Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 2, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

Shop (online) ’til you drop? $4.2 billion on Thanksgiving…$7.4 billion on Black Friday…and today – Cyber Monday – a record $9.4 billion (projected); Hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands delayed as winter storm disrupts holiday travel; Frozen 2 nabs highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history ($124 million in U.S.); Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after 9-month hiatus; Apple’s ‘big story’ this holiday season is its credit card?; Fake product reviews proliferating online (nearly 40% fake or unreliable); Porch pirates becoming bigger and bigger problem; Millennials buying more Christmas trees than ever; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer airing tonight.

Fashion/Beauty

Fuzzy math, Ted Baker?; French swimwear brand Vilebrequin relaunching Jeff Bezos’ infamous octopus-print swim trunks; Legendary makeup artist Bobbi Brown now giving makeup lessons on MasterClass; H&M testing clothing rental at flagship store in Stockholm; The unexpected closure of Manolo Blahnik’s only free-standing boutique in U.S.; A good reason not to go abroad for cheap plastic surgery.

Fitness/Diet

It takes 6 months to lose all your holiday weight?? Maybe best to avoid gaining it in first place?; Outdoor Voices taking on athleisure giants Lululemon and Athleta w/new flagship store; Supermarkets adding boutique gyms and yoga classes to stay competitive; Peloton riding at new high ($35.23/share) in Black Friday fitness frenzy; Beer – to help you combat obesity and get good night’s sleep?; What nutrition experts are saying about imitation meats in your diet; How Dancing with the Stars does a body good.

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