Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 6, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Most Valuable American Company? Depends on time of day….; Apple’s top retail exec poised to step down amid iPhone sales slowdown; Hotel booking sites forced to end ‘misleading’ sales; Amazon finally admits it has counterfeit problem; Snap shares actually…pop???; USPS launching test of electric delivery trucks; Target expanding loyalty program; Martha Stewart writing autobiography; Reality – closing in on Netflix?; A start-up that buys your home, rents it back to you and lets you profit if value grows; An app (Tinder-inspired) to help you find perfect canine companion; The #1 hotel in America; All the heart-shaped food you can still get in time for Valentine’s Day.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Surprise, surprise–study finds female brains age more slowwwwwly/are more “youthful” than male ones; Gwyneth Paltrow becoming The Oprah of Wellness 2.0 [Sorry, Doc!]; Concerns rising about effect of social media on children’s health (UK proposing action); Vegan luxury vacations – hot new travel trend?; How to cope w/dental anxiety (which 60% of us have); Why colorful foods boost immunity; The CBD capsule that promises to improve memory, focus, and mental clarity; An app for marriage counseling (really); Magnum’s non-dairy vegan ice cream bars.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Slowdown in China? What slowdown? Estée Lauder reports big jump in quarterly sales driven by demand for high-end beauty products there (stock up to near all-time highs); Saks turns prime space into handbag emporium; Clean beauty – skincare revolution or pointless indulgence?; People trying face yoga in attempt to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging; Tyra Banks opening model-themed theme park called Modelland; The former Vogue cover model who’s now homeless; An engaged Jennifer Lawrence!

FITNESS/DIET

Halo Top expands beyond pints–launches mini, low-calorie ice cream bars!; Runner fights off and kills 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on Colorado trail; Orangetheory Fitness exceeds $1 billion in sales; SoulCycle CEO – reiterates no IPO…but doesn’t rule out Peloton bike rival…; Why keeping fitness journal can be tool for better workouts; How to have a sweet Valentine’s Day w/out blowing your diet [Some good suggestions in here]; The rise of men’s athleisure.

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