Realtor, Boutique Owner

CARROLL COURI

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Realtor + Boutique Owner

  • Business Name: CARROLL "BELLA" COURI

  • LOCATION: 12010 PERENNIAL PLACE, LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL 34211 UNITED STATES
  • EMAIL: CARROLL.COURI@LENNAR.COM
  • NEW HOME BUILDER IN LAKEWOOD RANCH FLORIDA
    2ND FASTEST SELLING COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTRY.
  • GIRLBOSSING FOR: 15 YEARS
  • FAVORITE BEAUTY ITEMS: EYELINER/LASHES
  • MUST HAVE COCKTAIL: ANYTHING BUBBLY
  • PERSON I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE #GIRLTALK WITH: PRINCESS DIANA

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website coming soon.

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Entrepreneur, Stationery Designer

Metrova Ervin

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Stationery Designer

Business Name: Paper Row cards

Paper Row is a stationery company with a sole focus on fashion. Using different forms of paper, each image is handcrafted and mounted onto a blank notecard. Our logo is stitched on the back of each card to resemble a clothing tag, and a black envelope seals the deal like the classic little black dress.

SAVILE ROW INFLUENCED THE NAME PAPER ROW. JUST AS THE BESPOKE GARMENTS CREATED ON THIS STREET IN LONDON, THE WORK OF PAPER ROW IS PRIMARILY HANDMADE TO ORDER. WITH IMPECCABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP, MY MISSION IS TO ADD A FASHIONABLE, YET PERSONALIZED TOUCH TO LIVING SPACES THROUGH STATIONERY.
I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CREATIVITY AND INDIVIDUALITY, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY SUPERB CUSTOMER service.



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Actress

JESSICA LU

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Actress

Jessica Lu is an American actress, model, and spokesperson. She is best known for her portrayal of Ming Huang on the MTV television series Awkward.

Jessica Lu was born in Schaumburg, Illinois and is of Chinese descent. She has a younger brother, Andy. As a child, she attended Hanover Highlands Elementary School located in Hanover Park, Illinois, Robert Frost Junior High in Schaumburg, Illinois, and James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Jessica grew up in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, where she spent her childhood and high school days developing her love of theater and the performing arts. She went on to attend Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, where she starred as the lead role in the musical Flower Drum Song, before graduating with an honors degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Read more here.


LEARN MORE ABOUT JESSICA BELOW. 


KEEP UP WITH JESSICA

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Public Relations

Nubia DuVall Wilson

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Public Relations, Author

Business Name: Cielo Consulting, LLC

About Cielo Consulting
We want clients to focus on what they do best, while we achieve measurable public relations and marketing results for their brand. Our company is called Cielo Consulting (pronounced SEE-el-oh, which means “sky” in Spanish) because our creativity, passion, and dedication to exceptional service are limitless. Cielo is a full-service consulting company specializing in lifestyle, travel, food & beverage, and wellness PR. We bring brands to life using a multiplatform approach, blending together digital marketing, brand partnerships and PR methodologies that drive awareness. Supporting companies of all sizes, services include implementing strategic partnerships; securing local and national media coverage; developing online and print ad campaigns; creating marketing collateral; and advising on brand strategies.

About Me (the Founder)
Nubia DuVall Wilson is a luxury lifestyle expert who has developed and implemented marketing and public relations campaigns for brands worldwide. Her career began in Taipei, Taiwan, where she contributed to the growth of a high-end English-speaking school through reorganizing its curriculum, public relations, marketing, and events, enabling it to open a second location in one year. Nubia’s diverse background in both journalism, consumer marketing, and public relations enables her to have a keen sense of strategy when developing campaigns that drive awareness and create ROI for clients. Throughout Wilson’s agency career in New York City, she developed and led national PR campaigns for luxury brands and international entities like the Scottish Government; secured strategic partnerships with companies like Dior, Random House, Rent the Runway and Shutterfly; and managed marketing promotions nationwide that led to more than 100% increase in sales. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, and speaks basic Mandarin and advanced Spanish.

  • Girl Bossing for 14 years and counting in the PR and communications business; Founder/President of Cielo Consulting since 2015.
  • Must have cocktail: I love cocktails, especially since I once handled Bacardi's travel retail marketing! My go-to summer cocktail that I make at home is a Sapphire Collins, which is so easy to make. If you don't want to prepare your own simple syrup, put a dash of maple syrup in it and it is divine. When I am out, I love a dirty martini with Ketel One or Grey Goose.
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Oprah to discuss what it means to stand up tall and speak out about being abused as a child--and succeed despite the trauma it causes you over a lifetime! I am a survivor of child sexual abuse and in the past year, I have been very vocal about the high rate of child sexual abuse in our country (1 out of 10 children will be abused by the time they are 18 and black women have an even higher chance). I just wrote a novella to bring awareness for the issue and give back to two charities--it just became available on Amazon. Learn more at www.thesurvivorsclub.us


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Author

Elena Murzello

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Author, Writer, Nurse, MBA grad, Actress

Business Name: The Clever star

How does a small town girl become a big city jetsetter? Ask Elena Murzello, who grew up in Wetaskiwin, a prairie outpost outside of Calgary, and now travels between two countries and two coasts from Vancouver to New York City. Her sense of urban cool brings the best of fashion, lifestyle and travel to her blog ELENAMURZELLO.COM, where she shares what she absolutely loves about products and places. Murzello, a young 30-something, always had big dreams. The daughter of a Filipino- Chinese mother and an Italian-East Indian father, she comes by her exotic global influences naturally. After pursuing degrees at the University of Victoria (Nursing), and the University of British Columbia where she got her MBA, she packed her passport and headed out to the airport. Stops in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Dubai and Tokyo gave this world traveler a true appreciation of the international lifestyle. But she felt she needed a partner, so she scribbled down a “love list” and immediately met her boyfriend of ten years. When that relationship ended, she felt other women could benefit from her advice, so she authored the book The Love List: A Guide To Getting Who You Want, which was published in 2013. Besides being an author, the multi-talented Murzello also secured a reoccurring acting role on the Showtime series The L Word, (available on Netflix) and has appeared in television commercials for international brands such as AT&T as well as numerous local TV spots; she holds both SAG and ACTRA qualifications.

  • Girl Bossing since: January, 1989
  • My favorite beauty item is: Bronzer
  • Must have cocktail: Something with bubbles
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Oprah!

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Creative Director

Ebby Antigua

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Creative Director and Celebrity Style Expert

 

Business Name: Ebby Media

 As Creative Director and Fashion & Style Director. Ebby Antigua’s Job duties were to lead creative designs for all of Latina Media Ventures brand extensions. Oversees the visuals from cover to cover celebrity fashion, styling, beauty and editorial pages for the magazine and all digital visual aspects of Latina.com, TheLatinKitchen.com, and social media. As Creative Director & Fashion Director, Ebby Antigua rubs elbows with Latina celebs, their favorite stylists and makeup artists and dishes on their secret fashion, food, and cultural obsessions. Ebby has cultivated these relationships and used this as an inspiration in the creation of her Ebsession page for the print side and is expanding this to the web as well as Fashion. The Ebsession brand will also share with our readership ideas and tips from the top stylists and makeup artists. This also helps to create advertising opportunities for top brands and expand the Latina Media Ventures footprint in the Fashion, Social Media, Event, and Spokesperson worlds by making appearances in the TV and digital space.

While being the Fashion Director, she oversaw and handled all things fashion across all of the platforms, print, digital, and on-site events. She has shaped the fashion content to reflect the values and interests of the acculturated Latina. Since this role already had her front and center to the outside world in so many ways, she was the face and personality to help the sales and marketing team in facilitating partnerships, business sales and connect our consumer to the Latina Media Ventures brand. Ebby not only creates the magazine’s beautiful visuals from cover to cover and leads creative designs for all of LMV brand extensions but she is also a leading video content creator and personality across all LMV brands and social platforms. The mission statement for Ebby is to seamlessly blend the print and web content to provide readers with eye-pleasing layouts and interactive content.

  • Girl Bossing since: January, 2000
  • My favorite beauty item is: Chanel lipgloss
  • Must have cocktail: Mojito
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: 

    Salma Hayek

     

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Blogger

Tanika Green

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Fashion & Lifestyle blogger

 

Business Name: Alwayz Fashionably Late

Mommy, wife and blogger who loves style, beauty and fashion. My blog is to inspire the every day woman to be the best version of herself, no matter the time or season in her life!

  • Girl Bossing since: April, 2015
  • My favorite beauty item is: Lipstick
  • Must have cocktail: Margarita 
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross

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Wardrobe Stylist

Yolanda Aya

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Personal Style Consultant, Virtual Wardrobe Stylist and HR Specialist

Business Name: Unique Finds for Kids

Yolanda Ayo, founder and CEO of Unique Finds For Kids, is a happily married wife, a mother to two wonderful children, a native New Yorker, and a rising entrepreneur. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Allied Health Studies, with subspecialty in Health Care Management, from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. In 2000, Yolanda began her career in the healthcare recruitment industry at a medical search firm, where she worked her way up to becoming the Director of Recruitment. During her time working in healthcare recruitment, Yolanda regularly pondered entering the retail/fashion industry. She developed the idea for Unique Finds For Kids while sitting at her desk one day at the firm. Following nearly 17 years of service, the doors of the medical search firm closed, but the window of opportunity leading to entrepreneurship simultaneously opened, pushing Yolanda to bring her business idea to life. After overcoming the inevitable feelings of uncertainty, in addition to taking classes and attending networking events, Yolanda launched Unique Finds For Kids in February 2018!

Unique Finds For Kids is an online children's boutique that offers quality, sustainably-made, everyday wear and specialty pieces. For each purchase made, a percentage of the proceeds is donated to The Parkinson's Foundation to raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease as well as for continued research. To date, Unique Finds For Kids has been featured in various trunk shows throughout Westchester County. Additionally, Yolanda was featured as a Business Spotlight in the March 2018 issue of Black Westchester. Yolanda credits her support and inspiration to her family, her friends, and her mentors. In the future, she hopes to take Unique Finds For Kids to the next level and broaden its reach. Yolanda encourages anyone who is contemplating entrepreneurship to align themselves with like minded individuals as they embark on this journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs.

  • Girl Bossing since: May, 2017
  • My favorite beauty item is: Fenty Beauty
  • Must have cocktail: Lemon Drop
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: June Ambrose


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Entrepreneur, Brand Consultant

Kemerlin Richards

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Entrepreneur Brand Consultant focused on creating Brand Experiences for our clients

Business Name: KRICH Consulting

My name is Kemerlin Richards founder of KRICH Consulting, The RICH Klique, and Let’s Be Converts Christian Blog is a lifestyle brand consultant. Which ultimately means I specialize in building brand experiences coupled with the traditional non-negotiable tools needed in building a personal/business brand. I got my start as an entrepreneur about five years ago after one major change in my life. I lost my job! Losing my job caused me to think of about what I really wanted. With an undergrad degree in English Literature and a Masters of Public Administration, I definitely knew that I was not going to use those degrees in a traditional sense. Hence, the birth of KRICH Consulting and shortly thereafter the RICH Kliqué, a brand experience agency who is committed to producing for ourselves what we want to create/build for our clients. I help clients tell a visual story that is authentic to their brand/lifestyle. And to be a brand storyteller takes skill that I've learned to do well. And, in my opinion , visual storytelling is one of the strongest points of Marketing.

A well-crafted story along with the appropriate marketing funnels, business infrastructure, and team to help execute seamlessly is necessary in this visual age. Visual marketing is an approach to marketing that I love. Why? It is natural and far from the salesman’s approach. It fosters genuine relationships; which I believe is the catalyst for a successful business. The RICH Klique's mission is to do for ourselves what we want to do for our clients. Therefore, we are always creating, never waiting for a client to do so. We are always learning. We are always building. We are always growing. The RICH Kliqué is currently expanding… we look forward to sharing that process, along with our budding team.

  • Girl Bossing since: February, 2013
  • My favorite beauty item is: Nars Blushes ... :-)
  • Must have cocktail: raspberry/strawberry lemonade from Grand Lux... Not a "cocktail" but it's my must have.
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Barbara Streisand

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Actress

Ruby Modine

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actress & dancer

Multi-talented Ruby, the daughter of Matthew Modine and Caridad Rivera, a makeup and wardrobe stylist, currently stars in Showtime’s award-winning “Shameless” as the problematic, rebellious character, ‘Sierra,’ on the critically lauded show. One of the new waitresses in the show's 'Patsy Pies' diner managed by Emmy Rossum's 'Fiona Gallagher,' the brilliant, ensemble dark comedy allows Ruby to tap into her thespian skill set opposite Jeremy Allen White ('Lip'), William H. Macy ('Frank'), Ethan Cutkosky ('Carl') and Emma Kenney ('Debbie') among others.  Her character spiraled in a myriad of directions this past season leaving viewers salivating for more. What happens now to Lip and Sierra's love affair in the forthcoming season 9 is the ultimate question viewers are waiting to find out.  Ruby, with innate insight into her character's psyche and relationships, is well-versed on the intricacies of one of the best hours on television.

  • My favorite beauty item is: I hear you on the eyebrows! I only figured out that I could fill in my eyebrows when I was like...23. It never occurred to me. Grand lash MD, mascara and a little bit of foundation. It is important to me that all makeup that I use be animal cruelty-free.
  • Must have cocktail: Must sip: Martinelli's Apple cider in a champagne glass! You can make the cork pop with those too.

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Interior Designer

Beth Diana Smith

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Interior Designer

 

Business Name: Beth Diana Smith Interior Design

 Beth Diana Smith is the Owner and Principal Designer of Beth Diana Smith Interior Design, a New Jersey based interior design company. Beth, her work, and her design advice have been featured on television and in various print and online publications including NBC, HGTV, Vogue.com, EBONY, Design*Sponge, and The New York Times.

  • Girl Bossing since: October, 2009
  • My favorite beauty item is: Eyebrow gel
  • Must have cocktail: Bourbon, neat


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Entrepreneur

Julia Carias-Linares

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Stager/Designer/

Television Executive

Business Name: JCL Staging & Design

Julia Carias-Linares is a producer and television executive whose career trajectory has taken her into TV, motion pictures, short films, commercials and digital content. Carias-Linares’ expertise is in sourcing projects, developing talent and securing intellectual properties. She has worked for three of A+E Television Networks’ brands – Lifetime, A&E and fyi,. Carias-Linares was part of the Development and Programming core team that successfully re-branded the Biography channel into fyi, into the number one upscale entertainment network on ad-supported cable in 2015.

She has worked on top-rated series including Married Life (2017 Primetime Emmy Consideration), Married At First Sight (2015 Critics Choice Awards Nominee), Seven Year Switch and many more. In 2017, Carias-Linares, executive produced Kiki Mobile a reality, mobile entertainment news series, covering celebrity interviews, set visits, and red carpets. As a fearless entrepreneur, Carias-Linares is known for creating opportunities for herself which is why it is not surprising she leveraged her love for interior design and background in television home shows to bid for a home staging job with one of NYC’s top luxury residential real estate brokers. With a sharp eye for design, she beat out some well-established home-stager-designers to design her first million-dollar property. In December 2016, she and her husband, Alfredo launched JCL Staging & Design LLC, a company specializing in staging and designing luxurious residential real estate listings in New York City, Miami & Los Angeles. In September 2016, she successfully produced Latin Hollywood Films and Latin Heat Media Institute’s first-ever independent television sizzle reel upfront in NYC & Los Angeles - two events that showcased eleven original presentations across genres for the general market with multicultural talent in-front and behind the camera. Exactly a year and two days from the sizzle reel upfront presentations, she brokered a deal as the key executive who got one of the concepts a 13-episode deal on A+E Networks. Carias-Linares served as digital producer for the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival, under the Feast It Forward Network, handling red carpet coverage and celebrity interviews.

She has produced for BET Networks and the National Council of La Raza’s 2010 Vote For Respect campaign. Carias-Linares has cast national television commercials for Sensodyne, Toys R Us, Time Warner, Optimum and The Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Carias-Linares has written for New York’s number one Hispanic daily, El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States. She studied acting at the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Committed to giving back to her community, she donates countless hours to many community driven causes and is often invited to participate in variety of professional panels. She sits on the Board of Directors for the 100 Hispanic Women, Westchester Chapter – a national organization that promotes enrichment opportunities and support young women aspirations for higher education. She is also a member of A+E Networks’ MIT – Multicultural Insight Team – a group dedicated to promoting multicultural inclusion that impacts the company’s programming and overall culture.

  • Girl Bossing since: September, 2003


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Fashion Designer

Ashley Langston

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Fashion Designer

Business Name: Eikeon

Currently an active duty army officer stepping into the fashion industry through launching my own women’s bow tie Collection. Believing that everyone has a genuine, authentic self image that they express through personal style.

  • Girl Bossing since: September, 2017
  • My favorite beauty item is: Mascara
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Tracy Ellis Ross


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Coach

Kae Whitaker

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Coach

Business Name: Kae Whitaker Media Group, LLC

My passion is driving girl bosses outside of their comfort zone and into the 20% of female millionaire entrepreneurs. Through the use of Digital Marketing, I help girl bosses create systems that get their online systems organized, automate their work flows and sell more of their products and services. Been doing this now since 2013 and my greatest wins come when the girls around me when! I'm a feminist by heart, and believe 900% that you can have it all!

  • Girl Bossing since: October, 2013
  • My favorite beauty item is: My Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation, Sandalwood is my Color :-)
  • Must have cocktail: Moscow Mule
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Uhm, Oprah, definetly Oprah


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Executive

Carmen Colón

Executive/ Project Coordinator for Fashion Shows

 

 

Business Name: Fashion 4 Purpose

I love creating events that are meaningful. With every fashion show we have, we select a charity to give part of the proceeds. Boss Ladies Supporting Boss Ladies

  • Girl Bossing since February 2011
  • Website:  http://fashion4purpose.com/
  • My favorite beauty item is: Lashes
  • Must have cocktail: Mojito
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Remy Ma


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Speaker

Kimberly Brown

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Speaker / Career + Leadership Expert and Coach

Kimberly A. Brown is an entrepreneur, speaker, and career + leadership coach. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, provides in-person and virtual workshops, training and coaching to professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life. Through her experience as a career development adviser in some of the nation’s top universities, she has learned that there is so much more to career development besides having a high paying job; it’s about creating a lifestyle that allows you to do more, be more, and achieve more. Kimberly has had the opportunity to speak to and create workshops for many organizations, including the New Jersey Conference for Women, Ellevate Network, Urban League, Princeton University and National Sales Network, among others. She is also on the Board of Directors for The Power of You Teens organization. Through all of her experiences, she has become skilled in career development, action planning, public speaking, developing effective departmental partnerships, adult development and engagement, and social media content creation. Kimberly is a graduate of Long Island University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2008) and Master of Science in Counseling (2013).

  • Girl Bossing since: January, 2010 
  • My other Website:  http://theempowermentsocial.com
  • My favorite beauty item is: Vitamin C Serum
  • Must have cocktail: Coconut Mojito
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Beyonce


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Entrepreneur

Tyra Johnson Brown

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Entrepreneur

Business Name: The Posh Organization, LLC

I am the proud Founder, CEO and COO (Chief Organizing Officer) of The Posh Organization. A unique, stylish and colorful full-service organization headquartered in Dacula, GA and setting the bar for executive-level virtual assistant services and undeniable client care throughout the nation. I assist and support entrepreneurs, small businesses and solo-preneurs by executing the administrative and marketing tasks required to manage successful and profitable businesses. Known for my innate organization skills, leadership and multitasking capabilities, I have been dubbed the lynchpin behind several influencer businesses throughout various industries. As if that wasn’t enough, I am a wife and mother of two super-cute legacy kids, friend, daughter, sister and genuine melaninated millennial - living in my purpose. My goal is for The Posh Organization to be THE go-to for all things Virtual Business Services & More! Influencing businesses, brands while setting the precedent for how to turn your passion(s) in to a thriving, reputable, scalable business - is my mission. At The Posh Organization, “It's all about the experience, Just Better!”

  • Girl Bossing since: October, 2014
  • My favorite beauty item is: Mac - Ruby Woo Lipstick and Bronzer
  • Must have cocktail: Ciroc and Pineapple with a splash of Cranberry
  • If I could have #GIRLTALK with anyone famous it would be: Tyra Banks! (Duh) but so many others as well


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