Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 7

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Health-Lifestyles News as of 3 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 7


Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!

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What we're talking about today:

- Do-It-Yourself-Caskets:It may be the ultimate in do-it-yourself kits.New Brunswick woodworker Jeremy Burrill has sold simple pine caskets locally for about two years, aiming to give people an affordable and more environmentally friendly option for their send-offs. Also moves National and Atlantic; Will be writethru.

- US-Food-Column-Healthy-Angel-Food-Loaf-Cake: Is there anything dreamier than the tender crumb of a light-as-air angel food cake? I've loved angel food cake ever since I first tasted it as a child. It reminded me of cotton candy. No wonder: angel food cake is essentially a fluffy blend of a super-sugary meringue laced with just enough flour to give it a little structure. In other words, there was very little to get in the way of the pure-sugar flavour that my childhood palate adored!In the 80's, low-fat became the "healthy" battle cry, and angel food cake came into vogue, with no fat weighing it down, but plenty of white processed sugar fluffing it up. In fact, fat-free-but-sugary baked treats were practically a diet fad unto themselves for well over a decade. Of course, modern science (and let's just say it: common sense) tells us that we could all benefit from cutting down on processed sugar. 765 words. PHOTO.

- US-Homes-Column-Designer-Pick-Me-Ups: Holiday decorating season is long over, yet spring is still far off. It's cold in much of the country, and still getting dark early. A lot of us could use some kind of visual pick-me-up.Brightening your home can definitely boost your mood, but this isn't the season for big decorating projects, says Florida-based interior designer Andrew Howard. 900 words. PHOTO.

- FedBudget-Science: Canada's research community has long yearned for a consequential funding boost for science -- and 2018 is poised to be its year.The Liberal government's federal budget, now believed to be only a few weeks away, is expected to contain a major financial lift for basic scientific research across the country -- one that will address some of the concerns laid out last year in a national review of the state of fundamental science. 750 words. PHOTO. Also moves National and Business.

- US-NY-Fashion-Week: When you're Tom Ford, there are few fashion frontiers left to conquer, so men's underwear it was at his New York Fashion week menswear show, on an army of otherwise unclad models showing off metallic animal prints and seven skin tones for his first collection of skivvies."I didn't want to just crank out a bunch of underwear with my name on it. I wanted to do something cool that didn't exist and figured why can't men have silver underwear?" Ford told The Associated Press after his Tuesday night show, at which the made-in-Italy undies were his finale. 600 words.

- US-Travel-Journeys-for-Two: When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine's Day, the trip often involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations.But Mike and Anne Howard took their honeymoon on the road, threw in some adventure and travelled to seven continents on a budget. 750 words.

ICYMI yesterday:

- Teen-Sexting-Study: About four in 10 young Canadians have sent a sext and more than six in 10 have received one, suggests a new report, which also puts a spotlight on the unauthorized sharing of sexual photographs among teens.Still, sexting happens less commonly among youth than many people believe -- including nearly all of the survey's 800 16- to 20-year-old participants, said Matthew Johnson, director of education for the non-profit organization MediaSmarts. 490 words. PHOTO. Moves National and Lifestyle.

- US-Sexual-Assault-Speaking-Out: The newspaper was about to come out with Leesa Perazzo's account of being raped at 16. …

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