Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 10, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Mystery in Paradise: Suspicious deaths in Dominican Republic giving American travelers pause…many cancelling trips; West coast facing heat wave this week as wildfires rage; FedEx ending express shipping service for Amazon; NASA opening International Space Station to private visitors ($$$$); World’s first infinity pool w/360-degree view coming to London; Four Seasons restaurant closing tomorrow – death of the Power Lunch?; A beach chair that converts into a wagon w/sand-friendly wheels; The best-tasting French Fries from 8 major fast food chains; Starbucks’ Tie-Dye Frappuccino.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Did disgraced Theranos boss Elizabeth Holmes get married over the weekend? Rumors swirling; Investors betting big on ‘sober curious’, looking to capitalize on those who prefer not to drink (which is a lot of us these days); More studies pointing to pro-inflammatory effects of excessive salt intake; Cell phone spots – the new sun spots?; Why reading is so important for your brain; How your mental health affects your…dog; An overseas market that’s ‘desperate’ for plant-based protein; A rare tick-bourne illness that may have killed one N.J. man, sickened another.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Can technology keep fake handbags out of the marketplace? Entrupy, which works w/retailers to identify counterfeits through an app, is banking on it; Liberty print dresses worn by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret going up for auction; Cheetos teaming up w/Forever 21 to release line of cheese-inspired clothing?; How Revolve (RVLV) got investors on board w/its influencer marketing strategy ahead of IPO; Why Dolly Parton sleeps w/her makeup on; A resurgence in topical lip plumpers; The rise of granny panties.

FITNESS/DIET

Should children wear fitness trackers?; SoulCycle finding new ways to monetize loyalty; Diet and fitness apps continuing to dominate market (> 80% dieters now forgoing help from nutritionists and trainers in favor of do-it-yourself options); Drew Barrymore using ‘magnetic energy’ to stay in shape?; Why it’s so hard to diagnose eating disorders in teenage boys; What every beginner should know about Orangetheory; An explanation as to why you’re gaining weight, despite all that dang cardio (!!); The 12 best low-calorie alcoholic drinks to sip on this summer.

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