Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 11, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

What’s up with the stock market? Going to keep rallying despite all the grim economic news?; Amtrak becomes latest transportation entity to require passengers to wear face masks; Apple starts to reopen stores in U.S.; Online used-car seller Vroom files for IPO – anyone care?; Online funeral services taking off; Contactless credit cards gaining traction; RV sales soaring; What you should do with your points and miles; How new college grads can prepare for a COVID-19 job market; The economic expert with the perfect record calling recessions who is betting this one will be over by end of 2020; A Wharton professor who thinks 2021 could be ‘boom year’…

Health & Wellness

Would you deliberately infect yourself w/COVID-19 to save others? More than 14,000 people say YES; Market for blood plasma from coronavirus survivors heats up; Hospitals resume elective procedures; Eyes – key focal point of infection for this thing?; How sending hand-written letters can help you unplug and connect with loved ones offline; Why starting gratitude journal is one of most rewarding gifts you can give yourself; A subscription box that sends you food from popular restaurants around country – and helps healthcare workers at same time; The restaurant in Amsterdam that’s serving four-course vegetarian menu to guests in ‘quarantine greenhouses’

Fashion/Beauty

Top fashion houses showing latest styles in ‘Animal Crossing’?; The Gap facing legal action after failing to pay rent on its Times Square store; Rent the Runway taking new measures to protect its employees; Ulta Beauty reopening bunch of stores today – some even offering hair services?; A new memoir written by Leonard Lauder about his mother, Estée, and how she built beauty empire; An age-defying Vera Wang (She’s 70?!); The lingerie list for May.

Fitness/Diet

Michael Jordan’s signature Air Jordan sneakers from 1985 going to sell for $300,000? $400,000? $500,000? Online auction runs until May 17th; Peloton’s head of marketing steps down on heels of strong membership growth (and surge in stock); Zurich-based running shoe brand On launches first-ever streetwear sneaker (The Cloudnova); How overeating affects your body; Why women gain weight during menopause (and how to control it); An inside look at Elon Musk’s diet and exercise routine; A review of Hoka’s new Clifton Edge.

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