AP Lifestyles Digest for week of Oct. 3

Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of Oct. 3:

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Here is the AP Lifestyles Digest for the week of Oct. 3:

To receive the AP Lifestyles Digest by email, contact Akshat Sharma at AXSharma@ap.org.

For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories, call Customer Support, customersupport@ap.org, 877-836-9477. For photo reruns, visit the photo archive.

For questions, contact Julia Rubin at jrubin@ap.org.

FOOD

Labels-Food Waste: “Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. SENT Wednesday, photos.

Fall Cocktails: Pumpkin Spice Martini and two other drinks that put autumn in a glass. By J.M. Hirsch. SENT Monday, 780 words, photos.

Russia-Ukraine War-Front-line Bakery-Photo Gallery: Seemingly abandoned during the day, the damaged factory building in eastern Ukraine comes to life at night, when the smell of fresh bread emanates from its broken windows. It’s one of two large-scale bakeries left in operation in the Ukrainian-held part of the Donetsk region. SENT Sunday.

Obit-Madame Wu: Sylvia Wu, whose famed Southern California restaurant drew Hollywood’s biggest stars for four decades, has died at age 106. SENT Sunday.

MilkStreet-Beef Gozleme: Spiced beef, salty cheese fill Turkey’s top street food. By Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. SENT Monday, 380 words, photos.

HOMES

Goodwill Online: Thrifters who flock to Goodwill stores will now be able to do more of their treasure hunting online. The Goodwill Industries International Inc., the 120-year-old non-profit organization that operates 3,300 stores in the U.S. and Canada, has launched an online business as part of a newly incorporated venture called GoodwillFinds. SENT Tuesday, photos.

NerdWallet-Millennial Money-Delayed Home Purchase: You nixed your homebuying plan. What now? SENT Tuesday, photos.

HEALTH

Flu Shots: Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall. And for the first time, seniors are urged to get a special extra-strength kind. SENT Monday, photos, video.

GARDENING

Saving Flower Seeds: If you love the flowers in your garden but don’t love the idea of spending money on new ones, why not save their seeds to plant next year? By Jessica Damiano. SENT Tuesday, 650 words, photos.

SCHOOLS

Teacher Shortage-Community Colleges: In an attempt to address national teacher shortages, community colleges are stepping in, launching teacher-training programs traditionally found in four-year colleges. These programs can dramatically cut the cost and raise the convenience of earning a teaching degree. SENT Thursday, photos.

Schools-Informal Removals: Advocates say schools increasingly are removing children with disabilities from the classroom because of behavior issues related to their disability but not recording the actions as suspension. SENT Tuesday, photos.

49-Year-Old Player: A North Dakota junior college has a senior statesman on its football team: 49-year-old backup defensive lineman Ray Ruschel, who is a freshman a year older than his coach. The Army veteran is a night-shift mechanic at a local sugar beet factory seeking a degree in business management. For now, he is holding his own with 19- and 20-year-old football players on a team with national title hopes. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING Thursday, photos, video.

CULTURE

Silent Films-Lobby Cards: More than 10,000 movie theater lobby cards from the silent film era that promoted the romances, comedies and adventures of the day are being digitized for preservation and publication online, through an agreement formed between a Chicago-based collector and Dartmouth College. UPCOMING Thursday, photos.

Music-Apple Music-Milestone: Apple Music is about to reach a huge milestone, offering its eye-and-ear-popping 100 millionth song on the streaming service. SENT Monday, photo.

India Durga Festival-Photo Gallery: The popular Durga Puja festival in West Bengal state, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the first Asian festival to be included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. SENT Monday, photos.

The Umpire’s Voice: After a century and a half of Major League Baseball, something quietly extraordinary happened this year. The umpires began talking to the world. SENT Tuesday, photos.

FASHION

France-Paris Fashion Week: Ready-to-wear show coverage from the Paris runway, all week. Photos, video.

TRAVEL

Mexico-Oldest Public Library: It is, according to UNESCO, the oldest public library in the Americas, tucked away from the street front at a cultural center in the historic heart of this Mexican city. Those who enter the Palafoxiana Library for the first time – seeing the high, vaulted ceiling and gold-framed painting of the Virgin Mary — might think they’ve arrived at a chapel. UPCOMING Thursday, photos.

New Zealand-Ski Troubles: New Zealand’s Tūroa ski field is usually a white wonderland at this time of year, its deep snowpack supporting famed spring skiing. But this season it remains a barren moonscape, with tiny patches of snow. New Zealand is experiencing its warmest winter on record — for the third year in a row. UPCOMING Thursday, photos, video.

WORK

On The Money-NerdWallet-Offsites Business Travel: With fewer employees working in offices, several companies have begun turning toward off-site retreats and meetups to foster connection and improve employee morale. SENT Wednesday, photo.

MONEY

NerdWallet-Kimberly Palmer-Handle Medical Bills: Medical bills can quickly become overwhelming, but consumers often have more power than they might think. Recent changes to how medical debt is reported by credit bureaus also help. By Kimberley Palmer of NerdWallet. SENT Monday, 900 words, photo.

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COMING NEXT WEEK:

Food-Drink-Venetian Spritz: The spritz — a mix of prosecco, bitters and soda water — has evolved from Italian aperitif to global cocktail. By Louis Dixon. UPCOMING Monday, 700 words, photos, video.

Gardening-How to Grow Garlic: AP’s gardening columnist, Jessica Damiano, was surprised to learn recently that the most popular fall-planted crop in the U.S. appears to be garlic. Here are her tips for planting and growing it. UPCOMING Tuesday, 700 words, photos.

Food-MilkStreet-Jollof Rice: Finding delicious common ground in the jollof rice ‘wars’. By Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. UPCOMING Monday, 420 words, photos.

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In case you missed it:

SUSTAINABLE LIVING: Pumpkins-Eco-Farming; Germany-Energy-Self-Sufficient Village.

BELIEFS: AP Poll-Sports Prayer; Politics-Divided Congregations.

SCHOOLS: Financial Wellness-FAFSA; Praying Football Coach.

PARENTING: Transporting Kids; Britain-TikTok.

HOMES/TRAVEL: Little Keepsakes.

GARDENING: From Kitchen Scraps.

FOOD: Mexico-Hidden Nun Chef; Belgium-Energy-Candlelight Dinner; KitchenSmarts-Knives; MilkStreet-Yakiudon Ginger.

TECH: Amazon Sleep Tracker.

WORK: Unpaid Internships; Election 2022-Poll Workers.

CULTURE: Preserving Cantonese.

FASHION: France-Paris Fashion Week; Met Gala-Theme; Film-Blonde-Costumes.

MONEY: JPMorgan-Safety Deposit Boxes; NerdWallet-Liz Weston-Happier Retirement; NerdWallet-Millennial Money-Loved Ones Debt.

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