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5 efficient bathroom-storage solutions

Professional organizers say maximizing the space in your bathroom makes it more efficient and leads to happier mornings. “It saves you time,” says Tammy Atchison, owner of The Busy Corner in Houston. “If you have storage solutions and a routine, then you aren’t scattered to find things.”

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Off Zanzibar, Chumbe Island champions marine conservation

Chumbe, Tanzania, is said to be the world’s first privately managed marine protected area and still the only one in Africa. Its conservation work is funded by the visitors who come to the island to relax and get a close-up look at one of the most pristine coral reefs in East Africa.

Carolyn Hax: 40-year-old prospective grad student wants to change her childish name

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer very well as a professional name. I’d like to change it as I embark on my new direction, but I feel silly being my age and sounding like I’m having an identity crisis. Thoughts?

Carolyn Hax: 40-year-old prospective grad student wants to change her childish name

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer very well as a professional name. I’d like to change it as I embark on my new direction, but I feel silly being my age and sounding like I’m having an identity crisis. Thoughts?

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