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FITNESS-SWEATWORKING — For years, business networking has centered around food and alcohol — drinks with clients, dinner with potential investors or a quick lunch to get to mingle with employees. Now, it’s all about grabbing your running shoes or unrolling your yoga mat and bonding over a fitness class thanks to “sweatworking.” By Kelli Kennedy. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-KITCHENWISE — Chives, parsley and other fresh summertime herbs are paired with Greek yogurt for a flavorful Fresh Herbed Yogurt Cheese. By Sara Moulton. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. Monday, photos.
LEARNING TO FORAGE — How does this sound for supper: elderflower, mint and sea beet leaves, all gathered wild in the English countryside on an adventure that teaches participants how to forage for their food, then make a meal from it. By Jerry Harmer. SENT: 850 words Monday, photos. Also moving in Travel.
FOOD-DEADLINE-GREEN BEAN SALAD — Taking green bean salad up a notch. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 430 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-HEALTHY-FOIL PACK FISH TACOS — This is the perfect time to talk about one of my favorite shoulder-season cooking strategies: the foil pack! Add some fish or chicken, and you’ll have a full meal, all packaged and pretty in individual servings. By Melissa D’Arabian. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-JUDY JOO — Judy Joo is out to demystify Korean cooking, one recipe at a time. The chef, TV personality and self-proclaimed Jersey girl recently released her book, “Korean Food Made Simple,” trying to show it’s not as hard is one may think. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
HOME & GARDEN
GARDENING-XERISCAPING FOR POLLINATORS— Water-wise gardens don’t have to resemble sterile moonscapes; they can feature scores of attractive, drought-resistant plants that invite bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollen- and nectar-gathering species to your yard. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING: 480 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
HOMES-JEWELRY BOX DETOX — Keep, sell, give away, repair, repurpose? What to do with large, messy jewelry collections that build up over the years. By Melissa Kossler Dutton. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
CRAFTS-SEWING CAMPS — The DIY culture has given rise to a proliferation of sewing camps around the country, drawing girls and boys who want to create their own wardrobes. By Diana Marszalek. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
LEARNING TO FORAGE — How does this sound for supper: elderflower, mint and sea beet leaves, all gathered wild in the English countryside on an adventure that teaches participants how to forage for their food, then make a meal from it. By Jerry Harmer. SENT: 850 words Monday, photos. Also moving in food.
THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS — Several immersive shows are pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can become, turning the fast-growing — and cheap to produce — hour-long games in which players work together to find the clues to free themselves into a rich, theatrical experience. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT 800 words Monday, photos.
HYATT INSIDER-QA — Hyatt Hotels is the latest chain to try and bring independent hotels into its brand umbrella, with its Unbound Collection featuring unique hotels that don’t feel like a chain. By Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: 550 words Monday, photos. Relayed from weekend business lines.
QUICK FIX-VACATION — American workers have been taking less and less vacation over the past 15 years, but here’s why you should take a break and how to do it. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 450 words Monday. Relayed from weekend business lines.
SCOPES MONKEY STATUE — Atheists are raising money for a statue of Clarence Darrow in the Tennessee town where he defended the concept of evolution during the Scopes monkey trial in 1925. By Travis Loller. SENT: 937 words Monday. Relayed from weekend lines.
INDIANAPOLIS-VONNEGUT — Two Kurt Vonnegut festivals are happening in the late writer’s hometown this fall, and there are plenty of Vonnegut landmarks around Indianapolis for fans to see any time. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (stories from week of Aug. 1)
GENERAL LIFESTYLES: UNPROVEN FLOSS
FASHION: SINGAPORE STATE DINNER-FIRST LADY’S DRESS; FASHION-CALVIN KLEIN; OLY-HIGH-TECH OLYMPIC CLOTHING
PETS: HALLMARK-SUMMER KITTEN GAMES; MUTTS AND MERLOT
FOOD: FOOD-AMERICAN TABLE-GRILLED LOBSTER; FOOD-HEALTHY-BAKED DOUGHNUTS; FOOD-DEADLINE-SHRIMP CASSEROLE; REFORMULATING FAST FOOD; FOOD-KITCHENWISE-BLT SOUP
SPECIAL EDITION-FALL HOMES — FALL HOMES-WOOD WALLS; FALL HOMES-DINING SETS; FALL HOMES-DECOR TRENDS; FALL HOMES-DOWNSIZING; FALL HOMES-COFFEE’S NEXT WAVE
HOMES: CRAFTS-WHICHCRAFT-SUGAR SCRUBS; HOMES-DESIGNER-KIDS AND GROWNUPS; GARDENING-TREE OF HEAVEN
TRAVEL: TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW; RIO TRAVELERS-HEALTH Q&A; HARLEM’S NEW RENAISSANCE; AMERICAN REVOLUTION-HALF SHIP; THE SPRAIN IN MAINE; MUTTS AND MERLOT
UPCOMING IN LIFESTYLES:
August: Labor Day
September: Fashion Week (NY, London, Milan, Paris), fall travel
October: Halloween, Thanksgiving
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR 2016:
Sept. 6 — Cars
Oct. 4 — Baby Boomers
Nov. 15 — Holidays
Dec. 6 — Weddings
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