Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 10, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

And the Oscar goes to….Parasite! First foreign language film to win Best Picture (other winners here); British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in record time (New York to London in less than 5 hours); Sony, Amazon and others pull out of major tech show due to coronavirus; Bill Gates buys $645 million hydrogen-powered superyacht; Gas prices continue downward trend; Bitcoin – up, up, up; California man cashing out 401k to pay $45,000 for surgery to save dog’s life; Burger King giving away free Whoppers on Valentine’s Day to help you get over your ex; A list of Trader Joe’s most beloved products (as ranked by customers); The Cereal To-Go Cup that’s zooming up Amazon’s charts; ‘World’s Nicest Airline’.

Health & Wellness

Study says keeping plant on your desk can reduce workplace stress…nothing in there about effects of keeping dead plant on your desk???; Martin Scorsese catches zzzzs at last night’s Oscars; Justin Bieber surprises fan w/$100,000 check in support of her mental health advocacy; Roche drug test fails in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease study; A restaurant that opened early to serve 3-year old cancer patient her favorite meal; An emotionally distressed Shannen Doherty; The continuing rise in number of coronavirus cases (including 60+ more on cruise ship in Japan)…and deaths (over 900).

Fashion/Beauty

L Brands nears sale of Victoria’s Secret to private equity firm – deal could be announced as soon as this week?; Versace becomes latest fashion powerhouse to make donation to fight coronavirus; Tiffany launches pop-up shop w/Flowerbx in time for Valentine’s Day; Marc Jacobs sells off remaining contents of his West Village townhouse; Cindy Crawford’s son get face tattoo; The 20 best and worst dressed celebrities at last night’s Oscars.

Fitness/Diet

Going once, going twice….Half of Bikram Choudhury’s luxury car collection heads to auction block to raise money for disgraced yoga master’s alleged victims, creditors, others; Canadian woman sets new world record by holding plank for 4 hours, 19 minutes, 55 seconds; Equinox secures new funding to build more luxury gym locations, beef up digital presence; Halle Berry announces first-ever fitness collection; A stretching guide for people who sit all day long; The NYPD group that has collectively lost 3,000 pounds.

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