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Top 100 Business Trends in August

From Floating Pop-Up Water Parks to Community Dog Cafes

— August 26, 2017 — Business
Like the (apocryphal) 19th century quotation from the head of the US Patent Office about there being nothing left to invent, it always feels as though every good business idea has already been hatched, and yet the August 2017 business trends show that isn't the case. Entrepreneurs and established businesses alike are continuing to find new ways to appeal to consumers, offering them goods and services that they never even knew they would want.

Many of the new businesses from the past few months aren't necessarily offering a new product, but instead they're offering a new experience or commercial strategy surrounding traditional products. For example, 'Public Goods' sells common household items, but it packages them with minimal branding to save costs for the consumer. Further, 'Handsome Her' offers similar menu items to any other cafe, but it puts a focus on sustainability by offering emergency mugs to take to go instead of paper cups.
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Accessible Website-Building Campaigns
Accessible Website-Building Campaigns
This New WordPress Bundle Helps Users Get the Most Out of It
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Internet-Disabling Apps
Internet-Disabling Apps
'Work On The Moon' will Limit Internet Access for Better Productivity
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98
Employee Perk Bike Shares
Employee Perk Bike Shares
LimeBike's Bike Share Program Can Now Be Offered as Employee Perks
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97
Music and Wine Festivals
Music and Wine Festivals
Australia's Grapevine Festival Will Feature an Array of Artists
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96
Efficient Delivery Aircrafts
Efficient Delivery Aircrafts
The Boeing 777 Freighter ecoDemonstrator will Fly for FedEx
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95
People-Counting Devices
People-Counting Devices
Density Counts How Many People are in a Given Space in Real Time
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94
Vegan Health-Supporting Supplements
Vegan Health-Supporting Supplements
GoSimple Offers High-Quality Nutrition-Focused Products
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93
Cannabis-Marketing Brand Ambassadorships
Cannabis-Marketing Brand Ambassadorships
Weedmaps is Seeking to Promote Its Service in Boston
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92
AI Website Design Solutions
AI Website Design Solutions
'My Launch Kit' Creates the Perfect Website for Your Startup
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91
Nutrition-Promoting Candy Campaigns
Nutrition-Promoting Candy Campaigns
Scholz & Friends Developed a Campaign for Fruit Consumption
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90
Grab-and-Go Italian Eateries
Grab-and-Go Italian Eateries
'The Sosta' Brings Fresh, Healthy and Authentic Cuisine to NYC
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89
Fantasy Show-Themed Eyeshadows
Fantasy Show-Themed Eyeshadows
Strobe Cosmetics is Offering Eyeshadows Inspired by Game of Thrones
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88
Petite Independent Fashion Sites
Petite Independent Fashion Sites
Each Piece of Clothing on 'Stature' is Tailored for Petite Women
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87
Indulgently Topped Restaurant Menus
Indulgently Topped Restaurant Menus
The Applebee's 'Topped & Loaded' Menu Upgrades Favorites
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86
Anime-Themed Bus Tour Cafes
Anime-Themed Bus Tour Cafes
This Bus Cafe Visits Locations from a Popular Anime Film
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85
Biometric Boarding Pass Replacements
Biometric Boarding Pass Replacements
Delta is Replacing Boarding Passes with Fingerprint Scans
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84
Meal-Planning Notepads
Meal-Planning Notepads
The What's For Dinner Notepad Simplifies Food-Related Decision-Making
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83
Social Job-Finding Apps
Social Job-Finding Apps
'Jolt Mate' Uses Your Close Friends to Find Jobs or Share Opportunities
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82
Student Technology Promotions
Student Technology Promotions
The Apple Back to School Program is Offering Free Beats Headphones
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81
Professional Headshot Services
Professional Headshot Services
HireClub Headshots are Tailored to Get People the Job
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80
Residential Delivery Lockers
Residential Delivery Lockers
The Hub by Amazon Helps Building Residents Securely Collect Goods
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79
Tech-Themed Maker Kits
Tech-Themed Maker Kits
Hackerboxes Offers Nerdy DIY Subscription Boxes for Tech Buffs
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Booze-Infused Jams
Booze-Infused Jams
'Drunk Jelly' Wine-Infused Jam Elevates Any PB & J Sandwich
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Anti-Waiting Dining Apps
Anti-Waiting Dining Apps
The 'Tayble' App Lets You Visit Restaurants without Having to Wait
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Scan-Based Grocery Apps
Scan-Based Grocery Apps
Coop Denmark's 'Bip & Betal' App Lets Shoppers Scan Items on the Go
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75
Sharing Economy Rental Marketplaces
Sharing Economy Rental Marketplaces
'Rent Items' Lets Users Rent and Rent Out Items
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74
Custom Connected Eyeglass Pop-Ups
Custom Connected Eyeglass Pop-Ups
The Snap Spectacles Pop-Up is On Display at Harrods in London
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Hybridized Breakfast Bagels
Hybridized Breakfast Bagels
The 'Bagel Doughnut' Adds a Savory Twist to the Portuguese Malasada
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Seamless Social Media Storytelling
Seamless Social Media Storytelling
Snapchat's Multi-Snap Feature Lets Users Record Multiple Videos
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71
Fashionable Diaper Bags
Fashionable Diaper Bags
The Diaper Bag Offers a Stylish and Functional Bag for Parents of Infants
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70
Numbered Organic Juice Detoxes
Numbered Organic Juice Detoxes
Dietox Offers Consumers The Chance to Cleanse Their Bodies
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69
Boozy Big-Brand Ice Creams
Boozy Big-Brand Ice Creams
The Haagen-Dazs Spirits Collection is Only Available in Canada
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68
Targeted Miniature Sheet Masks
Targeted Miniature Sheet Masks
Kocostar Offers Sheet Masks to Specifically Target Problem Areas
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67
One-on-One Mentoring Platforms
One-on-One Mentoring Platforms
'InternStreet' Works on Project-Based Courses
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66
Sustainable Meal Delivery Kits
Sustainable Meal Delivery Kits
The Meal Delivery Service HelloFresh Offers an Eco-Friendly Box
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65
Converted Ocean Plastic Packaging
Converted Ocean Plastic Packaging
Lush Cosmetics is Seeking Out New Eco-Friendly Packaging Items
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64
Exclusive eCommerce Kidswear
Exclusive eCommerce Kidswear
'Simple Joys by Carter's' Was Created Just for Amazon Prime
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63
Shoppable Storytelling Services
Shoppable Storytelling Services
'Amazon Spark' is an Inspirational, Shoppable Platform
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Japanese Homeware Retailer Hotels
Japanese Homeware Retailer Hotels
The Ginza MUJI Hotel will Start Welcoming Guests in Spring 2018
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61
Family Friendly Toy Conventions
Family Friendly Toy Conventions
The Hasbro HASCON Convention will Feature Popular Toys
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60
Sonically Infused Snack Concepts
Sonically Infused Snack Concepts
Kouki & Co Has Designed a Unique Conceptual Snack Brand
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59
Digital Handbag Kiosks
Digital Handbag Kiosks
Galeries Lafayette is Simplifying Bag Shopping with NFC Tags and Tables
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58
Rescued Food Restaurants
Rescued Food Restaurants
The Newly Opened Rice Bar Turns Food Waste into Delicious Creations
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Small-Footprint Beauty Retailers
Small-Footprint Beauty Retailers
'Sephora Studio' is a New Store with Same-Day Ordering
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56
Sustenance-Dispensing Fridges
Sustenance-Dispensing Fridges
Foodles is a Connected Refrigerator and Vending Machine in One
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55
Self-Serve Boba Tea Bars
Self-Serve Boba Tea Bars
MILK+T is the World's First Self-Serve Bubble Tea Flagship
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54
Community Dog Cafes
Community Dog Cafes
Boris & Horton Hosts Dogs for Coffee and Community Events
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53
Geothermal Heating Start-Ups
Geothermal Heating Start-Ups
Google's 'Dandelion' Will Use the Earth to Heat and Cool Homes
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$1 Cosmetic Retailers
$1 Cosmetic Retailers
'Miss A' Offers All Beauty Products on Its Site for Just One Dollar
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51
Deli-Style QSR Takeout Shops
Deli-Style QSR Takeout Shops
THE TABLE by KFC will Serve More Wholesome Food to Shoppers
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Self-Serve Shopping Cafes
Self-Serve Shopping Cafes
Alibaba's 'Tao Cafe' Takes the eShopping Experience Offline
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On-the-Go Vodka Cocktails
On-the-Go Vodka Cocktails
Vrai is a Collection of Refreshing, Vodka-Based Beverages
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Fembot-Inspired Retail Stores
Fembot-Inspired Retail Stores
The Acne Studios Flagship Store in Milan is Futuristic and Feminine
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AR Shopping Apps
AR Shopping Apps
Fashion Retailer YOOX Now Lets Users Try On Accessories with the Lumyer App
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Fashionista Home Decor Collections
Fashionista Home Decor Collections
The IKEA Omedelbar Collection was Created with Bea Åkerlund
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Affordable Subscription Meals
Affordable Subscription Meals
Dinnerly by Marley Spoon is an Affordable Alternative Meal Kit
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Floating Pop-Up Water Parks
Floating Pop-Up Water Parks
The Rockaway Water Park Offers a Range of Activities
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CG Beverage Displays
CG Beverage Displays
This Dynamic Asahi Beer Sign Calls Consumers Over to Look at Products
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Rapper Merch-Selling Pop-Ups
Rapper Merch-Selling Pop-Ups
The Location of Damn Pop-Ups Will Coincide With Kendrick Lamar's Tour
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Custom Salad Shops
Custom Salad Shops
Vancouver's 'Verdura' is a Fast-Casual Independent Restaurant
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Working Woman Subscriptions
Working Woman Subscriptions
The 'Mogul Box' is Curated for Female Entrepreneurs
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Denim Hijab Casualwear Campaigns
Denim Hijab Casualwear Campaigns
American Eagle's Newest Campaign Features the Model Halima Aden
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Artistic Vacuum-Insulated Bottles
Artistic Vacuum-Insulated Bottles
Cask Bottles are Able to Regulate Both Hot and Cold Temperatures
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37
Subscription Startup Platforms
Subscription Startup Platforms
Subbly Helps Entrepreneurs Set Up Subscription-Based Businesses
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Conceptual Succulent Planting Kits
Conceptual Succulent Planting Kits
Succulence Allows Consumers to Decorate Their Own Succulents
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Magical Escape Rooms
Magical Escape Rooms
This Harry Potter Escape Room Takes Participants Through an Adventure
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Austrian Cheese Bun Shops
Austrian Cheese Bun Shops
Austrian Cheese Bun Shop Guschlbauer is Opening a Location in Toronto
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Low-Cost Household Products
Low-Cost Household Products
'Public Goods' Offers All of Its Minimally Branded Products at Cost
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Cafe Brand Grocery Shops
Cafe Brand Grocery Shops
Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen is Creating the 'Blank Slate Gourmet Market'
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Tech-Enhanced Sous-Vide Tools
Tech-Enhanced Sous-Vide Tools
The Nise Wave Schedules and Cooks Pre-Programmed Recipes
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Pop-Up Sandal Shops
Pop-Up Sandal Shops
The Pop-Up Birkenstock Store is Located Inside a Shipping Container
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Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
Entrepreneur-Specific Subscription Services
The FEoNA Box is a Service for Female Entrepreneurs
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Architectural Home Rentals
Architectural Home Rentals
BoutiqueHomes Offers Holiday Rentals in Design-Focused Homes
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Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
Female-Focused Entrepreneurial Subscriptions
The 'Leader Ship Box' is Made for Professional Women
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26
Anecdotal Fast Food Packaging
Anecdotal Fast Food Packaging
The New SONIC Packaging Reveals Illustrations and Brief Stories
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25
Social Media Restaurant Kits
Social Media Restaurant Kits
'Dirty Bones' is Providing Guests with 'Foodie Instagram Packs'
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In-Car Vending Machines
In-Car Vending Machines
Cargo Lets Uber Drivers Earn Extra Money Selling In-Car Essentials
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Biometric Payment Methods
Biometric Payment Methods
'Fingopay' Authenticates Sales Using a Finger-Vein Reading System
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Vegan Meal Vending Machines
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
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In-Store Meditation Spaces
In-Store Meditation Spaces
Lululemon Opened an Area for 'Mindfulosophy' Within Its NYC Store
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Instant Photography Pop-Ups
Instant Photography Pop-Ups
Polaroid is Marking Its 80th Anniversary with Its First-Ever Pop-Up
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eCommerce Meal Kit Services
eCommerce Meal Kit Services
The Amazon Meal Kits are Available to AmazonFresh Customers
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Holistic Wellness Cafes
Holistic Wellness Cafes
Dr Smood's Menu Emphasizes Smart, Dairy-Free Food and Beverages
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17
Intelligent Vending Machines
Intelligent Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's AI Vending Machine Brings Joy to Purchasing a Drink
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Empowering Footwear Stores
Empowering Footwear Stores
This ASICS' Store Concept Helps Consumers Understand Their Own Needs
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Vibrant Nostalgic Food Carts
Vibrant Nostalgic Food Carts
These Retro Rollbars Serve Soviet-Styled Street Food
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14
Redesigned Fast Food Chains
Redesigned Fast Food Chains
Subway Stores Will Now Feature More Modern and Health-Focused Designs
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Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Papersmiths Shoreditch Occupies a Shipping Container at Boxcar Park
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12
Female-Funded Investment Firms
Female-Funded Investment Firms
'Female Funders' is a Platform Helping Women Pursue Angel Investing
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11
Urban Camping Services
Urban Camping Services
Campspace Lets Users Rent Campgrounds in Urban Environments
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10
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Pop-Up Lemonade Stores
Herschel Supply's Pop-Up Lemonade Stand Supports Arts Education
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9
Eco Plant Packaging Concepts
Eco Plant Packaging Concepts
This Design Concept Re-Imagines How Plants Can be Packaged
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8
Transforming Workstation Consoles
Transforming Workstation Consoles
This Sleek Console Transforms Into a Small Cubicle
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7
Pop-Up Dessert Trucks
Pop-Up Dessert Trucks
The Nutella Food Truck Will Travel Around Australia this Winter
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6
AI-Controlled Autonomous Trucks
AI-Controlled Autonomous Trucks
The 'R-Truck' Shipping Truck Looks Unlike Anything Seen Before
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5
Fitness-Fused Retail Stores
Fitness-Fused Retail Stores
'Runner Camp' Fuses Fitness with Retail in Shanghai
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4
Waste-Reduction Cafes
Waste-Reduction Cafes
Handsome Her Features a Wall with Dozens of Mugs to Take To-Go
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3
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
Motivation-Enhancing Subscription Boxes
The Accomplish Box is Filled with Inspirational Tools
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2
Fast Food Salad Shops
Fast Food Salad Shops
KFC's K Pro is a Healthy Remix on the Famous Fast Food Restaurant
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Celebrity Swimwear Collections
Celebrity Swimwear Collections
This 'Kendall + Kylie' Swimwear Line Features an 80s Aesthetic
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