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Grow Your Business With These Strategies

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Grow Your Business With These Strategies

One of the most important things for your business is to plan ahead. Planning for tomorrow, a month, or a year from now is one of the best ways to help your business grow and you will be prepared for any curveballs along the way. Keep moving things forward for your business with the tips below:

Get The Help You Need:

First, you need to make sure you have the right kind of help. This could mean from the people you’ve hired to work for you or from the services you’ve hired for each part of your business. Keep up to date with all of the departments like customer service, maintenance, accounting, etc. You also want to make sure that your IT is effective in every way, such as by using Medifit for your practice services. Once you have a better idea of how each department is functioning, you will be able to make improvements for a better customer experience.

Try Something New:

You can’t keep doing the same things you were doing before if you want to move forward, can you? You have to make some changes and try new things, even if it’s not easy. This means that you should offer something new, like a product or service. The idea is that you want people to notice you in a good way, not just as a business lurking in the background. You will get the attention you need if you are bold, brave, and stand out from the crowd. If you can keep a positive attitude, this should give you something the others don’t have and help your business grow.

Marketing Is Key:

Marketing is the key to the success of your business. If you don’t market your business, no one will know who you are or what you can do for them. They don’t know what makes you the best or how well you do what you do. It’s up to you to tell them, and marketing is there to help you do that. Make sure you’re using various methods of marketing across a wide variety of platforms so you can achieve a greater audience reach.

Make this new year the best ever for your business with the simple strategies above!

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Renovating An Old Home? Check Out These Tips

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Renovating An Old Home? Check Out These Tips

When it comes to renovating an old home, there are a few key things to keep in mind for the project to be a success. It’s important to be prepared because there’s a lot that might challenge you when going through this huge undertaking. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process:

Start with a plan:

Before any work begins, it’s crucial to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish with your renovation. Make a list of the specific areas of the home that you want to update and consider how those updates will fit in with the overall style and architecture of the house. This will help you to create a comprehensive plan and budget for the project, which will help to keep you on track and so you don’t overspend on unnecessary items.

Prioritize structural updates:

An old home may have structural issues that need to be addressed before you can move on to cosmetic updates. These types of updates can include foundation repairs, roof replacements, or updates to the electrical and plumbing systems. While these types of updates can be costly, they are essential to the safety and longevity of your home. By taking care of these issues, your home will be safe and secure for you and your family, and prevent costly repairs down the road.

Make energy-efficient updates:

Energy-efficient updates can help to reduce your energy costs and improve the overall comfort of your home. These might include adding insulation, replacing flimsy siding and doors, or installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system. These types of updates can be a bit more expensive initially, but over time, they can pay for themselves in energy savings. Another way to do this is to install new windows; Renewal by Andersen window replacement can help you with that.

Be prepared for surprises:

Even the most well-planned renovation projects can encounter unexpected issues, such as hidden mold or old wiring. Be prepared to adapt your plan as needed, consult with experts when necessary, and make changes to your budget to accommodate any unexpected expenses.

Do your research:

It’s important to research the best contractors to hire, the most cost-effective materials, and the latest technology for your renovation to achieve the best outcome. This will help you to find the right team to work with and make informed decisions about the materials and products you’ll use.

By following these tips and keeping an open mind, you can renovate an old home with confidence and turn it into a beautiful and comfortable living space that will stand the test of time.

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New Year, Same Us

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New Year, Same Us

Hello! One of my favorite things about being married other than annoying Johnny every day for the rest of our lives is the holidays. I am a huge fan of birthdays, holidays, and any occasion that calls for a family get together and being able to double the celebration time with Johnny’s family is such a treat! This past weekend, Johnny and I celebrated our third New Year together and we just had to show out in our best for the handful of people that saw us lol. Check it out:

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As you can see, “act more normal” was clearly not one of our New Year’s resolutions. In fact, we didn’t make any! However, we both have several projects and goals that we’d like to see come into fruition this year. I currently have a rough draft for a children’s book and I am meeting with a potential illustrator in a few weeks. I also would very much like to continue gaining clout with my social media presence and blog. While I am a word gal, Johnny is my music guy and he has plans for a new honky tonk band with two of our musician pals. So, no resolutions per se but lots of exciting things to work towards!

Let’s be real, the past few years have sucked eggs. Since 2020, I have gone into every new year thinking the best and then craziness broke out with the pandemic. This is the first time that I have felt, dare I say, hopeful for a new year ahead of us. It is also nice to kick start 2023 with the major goal of self publishing a book. I have never done anything like that before and I am ready to sink my teeth into a brand new challenge. I also have a very rough draft of a sequel written already and a majority of the writing I did was to the tune of Johnny’s guitar. It’s a match made in heaven. ❤

Maybe I feel a bit better about 2023 because nothing could be worse than the last few months of my 2022 lol. I can’t wait for Johnny and I to have success in these side hustle projects and have my fingers crossed that the curve balls will be kept to a minimum!

What is something that you are looking forward to this year? How did you celebrate the new year? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

4 Tips For Setting Up A Veterinary Clinic Abroad

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4 Tips For Setting Up A Veterinary Clinic Abroad

Setting up a veterinary clinic abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience for those passionate about animal care and medicine. Not only does it offer the opportunity to work with animals in different cultures and settings, but it also provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about animal welfare worldwide. However, establishing a clinic overseas is not as straightforward as running one domestically. There are many factors to consider before taking this step. Here are four tips to help you successfully set up a veterinary clinic abroad:

Research Your Location Thoroughly:

Before deciding on your location, thoroughly research the local laws regarding veterinary practices in that country or region. It is essential to ensure that you meet the necessary legal requirements and regulations to practice, especially regarding animal welfare. Speak with local veterinarians and other professionals in your target country or region, as they can provide valuable advice on what you need to know.

You should also understand the local cultural norms and values surrounding veterinary practices. This is important as they may differ from other countries or regions. For instance, animal welfare regulations might be different in certain parts of the world or there might be certain beliefs that influence how veterinarians can treat their patients. Knowing the local culture and values can help you provide the best care for your patients.

When setting up a veterinary practice, it is also important to research the economic climate in your target region or country. Understand the costs associated with opening a practice, such as rent, insurance, staff wages, and equipment needs. Moreover, look into potential sources of income and ways to generate revenue from your practice. Finally, learning about the local veterinary market landscape is another important aspect of researching your location. Research the competition in the area and potential partners or collaborators who could help you create a successful business. This will give you an idea of what services and products need to be offered to meet your customers’ needs.

Secure Funding:

Once you have decided on a location, securing funding is essential for setting up a successful veterinary clinic abroad. Consider applying for grants from organizations such as the World Veterinary Association or Animal Welfare International, which are dedicated to supporting veterinary practitioners worldwide. Additionally, many countries offer incentives for foreign investment – research those available in your chosen location carefully before making any decisions. You will need to factor in costs associated with purchasing medical equipment, supplies and facilities, and staff salaries. Additionally, many countries have specific laws regarding animal welfare and may require that your clinic meets specific standards before opening its doors.

Choose Your Staff Carefully:

Hiring qualified staff is key when setting up a veterinary clinic abroad – so choose wisely! When interviewing potential team members, check that they have the qualifications, experience, and language skills. You also must consider cultural compatibility; you want to be sure that all of your team members are committed to the same values and principles that will drive your clinic forward.

When putting together a team, look for diverse skills. Veterinary professionals with experience in different areas can bring valuable insights and knowledge that can contribute to the success of your clinic. Additionally, having a team with diverse backgrounds and cultures can enrich the clinic’s environment. A team with different perspectives, ideas, and experiences will create a welcoming atmosphere in your clinic.

Find Reliable Suppliers for Medical Testing Equipment:

When setting up a veterinary clinic abroad, reliable suppliers for medical testing equipment is a must. Without the right products and services, your clinic won’t be able to provide effective treatments. Research potential vendors before making any commitments; look into their reputation, pricing structure, customer service, and availability of products.

A crucial medical testing equipment to consider is a veterinary hematology analyzer. These instruments measure the red and white blood cells in animal samples, which can provide diagnostic information about various diseases and conditions. It’s important to find suppliers for this equipment because they can provide service and support for the instrument, including warranties and repair services. When researching suppliers, the price may not be the best indication of quality – look for those certified to manufacture or distribute genuine products and have a good reputation among other customers.

Setting up a veterinary clinic abroad is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about animal care and medicine. With these tips, you can confidently set up your veterinary clinic and impact the global animal welfare community. Remember that while the process may seem daunting at first, your clinic will thrive with careful planning and a commitment to excellence!

How To Make A Sudden Career Change Successfully

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How To Make A Sudden Career Change Successfully

Making a career change can be a daunting task. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make and, if done incorrectly, it can be very costly. This blog post will give you some tips on how to make a career change successfully and cover things like how to assess your skills and interests, how to research new careers, and how to network with professionals in your desired field. So whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve been stuck in the same job for years, read on for advice on making a successful career change:

Assess Your Skills and Interests:

The first step to making a successful career change is to assess your skills and interests. Consider what you are good at, the kind of work you enjoy, and the industries that align with your values. This process will help you narrow down potential career paths and determine which ones best suit your strengths and aspirations. To get started, make a list of your skills, interests, and values. Additionally, review any past feedback you’ve received from colleagues, supervisors, and mentors to get a better sense of your strengths and weaknesses.

Research Potential Career Paths:

Once you’ve assessed your skills and interests, it’s time to do some research. Begin by exploring potential recession proof jobs that align with your list. Look up job postings for positions that match what you are looking for, read up on industry news and information, or even talk to people in the field who can provide insights and advice. This will give you a better understanding of the kind of work involved as well as potential opportunities available. In addition, research organizations and companies in the industry you are considering. Note any areas that they specialize in, job opportunities they offer, and their corporate culture. This will help you determine if a particular career path is right for you.

Get Qualified:

Once you’ve identified a potential new career, it’s time to get qualified. Depending on the field, this may involve getting additional certifications or qualifications, taking classes or workshops, gaining relevant experience through internships or volunteer work, or simply doing more research to become familiar with different aspects of the field. Consider how your current skills can be transferred to your desired career path. Are there any roles where your past experience could be beneficial? How can you make your transition smoother? Brainstorm ways to apply your existing skills and experiences in a new context.

Network and Build Connections:

Making connections with people who are already working in the field is an important step towards making a successful career change. Building relationships with these individuals can open up opportunities for collaboration, advice, or even job openings. Start by doing some research on LinkedIn and other social media platforms to find potential contacts. Then, reach out to these people via email or a phone call to introduce yourself and explain why you’re interested in their particular industry. Ask questions about their experience and what advice they might have for someone looking to break into the field. Finally, don’t forget to offer your own skills and expertise in return.

Make a Plan:

Making a plan is essential for any career change. This will help you stay focused on your goals and ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to reach them. Start by breaking down each of your larger goals into smaller, achievable tasks. Then, create an actionable timeline with deadlines for completing certain tasks or reaching certain milestones. As you work towards making your career change, review this plan regularly to make sure you’re on track and adjust it as needed along the way. Finally, be sure to factor in time for self-care while making your transition. It can be easy to get overwhelmed during this process. Schedule activities that will help you stay motivated and energized, such as exercise or creative pursuits.

Take Action:

It’s easy to talk about making a career change, but the time has come to take action. Start by applying for any relevant job positions or internships that have come up in your research. Make sure you are taking advantage of networking opportunities and building meaningful relationships with people in the industry. Also, don’t forget to promote yourself! Create an online portfolio showcasing your work and experiences, update your resume, and create social media profiles that show off your skills and qualifications. These steps will help you stand out as potential employers review applications.

Making a career change can be stressful. However, with the right planning and preparation it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By assessing your skills, researching potential paths, and building connections in the field, you can make a successful and satisfying transition. With careful reflection, dedication, and perseverance, you’ll be well on your way to pursuing the career of your dreams!

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Planning The Ultimate Girls Night In

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Planning The Ultimate Girls Night In

Hello! It has been snowing in Ohio for the past couple of days so, as far as I am concerned, winter is officially here. While it is always fun to have a night out, the cold weather makes me want to stay in until spring! Those winter nights gives the perfect opportunity to host the ultimate girls night in because why leave the comfort of your own home if you don’t have to?! Call up your besties and find your comfiest pajamas because it’s time to plan a GNI so good that it will make you scoff at a night on the town:

So Many Activities:

While nothing pleases me more than a good old fashioned girl talk, a night in begs for some fun activities to do together. This could be anything from pulling up a YouTube tutorial and having a wine and paint night to baking and decorating holiday cookies. How about making your own pizzas together instead of ordering delivery? Or putting together an ice cream sundae bar? Hey, a girl has gotta eat!

Spa Treatments:

A girls night in staple is, of course, getting to pamper yourselves. We’re talking face masks, painting nails, and aromatherapy – the works! Have your best girls bring their favorite products and turn it into a swap so that all of you can try something new. You could even create your own face masks and hair treatments with ingredients in your kitchen. Who knows, your girls night might turn into your first small business meeting with your skin care creations!

Snuggle Up:

What is a good girls night in without some chick flicks? Pop all of the popcorn and pop the champagne! Movie time means snuggling up, getting cozy, and unwinding so lots of soft blankets and fuzzy socks are a must. You could even order matching PJs if you want to be super extra! On the subject of blankets, fleece throws are super easy to make and can be added to your growing list of activities.

Cocktail Creations:

If you plan on indulging in the drink, how about creating a girls night signature cocktail (Or mocktail!)? Wine or champagne is always a good choice but it will be a blast to shake things up literally and metaphorically. Get inspiration for cocktails on Pinterest and put your own twist on it. You or your friends might just find your new calling as the best bartender ever. 😀

Playlist, Please:

Having awesome music on as you craft, eat, and talk the night away is so essential. Even more important is your selection, which means no mopey ballads! Girls night in means girl power anthems, one hit wonders, and beats that get you in the spirit for an impromptu dance party. And, what is a girls night in without Queen Bs, Britney Spears AND Beyonce? The answer is: NOTHING!!

If the winter weather has driven you to hibernation mode, you might as well have some fun. Your girls night in will be a GREAT SUCCESS and you could turn it into a tradition with a different host every month. Now, where’s my invite?!

What are some girls night in essentials? What is your favorite night in snack or drink? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Top Tips For Renovating Your House On a Budget

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Top Tips For Renovating Your House On a Budget

Research reveals that home remodeling searches have more than doubled, especially between 2020 and 2021. Renovating your home can be exciting, but it also requires a lot of planning to make it successful. One major challenge during house renovations is how to make changes while staying within budget. Let’s explore some ideas of how to achieve your renovation goals while being budget friendly:

Have a plan:

One of the most crucial things you’ll need to do to keep renovation costs low is to have a well thought out strategy and follow it as closely as possible. It’s best to draw up a budget before you start renovating to give you an idea of the items you need to prioritize. Doing this will also guide you in comparing prices before you buy any materials for the renovations so you can identify the ones that work best for you. If your budget is stretched thin, you can choose to do the renovations gradually instead of doing everything at once.

Planning will also help you set realistic timelines to achieve your renovation plans. It will also help you prepare for unforeseen circumstances that may delay your project, such as unavailability of materials, longer time to finish a particular aspect of the renovations, and so on.

Research:

Researching is necessary for the renovation of your home. It will inform your decision on the items you need for your project. Conducting thorough research will also help you know if you’ll need to bring any professionals on board to assist you and identify the best options available. If you’re in or around the Putnam County area and need to replace some doors and windows in your home, you can start preparing for it by researching here.

Get creative with your exterior:

You can think about adding a few touches to your exterior to make it more inviting without breaking the bank. You can do this by repainting your door or replacing the doorknobs and hinges. You may also consider exploring colors that complement your home’s interior for maximum effect. Small changes can make a world of difference!

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Explore DIY tricks:

Home renovations can provide the perfect opportunity to test your DIY skills. To save money, you can consider performing less demanding tasks yourself, like painting the walls. Apart from that, doing the work yourself gives you the chance to be hands on in making your renovation dream a reality, leading to a sense of fulfillment. So, why not challenge yourself and identify which aspects of the renovation you can do? Remember to be safety conscious by wearing the right safety gear and reading instructions to prevent injuries.

The above tips will make your renovations as rewarding as possible without taking a huge toll on your finances. Enjoy your dream home!

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How To Take Control Of Your Career

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How To Take Control Of Your Career

Your career is like a marathon, not a sprint. A successful career requires long-term planning, dedication, and effort. It’s not something that magically happens; you must work for it. Whether you’re just starting out in the world of work or looking for a new challenge, staying on top of your career is essential. With dedication and commitment from you, this could be the catalyst for the next step in your career. This blog post will give you valuable insights into taking control of your career no matter what stage you are at in your professional life:

Determine your career goals and timeline:

Knowing where you want to go in your career and having a deadline for each of these goals is essential. This is the only way to track what you have achieved and where you need to improve. It could be that you want to become a manager by the time you are 30 or maybe you want to start your own business by 40. Whatever your goals are, make sure you have an exact date in your mind when you want to achieve them. You should also keep an eye on the current socio-economic climate, as this can significantly impact your career goals.

Don’t be afraid to start from the bottom:

Starting at the bottom is not a bad thing. Many successful people have started at the very bottom of the career ladder. This can be a great way to gain experience, find out what you don’t like doing, and learn from the people around you. Some people call this “getting your spurs,” but it’s a great way to get experience, network, and start working on those career goals. If you’re a graduate and have no relevant experience, don’t worry. You will soon get opportunities to start working in your chosen industry and can use that as a springboard to get yourself to the next level.

Network, network, network:

Getting out of your comfort zone and meeting new people at social events, conferences, or online will be hugely beneficial. It will help you to progress your career by:

Learning about new opportunities: You never know where or when you might find an opportunity to move your career forward. Being out there and meeting people like Michael Fraas Professor from different industries makes you more likely to come across these opportunities.

Making connections: By building your network, you increase the chance of getting a recommendation or making a connection that can help you progress in your career.

Finding mentors: Having someone to turn to for advice and guidance can be invaluable when starting out. Mentors can help you learn what you need to do to move your career forward and will be a wealth of knowledge and advice.

Don’t stop learning:

To progress in your career, you need to keep learning. Knowledge is power, whether through a training course or by reading up on new skills. You must keep learning and improving your skills because of the ever-changing work landscape. Some skills will be more relevant than others in the future, so keeping up to date with the latest developments and trends is a must. This will help you secure a job and show future employers that you are an asset to the company.

There is no correct way to succeed in your career. Your path may look different than your friends and colleagues, but that doesn’t mean it is the wrong path. The most important thing is to stay focused and dedicated. Keep your eyes on the prize and work hard!

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How To Get Better Prepared In Your Life

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How To Get Better Prepared In Your Life

If you are worried that life is getting out of hand and you need to find ways to keep calm and carry on, then look no further. The article below will give you some tips and tricks on how to be more prepared in life. This will help it to seem less chaotic and help you manage all of the twists and turns better:

Sort Your Finances:

One thing you can do to help you prepare in life is having your finances in order. If you don’t know what is going on with your finances, then you could be spending more than you have coming in. One way you can sort this out is by setting a budget, which will combine everything and leave you with a rounded figure of money you have left after spending. To work out your budget, you will need to figure out all of your incomings and outgoings first.

Invest In A Wall Planner:

Next, you should think about investing in a wall planner. One of the major problems with preparing for the future is that your schedule could be completely out of whack. It’s possible that things happen which you either miss or forget about until it’s too late. This could include appointments or deadlines that are crucial for your professional and personal development. Sites such as Daily Orders have a fantastic selection of planners for you to choose from.

Have The Right Insurance:

Insurance is like an umbrella. You won’t always need one, but you’ll be glad you have it when it starts to pour down. There are lots of different types of insurance that you can explore which can benefit various aspects of your life from life insurance to disability coverage. Selecting the right one will give you peace of mind when difficult situations arise.

Find Things You Enjoy Doing:

If you do a lot during the day and have people you look after at home, then you may be due for a break. It is important not to feel guilty when you take time for yourself because everyone needs this in their life. Go and meet some friends for lunch, dedicate an afternoon to your favorite hobby, or hit the gym. Life seems much brighter when you make time for things you enjoy.

Know Your Life Goals:

Finally, you need to think about your life goals and what you want to achieve. If you don’t have a point that you are working towards, then it’s difficult, if not impossible to know whether you are making any type of progress. That’s why you should think about what you want from your life right now and in the future. Ideally, you should have goals that are related to everything from your personal life to professional development.

By taking the right steps to be better prepared, you can guarantee that life doesn’t end up catching you off guard!

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How Might The Job Market Change In The Future?

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How Might The Job Market Change In The Future?

It seems as though right now, the job market the world over is still reeling from many difficult issues. As the cost-of-living rises and energy prices soar, it seems that many smaller businesses are destined to stop trading due to unsustainable cost. However, in many areas, job vacancies for many roles seem to be more numerous than ever, and that in itself can be a big ask.

Learning how the job market might change in the future is important so that we can plan around it, consider retraining, and what our own skill set may offer five or ten years from now. On top of that, two years of an international and difficult pandemic caused many jobs to be lost, forcing people to focus on retraining and moving into renewed areas as capably as they could.

Without further ado, let’s consider the topic on the minds of many, and what a future employee or contractor may wish to know about the future of work:

Future of Work Training Is More Commonplace:

We’re starting to see that more and more industries are training their employees in the future of work requirements they may be planning for. Services like LearningBank https://www.learningbank.io/future-of-work-universe have allowed companies to implement this training structure conveniently and effectively. This can educate you on legislation affecting your industry, new software and technological requirements, and more. Over time, this future of work training is sure to keep your brand at the cutting edge of awareness; and we’re sure to see it become more commonplace.

Independent Contracting & Outsourced Resources Are More Popular Than Ever:

As the work-from-home revolution took place during the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more independent contractors and freelancers have become available. Storied professionals are not looking to see the worth they might offer or how they might differ from a standard employment category. You can bet that as digital nomadism rises, and as independent contracting becomes easier and more beneficial, co-working spaces will begin to thrive in areas left behind by the high street, and remote conferencing, co-operative learning, and outsourcing is sure to become the norm through and through.

Technological Development Is Threatening Some Job Categories:

It’s also true to say that machine learning and AI is becoming more relevant and competent at all times, meaning that our daily lives may be more affected than we realize. It’s important to consider how these realities will shift our daily purpose. For instance, it may be that differentiating your skill set or ensuring it reaches a wider audience is key. So instead of simply copywriting for a living, you might look into becoming an SEO researcher or perhaps add some marketing refinement to the package you can offer your independent clients.

With this advice, you’re certain to not only consider the job market of the future, but understand how it may affect you and try to anticipate those changes as much as anyone can. One thing is for sure – ten years from now, things will seem vastly different.

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