Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - March 17, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Green pancakes this morning…topped w/Lucky Charms? Green donut? Maybe a Shamrock Frappuccino? Corned beef and cabbage tonight? Wash it down with Irish whiskey? Beer? Oh, wait … we’re in coronavirus hell …  losing money, jobs, sanity as our lives go on hiatus … and the worst is yet to come? Possible recession on horizon? Depression?; Amazon looking to hire 100,000 more employees to keep up w/surge in orders; Some stores (including Stop & Shop and Dollar General) offering ‘elderly hours’ to help protect senior shoppers; Where Goldman Sachs predicts stock market will bottom out; Why now’s a good time to do annual retirement plan checkup (Good piece, Kerry); What documents (and other information) you should have readily accessible, like, now; A new stock acronym for coronavirus-fueled panic; The 10 most recession-resistant cities for 2020.

Health & Wellness

A shot in the arm (if it works)! Researchers testing first experimental COVID-19 vaccine on human volunteers; Telemedicine companies struggling to serve ‘extreme volumes’ of patients as coronavirus calls surge; Fears leading to blood drive cancellations at ‘unprecedented’ rates in U.S.; Popular anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen – make coronavirus worse?; What you should eat to strengthen your immune system; How coronavirus behaves inside your body; The devastating effect social distancing could have on people with depression; A man who celebrated 67th wedding anniversary outside his wife’s nursing home.

Fashion/Beauty

Is it safe to rent clothes during the coronavirus outbreak?; Prada donates intensive care units to Milan hospitals to fight coronavirus; Amal Clooney’s sister takes heat for selling luxury face masks amid pandemic; Met Gala gets “postponed indefinitely”; When your job is to touch people’s hands….; What the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic will mean for luxury brands.

Fitness/Diet

As many gyms and fitness clubs go dark (from Orangetheory, SoulCycle, Gold’s Gym to Equinox), some, like Planet Fitness, offering free online classes to all (including non-members); Streaming workout services extending free trial periods to attract new customers (Peloton for 90 days!); Tom Brady – anyone? anyone? annnnyone?; Why you should be making quarterly resolutions to reach your fitness goals; How not to eat all your quarantine snacks in first two days; A test run of Hoka’s TenNine, its craziest shoe yet; The best store-bought keto coffee creamers.

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