Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 29, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Reign of Apple–ending?; Head to head w/Microsoft for most valuable U.S. company; Zillow expects home-buying to keep slowing, and commutes to get…worse; YouTube premium content – all but done?; Burger King going to the dogs and giving away free flame-grilled dog bones; Ryan’s World Giant Golden Egg flying off shelves; Starbucks’ new Juniper Latte getting, ahem, mixed reviews?!; How to keep porch pirates from stealing your packages this holiday season; Why your neighbor’s holiday decorations bringing out the Grinch in you; The new shark-themed jet w/no middle seats; A wider, safer, sultrier Porsche 911; Half Christmas trees — to stop pets from sabotaging Christmas; Costco’s Colossal Cookie — to rescue you from holiday baking; Trader Joe’s cinnamon roll wreath; Oreo Drink Mix.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The numbers are in: overdose deaths set record last year; suicide rates up about 4%; CVS creates new health-care giant as $69 billion merger w/Aetna officially closes; Bruce Springsteen opens up about his battles w/depression; New study finds soda poses greater diabetes risk than sugary foods; Electric scooter accident rates–as high as 1000/month?!; All the ridiculous diet & wellness fads that were huge this year; A new nap lounge at Washington Dulles.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Anna Wintour–out?? Rumors of exit from Condé Nast swirling yet again; Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop offering largest-ever UK dress size (44) for ‘inclusive’ collection; Victoria Beckham launching YouTube channel full of fashion and beauty tutorials; Moncler selling puffer coat evening gowns now..for > $2700???? Tina–good for Sun Valley?; Gucci’s high-fashion riff on the disposable lunch sack; Pants designed to last 100 years; “Good in Bed” face mask; Flip Flop…socks.

FITNESS/DIET

Fad diets may help w/weight loss, but they can also hurt your brain?; Sylvester Stallone retires Rocky, the fictional boxer he portrayed for > 40 years (!), in sentimental Instagram post; Jane Fonda back in fitness business, in partnership w/broadcast network Evine; Crash diets – ever a good idea? Ummm–no??; The Taco Bell-loving professional triathlete who smashed a 273-mile race fueled by quesadilla; A nutritionist on her VERY elaborate wedding day preparations; Latest fitness fads: working out at homeadult fitness playgrounds…and yes, we know–strettttccccccching.

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