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Yes, the Web bubble burst, but just the hot air is gone. Lots of e-tailers are thriving, and making online shopping easier and safer than ever. Here is a smorgasbord of websites, gift ideas and practi


Homing in on the right gifts for the house can be tricky. Despite its eponym's legal troubles, MARTHASTEWART.COM is still one of the best places to start. Shop by category: there's gardening, decorating, even "homekeeping" (stylish supplies for laundry and other chores). WILLIAMSSONOMA.COM lures you with attractive cookware, kitchen tools and appliances alongside seasonal recipes. Both sites have a quick-shop feature so you can plug in item numbers from a print catalog to jump to specific products. Price-conscious shoppers should check out OVERSTOCK.COM, a clearance site for excess inventory (bed and bath, appliances, furniture) from brand-name manufacturers. Overstock...

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