hurricane season https://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/24760/all en-US How to Get Your Car Ready for Hurricane Season https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-your-car-ready-for-hurricane-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-get-your-car-ready-for-hurricane-season" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/hurricane_evacuation_route_sign_on_highway.jpg" alt="Hurricane evacuation route sign on highway" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you're prepping for hurricane season, it's easy to get caught up in protecting your house and making sure you're stocked with basic supplies. You may totally forget about your car. This is a mistake &mdash; in a natural disaster, your car might be your saving grace.</p> <p>If you get caught in extreme weather, having a stocked, maintained, and ready-to-go vehicle can make all the difference in getting you to safety. Here's how you can prepare your car for hurricane season. (See also: <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/what-hurricane-maria-taught-my-family-about-life-money-and-community?ref=seealso" target="_blank">What Hurricane Maria Taught My Family About Life, Money, and Community</a>)</p> <h2>1. Keep it maintained</h2> <p>Before hurricane season starts, do a basic maintenance check. Get the oil changed, top off the wiper fluid, check the tire pressure, and clean the battery terminals. If you're mechanically inclined and have the tools, you can do these tasks yourself; while you do, check some other basics. Otherwise, take it to your mechanic to get an oil change and an inspection.</p> <p>Consider also checking:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Age and alignment of tires</p> </li> <li> <p>Windshield wipers</p> </li> <li> <p>The spare tire</p> </li> <li> <p>Age of battery</p> </li> <li> <p>Fluids: wiper fluid, coolant, oil</p> </li> <li> <p>Condition of hoses and belts</p> </li> <li> <p>The air conditioning/heating system</p> </li> </ul> <p>If you've been putting off a car repair due to time or budget constraints, it's time to dig in and make it happen. You need reliable transportation. Schedule a time to take your car in as soon as you can. (See also: <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/bookmark-this-save-money-with-an-easy-to-follow-car-maintenance-checklist?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Bookmark This: Easy to Follow Car Maintenance Checklist</a>)</p> <h2>2. Keep it fueled</h2> <p>Think about how much fuel you can safely store. In inclement conditions, gas becomes a high-demand item quickly. Keep your car's tank above the halfway mark until hurricane season is over. Buy a gas can or two and keep them filled, and follow these basic safety rules:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Only use approved containers, and store them outside or in your garage or shed.</p> </li> <li> <p>Keep them away from children, and don't store them near pilot lights or ignition sources.</p> </li> <li> <p>Don't store gas indefinitely; it goes bad.</p> </li> <li> <p>Periodically use what's in the cans to fill your car, and then refill the cans.</p> </li> </ul> <h2>3. Keep it insured</h2> <p>Make sure your auto insurance is up to date. Print out a copy of your policy information and keep it tucked in the glove box of your car. It might not be easy to access your personal files if you have to evacuate. With your insurance information on hand, even if your car is damaged, you can start the coverage process immediately.</p> <h2>4. Keep it stocked</h2> <p>The next move in prepping your car for hurricane season is to consider what you might need if you have to quickly evacuate, or if you're not able to reach your house for some time.</p> <p>You can purchase a pre-packed emergency kit, or <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-an-emergency-preparedness-kit?ref=internal" target="_blank">make your own emergency kit</a>. Stock your kit with first-aid and any medication that your family members might need.</p> <p>Here are some other smart items to include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Solar-powered lights</p> </li> <li> <p>Portable water filter or water purification tablets</p> </li> <li> <p>Strong flashlight with extra batteries</p> </li> <li> <p>Power inverter</p> </li> <li> <p>Battery-powered fan</p> </li> <li> <p>Blankets</p> </li> <li> <p>Battery packs for your mobile devices</p> </li> <li> <p>Ponchos for every member of the family</p> </li> <li> <p>Small toys and games for children</p> </li> </ul> <p>It's also a good idea to have a couple of quarts of oil on hand, so you can top off your oil, if needed. Check that you have everything for changing a tire, too: a tire iron, a jack, and (of course) a spare tire. A good set of jumper cables is also a must. If you don't need them, chances are someone else will. Weathering a storm is all about helping one another.</p> <h2>5. Prep for meals and clothes</h2> <p>Keep some food basics in your car, as well. Start with bottled water, then add some nonperishable items that won't be damaged by heat. Dried fruit, nuts, beef jerky, and crackers work well. Protein gels can be helpful, too. The goal is maximum nutrition for minimal space.</p> <p>You might have already packed a go-bag for each person in your family, kept in your home. Consider packing a family version as well to keep in the car: one duffel bag that can stay in the trunk. For every member of the family, include two (or more) sets of clothes, a pair of sturdy shoes, extra socks, basic hygiene supplies, and a copy of identification. Finally, include a prepaid mobile phone, a short list of important phone numbers, and a paper map with evacuation routes for your area highlighted. (See also: <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/13-essentials-every-emergency-bag-should-have?ref=seealso" target="_blank">13 Essentials Every Emergency Bag Should Have</a>)</p> <h2>6. Stash some cash</h2> <p>Don't forget about money. Hurricanes and tropical storms can damage telecommunication lines and towers; if that happens, you might not be able to get cash from an ATM or even from your bank until repairs are completed. Keep a stash of cash hidden safely in your car. Consider at least $200 per person, if possible.</p> <h2>7. Look for shelter</h2> <p>The incredibly strong winds that come with a hurricane can cause all sorts of things to fly through the air. If you're going to wait out the weather, park your car in a sheltered area. A covered garage is best.</p> <p>If that's not available, secure a tarp over your car to protect the paint. Parking it close to a building can provide some shelter from wind, but beware of balconies or signage that might fall off and damage your car.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/annie-mueller">Annie Mueller</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-your-car-ready-for-hurricane-season">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/should-you-fix-up-your-car-or-get-a-new-one">Should You Fix Up Your Car, Or Get a New One?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/what-kind-of-auto-insurance-do-uber-drivers-need">What Kind of Auto Insurance Do Uber Drivers Need?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-life-is-wonderful-when-youre-a-good-driver">9 Ways Life Is Wonderful When You&#039;re a Good Driver</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-cars-that-thieves-dont-touch-and-5-simple-anti-theft-tricks">5 Cars That Thieves Don&#039;t Touch (and 5 Simple Anti-Theft Tricks)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation emergency preparations go bags hurricane season natural disasters Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:00:09 +0000 Annie Mueller 2156332 at https://www.wisebread.com 5 Caribbean Destinations That Aren't in the Hurricane Belt https://www.wisebread.com/5-caribbean-destinations-that-arent-in-the-hurricane-belt <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-caribbean-destinations-that-arent-in-the-hurricane-belt" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/san_andres_colombia.jpg" alt="San Andres Colombia" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A relaxing getaway to a tropical island in the Caribbean is many people's idea of heaven. White sands and turquoise waters, palm trees and blue skies, all topped off with sunshine for days on end. While this is generally a true reflection of the Caribbean for most of the year, come hurricane season it can be a different story. Many of the region's most popular destinations are right in line for the annual battering, which starts in June and can last right through November.</p> <p>It's perceived wisdom that winter is the only time to take a break in the Caribbean, as that's when the weather is best. But it also means that winter is the busiest time of year, and by far the most expensive to visit. The good news: there are a number of islands that actually lie outside of the hurricane belt, making them a great option for a summer vacay. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-overwater-bungalows-you-can-book-with-rewards-points?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Overwater Bungalows You Can Book With Rewards Points</a>)</p> <p>Being outside of the hurricane belt does not make these islands immune to hurricanes, but they suffer far less frequently than the islands that lie within the normal hurricane path. Here are five Caribbean destinations that you can enjoy year-round.</p> <h2>1. San Andres</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/san_andres_colombia.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>This little known Caribbean island is actually politically part of Colombia, despite lyng some 500 miles north of the mainland. But it's this geographical positioning that means it sits firmly outside of the hurricane belt and remains largely untouched by the biggest storms. The average high is 86 degrees during the wet season, between May and November, with more cloud cover than the other months. You can expect around an hour of rain each day, which means there's still plenty of opportunity to hit the beach and explore.</p> <p>San Andres is a popular destination for Colombians from the mainland and it's easy to see why. It's blessed with numerous stunning beaches toward the east and north of the island where you'll find calm, shallow, warm waters. It&rsquo;s also a popular spot for water sports, with world class snorkeling around its stunning coral reef and great surfing breaks for everyone from beginners to experienced wave riders.</p> <h2>2. Barbados</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/carribean_sea_bridgetown_barbados.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>With over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, it's fair to say that the island of Barbados doesn't lack for rays. Rainy season here lasts from June to October, and usually consists of short, hard downpours that dry up as quickly as they appear. High temperatures average at 85 degrees, but thanks to consistent winds, it remains bearable even during the hottest months. Hurricanes rarely hit Barbados directly, as it lies slightly to the east of the Caribbean chain, which tends to form the route the hurricanes follow.</p> <p>While most people come to Barbados to enjoy the abundance of splendid beaches with their soft powdery sand and sweeping bays, there's plenty more to do on this island than sunbathe. Visit historic colonial buildings, check out parts of the islands' fascinating cave system, or go on a distillery tour in what many consider to be the birthplace of rum. There's also a considerable night life with bustling restaurants and bars guaranteeing visitors a fun evening out. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/caribbean-island-vacations-anyone-can-afford?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Caribbean Island Vacations Anyone Can Afford</a>)</p> <h2>3. Grenada</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/st_georges_harbor.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>Grenada is positioned slightly south of the hurricane belt, which means it misses out on the most intense weather, with the majority of the yearly hurricanes passing it by. Rainy season here lasts from May to November when downpours occur in heavy spurts each day. Average temperatures land at a high of 86 degrees year-round, so whether you're here in winter or summer, you'll still benefit from lots of sunshine.</p> <p>Nicknamed &quot;The Spice Isle&quot; for its production of nutmeg, Grenada is becoming an increasingly well-known tourist destination. Its most popular beach, Grand Anse, regularly makes the top 10 lists of best beaches in the world and remains uncrowded despite this. Go hiking in the rain forest among the lush green vegetation to discover some of the many waterfalls that dot the famously hilly landscape.</p> <h2>4. Aruba</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/aruba_island_in_the_caribbean_sea.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>This tiny, virtually flat Dutch island is close to the mainland of Venezuela, lying just north of the Caribbean shores of South America. Because of its location in the southern region of the Caribbean, Aruba is generally safe from hurricanes and rarely gets hit head-on when they do occur.</p> <p>The average high remains at 89 degrees year-round. Unusually for a Caribbean island, the rainy season occurs from October to January, and summer is the best time to visit.</p> <p>Water sports are popular on Aruba with activities like kite surfing and deep sea fishing available for adventure lovers. Many people come here to snorkel and scuba dive thanks to a number of interesting shipwrecks that surround the island. Or you can enjoy romantic horseback rides along white sand beaches. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-affordable-caribbean-cruise-ports-for-families?ref=seealso" target="_blank">5 Affordable Caribbean Cruise Ports for Families</a>)</p> <h2>5. Curacao</h2> <p><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5197/dutch_island_of_curacao.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p>Curacao lies just 70 miles east of Aruba and shares the same benefits of being south of the hurricane belt. It's average high of 88 degrees remains pretty constant throughout the year, even when other Caribbean islands are experiencing frequent downpours. As with Aruba, the wettest months are October to February, making summer an ideal time to visit.</p> <p>Visitors can enjoy the cultural mix arising from Aruba&rsquo;s Dutch colonial past that sits alongside its very Caribbean vibe. This is most prominent in its capital Willemstad where European buildings are adorned with brightly colored exteriors, a nod to both influences. Many of the island's best beaches are in highly secluded coves, making them feel like secret hideaways where you can escape the bustling day-to-day life the island enjoys.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F5-caribbean-destinations-that-arent-in-the-hurricane-belt&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F5%2520Caribbean%2520Destinations%2520That%2520Aren%2527t%2520in%2520the%2520Hurricane%2520Belt.jpg&amp;description=5%20Caribbean%20Destinations%20That%20Aren't%20in%20the%20Hurricane%20Belt"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/5%20Caribbean%20Destinations%20That%20Aren%27t%20in%20the%20Hurricane%20Belt.jpg" alt="5 Caribbean Destinations That Aren't in the Hurricane Belt" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-caribbean-destinations-that-arent-in-the-hurricane-belt">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/12-preflight-tricks-that-make-long-flights-bearable">12 Preflight Tricks That Make Long Flights Bearable</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/how-a-family-of-4-can-see-italy-for-1000-or-less">How a Family of 4 Can See Italy for $1,000 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-breathtaking-multiday-treks-to-do-in-national-parks-this-summer">5 Breathtaking Multiday Treks to Do in National Parks This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/25-secrets-from-the-worlds-most-frugal-frequent-travelers">25 Secrets From the World&#039;s Most Frugal Frequent Travelers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="https://www.wisebread.com/5-affordable-and-unforgettable-experiences-to-have-in-national-parks-this-summer">5 Affordable and Unforgettable Experiences to Have in National Parks This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel caribbean destinations caribbean islands hurricane belt hurricane season travel tips Thu, 24 May 2018 08:30:52 +0000 Nick Wharton 2143323 at https://www.wisebread.com How to Select a Charity to Donate to After a Natural Disaster https://www.wisebread.com/how-to-select-a-charity-to-donate-to-after-a-natural-disaster <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-select-a-charity-to-donate-to-after-a-natural-disaster" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="https://wisebread-killeracesmedia.netdna-ssl.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/charity_donation_illustration_482378218.jpg" alt="Learning how to select a charity after a natural disaster" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the hurricane season we're having, there's no shortage of nonprofit organizations you can support with your dollars and time to aid people in need. But how do you know which organizations have the most impact and do the most good with the resources they have? Here's how to find the most reliable charities of which to donate. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-donating-money-is-the-best-thing-you-can-do-after-a-natural-disaster?ref=seealso" target="_blank">Why Donating Money Is the Best Thing You Can Do After a Natural Disaster</a>)</p> <h2>1. Utilize charity assessment tools</h2> <p>There are a number of sites that evaluate nonprofit programs and provide you with information on their efficiency and efficacy.&nbsp;<a href="https://charitynavigator.org/" target="_blank">Charity Navigator</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.givewell.org/" target="_blank">GiveWell</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://guidestar.org/" target="_blank">Guidestar</a> all evaluate nonprofit donations. One of their main metrics tells you the percentage of donations that goes to programs, and the percentage that goes to administration costs. While this metric is important, it's not the whole story, and comes with a very large caveat: for a charity to do its work, it must have administrative costs and overhead. Without talented people, a nonprofit can't do its best work, and like all employers, a nonprofit must compensate its employees for their skills. Use this metric as <em>one </em>input to your donation decision, but don't let it make the whole decision for you.</p> <h2>2. Check news stories</h2> <p>Before donating to a charity, check out the latest news stories on a particular charity with a simple Google search. You will likely find stories that highlight the work the organization is doing through its programs and hopefully you'll also discover some firsthand testimonials about the organization's impact. If there have been any recent scandals or shady activities, you'll find them here, too.</p> <h2>3. Review testimonials</h2> <p>Before making a donation, take a look at the organization's website to get a sense of their programs and staff. There is often a press section that showcases recent news releases with the latest news coming from the organization. It's also a good idea to check out the leadership team to determine if you feel they are good stewards of your gift. It's also worth taking a look at their board, major donors, and supporters, if they highlight them.</p> <p>Have they recently won a large grant or formed a reputable partnership? If so, it's another data point that can show someone has scrutinized their work and deemed it valuable. Like the administrative cost percentage, these grants and partnerships don't tell the whole story, but they are another point of reference to help your decision-making process. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-charitable-donations-that-do-the-most-good?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 5 Charitable Donations That Do the Most Good</a>)</p> <h2>4. Scan through social media channels</h2> <p>One great gift of social media is that it gives individuals and organizations a way to connect with supporters and beneficiaries of their work directly. Poke around on their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds to see their work in action and find out who supports them.</p> <h2>5. Think local</h2> <p>While the big international nonprofits often get the most attention when disaster strikes, local nonprofits can often be just as effective, if not more so. That's because they have such close relationships with people on the ground. For example, the local food banks in Texas and Florida have been able to mobilize quickly in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. After Harvey, I made a gift to the&nbsp;<a href="https://safoodbank.org/" target="_blank">San Antonio Food Bank</a> because they were the closest food bank to the areas in and around Houston that were hit hard by the storm.</p> <p>This same giving strategy can be applied to international work. After the massive earthquake that struck Haiti, I donated to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pih.org/" target="_blank">Partners in Health</a> because their dedication to Haiti over many years has allowed them to have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of the Haitian people.</p> <p>If you're more comfortable giving to a large organization such as the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.redcross.org/ns/apology/disaster_homepage.html" target="_blank">Red Cross</a>, and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.salvationarmy.org/" target="_blank">Salvation Army</a>, make sure they have a chapter in the geographic location where you want to help and tag your gift to go to that specific relief program. Local hospitals and health centers are on the front lines, and are often the first places that local people turn to in the wake of a disaster.</p> <h2>6. Consider who you want to help</h2> <p>Many nonprofits have a mission that designates who they help and the causes that matter most to them. This can be children, animals, environmental protection, or education, to name just a few.</p> <p>In the case of the recent hurricanes in the U.S., local chapters of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/" target="_blank">Humane Society</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aspca.org/" target="_blank">ASPCA</a> are helping to rehome pets that were left behind by their families.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.B143/Official_USA_Site.htm" target="_blank">Save the Children</a> has expanded its services and started new programs in key Texas locations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Natural disasters often destroy or damage housing. Charities such as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.habitat.org/" target="_blank">Habitat for Humanity</a> can make use of your financial contributions as part of the rebuilding efforts.</p> <h2>7. Support sustained efforts</h2> <p>Given the speed of our news cycle, there is a swell of concern immediately after a disaster, and then that concern fades over time. One of the best ways to contribute to sustaining support is to consider a gift to an institution that continually works in the area.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bgca.org/" target="_blank">Boys &amp; Girls Club</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ymca.net/" target="_blank">YMCA</a>, and local schools, places of worship, and community centers are key sources for sustained support in impacted communities.</p> <p>When disaster strikes, it takes a large, collective effort to help people reconstruct their lives. Your donation and support is critical, and a thoughtful gift can make all the difference.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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