Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 27, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Two-day nightmare ends for stranded Amtrak passengersHulu makes it cheaper to binge your favorite movies and TV shows; Tinder adds ‘Spring Break’ mode for college spring flings; Warren Buffett makes rare move – selling a business?!; Citi launching digital payment service allowing users to pay rent and school fees every month using bank’s credit cards; Retailers losing ground when it comes to consumer satisfaction; FCC urging phone companies to help stop robocalls; ‘Following your passion is bulls***’?: What it’s like to fly on world’s first craft beer airline; Why you’re getting all those sweet Uber and Lyft discounts; How predatory banking fees are zapping our wealth; Every flavor of Lay’s potato chips, ranked; Sonic’s Double Stuf (yes one “f” so no need to write in) Oreo Waffle Cone.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

More seniors trying CBD, and reporting higher quality of life; Hottest new wellness startups selling houseplants; Apple Watch getting built-in sleep tracking; Red light therapy – fountain of youth?; The 103-year old proving it’s never too late to land your dream job; A food tech startup that just raised $90 million to make it easier to invent new plant-based food; An annual at-home stool test that may be as effective as colonoscopy.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Fashionable finger bags – a tiny sensation or a big joke?; Macy’s cutting jobs, trimming costs, making necessary investments to save face as sales continue to slump; HydraFacial becoming one of most popular in-office facial treatments; Pink suits having a…moment; Why bar soaps are replacing all your favorite cleansers; How vegan beauty (a super niche category) got to be so buzzy; Louis Vuitton’s $900 leather pencil case; Tie Dye Vans (to help you hop on tie dye trend).

FITNESS/DIET

Weight Watchers’ pivot from diet brand to wellness not going all that well (Oprah’s stake down $48 million after shares cratered 30% yesterday); Gold’s Gym offering free classes, workouts, and fitness plans to combat ‘fitness cliff’ (big fall off this time of year); FTC going after weight loss supplement company for posting fake paid reviews on Amazon; An effective weight-loss strategy that takes just 15 minutes/day (think: self-monitoring); The skinny on stars’ weight loss regimens.

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