Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 26, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthening over Atlantic – hurricane by tomorrow as it approaches Puerto Rico?; Target and Disney teaming up to help each other out; Toyota going all-out w/electric vehicles for 2020 Olympics; Breaking Bad movie coming to Netflix sooner than you think; Online dating scammers scamming, scamming, scamming (Look out, lonely hearts!); People inhaling vodka…from balloons…at bars?; The sudden, unexpected end to Gaggan, one of world’s best restaurants; An excellent debut for Taylor Swift’s Lover; National Dog Day.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Whole Foods CEO on plant-based meat boom: good for environment, but not for your health?; Former smokers picking up bad habits that pose major health risks; Prince William making documentary about mental health awareness; Penguin Random House releasing audiobooks to put insomniacs to…sleep; Camu camu – the newest superfood everyone’s talking about?; The first known death from vaping-related lung illness; A 4th human EEE case in Massachusetts.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Dress Barn and Ann Taylor owner not returning lenders’ calls??; Estée Lauder heir joins world’s 500 richest amid cosmetics boom; Walmart launches first-ever skincare line (all-natural; everything under $10); Saks rolls out 24/7 styling service; Jade rollers – actually do anything for your skin?; Inside the wild, shockingly lucrative world of sneaker reselling.

FITNESS/DIET

Elite athletes have poor oral health? Culprit is sports and energy drinks/gels?; Rise of SHEconomy benefitting brands like Nike and Lululemon; J-Lo and A-Rod launching fitness app; Millennials shunning beer because makes them…’fat’?; Why using same towel on face and your gym equipment is germ-spreading no-no; What drinks to order at Starbucks if watching sugar intake; A review of feel-good comedy Brittany Runs A Marathon (and true story behind it); The 26-pound tabby cat that’s become viral sensation.

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