Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 29, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Aston Martin, famed carmaker to James Bond and the global rich, about to announce plans to go public…$6.4 billion IPO?!!; Survey of companies indicates U.S. workers can expect slightly bigger raises in 2019; Coca-Cola acquires Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand; Affleck’s reign as Batman may come to end due to post-rehab insurance costs; Ghosting – dating’s billion-dollar problem?; Williams-Sonoma hiring thousands of work-from-home employees this fall (Think: 40% off Peppermint Bark!); Romantic comedies making comeback; Snap trading at 3-month low; Weed beer – near and weird?; A fake Warren Buffett Twitter account spewing life advice; Hershey’s glow-in-the-dark candy wrappers; Amazon’s Book Box for kids; Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…bagels.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide now outpace diabetes?!?!; Sumner Redstone’s attorneys agree to hearing on whether the 95-year old mogul is mentally capable of pursuing litigation against his former lady…”companion”; STD rates hit record high–for 4th year in a row; One in 20 American adults now use e-cigarettes; Starbucks’ new drink — actually keto???; An early stage startup called Kencko that wants to help you eat more fruits and vegetables; A new “chemo cookbook” that’s tackling taste change patients experience; The weighted blanket celebs are obsessed with; Airport meals that are…ahem…healthy?

FASHION/BEAUTY

Serena Williams wins her first U.S. Open match wearing black, one-shoulder tutu designed by Virgil Abloh for Nike’s new “Queen” collection; Tiffany & Co. shines bright like a diamond; Urban Outfitters introduces new beauty brand; Pyrex…tattoos?; How The Ordinary became the cult brand we just can’t get enough of; Why hiking boots are unexpectedly scaling the heights of style; Aretha’s Franklin’s final fashion statement.

FITNESS/DIET

 

Could your cardio fitness in middle age predict how long you’ll live?; Blink Fitness makes Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies; University professor eats at McDonald’s for entire month and doesn’t end up…supersized; A hearing aid that doubles as a fitness tracker??; How to swap insect ingredients into your diet; Why your favorite celeb’s diet might not work for you; Food for thought: diet may be top way to influence how your brain ages…

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