Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - January 8, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Mortgage rates hit 4-month low, so what’s holding back the housing market?; More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless; Starbucks CEO cancels plans to create 1,000 high-end coffee shops; Matt Damon breaks records in Brooklyn’s housing market; Monarch butterflies – headed for extinction?; Parents borrowing more money for their kids’ college – and struggling to repay it; Sears teetering on edge of liquidation (hearing today could decide company’s future); Amazon Key garage delivery coming this year; Apple – hasn’t been this unloved by Wall Street since 2005?; Best Jobs of 2019; Most Valuable Public Company in World.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Are food additives causing celiac disease? Widely used ‘meat glue’ – used to make everything from deli meats to baked goods last longer – may be driving rise in people who react to gluten?; Billions of $$ pouring into digital health, but Americans still getting sicker, and dying younger; People spending hundreds to cleanse their homes w/crystals, sage, and ‘healing’ oils; Flu shot – more effective than nasal vaccine?; Meditation to avoid getting sick; Trader Joe’s Jackfruit Cakes.

FASHION/BEAUTY

The most effective skin-care trick isn’t drinking lots of water…or getting enough sleep…or adhering to a strict diet…Rather, it’s being…rich! Duh!; Chanel sets sight on luxury watchmaking w/investment in Swiss parts maker; Cartier loses trademark dispute over the word “love”; Bar Refaeli could be dropped by Eurovision over legal woes; Microneedling patches – the new holy grail of anti-aging?; What it’s really like to get dermalinfusion facial; How magnetic lashes became biggest thing in beauty; The new wearable skin sensor from L’Oréal that measures pH levels; A mirror that lets you “try on” new haircuts; Heated razors.

FITNESS/DIET

When was the last time you washed your reusable water bottle? New study finds bacterial growth way more common than you’d think!; U.S. fitness app ClassPass acquires Singapore’s GuavaPass; Cole Haan launches its first athletic sneaker; Peloton model comes to kettlebells??; Jillian Michaels on building a business by doing what you love; Keto on the cheap (3-day meal plan for < $30)….

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