Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - January 18, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE 01.18.2018

Investor sentiment buoyed by another record close on Wall Street; Apple announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says will contribute $350 billion to US economy over next 5 yrs; Mortgage applications rise as borrowers see last chance for lowest rates; Goldman Sachs executive robbed of $1.2 million worth of wine!; Ripple co-founder down $44 billion on paper; Top three best-selling beers in America are all…light beers??; T.J. Maxx’s 22-pound bags of chocolate; Starbucks’s new Everything croissant; “Anything with the word ‘crypt’ in it is a real turnoff for me” – American oil tycoon and one of NoPo’s favorite financiers, T. Boone Pickens

HEALTH & WELLNESS 01.18.2018

Could trading bitcoin actually ruin your mental health?; Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic; Anxiety could be early sign of Alzheimer’s; Paula Deen hosting new TV show–and trying out some healthy vegan recipes!; What Amazon’s latest job listing says about its health care ambitions; How writing your to-do lists can help you sleep; Family caregivers – putting their own retirement at risk?; UK now has a Minister for Loneliness…

FASHION/BEAUTY 01.18.2018

Bargain Hunters, set your calendars for Friday, 1/19, 9 am — Condé Nast auctioning off 34 black dresses that were worn at Golden Globes by likes of Laura Dern…Salma Hayek [Sexy!]…Nicole Kidman; Badgley Mischka signs beauty licensing deal – fragrance out this spring, color line to follow; Abercrombie Kids unveils its first unisex collection; Katy Perry speaks out about plastic surgery rumors; L’Oréal growing Chinese skin to test products?; Everything you ever wanted (and needed) to know about The Ordinary, the disruptive and super-affordable skincare brand; Introducing Betty Boo–the cat that lives in a hair salon and eases customers’ anxiety…

FITNESS/DIET 01.18.2018

Electric bikes may be all the rage right now, but when it comes to stationary, how about the Schwinn Classic Cruiser??? It’s the latest from Nautilus…; Chart-topping fitness app ‘Sweatcoin’ secures funding; Why you should incorporate ELDOA (?) into your fitness routine; What’s behind our bottled water obsession; High-fat diet & prostate cancer; Sunlight and weight-loss goals (could help); Most-Googled questions about exercise; Signs you’re getting fitter even if the scale hasn’t budged

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