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Do Women Have a Purse Gene?

Have you seen my purse? It can house a small animal, a bucket of make-up, an e-reader, a lunch packed in Tupperware, an iPhone, mints, credit cards, travel coffee mug, keys, Scotch tape, small scissors and, of course, an extra pair of shoes. Have I learned to be this way? Nature vs. nurture, which is it?
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Travel Smart by Packing Smart

Watching George Clooney strategize his way through security lineups in Up in the Air, it occured to me that a lifestyle which includes logging frequent flyer miles yields some serious packing wisdom and rituals. Here are a few of my most resourceful tips for packing well.