Pregnant Vera Sidika accused of shaming mothers giving birth naturally

 

Socialite Vera Sidika is preparing to deliver her baby girl soon and in a QnA on Instagram interacted with fans abut giving birth naturally or through CS.

And it is in that process that she faced accusations of shaming women who have given birth naturally, amid comments that she fears being lose down there.vera v birth (1)

Team natural birth came for Vera saying she doesn’t know anything about birthing a bay just yet adding that every experience is different.

Vera has doubled back on her comments saying

“I never said V delivery women have lose pumpum. I said personally I wouldn’t want my vajayjay touched. Because I know it usually doesn’t go 100 per cent back to the exact same way it was. My thoughts, my opinion. Y’all should stop crusifying people for speaking their minds. If it does, the very better, My V/delivery biggest worry is labour pains . weeeh someoen even sid they went on labor for three days then after all that pain emergency CS. Si I better chose cs tu from the start since u don’t know what’s coming  Ka!!1 help me God.”

Vera Sidika pregnant
Vera Sidika pregnant

She added that “all in all lets stop any kind of childbirth related stigma we can have opinions and thoughts  but it doesn’t always mean its facts. It’s been real end of discussion”

Vera is due to give birth in November.

Dear Classic 105 fam, what do you think the obsession with shaming mums?

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Kenyans react to lifestyle bloggers review of 800 bob mutura

Food and lifestyle blogger @jaytakeapic stirred emotions after sharing the cost of mutura.

He spent 800 bob for mutura, that Kenyans could not fathom.

One man reacted noting that this money would be treated liek a king in his hood. @RobinEmmax wrote

800 base yetu utapewa mpaka na grill plus heshima na Chance ya kusimama MCA ..

That’s because the normal cost is 50 bob or less.

Finally got to try out the 800 bob mtura at Ankole grill. I’ll say it was super flavorful but for that price pls find me at coco J 😋 pic.twitter.com/YBLLvB8pEf

— posh person (@jaytakeapic) July 30, 2021

Here are funny reactions.
@jnr_UncleKen
800 what ?day light robbery na ata haikai tamu

@Brianmbunde
Mutura ya 800 bob i hope Ngombe ndio waiter.

@Mwirigi
I’m not going to say anything here because I’ve had 1,200 bob mutura at Muthaiga Golf Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy

@W_Mellannie
Y’all are rich rich huh? Loudly crying face

@BersenDennio
Kwani ni mutura ilitengenezwa na intestines za dinosaur

@MxqDee
800 bob inanunua base ya mutura hapa hivi mtaani

@LisaKeter
Hio ni mzinga ya chromegin na ntabaki na 50 ya mtura base

@IamHumbaba
Mtaani nikinunua Mtura ya 800 ni kama ntapewa io grill nilalage nayo for one week

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis admit they don’t bath regularly

 

American actors Ashton Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis are trending after confessing about their bathing habits which include washing only the armpits and privates.

The couple disclosed this information in a podcast with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman for the “Armchair Expert” podcast.

The two said they don’t believe in bathing their kids Wyatt Isabelle, 6, and Dimitri Portwood, 4 with soap every day.

One of the hosts advised about not using soap because it strips the body of essential oils and the actors agreed.

“I can’t believe I am in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower. Who taught you to not wash?” Padman asked, before Kunis said: “I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway.”

“But when I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day,” Kunis went on. “I wasn’t the parent that bathed my newborns, ever.”

Kutcher added, “Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”

Kunis and Kutcher then said they didn’t use soap on their entire bodies every day, with Kutcher admitting: “I wash my armpits and my cr*tch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time. Nothing else.”

Despite not washing their whole bodies every day, they do wash their faces.

“I do have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out,” Kutcher said, as Kunis added: “I wash my face twice a day.

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My broke depressed  husband won’t take our kids to a cheaper school

 

A distressed wife told Maina Kageni on Wednesday that she has given up trying to help her husband deal with depression owing to financial struggles.

The frustrated wife described how her husband would rather keep their children in an expensive school, rather than downgrade because of his ego.

And to ease his financial burden, she chips in but this is not sustainable according to her argument.

She says she has suggested to him to downgrade but he won’t hear of it and will continue struggling to pay private school education.

“Some of thee issues ni za kujitakia, and mens ego, men hawataki kuongeleshwa na wanawake wao. Like my man. I have requested him to change the childrens school, to an affordable one coz he is not doign well fiancially. He haas refused and I can tell he is strugglign fiancailly. I am trying to help him to even changia on school fees and I’m stillpaying the other bills,  but bado hataki, and it’s nopt like I’m doign well financially. He doesn’t see sense in changing schools coz of ego, hataki kuambiwa ni shida za kujitakia, so I sit here watch him. I have tried talking to him, I have tried ikifika hapo as a woman what do you do? if you can’t afford somethign why keep strugglign there, it doesn’t make sense, now I will just sit back and watch him struggle, kwenye imefika, shida zingine ni za kujiletea”

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When is the last time you asked your husband if he is ok? Maina asks wives

 

On the Wednesday morning conversation July 28th, the depression statistics in Kenya indicated a serious challenge families are coping with.

Maina cited figures that said Kenya is fourth in Africa with mental health issues and ninth in the world.

“There have been 438 suicide cases in the last three months a majority of them in men. Ladies you have been accused that you are not talking to your men yet you have your own support system that you go to to talk about everything. But where is the support system for your men?”

Co host Mwalimu King’ang’i said that it is impossible to talk to wives so Maina suggested men try their buddies, something that King’ang’i brushed off as embarrassing.

 

“How do you tell your wife and she is the one who has brought this pressure? hawa ndio huleta hiyo pressure 99 per cent of the time. Kwanza during corona wakati ilishika, expectation zilikua zile zile, mnakaa kwa nyumba kama kuku mkiangaliana, wewe unajua hizo stories zinaishangaa, you think peopel talk all the time in marriage, she knows your jokes and everything there is nothing to know and talk about” mwalimu said

When is the last time you asked your husband are you okay? Maina posed to women.

 

 

Ladies can you tell that your man is depressed?

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Where you can find help for mental health, Rachel Shebesh tells Maina

 

CAS Rachel Shebesh spoke to Maina Kageni on Wednesday July 28, where she opened up about her battle with depression describing it as a silent epidemic.

The politician turned 50 years, and while on air on Classic 105 told Maina that it is at a crisis level that has implications on society.

I have suffered from bipolar for a long time, running my life without me having any control over it, and in the process, I became very depressed.

Shebesh is vocal about it on her Facebook page that Kenyans who battle the condition have no support systems.

I’m very happy for this topic on Classic we have to kill stigma around mental health and reasons people don’t come out is because people are called all sorts of names when they come out

mental health is a disease like any other and it has medication to live a normal life.

I live with bi polar disorder, it’ a mental illness that has mood swings that can go to extremes.

She said efforts are being made to put in place access to treatment and psychosocial support citing the work of Dk Frank Njenga, the leading psychiatrist.

I was in depression for a year and a half and your life stops because you are alive but you are dead at the same time, it affects your community and your work, and please when people speak don’t shame them ask with love how are you doing. the question how are you doing is very important because we  don’t ask each other these days ask someone uko aje? 

Lets kill the stigma so those around us are free to speak. Dk Frank Njenga is the presidential adviser on mental health, in our level five hospitals, we have made sure there is at least a psychiatrist, while in public service, we have a mental health unit for civil servants to get help. In the private sector, it will be very important for companies to put somebody people can got to. I know people think it’s jut a story

It’s very expensive to see a psychiatrist and mathari has been stigmatized but I challenge you to go and see facilities that are there.

Shebesh told Maina and Kingangi that when public figures open up about their own mental health struggles, it can help break down stigma, spark important discussions, and even inspire people to seek treatment.

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“1 day at a time” Snoop Dog says about hospitalized mother

 

Snoop Dogg has thanked fans for their support and prayers as his 70 year old mother remains sick in hospital.

In a message, Snoop Dogg said his mother is “still fighting”. She was said to be ailing about two months ago from an undisclosed condition and hospitalized.

“Happy Sunday me and my brothers went to c mama today and she opened up her eyes to c us and let us know she still fighting. God is good. Thanks for all the prayers 1 day at a time.”

Accompanying the caption, a photo showed him beside her bed.

 Back in May, he shared that she was sick and has been receiving treatment. He also asked fans to pray for his mom writing “need all my prayer warriors for momma right now please and thank you.”

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From feeling jealous to hugs! 7 things that are good for your health

 

I bet you weren’t ready for this headline. But yes there are incredible everyday things that are good for your health.

  1. Talking to yourself – Talking to yourself can boost self-confidence and improve your ability to complete certain tasks.

2. Sleeping naked – Research suggests that sleeping naked may potentially positively impact reproductive health, connection with a partner, and self-esteem

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People-black-man-sleeping-in-bed

3. Sleeping with socks – Wearing socks in bed increases blood flow to feet and heat loss through the skin, which helps lower core body temperature. In turn, this helps a person get to sleep faster.

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4. Feeling Jealous – Jealousy can help strengthen your connection when you talk about it.woman-eating-ice-cream

5. Ice cream – it is a slow sugar release food that keeps you satisfied for a longer period of time ice-cream is made of milk which contains many essential nutrients and vitamins.work.stress
6. Stress – it can help boost the body’s immune system. In the first stage of stress (the “alarm” stage – often known as the “fight or flight” response) the body produces cortisol – a stress fighting hormone which has many benefits to the body. Stress can give a feeling of fulfillment – when this is the case it is called “eustress” as opposed to “distress”.Father-hugging-his-crying-son-545093904_1258x838

7. ]Hugs –  Hugs cause a decrease in the release of cortisol, a stress hormone, and other research indicates that hugs decrease your blood pressure and heart rate in stressful situations

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Milk in porridge! Here are the common baby feeding mistakes

 

Parenting is an unending journey of learning and some of these mistakes we make as parents is because of lack of access to the right information, too much information from unreliable persons; we’re surrounded by teachers of all kind and every person has a say when it comes to feeding your child and they all want you to try their ideas which can be confusing.

Too much overwhelming amount of advice and information can at times be hard to navigate especially when it comes to food.

This articles points out common mistakes on baby feeding and solutions to them. Good baby feeding is a good foundation for future health and nutrition status

1. Adding milk to porridge

This is a common wrong way of preparing porridge in effort to add taste. Other thinks that milk will add value to the porridge which is not true. Milk will actually hinder the absorption of essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals from the porridge.

Just cook your porridge as per the instructions but avoid adding milk.

2. Adding sugar to milk

To satisfy a sweet tooth does not mean you must add sugar, there are many ways of sweetening the porridge like blending a banana, berries and any other sweet fruit and mixing it with the porridge.

The porridge can also be enriched by adding a blended boiled egg to it. Always opt for natural way of adding flavour, taste and limit too much added sugars.

3. Introducing cow’s milk before one year

Before one year a child’s digestive system is not able to digest casein protein unlike breastmilk which has whey protein which is highly digestible and absorbable.

Early introduction of cow’s milk or any other milk can lead to constipation. The casein present in cow’s milk is hard to digest which can colonise a child’s digestive system.

It is also associated with nutritional anaemia in children since it low in iron, vitamin c compared to breastmilk. Introducing other sources of milk at one year is recommended because at this time a baby is able to compensate for lost/missed nutrients with a well-rounded diet comprising of all food groups.

4. Using hard cereal porridge flour

It is common among some cultures baby’s porridge flour is mixed with other “things” such as yams, cassava, ground nuts. In their view, the additives are meant to fortify the flour making it more nutritious. Well, all these additives have different cooking time and we normally cook our porridge for just 15 minutes. 15 minutes is not enough time for cassava, ground nuts to cook properly and this leads to indigestion and it is harmful to your baby.

5. Using more than three porridge flour cereals

As a parent I know you want to prepare a “heavy” porridge and this is the main reason why many opt for more than three cereals.

It is recommended to use single porridge flour or not to mix more than two cereals so that it is possible to identify the allergen in cases of an allergic reaction. For instance you can use maize flour and sorghum

6. Late introduction of animal protein

It is common to find a child eating ugali and meat soup but not meat itself. This is due to demonization of lean meat. Little intake of lean meat will do no harm to your child.

Animal proteins, such as meat, eggs, and milk, are complete proteins, meaning they provide all of the essential amino acids our body needs. Animal products provide the highest-quality protein sources.

Animal protein such as lean red meat helps in the production of hemoglobin by red blood cells. Timely introduction can help reduce and prevent occurrence of nutritional anemia among children aged 1-5 years.

7. Making feeding time a wrestling session

Your child already knows when the food is served, it is time to wrestle. This aggravates food refusal more and more.

Make feeding time more friendly by feeding together and also sometimes going by your child’s order. Yes, sometimes you will have to take the food in that corner or even run after them and this makes it fun for them. Don’t expect a one year old to sit with you in the dining table.baby scream

8. Monotonous feeding

Feeding one type of food is common. This can be boring to your baby because they want to explore different foods. Monotonous feeding is the major cause for food refusal.

Practise food diversification by giving different sources of carbohydrates, proteins and variety of fruits and vegetables. A different food from the same group offers different nutrients.

Having a meal plan for your baby will create room for diversification and variety.

9. Preparing tasteless foods

Prepare appealing food for your child and avoid boiling and mixing everything together. Boil what need to be boiled and fry and need to be fried.o-BLACK-BABY-facebook

Add little healthy cooking oil like olive oil or canola and pinch of salt to add taste and flavour.

The writer, Lucy Chege is a registered and licensed nutritionist based in Kenya, proficient in medical nutrition therapy. She is also the founder of Nutrition Therapy by Lucy.

Twitter: @LucyChegeM

Instagram: @LucyChegeM

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Use this urine colour chart to assess how hydrated you are

 

 

Countless arguments have been heard about how hydrated or dehydrated your body is.

Lack of water can lead to dehydration , and you will know this when you feel lethargic, drained of energy and constant feelings of being tired.

You maybe feeling this way because every day we lose water through breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. And if we don’t drink water to replace what is lost, then dehydration sets in.

Your water needs depend on your health, how active you are and the environment where you live.

Nutritionists say it good to drink a glass of water, with each meal and between meals or before, during and after exercise plus if you feel thirst

Use the below urine colour chart to check for signs of dehydration.

 

 

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Gloria Muliro is that you? Singer looks completely unrecognisable

 

Fans will be up for a big surprise after Gloria Muliro shared a new photo.

Gospel singer Gloria Muliro has shared a picture of herself looking skinny that got Mercy Masika stunned at her visible weight loss.

Mercy commented ‘where did the weight go…wow..”

Gloria has not been very active on her social media pages and was last dedicating a tribute ot her late father who passed on five years ago. She mourned her dad writing “Papa Muliro, it’s 5yrs today… we miss you, but you are resting I know.. God with us, we soldier on..”

 

 

Her latest selfie were supportive of her new look with many saying ‘wow, looking good’.

Gloria opened up this year about finding love again after a nasty divorce from Pastor Omba. She went public with her new man.

 

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Terryanne Chebet’s inner battle with weigh scale hoping for quick results

 

TerryanneChebet says losing eight is hard especially if you constantly look at the weighing scale hoping for instant results.

The former media personality has been hitting the gym hard, and said keeping off the weight can be every bit as challenging .

On day 16 of the gym she wrote “I’ struggle so hard not to look at the weighing scale or take measurements because I’m constantly hoping for quick results, even though I know it takes a while to shed off.

You know these thoughts… I’m eating healthy and exercised today. I better wake up skinny tomorrow ! 😝😝 I know you relate”

Terryanne has been detailing her health and eight goals, with fans and followers encouraging her along the journey.

So much so that one person muthonibrad told her they relate and added cheekily “I can totally relate personally am at that stage where, I look at it as a journey now. You will get there don’t give up even you feel you can’t be bothered”

 

Go girl, we believe in you and congratulations

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How to tell if your drink has been spiked  or tampered with

 

As we gear up for the weekend, e want to make sure you are safe while in the club drinking. The substances used to spike drinks are often colourless and odourless so don’t expect to smell your drink.

Here are some things you can do to ensure you enjoy your drink but make sure it’s not tampered with.

  1. If you are at a house party, never take a drink from someone who you’ve not seen pour it for you.
  2. 2. If the ice sinks in the glass, this is a red fag that something is off.
  3. The color of your drink has changed from when you were served
  4. Your drink looks cloudy when it didn’t look this way before may be a sign
  5. Excessive bubbles as some drugs react to send extra bubbles to the top of your drink

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Sanaipei Tande shares what it’s like after quitting alcohol

 

 

Stunning singer Sanaipei Tande is walking a journey that many of her fans are super proud about. That is after quitting alcohol.

Sana has been on this journey for two years now after declaring that decision. She has now let it be known that she is a tea tottler in a heartwarming post. She wrote

“Kitambara cha kichwa na chai! Ishara ya uzee and bedtime laleni salama jamani”

 

 

Earlier this year in an Instagram live interview, the ‘Simama Imara’ hitmaker confessed in an Instagram live that she wished she took the decision earlier.

‘I think that one of the major changes that I made and everything changed with that one decision is that in 2019 I made a conscious decision to stop taking alcohol and so a lot changed with that one decision.’

Sanaipei Tande reveals she quit drinking alcohol at the age of 36 years

Sanaipei added there was no regret as everything happens for a reason.

‘I felt that I was treated in all my 36 years. I was like why didn’t I stop like ten years ago, but you know everything happens at the time it is supposed to happen.

You have Those experiences so that they can better inform your future.

Maina Kageni with Sanaipei Tande in studio
Maina Kageni with Sanaipei Tande in studio

Sanaipei has been missing from the music scene for a while now and in a brief conversation with fans, promised to release music  soon . A an begged her to return asking ‘Please give us new music pleaaaase drop an album even aki. We miss you’

She responded as eagerly saying ‘Soon soon’.

We too can’t wait Sana, please come and drop it first on Classic 105. Pretty please?

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What men need to know before getting a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is the most effective form of birth control for men.

There are at least 8 questions you can ask your doctor before deciding on this procedure.

From what you should do to prepare for the surgery to how much downtime you will need here is a list of things to know:

  1. Vasectomies are usually done in your urologist’s office, but they may also be done at a medical facility like a  hospital.
  2. You and your partner should take time to talk it over and truly determine if it’s the right choice for your family.
  3. Time off from work. Recovery time from such a procedure is not long. You may return to work in two to three days. You may also get intimate after a week, while bruising and any swelling will heal in two week time.- 
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    You will still be a bedroom bully

  5. A vasectomy procedure takes 20 minutes
  6. A vasectomy can be reversed, but there are other options
  7. It’ right for you if you are interested in a temporary birth control means
  8. A vasectomy is generally safe and effective

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An apple-tizing egg salad sandwich with Suntop

Children can be notoriously difficult to feed, from being picky eaters to ensuring they have a balanced diet.  It can also get pretty tedious trying to come up with a new meal and snack options for them, so we partnered with Suntop to help you out.

Suntop recently released a new selection of juices that are healthy and perfect for your little ones. They contain real fruit juice, no preservatives, no artificial flavours,  no artificial colours and no artificial sweeteners.

With the unique z straw that minimizes spillage, Suntop Juices are also the perfect accompaniment for packed lunch whether it’s at school, on a picnic, or something you threw together while working from home. Great taste whether chilled or not.

For our first recipe, we chose the egg salad sandwich. Here is how you make one.

Ingredients

  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped dhania
  • 2 tablespoon chopped dill
  • two slices of wholemeal bread

Method

For this recipe, simply slice your egg pieces and mix them with the mayonnaise and fresh herbs. Spread the mixture onto your bread slices and top with the tomato for a refreshing bite.

Serve with some fruit as well as your child’s favourite flavour of Suntop juice.

 

KICC CEO Nana Gecaga marks 22 years of sobriety

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece and KICC chief executive Nana Gecaga is celebrating 22 years of recovering from being an alcoholic.

She says this is one of the most important milestones in her life.

Nana, who has been vocal about how alcoholism ruined her life, says she is proud of herself as she has remained committed to sobriety.

She wrote on Instagram, “22 years of being sober. I just want to thank everyone who has played a role in supporting me to get this far. Lastly, I want to thank me, myself and I. I have to give credit where it is due.

“I’ve remained committed to my sobriety, I’ve put it first always and been very proud of where I have come and where I’m going. It takes courage to go against the grain and it takes humility to not only realise you have a problem but then commit the entire rest of your life to change it for the better.”

In a past interview, Nana admitted that she used to drink up to a crate of beer and a bottle of hard liquor in one sitting.nanagecaga

Her love for alcohol blew up some of her dreams, one of which was to become an athlete.

Nana took the step to take it slow at the age of 21 after living in the UK for over a decade.

She added that the bold move did not come short of challenges, revealing that she lost friends.

“The one thing I can say to them is, tomorrow is another day and try to live or get to that day and never be ashamed or too proud to ask for support. Kenya has a lot of support and use it.”

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Kambua reveals the things she has done to deal with the loss of her father and son

Kambua Manundu is one of the most beautiful, talented and spirited women in Kenya. The mother of one is a positive role model to many women in the country showing that a healthy work-life balance can happen, having a wonderful marriage and a successful career singing and in the media.

Despite her successes in life, one area that resonates with many of her followers is how real she is about what she is going through.

She will share her personal thoughts about issues going on in her life that many of her followers can learn from. One of the most recent incidents that have rocked her world is the death of her newborn son coupled with the passing away of her father a few years ago.

I have grieved the fact that my late father never got to meet my baby boy – Kambua

These losses have done a number on her, something that she is willing to speak about as she tries to heal. She said that reading books and travelling have been playing the perfect therapy as she tries to heal.

In an Instagram post she made recently, the singer noted that she may be healing but the scars of losing her dad and second-born child are still with her.

”I read books and travel to heal. I have healed from things I thought would break me forever. I healed from losing my dad (I didn’t think was near possible). I am healing from losing my son. It is possible to heal. The scars may remain, but God takes away the sting. ” Kambua said.

She added, ”I am curious to know…what do you do to heal…? To exhale…? I read books, listen to “stuff”, I pray, I TRAVEL…I travel to heal and regroup. Recently, the travel bug bit me…,” Kambua added.


Her disclosure comes barely a few months after Kambua lost her son in February 2021. He was only days old when he breathed his last. She wrote at the time, “You were deeply loved, and will forever be remembered. Your father, your mommy, and your brother Nathaniel, will carry you in our hearts always.”

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