Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - October 17, 2017

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE 10.17.2017

Is your Wi-Fi connection safe? Here’s what you need to know about the massive hacking attack; Why you’ll keep paying less at the pump this year; What the new Qantas Dreamliner means for travelers; States that will soon require passports for domestic flights; Best cities for quality of life; Three to four interest rate hikes next year?; Snap ups its game (major move to compete w/Amazon and Netflix); Supermarket Sweep – returning to TV; Facebook vs. LinkedIn; Cocaine – ruining restaurant business?; The billionaires behind the wildly popular Hatchimals…

HEALTH & WELLNESS 10.17.2017

Ever heard of ‘water cremation‘? Neither had we, but it’s apparently becoming more popular; Why a banana (yes-banana) a day will actually keep the doctor away; How not to get a cold (prevention, prevention, prevention!); The little red pill that’s being pushed on the elderly; Shannen Doherty’s fearless, inspiring Instagram  in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Floating away your anxiety and stress; Best wellness spas in America, according to Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, etc..

FASHION/BEAUTY 10.17.2017

Rent the Runway expands its fashion subscription service, aiming to put your closet out of business; Ebay takes on TheRealReal and other fashion resellers w/launch of authentication program; E.L.F. Cosmetics drops most affordable facial cleansing brush ($20); Nordstrom no longer exploring going private; Most common eyebrow concerns (according to 50,000 women); Macy’s major beauty sale – now in progress; “The elixir of life”: Hollywood has discovered the humble Indian gooseberry and celebs can’t get enough!!!

FITNESS/DIET 10.17.2017

Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it’s not helpful and even potentially harmful; A firsthand account of the Tom Brady diet (thumbs down to his avocado ice cream); The workout that makes everyone cry – from feeling too much; Legitimate, guilt-free reasons to skip the gym; The protein bar Carrie Underwood always packs in her bag; Amazon–not playing in Lululemon’s ‘sandbox’??

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