Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 11, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Filing taxes early not paying off this year? Average refund down 8% so far; FTC busts “phantom debt” collection scheme; San Francisco about to get new influx of millionaires; Wealthy – fastest growing segment of renters?; Marie Kondo training army of tidying consultants; Waffle House offering romantic Valentine’s Day date night; Parents getting kids tested for vaping; The new face of average whiskey drinker (young, pierced, and female); A company that allows you to trade vacation for student loan relief; The rise of the Tinder-themed wedding; ’50 Shades of Maple Glen’; Orange Vanilla Coke.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

How to get meat eaters to eat more plant-based foods? Make their mouths water!; Fitbit releases new activity tracker that you can only get through employer or insurer; Honest Company co-founder launches hemp CBD startup; Flaxseed – wonders for gut health?; A surprising way to deliver insulin w/out injection; The most over-hyped health and wellness promises, debunked; Casper Glow light review: good, but too $.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Are your beloved sheet masks killing the planet?; Lilly Pulitzer releases first commemorative coffee table book highlighting Lilly’s life and rise of her signature style; Diane von Furstenberg brings granddaughter Talita into family business; Gucci back on top as world’s hottest fashion brand; A closer look at Chris Benchetler’s Grateful Dead collaboration [For you, McGootch]; The return of a 1990s puffer liked by rappers, hikers, and prep-school kids; Grammy Awards’ Best Dressed.

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