't ruin your favourite footwear in the process.

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    I've also used them to improve the fit of shoes that I either bought just a teensy bit big (the sale was too good, okay?), or that just got stretched out over time. While Dr. Scholl's offers patterned liners, too, I prefer the transparent gel ones β€” especially in low-top shoes like Converse, or in sandals.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    30. A pet bathing tool that'll make your pupper's bathtime a lot less stressful (for both you AND your pet). The silicone nodes will make your doggo think you're giving them a nice massage, but IN REALITY, you'll be giving them a thorough scrubbin'.

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    Reviewers love how much easier bathing their pets has become, without the need for filling and draining a tub. Plus, the petting motion is a lot more soothing than a standard bath.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.95.

    31. This magical soothing massage oil that's specially formulated to ease post-workout aches and pains (while also keeping your skin looking its very best). Thanks to a vegan formula of chamomile and peppermint, muscle tension will be a thing of the past β€” no matter how long it's been since you've exercised.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    32. A shaving apron that'll attach to any bathroom mirror and catch all beard shrapnel before it coats your entire bathroom. You'll never have to pick all the little hairs from your countertop again!

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    It also makes a great gift for any bearded people in your life.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.50+ (available in two colours).

    33. A mini hammer whose clever design conceals two screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, a bottle opener, reamer, saw blade, a file, and a knife. Never again will you have to rummage through every junk drawer in your house to find the perfect tool for the job β€” it's this. This is the perfect tool.

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    And to hammer home the point even more, reviewers say they love the excellent quality of this surprisingly mini (yet useful!) tool.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.67. Other tools from this collection also available.

    34. These cut-resistant gloves that are basically like kitchen armour. They'll protect hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade, so you can focus on your culinary creations instead of stressing about minor nicks and cuts.

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    They've got helpful little gripper dots, too, so you'll never have to worry about dropping something slippery or smooth.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.95+ (available in two sizes).

    35. This ultra moisturizing salve that'll help soothe and hydrate dry, cracked lips in a flash. It can even help heal minor burns, diaper rash, and damaged cuticles, and is small enough to throw in your bag when you're on the go.

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    Reviewers rave about how deeply moisturizing it is. BuzzFeed writer Alice Prendergast says, "It's a life-saver in the winter time, and because it has a light, rosy hue (not a white, chalky cast), it won't make you look like you're dying of the bubonic plague."

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.50.

    36. These soft corner protectors that'll help you avoid bruises if you, like me, are a bit clumsy. Plus, application is a total breeze. The strong silicone adhesive sticks to just about everything β€” just peel and attach! Changed your mind? Put a hot cloth over the protector until the adhesive softens, then gently peel it off, damage-free.

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    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $10.99+ (available in four different packs).

    37. These cute resistance bands that'll amp up your at-home workouts without pinching or rolling. Incremental resistance means you can customize your workouts to your specific needs, too, so you can build that booty and strengthen your legs quickly and easy.

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    According to reviewers, these bands amp up their regular workouts and actually help them see (and feel) results faster than other similar products.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    38. This eucalyptus eye mask that'll help stimulate relaxation and soothe puffy eyes on the days you probably didn't get enough sleep. It's also an awesome solution to stuffy sinuses, and can be used at all hours of the day. Some reviewers mention it also helps ease painful headaches!

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    Heat it up to release the detoxifying eucalyptus scent and help unclog plugged-up noses, or pop it in the freezer to de-puff tired eyes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.54.

    39. This fully-loaded sewing kit that contains everything you'll need to mend holes, reattach buttons, and make small alterations to just about everything. It contains over 110 pieces, and so many colours of thread, matching it to your clothes won't be a problem.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.97.

    40. This powerful liquid cleanser that will remove rust, tarnish, soap scum, lime, and hard water deposits. The surfaces in your bathroom, kitchen, and cookware will get the clean, high-shine finish of your dreams.

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    Reviewers can't stop raving about how effective it is at removing stains and build-up with minimal effort. A little goes a long way, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.61.

    41. This potted plant pen stand that'll help you corral all your writing utensils. Not only will it add a bit of ~greenery~ to your workspace, but you'll have all your fave writing instruments visible and ready when you need them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.29.

    42. This magic scuff eraser that'll help clean up suede and nubuck like nobody's business. You don't need any water, either, so there's no mess β€” just make sure you take it slow on coloured fabrics to make sure you don't lift the dye.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.

    43. This Did You Feed the Dog? tracker that'll help you keep track of Fido's mealtimes. With the flick of a tab, you'll be able to make sure you always remember to fill up their bowl β€” and help you never fall for those adorable puppy dog eyes ever again.

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    It can be mounted on any magnetic surface, but it also comes with sturdy 3M adhesive stickers so you can mount just about anywhere. If your pet is more Felix and less Fido, you can snag a Did You Feed the Cat? tracker here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95.

    44. These plug protecters that'll help keep little fingers from getting a zap. The curved edges make it extra hard for tiny hands to remove them, so you don't have to worry about any of your tots trying to shove something in the socket.

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    Reviewers say they're so effective that it's best to use them on infrequently-used outlets β€” the curved edges are tricky even for adults!

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $2.88.

    45. This iron fish that'll help to naturally inject iron into your diet, just by dropping it into broths, stews, or other boiling liquids. Supplements can be pricey β€” and aren't always suitable for everyone β€” but this little pal is great for pregnant people, vegans, and even kids.

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    Plus, each purchase price is matched by the Lucky Iron Fish impact fund, which is used to distribute these fish to communities in need.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.

    46. This cult-fave dry shampoo by amika that doesn't just mask second-day hair β€” it actually cleans it. By swapping out aluminum starch for rice starch, oil and gunk are absorbed without clogging up your scalp and making things feel sticky or gritty.

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    And it's totally buildable and 100% invisible, so you can layer this baby on day after day (because who actually wants to wash their hair these days?).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33 (also available in a mini size).

    47. A double-ended electronics cleaning brush that will get in all the nooks and crannies of your devices and give them the deep clean they (let's face it) desperately need. Reviewers say it's the perfect tool for cleaning out all the weird little spots that other products can't reach.

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    This lil' guy does double duty like nobody's business. The soft-bristled brush sweeps away dust and grime, while the tiny silicone wiper grabs all the dirt specks from hard-to-reach places.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.29+ (available in two colours).

    48. These moisture-wicking compression foot sleeves that will help ease symptoms of plantar fasciitis and support your arch and ankles. They're super breathable and ultra thin, too, so you can even wear them with shoes if you like!

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    But they're not just for plantar fasciitis β€” some reviewers use these to help treat pain from old injuries, or just to ease fatigue after long hours spent running around.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $14.95 (available in sizes S/M and L/XL, and in two colours).

    49. A set of these anti-slip clear silicone nose pads that will make wearing any kind of eyewear ~so~ much more comfortable. I put these on all of my glasses β€” they're especially great as the temperatures climb and your nose gets a lil' sweaty.

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    Every customer nose these little pads are great to have on hand (they have a nearly-perfect rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars), so you really can't go wrong.

    Get a set of 12 pairs on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    50. This wonky deer and horse fly repellant that uses motion to prevent pesky bugs from swarming around you. All you need to do is clip it onto your hat, jacket, or anywhere else on your person, and this little dragonfly will do the rest. Reviewers swear by it, saying it's helped them avoid painful bites during camping and canoeing trips.

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    It's also a great replacement for topical creams and sprays.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    51. And lastly, this all-natural yoga mat spray that'll help keep your exercise equipment sanitized and smelling fresh. Thanks to a naturally anti-microbial combo of peppermint, tea tree, and lavender oils, your yoga mat will get the deep clean it needs.

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    Reviewers love the relaxing scent, and say it's great for basically all fitness equipment (like boxing gloves)!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.50.

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