Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 20, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Pot – the new crypto? From a mania perspective–yes….and yes, Craig, NoPo has some TLRY; Amazon aims to open as many as 3000 cashier-less stores by 2021; Delta raises fees for checked bags; Maroon 5 gets Super Bowl LIII halftime show; Half of all mobile calls expected to be spam robocalls in 2019l?; Biggest payday in golf getting…bigger; More older Americans ‘unretiring’; Ticketmaster operating its own secret ticket scalper program??!; Best cities to celebrate Oktoberfest outside of Germany; Newegg data breach; Shake Shack chicken nuggets; National Pepperoni Pizza Day; Scout.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

John Hancock shakes up 156-year old life insurance business..looks to turn it into wellness game?; Middle-age drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks; Foods w/low nutritional quality – aka junk food – tied to higher risk of numerous cancers; Walmart looking to bring its ‘everyday low prices’ to health care; “Male menopause” occurring in younger men?; The fruit that has as much sugar as a bag of Sour Patch Kids; A spa created specifically for (exhausted) parents; Misleading gluten-free food labels; Project You.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Cryptocurrency is coming for the beauty industry?; Los Angeles banning sale of animal fur (largest city to do so); New wave of clinics making lasers and injectables more accessible…and Instagrammable; Youth-oriented shoemaker Vans – next major ‘lifestyle brand’?; Tiffany’s first new engagement line in nearly a decade; The whimsical new viral updo trend ( “Flower Vase Hair”); A ramen-inspired makeup line.

FITNESS/DIET

The key to dieting success may literally be in your hands?; Planet Fitness offering up its facilities to Florence victims, free of charge, in 39 locations; Fitbit focusing on health care market w/its premium fitness coaching; Companies cashing in on keto craze; Kirstie Alley’s never-ending weight-loss journey; Cher’s love of…Zumba!

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