Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 15, 2017

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE 11.15.2017

Just as the holiday season gets underway….13,900 hoverboards recalled for battery fire risk!!!; Leonardo da Vinci painting (yes? no?) to fetch $100 million at auction today; Gas prices unseasonably high, but relief coming; Consumer safety group unveils ‘Worst Toys’ list (Beware Smart toys – security!!); OpenTable teaming up w/restaurateurs to support Napa and Sonoma’s recovery; Amazon Alexa will now tell you how many hours you have to work to afford a house, a car, or dream vacation; New video service Philo targets non-sports streamers (just $16/month); Ponzi schemes – alive and well; Salary increases – not happening; Record household debt; GE (!); The 10-year old who was able to unlock his mom’s iPhone using Face ID…

HEALTH & WELLNESS 11.15.2017

With stricter guidelines, do you have high blood pressure now? If a “stage one” patient w/blood pressure between 130/80 and 140/90, you’ll likely be advised to lose weight, exercise, change diet before trying medication; Feds prepare for new war on kratom, an herbal drug many swear by; New study suggests Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea; Best airbnbs for health-conscious travelers; Making the most of darker, shorter days; ‘NutriBullet’ Bombshell.

FASHION/BEAUTY 11.15.2017

Wow! Online fashion startup Poshmark raises > $87 million; Forever 21 reports payment card security breach; Plastic surgeons say national IV fluid shortage is impacting their industry; Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has swimwear line in works; Snail slime – a popular addition to cosmetics; Lavender is the color that will be everywhere this Spring; Top 25 fashion schools in world; An app to reveal what women look like without makeup….

FITNESS/DIET 11.15.2017

Whoa…did you know that it takes 6 months to lose all your holiday weight??? Maybe it’s best to avoid gaining it instead??? Here’s how…; Weight Watchers announces big changes to its program; Why exercise could be making you sick (throwing up after workout is more common than you think); How your caffeine habit could be affecting your sweet tooth; Halo Top’s new seasonal flavor; The story of America, as told through diet books

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