Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 27, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

The closure of meat producing plants across U.S. and the unsettling experience of seeing empty shelves at supermarkets everywhere has many Americans wondering—we gonna run out of food?; Zoom scrambles to make privacy and security fixes as Facebook crashes its party w/new video calling features; Trader Joe’s warns consumers about fake $250 coupons circulating online; Credit card issuers cutting credit limits without warning; Americans adopting more puppies (Chewy cashing in); Kegs going…bad; Homebuyers – looking for price cuts?; A big week for earnings (all eyes on tech); The stocks that will thrive in post-coronavirus world (according to experts); Kit Kat Ice Cream Bars; ‘Depression Cake’…

Health & Wellness

The Gates Foundation now putting all of its resources toward fighting coronavirus; Companies turning to new sanitation protocols (including UV light scanning) to protect workers from COVID-19; Hawaii considering ankle monitors for quarantined visitors?; What to know about COVID-19 tests (antibody, nasal swab, saliva testing); Why no one’s talking about “immunity passports” anymore; A non-profit grocery delivery service started by teenager to safely deliver groceries to those who need it most (elderly, immunocompromised, and at-risk community members); The researcher looking at breast milk for key coronavirus antibodies; ‘Quarantine Fatigue’.

Fashion/Beauty

Investors challenging Neiman Marcus bankruptcy loan, pushing for sale — what say you, Hudson’s Bay?; Salon owners and independent stylists adding “COVID-19 fees” into pricing structure; Influencers (and others) sneaking in injectables despite lockdown; The two materials most effective for homemade masks (Spoiler Alert: cotton and chiffon).

Fitness/Diet

Contactless check-ins. Waivers. Masks. Temperature checks. Wondering what your gym might look like when it reopens?; New York Sports Clubs finally puts money back in pockets of New Yorkers who were being illegally charged for unusable gym memberships; Peloton stock pops after reporting largest class ever; The incredibly successful Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach), who recently became Guinness World Record holder after one his classes was watched by nearly one million people; A new VR fitness app that lets you train on top of a mountain.

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