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Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of Aug. 8.
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UPDATES: Adds HOSTESS-WAL-MART; FRANCE-BEACHWEAR; CAMBODIA-CUPPING AND COINING; ON THE MONEY-BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS; OLY-RIO OLYMPICS-TINDER; GRACELAND HOTEL
OLY-RIO OLYMPICS-TINDER — Away from the games, some Olympians are looking for a different kind of match. SENT: 500 words Tuesday, photos.
CAMBODIA-CUPPING AND COINING — I sported those purple round welts on my body long before Michael Phelps was born. OK, so Phelps made the world aware of cupping by showing his marked muscular shoulders before diving into the pool at the Rio games. By Sopheang Cheang. SENT: 930 words Wednesday, photos.
HUNGARY-YOGA — Yoga instructors have held classes for over 600 practitioners on Budapest’s Freedom Bridge in an effort to popularize the discipline and practice it in a unique location. SENT: 130 words Tuesday, photos.
FITNESS-SWEATWORKING — For years, business networking has centered around food and alcohol — drinks with clients, dinner with potential investors or a quick lunch to get to mingle with employees. Now, it’s all about grabbing your running shoes or unrolling your yoga mat and bonding over a fitness class thanks to “sweatworking.” By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 750 words Wednesday, photos.
ON THE MONEY-BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS — Varsity-inspired cardigans. Preppy layers. Satin bomber jackets. There are plenty of fashion trends that experts say should help pique shoppers’ interest for the back-to-school season. That could provide a sales bounce for retailers after last year’s dearth of mainstream looks hurt business. The trick for shoppers: taking advantage of timing and tools to stay within a budget. By Anne d’Innocenzio. SENT: 900 words Wednesday, photos.
FRANCE-BEACHWEAR — The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons — a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions. SENT: 430 words Friday, photos.
FOOD-KITCHENWISE — Chives, parsley and other fresh summertime herbs are paired with Greek yogurt for a flavorful Fresh Herbed Yogurt Cheese. By Sara Moulton. SENT: 500 words Monday, photos.
LEARNING TO FORAGE — How does this sound for supper: elderflower, mint and sea beet leaves, all gathered wild in the English countryside on an adventure that teaches participants how to forage for their food, then make a meal from it. By Jerry Harmer. SENT: 850 words Monday, photos. Also moving in Travel.
FOOD-DEADLINE-GREEN BEAN SALAD — Taking green bean salad up a notch. By Katie Workman. SENT: 430 words Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-HEALTHY-FOIL PACK FISH TACOS — This is the perfect time to talk about one of my favorite shoulder-season cooking strategies: the foil pack! Add some fish or chicken, and you’ll have a full meal, all packaged and pretty in individual servings. By Melissa D’Arabian. SENT: 650 words Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-JUDY JOO — Judy Joo is out to demystify Korean cooking, one recipe at a time. The chef, TV personality and self-proclaimed Jersey girl recently released her book, “Korean Food Made Simple,” trying to show it’s not as hard is one may think. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 700 words Wednesday, photos.
HOSTESS-WAL-MART — The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 860 words Friday, photos.
HOME & GARDEN
GARDENING-XERISCAPING FOR POLLINATORS— Water-wise gardens don’t have to resemble sterile moonscapes; they can feature scores of attractive, drought-resistant plants that invite bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollen- and nectar-gathering species to your yard. By Dean Fosdick. SENT: 480 words Tuesday, photos.
HOMES-JEWELRY BOX DETOX — Keep, sell, give away, repair, repurpose? What to do with large, messy jewelry collections that build up over the years. By Melissa Kossler Dutton. SENT: 700 words Tuesday, photos.
CRAFTS-SEWING CAMPS — The DIY culture has given rise to a proliferation of sewing camps around the country, drawing girls and boys who want to create their own wardrobes. By Diana Marszalek. SENT: 600 words Tuesday, photos.
LEARNING TO FORAGE — How does this sound for supper: elderflower, mint and sea beet leaves, all gathered wild in the English countryside on an adventure that teaches participants how to forage for their food, then make a meal from it. By Jerry Harmer. SENT: 850 words Monday, photos. Also moving in food.
THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS — Several immersive shows are pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can become, turning the fast-growing — and cheap to produce — hour-long games in which players work together to find the clues to free themselves into a rich, theatrical experience. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT 800 words Monday, photos.
HYATT INSIDER-QA — Hyatt Hotels is the latest chain to try and bring independent hotels into its brand umbrella, with its Unbound Collection featuring unique hotels that don’t feel like a chain. By Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: 550 words Monday, photos. Relayed from weekend business lines.
QUICK FIX-VACATION — American workers have been taking less and less vacation over the past 15 years, but here’s why you should take a break and how to do it. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 450 words Monday. Relayed from weekend business lines.
SCOPES MONKEY STATUE — Atheists are raising money for a statue of Clarence Darrow in the Tennessee town where he defended the concept of evolution during the Scopes monkey trial in 1925. By Travis Loller. SENT: 937 words Monday. Relayed from weekend lines.
GRACELAND HOTEL — Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock ‘n’ roll icon in Memphis. By Adrian Sainz. SENT: 760 words Tuesday, photos.
INDIANAPOLIS-VONNEGUT — Two Kurt Vonnegut festivals are happening in the late writer’s hometown this fall, and there are plenty of Vonnegut landmarks around Indianapolis for fans to see any time. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 700 words Wednesday, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (stories from week of Aug. 1)
GENERAL LIFESTYLES: UNPROVEN FLOSS
FASHION: SINGAPORE STATE DINNER-FIRST LADY’S DRESS; FASHION-CALVIN KLEIN; OLY-HIGH-TECH OLYMPIC CLOTHING
PETS: HALLMARK-SUMMER KITTEN GAMES; MUTTS AND MERLOT
FOOD: FOOD-AMERICAN TABLE-GRILLED LOBSTER; FOOD-HEALTHY-BAKED DOUGHNUTS; FOOD-DEADLINE-SHRIMP CASSEROLE; REFORMULATING FAST FOOD; FOOD-KITCHENWISE-BLT SOUP
SPECIAL EDITION-FALL HOMES — FALL HOMES-WOOD WALLS; FALL HOMES-DINING SETS; FALL HOMES-DECOR TRENDS; FALL HOMES-DOWNSIZING; FALL HOMES-COFFEE’S NEXT WAVE
HOMES: CRAFTS-WHICHCRAFT-SUGAR SCRUBS; HOMES-DESIGNER-KIDS AND GROWNUPS; GARDENING-TREE OF HEAVEN
TRAVEL: TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW; RIO TRAVELERS-HEALTH Q&A; HARLEM’S NEW RENAISSANCE; AMERICAN REVOLUTION-HALF SHIP; THE SPRAIN IN MAINE; MUTTS AND MERLOT
UPCOMING IN LIFESTYLES:
August: Labor Day
September: Fashion Week (NY, London, Milan, Paris), fall travel
October: Halloween, Thanksgiving
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR 2016:
Sept. 6 — Cars
Oct. 4 — Baby Boomers
Nov. 15 — Holidays
Dec. 6 — Weddings