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).


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.


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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