Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 7, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

The cynical NoPo thinks the Starbucks cup spotted in Game of Thrones was a product placement (and a valuable one at that in what was only a 3-second scene), but HBO says nope – it was actually a ‘mistake’?!; Bernie Madoff’s wife Ruth settles w/court-appointed trustee (surrenders remaining assets upon death); Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez finally ready to date like ‘regular people’; Lax standards for HELOCs = repeat of bubble-era madness?; Walmart opening dozens of veterinary clinics in its stores and launching online pet pharmacy; Wendy Williams’ estranged husband requesting child and spousal support; Dairy Queen temporarily serving ‘Royal Baby Blizzard’; An Uber, Lyft driver strike that may affect your travel plans tomorrow; A tequila sommelier on how to drink Mexico’s favorite spirit; The re-release of Igloo’s colorful picnic coolers after 25 years.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Would you get buried in a mushroom suit like Luke Perry?; Health coaching app Noom expanding product team after raising $58 million; Tyson Foods, once an investor in Beyond Meat, launching meatless products this summer; Sunscreen getting into your bloodstream after just one day of use?; The No. 1 reason to become a vegan; A sleep-deprived “over the moon” Prince Harry.

FASHION/BEAUTY

What’s ahead for struggling Lord & Taylor chain – possible sale? Merger? Hudson’s Bay explores options; David Beckham makes major fashion faux pas w/unusual footwear choice; Beauty queen uses platform to shine light on nail melanoma risks; Counterfeit fashion products – alllll over Instagram; Capri Sun…bathing suits?; A ‘fashion discovery site’ claiming to be able to predict upcoming trends in luxury fashion; The rise of the lady backpack; Every mind-blowing look from the 2019 Met Gala.

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