Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 13, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Ed Sheeran + Heinz = true love?; Uber falls to all-time low as investors grow more skeptical; Verizon sells off early media darling Tumblr; Apple releases The Morning Show teaser (eh–prefer Ron Burgundy); Set of Pokemon cards sells for more than $100,000??; Founder of New York’s most exclusive sex club writing tell-all; Restaurant chains rushing to put the ‘fast’ back in fast food; Denver hosting first-ever spiked seltzer festival; Toxic algae – killing dogs in Southeast??; How social media causing parents to overspend on school supplies; Why you should wait until September to buy new iPhone; A Danish bank offering mortgages w/negative interest rates; An app that “democratizes” race horse ownership; The return of Burger King Snickers Pie.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Can the moon really influence your health?; Carmakers integrating health and wellness-enhancing features into their vehicles; Bartenders turning to tea for unique and refreshing cocktails; Hospital care costs rising, rising, rising; Watching soccer – good for your health?; A new chain of private clubs for wellness-obsessed workaholics called The Well (first one debuts next month in NYC); An Australian woman warning about dangers of misusing cotton swabs; The best beef jerky you can buy online; Most allergy-friendly bakeries and ice cream shops.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Is Beyoncé’s 7-year old daughter Blue Ivy set to become next beauty influencer?; Steve Madden kicking up its sneaker business w/acquisition of Greats; H&M and Zara seeing benefits of decision to trim physical stores, invest resources online; People getting matching pedicures w/their dogs?; How to take advantage of sales at Barneys (and other) stores; Why private equity loves fashion; AriZona Iced Tea…sneakers; Figure-hugging….rompers; Ugg…heels. No, No, and No.

FITNESS/DIET

Gone hiking! Or…not?; Wannabe Instagram influencer learns why you shouldn’t lie to followers; Nike launches sneaker subscription service for kids, which is essentially Stitch Fox for children’s feet; Tom Brady adjusts to new helmet, which he doesn’t necessarily…’love’; Planet Fitness’ business model – a little out of shape?; Why it feels like everyone on Instagram is filming their workouts; How to beat fitness burnout; The Yukon’s hottest new mountain biking destination; A test of no-wash socks, one sweaty day at a time.

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