Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 13, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Apple announces plans for $1 billion campus in Texas; Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy; Better Business Bureau warns that free trial may not really be…free; Chicago – now beer capital of America??; Budweiser supporting commuters who can’t stand the Holland Tunnel’s Christmas decorations; Dollar store wars entering new stage of combat for 2019; Millennial credit card hackers taking free travel perks to new extreme – some have up to 50 cards???; How to stop Apple and Google from tracking you; Why you should make plans now to witness 2019’s ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’; The wine makers and champagne houses making their mark w/U.S. consumers ahead of New Year’s Eve; Christmas Crunch Birthday Cake popcorn.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Would you give up your smartphone for $100,000? Vitaminwater running scroll-free challenge, now through Jan. 8; Apple Watch begins saving lives (including that of a 46-year old man from Richmond, Virginia) one week after getting EKG feature; More people having cataract eye surgery at younger age; ‘Whole grain’ label on Cheez-Its — misleading consumers?!; How to check your medical records for dangerous errors; What you need to know about Seasonal Affective Disorder; Why it’s important to wash your avocados?; A weighted blanket home decor enthusiasts can actually get excited about; The root vegetable – loaded w/important minerals and vitamins – that you’ve probably never heard of; Deadliest drug in America.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Want to try CoolSculpting? Doctor says not everyone is ideal candidate for fat-freezing procedure; Luxury retailer Farfetch bets on sneakers w/$250 million Stadium Goods acquisition; Glamsquad expands offerings w/line of hair products; Post Malone’s second Crocs collaboration sell out in 10 minutes—again!?!; How to decide whether chemical peel or laser treatment is right for you; Why Beautycounter #1 trending beauty brand of 2018 [Go, Nina!]; Freckle tattoos–next big thing in beauty?; Inside the Instagram account exposing New York’s worst fashion trends.

FITNESS/DIET

And the most popular Peloton classes of the year are…; Under Armour sweats, w/shares off > 10%; New study suggests obesity responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide; Clif Bars–healthy? not healthy?; Why you should skip the workout if hungover; How Halle Berry sculpts her abs (things like lateral hops, hanging windshield wipers–ugh!); What you need to know about keto…rash; Signs your hormones are making you gain belly fat.

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