December 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts December 1998 Current Issue
December 1998 Short Cuts - Tips for Work, Home and Life
EDITED BY LOREN G. EDELSTEIN
CROQUET, ANYONE?
Yes, the genteel sport lives on, and not just at English manors and in the backyards of family homes. More than 600 venues in the United States and Canada offer croquet -- and groups are taking up their mallets.

HURRY UP AND WAIT
It's not a sexy life. Frequent business travelers work long hours on the road, get less sleep and spend lots of time waiting in line. American Express surveys road warriors for details.

HEALTH BEAT: ARE YOUR KIDS SMOKING?
The number of teens smoking is rising steadily -- and they're staying hooked.

FOR THE BOOKSHELF
We review Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting and Orienting New Employees by Diane Arthur and Smart Staffing: How to Hire, Reward, and Keep Top Employees for Your Growing Company by Wayne Outlaw.

FAST FORWARD: ECONOMY PLUS OVERHEAD PROJECTOR

Would you believe, this projector weighs just 14 pounds and costs $199?

WEB SITES WE LIKE
3M's meeting tips...Beginners Central for Web neophytes...Seinfeld.com for the Marble Rye Toss game and much more.

ETC.
Where travel tax dollars go...Hyatt's in-room printer/copier/fax machines.


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