Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - July 24, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Mega Millions jackpot tops half a billion dollars, so what time is the drawing?; Yelp’s hygiene score cards for restaurants go nationwide; U.S. breaks up fake I.R.S phone scam operation; Chick-fil-A tests meal kits (first U.S. fast food chain to take on Blue Apron); Hasbro avoids “Toy-pocalypse”; Students socking away more money toward their college bills?; Goldfish recall; Nike raises; Wearable sticky notes; National Tequila Day.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

A philosopher asks: Is a longer life a happier one?; Breast cancer patients report heavy financial toll of treatment, as in…bankruptcy; Rising temperatures from climate change linked to rise in suicides??; A $33 drink that tastes like liquefied plastic..but allegedly makes you smarter…stronger; Impossible Foods’ major victory in its battle for legitimacy; Motherhood & Alzheimer’s risk; Vegan hummus ice cream; Radioactive wine??

FASHION/BEAUTY

Mall staple Wet Seal is back–on the e-commerce train, prioritizing plus and curve fashions; Pat McGrath’s makeup line now worth $1 billion and it’s only been three years; Bike shorts are fashion now?; Brightest sneakers on the block; J-Lo’s birthday makeup saleOnline fashion: Amazon’s next opportunity.

FITNESS/DIET

Carb backloading – a buzzy ketogenic alternative, but too good to be true?; Top SoulCycle instructor and fitness author Stacey Griffith moving to LA and her clients are ‘flipping’; Orangetheory Fitness growing, growing, growing (now 1,000 studios and counting); Renée Taylor on her one-woman show My Life on A Diet; Legal charges for private investigator who targeted Richard Simmons; Cereal: Not the breakfast of champions.

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