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Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - July 22, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

After a scorching weekend across many parts of U.S. (and at least six heat-related deaths), Mother Nature turns her attention (again) to Europe – time to dial up the air conditioners and fans?!?; Stock market investors brace for Dow’s busiest week of earnings; The Lion King soars w/$185 million opening in U.S.; Tainted alcohol in Costa Rica kills 19 people over past several weeks?!?!?!; General Mills betting that kids, older people will bring cereal back; Lindsey Vonn helping girls learn STEM; ZZ Top celebrating 50 years together; Influencers – going to have to shift tactics to make money?; The seductive magic of restaurant bathroom candles; A ban on smoking at world’s busiest airport; Valuable pennies (worth up to $200,000) that might be in your pocket…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sleeping in hot bedroom leads to sleep disturbances and maybe even…nightmares? That explains ex reappearing in dream last night even tho AC set…to 66°???!!!; Funko CEO betting people want to unplug, get away from screen, interact w/actual human beings, and play a game; Avocado prices skyrocketing (highest for July in at least decade); Meatless meat – becoming ‘cult’ market?; The risky anti-aging pill some men are now taking; A rare public appearance by Val Kilmer amid ongoing throat cancer battle; Alex Trebek’s 79th birthday.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Has Project Runway run its course? Ratings down = time’s up?; Online lingerie retailer ThirdLove coming for marketshare, testing first retail store this week in NYC; Tiffany & Co. opening largest-ever exhibition in Shanghai to showcase some of brand’s most iconic pieces over past 180+ years; Jennifer Lopez’s famous Versace dress coming back…in sneaker form?; The ugly shirt worn by Tommy Fleetwood at British Open; An early runway retirement for Hailey Baldwin (possibly); A new makeup line inspired…by ice cream.

FITNESS/DIET

Coffee chains serving iced drinks with how much sugar? As much as 66.4 grams??; Big brands like K-Swiss and Nike jumping on lucrative esports bandwagon; Pivot taking on Peloton in home fitness (just raised $17 million); Weight Watchers stock – up because interest in keto diet ‘could be fading’??; The Irish golfer – Shane Lowry – who just captured his first major title; A new world record for men’s 100-meter breaststroke set by British swimmer Adam Peaty (56.88!).

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