Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - March 24, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

As millions of Americans lose their jobs, opportunities open up at places like Amazon….Walmart….Domino’sPizza Hut…Walgreens…CVS…and others to meet coronavirus demand; Zillow and Redfin suspend home-buying; Gas prices drop to next-to-nothing – under $1.00/gallon soon?; Audible offering free audiobooks for kids stuck at home; MasterClass launching free live Q&A sessions; Facebook seeing 70% increase in Messenger group video calls; Grocery delivery apps seeing record downloads; Time to bring back copper, long-known for its antimicrobial properties?; What to buy when your grocery store is out of pasta, beans, juice, and other staples; How to order wine while in quarantine (and how to host virtual Happy Hour, which we were just talking about yesterday, Hope); When Bill Gates predicts we can reopen the economy.

Health & Wellness

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days??; CDC launches coronavirus bot to help take strain off healthcare system; Volunteers from Amazon, Apple, Google build coronavirus-tracking site (took them just 6 days); Elon Musk donates ventilators to California; CVS receipts and wet wipes as toilet paper?; How coronavirus is affecting those w/OCD and anxiety disorders; Why reaching out to older people in social isolation is an imperative; What it’s like to raise newborn in self-isolation; An etiquette guide to saying no to social obligations in era of social distancing; A really high ‘attack rate’ in New York, New Jersey (five times higher than rest of country); The oldest woman to recover from coronavirus in Italy.


Will wearing rock crystal jewelry make you feel better?; Nordstrom suspends dividend, halts buybacks, taps credit; Neiman Marcus considers bankruptcy to ease crushing debt load; Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet pledges to help supply hospital gowns; What designers are doing to stay sane and entertained while at home; How to maintain your brows at home; A review of the new skincare brand – Versed – that beauty enthusiasts are googling.


Craving carbs and sleeping badly while social distancing? So are we…; Consumer interest on Yelp soars 344% for home-fitness equipment; ‘See 10, Do 10’ push-up challenge goes viral; Belly fat – can lead to sudden attack of pancreatitis?; How exercise affects immune system and what’s right amount of exercise you should be doing during pandemic; Why there’s no such thing as an ideal weight; The 26-year-old yoga instructor on her harrowing experience w/coronavirus; An uphill battle for Planet Fitness (shares off by more than 60% over past month); Game over, 2020 Olympics.

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