Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 22, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Meltdown in oil continues….which U.S. oil companies most at risk?; Netflix blows away subscriber expectations (adds nearly 16 million new ones in first quarter), but warns about tough road ahead; Facebook invests $5.7 billion in India’s Reliance Jio; Snapchat’s resurgence continues; Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement to play in Tampa Bay w/Tom Brady; Guy Fieri making takeout edition of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (first one airs Friday); May Kay Letourneau looking for love online — “age-appropriate” only?; What air travel could look like in post-pandemic world (interesting seat arrangements); Why now is ‘best time’ to start business; A four-year old messaging app we’ve never heard of that’s blowing up amid pandemic; The recipe you’ve been waiting for that’s finally here: IKEA Swedish Meatballs.

Health & Wellness

Second wave coming??? And could be deadlier???; FDA approves first at-home coronavirus diagnostic test; Marriott rolls out ‘hospital-grade disinfectant’ in hotels for next-level cleanliness; Demi Lovato launches mental health fund for crisis counseling; How to prevent back pain when working from home; Why your ceiling fan may be ruining your sleep; A rise in accidental poisonings from disinfectants.

Fashion/Beauty

Face masks could eventually challenge sneakers?; Video calls driving rise in plastic surgery consultations; Macy’s needing Miracle on 34th Street (looking to raise as much as $5 billion in debt to avoid bankruptcy); Why social distancing inspiring bold, bright at-home dye jobs (blues, pinks, purples); How to tie dye shirts, shoes, and other stuff; A Louis Vuitton-inspired vase (designed to hold flowers or houseplants); The weird fashion trend you never saw coming (Spoiler Alert: pilgrim collars).

Fitness/Diet

Treat anxiety w/fitness or…medication?; Peloton (which NBCUniversal just sold huge stake in) begins streaming live classes from its instructors’ homes today; VanMoof introduces new electric bikes (S3 getting good reviews); The controversial Olympic medalist who went viral for mimicking swimming strokes while on kitchen countertop; An $8 cooler fanny pack that fits water…a coupla beers…OR…an entire bottle of wine (!!).

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