Editor’s top 5 web picks: Fresh corn, spring cleaning, Colorado ski season & more
1. Learn about the tastiness of fresh corn and try a new recipe.
According to The Kitchen Diva, “Sweet corn is sold by color, not variety. Our colors are white, yellow and bi-color (white and yellow mixed). Sweet corn has been bred to have higher levels of natural sugars, one of the reasons it is so popular.”
2. Learn about Twenty2Cycles, a Colorado business that builds bikes by hand.
“Twenty2Cycles now has a fabricating shop and retail store located at 2026 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs, specializing in custom- and stock-designed bicycles for both road and trail surfaces,” reported John Stroud. “Models include both road and mountain bikes, including 29-inch and 29-plus frames, mountain cross, ever-popular fat bikes, and cyclocross bikes.”
3. Learn about rejuvenating your home this spring.
According to Kim Nicoletti, “Unused, worn-out items, unorganized stacks of important papers and dirty windows subtly create stress; the brain registers it as work to be done, which can lead to emotional wear and tear. It’s like a heavily weighing to do list, and the low-grade, chronic stress it causes can actually lead to illness or a sense of disease.”
4. Learn about the dangers of high blood sugar.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control’s 2014 national diabetes statistics, 9.3 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes — 29.1 million people — more than a quarter of whom are not yet diagnosed,” wrote Shauna Farnell. “The thing is, even the thin, active and young can contract type 1 diabetes. If you are someone who regularly experiences a “sugar crash” after the rare splurge of soda or candy, it could be a sign that you’re prediabetic.”
5. Learn about Arapahoe Basin’s extended ski season!
According to ski-area officials: “After reporting nearly 50 inches of snow in May, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will extend the Colorado ski and ride season for at least one bonus weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 12-14. The ski area originally planned to close on Sunday, June 7, but winter reappeared in mid-April, dropping over 84 inches of snow on the ski area since April 16.”
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