Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 27, 2017

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE 12.27.2017

Is the iPhone X a disappointment? Investors think so as weak demand hits stock price; Amazon invents another holiday for shoppers; Movie theaters rush to modernize to get you off the couch; All the TV shows coming in 2018–and whether you should watch them; What’s trending in travel for New Year; Home prices – up 6.2%; A good chance your holiday returns will end up…in a landfill????; Elon Musk reveals ‘pickup’ line; More stock gains seen in 2018; World’s smallest cell phone; Oil’s well; Alexa. Alexa. Alexa; National Fruitcake Day.

HEALTH & WELLNESS 12.27.2017

Do you take calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones? New study says it doesn’t help; If trying to eat healthier in the New Year, meal kits could be the answer to sticking to your goal; More evidence that short bouts of exercise – even just 10 minutes on stationary bike – good for brain/sharpens mind; Pot smoking on rise among US pregnant women?!; Food recalls dangerously slowwww…

FASHION/BEAUTY 12.27.2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for plastic surgeons .. December bump in business as more men and women get work done during time off; World’s most exclusive department store selling $185 Swarovski crystal-embellished water bottles; Microfiber – the devil’s fabric?; “Pajama lounges” are now a thing; Niacinamide is the buzzy beauty ingredient of the moment…

FITNESS/DIET 12.27.2017

Science says fitness trackers don’t work..wear one anyway?; Lots of $ moving into Asian fitness tech, but fatigue may be kicking in; Cyclist creates 88-mile virtual snowman across London; Nike promotes vegan diet in latest commercial featuring NBA star; Williams-Sonoma launching exclusive Vitamix blender; Nutrisystem – expanding; Google confirms that 2017 was the year of…apple cider vinegar!

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