It would be a ‘fool’s errand’ – Bob Wright, former vice chairman of GE, on whether a liquidation of the 125-year old company, after a year of financial woes, would make sense.

Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 26, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Facebook’s rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals; Survey finds Social Security checks are lower than many Americans expect [We know–shocker!]; Jeff Bezos building himself a giant party pad in DC; Subway closing 500 U.S. stores; Ford is basically a truck company now?; How to retire abroad–w/out any tax surprises..or, better yet – how to retire on luxury cruise ship; What’s coming and going from Netflix in May; McDonald’s one-of-a-kind global restaurant; The price tag Americans would put on their social media data; Tipoon (tiny pop-up camper that triples in size at campsite); Ultimate Airbnbs for drinkers; Glampfire Trail Mix ice cream.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce keeps getting worse–84 cases, 19 states, 42 hospitalizations [And you wonder why I didn’t get the Caesar salad last night?!); Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis; Safely disposing of your prescription drugs (this Saturday); Another reason to eat dark chocolate; Kombucha-IBS debate; Herbalife Nutrition; The better-for-you-7-Eleven; CBD cuisine — coming soon to restaurant near you??

FASHION/BEAUTY

Auntie Anne’s kicks off National Pretzel Day [Today, Mitch] by serving soft pretzel…t-shirts, sneakers, and fanny packs?; The dermatologist celebrities have on speed dial opens up groundbreaking wellness space in New York; A new spray called No More Blow lets you air-dry your hair twice as fast [necessary because you know, we’re all so rushed]??; How breast cancer inspired Giuliana Rancic to completely change her beauty routine; Why eating salmon is so damn good for your skin; Everlane’s new flats (everyone loves them); Ross Stores – one of the few retailers still gaining apparel market share.

FITNESS/DIET

Study finds running brings happiness…confidence…but if you think it gives you carte blanche to eat whatever you want, think again?!?!; Britney Spears switches up workout routine to prep for international ‘Piece of Me’ tour; Prince Harry drops 10 for wedding (no more smoking, less drinking, lots of exercise); Original Hoola Hoop Girl, now 94, is the subject of a Tribeca Film Festival documentary; This woman’s goat yoga business is bringing in six figures.

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