Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 28, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

 

All you need is love! And investors find it again w/Netflix…; Toyota places bit bet on autonomous cars w/$500 million investment in Uber; Berkshire Hathaway gets into mobile-payments business; 84% companies dabbling in blockchain?; Apple launching 3 new iPhones (second week, Sept.) including its largest ever w/6.5-inch screen; Amazon’s Whole Foods starting to steal Trader Joe’s shoppers; Hotel credit cards cranking up the benefits; New details about Disney’s streaming service; The return of FAO Schwarz, ‘Big’ piano and all; Odell’s Giant-size $95M deal; AMD‘s blowout rally; “The Last Blockbuster” beer.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Can an eye exam predict Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms?; Controversial vegan startup finally brings signature product – JUST Egg – to market; New research points to new reason to pay attention to your forehead wrinkles and it has nothing to do with vanity; How America became obsessed w/yogurt from Iceland; When small bugs cause big problems–like, heart disease??; Wellness trends everyone in LA is obsessed w/right now; Best dog breeds for health conscious person; Prolonged exposure to dirty air & impact on our cognitive abilities.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Walmart now selling high-end hiking boots and camping gear in latest push for wealthy shoppers; Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s ultra-lux label The Row getting into menswear business; Beauty subscription box Ipsy thinking…bigger; Trendy face mists – total waste of money?; What snail slime actually does for your skin; How J. Crew is going to win you back (new strategy per new CEO); Serena Williams’ US Open fashion statement: silhouette dress, biker jacket.

FITNESS/DIET

Just one night of poor sleep could disrupt metabolism?; New research shows women need more nutritious diet than men do for positive emotional well-being; Filmmaker Kevin Smith celebrates major weight loss (down >50!); How to know if it’s time for a sports massage (versus regular massage); Why magnesium is so important for weight loss; The truth about passing gas and shedding poundage; Rise of carb ‘backloading.’

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