Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 1, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Woodstock 50 may be officially off, but Lollapalooza is onnnnn! Kicks off today in Chicago’s Grant Park; The Container Store opens first store dedicated solely to customer closets (part of shift from products to “solutions”); Spotify reports user growth due to its big bet on podcasts; London Stock Exchange buys Bloomberg’s biggest rival; $3000 e-bike that’s allegedly impossible to steal gets stolen…in 60 seconds?; Hooters launching ‘premium spirits’ line; Citi cutting hundreds of trading jobs; Internet-connected diapers–information overload for anxious parents?; How TikTok became music discovery platform for smartphone generation; What an interest rate cut means for your wallet; The motorized float that allows you to play bumper cars in basically any body of water; A tiny Caribbean island that grows 44 kinds of mangoes; World’s most beautiful hotel pools; French Mustard…ice cream.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

America’s younger generations may be shifting toward sobriety, but binge drinking on rise among older adults? One in 10 do it?; Beyond Meat competitor Impossible Foods partners w/major meat processor to increase its capacity; Selma Blair shares insomnia struggles amidst MS battle; ‘Tickling’ the ear (wuhhh??) could prevent age-related disease?; Why McDonald’s – and others – not jumping on vegan burger train; How a pet could be best thing for your health; The Los Angeles start-up that wants to be the Airbnb of wellness; A genetic-testing scam targeting seniors; National Wellness Month.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Is Nuuly the new Rent the Runway?; Nordstrom family in talks to boost stake; Palm Beach home of late fashion designer Arnold Scaasi fetches $6 million; Dollar General’s new $5-and-under cosmetics line goes…viral; Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – cancelled?; How Reese Witherspoon built an empire out of Blonde Ambition; Why people now see injectables and fillers as forms of ‘self-care’; The most popular drugstore lipstick in America; A massive new flagship for Ulta Beauty.

FITNESS/DIET

Is Netflix tracking your physical activity?; Gap’s Athleta brand lands its first sponsored athlete: Olympic track star Allyson Felix; Cheesecake Factory, Jimmy John’s top annual list of “medically inadvisable foods” (too many calories, sugar, salt, fat); Keto rash is latest side effect of the low-carb diet?; What Steve Jobs liked to eat (an extreme diet that included fasting for days and eating same vegetables over and over again); How to use short runs to get big gains; Taste-tests: Oprah’s new frozen skillet meals and Blaze’s new keto-diet-approved pizza crust

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