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More than almost any other activity, bathroom time requires advance planning if it is to be more than merely biological. To turn the smallest room in the house into a reading room, choose a piece of furniture that can be placed within arm's reach of the toilet stool--low enough to be comfortable for use and large enough to hold a variety of items. Newspapers and magazines should be regularly and selectively cycled. Books should be short-story collections. Keep a stack of pencils and a couple of notepads for jotting down ideas. For the more ambitious, a telephone outlet or even a space for a laptop or modem is always a possibility.

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From the March 5-11, 1998 issue of Metro.

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