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  1. After Katrina: Many Still Not Prepared

    A year has passed since Hurricane Katrina – one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history – struck the gulf coast. But, as America heads into the peak of another hurricane season, there are signs not all that storm's lessons have been learned. In the wake of Katrina's devastation, which put 80% of the

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  2. How to Avoid Being a 'Sucker'

    We've all been there. The co-worker we've been helping along, it turns out, has been dropping snide remarks about our work in front of other co-workers and the boss. The friend we've confided in, we learn, has been passing our confidences along as bits of juicy gossip to others. Then there's the tru

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  3. Megan Mullally's Healthy Take on Living

    If you ever spot Megan Mullally in a restaurant, don't waste your money sending over a martini. After catapulting to fame portraying the pill-popping, brash-talking boozehound Karen Walker on NBC's just-wrapped hit sitcom Will & Grace, people seem to expect Mullally to indulge in a drink or two ...

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  4. Do you complain too much? (or not enough?)

    Hagar Scher Why women love to vent. Plus, how to tell when your griping is healthy and when it's more likely to bring you down. It started out innocently. I was attending brunch at a friend's house. The aroma of bacon and coffee wafted through the air; our infants napped contentedly. But before long

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  5. Smartest Time Savers

    Sharon Franke Tips for saving time.   If you're always searching for a pen, stock one in every pocketbook, and put one in your checkbook. Store buttons in clear pill dispensers so you can easily spot the one you need. Schedule your next haircut before you leave the salon. Keep scissors in every room

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  6. Relax in a Hurry

    The phones, the caffeine, the boss, dinging faxes, deadlines, doubling up for laid-off colleagues, fear of being laid-off yourself -- eeek, pretty soon your body is a clenched fist and you haven't stood up from the desk in hours! You need to relax. But who can remember to -- and who has time? You do

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  7. Nap Quest

    All day long, harried New Yorkers and tuckered-out tourists stream up to the 24th floor of the Empire State Building. Here, a company called MetroNaps provides eye masks and aerodynamically curved pods --- looking like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey --- where the sleepy can catch up on shut-

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  8. Share Bear: Grieving the Loss of a Sister

    Growing up, my sister, Mary, and I shared a bedroom. When I was about 11, I received a teddy bear as a gift. Inside the bear was a music box, and I enjoyed hearing the music coming from that bear so much that I made the little thing play and play until off to sleep I went. Of course, Mary, being one

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  9. Why Does Daydreaming Get Such a Bad Rap?

    Call someone a daydreamer and you may as well just call them a flake, a space cadet, or a slacker. Why are we so down on daydreaming? "Daydreaming is looked upon negatively because it represents 'non-doing' in a society that emphasizes productivity," says John McGrail, a clinical hypnotherapist in L

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  10. Instant Stress Busters

    by Lisa Goff How to go from crazed to calm     Yesterday, I stormed out of the drugstore without waiting for my prescription. True, the elderly woman at the front of the line was painstakingly paying for her order in nickels. But it was obvious that stress was getting to me. Our bodies are hardwired

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