Study links sugary drinks to higher cancer risk and other top lifestyle news to know

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By: Jade Yong

Stay up to date with the latest in Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment and Celebrity News. Here are your Top 5 of the Day:

Study links sugary drinks to higher cancer risk

A new French research found a link between high consumption of sugary drinks with an increased risk of cancer. The large-scale study followed 101,257 healthy French adults with an average age of 42 years, up to nine years, recording dietary intake - including their daily consumption of sugary drinks (which include sugar sweetened drinks and 100 percent fruit juices), as well as artificially sweetened beverages - and comparing against their medical records over that period, before forming the link between high consumption of sugary drinks and a higher risk of cancer.

Creator Lisa Joy on filming ‘Westworld’ in Singapore

This Harvard law graduate shares writing credits on Westworld with her husband, Jonathan Nolan (who’s written movies like The Dark Knight and Interstellar) while she has lent her talent to Pushing Daisies and Burn Notice. Now, Lisa shares with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on the pressures of pursuing a creative passion, bouncing off energy with her husband and why Singapore became the backdrop for Westworld.

Taylor Swift early music selling as singles by Big Machine

In a move that is sure to send the temperature right up in Taylor Swift’s veins, Big Machine announced that they will be selling five songs from her debut album as singles. The record label - which she has recently accused new-owner Scooter Braun of bullying her - sent an email and via an Instagram post to fans announcing that the five singles will be sold as vinyls for a limited time for $10 on Big Machine’s website.

‘Hustlers’ movie draws all star cast

The movie Hustlers has been igniting some talk with more and more stars signing up to join the already substantial cast. Those already on board are J-Lo, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B. All members of the cast have been posting their on-set hijinks and experience on social media, with J-Lo announcing the film’s release date on September 13.

Kanye’s ‘Star Wars’ inspired homes for the homeless

Fresh after Jaden Smith launches his food truck to serve the homeless, Kanye has announced plans to build a community for the homeless that’s inspired by his favourite sci-fi franchise, Star Wars. The rap star is known to favour sci-fiesque and minimalist designs, with the low-income housing units drawing its look and feel from Luke Sywalker’s home in Tatooine, based on the film A New Hope from 1977.