Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 6, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

As burgers disappear, Beyond Meat swings to profit and Impossible Burger makes debut at 1,700 Kroger stores; Disney earnings plummet more than 90% as coronavirus wipes out more than $1 billion; Consumer debt hits record $14.3 trillion; “Reverse” airplane seats – could be new way to fly?; Ultra-rich now buying ‘Pandemic Passports’ so they can move to safer countries; Counterfeiters taking advantage of crisis to sell fake or nonexistent masks and other goods; Home tours going virtual, but anyone buying?; How COVID-19 has changed consumer spending around world (and how coronavirus is making business more human); When travel is expected to resume (another 18-24 months); A new online resource for pregnant women, ‘It Starts With Mom’; The best Mother’s Day flowers you can order online; ‘Pancake Cereal’

Fashion/Beauty

Lord & Taylor getting ready to liquidate, like, now?; Elsa Peretti creates special edition bone cuffs for Tiffany & Co. to mark her 80th birthday; Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet launches job platform for creatives; Louis Vuitton offers customizable e-cards for Mother’s Day (free!); How often to replace loofahs and other shower accessories during COVID-19; Why you’ve got quarantine skin and what to do about it (We may try Kate Somerville’s new Recovery Cream); Every painstaking step that goes into making an Hermès riding saddle.

Fitness/Diet

Is one workout better than multiple, shorter workouts while you’re stuck at home?; Outdoor circuits, credited w/bringing exercise to millions of Europeans in late 1970s, making COVID-19-induced comeback; Planet Fitness donating pizza to healthcare heroes on frontline; Organizers of Portland’s annual Naked Bike Ride saying show must go on, encouraging participants to strip down, hop on, and ride at their convenience?; How to get full body workout with jump rope (fun and effective); Why resistance bands are as good as free weights; An Olympic-bound climber who turned her house into her own jungle gym; The best at-home spin bikes at every price point.

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