Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - March 20, 2019


It’s ‘Free Cone Day’ at Dairy Queen!; Disney closes $71.3 billion deal for Fox entertainment assets; Google unveils video game ambitions; Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million; Homebuyers can ‘take their time’ this spring – not as many bidding wars?; Budweiser’s parent and Keurig moving forward w/their at-home cocktail maker; Companies using job candidates as free labor; Retirees fleeing Florida – worried about storms, climate change?; Where Boeing and the FAA went wrong (Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger weighs in); Who stands to get rich from Lyft’s already oversubscribed IPO; A look inside the real $45 million NYC penthouse Axe lives in on Billions; An annual ranking of best and worst airlines in U.S. [Delta leads pack]; The record-breaking baseball contract everyone’s talking about–out of the park, literally…


Kale haters, rejoice! After years of reigning over salads and smoothies, the supposed superfood joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticides; California jury finds Roundup caused man’s cancer; FDA approves first postpartum depression drug (works quickly, but $$); Study finds daily marijuana use linked to…psychosis; Wendy Williams – living in sober house? Seeking treatment for addiction?; Everything you need to know about chronic stress – and how to fight back; Why we’re so obsessed w/Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos scandal; A rum drink (dairy-free, gluten-free!) inspired by Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream; The World’s Happiest Country in 2019.


Instagram announces its new checkout feature, making it easier to buy Prada…Burberry…Dior…and more – directly on the app; Glossier tops billion-dollar valuation w/latest funding, enters unicorn club; Lush opens flagship store in England – biggest yet; Gucci wants you to pay $900 for dirty, worn-out looking sneakers??; A hi-tech mirror that tells you whether your skincare is actually working; The growing popularity of fashion exhibitions; World’s most expensive perfume [$1.3 million, Penn, but if you have to ask….].


Peloton hit w/$150 million lawsuit for using songs by Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, others w/out permission; Shady Instagram fitness influencer we mentioned yesterday up against more complaints from customers she allegedly scammed (No more apologies, everyone just wants their money back); Sugar – more likely to cause weight gain than high-fat foods?; How a former Reader’s Digest exec turned Nutrisystem around one data point at a time; What 55-year old Laird Hamilton does to stay in shape; The 10 best chain restaurants for cutting carbs; A review of the Hydrow smart rowing machine.

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