Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - March 5, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Coronavirus fears continue…cancelled flights, conferences/trade shows, social events…movie postponements…school and university closings (shut down in Italy through March 15th) and more as global death toll rises; Starbucks suspends use of personal cups and tumblers at its stores; Consumers rush to refinance (lowest mortgage rates since 2012); Legendary publisher Simon & Schuster up for sale; Reddit – the gospel of personal finance??; Dixie Chicks releasing first album in 14 years; Mick Jagger returning to acting (first role in 19 years); How to make hand sanitizer at home w/vodka or rubbing alcohol; What you need to buy for your home emergency kit if quarantined; The one number that determines if you can retire today; A common household item that’s landing more pets in ER; Coronavirus travel facts (both scary and reassuring); Real IDs, explained.

Fitness/Diet

Oh, so now you tell me..it’s not the diet soda that’s causing the weight gain…it’s the diet soda and the fries–combined??; Hoka ONE ONE makes running shoes so big you can’t even drive in them; Celeb trainer Tracy Anderson gets engaged to boyfriend Chris Asplundh; Outdoor yoga….with lemurs?; A woman who ran off 150 pounds after her son exposed her soda habit in college paper; The dangerous diets young women are doing to get skinny for Spring Break.

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