Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 31, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Feeling lucky? With no jackpot winner, New Year’s Day Mega Millions lottery grows to $415 million; The homebody economy comes for New Year’s Eve as brands looks to capitalize on those staying IN; Stock market (open today) closes out lousy 2018; Aquaman leads pack at box office; New year, new…lawsuits?; U.S. corporate debt turning in worst yearly performance since 2008; Amazon planning to build more Whole Foods stores to expand Prime Now; Minimum wage rising in 20 states and several cities; A great year for Tesla…and difficult one for…cookies?; Freebies and deals to ring in 2019.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

“Dry January” — best way to start off 2019? A resounding YESSSS! Could have long-lasting benefits beyond weight loss, better sleep, more energy, etc.; Nestle plans big vegan push w/meatless burgers and purple walnut milk; Pedialyte introduces ‘Sparkling Light’ adult hangover powder packs; Professional cuddlers–cure for lonely New Year’s Eve?; Google’s top-trending health questions of 2018.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Israeli supermodel/Leo DiCaprio ex Bar Refaeli to be indicted for money laundering? Perjury? Tax offenses?; David Beckham reportedly going to stop funding wife Victoria’s troubled fashion business (been bailing her out for years); Louis Vuitton’s pricey smartwatch getting big upgrade for 2019; Thylane Blondeau named ‘most beautiful girl in the world’–for second time.

FITNESS/DIET

Mindfulness has ‘huge potential’ as weight loss strategy?; ClassPass offering free month-long trial (double its standard trial period!) to help you jump-start New Year’s resolution; Weight Watchers fattening up Blue Apron’s market cap (stock no longer below $1/share); 2019-Fitbit’s best year yet?; A handy guide to the toxic language of diet culture; The reason our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs; Diet and nutrition trends to keep (and toss) in 2019.

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