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Liposuction: Dying to look beautiful

A young, vibrant woman died last month receiving liposuction. The successful, single mother lost her life trying to rid her tummy of fat...

Snare your very own Russian oligarch

Beat him with birch twigs and never, ever, laugh at him. An insider's guide to snaring your very own Russian billionaire...

Saying 'neigh' to traditional therapy

Moving beyond the "tell me about your mother" approach, some psychotherapists are using horses to facilitate the therapeutic process...

Self-proclaimed lip-balm addicts need their fix

Many people swear they can't live without lip balm. But such an obsession may be more harmful than they think...

'Out' gay comedians finding an audience

Some gay comedians choose to be "out" on stage, while others do not...

Men's room. Women's room. Where's the in-between room?

For transgender people, the choice between the men's room and the women's room often leaves them stuck with crossed legs and nowhere to go...

Guide helps make cubicle life more bearable

Frustration over the lack of privacy in office cubicles has inspired an etiquette guide to improve the environment for workers...

Voice coaches help foreigners get visas

From voice coaches to visa experts, savvy specialists are meeting the visa needs of foreign-born artists living in New York...

US students using stimulants to pass exams

Students are turning to prescription stimulants at American universities, which they believe are safer than illegal drugs...

Grads scramble for jobs in dwindling mags market

College graduates trying to land jobs at magazines face a daunting task as major publications face dwindling subscriptions...

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