Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 26, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

2018’s great cryptocurrency crash – set to have its worst week yet??; Snowstorm grounds hundreds of flights, snarling post-Thanksgiving travel; Deadly California wildfire now 100% contained after scorching 154,000 acres; Cyber Monday set to be biggest U.S. online shopping day in history; Artificial intelligence–your next big dividend play?; Cannabis retailers pushing ‘Green Wednesday’ as next big shopping holiday; Secret Service cracking down on credit card skimming at gas pumps nationwide; Luxury homebuyers–downsizing?; Why you should double check your TSA PreCheck and Global Entry status right now; Where you should put your money in 2019 (not U.S. stocks); World’s first digital ski and snowboard assistant; Highest-grossing Thanksgiving weekend at box office; Record cash-out refis.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Holiday detoxes promise to cleanse our bodies of toxins–but this wellness trend sells more snake oil than science??; Experimental Alzheimer’s vaccine may cut dementia cases in half; Dangerous infection tied to hospitals now becoming common outside them; “Vegaphobia” – term for hating on vegans??; How treating the mind can heal the body [Hi, Dr. Glatter!]; What you need to know about Beyond Meat ahead of its IPO; Why Elon Musk says he needs to be in love to live a happy life; ‘Festive burnout’

FASHION/BEAUTY

Forget shiny Rolexes and Louis Vuitton handbags?! High net worth investing more in education and health..being more discreet about their $; Beauty getting high-tech facelift as more retailers–from Mac to Target–adopting AI into shopping experiences (CoverGirl’s new flagship store in Times Square good example of this.); Miu Miu making festive sweaters celebrating cats of animated history?; A good reminder why it’s a bad idea to go to Mexico for plastic surgery; The facial treatment w/a three-year waiting list; Sephora’s holiday beauty ornaments (contain actual cosmetic products); Costco’s $20 Ugg-lookalike slippers.

FITNESS/DIET

Gas explosion blows out windows of Upper West Side Equinox gym (everyone safe); F45 is latest fitness craze to inspire evangelical devotion; New study shows obesity may be to blame for quarter of asthma cases in children; Vegan diet – could be causing you to gain weight??; An anorexic ballerina who felt compelled to dance TEN hours/day; The intermittent fasting plan Halle Berry follows; Stocking stuffer ideas for the fitness junkie; Vade Nutrition’s dissolvable protein pods.

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