Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 26, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Humbug! No jackpot winner for Christmas night Mega Millions drawing; Billionaire David Tepper says stock market’s violent selloff compelling him to “nibble” at beaten-down equities; High-speed trains finally coming to U.S.; Millennials paying coaches and taking courses to help them decide whether to have kids?; How to return, exchange or sell unwanted gifts; When to take your Christmas tree down; The lucky woman who got Bill Gates as her Reddit Secret Santa; A look inside Mark Cuban’s new $19 million Laguna Beach vacation home.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Having fun this holiday season, w/all the eating and drinking?? December’s a rough month for your liver!; New study shows there may be strong link between back pain and mortalityFDA warns consumers about bacteria found in avocados; IBS or…cancer???; How Dick Van Dyke, now 93 (!), danced madly on that desk in Mary Poppins Returns (no stunt man or special effects); Why you’re SO tired over the holidays; A new cooling weighted blanket for hot, sweaty sleepers; An even worse year ahead for Johnson & Johnson; Dark Chocolate Oreos.

FASHION/BEAUTY

“I SAID YES”….Supermodel Heidi Klum gets engaged to boyfriend of nearly year; Naomi Campbell, the new face of Nars, gives fans glimpse of her beauty w/out her signature hair; Kim Kardashian says on/off again psoriasis has now ‘taken over’ her entire body; Next wave of ugly sneakers looks even…uglier?!; Worse fashion trends of 2018–from tiny sunglasses to loincloth bikinis to lampshading, which is the practice of pairing a giant top (typically a sweatshirt) w/over-the-knees boots; $$$ jewelry heist at luxury Aspen hotel.

FITNESS/DIET

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to cook more and lose weight? Blue Apron partners w/WW to make it easy in 2019–their meal kits hit market today!; Mini-gyms spring up in China to offer quick and convenient access to exercise; Fitness class scheduling app Mindbody gets bought up for $1.9 billion; How to stay fit while traveling for business; What you need to know about the OMAD (“one meal a day”) diet, which is essentially a form of fasting; Why dietitians love sweet potatoes so freaking much; The holiday cookie ingredient that protects against weight gain [Spoiler Alert: ginger]; A slimmed-down Drew Barrymore.

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