Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - May 26, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

After more than 2 months of all-electronic trading, NYSE reopens floor today…what will it look like?; Target selling products directly on Instagram in big push to expand online sales; Rental car companies offering up good deals on used cars; Amazon planning summer sale to lure shoppers back from competitors; Americans raiding retirement accounts; What we’re currently spending money on (and where we’re saving); How our vacation habits are changing as cabin fever sets in; The companies that plan to make working from home the new normal (as in forever); An Airbnb exodus (likely); Aggressive rats (happening now).

Health & Wellness

 

Now that we’ve come to the understanding that we’ll be wearing things on our faces for a while (and have sorta gotten used to it), should we mix things up and buy a face shield? May make social interactions easier than face mask?; More Americans taking drugs for anxiety and insomnia; Mental health apps drawing wave of new users; Seniors feeling discouraged, isolated – some wondering whether their lives even have value???; The risks of 14 summer activities – from camping to dining out, rated; A hazmat-inspired suit that could protect party animals.

Fashion/Beauty

Fashion runway shows? That’s so last year! Gucci, Saint Laurent leave aggressive fashion calendar behind, move away from see-now, buy-now; Anna Bulgari, heiress to Italian jewelry dynasty Bvlgari, dies at 93; Venus Williams serves up new skincare (two mineral sunscreen products); Lord & Taylor – still has pulse?; An itsy bitsy, teenie weenie Fashion Nova bikini; A booming market for online fashion resale; Quarantine jewelry.

Fitness/Diet

For a company that bills itself as a caring, feel-good “be your best self” wellness corporation, what do you think about Weight Watchers firing a bunch of long-time staffers via audio-only Zoom calls??; Nike turns to LeBron James to carry out its latest message about how sports can teach us about hope and perseverance when times are tough; Lance Armstrong’s Tour de F-Bomb in ESPN documentary riles up critics; Peloton plans cheaper version of its $2000 bike??! ?; Reebok’s ‘Fitness Masks of the Future’; Oprah’s XXL cabbage; Proscecco Pilates.

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