Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Wednesday, June 24

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Wednesday, June 24

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory


Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!

We've been sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the days ahead. The advisories will hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please contact Michael Oliveira at

What we're talking about:

- Gmail-Undo-Send: It might be called "send regret," that panic that sets in after firing off an email or text that you suddenly realize was inappropriate, addressed to the wrong person, or just plain wrong.Google is trying to save Gmail users from their own misguided missives by granting them a window of sober second thought. 470 words. By Sheryl Ubelacker. PHOTO.

- The-N-Word: The word had barely slipped from President Barack Obama's lips before the first headlines were being written.A sitting U.S. president, the first African American commander-in-chief in the country's history, had uttered in an interview a word that is widely considered to be one of the biggest verbal taboos. 880 words. By Helen Branswell. Moved yesterday National and Lifestyles

- US-Food-Dandy-Shandy: Don't let life's lemons sour your summer. Use them to sour your beer, instead.It's what's called a shandy, a refreshing drink that classically is beer mixed with lemonade, though other flavours can be used. It has been a seasonal staple in Europe since at least the mid-1800s when British drinkers ordered their "shandygaff," often beer mixed with ginger ale. 540 words. PHOTO.

- FOOD-Duelling-Donuts: One lucky Canadian will be able to add their dream doughnut to the Tim Hortons menu and walk away with $10,000 as winner of the Duelling Donuts contest, launched Wednesday. 235 words. PHOTO.

ICYMI yesterday:

- Air-Passengers-Trauma: Brain scans of passengers who believed they were about to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic in 2001 are helping researchers better understand traumatic memories. 780 words. PHOTO.

- BOOKS-Dolezal-Compton: The controversy surrounding the racial identity of American civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal is hardly surprising to Vancouver writer Wayde Compton.After all, he wrote about the phenomenon known as racial passing in his 2010 book "After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region." 680 words. By Victoria Ahearn. PHOTO. Moves Lifestyles and Entertainment

- EU-MED-Dangers-of-Skinny-Jeans: Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat -- at least not for long. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims. 325 words. PHOTO.

- US-Obit-Pink-Flamingo-Creator: The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. 500 words. PHOTO.

- US-Gardening-Mulch: Mulching can be one of the best things you do for your trees and shrubs. It also can beone of the worst things you do for your trees and shrubs. 490 words. PHOTO.

- US-Homes-Right-Fruity-Hues: Ah, summer -- the season when oranges are transformed into ice pops, limes add zing to slushies, peaches become pies, and berries take over nearly every dessert from June to September. Citrus and other fruity hues look fresh and energetic in summer decor, and there's no need to remove them once fall approaches. 565 words. PHOTO.

Expected Thursday:

- FOOD-Francis-Lam: The Internet is a powerful medium for recipes and stories about food, but Francis Lam doesn't think it's going to snuff out the pleasure of engaging with a cookbook -- at least not in the foreseeable future. In fact, sales of print cookbooks have grown while the same cannot be said for e-cookbooks, says the Clarkson Potter editor and New York Times Magazine columnist. …

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