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August 6, 2018

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Here is the AP Lifestyles digest for the week of Aug. 6.

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GENERAL LIFESTYLESDE-STRESSING WITH DONKEYS: Donkeys at an upstate New York farm sanctuary have only one job: to help people de-stress. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Thursday, photos, video

SPA SHOW: The spa industry showcases trends, products and treatments at an annual expo in New York City. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon Thursday. Also moving in travel

FOOD

FOOD-COLUMN-KITCHENWISE-CRISPY TOMATO SALAD: This recipe for Crispy Tomato Salad With Ranch Dressing combines cooked tomatoes and raw tomatoes. The salad is finished with a simple buttermilk dressing made with mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic and fresh herbs. By Sara Moulton. SENT: 800 words Monday, photo

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ULTIMATE SEVEN-LAYER DIP: To create the ultimate version of this appealing dip with bold Southwestern flavors and a simple, no-fuss technique, we distilled every layer down to its essential flavors and designed our recipe to emphasize those elements. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT: 780 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CUCUMBER SALAD WITH CREAMY ROASTED GARLIC DRESSING CRISP: Crunchy and cool, this salad offers complexity with little effort. A creamy roasted garlic dressing, or one with miso, provides savory notes of umami and mellow sweetness. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-KALE CAESAR SALAD: We substituted romaine lettuce for kale in our Caesar salad and found ways to update the classic recipe, including whole-grain croutons and using mayonnaise instead of eggs By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 540 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-BURGERS PIMENTO: Cooking on Deadline: Burgers with Pimento Cheese Spread. By Katie Workman. SENT: 590 words by 3 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-JUICY GRILLED TURKEY BURGERS: Juicy, well-textured turkey burgers can be made by ditching store-bought ground turkey in favor of a home-ground turkey thigh, which boasts more fat and flavor. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT: 780 words Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BASIC ICE CREAM CAKE: We wanted to develop a basic ice cream cake that would be a hit at any party. We started with three crowd-pleasing flavors_chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry_to create a striped Neapolitan cake. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT: 540 words Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING

GARDENING-PET POISONS: Ornamental plants inside and out can be toxic to pets. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING: 550 words by noon Tuesday, photos.

HOMES-DESIGNER-CLOSETS: Organizing closets and keeping them that way can be challenging even for those of us with ample storage. We’ve asked three interior designers for advice on planning and maintaining efficient and attractive closets that will remain orderly day in and day out. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon Tuesday, photos.

CRAFTS-MAKING IT: They made you laugh, but can they make you craft? Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are bringing the sweetly silly vibe of “Parks and Recreation” to reality television with “Making It,” which challenges contestants to make costumes, sculptures and more. By Holly Ramer. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon Wednesday, photos.

TRAVEL

ROCKET CITY: Huntsville, Alabama, has built a tourism industry around its history in the U.S. space program, but it remains a critical site for NASA research today, and it’s also looking ahead to the next generation with programs for kids interested in STEM. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 1,000 words Monday, photos, video.

CRAFT BREWERY TOUR: A look at craft breweries in Northern New England — Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 1,100 words Monday, photos

ISRAEL-JAFFA: Israel’s port city of Jaffa is an ancient place. The port is even mentioned in the Biblical story of Jonah and his famous encounter with a big sea creature. Today glass towers and modern apartment complexes rise amid Jaffa’s old white stone buildings. It’s famous for its flea market and hummus cafes. But visitors will also find trendy bars, galleries and boutiques. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 700 words Monday, photos.

BRITAIN-ABANDONED VILLAGE: A tiny village on England’s southern coast offers relics of the dark years when the country awaited Nazi invasion. Tyneham was abandoned in the interests of national defense. By Jerry Harmer. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon Tuesday, photos

SPA SHOW: The spa industry showcases trends, products and treatments at an annual expo in New York City. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon Thursday.

SPECIAL EDITION-FALL HOMES

FALL HOMES-KITCHEN DISPOSABLES: Tips from the Pros on reducing or eliminating kitchen disposables like plastic baggies, paper towels and aluminum foil. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FALL HOMES-TRENDS: Fall decor sees a shift toward comfort and functionality, along with style. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING: 940 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FALL HOMES-PARENTING-DIGITAL ASSISTANT: Whole worlds of information may open up when kids call out “Alexa” or “Hey, Google.” But what should parents consider when there’s a digital assistant in the house? By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FALL HOMES-INDOOR GREENHOUSES: You don’t need a green thumb to grow vegetables indoors. There are indoor greenhouses that aim to take the work out of growing plants, from watering to getting the right dosage of light. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. UPCOMING: 630 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FALL HOMES-NERDWALLET-MOVING EXPENSES: Moving to a new place can be taxing — emotionally and financially. Preparing a budget can help. Aside from the cost of hiring movers, consider less-obvious expenses like packing materials, furniture covers and storage.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: FASHION-CAT FASHION SHOW; PARENTING-OFFENSIVE TWEETS; ROMANIA-SPYING ON THE SPY

FOOD: PARASITE CONCERN-SALADS; COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED SAUSAGES WITH ONIONS; COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN SATAY WITH SPICY PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE; COLUMN-ATK-PAN-FRIED SOLE WITH LEMON-CAPER PAN SAUCE; COLUMN-ATK-STRIPED FRUIT POPSICLES; COLUMN-ATK-S’MORES ICE CREAM CAKE; COLUMN-DEADLINE-GREEN BEANS: COOKING ON DEADLINE; COLUMN-AMERICAN TABLE-HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

HOMES AND GARDENING: RIGHT-DIAPER BAGS; GARDENING-MONARCHS AND MILKWEED; GARDENING-COLUMN-CEREUS

TRAVEL: NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER; BOSNIA HIGH DIVE; COAST STARLIGHT; GOLF IN WHISTLER; LONELY PLANET-CRUISES; SOUND OF FROGS; NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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