Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 16, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Ugly March leads into hideous April for retail as sales slip record 8.7% (biggest monthly drop since 1992); Emirates begins rapid pre-boarding COVID-19 testing at Dubai airport; Apple unveils new budget iPhone ($399; pre-sales start tomorrow); Cinemark offers look at movie-going post coronavirus; Lyft tapping more drivers to help w/delivery of essential items; Cookie Monster hosting ‘snack chats’ to cheer up kids (and give parents a break); $1 gas coming soon to station near you?; A new Netflix dating show called Too Hot to Handle (For you, Ruth, because we know how much you enjoyed Love is Blind); The best supermarket pizza sauce; Walmart’s 7-Up Cake.

Health & Wellness

Criminals all over world using pandemic as way to weasel out of prison time; Supplements maker Balance of Nature making false coronavirus claims; Americans lonelier than ever; Breathing exercises – help you get through coronavirus?; What excessive drinking does to immune system (Consider these non-alcoholic cocktail recipes for your next virtual Happy Hour, Rob.); How arts and crafts can help your mental health; The vegan ice cream bars – from KIND – that we’ll be buying (hitting shelves in June); A memoir from Alex Trebek (coming out in July) that we’ll be reading; Three styles of coping.


Any interest in buying one of Joe Exotic’s signature sequin shirts featured on Tiger King? Bidding starts at $650!; Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James gets slammed for misleading teacher dress “giveaway” (looks like it was marketing ploy/cheap way to collect email addresses from target demo); Zoom revives waist-up look first popularized in 1930s; A big surge in digital fashion (apps and platforms); The return of sweater sets.


Age, obesity – biggest risk factors for COVID-19 hospitalization?; Gold’s Gym permanently closing 30 of its locations; Under Armour, Nike bringing in new executives; Wellness company suing Lululemon for trademark infringement — Align vs. Aliign?; A gym owner who gave out $40,000 of equipment to members so they could work out from home; The 99-year old British veteran who raised $9 million for health service by walking laps.

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