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Living/Travel Briefs: Sunday, August 17, 2008

Published: August 17, 2008
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BOOKS
Check it out
Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete bring know-how and humor to the topic of home improvement in "My Home, My Money Pit” ($19.95, Lyons Press.)

The book expands on the advice Kraeutler and Segrete give listeners on their syndicated radio show, "The Money Pit.” They take a proactive approach, encouraging readers to think things through before they start a project by helping them consider such issues as how the room will be used and whether they have the skills to take the work on themselves. Then they offer information and tips to help readers reach their renovation goals.

FASHION
Pearl wisdom
Pearls may look great on Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, but is the look for every woman? Style insiders cast their votes:

•Rae Ann Herman, accessories editor at Glamour, says the key to wearing chunky pearls or beads is not to over-accessorize the rest of the outfit. "If you have on a major belt, stay away from a big necklace, and don't wear a huge earring with the huge necklace.

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