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Why Having a Hammock in the Garden Helps Everyone Enjoy the Outdoors?

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Installing a hammock or swing seat in your garden is a fabulous way to get your family out of the house on a beautiful day. A cotton rope hammock is a natural for this purpose. If you prefer sitting to lying down, a natural cotton swing seat in your garden is equally satisfying.

Swing Seats or Personal Hammocks?

Both swing seats and personal (one-person) hammocks are ideal additions to your garden area. If you have the space, you could install a “family hammock” in your garden to encourage the entire family to join you while you’re enjoying the warmth of the sun.

If asked about their preference, your kids typically want a rope swing seat instead of a hammock, since they enjoy swinging more than relaxing or taking a nap. You can always accessorize your rope swing seat or hammock with a canopy or pergola to keep out most of the sun. For more swing consistency, you could always add a hammock or swing seat stand.

Where Should You Place Your Garden Hammock?

The answer, regardless of the size of your garden, is always the same: Your favorite relaxing area of your garden. Typically, this is a place that your favorite plants and/or flowers surround you with quiet and tranquil feelings.

Your backyard is the favorite area in most yards of most homeowners. In general, the preferred place is near flower beds, ponds, or a group of your favorite trees. When you favor surrounding trees, you’ll also enjoy other benefits, such as avoiding some sun and some disquieting noise. Trees serve as effective buffers for too much sun and unwelcome noises that disturb your relaxing bliss.

When you clear an area in your garden to surround yourself with your favorite flowers and greenery, you can use a contemporary or traditional hammock stand to enhance the area, even when there are no suitable posts or trees around the garden. If you’re goal is to get the family out of the house and into the garden, you may want to add a hanging chair (on an attractive chair stand) to your hammock area. Since it’s typically kids that want to use hanging chairs most, you might be amazed at the time your children spend in your garden retreat.

Alternatives for Those Needing Extra Support

Some people require firmer support than offered by a cloth hammock. If you are one of those people, but enjoy an occasional nap, you might consider a “hanging bed” as an alternative. While somewhat more complex to install, sometimes needing four points of attachment (at least, on the bed itself), instead of two (typical hammock), you’ll still enjoy the outdoors, with the sun and sway of the wind, with a hanging bed, along with the extra support you get.

If you need extra support, but enjoy sitting more than lying down, a hanging wire-mesh chair, instead of a rope swinging chair on a strong stand may be ideal. You’ll find different designs, one of which could be perfect for the support you need, but still very comfortable.

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Five Places to Hang Your Hammock in a Garden

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Your home garden is a popular setting to install your favorite hammock. You can install it anywhere you feel a sense of “peace” in your garden. However, here are some suggestions to fuel your ideas for ideal places for your hammock or hanging chair.

Some Places to Hang Your Hammock in Your Garden

  • If you like to read in quiet, hang your hammock anywhere that’s quiet in your garden.Pick a place that you like, that’s quiet and peaceful, and, at least, semi-private in your garden so you can read without being disturbed.
  • Do you have a pergola in your garden? You might want to hang your hammock (attached at two poles) under your pergola top.Unless your pergola top is solid, you’ll still get some filtered sunlight. Just be careful not to nap for too long, or you’ll get a tan or sunburn with the design of the pergola roof (top) on some parts of your body.
  • Clear a place you prefer that surrounds you with your favorite plants and flowers.Being surrounded by your favorite plantings is a perfect place for your hammock in the garden. That’s why you planted these in the first place, didn’t you?
  • Invest in a hammock stand, so you can place your hammock or hanging chair in your favorite area in your garden, without the need for trees or sturdy posts.Not all gardens are home to strong trees. If your garden is lacking trees to install your hammock, you can still pick your favorite spot, by using a hammock stand. A utilitarian or innovatively-designed, contemporary hammock stand makes it possible for you to locate your hammock in your favorite area in your garden without nearby strong trees.
  • Clear a space for a family hammock if your spouse and kids like to relax with you.Does your family like to enjoy a hammock with you? A hammock large enough to fit your whole family, including the kids, is the answer. Although you may need to clear a slightly larger space in your garden, it will be worth having your family enjoy your “hammock time,” while they are surrounding you.

Conclusion

Your favorite place in the garden is the best place for your hammock or hanging chair. While these suggestions are the fuel that ignites your imagination, you can place your hammock anyplace in your garden that pleases you.

Just be sure to take it down when you water your plants and flowers if you use a sprinkler to feed your plants the water they need to grow healthy and strong. If it’s sunny and hot, you may want to leave your hammock up to cool it off when you turn the sprinkler on.

There is really no bad place to locate your hammock in your garden. While you may have location preferences, use them to find the perfect place to locate your treasured hammock.

Why We Have Low Staff Turnover in Our Columbian Hammock Factory

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We have some staff that have worked in the hammock factory for 25 years. We seldom need to find new craftsmen as replacements. Since our hammocks and hanging chairs are hand-fashioned, we treasure our craftsmen and our quality control staff.

We take our mission to treat our staff as valued employees very seriously. Many of them expansively refer to good working conditions as a reason they continue to work for us. We marvel at the advantages this commitment delivers to our customers.

Why Factory Staff Turnover Is Low

We believe that our low turnover is not a function of luck, but results from our consistent treatment of our staff as “quality” craftsmen, whether they are male or female. Our hand fashioners are as dedicated to producing quality hammocks and hanging chairs as our supervisors.

In the words of Marta, our Production Manager, “. . . I check the processes to make sure that every hammock is made very well.” She has worked at our factory for over 13 years. “The majority of the people who are here have worked here for a long time.” Why?

  • They like working for us.
  • “The owners treat us very well.”
  • Each craftsman “does his or her very best at our task.”
  • We want all our customers to “be satisfied” with our quality hammocks.
  • “. . . one of the things that has made us stay her so long is that we love this company. . .”
  • Unlike some Asian factories, “. . . we always try to keep it (factory) really clean, so the products will be very good.”
  • When working with fabrics, there will always be “fluff,” but there isn’t much here because staff always keeps it clean.
  • Craftsmen take pride in carefully stitching the ends of hammocks and hanging chairs by folding the ends over and reinforcing our products for durability.
  • Staff takes equal pride in handmaking the superior sturdy ropes that keep our handcrafted hammocks and our customers out of “harm’s way.”
  • When you order a high-quality colorful hammock from Hammock Heaven, the craftsman who builds it for you probably has years of experience creating quality hammocks.

Conclusion

Our low turnover proves the theory that employers who treat their staffs respectfully, fairly, and generate pride of workmanship, creates an effective team who do their best to excel. In the 21st century, it can be challenging to find, train, and retain high quality employees.

However, treating them well is a rewarding approach, particularly when giving them the responsibility to create handmade products. Studies have proven that people work for companies where they are appreciated for their expertise, not only for the highest wages. Our staff consistently builds high-quality hammocks and hanging chairs – and is very proud of their company.

Five Places to Hang a Hammock Indoors

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Hammocks are favorite additions to your outdoors at home. Did you realize you can bring your hammock or hanging chair indoors, too? Many people love their hammocks so much they want to sleep in them instead of a bed. Installing a hammock indoors is not difficult, so you’ll enjoy making this a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.

While there are literally hundreds of websites with text and/or video to instruct you how to install your hammock indoors, there are few sites with suggestions about “where” to hang your hammock. We’re going to solve that curious problem momentarily. Stay with us.

Places to Hang Your Hammock Indoors

This issue stumps even those who love relaxing outdoors in their treasured hammocks. Don’t worry. It’s easier than you might first think.

  • Your bedroomIf you love taking relaxing, rewarding naps in your outdoor hammock, you’ll probably get the best sleep of your life when you desert the traditional bed and sleep in a comfy hammock.
  • Your living or family roomYour living room, great room, or family room is another ideal place to hang your hammock. If you don’t have a DVR, you better get one, as you’ll find yourself nodding off during movies and games in your always comfortable hammock. Should you think a hanging chair is a better idea to keep you awake till the end of the movie or live game you’re watching, you’re probably wrong. It’s just as easy to find “nap time” in a hanging chair as a hammock.
  • Guest bedroomsGuest bedrooms are ideal places to hang hammocks indoors. Instead of taking up valuable space with traditional beds try hanging hammocks in guest bedrooms. You can always store them away when you’re not entertaining overnight friends or family. Your guests will love the sleep they get in a hammock, if they don’t have one in their yard now. Most of them will install one after trying out restful sleep in your “guest hammock.”
  • A sunroom or “9-month” roomA sunroom, particularly a so-called 9-month room with heat for those cool spring and fall days and nights, is an equally perfect place for your favorite hammock. While a warm, sunny spring or summer day is ideal when you have an outdoor hammock or hanging chair, installing a hammock in a sunroom, even when it’s raining outside allows you to enjoy your hammock even in inclement weather.
  • A finished basementWhen you’ve finished your basement as a game room, TV room, or “man cave,” you have a perfect place to hang a hammock indoors. Since the anchors in the walls are unobtrusive, you won’t have a problem if your finished basement has a lower than average ceiling (under 7 feet) or has a “drop” ceiling (not strong enough to hold your weight in a hammock or hanging chair).

Conclusion

If you love relaxing in your outdoor hammock in the yard, you’ll equally love hanging a hammock indoors in one of these places. You also may have other rooms, e.g., a home office, which might be your personal preference for installing an indoor hammock or hanging chair to be available in all types of weather.

When you’re not using your hammock, you can easily store it in small spaces. Since your wall anchors are harmless, they pose little danger to anyone. If you’re concerned with their presence when your hammock is stored, you can easily cover them with a wall hanging or a plant hanging on the exposed anchor.

As long as you carefully install your anchors into wall studs, they will be secure and support your hammock (with you in it) for long periods, e.g., naps or overnight sleeping. Regardless of the size of your home, you can install a relaxing hammock in almost any room except a bathroom or kitchen. When you’re taking a shower, or making gourmet dishes, you probably won’t want to relax in your indoor hammock or hanging chair.

Advantages of a Travel Hammock When You’re Traveling

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Travel hammocks are increasingly popular as alternatives to tents, when you go camping, hiking, and/or traveling almost anywhere. Traveling is exciting, but, sometimes, it can become annoying, particularly when you need to navigate airport security. Yet, camping and hiking are popular, healthy alternatives.

Better than most tents, even upscale ones, travel hammocks make traveling easier and more pleasant. There are multiple good reasons why. Whether you’re traveling by car, or using public transportation, e.g., trains, travel hammocks provide distinct advantages for you. When you’re going on long hikes or camping, these advantages will be graphically evident.

Travel Hammock Advantages That Make Traveling Easier and More Comfortable

  • Travel hammocks are versatile, offering you the pick of locations where you’d like to sleep. 

    You can sleep wherever you’d like. Pick your location and you can set it up.

  • Travel hammocks are easy to install if there are some trees around.Just install your travel hammock, which is fast and simple, where you want it. It should only take a few minutes.
  • Travel hammocks are lightweight and ideal when packing space is at a premium (almost always). 

    These hammocks pack small and light. You can literally take them anywhere you want to go.

  • Safely sleep in the great outdoors, since you’re off the ground.Unlike even the best tents, you’ll sleep safely and won’t need to contend with night-hunting ground insects and arachnids (spiders).
  • In summer, you’ll love the cooling air circulation a travel hammock provides. During fall, you can line your travel hammock with a sleeping bag or insulated blanket to keep you warm and toasty.Hammocks promote air circulation around your body, without the confinement of a tent. Even on the cool nights of fall, you can place a sleeping bag in your travel hammock to keep you warm and comfy, instead of trying to sleep on the hard ground.

These are but a sampling of the many benefits travel hammocks offer you. If you like to travel and camp out in the outdoors and you love your hammock at home, you should have a travel hammock to make traveling easier – and lighter.

Hanging Chairs Vs Regular Furniture – Pros and Cons

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Indoor hanging chairs are an exciting addition to any room in your home. If you want to install a hanging chair outdoors on a deck or patio, you’ll feel the same excitement as it is a perfect complement to your regular outdoor furniture.

Pros of Hanging Chairs

These chairs have multiple advantages – and some downsides – when compared to regular furniture, whether indoors or outdoors. Fabric hanging chair-hammocks are the most popular and have the advantages of a hammock as well as a chair.

  • They are aesthically pleasing and interesting;Hanging chairs are stylish additions to any room. When installed outdoors, they are an aesthetic addition to your yard.
  • Relatively easy to install;Installing hanging chairs are an ideal do-it-yourself (DIY) project for the marginally-talented homeowner.
  • Incredibly comfortable for adults and kids;Hanging chairs are supremely comfortable for both adults and children. Just be careful when watching TV or curled up with a book, as you might take a nap, whether voluntary or involuntary, because you’re so comfortable.
  • Offers a striking addition to your décor; andAfter installing a hanging chair, your guests will be challenged not to express their admiration for the exciting addition to your home. You will find most of these guests will want to “try out” your new hanging chair. We can only hope they don’t snore if they can’t help but take a nap.
  • In the right colors, they will complement any furniture type.Whether you match a hanging chair color to your regular furniture or your room walls, you will revel in the statement they make.

Cons of Hanging Chairs

  • You must pick an ideal location, since hanging chairs are not as “mobile” as regular furniture.Your choice of location is vital for the long-term placement of a hanging chair for (a) secure installation, and (b) to maintain your interest over time. You must install it securely to avoid any “accidents” that cause injury to family members or guests.
  • Be careful not to hang it too high off the floor or ground, making it difficult for small children or the elderly (grandparents) to get in and out of it.Whether you install your hanging chair indoors or outside, if you hang it too high, your kids and the grandparents may have a hard time getting in and out of your floating chair-hammock. While your kids will grow, the grandparents may become less, rather than more, flexible over time.

Conclusion

Hanging chairs are great additions to your décor (indoors) or yard (outdoors). You can make them even more comfortable by putting one or more pillows in them.

Handcrafted fabric hanging chairs, like those made by Hammock Heaven, are special, durable, and make a striking addition to any home, garden, or yard.

A Perfectly-Balanced Hammock Is Good for You

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Did you know that hammocks offer the perfectly-balanced sleep position for humans? If you did not, you know it now. Even physicians consider a hammock offers the best sleep position for most of us. Many doctors say the perfect sleep position is “. . . lying on one’s back with the head slightly elevated, about 10 to 30 percent. This is postulated to give the brain optimal blood circulation rather than congestion and also allows for more unobstructed breathing.”

You can learn that many native cultures sleep this way in hammocks, “rather than on flat surfaces,” as is common to most western cultures. According to Janet Kinosian, writing for the Huffington Post in 2010 in her article “What Your Sleep Position Says About You,” she examined the link between personality and typical sleep positions.

For example, hardworking businesspersons and entrepreneurs seem to be more likely to sleep on their backs (called the royal position), while persistent, goal-oriented people seem to favor sleeping on their stomach – stomach-sleepers also appear to exhibit dominant compulsive traits.

Health Benefits of Hammocks Are Being Studied

Finally, science is realizing what native cultures have known for hundreds of years. Hammocks provide ideal sleep positions for humans, including children. Medical hammocks constantly become more popular with physicians from all types of specialties. Now hammocks are actively being used to treat premature babies, arthritis, acid reflux conditions, autism, and sleep apnea.

Scientific studies indicate that sleeping in a hammock is an effective road to better health and fitness, along with delivering deep, restful sleep to recharge your human batteries to successfully face a busy day. Quality hammocks slept in properly, with your head slightly raised, reduce stress, while eliminating the chance of falling out on the ground or floor.

A gently rocking hammock has proven to help you fall asleep faster, while having you enjoy a deeper sleep than on a traditional bed. Why gentle rocking motions encourage sleep in babies and adults remains a mystery? But it works, as every parent learns when it’s time for their babies to sleep.

A 2011 study by the University of Geneva (Switzerland) determined that participants fell asleep faster with hammock-like rocking motion, but also changed the type of sleep they enjoyed. Researchers noted a “dramatic boosting of certain types of sleep-related [brain wave] oscillations.”

During each participant’s nap or sleep time, researchers monitored brain activity with an EEG, so they had proof of the brain wave changes. While this pleasantly surprised researchers, they noted the lack of increased brain activity when there was no gentle rocking when a non-rocking traditional flat bed was involved.

The study results displayed the rocking bed heightened bursts of brain activity called “sleep spindles,” which correlate to deep sleep and “memory consolidation.” Study researchers determined the rocking lengthened the duration of “N2 sleep,” non-rapid eye movement sleep that on good nights consumes about one-half of a good sleep.

Conclusion

The gentle rocking you feel with a perfectly-balanced hammock when you sleep does more than give you a super nap and a good night’s sleep, but also improves your brain activity while you sleep. The scientific question fueling future studies: Will the results of this university study encourage further study to learn if hammock power can be focused on treating various sleep disorders, e.g., insomnia.

If you use a balanced hammock to nap or sleep for the night, you will enjoy the sleep of your life, and wake refreshed and alert. The rocking motion you receive from a quality hammock will only help you stimulate your brain while you get the deep sleep you need to function high levels.

Why You Should Consider a Hanging Chair as Well as a Hammock

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We often hear the question: Should I consider a hanging chair in lieu of or in addition to a hammock? The best answer: Yes, you should consider a hanging chair as a replacement for or, if you already enjoy a hammock, as a complement to your hammock.

Why Consider Getting a Hanging Chair

Hanging chairs are highly versatile and complement your yard and/or the interior of your home. While some people prefer fabric chairs, others, particularly if installed indoors, sometimes prefer hanging chairs with more rigid frames. Here are popular reasons to consider getting a hanging chair as well as a hammock.

  • You may prefer a hanging chair to a hammock.Some people report they are equally or even more comfortable in fabric hanging chairs than in hammocks. When you want to surround yourself with your spouse and kids, a hammock chair is perfect.
  • If you have kids, be aware that children absolutely love to sit, lie, and play in hanging chairs.Kids love hanging chairs. They like to sit in them, “cocoon” in them, and get in them. They find it easier to get in and out of hanging chairs than some hammocks. Since kids seldom stay relaxed for too long they typically appreciate the ease of getting in and out of hanging chairs.
  • You can “float around” in fabric or rigid frame hanging chairs offering similar relaxation to hammocks.The same gentle rocking motion common to hammocks also exists with a hanging chair. Scientists have proven it’s this gentle swaying that promote excellent, healthy sleep.
  • If you love to read, a hanging chair is ideal for focusing on the book you’re reading as well as relaxation.You’ll be amazed at how focused and relaxed you’ll feel in a hanging chair when you’re reading. You typically will enjoy your book or magazine even more than you normally do.
  • If you already enjoy your hammock, you should equally enjoy the gentle swaying motion of a hanging chair.If you love the gentle rocking motion of your hammock, you will equally love a hanging chair, as it offers the identical rocking as your hammock does.
  • A wonderful addition to a bedroom or family room, a hanging chair is a great way to maximize your comfort while watching TV movies or live sporting events.Hanging chairs are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Along with being super comfortable, they allow you to enjoy TV and games in supreme comfort.
  • An indoor hanging chair makes a bold statement to any décor.Once in fashion, then out of fashion, hanging chairs are back as high-fashion additions to your home décor. They always make a statement. Since they come in many colors and designs, you’re sure to find an ideal complement your décor.

Whether you consider a hanging chair as an alternative to a hammock or addition to your hammock, you will be pleased with the look and comfort of these chairs. When you want to read, watch TV, or take a short nap in total comfort, consider adding a hanging chair inside or outside your home.

5 Reason Why Hammocks are Good for your Health

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Sleeping on hammock makes anyone feel comfortable and amazing. It feels great when you sleep as well as when you wake up. However, not each hammock will be agreeable to spend the night in, so in case you want to sleep on in it, you have to ensure to have a hammock that is planned in view of an entire night’s rest. You shouldn’t need to stress over dropping out of in the night and you would prefer not to wake up with a changeless rope tattoo from considering string or the knots. It will not be wrong at all if we say that Hammocks are great for your health as sleeping on them can give a lot of benefits.
Keep reading the post and check out some amazing health benefits of hammocks.

  1. Anytime when you will decide to sleep on the floor or ground due to any reasons, your each body part will shoots uneasiness signals toward your brain where they illuminate your neuromatrix and advise you that sleeping on the floor is not your cup of tea. The whole night, you have to spend in some difficulty that can directly affect your mood. Of course, comfortable bedding will mitigate this a bit, yet think about what dozing environment gives a zero-weight point environment. Sleeping on Hammock gives you no turning or tossing and it will surely give you a comfortable sleep due to the zero pressure point at the back. This will directly affect your health in of course a positive way.
  2. The persons, who face any kind of difficulties in sleeping at the right time or the time they want, can try hammock as they will make you fall asleep right at the moment when you lay down on it. By this amazing benefit, a person will wake up with a fresh and good mood the next morning and what is better than having a fresh morning? Waking up with such fresh and great mood will also provide health benefits.
  3. You will experience a deeper sleep than you are having before sleeping on a hammock, while having a deeper sleep will make your mind relax and calm. Hammock will not only affect your physical health, it will also affect your mental health in a great positive way.
  4. Have you ever noticed that Hospital beds? They all are intended to lay the patient down on their back, with the head marginally elevated. This gives the ideal blood circulation to the brain instead of blockage and it also supports very few obstructed breathing. Curiously enough, this is a similar position that any hammocks give. On the off chance that you have awful joints pains, an awful back pain, or any other kind of body pains then hammocks are generally suggested to you.
  5. Now a days, a lot of people sits in front of PCs throughout the day, thereafter they wrap themselves on the sofa, and don’t move or take part in other activities or exercises like they ought to which directly causes back aches. The social worldview of sleeping over a bedding is not precisely all the better we can accomplish for our bodies. Furthermore, it can also cause spinal pains. In such situation, hammocks are ideal to use in order to get rid of such pain.

Hammock Vs Sofa – Why a big hammock like our Supernova is fun for the whole family.

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Envision having the comfort of a versatile seat, or even a lounge chair so far as that is concerned, without the bother of bearing a group of massive and substantial hardware. Wouldn’t it be great to have the chance of having a big hammock without finding spots to grapple the ropes?

On the off chance that you are confused between a hammock and sofa then for some reasons this ought not be a decision one needs to make and possibly in a perfect world we could all have more amazing and comfortable to get your hands on as compared to sofas. Below are some reasons of why hammock is fun for a whole family rather than a sofa.

  • With some great and big hammocks such as our Supernova, you have boundless choices as to where you can sit or set down. They are lightweight and take up basically no space as compared to the other regular furniture or big sofa.. What’s surprisingly better about our Supernova hammock is that they are super sturdy and you can utilize them fundamentally anyplace you need to, including on rocks, on the shoreline, in the water or on the grass. The best part is that they are a standout among the most agreeable spots to sit or rests and they can truly be utilized anyplace you need.
  • Another amazing advantage of having big hammock just like our supernova is that there is no weight on any piece of your body while you are sitting on it. It makes hammocks particularly perfect for people with a throbbing painfulness that are just exacerbated by hard couches as well as beds.
  • Hammocks can easily be used both inside as well as outside, which means you don’t need to purchase an exceptionally climate sealed couch, which are far more costly than a basic big hammock such as our supernova. In the event that it rains on a hammock, nothing is annihilated or lost- – simply sit tight a couple of hours for it to dry normally or dry it with the dryer.
  • If you are a man on a financial plan, you can pick to get one hammock, just transporting it from inside to the outside porch for a little nap in the sun. It is much simpler with a hammock as compared to regular sofas to simply fall into the comfortable place you need to be in.
  • Depending of how huge a hammock you get, you can fit up to four individuals, resting together, in one hammock, which means the hammock is the more friendly choice for a family rather than a big sofa.

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