Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - June 27, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL

Chevy working on what could be first pickup to top $100,000; Amazon, Rite Aid teaming up for package pick-up; Pier 1 Imports closing bunch of stores; Largest oil refinery on East Coast closing – gas prices soon going to soar?; How retailers taking on Prime Day; Why so many beers have retro-looking cans; A huge gap between what home buyers want and what’s for sale; An expensive coffee table book about cigars ($1000, Chase, but if you have to ask…); The definitive ranking of cookout sides; Everything coming to Netflix in July–and what’s leaving; Richest person in every state.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HPV vaccine benefits ‘exceed expectations,’ may lead to elimination of cervical cancer?; Study finds sitting in front of TV may be worse for your heart than sitting at desk; Beyond Meat unveils its new ground Beyond Beef product (available at select stores later this week); Kaley Cuoco shares painful video as undergoes cupping and scraping therapy–these treatments actually work?; The new uber-private Korean spa in Beverly Hills that celebs are flocking to; A ritual you should do before your doctor’s appointments (spoiler alert: meditate); Top 50 secrets to a long and happy life; “Megetables.”

FASHION/BEAUTY

StockX sneaker exchange raises $110 million and is now worth a billion?!?!?!; TheRealReal readies to make debut on Nasdaq (REAL); Target unveils tween girl private label; Granny cardigans — sexy…”again“????; A landmark exhibition of Christian Louboutin’s designs (in Paris next year); An artist turning luxury goods into works of wearable art; The departure of Marchesa co-founder (not her; the other one).

FITNESS/DIET

Does facial fitness actually work or are there better ways to spend your money?; Polar announces new fitness watch that analyzes your recovery when sleeping; Oprah reveals favorite low-calorie cocktail, but to create it, you need a grill…a blender…fine-mesh sieve…canning jar…martini glass..variety of fresh ingredients…oh–and 8 hours to make it; Better contrarian play – GoPro of Fitbit?; A review of the cucumber diet (works, but not exactly sustainable); The 12 most nutritious lettuces you can eat; Los Angeles’s hardest pilates class, and its best-kept secret.

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