Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - January 2, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

One lucky New Yorker is ringing in the New Year $425 million richer–winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Oyster Bay!; Full trading of stocks and bonds resumes today, giving investors first look at how markets will fare in New Year; Amazon going on hiring spree, looking for tech-savvy vets; Chipotle coming off best year since 2013?!; The 10 IPOs you should pay attention to in 2019; A new cookbook from….United Airlines?; Every Netflix original movie and TV show premiering this year.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

World’s oldest person ever may have been a…fraud?!; JAY-Z and Beyoncé encouraging everyone to take part in plant-based food revolution; Home nicotine test kit sales spiking as parents grapple w/vaping epidemic; Dodgy detoxes–not only a waste of $, but can also harm your body?; A growing avocado industry out of Hawaii (exports started a few weeks ago); The man who traveled the world to find a hangover cure.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Wow–Israeli tax authorities retroactively tracked movements of supermodel Bar Refaeli via cellphone records to gather evidence of suspected tax fraud?? We thought they only did this for more serious offenses…didn’t you???; Michael Kors finalizes Versace acquisition, changes name to Capri Holdings; Lady Gaga quietly launches website for her rumored beauty line; Athleisure – finally losing stamina in fashion world, thank goodness?!; A final farewell to Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue NYC; The hottest new wrinkle-fighting facials.

FITNESS/DIET

Want to lose weight in 2019? It’s time to cut the crap!; New research reveals why we love to eat so much (Blame it on the brain, Kelsey, blame it on the brain…); Latest dieting studies tell us about role carbs play in making us…fat; “Celebrity” named Ferne McCann tops list of fittest “celebrities”; Lululemon stock – compelling on the dip?; A one-month treadmill plan for January that will get you off the couch and into a workout routine; The “I Love My Air Fryer” Keto Diet Recipe Book.

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