Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 29, 2017

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE 11.29.2017

The final #s are in and they’re much better than expected: > 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during holiday weekend; Bitcoin prices could test another eye-watering barrier today; Home prices on low end of market rising at twice the pace as those on high end; FDA warns pet owners against giving dogs bone treats; Facebook may soon demand a selfie if it detects suspicious activity on your account; Oil prices chase $60; Dow aims for 24,000; Closed big-box stores – retail eyesore in many cities; Jellies: a subscription-based, kid-friendly alternative to YouTube Kids; Sodastream – turn water into wine?!; Arby’s/Buffalo Wild WingsSafest major cities in world to visit right now; “Prongles”

HEALTH & WELLNESS 11.29.2017

Have you consumed raw milk from a company called Udder Milk in the past 6 months? If the answer is yes, see a doctor, CDC warns; Unexplained allergic reactions could be linked to red meat; Smiling can trick your brain into happiness — and boost your health; England hit by 50-year spike in scarlet feverTiger Woods says he’s on the ‘other side’ of pain/no longer relying on meds; The California hotel that’s opening a marijuana dispensary on site; Super-short doctor appointments (averaging just 20 minutes in the U.S.); A nutritional look at ghee vs. butter; Over the counter Viagra (U.K., Spring, 2018)…

FASHION/BEAUTY 11.29.2017

Meghan Markle’s nose is currently the most popular plastic surgery request?!?!?!; Established beauty companies now turning to Kim Kardashian for business advice; Stella McCartney calling for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry; Emily Ratajkowski accused of stealing her swimsuit designs from another label; The unexpected store that has the most comfortable but stylish jeans; “Slipper-like” sneakers to help fashion girls survive winter; Juicy Couture – hot again..

FITNESS/DIET 11.29.2017

The Peloton bike company plans to unveil its next product and it’s a…..treadmill! Announcement could some as soon as January’s Consumer Electronics Show; Healthiest fast food salads to order; Foods that are shockingly low in Weight-Watchers points; Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Henley Sleepwear – to repair your muscles and help w/zzzzzzzz???; A new kind of fitness retreat for New Year’s fitness goals; Waterproof knit sneakers (hacked to stay dry); Fitbit-style…condom…

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