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May 13, 2019

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GENERAL:

NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-DELAYING SOCIAL SECURITY _ Delaying Social Security benefits even a few months can have a powerful, positive impact on your standard of living in retirement. By Liz Weston of NerdWallet. SENT Monday: 830 words, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-DESIGN EXHIBIT-NATURE _ The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube design museum in the Netherlands have joined forces in an exhibit called “Nature,” which explores how designs drawing from nature can provide creative solutions to some of today’s environmental challenges. The show opened at both museums on May 10. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: Tuesday: 650 words, photos.

GARDENING-EASY-GROW ROSES _ New easy-care rose hybrids are bred for performance, not perfection. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 490 words, photos.

HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-PERFECT PICNIC _ Whether it’s a simple al fresco lunch or a romantic repast for two, a successful picnic takes planning. Make a checklist and gather ideas for which foods work best. Tips for easy-breezy picnics. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

CYPRUS-ANCIENT PERFUMES _ Before Cyprus gained fame as the mythical birthplace of the goddess of love Aphrodite nearly three millennia ago, Cyprus was known around the Mediterranean for its perfumes, scents that the mighty queens of Egypt coveted. A new perfume theme park nestled in Cyprus’ verdant Solea valley allows visitors to recreate those ancient perfumes in the traditional way. By Menelaos Hadjicostis. SENT Sunday: 670 words, photos.

TV-HARVEST SEASON _ For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila’s family has worked in the wine industry of California’s Napa Valley in some form. His dream: His own vineyard. Brambila’s story and others are the focus of “Harvest Season,” a new PBS documentary examining the contributions of Mexican Americans in the wine industry of California’s Napa Valley. By Russell Contreras. SENT Saturday: 550 words, photos.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FARFALLE WITH ZUCCHINI _ A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavorful dish that’s full of color. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 530 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-JERK CHICKEN _ Our jerk marinade has plenty of bold ingredients, including habanero chiles, scallions, garlic, lime zest, and mustard. It’s potent enough to infuse the chicken in just 30 minutes. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CLASSIC BEEF BURGERS _ Ground sirloin left us with dry burgers and ground round was flavorless and gristly, but 85% lean ground chuck gave us burgers with rich flavor and a tender, moist texture. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ICEBOX CHEESECAKE _ Sometimes we want the essence of a cheesecake with less fuss, and we want the tang of a cream cheese-based cake without the weight. Enter no-bake cheesecake. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 770 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED VEGETABLE KEBABS _ Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

FOOD COLUMNS: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BRAISED SPRING VEGETABLES, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED PORTOBELLO BURGERS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-NAVY BEAN AND ARTICHOKE DIP, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FUDGY BROWNIES, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BARBECUED CHICKEN KEBABS

OUTDOORS/PURSUITS: OUTDOORS-PURSUITS-BIRDWATCHING-CLIMATE, OUTDOORS-PURSUITS-EVEREST BASE CAMP, OUTDOORS-PURSUITS-BARN HUNTS, OUTDOORS-PURSUITS-KIDS GEAR, OUTDOORS-PURSUITS-NERDWALLET-RV ROAD TRIP

HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-LABYRINTH, HOMES-DESIGNER-GARAGE, NERDWALLET-AFFORDABLE FURNITURE

FASHION: FASION-LOUIS VUITTON-CRISE SHOW, FASHION-OZWALD BOATENG, MET GALA-EXHIBIT

TRAVEL: OCEAN CASINO RESORT, ORLANDO TOURISM

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July 9 — Back to School

Aug. 6 — Fall Homes

Oct. 1 — Pets

Nov. 12 — Holidays