Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 7, 2019


Got Money? Samsung reveals its latest high-priced smartphone today, and it’s about $1000; Snoop Dogg-backed firm Klarna becomes Europe’s biggest fintech start-up ($5.5 billion valuation); Mastercard announces its largest acquisition yet in further attempt to move beyond cards; Disney announces $12.99 bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+; Tom Brady, Gisele list Brookline, MA home for $40 million; Alaska Airlines – best rewards program?; Snap raising $1 billion in convertible debt to beef up Snapchat; Walgreens closing 200 stores; Blue Apron still losing customers; Instagram’s ‘huge booty’ problem getting worse??; What you need to know about Apple’s new virtual credit card (now available to select few); Why every bro you know suddenly posting White Claw memes; The controversial emoji house; 90210 reboot.


Low calorie! No sugar! Gluten-free! Alcohol producers tout wellness benefits, but health experts say don’t swallow the claims?; Selma Blair shares bald bikini photo to Instagram amidst MS treatment recovery; Alicia Silverstone credits veganism for her 8-year old son’s good behavior; Cancer-linked chemicals served in your lunch bowl?; A link between dark chocolate and depression (helps alleviate symptoms, WE KNOW, WE KNOOOOW, but still prefer milk and white); The plant-based burger sensation called Slutty Vegan.


Celebrities are hot new designers of the moment; ‘Lunchtime Lift’ is latest trend in cosmetic procedures; Digital ‘clothes’ could be next Instagram hit?; Why womenswear brands getting into menswear–and whether it’s a good thing; What happened to Dakota Johnson’s signature tooth gap (looks like she closed it, and yes – back w/Chris Martin); A department store aficionado on her fondest memories of Barneys; The return of early 2000s French manicure; Bradley Cooper and his…sunscreen.


While you’ve been busy talking about Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Puma’s been doubling down on non-athlete leisure endorsements (latest: Selena Gomez), and gaining traction all around; Mexican company offering health incentive bonuses for weight loss; Rob Gronkowski still following Tom Brady’s “TB12 Method” diet–another sign he’s going to end his retirement?; The diet changes you should make after 50; A miracle injection that might help you lose weight; Another comeback quarter for Weight Watchers.

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