Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 8, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

New Media + Gannett – deal actually gonna happen?; Robinhood gets approval to launch its popular investing app in UK; CVS slows store expansion plans; Justin Theroux’s new NYC pub – a lame excuse for a dive bar?; Bankruptcy-related job losses rising at rates not seen since 2009; Zillow’s transition to full-service real estate company not going that well; FedEx ending ground deliveries for Amazon; Home Alone reboot coming to Disney–what say you, Macaulay Culkin?; The largest lobster of the year (20-pounder, Mike); An interesting way to fend off seagulls; A host-less Emmy Awards; Reese’s-filled donuts; Fudge Brownies M&Ms

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Drinking coffee before bed won’t wreck your sleep but nicotine will?; Subway testing out meatless meatball marinara subs (in partnership w/Beyond); Amazon’s PillPack battling w/CVS and Walgreens over getting patient prescriptions; AriZona Tea maker turning to weed; Wellness shot – really make you healthier?; What dating looks like for the middle-aged (Candace Bushnell back w/new book); Why tattoos can be important part of mental health recovery; The very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routine one in 300 thrives on (including yours truly); A non-toxic lawn care startup looking to take on Roundup.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Let it grow, let it grow! That’s what some bearded men are doing to look fashionable, and it’s taking heavy toll on razor industry; Saks Fifth Avenue opening The Vault, a new space for jewelry shopping; Chanel hoping to convince you to wear black lips and fingertips this fall?; The 19-year old makeup artist making major waves in Hollywood; An entire fragrance line of juice-inspired scents called…Eau de Juice; A Q&A w/global style icon Jane Birkin; Asymmetrical jeans.

FITNESS/DIET

Fitbit may not be doomed, but time to give up on stock is near?; Equinox adding in-home equipment and streaming classes to compete w/Peloton; Athleisure finally taking off in Paris; No-cal sweetener monk fruit making its way into cocktails and beer?; Why Lululemon’s new in-store restaurant will succeed, while others will fail; How to drink alcohol on keto; The best low-carb hamburger buns for your end-of-summer cookouts; A ‘ripped grandpa’ Richard (as in Branson)

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