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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

March 4, 2019

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The AP Spring Homes Special Edition is moving Tuesday on the Lifestyles wire for use anytime. All stories are accompanied by photos. Slugs begin BC-US-SPE--Spring Homes-.

SPRING HOMES:

SPRING HOMES-DESIGN WEEK HIGHLIGHTS _ From closets to cooktops, latest tech aims to make home life more efficient. By Karen Schwartz. UPCOMING Tuesday: 1,000 words, photos.

SPRING HOMES-DECOR TRENDS _ What says ``fresh and modern’’ in today’s decor? A look at Spring 2019 trends, including textures, greenery, environmental awareness. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, photos.

SPRING HOMES-WHAT HOME MEANS _ What makes a space a home? The meaning of home is changing along with technology and modern lifestyles. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 580 words, photos.

SPRING HOMES-FRONT PORCHES _ Tips for decorating a small but social space that’s become more popular: the front porch. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, photos.

SPRING HOMES-SPRING WREATHS _ Christmas wreaths on the front door are a longstanding tradition, but there are also many wreaths to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photos.

GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-AVOID MONEY MISTAKES _ Smart people make mistakes with money, and they make them for a variety of reasons - all of them avoidable. Here’s what to watch for. By Liz Weston. SENT Monday: 815 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SKILLET PIZZA _ Making pizza at home is gratifying, and it almost always tastes better than what you can get from delivery. But achieving a pizza with a crisp crust in the home oven can also be a real challenge. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 790 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-IRISH BROWN SODA BREAD _ Irish brown soda bread is a hearty, wholesome loaf that tastes as good with a helping of scrambled eggs as it does with a smear of salted butter or tangy marmalade. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS _ Take your ham and cheese sandwich to the next level by turning it into a slider. Fluffy potato dinner rolls are just the right size for a few bites. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 320 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HOME-CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE _ You can make a decent corned beef dinner by buying a corned beef brisket and simmer it in a pot of water for a few hours. But you can make superb New England–style corned beef if you skip the commercially made stuff and “corn” the meat yourself. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 680 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HERMITS _ Old-fashioned recipes for hermits often produce rock-hard cookies peppered with bland, tough raisins. We wanted a moist, chewy cookie, gently redolent of molasses and warm spices. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 540 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

GARDENING-TRAVEL-MONARCHS _ Monarchs by the tens of thousands inspire awe in Mexican butterfly sanctuary. By Kim Curtis. UPCOMING Tuesday: 880 words, photos.

GARDENING-INDISPENSABLE LAVENDER _ Lavender: the all-purpose `Swiss army knife’ of fragrant herbs. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 550 words, photos.

HOMES-DESIGNER-KIDS ROOMS _ Three interior design experts offer advice on creating great bedrooms for kids that can stay relatively clutter-free. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

GERMANY CARNIVAL _ Germany’s main Carnival parades got underway Monday in the face of some windy weather, with floats poking fun at U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. SENT: 220 words, photos.

SHARK BITE STUDY _ The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low — roughly 5-in-1 million — according to new research. SENT: Saturday: 560 words, photo.

FASHION:

PARIS FASHION WEEK _ A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger’s “buy-now” collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On Sunday, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli yet again received a standing ovation, and Thom Browne blurred the gender lines. By AP Fashion Writer Thomas Adamson. SENT: Sunday: 1,000 words, photos.

BRITAIN-TED BAKER _ The CEO of fashion retailer Ted Baker has resigned after allegations that he enforced a “hugging” culture at the company. SENT: 130 words.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-MOVE-ABROAD-HEALTH-CARE, ISRAEL-SYNTHETIC STEAKS, COYOTE FUR, OSCARS-BILLY PORTER

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-VEGETARIAN CHILI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ROASTED BROCCOLI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GARLICKY BRAISED KALE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ZITI WITH FENNEL AND ITALIAN SAUSAGE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SUPER GREENS SOUP

HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-PRUNING SHRUBS, HOMES-SOUTHWEST STYLE, HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-FREEZING TIPS

TRAVEL: VIETNAM-FOES TO FRIENDS

FASHION: OSCARS-FASHION HIGHLIGHTS, MILAN FASHION WEEK-WATCH, PARIS FASHION WEEK

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

March 5 — Spring Homes

April 2 — Weddings

May 7 — Pursuits/Outdoors

July 9 — Back to School

Aug. 6 — Fall Homes

Oct. 1 — Pets

Nov. 12 — Holidays