Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 20, 2015) |

Top 5 web-only stories this week (Feb. 20, 2015)

Compiled by Caitlin Row
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1. Learn about tattoos and other body modifications.

“Permanent body modifications, like tattoos or piercings, have been worn by men and women for thousands of years; yet these types of skin decor haven’t always been widely accepted in the U.S.,” reported Caitlin Row. “In many cases, tattoos and facial piercings have even been seen as taboo or off-putting. Yet, within the last two decades (and especially within the last 10 years) body modifications are more common, especially with younger people under 40.”

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2. Learn about how spicing up your food has health benefits.

According to The Kitchen Diva: “Besides being zesty and hot, intense and complex, and even lovely to look at, herbs and spices have proven health benefits. In addition to preventive attributes, they also may be effective in managing, if not curing, chronic disease. When using spices and herbs, a little goes a long way toward receiving their antioxidant benefits.”

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3. Learn about Colorado craft brews.

“Ninkasi Brewing Co. recently partnered with C.R. Goodman Companies to bring its lineup of craft beer offerings statewide to Colorado,” wrote Krista Driscoll. “Ninkasi’s diverse portfolio of beers includes year-round craft lagers, the perfect pairing after an active day on the trail, river or mountain.”

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4. Learn about drug use in Colorado schools.

According to Katie Kuntz of Rocky Mountain PBS I-News: “The first months of legal recreational marijuana in Colorado saw a jump in drug policy violations in the state’s public schools, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis of Department of Education data has found.”

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5. Learn about Colorado’s low vaccination rate.

“While Colorado has reported only a handful of cases in recent months, it is tied with West Virginia and Ohio for the nation’s lowest vaccination rate against the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” reported Will Grandbois.

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