Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - March 20, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

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…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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.

FASHION/BEAUTY

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….].

FITNESS/DIET

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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