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December 24, 2018

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

NERDWALLET-SOCIAL SECURITY-TAXES — Because the taxation of Social Security benefits isn’t indexed to inflation, more recipients than ever before are seeing their benefits taxed. By Liz Weston. SENT Monday: 830 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-YOGURT AND BERRY PARFAITS — Creamy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola make a delicious and wholesome start to the day or a great afternoon snack_and layering them in a glass makes this simple combination feel like a special occasion. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT Friday: 270 words, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN POT PIE — The delights of classic chicken pot pie are many — from the burnished, flaky crust to the luscious, savory filling. But putting it together can be a chore. Until now. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT Friday: 950 words, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-POACHED CHICKEN BREASTS — While poached chicken may sound like bland diet food, we actually love this method as it is very forgiving and an easy path to moist, succulent chicken every time. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT Friday: 400 words, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PINTO BEAN-BEET BURGERS — For a modern veggie burger with superior composition, we stepped beyond run-of-the-mill bean patties and combined pinto beans with sweet, earthy beets, rich walnuts, and chewy bulgur. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT Friday: 480 words, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SIMPLE COUSCOUS — We knew couscous had the potential to be a quick and tasty dish, and we were determined to develop a classic version for saucy dishes as well as a handful of flavor-packed variations. By America’s Test Kitchen. SENT Friday: 372 words, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

CRAFTS-AMERICAN YARN — Many knitters join the ‘shop local’ movement by favoring American-made yarn. By Shireen Korkzan. SENT Monday: 600 words, photos.

MEXICO-GARDENING-EL CHARCO — At El Charco botanical garden in central Mexico, reclaimed scrubland returns to its wilder roots. By Kim Curtis. UPCOMING Monday: 630 words, photos.

HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-SUPERMARKET SHORTCUTS — 6 supermarket shortcuts that will help you get dinner on the table faster. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING Monday: 690 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

SEE BRITAIN-GATWICK AIRPORT DRONES for latest from England.

SUPER BOWL-CIVIL RIGHTS MURALS — In preparation for the Super Bowl, murals highlighting Atlanta’s civil rights and social justice legacy are going up on walls near the downtown stadium where the game will be played. By Kate Brumback. SENT Monday: 640 words, photos.

GERMANY-SYRIAN CHEF — Syrian TV chef known as the “queen of cooking” opens a restaurant in Berlin hoping to provide a taste of home for the thousands of new arrivals who have fled the country’s brutal civil war. By Jona Kallgren. SENT Monday: 600 words, photos.

ITALY-TINTORETTO’S BIRTHDAY — Venice celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of native son Tintoretto with a mega-exhibition that travels soon to Washington, D.C. By Frances D’Emilo. SENT Monday: 860 words, photos.

EGYPT-GRAND MUSEUM — A massive new museum taking shape near Egypt’s ancient pyramids is intended to showcase the country’s ancient treasures while attracting tourists to help finance its future development. By Brian Rohan. SENT Sunday: 800 words, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: WORD OF THE YEAR-MERRIAM-WEBSTER, ITALY-PROSECCO BUBBLES UP, MORMONS-SALT LAKE COUNTY, YE--POP CULTURE MOMENTS, YE--OVER IT

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HERBED SPINACH DIP, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-WHITE CHICKEN CHILI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SAFFRON RISOTTO, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

HOMES AND GARDENING: HOMES-RIGHT-SCENTS WITH A STORY, GARDENING-HOLIDAY TREE, CRAFTS-WHICHCRAFT-TASSEL EARRINGS

TRAVEL: WARHOL EXHIBIT, MEXICO-GARDENING-EL CHARCO, PANCHO VILLA-STATUE

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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