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November 24, 2015

Tips From Ford And Emily Post For An Enjoyable (And Polite) Holiday Drive


Holiday driving can cause more than road rage – it can wreak havoc on relationships. Whether stuck in Thanksgiving traffic or riding for hours with the in-laws, the “most wonderful time of the year” has serious potential to turn family fun into family feud.

Last Thanksgiving, AAA predicted 46.3 million Americans traveled more than 50 miles from home – the greatest distance in nearly a decade. Now, with drivers enjoying the lowest gas prices in five years, AAA estimates 90 percent of Americans will celebrate the holidays this year with a road trip. But fear not – avoiding common road frustrations is often as simple as minding your manners, even before you arrive at Grandmother’s house for dinner.

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November 12, 2015

Audi Joins TOMS to Create Exclusive Sunglasses and #GiveSight

News-2015-audi-toms-glasses-season-2Audi and TOMS are joining forces to make the holidays merrier and brighter. New-car shoppers who purchase or lease a new or certified pre-owned Audi vehicle before January 8, 2016*, will receive an offer for a pair of exclusively-designed TOMS sunglasses featuring Audi's four-ring logo.

For every pair of Audi x TOMS TRAVELER sunglasses, TOMS will help restore sight to a person in need as part of their "One for One" #GiveSight program. According to, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired, but 80 percent of them don’t have to be. By providing sight-saving eye care, this program will help some of these people regain their vision and return to their daily lives.

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November 11, 2015

On Veterans Day, AskPatty is #HonoringVets with Heartfelt Gratitude

2015_veterans_day-leadToday is the day we show our gratitude to those 22 million men and women who have served our country in defense of our rights and safety. In the United States, we pay our respects with Veterans Day; in Canada and British Commonwealth Nations, it’s called Remembrance Day; and called Armistice Day in other parts of the world.

The holiday marks the ending of World War I, and is celebrated each year on November 11 because it was in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, that major hostilities of the war were formally ended and the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

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November 10, 2015

Wounded Warrior Project Releases New Data from Largest Survey of Injured Veterans

Wounded_Warrior-introMore than three in four wounded veterans are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the recently released 2015 annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni Survey.

More than 23,000 injured service members completed the comprehensive survey, making it the largest collection of data on this generation of injured veterans ever collected.

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November 05, 2015

Supporting Veterans With A 720-Mile Run for Wounded Warrior Project

Troy_Drasher_preparesTroy Drasher ran for 30 days, to get back home where his wife and three children were waiting for him. The 42-year-old left Aurora, Colorado, on September 15, charting a 720-mile path southward to his final destination in Abilene, Texas, on October 15, 2015.

"I like to run. It's how I deal with stress," Drasher said. "One day I was running on the base and I thought, 'if I could, I would run back to my family.' I missed them quite a bit."

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October 30, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 12: Breastfeed Your Babies


For young women: Breastfeed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breastfeed their babies for at least a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Breastfeeding for longer further reduces the risk.

Even though we know breastfeeding babies gives them a healthy start, “Research shows mothers who breastfeed lower their risk of pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer. And, breastfeeding longer than the recommended six months can provide additional protection,” says Rachel King, a health education specialist in MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center.

According to data presented at, in a pooled analysis of data from 47 studies, mothers who breastfed for a lifetime total (combined duration of breastfeeding for all children) of one year were slightly less likely to get breast cancer than those who never breastfed.

Mothers who breastfed for a lifetime total of two years got about twice the benefit of those who breastfed for a total of one year. Mothers who breastfed for a lifetime total of more than two years got even more benefit.

Breastfeeding is good for your health as well as your baby’s.

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October 28, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 11: Keep Physically Active


Physical activity, even when begun later in life, reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10 percent to 30 percent. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week to get this protective effect.

Exercise is such an important part of daily life that the United States Department of Agriculture added it to, the U.S. government's guide to healthy eating.

According to, the relationship between physical activity and breast cancer incidence has been extensively studied, with over 60 studies published in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Most studies indicate that physically active women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than inactive women.

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October 26, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 10: Avoid Becoming Overweight


Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.

According to information at, being overweight also can increase the risk of the breast cancer coming back in women who have had the disease.

Among its top tips for breast cancer prevention, the website encourages women to embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates, and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation, if at all. Eat whole grains. Choose vegetable oils over animal fats.

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October 23, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 9: Don't Smoke


Smoking is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

A study published in early 2013 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that smokers have a 24 percent higher risk and former smokers have a 13 percent higher risk of invasive breast cancer than non-smokers.

If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, use every resource you can find to help you quit.

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October 21, 2015

Leading Women Entrepreneurs Honors Paula Lombard

Paula_Lombard-headshotWe are pleased to announce that Paula Lombard, president of WEXCO Industries, is being honored by Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey. Paula's company creates private label wiper blades for a wide range of companies, most notably, the AutoTex PINK wiper blades we are so fond of here at AskPatty.

“The women we recognize are amazing role models for women in entrepreneurship and business everywhere,” Linda Wellbrock, founder, said. “Their tremendous accomplishments are representative of the increasing impact women are making in the world of business. Every year, we continue to be blown away by how many successful women are nominated for the Top 25.” Together these LWE finalists are generating millions, employing thousands, and supporting hundreds of non-profits.

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