Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - October 23, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

Wire fraud…money laundering…and now, new bribery charges…hmmm–maybe Lori Loughlin, her husband, and other holdout parents will bag trial and cop a plea?; SoftBank’s massive WeWork bailout hands ousted founder Adam Neumann $1.7 billion golden parachute; Round Two, PG&E power outages – start tonight?; Verizon offering new and existing customers year of Disney+ for free; JetBlue testing new ‘checked’ carry-on bag fee in Orlando; Millennials keeping U.S. out of recession?; How to give your home to your adult child tax-free; Why no one wants to be an MBA anymore; Burger King’s “Ghost Whopper”; Costco’s pumpkin-and bat-shaped ravioli; James Hotel’s “Witch-in-Residence”.

Health & Wellness

Biogen’s Alzheimer’s treatment–‘biggest drug ever’?? ‘Blockbuster to end all blockbusters’?; Pizza Hut testing vegetable pizza topped w/Incogmeato’s meatless Italian sausage; Hospitals around world facing dire shortage of blood; Beyond Meat lockup period expiring next week – vicious selling ahead?; How to cut open a pomegranate w/out making a mess; Why you should eat more pumpkins this fall (all sorts of surprising health benefits); An unusual condition that makes your gut produce booze (auto-brewery syndrome); A new reason to keep your blood sugar levels under control; Easy ways to eat more fiber.

Fashion/Beauty

Skin care brand Sunday Riley wrote fake Sephora reviews…for almost two years?; Estate of fashion mogul Josephine Chaus finally sells prewar townhouse – at significant discount – to LLC tied to David Yurman’s corporate office; Instagram bans plastic-surgery-effect filters; Traditional design degrees – still relevant?; What it’s like being Beautycounter consultant (and whether it’s worth it); How Abercrombie & Fitch ditched its past to try to bring back customers; The beauty search platform – Mira – that wants to blot out Google; A stark warning about the potential risks of cheap fillers.

Fitness/Diet

Changes at the top: Kevin Plank, who started Under Armour in grandmother’s basement 23 years ago, stepping down as CEO…as is Nike’s longtime CEO Mark Parker, who started at the footwear company in 1979, rising through the ranks; Orangetheory Fitness rolling out documentary, Momentum Shift, across country; Jillian Michaels coming after your snacks (ONE snack/day ONLY); Stretch before – or after – your workout?; How Phil Mickelson’s bad diet led to development of arthritis…and how his new regime is paying off; What to eliminate from your diet right now to reduce high blood pressure and lower risk of heart failure; The 11-year old who has run a half-marathon in all 50 states.

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