Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 1, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

“Sell in May and go away”not this year??; Apple, closing in on $1T (again), finally moving beyond the iPhone as smartphone industry stalls out; Facebook trying out redesign of its app, putting more emphasis on events and groups; Cannabis investor giving alma maters Harvard and MIT $9 million to study effects of marijuana; Elderly workforce growing, growing, growing…; Meat prices – rising; Amazon in-car delivery?; How wines from little-known region became some of most $$$ in world; Why more restaurants serving entire animals for dinner; A very exclusive but less-than-desirable club (companies worth at least $50 billion that are losing $$); An unusual investment for the normally “friendly” Warren Buffett; The fantastically bland Instagram of Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon; Dr. Pepper Dark Berry sodaCoffee-infused vodka.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Is Beyond Meat really worth $1.5 billion? Plant burger firm raises price range ahead of IPO, indicating strong demand; Scientists saying they’re closer to possible blood test for chronic fatigue syndrome; FDA strengthening warning about sleeping pill dangers; Canadian developer offering year’s worth of free avocado toast to condo buyers; Facial reflexology – latest wellness treatment everyone raving about?; A type of dementia sometimes mistaken for Alzheimer’s; The healthiest morning drinks.

FASHION/BEAUTY

How old is ‘too old’ to wear a bustier? Should ask my brother(s) this, but sorta already know the answer, and I’m no Vogue editor; Lisa Rinna stars in new fashion campaign alongside model daughters and 90-year old mother; Former Victoria’s Secret angel Erin Heatherton (an ex of Leonardo DiCaprio) files for bankruptcy; Ralph Lauren closes on $16 million oceanfront home in Hamptons; Glitter garters – sparkly new trend for festival season?; The YouTuber who faked going to Coachella to remind people nobody’s life is perfect and they should take social media ‘with a grain of salt.’ #amen

FITNESS/DIET

New study suggests adults w/severe obesity are 12 times as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, and are at 22 times greater risk of sleep apnea than their normal weight peers? Whoa…; Under Armour working hard to turn things around, but competition from Nike, Adidas, others making it…difficult; ESPN shutting down its print magazine after September’s ‘Body’ issue; Keto diet – might prevent migraines?; A closer look at the Impossible Whopper’s ingredients, calories, and overall nutrition profile; The 18-year old runner  – “White Lightning” – turning heads on the high school track.

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