Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - November 18, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

Ford unveils all-electric Mustang SUV – what say you, Tesla?; WeWork cutting thousands of jobs this week; Lyft pulling scooters from bunch of cities; PG&E warning California residents of more power outages (Wednesday/Thursday); Dunkin’ getting rid of foam cups; Sotheby’s…wine?Twinkies…cereal?; A rough commute today for many in Northeast (winter weather advisories in 9 states); The true story behind movie Ford v Ferrari, which dominated weekend box office w/strong $31 million opening.

Health & Wellness

Stents, bypass surgery – no more effective than intensive drug treatment and better health habits in preventing millions of Americans from heart attacks and death??? Big study casts doubt; ‘Plant-based’ searches skyrocket following release of sports documentary, The Game Changers; Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi invest in vegan cheese brand Miyoko; Sweetgreen ‘3.0’?; A new gluten-free vodka from actress Kate Hudson; An early start to U.S. flu season; World’s first airport therapy…pig.

Fashion/Beauty

Rent the Runway expanding its partnership w/Nordstrom to include new products and shared inventory; YouTube beauty influencer James Charles launching Project Runway-style reality competition show; Brooks Brothers – exploring a sale?; Why fashion designers finally starting to stitch up high-end apparel for plus-size women; What Lord & Taylor’s new president has done thus far (one week in) to revive troubled department store; A set of gold-covered AirPod Pros that just sold for $67,000; The continued popularity of Canada Goose; ‘World’s Sexiest Nurse’.

Fitness/Diet

More Americans trying to lose weight than ever before–eating less, exercising more, drinking lots of water–but is it all for naught?; Some Fitbit users say they’re getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google; Garmin’s shares hitting record highs; Plant-based diets – killing dad bod?; The Dubai bar giving women free drinks based on how much they weigh; An unexpected effect of the keto diet (may tame flu virus); A new athletic shoe created specifically for medical workers.

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