Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 9, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

California’s wildfire season off to quiet start…that about to change, like, now?; Sentencing in college admissions scandal begins this week (talk of Felicity Huffman getting month in jail); It: Chapter Two nabs second-highest horror movie opening w/$91 million haul; British Airways cancels nearly all its flights through tomorrow (pilot strike); Streaming services – the new trend in credit card rewards?; Most valuable whisky collection going up for auction (bidding starts on 27th); World’s largest Starbucks opening in Chicago (November); America running out of White Claw hard seltzer?; A list of pumpkin spice items you can buy right now that have no business being on market; The return of Jeopardy! (tonight) w/legendary host Alex Trebek at its helm for season 36.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Vaping-linked lung disease outbreak getting more and more serious (455 illnesses in 33 states; 5 deaths); EEE hitting more Massachusetts communities (7 human cases confirmed); Killer slime taking over France’s beaches?; What happens when you eat fake protein for four weeks straight; Why more men under 40 having heart attacks now; The house that could improve your sleep ($29.8 million for “wellness-focused” mansion in Bay Area); An uptick in marijuana use among college students (highest rate in 35 years); A brand new collection of all-vegan cupcakes from Baked by Melissa.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Is New York Fashion Week still relevant?; Lilly Pulitzer’s super-popular After Party sale begins online today; YouTube launches dedicated Fashion vertical to capitalize on popular style and beauty content that attracts millions to its platform; NYC’s “Nordstrom Local” concept stores begin accepting merchandise returns from rivals?; The 1992 “bondage” look Kaia Gerber recreated for her 18th birthday; A new hair care line from Tracee Ellis Ross; Jack Rogers’ sorority-specific sandals.

FITNESS/DIET

More than 900,000 teens logged nearly 5.5 million workouts at Planet Fitness this summer?; Lululemon planning expansion of self-care line; Carrie Underwood writing fitness book; Swim goggles that display heart rate data in the pool?; How long your workouts should be to lose belly fat; What to look for when you sign fitness club contract; Tech that actually makes treadmill workouts…fun? Sorta? Kinda?

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