Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 13, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Twitter employees can work from home forever…howz about the rest of us? And if we never go back to the office, what does this mean to transit, restaurants, shops…commercial real estate?; Uber places order for Grubhub in all-stock bid; Disney fast-tracks Hamilton film to Disney+ on July 3; Grocery costs jump most in 46 years (led by rising prices for meat and eggs) Airlines on brink of bankruptcy – what happens to your miles, airline credit card, etc. if belly up?; New York City’s Broadway going to remain dark at least through Labor Day; Couples turning to ‘minimonies’ to salvage wedding plans; Young investors piling into stocks; Used car prices falling, but deals may not last?; How to scrounge up rent money; What to know if considering breaking lease; An alarming drop in consumer prices; A taste test of all 15 flavors of….Spam.

Health & Wellness

Johns Hopkins offering free contact tracing course for those who want to learn more about it; Oprah launching free online wellness seminars; What to know before donating plasma to coronavirus patients; Why positive COVID-19 antibody test doesn’t mean much of anything yet; The Japanese retailer offering free meditation and calligraphy classes online; An online forum for those who want to pretend to be….ants (could be therapeutic?); A possible bankruptcy for GNC.

Fashion/Beauty

Goodbye, Lipstick Index; Hello, Mascara Index?; JCPenney in talks for $450 million loan as eyes Friday bankruptcy filing; Ikea’s trademark shopping bag gets turned into wearable face mask; Buzzed and bleached – summer’s big quarantine hair trend?; How to wear overalls w/out looking like overgrown 5-year old (we can’t but maybe you can); Why Barbour jacket (Supreme or not) is ultimate investment piece; A new social platform called Squadded Shopping Party that encourages users to shop online w/people in their network; The candle that allegedly smells like Harry Styles; 7-Eleven…sneakers.

Fitness/Diet

Equinox unveils reopening plan which comes w/ramped up cleaning and sanitation…and health checks…and contactless features…and limited hours…and…and…; Theragun relaunches with new name, products in effort to expand beyond its fitness roots, appeal to non-athletes for treatment of non-fitness related pain (such as everyday muscle tension); Under Armour – problems; How fitness phenomenon The Class by Taryn Toomey went from boutique studio to global stage; What it’s like to work out w/virtual personal trainer; Five exercises to offset all that sitting…

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