Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - July 17, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Game of Thrones‘ final season earns record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations; Blue Apron stock soars as news of Beyond Meat menus spark round of short covering; Critics split on The Lion King – revolutionary or revolting?; Apple planning to bankroll original podcasts to fend off rivals; Sports arenas suddenly investing millions in…art; Netflix going to surpass another subscriber milestone when it reports earnings this afternoon?; The major IPOs still slated to debut in 2019; A strong rebound in consumer spending; National Hot Dog Day; World Emoji Day.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men? Scientists offer new clues; ClassPass expands into corporate wellness–launches inaugural program w/Google, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, Gatorade, others; Nestlé creates new chocolate w/no added sugar; Broken heart syndrome – linked to cancer?; What you’ll look like when you’re….old (everyone suddenly posting pictures); Why you shouldn’t mix (too much) alcohol w/sun; A rapidly ailing Valerie Harper (TV legend’s family now turning to crowdfunding to pay for her cancer treatments); An added health bonus of spending time w/cats and dogs.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Men who get plastic surgery appear more likable, trustworthy, and…masculine?; Dubai developer buys troubled fashion brand Roberto Cavalli; Louis Vuitton drops new retro video game inspired by upcoming collection; Burberry stock has best day in 7 years; Time running out for Victoria’s Secret?; Why you can’t escape Instagram swimsuit ads; How to know if a discounted designer handbag is fake; Where back-to-school shoppers will go for shoes (since no more Payless); The “fashion dad” who’s embracing newfound viral fame after getting stood up; A simple fashion hack that’s knocking the internet’s socks off.

FITNESS/DIET

Halo Top opening a ski lodge in New Zealand w/an all-you-can-eat ice cream room???!! SIGN ME UP!; Blaze Pizza becomes first official national pizza chain to launch keto-approved pizza crust; Lululemon files lawsuit against Ross Stores over ‘lowest-quality’ knock-off leggings; Baby food – too sugary? Falsely advertised as suitable for infants?; How running clubs are the new influencers for brands like Under Armour; Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction; The Fitbit that’s the most accurate when it comes to “calories burned” calculations; A couple building an empire out of rare junk food.

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