Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 30, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

Just one week after the end of summer, and there’s snow…in seven states…including 40 inches in parts of Montana?!; Elon Musk unveils SpaceX’s new Starship, designed to fly to moon, Mars and beyond; Abominable leads weekend box office ($21 million); Wedding loans in vogue – should you say “yes”?; IPO market slamming brakes on unprofitable companies; Felicity Huffman’s daughter reportedly retaking SATs; Millennials fleeing big cities for suburbs; A review of Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold; An $$$$ Airbnb rental that doesn’t actually exist (scam alert!); The first U.S. gas station that’s fully electric.

Health & Wellness

Meatless Monday goes more mainstream as McDonald’s begins testing new plant-based P.L.T. burger today in Canada; CVS pulls Zantac and its generic brand over possible link to cancer; Walmart’s Sam’s Club readies to launch bundled healthcare benefits to its members (pilot program in test states, starts early October); The secrets your face can reveal about your health (from whether you’re pregnant to whether you have medical issue); An app for the sober curious (makes dating, travel, and socializing easier for those who don’t drink); A plant pop-up hotel.

Fashion/Beauty

Forever 21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will close up to 178 stores; Rent the Runway stops taking new customers; works to keep disgruntled subscribers on board w/refunds, discounts, cash; J.Crew’s Madewell moves into men’s fashion; Brooks Brothers introduces infant collection; Eyebrow extensions officially a thing?; The $170 bronzer that gives J.Lo that admirable “glow”; A newly-bearded George Clooney; Justin Bieber’s $25,000 lavender dental grills.

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