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Anyone familiar with the particular charms of New York City knows a reservation can be hard to score in this town. Opentable.com helps diners avoid the dreaded 5:15 p.m. supper, and now, beauty addicts have their very own assist—lifebooker.com. The new site works like an online concierge, showing users what services are available in specific neighborhoods at specific times, and has lined up a small but impressive list of participating spas and salons, including The Townhouse Spa at the Chambers Hotel, Great Jones Spa in SoHo, Delluva Vinotherapy in TriBeCa and the Rita Hazan salon in Midtown. Best of all, your cubicle colleagues won’t ever have to overhear you saying, “Hi, I’d like to make an appointment for a Brazilian bikini wax” again.