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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Travel Insurance

I made the huge-ass mistake of packing a valuable item -- Luckily, theft was covered by my travel insurance. Or so I thought. The insurance representative regretfully informed me that although stolen baggage was covered, my claim wasn't eligible. It was a baffling and maddening situation, but one that got me thinking: what other insurance loopholes are lingering out there?
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How a Stolen Purse Led to Seattle Stealing My Heart

We drove to Seattle, parked right in the heart of the city, strolled over to the shopping district and headed to Nordstom for a touch of "Sex And The City" glam, browsing beautiful designer purses, sun glasses, and, of course, shoes! And that's when our chick flick turned horror story: as my friend tried on a pair of Steve Madden boots, she left her Marc Jacobs purse, shopping bags and other merchandise on a chair. She took two steps forward, glanced in the mirror to see how the boots looked and immediately realized her purse was stolen. What happened next stole our hearts.
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If Someone Steals Your Idea, Be Flattered

It has happened to all of us at some point. You have a great idea, and someone else likes it so much they "borrow" from you -- or outright steal. In the big picture, there is nothing wrong with this. In fact, if we were able to copyright ideas, creativity would be stifled. So what do you do when someone steals your ideas?
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Who Stole My Lunch?

It's like stealing candy from a baby, but worse. By the time noon hits, the last thing you want is to find out your sandwich was stolen from the employee fridge. How many times have you found your fr...