Kathy Fortson

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August 2013

Colorado resorts brace for marijuana tourism

Colorado's ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high.<p>Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over. …

Testosterone may make men likely to get the flu, study finds

Just in time for flu season’s peak, science may have figured out a reason why some men make wimpy, needy patients compared to women when it comes to infectious diseases.<p>A report released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) links testosterone levels with response to …

The Top 13 Education Stories Of 2013

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>2013 was a year of experimentation for educators. No longer content with today’s admittedly broken models of college …

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the 40 highest-paying jobs that don't require workers to have a four-year college degree. Each has an annual salary of at least $58,000.<p>The median annual wages listed are calculated to include hourly, weekly, and …

Employment

ObamaCare, Doctor Shortage To Spur $2 Billion Telehealth Market

The business of treating patients via telehealth in the U.S. will dramatically increase to nearly $2 billion in revenue within five years due to a confluence of events in the health care industry from doctor shortages to provider payment changes under the Affordable Care Act.<p>A new report from …

Nobody Knows Exactly How Fast The Economy Is Growing

The economy grew really quickly this summer. At least, that's the government's best guess for now.<p>The BEA said Friday that GDP rose at an annual rate of 4.1 percent between July and September. That's the highest it has been in years. But in its previous estimate for summer growth, the government …

Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care …

Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

2013 Was A Fantastic Year For The Republican Party

Let's turn back the clocks 365 days. It's the end of December 2012 and President Obama has just been handily reelected with Democrats easily retaining control of the Senate. The fiscal cliff is coming up and Democrats have all the leverage. On January 1, all of the Bush tax cuts expire. A few …

The Recommender: Lori Hoffman, The Dancing Queen

<b>Name:</b> Lori Hoffman <b><br>Role at Fast Company:</b> Managing Editor <b><br>Twitter:</b> @ly_hoffman <b><br>Titillating Fact:</b> When Lori was 10 years old, she won a dance contest at a preteen hangout called Club Soda in her hometown of Wappingers Falls, NY. “It was one of those contests where the judges would tap you on the …