Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 11, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

The Numbers Are In: Oscar viewership hits all-time low — down almost 6 million from last year alone?!; What say you, Ricky Gervais?; Prosecutors slam Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, release daughter’s fake crew resume; Carlos Ghosn reportedly hires legendary agent Michael Ovitz for TV, film deals; SoftBank-backed Brandless, the pioneering Amazon alternative, shuts down; Westminster Dog Show delivers furry finale (tonight) – who will get Best in Show?; A new club that will help you save money at some of trendiest hotels in world; The world’s first no-chairlift ski resort (opening this weekend); Best non-flower bouquets for Valentine’s Day (Friday); Mega-mall merger.

Health & Wellness

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000 in mainland China (including record 108 just yesterday)…outbreak may infect 500,000 there before it peaks?; KIND Snacks expands into four new food categories, including frozen desserts; Embattled Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes wants all 11 charges (nine counts, wire fraud; two counts, conspiracy) dismissed, case thrown out?!?!?!; How to properly disinfect your airplane seat if worried about coronavirus, flu, colds, germs; Why bats don’t get sick even though they carry so many viruses; What you need to know about quinoa; How to cook and prepare farro; Smoked Salmon Candy.


Prince Harry getting hair-thickening treatment to slow baldness?; Plastic surgery inspired by filters and photo editing (aka “Snapchat Dysmorphia”) showing no signs slowing down; Furry shoes having…moment; Why Columbia’s footwear business is finally taking off; How Apple killed Swiss watch industry; The most famous jacket in Levi’s history (crown jewel of exhibition opening this week in San Francisco); A rapidly-growing market for clothing rentals (projected $2.5 billion by 2023).


How’s that comeback coming along, Under Armour? Next earnings report (today) could offer clues to its progress; Barry’s Bootcamp debuting new spin concept amid rumors of a sale; Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s daughter Simone beginning WWE training to become 4th-gen wrestler; On-demand fitness spending spiking (and consumers sticking w/it longer than traditional gyms); ClassPass ‘squeezing fitness studios to the point of death’??; A guy who took up CrossFit and lost 98 pounds in one year; The sneakers that consistently get compared to ‘walking on clouds’; An unbelievably ripped Mr. Universe (after some 42 years of training).

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