Samantha Colaianni

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Implementing Multi-Use ID Badges in Schools

If you’re looking for a way to increase school security, improve processes and encourage a positive environment, implementing badges for students and staff is a simple and effective solution that doesn’t require as much time and money as you may think. Here’s a look at everything you need to create an in-house badge program that’s tailored to your school’s needs, including must-have equipment, best practices, and insight into the roles a badge can play in your school’s environment. Why Schools

Should You Get Your Car Serviced at an Auto Shop or Dealer?

Your car’s check engine light turns on, and you’re faced with a decision — do you opt for the dealership or a local auto shop? We’ve outlined the benefits and drawbacks of each choice and when one option may be better than the other. The Biggest Difference Between Dealerships and Auto Shops Long story short, the biggest difference between the dealership service department and auto shops is the price. Because of lower overhead, independent auto shops cost less for services than a dealership. If

Event Security Done Right

As an event manager, you’re responsible for the safety and security of all attendees and participants at your event. The best event security not only allows attendees to relax and enjoy, but it also minimizes property damage risk and provides important safety measures in the case of an emergency. Security is more than just placing guards at the entry points. There are many different factors that are involved in a comprehensive security strategy. Use the following best practices to create an ev

What’s the Difference Between Paneling & Wainscoting?

Whether you want to protect walls in high-traffic areas of your home or just add visual interest to a bare plane, paneling and wainscoting are easy solutions. It’s helpful to get familiar with some terminology so you can select the right option to fit your needs and aesthetic. In this post, we’ll define paneling and wainscoting, explain the differences between the two, and discuss why you’d use one over the other. In a nutshell, wainscoting is a type of decorative paneling. Whereas paneling can

How to Get the Best Gas Mileage

Gas is expensive, but if you have to commute for work or drive your kids around, you don’t have much of a choice on when to fill up your tank. Different factors can affect how your car uses fuel — and they can result in your car requiring even more gas per mile. Old oil, broken-down components, underinflated tires and poor driving habits can all contribute to you spending more at the gas pump. We’ve outlined our biggest tips for maximizing your car’s fuel economy — and saving you money when it

Car Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

Car Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle According to Consumer Reports, the average lifespan of a car these days is about eight years or 150,000 miles. That doesn’t seem like a long time, especially considering just how pricey cars can be these days. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to extend the life of your car beyond that initial timeline, like routine maintenance, mindful driving habits and washing your car. It’s definitely worth it, too; a well-maintained c

What Are Cannabinoids and What Do They Do?

There’s a lot of fun science behind cannabis — what’s it made of? How does it work? What’s the best way to consume it? — but it can feel confusing, especially to someone who’s new to the MJ life. We’ve put together everything you need to know about the most important part of cannabis: cannabinoids! Learn all about what they are, what they do and how they can help you. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are found inside the resin of the cannabis plant. There are a lot of different cannabin

What To Expect on Your First Visit to a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary

There’s a first time for everything, and that includes your first visit to a cannabis dispensary. The different rules and regulations, crazy-big variety of products and laundry list of questions you may have can make the whole experience stressful, but not to worry — we’ve got you covered. Want to feel comfortable and have a good time on your first visit? Here’s a good idea of what to expect. Before You Go The best way to make sure you have a great first experience is to get in the right fram

8 Questions to Ask Your Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

If you’ve been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll most likely be scheduled to meet with a maternal fetal specialist. This first appointment can be a scary and stressful experience — but don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some important questions for you to take to your appointment so you can feel confident and comfortable as you begin your pregnancy journey. Eight Questions to Ask Your Maternal Fetal Specialist. Maternal fetal specialists are healthcare professionals

How to Limit Uneven Tire Wear 

Your car’s tires work hard. Every time you drive, they come into contact with the road’s surface and allow you to steer, turn and stop safely. Over time this contact will wear down the tire’s rubber. If your car is working properly, all of the tires should wear down in a similar fashion — but if there’s a problem, the tires will wear unevenly. This article will cover the signs and causes of uneven tire wear and what to do if it happens. Can I Fix Uneven Wear On My Tires? The short answer? No,

Critical Illness Insurance: How Does It Work? | Texas Insurance Agency

Unexpected health emergencies — like heart attacks, strokes or cancer diagnoses — often involve expenses beyond typical medical bills. Transportation, childcare, bills and other costs can pile up in the face of extended treatment or recovery periods. For many patients and their loved ones, the solution is a critical illness insurance policy — a safety net that can provide both financial security and peace of mind. According to a 2019 study, two-thirds of Americans who filed for bankruptcy did

Centralized Control for Your Autonomous Transport System

Did you know there are different levels of robot autonomy? (10 levels of autonomy in robot decision making) While the term “autonomous” is used generally and implies independent movement or control, the reality is that robots today have differing levels of autonomy and different methods for humans to control or supervise them. Robots can be manually controlled by a person or run autonomously by an AI system. There are also robots that are run with a combination of AI and human intervention. T

What Is an Autonomous Transport System?

What comes to mind when you think of autonomous transportation? For many people, it’s the image of a self-driving car. However, autonomous transport technology is much more than just vehicles and can be used across a wide range of fields. When used to support professionals in healthcare, facilities and warehousing, autonomous transportation technology can reduce the amount of time required for repetitive tasks — providing employees with the freedom to make the most of their time at work. Autono

What Is Genetic Counseling?

If your baby is at risk of developing a genetic disorder, your doctor may recommend visiting with a genetic counselor. These professionals can help guide you through your high-risk pregnancy journey, particularly if you have questions or concerns about how your medical history may affect your baby. Genetic counselors are medical professionals who hold a master’s degree in genetic counseling. Their job is to provide patients with support and detailed information regarding birth defects, genetic

Guide to 10+ iconic Tucson neighborhood & dive bars

When the thought of shouting your drink order over the crowds at some of the more popular night spots in Tucson makes you want to stay home, it’s time to seek out a classic dive bar. They’re usually unpretentious, with a locals-only vibe, and often have great pool. The beer also tends to be cheap and plentiful — which is never a bad thing. Luckily, for those who appreciate a good hole-in-the-wall establishment, Tucson is full of quality dive bars. According to some, the Bambi Bar is haunted.

Eegee's to Lucky Wishbone: Local chains that have stood the test of time

Comfort is the name of the game at these Tucson institutions. For many foodies, the term “chain restaurant” evokes visions of cookie-cutter blandness, but there’s good news for fans of originality in Tucson. Several local chains embody everything locals love about the city’s casual dining scene while offering enough locations that you never have to go far to get your fix. Comfort is the name of the game – not only in the (mostly) familiar fare but the fact that several of these places have bee

Barista del Barrio: Mexican mochas & breakfast burritos by the Briones' family

The menu is an exciting mix of the classics and the inventive, equally balancing nostalgia and new twists. Barista del Barrio is run by Sergio Torres, his sister Ariana, and their mother Flavia Briones. Consequently, everything on the menu has been chosen because it meets the Briones’ high standards. “[Barista del Barrio] was my mom’s idea,” Sergio said. “She had everything planned, and I helped her out.” Sergio grew up in the neighborhood and wanted to give back to the community he loved. In

8 Tucson hot sauces & salsas that bring the heat and flavor

Several local chefs and makers offer delicious hot sauces and salsas for sale by bottle. Tucson’s summer months are notoriously sweat-inducing, and the sun shines brightly nearly every day of the year. This isn’t the type of heat we’re fanning into flame today, however. Tucson is famous for another type of heat: the heat generated by salsas and Tucson hot sauces that accompany plates of food ordered at Mexican restaurants that are also available for sale, bottled and ready to take home. Sever

Meet Crema Coffee, Marana's new craft coffee shop

“We wanted to introduce the community to new and different coffee,” Aaron said. “We wanted to bring a craft coffee shop feel to Marana.” When Aaron Wilson decided to pursue his dream of opening a coffee shop, he knew he wanted it to be in his hometown of Marana. After a three year search for the perfect location, he and his wife Amy found the right spot on Ina at Thornydale to open Crema Coffee. “We wanted to introduce the community to new and different coffee,” Aaron said. “We wanted to bring

With formal dining & a bistro, Le Rendez-vous makes French classics available to everyone

Bringing French cuisine to Tucson for nearly 40 years. When planning a special occasion, Le Rendez-vous should be at the top of your fine-dining list. Chef Jean-Claude Berger opened the restaurant in 1980, bringing a formal atmosphere and classically French menu to central Tucson. Le Rendez-vous quickly became an icon and go-to space for all memorable celebrations. When Jean-Claude’s son, Gordon Berger, took over the restaurant nine years ago, he decided to shake things up. “I wanted Le Rend
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