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August 26, 2016

Ladies: Sunday, August 28th is “#GoTopless” Day In Support Of Gender Equality

Obama_speaks_on_women_equality_day_2016On Sunday, August 28, 2016, people in cities around the world are invited to stand up for a women’s right to go topless in public by participating in a #GoTopless activity near them.

According to gotopless.org, GoTopless Day always falls at the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day,  which occurs every year on August 26. It was on August 26, 1920, that women earned their right to vote on the basis of Gender Equality. In 1971, the US Congress has made August 26 into a nationally recognized date and named it “Women’s Equality Day.” The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

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Happy #NationalDogDay from @AskPatty to all Dogs and Dog Lovers! #MakeADogsDay

AP_Pet_Travel_Tips-1-GettyImages_510339315We're a pet-friendly website here at AskPatty, and we appreciate our loving and loyal dogs, just as much as we know our readers do!

Subaru also believes that dogs make every day special, so they never stop looking for new ways to #MakeADogsDay. Whether it's a day at the doggy spa, time in a massage chair, playing on the slide, getting belly rubs, or playing in the mud, we can all think of special activities that our dogs enjoy.

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Are You An Annoying Lane Changer?

Changing_lanes-Kelly_Williams-iStock_39725986-StarflamediaAs drivers, it always seems like the lane beside us is moving quicker -- especially when commuting during rush hour.

A number of years ago I did a piece for a television show called The Fifth Estate. In this piece I had to drive from downtown Toronto, up around the top of the city, and then back to downtown changing lanes as often as I thought I could to gain ground. In a one-hour drive, I made 60 lane changes while the other driver made only 20 and I arrived four minutes ahead of the other driver. So obviously changing lanes doesn’t gain much, I probably annoyed every driver around me, and it increased my chances of having a crash.

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August 25, 2016

AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Don’t Let Dogs Ride Loose In Pickup Truck Beds.

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The hot metal can burn a dog's paws, the sun and flying debris can hurt the dog, the dog can accidentally be thrown out of the truck if the brakes are suddenly applied, and the dog can jump out if scared or upon seeing something interesting to chase. Instead, use a crate to create a safer space for your dog if you can't fit the dog inside the truck cab -- and make sure to include lots of fresh water.

Get all eight Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs here at AskPatty.com

 

August 23, 2016

What's the Deal with Nitrogen in Tires?

NitrogenTiresBlogMost times, when we go to get our oil changed or tires serviced, we’re offered nitrogen for our tires for an upcharge. If you’ve ever wondered if you should say yes, here are some facts to help you make your decision.

Nitrogen is commonly used to inflate tires that take a beating: NASCAR and Formula1 racing tires, heavy-duty farm equipment tires, military vehicle tires. The reason they use nitrogen is that it performs better at holding air pressure (providing your tires and rims are in good shape). Racing teams like 100% nitrogen because the gas doesn’t support the presence of moisture or combustion. In short, it helps keep the tires from overheating.

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AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Take Action to Save Lives

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KidsAndCars.org reminds everybody if you see a child or pet alone in a car, don't wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return: immediately call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

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August 22, 2016

Wacky Driving Laws

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Nothing can be more embarrassing than having to phone your attorney from Alaska for legal assistance in escaping a fine for lashing your Irish Setter to the roof of your car. Mitt Romney may have gotten away with it in Massachusetts in 1983, but that behavior would get him a hefty fine in Alaska where it is illegal to tether a dog onto the roof of a car. Laws about traveling with animals are common, but why does Massachusetts make it illegal to drive with a gorilla in the back seat of your car?

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First Look: 2017 Genesis G90 Luxury Sedan

519_2017_Genesis_G90-front_beautyHyundai formally launched its new Genesis luxury brand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January, with its first car -- the 2017 G90 flagship sedan -- a redesigned version of its previous Hyundai Equus.

Outside, Genesis calls its new design language "Athletic Elegance," highlighting the full-size sedan with an imposing, flat-nosed grille crowned with the winged Genesis emblem, LED daytime running lights, a bold arcing profile with elegantly creased sidelines, and standard 19-inch alloy wheels. In back, chrome dual asymmetrical exhaust tips are integrated in the lower bumper to balance the vertical LED taillights.

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