Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 30, 2019

Consumer/Personal Finance

From Dakotas to New England, people waking up to snow today as year comes to close….25 million people under some sort of winter weather alert??!; 2019 U.S. box office heading toward second-best annual haul in cinematic history (Skywalker still rising; Little Women exceeding expectations); Starbucks wrapping up holiday promotion (free espresso drinks 1-2 pm through tomorrow at select locations); Virgin Atlantic offering free upgrades to oldest passenger on every flight for two more days; Stocks finishing year w/bang.

Health & Wellness

New research finds more than quarter people w/Parkinson’s initially misdiagnosed?; New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection (patent issue); Zac Efron bounces back from mysterious illness in Papua New Guinea; Nesquik debuts new vegan chocolate oat milk; Ginseng – beneficial for gut in way that aids weight loss?; A ‘tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in U.S.; The most viral health misinformation in 2019; Museum of Hangovers.

Fashion/Beauty

Here today, gone tomorrow? Prada giving shoppers just one day to snag one of its next limited-edition printed shirts; Experts claiming Mark Cuban-backed diamond company is scam; Creditors taking over TOMS Shoes; “Microdosing” – new Botox trend spiking in New York and LA?; An uncertain future for Beautycon as it seeks new investment; The end of Barneys online sales.

Fitness/Diet

Did you hear what the ‘Peloton husband’ got his girlfriend for Christmas?; Nutrisystem launches new weight-loss program in time for New Year’s resolutions; ClassPass hunts for unicorn status in new funding round; Oprah’s Weight Watchers contract extension – may not be enough for long-term share rally? Whah—-No Oprah Effect???; The home workouts that defined the decade; A review of every single salad kit in America.

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