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  1. How it works
  2. How much does it cost?
  3. Applying for Jobs
  4. Advertising a Job
  5. Your Profile
  6. Contacting Members
  7. Account questions
  8. Unsubscribing from emails
  9. Uploading photos
  10. Uploading a video clip
  11. Audition information and safety
  12. Jobs for under 18 year olds
  13. Models – Photo Tips
  14. Actors – Photo Tips
  15. Photographers – Photo Tips
  16. Agents / Employers – Photo Tips
  17. Site Users – Photo Tips
  18. Bloggers – Photo Tips
  19. R18+
  20. Bloggers – Conditions

How it works

MyPhatBreak is not an agency. MyPhatBreak is a website where Adveertising Agents, Modelling Agents, Talent Scouts, Production Companies, TV shows, and other corporate companies place classifieds and search profiles looking for new talent.

Members register and can apply for jobs online. Their contact information, photos and application text are sent to the advertisers, who then choose successful applicants.

Alternatively, an Agent or Employer may contact you directly via your personal "online" profile. The higher your profile ranking is the higher your chances of being discovered.

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How much does it cost?

It costs nothing to join MyPhatBreak and create an "online" profile. You can upload your photos into a portfolio, upload video and create an "online" resume including Comp Card.

To apply for jobss, you need to become a full member. Full members can apply for jobs and contact other MyPhatBreak members. You can choose how long you want to subscribe, from three months to one year and what level of membership best meets your needs (Blue, Silver or Gold).

Click here to sign in and view the full price list

Note that if you are successful in gaining a job and are paid for the job, MyPhatBreak does not charge any commission. This is a free service.

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Applying for Jobs

To apply for a job:

  • You need to be a MyPhatBreak member. Register here
  • If you're already a member than you need to Sign in.
  • To apply click on the "apply now" button on the job ad.

If you are not a full member, you will need to subscribe. You can choose how long you want to subscribe, from three months to one year and what level of membership best meets your needs (Blue, Silver or Gold).

When you apply, your contact email, photos, profile info and any additional text you type are sent to the advertiser. You can choose whether you want to include your phone numbers.

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Advertising a Job

Advertising a job is free for both Models and Agent/Employers. Go to the 'Job Post' tab located in your Control Panel to post a new job. Remember, you need to be signed-in to access your Control Panel.

All job adverts  need to be approved by our administrators. 'Job Posts' are usually approved within 48 hours of posting. Go to the 'Manage Jobs Posted' link to check the status of your job post.

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Your Profile

Adding photo's and video to your profile will allow advertisers to browse your profile and photos etc and contact you directly regarding job adverts.

You can choose what information you wish to display and how advertisers can contact you by adjusting your privacy settings from your profile. Remember, you must be signed in to access your Control Panel. You cannot display any personal contact details such as your email, phone numbers websites etc. Your details are kept private and as such, only allow messages through MyPhatBreak.

Increase your chances and 'Get Discovered' now by adding quality photos and video to your profile. Upgrading your membership to 'VIP' also increases your chances  in the search results everytime guranteed.

Your 'Profile Ranking' is determined by a combination of factors including your your individual 'Profile Rating', the popularity of your profile, the completeness of your profile and the time you have been a member.  To increase your 'Profile Ranking' share your profile with all your family and friends and ask them to 'Rate' your profile!!

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Contacting Members

Network with other members of MyPhatBreak by becoming a member today.

If you are a full member of MyPhatBreak you can contact up to 10 new members every day, free of charge, by clicking the "contact" button on the member profile.

If you aren't a full member you need to upgrade your account in order to contact members.


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Account questions

You can cancel your MyPhatBreak account at any time.

Go to the 'Cancel Account' link in your Control Panel to cancel your account. Remember, you must be signed in to access your Control Panel.

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Unsubscribing from emails

Click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email to unsubscribe from receiving emails.

Alternatively you can manage these by going to the 'Edit Alert Settings' link in your Control Panel.

Remember, you must be signed in to access your Control Panel.

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Uploading photos

  1. Load your photo onto your computer. Photos are uploaded from your computer so you need to scan them in using a scanner, or download them from your digital camera.
  2. Upload your photos. You can add / edit or remove your photos at any time through "My Profile" tab in your Control Panel. Click on "My Portfolio" link to add / edit or remove your photos. Remember, you must be signed in to access your Control Panel. You need a minimum of 2 quality photos for your profile to be 'active'.

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Uploading a video clip

  1. Load your video onto your computer. Video is uploaded from your computer so you need to download/capture it from your camera/tape or copy it from a cd, dvd or other recording device.We accept most video formats: Windows Media (AVI, WMV, ASF, WMA, WAV, using any AVI/WM codecs like DIVX, XDIV, etc.); QuickTime (MOV, QT, DV, AAC, AIF/AIFF, using any QuickTime codecs) and MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP3).
  2. Upload your video. You can add / edit or remove your video at any time through "My Profile" tab in your Control Panel. Click on "My Video" link to add / edit or remove your video. Remember, you must be signed in to access your Control Panel.
  3. You must be a 'Blue', 'Silver' or 'Gold' member to upload video. Having video on your profile significantly increases your chances of getting discovered!

    If you are still having problems uploading your video you can email your video to us and we will upload them for you.


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Audition information and safety

MyPhatBreak aims to provide a safe environment for models - here are our top safety tips:

  1. Before you attend any casting call, check who you are auditioning for, and how many other people will be present.
  2. Use a search engine such as google to check the existence and history of the person or company running the audition.
  3. Never put yourself in a vulnerable position. Always tell a friend, relative or someone you live with where you are going (the exact address), who you are meeting, and when you are returning.
  4. Take a sensible friend of adult age to modeling roles or casting calls. People running genuine modeling auditions will not mind.
  5. You have the right to say no to anything - do not allow yourself to be pressured into inappropriate clothing, poses or roles.
  6. Beware of unfair contracts. Never sign anything without reading it and understanding the fine print.
  7. You should never pay to attend a modeling shoot - please contact us if you are asked for payment.
  8. Finally, use your own judgement and common sense when applying to modeling roles - MyPhatBreak is not responsible for the content, and makes no warranty as to the accuracy of the advertisements - Please note the MyPhatBreak 'Trustworthy Scale'.

For further modeling safety advice or information please visit: www.albamodel.info

To help us maintain a safe environment please contact us to report any suspicious behaviour.

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Roles for under 18 year olds

You must be 13 or over to join MyPhatBreak. Applications may be submitted on behalf of minors by their parent or guardian. To apply for on behalf of someone who is under 18, first register with your personal details. During registration you can upload photos of the minor. When applying for jobs, you can write additional text about the minor applying for the role including their age. Note: minors should always be accompanied to any role by a parent or guardian.

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Models – Photo Tips

  • Minimum Photo Requirements

    You must upload 2 photos minimum for your profile to be active. No duplicates, re-crops, or manipulations of the same image. Members are expected to maintain a minimum of two relevant photos at all times. Your default photo (first photo) must be a headshot showing your face clearly.

    VIP members can upload up to 100 images.

  • Show Us Your Face (default photo)

    Your default photo (first photo) must be a headshot showing your face clearly. Use a solid white or black background if possible. No accessories to be worn such as a hat, headscarf or sunglasses. Natural look preferred but will accept minimal makeup. Photo should be taken front-on from the shoulders up (similar to a passport photo). Colour photo only.
  • Show Us All of You

    Please include at least 1 full length body shot. Long distance shots are not acceptable – as a rule of thumb your full length body shot should fill 80%-90% of the photo!! This is where you can get creative and use a variety of different outfits, props and locations. Bikinis or similar swimwear is ideal if interested in swimwear, sports or fashion modeling.
  • Provide a Variety of Different Photos!!

    Get creative and think about different locations such as the beach, botanic garden, university campus or city centre for your next shoot. Take 2 or 3 outfits to create different looks such as formal, casual, going out and swimwear. Look for props to use such as chairs and statues such as those found on the street walk to create photo interest. Think about different looks to show your versatility such as being serious, happy, sexy, sultry, vague and confident. Finally, try some different poses that compliment your look being aware of what camera angles work for you, lengthening your body and limbs, work your features and the camera and just have fun!! Upgrade your membership to VIP to upload up to 100 photos!!
  • Quality Images Required

    We want quality images here. Your photos must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, mobile phone shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc. No photos taken in your bedroom or bathroom should be used if you are serious about getting discovered!! Organize a time and get a friend or family member to take some photos of you!!
  • You Must Be 13

    Members must be 13 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you're 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes "implied" nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.
  • Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG photos only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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Actors – Photo Tips

  • Minimum Photo Requirements

    You must upload 2 photos minimum for your profile to be active. No duplicates, re-crops, or manipulations of the same image. Members are expected to maintain a minimum of two relevant photos at all times. Your default photo (first photo) must be a headshot showing your face clearly.

    VIP members can upload up to 100 images.

  • Show Us Your Face (default photo)

    Your default photo (first photo) must be a headshot showing your face clearly. Use a solid white or black background if possible. No accessories to be worn such as a hat, headscarf or sunglasses. Natural look preferred but will accept minimal makeup. Photo should be taken front-on from the shoulders up (similar to a passport photo). Colour photo preferred.
  • Show Us All of You

    Please include at least 1 full length body shot. Long distance shots are not acceptable – as a rule of thumb your full length body shot should fill 80%-90% of the photo!! This is where you can get creative and use a variety of different outfits, props and locations. Bikinis or similar swimwear is ideal if interested in swimwear, sports or fashion modeling.
  • Provide a Variety of Different Photos!!

    Get creative and think about different locations such as the beach, botanic garden, university campus or city centre for your next shoot. Take 2 or 3 outfits to create different looks such as formal, casual, going out and swimwear. Look for props to use such as chairs and statues such as those found on the street walk to create photo interest. Think about different looks to show your versatility such as being serious, happy, sexy, sultry, vague and confident. Finally, try some different poses that compliment your look being aware of what camera angles work for you, lengthening your body and limbs, work your features and the camera and just have fun!! Upgrade your membership to VIP to upload up to 100 photos!!
  • Quality Images Required

    We want quality images here. Your photos must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, mobile phone shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc. No photos taken in your bedroom or bathroom should be used if you are serious about getting discovered!! Organize a time and get a friend or family member to take some photos of you!!
  • You Must Be 13

    Members must be 13 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you're 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes "implied" nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.
  • Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG photos only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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Photographers – Photo Tips

  • Minimum Photo Requirements

    Photographers must have at least 5 different photos that relate to their chosen specialty(s). You must upload 5 photos minimum for your profile to be active. Members are expected to maintain a minimum of five relevant photos at all times.

    VIP members can upload up to 100 images.

  • Show Us Variety

    Please provide us a variety of images. No duplicates, re-crops, or manipulations of the same image.
  • You Must Be 13

    Members must be 13 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you're 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes "implied" nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.
  • Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG photos only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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Agents / Employers – Photo Tips

  • Upload Your Company Logo

    Standout from the crowd and upload your company logo!! Our statistics show that members will respond quicker and more favorably to those with a company logo. You may wish to upload a picture, for instance of a model in the absence of a suitable company logo.
  • Quality Images Required

    We want quality images here. Your photo must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, mobile phone shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc.
  • Make Your Image Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG images only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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Site Users – Photo Tips

  • Show Us Your Face

    Your photo must show your face clearly. This must be a photo of you!!
  • Quality Images Required

    We want quality images here. Your photo must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, mobile phone shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc.
  • You Must Be 13

    Members must be 13 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you're 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes "implied" nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.
  • Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG photos only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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Bloggers – Photo Tips

  • Minimum Photo Requirements

    You must upload 1 photo minimum for your blogger profile to be active. Members are expected to maintain a minimum of one relevant photo at all times. Your default photo (first photo) must show your face clearly and must be a photo of you!!

    You can upload up to 20 images.
  • Quality Images Required

    We want quality images here. Your photo must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, mobile phone shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc.
  • You Must Be 13

    Members must be 13 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you're 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes "implied" nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.
  • Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big

    MyPhatBreak recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. JPEG photos only.
  • No Fakes

    We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.
  • No Pornography

    Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our FAQs.

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R18+ – Help

Restricted 18+ Images - Defined

The following represent image types that are allowed on MyPhatBreak but must be marked "R18+" by their owners:

  • female nipple or areola
  • bare buttocks (thong or not)
  • pubic area (whether hair is present or not)
  • implied sexual activity
  • bondage
  • see-through or semi-transparent clothing or body paint which shows any of the above

NOT Allowed on MyPhatBreak

The following represent image types that are NEVER allowed to be posted on MyPhatBreak:

  • spread shots (vaginal or anal. Typically this is when fingers are used to spread, but other instances may be inappropriate as well.)
  • erect penises (must be completely flaccid) covered or not
  • explicit sexual content
  • any and all penetration of vagina or anus
  • shots that focus primarily on the genitals or anus
  • shots with bodily fluids (referenced in a sexual / fetish manner)

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Bloggers – Conditions

MyPhatBreak appreciates the time and effort that guest bloggers make in providing articles to our Blog

 To avoid any confusion and to assist in making this a truly “Great Blog” we have set out some guidelines as follows:-

  • MPB does not pay for guest posts to our blog but we are keen to assist our guest bloggers in building their readership. Guest bloggers post their content for free, you need to first lay down some ground rules.
  • Please submit your unique articles that will not be reproduced in the future to ensure the post does not attract any duplicate content filter. Allowed are two anchor text links, ideally one would be better with an additional open url to your site"
  • Please ensure the post is like themed to the site and contains somewhere in the post the keywords of "sitename" to ensure sound deep linking.
  • On approval of your post you will receive and email providing you with the address on the blog of your article. Once you receive the email please ensure you promote it by social bookmarking and submission of the rss feed to aggregators".
  • All submissions ONLY via email
  • The subject line MUST be "MPB Blog Story Submission" – this will allow submissions to pass our filters
  • The text of your email MUST include either your FIRST NAME or your FORUM username and you need to tell us which you prefer me to use for the "written by" tagline.
  • Posts may be edited for spelling, grammar, content, and length - if something is missing that you feel is important, you can always add it back via a comment.
  • Not every submission will get posted - please don't get upset if your submission isn't accepted; likewise, we might hold a submission for a short time before posting (especially if it's a busy news day) or a long time (if I'm on vacation or sick or overworked or...).  If something is extremely interesting but we need more details or info, you may receive a reply email,
  • The best posts will follow a simple format:  2-5 paragraphs in length, 1-2 pictures max (but not required), all website/URLs provided in the text - answer Who?What?Where? and When? if possible.  Ideally, what we are looking for is Modeling, Acting or Fashion news - this means interesting articles, videos, pictures, websites, blogs that readers have probably not yet seen - and we've seen a lot!
  • No websites or links that contain any advertising, language, or inappropriate images

Become a Great Guest Blogger?

So you’ve got the guest blogging gig – perhaps its for a week while the blogger is away, perhaps it’s just a one off slot – but how should you approach it? Here are six things to keep in mind:

  1. Research the Blog

    – do a little homework on the blog that you’ll be writing for. Your posts will be much better received both by the blogger you’re helping out as well as their readers by finding answering some of the following questions before you start writing:
    • who reads it?
    • what voice or style does the blogger write in?
    • what is the reach of the topic that is usually covered?
    • what posts get most comments?
    • what level is the blog pitched at
    • what are the unwritten rules of the blog?

    With this information in mind you’ll be in a much better position to write something that meets the needs of the reader, blogger and yourself.

  2. On Being Yourself

    – one of the fine lines that you need to walk as a guest blogger is that between being yourself and respecting the culture already established on the blog you’re posting on.

     While I would strongly recommend that you write in your own voice and style I think it’s important not to take the blog in a completely different direction while the blogger you’re helping out is away. While some readers won’t mind a radical change some will react against it and the blogger could come back to a disgruntled readership.

  3. Look for Gaps in the blog

    – one of the reasons that I love having a guest blogger come on at my blogs is that they bring a different skill set and knowledge base to the blog to my own. I attempt to find bloggers who will add something unique and different to the topic I’m discussion (while writing in a style that fits with mine).

     As a guest blogger you can really get on the radar of your readers by fulfilling a need in readers and plugging a gap in the topic of the niche.

  4. Sell Yourself

    – as part of the agreement that you have with the blogger that you’re helping out negotiate a byline (or by-paragraph) that will enable you to sell yourself (within reason). Include a link back to your blog and RSS feed as well as a brief biographical/descriptive sentence or two about who you are and what you do.

    Link back to your site if you have something write on topic that adds something to the post – but don’t fill your posts with self referential links – this looks cheap and nasty.

    Another aspect of selling yourself is sharing some of your story. While blog readers ultimately want great content on a blog – many also want to connect and relate to the person they’re reading to. This doesn’t mean writing a biographical post but it could mean sharing some of your experiences on the topic at hand.

    Lastly, part of selling yourself is to consider what is happening on your own blog during your guest posting stint. If you blog on someone else’s blog for a week but let your own slip you don’t provide those who come over to check more of your work out with much incentive to stick around. If anything – the times that you guest post you should put a concerted effort into making bigger efforts onto your own blog as it’s an opportunity to find new readers.

  5. Be Reliable

    – if you commit to post daily for a week – post daily for a week. If you promise to write a series on a certain topic – finish the series and don’t leave it hanging mid stream.

     If you can’t meet your commitments you let the blogger and their readers down and could damage your own reputation. It’s better to set lower expectations and over deliver than to promise the world and not deliver to the expectations that you’ve set.

  6. Add Value

    – don’t view guest blogging as purely an opportunity for you to get new readers and promote yourself. Remember the reason that we talked about guest blogging being a good thing was that it was a win win win situation where you as the guest blogger might raise your profile but where the blogger and their readers need to come away from the interaction better off too.

     Add genuine value to the blog you are writing on and you’ll win yourself new fans with readers and the blogger and could just find yourself with a regular guest blogging spot.

    Being a good guest blogger is like being a good guest in any situation. Do everything in your power to leave the place you are visiting in better shape than when you arrived and you’ll create a great impression.

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