“Markle’s Sparkle”: a special cannabis strain created by Meghan Markle’s 25-year old pot-growing nephew, to capitalize on the wedding everyone’s talking about, but that he wasn’t invited to.

Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - April 17, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

It’s Tax Day–filing tips and freebies/deals; U.S. retail sales rebound in sign consumer weakness fading; Netflix surges on big subscriber gains; George and Amal Clooney staying in “illegal transient hotel” in Soho; Gold doing something we haven’t seen in five years?; Domino’s now delivers to 150,000 outdoor ‘hotspots’ (beaches and other destinations that don’t have traditional addresses); American Express launches new card for jet-setters–w/$450 annual fee; Higher credit scores (per new scoring rules); Sour Patch Kids…ice cream?; A $388,000 engagement ring from…Costco??; You can now take a road trip on a tour bus built for rock stars.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Amazon shelves plans to sell drugs to hospitals; New research says people w/most common type of lung cancer may be able to improve survival rate w/immunotherapy; Drug overdoses tied to 24-fold rise in organ transplants; How to safely eat world’s hottest chili pepper; Why going barefoot can help your well-being; Potential harm caused by former habits (smoking, partying, tanning, etc.); Mushroom coffee – the latest latte trend; Hole new way to fill cavities; White Castle’s vegetarian Impossible Slider; Kale vodka

FITNESS/DIET

Desiree Linden makes history – first American woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985!; Just Salad, a fast casual brand w/more than 30 locations, launches $99 Unlimited Bowl; New York City’s first cold-workout studio readies to open in May; Dietician warns how easy it is to overeat healthy snacks; Best waterproof fitness trackers (since summer is coming – eventually?!?); Iron-rich foods you need to add to your diet; Cooking oil that’s best for weight loss; The bionic woman who skis, bikes, and helps others thrive after paralysis.

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