Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - August 28, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Tropical Storm Dorian threatens Puerto Rico w/direct hit today…landfall in Florida as Category 2 hurricane on Labor Day?; College Board abandons ‘adversity score’ for SAT test-takers; Massive crowds at China’s first Costco force store to shut down early; Philip Morris in merger talks w/Altria; Roku – 80 million active accounts by 2025?; Amazon cutting prices at Whole Foods (again); Bond market scaring stock market (again); Americans ‘Googling’ the Dow — bad sign?; A miserable winter ahead, per Farmers’ Almanac predictions…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Easily fatigued? May signal future heart problems; Yelp gets personal, introduces new health-conscious app features; Martha Stewart throws shade at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop empire, in Martha Stewart way…..; KFC’s plant-based ‘chicken’ sells out in just five hours – national rollout soon?; Why Bobbi Brown wanted to launch wellness brand; When to get flu shot for 2019-2020 season; A new glamping spot in Costa Rica that’s ideal for detoxing; The surprising personality trait (optimism!) linked to 15% longer life span; Your comprehensive guide to labneh (eh??)…

FITNESS/DIET

Newly-retired NFL’er Rob Gronkowski, pain-free for first time in decade, announces new line of CBD products, wants them approved for professional athletes; Peloton reveals IPO documents showing growing sales, but widening losses; Hershey’s buys maker of low-sugar, high protein bars (ONE Brands); A look at how tennis pros at US Open train – and what they eat for fuel; An excellent debut for teen sensation Coco Gauff (3-6, 6-2, 6-4).

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