Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 12, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

iPhones! Apple Watches! AirPods! The unofficial kickoff to the tech gadget buying season opens today when Apple reveals a bunch of new products at press event (live streaming on-platform, per usual…and on Twitter for first time); Jimmy Buffett gets into weed business w/billionaire Wrigley heir; Whole Foods prices lower by only $1.54?!; Why homeowners outside of Florence’s path should check their insurance; Where former Lehman Brothers employees are now; A record 6.9 million job openings; The 21 Best Oyster Bars in the country; Amazon’s fresh, full-size Christmas trees; Walmart’s chocolate bitcoin; $10 million dollar dog.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Summer not officially over, and CDC already urging people to prepare for another potentially nasty flu season?; Apple Watch getting new feature that can monitor heart health, potentially turning Watch into medical device; Overwhelming hunger for more vegan food pushing even fast-food giants to adapt; No vacation = more depression?!; Why six hours of sleep is as bad as none at all; How nutrient deficiencies can affect your mental health; Caffeine alternatives that will give you natural energy boost; Mini mochi treats from Trader Joe’s (gluten and dairy-free); Pre-pressed tofu.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Spa’s ‘Vampire Facial’ clients urged to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after infection reported; Child model dubbed ‘Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ Thylane Blondeau, now 17, launching fashion line; More men getting butt and chest implants??!; How gluten intolerance (and, ahem, wine!) can seriously mess w/your skin; Why salt and pepper eyelashes might be secret to gorgeous-looking eyes; The plant-based serum “all the supermodels in New York” are using; A risqué runway debut for Madonna’s daughter.

FITNESS/DIET

What is the ‘Fast Metabolism Diet’ and can it help you lose weight?; UK is third fattest European country, w/two out of three people overweight (lack of exercise, poor diet, heavy drinking); Obesity might actually be making you…dumber??; Mark Wahlberg’s insane daily workout schedule (starts w/waking up at 2:30 am)!; The underwater treadmill helping overweight cat shed pounds.

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