Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - December 19, 2018

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Interest rate hike today?; Likely…and Fed expected to signal fewer hikes ahead; Elon Musk gives first look at his ‘underground highway’; Krispy Kreme gets into holiday spirit (gingerbread glazed donuts); Blue Apron now a penny stock; You may soon be able to use your cell phone bill to boost your credit score?; Popeyes selling Emotional Support Chickens to relieve holiday travel stress [genius marketing!]; Frequency of holiday spam calls rising, rising, rising (up 129% this season compared to same time last year); America’s cheese reserves – breaking records; Mary Poppins Returns‘a truck full of sugar can’t make this uplift go down’??

HEALTH & WELLNESS

GE Healthcare kickstarting spinoff…creating one of world’s largest pharma giants; Amazon’s vision for future of health care becoming clear; Oat milk prices impossibly high–cases of Oatly selling for upwards for $200 on Amazon???; Pros and cons of the weighted blanket [Good present for your Secret Santa, Ellen]; Habits of people who never get sick; Everything you need to know about distinct qualities of Irish butter; Ben & Jerry’s newest vegan flavor [spoiler alert: Coconutterly Caramel’d].

FASHION/BEAUTY

Clothing retailers feel pre-Christmas chill slicing through their margins? Never ending sales?; Rob Lowe models w/lookalike sons for wife’s new men’s jewelry line; Millennials don’t want to smell like celebrities anymore; How to wear glitter makeup w/out looking like a disco ball; What the sensual product looks like when a luxe lingerie brand starts making athleisure; Ronan Farrow’s formal adult onesie; Glamlite Cosmetics’ pizza eyeshadow palette.

FITNESS/DIET

London launches 5-year plan to entice more people to fall in love w/cycling; Orangetheory tests pop-up gyms inside hotels [First stop: Boca Raton Resort and Club]; New study sheds light on great running shoe debate (thin vs. thick sole); Drop in Lululemon stock–good ‘entry point’ for investors?; How to prevent festive weight gain w/out exercising; What a balanced diet actually looks like; Why you shouldn’t make these 5 specific diet resolutions [Don’t set yourself up for failure!]; Biggest home fitness innovations of the year.

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