Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - October 16, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

In it to win it? Odds of winning combined $1 billion Powerball/Mega Millions are 1 in 88…quadrillion; Bottle of rare wine sells for record $558,000; Palm’s weird new tiny smartphone sidekick–a phone for your phone??; MIT building billion-dollar college dedicated to AI; Fidelity making move toward cryptocurrency; Crazy Rich Asians heading to China; Volatile weather brought on by climate change raising price of…beer?; A map of the 142 Sears and Kmart stores set to close; The chart that shows why October has such scary reputation on Wall Street; Further evidence that market for fake passports is alive and well; A new & improved bagel emoji; Sam’s Club 4-pound pumpkin cheesecake; Golden Girls…cereal; Fall-flavored Pop-Tarts.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Aging parents w/dementia? Beware of thieving financial advisors!; Research finds that the language people use in their Facebook posts can accurately predict future diagnosis of depression; Amy Winehouse family signs deal to make biopic about the late singer; Study points to possible new therapy for hearing loss; Meditation rooms – hottest new work perk?; Remembering Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

FITNESS/DIET

Can these weird new machines really exercise for you?; Study finds genetics, not gluttony/overindulgence in food and drink, is likely cause of gout; BMI may no longer be best way to measure obesity and health; Your anti-inflammatory diet is probably just the…opposite; Armenia – emerging as a hiking destination?; How to dress when losing weight–w/out spending a fortune; What you need to know about epsom salt bath weight loss; Best exercise and nutrition for fighting the midlife muffin top.

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