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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

November 26, 2018

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

NERDWALKLET-HOLIDAY TIPPING — Holiday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much? Guides published by etiquette experts don’t always agree on what’s appropriate. What people actually do is another matter altogether. By Liz Weston. SENT Monday: 800 words, photo.

CHINA-DOLCE&GABBANA — Don’t mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers. Dolce&Gabbana learned that lesson the hard way when it faced a boycott after Chinese expressed outrage over what were seen as culturally insensitive videos. By Kedn Moritsugu and Colleen Barry. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

SOC-WORLD CUP-QATAR’S PREP — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that’s the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it’s growing. Evolving. Not just physically but politically and — this small Muslim nation tucked into a corner of the Arabian Peninsula insists — culturally. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: Monday: 2,300 words, photos. An abridged version also available.

SAME-SEX PARENTS — New policies in Massachusetts, Vermont and a handful of other states mean same-sex partners can quickly and easily secure their parental rights with a simple form at the hospital rather than having to spend thousands of dollars in court to get an adoption. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT Friday: 900 words, photos.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CLASSIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP — This classic rendition of chicken soup starts the old- fashioned way, by making a from-scratch broth. But instead of using a whole chicken we turned to meaty chicken thighs. UPCOMING: 620 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FRIED SEAFOOD — Red mullet, squid or cuttlefish and shrimp are some common choices you might find in a classic mixed fried seafood. The seafood is lightly dusted with flour before frying, and it must be eaten right from the pot to be crispy. UPCOMING: 740 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SHORT RIB POT ROAST — With sous vide, you can achieve short ribs that have a texture similar to a medium-rare steak or you can deliver a more traditional flaky, braised texture_or land almost anywhere in between. UPCOMING: 725 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-MONKEY BREAD — Monkey bread is a knotty-looking loaf of sweet bread made from balls of dough coated with cinnamon, sugar and melted butter. UPCOMING: 440 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-KUGELHOPF — We set out to make a kirsch-scented, raisin- and dried cherry-studded, almond-crusted bread called Kugelhopf typical of Alsace. UPCOMING: 870 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

GARDENING-HEDGES OR FENCES — Traditional fence or borderline hedge? Each has advantages. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 480 words.

HOMES-POROUS PAVING — For more eco-friendly homes, many homeowners and communities are opting for permeable paving, one driveway at a time. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words. Photos.

HOMES-RIGHT-HOLIDAY HERD — Deer, reindeer motifs for the holidays. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words.

TRAVEL:

ROMANIA CATHEDRAL — Tens of thousands of Romanians braved hours of cold weather Sunday for the blessing of a grandiose Orthodox cathedral consecrated to mark 100 years since modern-day Romania was created in the aftermath of World War I. The event was marred after three people were hospitalized when scuffles broke out between riot police and Orthodox believers. By Alison Mutler. SENT Sunday: 430 words, photos.

BORDER TOWN-EMBRACING PAST — A small New Mexico village once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is rejecting talk of a wall and troops while embracing its legacy along the U.S.-Mexico border. By Russell Contreras. SENT Thursday: 670 words, photos.

TRAVEL-SKI-NEW ENGLAND — Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-2019 season. By Wilson Ring. SENT: Thursday: 120 words, photo.

GAZA’S PIANO — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade, following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument after it was nearly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. By Fares Akram. SENT Sunday: 670 words, photos.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: TURKEY-SALMONELLA-Q&A, GIFT GUIDE-ANIMAL PRINTS, GROWING UP DIGITAL-SCREENHEADS, INSURGENT BRANDS-PREOWNED LUXURY WATCHES, GIFT GUIDE-FOOD AND DRINK

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-APPLESAUCE SNACK CAKE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHALLAH, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK- GLAZED ROAST CHICKEN, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHIPOTLE PORK AND HOMINY STEW, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HUMMUS

HOMES AND GARDENING: PEOPLE-Q&A-JOANNA GAINES, GARDENING-MAPLES, HOMES-RIGHT-SUGARPLUM

TRAVEL: PLYMOUTH AT 400, BOOK REVIEW-REDISCOVERING TRAVEL, NERDWALLET-HOTEL PERKS, CZECH-CHRISTMAS CARP, ITALY-ROME DECAY-PHOTO GALLERY, SAVING ORCAS-BOAT TOURS

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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