Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 26, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Any interest in a French chateau for a few nights? South African beach house for long weekend? Villa on Lake Como? Airbnb enters ‘luxe market, w/prices ranging from $1,000 to $150,000/night; Apple acquires self-driving startup Drive.ai as it’s thisclose to going under; Yelp details growth plan amid depressed share price and investor unrest; America’s most expensive home gets….less expensive; Dunkin’s summer coffee lineup – a candy lover’s dream?; BMW accelerating electric car plans; Americans’ financial literacy plummeting; Ticket prices for U.S. – France WC match skyrocketing — as much as $11,000 apiece on secondary market?!; An abrupt end for Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer at World Series Poker event (454th place); A new “World’s Best Restaurant”; Friendly’s personal-sized ice cream cakes – for one; GrubHub, GrubHub, Grubhub.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Pizza, candy, chips and other processed, high-fat food can cause permanent damage to sperm? Harvard study says YES; Hotels across U.S. adding Beyond Meat to menus; Nursing home costs rising, rising, rising; Pedialyte freezer pops – to save you from summer hangovers?; What AbbVie’s $63 billion deal to buy Allergan says about the drug industry; Why taking the stairs now could give you better life when you reach old age; How to spot wellness knockoffs – from sham CBD to mock matcha; The big California insurer that’s ditching ‘zombie’ workplace wellness programs and focusing on digital health apps; A new drink for a new drinking sensibility (wine infused w/lemon, grapefruit, elderflower, and hibiscus).

FASHION/BEAUTY

Cartier, Bulgari, and other luxury brands flocking to WeChat to connect/sell to millions of customers; Plus-size fashion companies scoring tons of funding and inking trendy partnerships; Fashion brands using TikTok to court younger consumers (latest example: Uniqlo); Taylor Swift trademarking her cat?; Why dermatologists want you to ditch your loofah; How Katie Holmes styles overalls in the summer; A new CEO for David’s Bridal; The sale of W magazine.

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