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ReadyMade for the handy person inside us all

BERKELEY, Calif. — Ask Shoshana Berger what to do with a cigarette box, and she'll suggest decorating it with magazine pages and using it as a business-card holder. Orphaned fishhook earrings can hang ornaments on a Christmas tree. An abandoned Scrabble set turns into a bulletin board, with its letter tiles glued to thumbtacks. Berger, 36, is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReadyMade Magazine, the do-it-yourself bible for the creative and frugal. When she looks at trash, she sees possibility.

A profile of Shoshana Berger for the Associated Press.