Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 12, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Alibaba sets new Singles Day record w/more than $30.8 billion in sales in 24 hours; The Grinch steals top spot at box office; Lime launches global recall over broken e-ecooters (one model can snap in two!); Tide—in a shoe box??; Southwest testing boarding through rear door; Seattle airport hoping to let friends/family meet passengers at gate; Millennials sticking w/cryptocurrency?; Investors buying gold ETFs?; Best and worst days to travel around Christmas in 2018; Most affordable winter vacations in U.S.; Oreo Dunking Kit; Pillsbury Hot Cocoa Rolls.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does/does not benefit from these popular nutrients; Veritas Capital, Elliott snag Athenahealth for $5.5 billion; Robo-calls at ‘epidemic levels’ this health open-enrollment season; Plant-based ‘Impossible Burger’ on grocery shelves next year (thus far, it’s been restaurant-only); Avocado butter–the superfood condiment you’ll want to slather on all your meals?; The CEO pushing a pill for female sex drive; A more personal approach to treating high cholesterol; An ‘alert and responsive’ Joe Perry – Aerosmith guitarist hospitalized w/shortness of breath after Saturday’s show w/Billy Joel.

FASHION/BEAUTY

 

Victoria’s Secret’s porny fashion show – not going to help failing brand’s image?; Josh Brolin’s tall wife creates clothing company for tall women (specifically, denim jeans); History of Jewelry exhibit debuts at Metropolitan Museum of Art (today); Shiseido’s beauty may prove…..fleeting?; Why the fleece jacket trend is taking over right now; How basketball sneakers fell out of fashion; The story behind the new blue ballet flat emoji.

FITNESS/DIET

Does stress eating actually make you less…stressed?; High-fat, high-sugar diet has lasting effects on liver; Men obsessed w/being fit often struggle w/drinking and depression; ‘Keto insomnia’ – fer real?; Which alcoholic beverages are more ‘diet-friendly’; When your body burns most calories; Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing–new book from debut author about her mother’s obsession w/dieting & its effect on family.

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