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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #61: What I'm Learning Right Now

February, 28th 2017

Hi everyone!! This week I do 5 quick book reviews for you on what I’m reading and learning about right now.

I talk about:

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

A Day at El Bulli by Ferran Adria

Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

The Five Thieves of Happiness by Dr. John Izzo

and Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel

I also talk about my new book The Ripple Effect – so check that out if you get a chance!!!

https://www.amazon.ca/Ripple-Effect-Better-Sleep-Move/dp/1443436933

If you have any suggestions for terrific books let me know on social at drgregwells!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #60: Adventurer Tom Fabbri on the Adventure Grand Slam and Living Your Dreams!

February, 21st 2017

Hi everyone1 Today I interview my friend Tom Fabbri. Tom understands firsthand the heights we can attain once we give ourselves permission to dare to dream. Whether training to become a helicopter/jet pilot, climbing the world’s Seven Summits, or diving with great white sharks, Tom has learned to harness fear to achieve his dreams. He now uses his unique insight to inspire and motivate others through his books, blogs, and personal coaching/training. The author and international speaker is constantly challenging himself and his body, while acquiring valuable life lessons of inner strength, passion, and motivation.

This is a super cool interview all about his recent journey to the summit of Mt. Vinson Massif. You can read the blog here:

Journey to the summit of Mt. Vinson Massif

And you can listen to this interview where we dive deep into this incredible adventure. I hope you enjoy the conversation!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #59: David Brower on Alivefulness and Sensorial Experiences

February, 14th 2017

Hi everyone! This week I had the chance to interview the amazing world-class sensorial experience creator
and awesome chef David Brower. If you want to learn more about David check out his story and join his movement – Alivefulness – here:

Join the Alivefulness™ Movement with David Brower

For more info on his incredible experiences check out http://davidbrower.com/sed/.

Here are some links to the topics we were chatting about on the show:

You can check out Marc Amerigo’s Shift Your Brain idea here:
http://marc-amerigo.com/

Here is Eric Barone’s 2015 world record mountain bike run video, which he’s making
one last run in two weeks to beat!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpAKB75c0xU

I hope that you enjoy this chat and find it helpful! Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #58: Connor Beaton on the power of connection and building ManTalks

February, 7th 2017

Hi everyone! This week I had the chance to interview Connor Beaton from ManTalks.

Connor Beaton is the Founder of ManTalks. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Connor comes from an exciting (and eclectic) background ranging from the world of opera to technology sales and management. Connor is a leader, with a dynamic personality, unstoppable energy and charisma which has made ManTalks the success it is today. Connor is passionate and committed to developing others and giving them the tools to create top-performing teams and organizations. Connor has a strong vision for the future of ManTalks, and it is through his leadership that the team strives for success. He is a great listener, constantly curious, fascinated by human performance and always pushing himself and those around him to be their best.

You can learn more about Connor and ManTalks at his website www.mantalks.com.

I hope that you enjoy this chat and find it helpful! Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #57: Kelly Armatage on Serenity, Healing, and Following Your Dreams

January, 31st 2017

This week I talked with therapist extraordinaire Kelly Armatage. As a respected Coach, Therapist, Trainer, Writer and Seminar Facilitator, Kelly’s mission is a simple one; “To guide individuals and companies to heal their inner programming to be great”.

She is a therapist, coach & speaker in the Middle East (and now the USA!) who has facilitated over 10,000 1:1 sessions and hundreds of workshops and seminars. She uses a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, neurolinguisitc programming and her own ASK technique that we discuss in the podcast to help people build better mental health and overcome obstacles. She has been featured in The Sunday Express, Huffington Post, Women’s Health and other media publications.

You can learn more about Kelly at her website www.aserenitykit.com.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #56: Titan Summit Debrief with Alex Charfen Part 3

January, 24th 2017

Hi Everyone! Today I am doing things a little differently. My friend Alex Charfen (who appeared on this podcast – check those episodes out!) and I debrief what we learned on day 3 and 4 of the Titan Summit in Zurich.

You can check out more about the Titan Summit here.

I hope you enjoy this conversation and debrief!

Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #55: Titan Summit Debrief with Alex Charfen Part 2

January, 17th 2017

Hi Everyone! Today I am doing things a little differently. My friend Alex Charfen (who appeared on this podcast – check those episodes out!) and I debrief what we learned on day 2 of the Titan Summit in Zurich.

You can check out more about the Titan Summit here.

I hope you enjoy this conversation and debrief!

Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #54: Titan Summit Debrief with Alex Charfen Part 1

January, 10th 2017

Hi Everyone! Today I am doing things a little differently. My friend Alex Charfen (who appeared on this podcast – check those episodes out!) and I debrief what we learned on day 1 of the Titan Summit in Zurich.

You can check out more about the Titan Summit here.

I hope you enjoy this conversation and debrief!

Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #53: Dr. John Izzo on the Five Thieves of Happiness

January, 3rd 2017

This week I talk with Dr. John Izzo. Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. Izzo was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility with his book Awakening Corporate Soul (1994), a trail blazer on shifting generational values when he wrote Values Shift-The New Work Ethic (2000), showed how individuals shape the future with Stepping Up (2014) and now is blazing a new trail showing business why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future with his forthcoming book The Purpose Revolution. This rising class is not one of nationality, income, race or gender but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good.

He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.

You can get a copy of his new book – “The Five Thieves of Happiness” here. In “The Five Thieves of Happiness,” John will walk you through the process of discovering what’s keeping you from being happy and how you can choose to be content right now.

You can connect with him on his website at www.drjohnizzo.com.

I hope you enjoy the conversation! Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #52: Dr. Daniel Santa Mina on Exercise Medicine

December, 27th 2016

This week I had the great opportunity to chat with my colleague Dr. Daniel Santa Mina. Dan is leading the world in the use of exercise for cancer patients before, during and after treatment.

Dr. Santa Mina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and has built the Wellness & Exercise for Cancer Survivors program (WE-Can) is now available to prostate and breast cancer patients at the Princess Margaret, with the goal to expand to all other cancer types.

“Considering the level of individualization needed for every person, you need everybody in that room.  This ensures we’re able to consider everything to deliver a safe and effective exercise program.”

Dr. Santa Mina and his team have been granted about $3-million in research-related funding in exercise and cancer, much of the activity to occur at WE-Can.  Prostate Cancer Canada, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the University of Guelph-Humber have all contributed.

“A lot’s happened in seven years,” says Dr. Santa Mina, enthusiastically.

“Imagine walking into a cancer centre, and seeing men and women on a treadmill, walking, lifting weights, dancing.  Cancer patients can have a lot of life to live.  We want to optimize that time, and exercise is the best at doing that when it’s a part of other treatments.”

“What we’re doing is changing the system.  We’re changing the face of cancer treatment so that more people can return to a quality of life they enjoyed pre-cancer.”

You can follow him on twitter @dr_santamina.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #51: Cancer surgeon Dr. Maryam Elmi on cancer, optimal treatments and preventative medicine

November, 8th 2016

Hi everyone! This week I interview Dr. Maryam Elmi. Dr. Elmi and I had a great conversation about her work as a surgical oncologist with a specialization in breast cancer, and about cancer in general. We talk about optimal treatment techniques, what its like being a surgeon and also about how we can do better in prevention and treatment of cancers.

Here is Dr. Elmi’s bio in her own words:

Having been an athlete my entire life with a strong interested in health and fitness, I pursued a bachelor degree in Kinesiology at the University of York. Subsequently, I received my medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2011, and I am currently completing my residency in General Surgery. Through my experiences in residency, my enthusiasm to pursue a career in breast surgical oncology grew. In terms of academic interests, I completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at the University of Toronto. My main focus was conducting clinical outcomes research in the field of surgical oncology. Breast cancer affects many women in our society, and I hope to help improve outcomes and therapies for breast cancer by creating a unique inter-professional platform that allows for collaborative research between preventative techniques and research and cancer surgeons.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #50: All about happiness, overcoming bullying, living with purpose, and leadership with Stu Saunders

October, 25th 2016

Well this was a treat. In today’s podcast I bring you Titan Stu Saunders. This is a man who is living life on his own terms and having a powerful positive impact on the world. He runs youth leadership camps, is a public speaker and creates movies that change the world.

Here is more about Stu (in his own words):

Since 1991 Stu has been traveling North America delivering inspirational and hilarious speeches to over two million people in every province, the Yukon, Europe and over 40 US states.

In 2005 Stu was awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award recognizing him for his contributions to youth leadership in Canada. In 1999 he was tagged as one of North America’s funniest young comedians.

Stu Saunders is the founder and owner of Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC), a summer camp and leadership training centre. YLCC has worked with over 30,000 youth from more than 25 different countries since 1992.

Stu also runs the largest multi-day youth leadership conference in Canada and is a very proud father of three amazing children.

A Message From Stu

What I believe is fairly simple: I believe that you can change the world.

Each and every day, I believe that we have the power to be the change we want to see. I believe we can make good choices, help others, and make the world we live on a little better each and every day.

And I think we can have a whole lot of fun doing it.

It’s why I created the Youth Leadership Camps Canada program. It’s why I hit the road and talk to thousands of kids a year. It’s why we offer targeted leadership training program, and it’s why we run an annual three-day leadership conference.

It’s because I believe in what you can do.

Leadership comes in many forms. It can be large or it can be small. Some people will move mountains; most will impact smaller change. But everyone out there has the potential to do something positive.

It’s in you. And I, and my team, are committed to giving you the tools, the confidence, and the knowledge to help you do it.

So what do I believe?

I believe in you.

The History of Stu

Stu Saunders attended college for broadcasting and mass media. He received an honourary PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary and was awarded the Leader of Distinction award in 2005.

Stu is the director and owner of Youth Leadership Camps Canada, a leadership development summer camp program that has worked with more then 3000 youth from 18 different countries.

Stu is the owner and founder of the YLCC Leadership Training Centre. A 45-acre facility on the shores of Lake Simcoe, established in 2004. Since then, the centre has become the fastest growing outdoor education and leadership facility in Ontario. This past fall over 1,500 youth experienced programs at the Training Centre.

Stu created and was the editor of Canada’s only national secondary school student leadership publication. The Canadian Spirit was produced and delivered 10 times per year to every high school in Canada for seven years.

Stu launched and was founder of the largest youth web portal in Canada.OP4.com grew in 8 months from an idea to a fully interactive website that was worth over $20 million and had over 100,000 youth world-wide as members.

Stu has spoken to over two million people in over 40 US states, every Canadian province, and the Yukon Territory. He has spoken at every provincial student leadership province in Canada more than once. He has also participated in over 25 state students’ council conventions and both the US and Canadian National Student Leadership Conference.

Stu is the only Canadian speaker who has been asked to be part of the awarding winning Teen Power book series.

Stu is committed to the youth that he works with. He is straight forward and has no hidden costs or fees.

You can check him out at his website, which has links to all his social media and current and upcoming projects.

Here’s a link to Rising Above – his new movie about overcoming bullying. If you’re interested in the movie message Stu though his website.

Thanks for listening!!!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #49: Dr. Deb Gilboa on parenting, failure, work-life balance and raising healthy, happy kids

October, 18th 2016

Hi everyone! Welcome to another episode of the show. This week I interviewed Dr. Deb Gilboa. She and I met at a conference and I was immediately drawn to her message and her brilliant way of sharing her ideas. Even though we talk a lot about parenting and raising kids, the issues and topics that we discuss have broad implications for all of us in our lives regardless of whether or not we have children.

Here’s a little more about Dr. Deb:

Respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, her passion for raising kids with character makes her a favorite family physician, media personality, author,speaker and social influencer. A mom of four boys, she inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children ages 2-22.

Dr. G is a board certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center, caring for diverse patients from 100+ countries, speaking 47 different languages. Her work with the deaf community has received national recognition and was the focus of her service as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

She has received multiple awards for clinical excellence in teaching, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award as a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine.

A graduate of University of Pittsburgh’s SOM and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as alumnus of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater, Dr. G’s diverse background and experiences add to her credibility and lively story-telling.

Dr. G is the author of multiple books including Get the Behavior You Want, Without Being the Parent You Hate! (Demos Publishing) and parenting activity books focusing on building her 3R’s of Parenting: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Dr. and Dr. Gilboa have four boys together and are happy to call Pittsburgh, PA their home.

You can access all her social media at her website. I highly recommend subscribing to her YouTube channel which is awesome.

That’s it for this week! Have a great one and thanks again for listening.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #48: Ian Tyson on happiness, humor, and making people laugh

October, 4th 2016

Hi everyone! This week I had a great chat with my new friend Ian Tyson. Ian Tyson has been a professional speaker since 1989. He works to inspire audiences of students and business professional across North America and around the world. Ian’s presentations focus on overcoming obstacles, making positive choices, finding personal motivation and striving for excellence in your life. He’s a proud father of two, and lives in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Ian’s book, “Hooray For Everything! The Optimist Manifesto” is a collection of stories, tips and tools for creating and maintaining a positive lifestyle. He’s also an award winning comic, passionate chef and unabashed nerd.

There are lots of cool little gems in this interview. I hope you enjoy it! If you want to get to know Ian better you can connect with him at his website www.iantyson.ca or on Facebook,  on Twitter and instragram.

This was a great discussion with lots of brilliant insights into how to bring more happiness into your life and the lives of those around you. I hope you enjoy the conversation.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the episode. Have a great week.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #47: Kevin Snook on health, meditation, systems and living a world class life

September, 27th 2016

Welcome back! This week I talk to Kevin Snook. I met Kevin at the Titan Summit in Toronto (www.titansummit.com) and I was immediately drawn to Kevin’s energy. He is a highly successful business person who can crush the fitness center at any hotel. Which is good because he is on the go traveling all over Asia working on his business.

Here’s a little more about Kevin:

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #46: @sweatscience Alex Hutchinson on brain training, inflammation and optimizing training

September, 20th 2016

This week I talk to Alex Hutchinson. Alex has interviewed me a few times for his award winning sport science articles in Runners World and The Globe and Mail and I decided it was time to turn the tables and interview him.

Alex is an author and Journalist. His first book is is Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. He also has a popular blog Sweat Science and writes regularly for Runners World. He was written for Canadian Running, Popular Mechanics, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and The Walrus, among other publications.

Before becoming a journalist, he did his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cambridge, then spent a few years as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, working on quantum computing and nano-mechanics.

He is also an accomplished athlete, and represented Canada internationally between 1997 and 2008 as a track and field athlete in running events ranging in distances from 1500-10 km.

In this interview Alex and I discuss the latest information about the brain and exercise, techniques to improve brain performance and to improve brain endurance, inflammation and whether or not to try to speed recovery, and other approaches to performing at your best.

You can connect with Alex on his blog, on twitter or on Runner’s World.

I think you’ll find lots of great info in this interview.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the episode. Have a great week.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #45: All about BMX, #TheLearningCurve and pushing the limits with Drew Bezanson

September, 13th 2016

Hi everyone! We’re changing things up a little bit this week. I recently did a super cool project with RedBull.com on some of the science of BMX and slopestyle bike riding and the featured athlete in the segments is world-class rider Drew Bezanson. Drew and I had a great conversation here that covers learning to ride, overcoming your fears, how to recover after setbacks and ultimately how to follow your passion and your dreams.

Growing up in Truro, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada meant long winters and seclusion from the rest of the BMX world for Drew Bezanson, but persistence and a genuine passion for riding to the best of his ability has certainly begun to pay off.

Drew is a natural on a BMX and probably spends more time on his bike than off. Among the many crown jewels in his trophy case are the 2010 and 2012 Transworld BMX NORA Cups for Ramp Rider of the year.

Since his breakout year in 2010, Drew has become renowned as one of the top BMX park riders in the world. Since 2011 it’s been quicker to tell you when he hasn’t been Simple Session champion, and he’s won several editions of the Baltic Games in Gdansk in typical flamboyant style.

Drew is all about sharing and collaborating too; he invited his elite BMX buds to come up to Toronto for a training session at the Joyride 150 bike park for the Red Bull Air Awareness Camp. The camp combined practising crazy new tricks with a vigorous training regime to help the riders achieve peak physical condition for the year ahead.

Drew’s success has seen him steadily begin to conquer the international stage; a solid performance at the X Games in Barcelona in 2013 saw him take sixth place, just behind Daniel Dhers, and a fifth place in Munich. Drew has also claimed the gold medal at Red Bull Framed Reactions in Amsterdam. 2014 afforded him a silver medal at the Austin X Games and 2015 the Simple Session title yet again, along with plenty of acclaim for his Uncontainable project.

You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Here are the links to the #TheLearningCurve series:

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve Ep. 1

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve – Ep. 2

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve – Ep. 3

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve – Ep. 4

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve – Ep. 5

Watch: Red Bull – Drew Bezanson: The Learning Curve – Ep. 6

That’s it for this week. Thanks for listening and have a great week!

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #44: Dr. Greg Wells on #Rio2016

August, 17th 2016

Hi everyone! Here is an interview that I did for the Globe and Mail on Facebook live. It was a cool long form interview where I talk for more than 40 minutes all about the science of the Olympic Games and some of the incredible athletes and their performances.

This is a bit different – this time it is me being interviewed rather than the other way around. I hope you like it.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the episode. Have a great week.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #43: All about negotiating with David Dingwall

June, 30th 2016

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us again! This week I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with my friend and colleague David Dingwall. David is an amazing person. He was elected to Canada’s national parliament (the equivalent of the House of Representatives in the US) at 27 and was re-elected 4 times. He led the development and adoption of the Tobacco Act when he was serving as Canada’s Health Minister. At the time this was the toughest Tobacco legislation in the world.

Since then, he has worked as a lawyer, corporate CEO, corporate Director, and public speaker. He is a visiting Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management where is also leads the Ryerson Negotiation Project.

His current book is called Negotiating So Everyone Wins where David explains approaches and practices that he uses and that twenty of the country’s best deal-makers shared with me through the Ryerson Negotiation Project. These experts include former TD Bank president Ed Clark, NHL Players’ Association head Donald Fehr, former leader of the Canadian Auto Workers Buzz Hargrove, former Ontario Premiers David Peterson and Bob Rae, and former CanWest Global CEO Leonard Asper. He also shares behind the scenes insights from his own experience as a politician, CEO, legal counsel and business advisor.

You can visit David’s website for more information.

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Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #42: All about concussions with Dr. Katia Sinopoli

June, 23rd 2016

Hi everyone! This week I had the great privilege of interviewing Dr. Katia Sinopoli, a psychologist in the Neurology Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Sinopoli did her post-doctoral training with me at Sick Kids and has gone on to develop a successful research and clinical practice. A component of her research has been looking at concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Given how many people experience concussions and the frightening impact of those injuries (check out this page from the CDC to learn more about TBI’s) I thought that Dr. Sinopoli could provide some brilliant insights that we can all use to understand the issue better, clear up misconceptions and spread the message about how to best manage a concussion should it happen.

You can check out some of Dr. Sinopoli’s research on Research Gate.

If you’re looking for more information take a look at ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over seventeen years in operation, ThinkFirst has been heightening public awareness through education since its inception in 1992, when it was founded by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator.

This is an interesting article from Outside Magazine on The New Science of Concussion Recovery.

You can also check out the NY Times Health section that focuses on concussions here.

Finally – here is the link to the Zurich Consensus guidelines that Dr. Sinopoli and I talk about in the podcast.

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the episode. Have a great week.

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