Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 24, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

‘Santa Clock’ officially starts ticking today–stock market rally or pile of coal?; Majority of stores and malls across nation opening early today, and Amazon offering same day delivery for Prime in > 10,000 cities and towns; Ford recalling nearly million pickup trucks for fire risks; Lack of supply in popular U.S. ski towns dragging down transaction numbers; Juul giving its employees big bonuses–average $1.3 million each?!; How electric scooters infiltrated society in 2018; What to expect from General Electric in 2019; When ‘cookiers’ take holiday cookie decorating to whole new level; An area of the market that could be saving grace for investors; The winner of $1.5 billion jackpot–still a mystery some two months later; Tipless Hershey’s kisses; National Eggnog Day.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Is made-to-measure clothing the future of fashion?; Low-rise jeans making comeback; New York City coming up…pearls; Ankle scarves – the new cold weather accessory you didn’t see coming?; An explosive resale market (big year for sites like TheRealReal, ThredUp, etc.); A good example of experiential retail that serves a purpose (Canada Goose’s Cold Room); The real-life Rapunzel (teenager w/world’s longest hair).

FITNESS/DIET

Orthorexia – the eating disorder for the digital age;? Nike’s self-lacing sneakers returning in 2019 at much more affordable price; Americans – getting heavier…but not taller; What it’s like to be fat at Christmastime; Why sleep is key to preventing hormonal weight gain after 40; Avocado deviled eggs – the festive keto-approved appetizer your holiday party needs?; A look at the most popular diets wealthy people are interested in trying next year; The 90-year old spin instructor.

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