Summer Sightings (so far): The alligator at a Florida beach…sharks off Cape Cod…and the cotton candy-colored lobster.

Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 25, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

One last toy run??! All Toys R Us stores will close on or before this coming Friday [key beneficiary: PGA Tour Superstore, which is coming off record year having mastered this whole ‘experiential marketing’ thing]; Old Navy’s popular $1 flip flop sale heads online today; Cheesecake Factory opening new restaurant, but it won’t serve…cheesecake?; AT&T now forcing unlimited customers to take bundle; US Open changing seeding protocol to take pregnancy into account; Social media users becoming more…private; JetBlue gonna make it hard for JetBlue founder’s new airline to succeed?; Jimmy Fallon’s “Summer Book Club”; World’s ugliest dog; Disney’s new pineapple cotton candy (now); Bezos’ tickets to space (soon); Crypto flux.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The Early Bird not only catches the worm, but could also be less likely to develop depression; Lyft offering free rides to cancer patients in major U.S. cities; Retailers experimenting w/blue lights to deter drug use; Humana about to become hospice industry’s biggest player; Connection between Alzheimer’s and…herpes?; Why Starbucks’ push for ‘better for you’ drinks may not be enough to turn around weak sales, traffic; How Weight Watchers CEO is democratizing wellness; Where autistic workers thrive; Marriage health effects: physical and mental changes.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Can this “Drybar of Botox” disrupt the cosmetic injectables biz?; Makeup line created by Linda Wells, former editor of Allure magazine, makes debut; Upscale designers, chains downplay their plus-size lines; Chanel releases financial information for first time in its 108-year history and everyone’s like…huh???; Maldives resorts getting sick of Instagram models requesting free stays in exchange for publicity [“I’ll do two posts a day and I’ve got 2000 followers!!!”]; More men getting boob jobs; “Ugly” Gucci sandals selling out; French Press…lip gloss.

FITNESS/DIET

The ‘military diet’ is sweeping Hollywood…claims it can help you lose up to 10 pounds in just a few days…should you try it, Heff, before your daughter’s wedding next weekend??; People are now pairing apple cider vinegar w/garcinia cambogia to try to lose weight; Fitbit is finally a real Smartwatch competitor; Harley-Davidson selling a limited edition…bicycle?; How and why exercise can help you kick substance abuse habit.

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