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Hot Dog: Pets in Parked Cars

It can be dangerous, even deadly, to leave a pet inside a hot car. Earlier this year, Governor Hickenlooper passed a law in Colorado granting immunity if you break a dog out of a hot car. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside of a parked car can reach 100 degrees in just a few minutes. With summer temperatures around 90-degrees, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. As we enter the hottest months of the year, it is important to know what to do if you see a pet trapped in...

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Look Both Ways Before You Cross: Crosswalk Safety

As of 2016, pedestrian deaths make up 14% of total traffic deaths in the U.S. To try and decrease this number, state legislatures are tightening pedestrian right-of-way laws. In Colorado, motorists must yield to pedestrians if they are on the same side of the road or are approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Right-of-way laws in Colorado regarding pedestrian are described in the Driver Handbook as “when driving, you should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians under all conditions”. With sunny skies ahead, it’s important to know how you can be safe both...

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Dunk Tank for Aurora Public Schools

It’s that time of year again! The staff at Franklin D. Azar & Associates hosted a Dunk Tank fundraiser for Aurora Public Schools. The Aurora Public School system is an incredibly diverse collection of nearly 40,000 students from 131 different countries, speaking 133 languages! Though APS is an amazing school system, they have to run on a pretty tight budget and at some Aurora Public Schools, budgeted supplies can be as low as $30 per student. On average school supplies cost around $200, $330, and $375 per elementary, middle, and high school student respectively. Franklin D. Azar & Associates is...

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Total Solar Eclipse: Things you should know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun from view. During this eclipse, the path of totality, the path covered by the shadow of the moon which is created by the moon completely blocking the sun, will cover ten states from Oregon to South Carolina. About 12 million Americans live within this path and another 200 million Americans live less than one day’s drive away. Authorities are expecting about seven million of those people to...

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It’s that time of year again… Birthday Season

Most of us know at least one person who shares our birthday, maybe two.  But what if you were born in late summer, or more specifically in August? Chances are you know more than just a few people who share your birthday, and that’s because August is the most common month for births across the United States.  In data kept by the United States Center for Disease Control, birth records have shown consistently over the past several decades that August is time and again the most common birth month.  So, August is the most common month, but what is the...

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The Future of Automobiles, What Will Your Car Look Like in 10 Years?

Some of the hottest buzzwords in tech and automobiles right now are “autonomous” and “self-driving”. Most of us generally understand what a self-driving car is, but how will that impact what your car and the roads look like in the coming decades? The Cars If our cars drive themselves, do we need steering wheels? For now, yes. Currently the regulations of self-driving cars on public streets require that a driver be able to take control of the vehicle if need be and that, of course, requires a steering wheel and pedals. That doesn’t mean it will always be that way though. Google...

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Diesel Cars, Should You Be Driving One?

When most people think about diesel they think about semi-trucks. This makes sense as nearly all semi-trucks use diesel and most cars use gasoline, buts that’s starting to change. As more cars hit the market ready to go with diesel engines, should you consider buying one? To start off, what exactly is the difference between diesel and gasoline engines?  In theory diesel and gasoline engines work very similarly. The main difference comes in how the fuel is ignited. In a gasoline engine, a spark plug is used to release a small spark that ignites the gasoline at each stroke and propels...

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Car Seats: Information for growing families

Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents. These are the leading cause of death for children of ages 1 - 13 in the United States. One of the most important jobs any parent has is keeping their child safe, especially when riding in a vehicle. Proper use of car seats can help to keep your child safe, but with many different types of safety seats, it’s important to know what type of seat you need for your child as well as how to properly install it. There are several types of safety seats and...

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Watch What You Eat: Supplements Not Regulated By the FDA

On May 18, 2017 dietary supplement maker, Nutrition Distribution LLC, filed a suit against rival company, Metabolic Edge Nutritional Supplements LLC, claiming that its’ supplements actually contain carcinogens and can cause liver damage. Metabolic Edge, more commonly known as Iron Muscle Supplements, markets its products specifically to body-builders claiming their supplements have the same benefits as anabolic steroids without the serious side effects. Why are products that could cause cancer on the market? The answer is one of the lesser known secrets of the Food and Drug Administration.  Most people don’t know that the Food and Drug Administration does not...

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What Happens When you Don’t Pay Your Tickets, the Wheel boots New Friend

Every now and then when driving around town you see a yellow metal cap wrapped around a car’s wheel. A clear sign of an unpaid parking ticket. Well, the wheel boot may soon be a thing of the past as a new invention comes into play: the Barnacle. How does one even get a boot on their car? Well, according to the Denver Police Department, boots are placed on vehicles that have three or more outstanding violations against them. Once the boot is placed on the car you have 72 hours to pay all fines or the vehicle will be towed...

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