Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 25, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Game On: Eldorado Resorts announces deal to buy Caesars Entertainment – merger will create country’s largest gambling operation; Fresh beef helps McDonald’s gain market share for first time in five years; 7-Eleven launches delivery service to public ‘hot spots’; Amazon sets dates for Prime DayCollectibles – for collecting or investing?; Summer heatwave roasting Europe; Remote jobs exploding (salaries good, too); Teens spending $1000/year on vaping?; How to make Whole Foods roses look high-end (for you, Chris); Why so many sequels are bombing this summer; What it’s like to get married at Taco Bell; The best place to visit in the world (Paris, for second year in row, per U.S. News & World Report); A floating picnic table so you can snack and swim at same time; Costco’s $19.99 super-popular cheese flights.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Commonly prescribed drugs tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults?; Researchers say working long hours linked to increased risk of stroke; TV dinners finally get healthy upgrade they deserve; Beyond Meat shares losing sizzle – fast; Gin sales booming – thanks to growing plant craze?; Why you should invest in blue light blocking glasses; How Goop’s In Good Health Summit became most forward-looking wellness event; What optimists can teach you about dealing w/stress; Trader Joe’s Broccoli and Kale Pizza Crust; Best healthy soda alternatives.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Did Meghan Markle redesign her engagement ring?; Amazon launches store for beauty professionals (shares of Ulta and Sally Beauty take hit on news; local beauty supply shops ponder closing); Under Armour unveils Steph Curry signature line of of golf gear; Jeff Goldblum and wife twin in $1,120 Prada shirts; Dr. Martens iridescent boots – shine like a mermaid this summer?; A look at the dramatic decline of Arcadia Group, owner of Topshop; The art of selling scent in the digital age; Remembering Farrah Fawcett (10th anniversary of her death).

FITNESS/DIET

A coffee a day keeps the weight away?? Could help you burn fat?; Case report suggests plant-based diet may help Crohn’s disease remission; Study shows weight-loss surgery patients most likely to die from alcohol and drug-related causes; Salad…vending machines?; Why children more likely to gain weight during summer months; How to protect your skin at the gym; The best portion-control plates (There is such a thing?) for your healthy-eating goals; A better way to think about ‘clean eating’; SkinnyPop’s new Everything Bagel Mini Cakes; 75-calorie S’mores Bites (two for 150; four for 300; the whole container for…)

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