Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 9, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Uber prices IPO today – midpoint or below target range?; Delta makes it easier for passengers to keep their frequent-flyer status; McDonald’s brings international favorites to its U.S. menu; Bitcoin (aka s**tcoin?) hits new 2019 high; Target and Amazon rethink humble cardboard box?; Americans warming to electric vehicles, but most aren’t ready to buy; Lori Loughlin feeling ‘more and more confident’ she will escape jail; College students in crisis increasingly turning to religious leaders for help?; A crazy backyard guest house that can be built in a day; The world’s largest bounce house (going on tour this summer).

FASHION/BEAUTY

Meghan Markle wears white trench dress by British designer Grace Wales Bonner for first public appearance w/new son; Tyra Banks, 45, comes out of modeling retirement to cover 2019’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue; Rent the Runway opens largest brick-and-mortar store yet; Levi’s sees future in hemp as sustainable cotton alternative; Marula – the new ‘miracle oil’?; Why Allbirds isn’t relying on Facebook to grow its customer base; What CoolSculpting actually does to your body; A cool-kid cafe at Hermès’ new NYC flagship; The ugly sandals we don’t want, but maybe you do (Outdoor Voices/Teva collaboration); Sequined Bridal Crocs.

FITNESS/DIET

More companies selling makeup specifically for sweating in…but do women really need it?; People trying a ‘lazy keto’ diet and experts aren’t…impressed; Fitness brands broadening wellness focus; Weight gain in rural areas – responsible for global rise in obesity?; The 12 best low-calorie beers that actually taste good (according to dietitians); A video game that trains your brain to crave less sugar? #hmmm

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