Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 19, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Dog Days of August: As the Northeast swelters, the Southwest bakes; Tesla reboots its solar-panel business by offering consumers rentals; Good Boys surpasses expectations at box office ($21 million debut); Auction of one-of-a-kind Porsche falls apart after bizarre bidding error–$17 million or $70 million?; Number of data breaches reaching record highs; More vacation days going unused (768 million wasted last year); Senior rip-offs soaring; A Roomba for your…lawn; The Bugatti Centodieci.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

What’s in YOUR pre-packaged salad greens? Family finds live frog in theirs; CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to vaping (more than 120 cases in at least 15 states); Heather Locklear gets 30 days in mental health facility; Netflix curbs tobacco use onscreen, but not pot?; The plant-based eggs rolling out at Kroger; An alternative way to manage pain/reduce reliance on pills (Spoiler Alert: virtual reality).

FASHION/BEAUTY

Diamonds are a man’s best friend? Tiffany & Co. introduces first-ever jewelry collection entirely for dudes; Roger Federer unveils US Open on-court look w/Uniqlo; Revlon explores potential sale; Kate Spade needs makeover?; Why so many retailers getting into clothing rental (Latest: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic); How to use each and every type of hairbrush; A look at injectable trends, from coast to coast; The arrival (finally!) of Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Nextperfume.

FITNESS/DIET

Simon Cowell’s new look – due to vegan diet and weight loss or…something else?; Trader Joe’s takes on Halo Top w/copycat high-protein ice cream; 14% hard seltzer – more calories than you realize?; What a dietitian thinks of Chick-fil-A’s Mac & Cheese (its newest permanent side menu addition); Why you’re gaining weight despite all the dang exercise; The playwright taking the complexity of eating disorder recovery to the stage; An 85-year old who walks 100,000 steps/week.

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