“Normally, companies ring bells. Normally, companies spend their day doing interviews on the trading floor touting why their stock is a good investment. Normally, companies don’t pursue a direct listing.” — Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, which is pioneering a new way for companies to go public today, bucking the traditional Wall Street song and dance.

Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 3, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Google and Amazon patent Big Brother-style systems to spy on you???; Walmart unveils global money transfer service; Panera Bread data breach exposes customer records; Equifax still can’t get it right; Chips fall for Intel; GoPro’s new $200 Hero could send the stock to…zero?!; Tough market day; Fox-Sky deal’s latest twist; ‘Friends’ Monopoly; Dunkin’ Go2s; Walmart Yodel Boy..

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The flu season is almost over–what made it so bad and what can we do about it in the future?; Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness site, Goop, which turns 10 this year (already!), raises $50 million for European expansion; How to make your home more peaceful during National Stress Awareness Month; When it’s OK to take expired medication; Why everyone’s into pea protein right now [Try Ripple milk–it’s good]; Signs you may have alcohol use disorder; Medical marijuana — help fight opioid abuse epidemic?; The salad vending machines that have become one of Chicago’s hot lunch spots.

FASHION/BEAUTY

The devil is nada? Anna Wintour rumored out at Vogue! Gwen Stefani reportedly launching cosmetics line; Adore me about to give Victoria’s Secret a run for its money; Acupressure – secret to glowing complexion?; ‘Too old’ at 45, but fabulous at 65 — how Isabella Rossellini won over the beauty industry all over again; Emily Ratajkowski in her new swimwear line (what there is of it!); H&M’s new bridal shop; Cica: the miracle ingredient you’re about to see everywhere; Glitter Birkenstocks?!?!?

FITNESS/DIET

The latest trend in fitness luxury is trainers who help you…s-t-r-e-t-c-hhhhhh?!; Better fitness in pre-pregnant women linked w/less risk of gestational diabetes; Morning coffee run to Starbucks – bad (calorie-wise); Boot camp workouts – good; Most (and least) gut-friendly foods to fuel your workout; Common symptoms of food addiction; Low sugar rosés

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