Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 6, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

Walgreens explores going private in what could be largest LBO in history — on your radar, Warren Buffett?; Jeopardy! welcomes back mega-champ James Holzhauer – tonight – for Tournament of Champions; Xerox considers takeover offer for HP; Amazon’s new tablet – great alternative to iPad at half the price?; Retailers trying to make low-risk bets w/new types of locations; UPS forecasting record holiday returns (fueled by more online shopping-natch); Elf on the Shelf having moment – his own cerealIHOP menucakebitesPop-Tarts Crisps??; An early winter preview for millions of Americans the next couple of days (arctic cold in many areas); The most epic ski trip ever (five countries on three continents in span of 34 days); Captain Morgan’s Gingerbread Spiced Rum.

Health & Wellness

How old are you…really? Elysium Health will tell you – for $500; More people turning to “Dr. Google,” Reddit, and other forms of social media for medical diagnoses; Dunkin’s plant-based Beyond Sausage sandwich going national today; Adzuki beans – the cheap protein-packed ingredient you should try?; How a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels; Why 28-day rehab doesn’t work for everyone; The Medicare scams you need to know about (high alert during open enrollment); Best international food trips for vegetarians.

Fashion/Beauty

TheRealReal’s ‘no fakes’ pledge threatened by poor training and tough quotas? Authentication problem a little..problematic?; Coach owner Tapestry beats earnings estimates, but struggles at Kate Spade continue to hurt overall sales; David’s Bridal cuts deal to stay in business; Barneys begins liquidating; Ferrari and Armani team up for fashion collaboration?; Why Crocs’ sales are skyrocketing (strong collaborations w/musicians, partnerships w/designers); How brands are taking 23andMe approach to beauty; Clothing rental companies that are actually worth the subscription.

Fitness/Diet

Running, no matter how little, linked to 27% lower death risk?; Adidas partners w/International Space Station to test products in space; Peloton shares cycle down after first earnings report since IPO (CEO John Foley confused); You’ll soon be able to go on vacation w/SoulCycle??; How fast food chains are capitalizing on healthy diets; Why Demi Lovato didn’t work out for an entire month; The ‘fattest states’ in America.

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