Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 13, 2015) |

Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 13, 2015)

Compiled by Caitlin Row
The Breckenridge Police Department is working closely with local lodges, hotels and HOAs to educate housekeeping staff about the effects of marijuana edibles. In the past year, several hotel employees have visited the hospital after accidentally eating edibles left behind by guests.
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1. Learn about new ways to exercise in winter.

“If you thought snowboarding was the last innovation in the field of winter sports, think again,” wrote Rosanna Turner. “Sports like snowskating, snow biking and ski mountaineering all take activities traditionally done in the summer and add a fresh, frozen twist to them so they can be enjoyed in the winter as well.”

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2. Learn about what’s dividing the U.S. beef industry.

According to Mike McGraw and Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media: “The federal ‘beef checkoff’ mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. That adds up to about $80 million a year nationwide, money that is supposed to be used to convince us to buy more beef. Nobody in the beef industry argues much about that idea. Checkoff officials say a recent study calculated that every dollar collected by the checkoff delivers $11.20 in return. Among its successes is a series of iconic commercials known as ‘Beef, it’s what’s for dinner.’”

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3. Learn about how edible marijuana is impacting some Colorado hotels.

“In the past year, employees from a handful of Summit County lodges have visited the hospital after accidentally eating marijuana edibles, according to the Breckenridge Police Department,” wrote Phil Lindeman. “The department does not yet track individual cases, but marijuana resource officer Caitlin Kontak says ‘at least several’ employees or their family members have sought medical help for edibles. When paired with concerns over youth abuse and prevention, they have fast become one of the cannabis industry’s most controversial and polarizing products.”

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4. Learn about interior design trends popular in 2015.

According to author Jasmine Listou Bible: “If Pantone has anything to do with it, things are about to get a lot more sophisticated. They announced the 2015 Color of the Year to be Marsala, a wine-hued swatch with brown undertones, which seems to be a logical name, given that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines marsala as “a fortified Sicilian wine,” named after the town of Marsala in Sicily.”

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5 Learn about the Dash diet, which was developed to lower blood pressure.

The Kitchen Diva wrote: “The key to the DASH plan is portion size and a wide variety of foods with proper nutrients. The food is delicious, whole and healthy. It’s more than a plan; it’s a way to respect and care for our bodies while enjoying a good meal.”

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