Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 13, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

What’s the Waffle House Index and how is it used to determine a hurricane’s fury/measure effect of natural disaster?; Apple phones get bigger, pricier; Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation sued over claims post-Katrina homes are falling apart; Naomi Osaka reportedly set to sign Adidas’ biggest deal w/female athlete; Tilray stock turns into monster mover; Bitcoin – the new Pets.com?; Hershey’s buying Pirate’s Booty maker for $420 million; Starbucks giving delivery another chance in U.S.; Americans making more money; A whole smoked watermelon “ham” w/30-day waiting list; The Warby Parker of…dishware; 9 most anticipated fall restaurant openings; M&M’s internationally-inspired flavors.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Robo-trousers could keep elderly mobile?; Impossible Foods going into every White Castle w/its plant-based Slider; E-cigarette use officially an ‘epidemic’; Cancer – will kill nearly 10 million people this year?!; How Pedialyte went from toddler flu remedy to hangover fix; What your urine color might be saying about your health; Why people are more miserable now than at any point on record; A look at the new Apple Watch w/the built-in electrocardiogram; The rise of anxiety consumerism (Think: fidget spinners, weighted blankets, etc); Inside Olivia Newton-John’s stunning Gaia Health Retreat & Spa in Australia.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Forget Botox – ‘thread lifts’ are the latest face-lift trend!; The Museum of Ice Cream and Sephora join forces for ultra Insta-worthy beauty line; Ridiculously oversized coats are Fall 2018’s comfiest trend; The fall of “anti-aging” skin care; A hat that celebrates Humphrey Bogart; Pumpkin spice latte…deodorant?; Gucci’s $1790 belt/fanny pack/change purse/cell phone holder/wallet; Ralph Lauren’s coffee truck; Fat-shaming sweatshirt controversy.

FITNESS/DIET

Bike maker Peloton accuses rival Flywheel of stealing its technology; Insatiable gets renewed for second season @ Netflix; Cult activewear brand Outdoor Voices goes high-impact; Jenny Craig weighs…sale; Obesity – tops 35% in 7 U.S. states?!; How to get enough iron from your diet; Why you keep gaining back the weight you lose; Good carbs vs bad; Tai chi to build strength.

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