Lifestyle – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 21 May 2018 15:39:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Lifestyle – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 The Jet Setter Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/jet-setter-collection/ //wp.readers.com/blog/jet-setter-collection/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:50:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14703 Whether you’re boarding the flight for work or leisure, it’s important to have all the essentials at-hand. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of reading glasses and accessories that are perfect for any jet setter or for those of you who are always on the go. Learn more about a few of our favorite styles, […]

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Whether you’re boarding the flight for work or leisure, it’s important to have all the essentials at-hand. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of reading glasses and accessories that are perfect for any jet setter or for those of you who are always on the go. Learn more about a few of our favorite styles, inspired by frequent travelers like you.
The Brayton Folding Sun Reader

The newest style in The Jet Setter Collection, The Brayton Folding Sun Reader is perfect for vacation or everyday use! Fully magnified tinted lenses will protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. Our favorite part? This trendy round sun reader folds up to fit perfectly in its matching case and is available in bold or traditional colors. 

The Vancouver Bifocal

This bifocal reader is a classic shape with spring hinges for a comfortable fit, which is why it’s one of our most popular styles to date. The upper portion of the The Vancouver Bifocal’s lens is unmagnified, and the bottom bifocal portion is magnified in your choice of reading powers up to +4.00.

The Edinburgh Folding Reader

This non-bifocal reader can fit just about anywhere! With a folding temple and bridge, The Edinburgh Folding Reader fits into a small, zip-around case to be easily transported to your destination.

The Atlas

You’ll never lose your way with The Atlas! This semi-rimless frame allows you to see over the top of the frame without obstruction, and the fully magnified lenses keep your vision sharp.

The Jet Setter

The namesake of our collection, The Jet Setter is a browline frame with a larger, fully magnified lenses that’s available in a wide range of powers!

 

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Which Fall Trend Are You? //wp.readers.com/blog/which-fall-trend-are-you/ //wp.readers.com/blog/which-fall-trend-are-you/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:38:58 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14431 As we welcome fall, we are also welcoming the things that come with the chilly and beautiful weather: new fashion trends, apple cider, pumpkin patches, fireplaces, and cozy blankets. There are a lot of things to say when it comes to fall, but the biggest is the new trends that are happening at this very moment. […]

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As we welcome fall, we are also welcoming the things that come with the chilly and beautiful weather: new fashion trends, apple cider, pumpkin patches, fireplaces, and cozy blankets. There are a lot of things to say when it comes to fall, but the biggest is the new trends that are happening at this very moment.

At Readers.com, we heavily research behind-the-scenes on what is said to be popular in the near future and we’ve shared some of the most popular trends this year below. We believe that you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.

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The Power of Red
While some of you have loved the color red for years, it is officially the color of fall for 2017.  Whether you prefer round or square glasses, we have a lot to offer. Take for instance The Melody. Not only is this frame apart of our new arrivals, but it makes a statement on the scene as you’re getting the classic tortoise with a hint of red. Maybe you are just looking for something that is a little more classic. In that case, frames like The Mint or The Tilly will be right up your ally.

 

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Vintage Inspired
It’s nothing new that the vintage look is always present. From thrift shop coats or even bellbottoms that you remember wearing in the 70s, everyone is wanting to dress like Cher and Cyndi Lauper. Don’t let the vintage movement limit you only to clothing, though. If you’re feeling inspired, try glasses like The Fern, The Paulina, or The Eclair. All styles will make you feel as though you belong in a different decade with a twist.

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Fall/Winter Florals
Women, we’re talking to you. One of the biggest trends this season are all of the patterns including: bright and bold florals. Even if you’re not a gardener but love this trend, we offer subtle and bold frames that you’ll enjoy. Glasses like  The Nala, The Bouquet, or The Buttercup are a perfect introduction to this trend and with the wide array of shapes, we guarantee you can find something to fit your face.

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Chocolate for Your Face
Not only is red a popular color this fall, but the neutrals are also making a statement. While you may not be new to wearing brown and neutral colors, chocolate items have been listed as yet another color to watch out for this fall.While tortoise is a popular frame color for glasses, we want to remind you that you can get different varieties of chocolate brown and tortoise. Coming in as one of our best sellers, The Dean is a versatile and classic pair of reading glasses that is great for just about everyone in the family. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not try The Franco or The Garland? Providing some pattern with a striped and marbled look, these two glasses are a perfect fall accessory.

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Mixed Metals
Last, but definitely not least, mixed metals pop up quite frequently when it comes to popular pieces that everyone seems to love. Whether you prefer gold or silver, there are accessories (and yes even clothes) that can feed into your personal taste. Not limited to the ones we recommend, as we have multiple reading glasses in all colors, but some of our favorites include: The Sonoma, The Opal, and The Teddy. All pairs are classic, yet sophisticated enough that you can wear while reading a book or even reading the price tag to a pair of shoes that will match your glasses.

Even if you didn’t find your perfect pair in this post, we have hundreds of other reading glasses that we know will fit your style. Visit our site to see everything we have to offer and enjoy all of the goodness that fall brings to you this year!

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How To Create The Perfect Flower Arrangement //wp.readers.com/blog/how-to-create-the-perfect-flower-arrangement/ //wp.readers.com/blog/how-to-create-the-perfect-flower-arrangement/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 15:38:16 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14319 Remember all of those flowers you worked hard to plant this spring? It’s now time to reap the benefits from your hard work! Homemade flower arrangements are a great way to enjoy your blooms to the fullest and give your home a sweet and airy summertime feel. If you don’t have a flower garden that’s […]

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Remember all of those flowers you worked hard to plant this spring? It’s now time to reap the benefits from your hard work! Homemade flower arrangements are a great way to enjoy your blooms to the fullest and give your home a sweet and airy summertime feel. If you don’t have a flower garden that’s ok–flowers from a local grocery store or farmer’s’ market work great too!

Here are 5 steps for creating a beautiful flower arrangement:

1. Create a grid out of tape

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If you’re using florals with top heavy blooms, then creating a grid out of clear tape is a  great and effective way to support your flowers. If you’re using flowers with longer stems, you’ll want to be sure to cut the stems down before placing your flowers in the grid openings.

2. Incorporate branches


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Adding branches to your flower arrangement not only adds texture, but they also help to support more delicate stems that you might have in your arrangement. Using branches is a great way to incorporate foliage that you already have in your own backyard.

3.  Use complimentary colors

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When it comes to creating a flower arrangement, color is the most important factor. Consider colors that complement each other, such as yellows and purples, pinks and blues. White florals and baby’s breath are great for adding a touch of softness to your arrangement.

4. Layer your flowers

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Once you are ready to place your flowers in your arrangement, you should begin by placing your larger and more dominant flowers in your vessel first. Next, you should use a second variety of flowers to create an inner circle. As you continue this process, try to create a domed effect by leaving the stems slightly longer on the inner flowers.

5. Add berries or other greenery last

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Once you have your flowers arranged to your liking, it is now time to add berries and other greenery. These elements are optional, but they help to add texture and visual interest to your arrangement. An added bonus of using these elements is that they add fullness to your arrangement, giving an extravagant look without an extravagant price.

 

 

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Top 10 Elements Of A Well Designed Flower Garden //wp.readers.com/blog/top-10-elements-of-a-well-designed-flower-garden/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-10-elements-of-a-well-designed-flower-garden/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:24:26 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14282   With the weather warming up, it’s totally normal to start fantasizing about days spent in the garden, and the gorgeous blooms you will begin planting. Before you begin purchasing all of your new florals, here are 10 elements to help you create a well balanced flower garden that will have you recreating those magazine […]

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With the weather warming up, it’s totally normal to start fantasizing about days spent in the garden, and the gorgeous blooms you will begin planting. Before you begin purchasing all of your new florals, here are 10 elements to help you create a well balanced flower garden that will have you recreating those magazine worthy gardens you’ve always wanted.

1. Line

Consider the line being created by whatever you are planting. Whether you’re using straight, curved, horizontal, vertical, or various line combinations, the use of lines throughout your garden draws the eye to points of interest or pathways throughout the garden.

2. Texture

Using different textures throughout your garden is a great way to add visual interest. A simple grass plant against leafy green foliage adds eye-catching variety to your garden. Experimenting with different textures is a great way to  find unique combinations and spice up the look of your garden.


3. Form


Define a particular area or outline a border with plants that provide form. Shrubs, such as Boxwood, and miniature trees are a great way to add dimension and a look of completeness to your area.


4. Pattern

Using patterns is a great way to reinforce the rhythm and the look of your garden. Patterns can make it easy for you to incorporate different textures and colors into one complete look. You can also use patterns to highlight various florals, foliage, or focal points.

5. Balance

When adding to your garden you’ll want to be careful not to draw more attention to one side of the garden than you do the other side. Before you get started, decide if you want your garden to be symmetrical (equal on both sides) or asymmetrical (more emphasis on one side). This will making placement decisions much simpler and help you achieve visual balance.

6. Contrast

Adding an element of contrast provides a sense of visually pleasing tension between elements. To create contrast you can incorporate the previously mentioned elements such as form, texture, and color. Be careful not to mix too many elements, as too much can begin to look unorganized and chaotic. Contrast can be as simple as adding lava rock to your garden to provide a contrast of texture.

7. Color

Color is undeniably the most popular gardening element. Reflect various seasonal looks and show off your personality by incorporating your favorite color schemes. Whether you lean towards single color gardens, or prefer to combine several colors of flowers, color is the icing on top of a well balanced garden.

8. Proportion

It is important to take into consideration the size of the area that you are planting in. For instance if you are lining your driveway, small rows of flowers would more than likely not make sense. However, trees or shrubbery would be a more proportional option and provide visually pleasing accents for your driveway.

9. Location

Before purchasing your plants, make sure they can accommodate the amount of sun that your flower garden receives. Most plants have tags that tell you whether they should receive shade, partial sun, or full sun.

 

10. Spacing

Be sure to place plants about as far apart as each plant’s ultimate reach. When placed too close together, plants can become stunted. For example, a perennial that grows 24 inches wide should be about 20 to 24 inches from its neighbors.

 

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Volunteers: The world’s unsung heroes and how you can be one too //wp.readers.com/blog/volunteers-the-worlds-unsung-heroes-and-how-you-can-be-one-too/ //wp.readers.com/blog/volunteers-the-worlds-unsung-heroes-and-how-you-can-be-one-too/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:08:52 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14278 If you’ve ever volunteered for an organization you’ve probably experienced the energizing feeling that comes from giving your time to a cause that you care about, and knowing that you are making a difference. Volunteers are the unsung heroes out there on the front lines making a difference in communities, and making the world a […]

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If you’ve ever volunteered for an organization you’ve probably experienced the energizing feeling that comes from giving your time to a cause that you care about, and knowing that you are making a difference. Volunteers are the unsung heroes out there on the front lines making a difference in communities, and making the world a better place. April 20th is dedicated to honoring volunteers all over the world, as this day has been deemed Volunteer Recognition Day. This day recognizes the big and small differences that volunteers are making worldwide.

If Volunteer Recognition Day has you thinking about volunteering, but you’re not sure how to get involved, here are a few ways you can find the right opportunity:

Choose a cause that you’re passionate about

When searching for a volunteer opportunity it is important to find a cause that you are passionate about. There are so many worthy and great causes out there to choose from, and it will be very rewarding knowing you are making a difference on a topic that really matters to you.


Find an opportunity that matches your skills and schedule


If you love spending time in your garden and are blessed with a green thumb, then participating in a “keeping your community beautiful” event may be perfect for you. Finding an opportunity that aligns with your skill set will ensure a smoother volunteer experience. It is also important that you are finding an opportunity that matches your schedule, as organizations rely heavily on their volunteers being able to attend the shifts that they have signed up for.


Attend volunteer trainings

Most organizations hold training days for their new volunteers before their first day of volunteering. Even if you have found an opportunity that matches your skills it is important to take advantage of this opportunity so that you learn the organization’s various processes, and can ask any questions you may have. Attending volunteer trainings will help ease any nerves you may have and will also introduce you to your fellow volunteers.


Don’t be afraid to learn new things

Volunteering is a great way to experiment with new activities. If there is an activity or event that you find interesting, but don’t necessarily have experience in that area, don’t be afraid to sign up anyway. The majority of organizations will be happy to assign you to a beginner role so that you have the opportunity to learn about what they do and grow at your own pace.


Have fun

Don’t forget to have fun while volunteering. Enjoy the rewarding feeling that comes from working to better the quality of life for others. You won’t forget the memories and friends that you make from these opportunities.

No matter where you live or what your skill set is, there is a worthy cause that would be thrilled to have your help, or even a volunteer who appreciates your gratitude. Happy Volunteer Recognition Day!

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Why You Have A Slight Extension On This Year’s Tax Filing Deadline //wp.readers.com/blog/why-you-have-a-slight-extension-on-this-years-tax-filing-deadline/ //wp.readers.com/blog/why-you-have-a-slight-extension-on-this-years-tax-filing-deadline/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:18:48 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14275   Tax day is undeniably one of the least popular days of the year. In fact, according to WalletHub, one in five Americans would get an “IRS” tattoo if it meant they would never have to pay taxes again, and 6% of Americans would be willing to name their firstborn child “Taxes” in exchange for […]

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Tax day is undeniably one of the least popular days of the year. In fact, according to WalletHub, one in five Americans would get an “IRS” tattoo if it meant they would never have to pay taxes again, and 6% of Americans would be willing to name their firstborn child “Taxes” in exchange for never paying them — talk about extreme.

As you prepare your taxes keep in mind that Tax Day is April 18 this year instead of April 15. April 15 falls on a Saturday this year, and IRS offices are closed the following Monday to honor Emancipation Day in Washington D.C.

Unless you live in Washington D.C., you may be unfamiliar with Emancipation Day and how it is observed. Emancipation Day is a holiday observed in the District of Columbia to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. The signing of this document granted freedom to over 3,000 enslaved people and compensated slave owners for their release. D.C.’s slaves were freed about nine months before the President signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which effectively freed slaves in the confederate states.

According to the White House Historical Association the celebratory parades were organized by the black elite of the city, and began in 1866 as a demonstration of African American pride and political strength. However, demonstrations stopped in 1901 due to segregation and class divisions within the African American community.

Smaller events were held throughout the 1980s and 1990s by local organizers in an effort to commemorate Emancipation Day. D.C. local, Loretta Carter Haynes, was able to revive the parades in 2002 as a result of her research, lobbying, and leadership. Emancipation Day was officially named a public holiday in the District of Columbia in 2005.

A wide range of events such as exhibitions, public discussions, presentations of historic documents, laying of wreaths, poetry readings, and concerts are spread throughout the month of April in an effort to educate people about the history behind the municipality of the District of Columbia and slavery in particular. This year the city will host a breakfast, a parade, a concert, and finish the celebration off with a fireworks display.

As a result, enjoy your few additional days to get your taxes filed, and remember, it might not be worth the tattoo after all.

 

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Do I Really Need Reading Glasses? //wp.readers.com/blog/do-i-need-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/do-i-need-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:13:19 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14077 Have you found yourself questioning if you may need reading glasses? If so, we hope this post will clarify and provide the answers you are looking for. You’re Getting Headaches Rubbing your eyes a lot or getting frequent headaches? You actually may be ready for your first pair of reading glasses. With eye strain, you […]

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Have you found yourself questioning if you may need reading glasses? If so, we hope this post will clarify and provide the answers you are looking for.

You’re Getting Headaches

Rubbing your eyes a lot or getting frequent headaches? You actually may be ready for your first pair of reading glasses. With eye strain, you must make sure that you are properly taking care of your eyes and taking some breaks by looking away from your book or screen. The universal rule given by doctors is the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away.

You’re Aging

Aging happens to the best of us. Around the age of 40, many individuals will begin to form presbyopia. Presbyopia is the fancy word for blurred vision when doing minor activities. This is a natural progression that will come with each birthday closer or after 40. The natural and simplest solution for presbyopia is reading glasses. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t age with style. There are hundreds of reading glasses that can match all outfits for you.

Your Texts and Handwriting are Enlarged

Have you adjusted your font size on your phone to something larger recently? Maybe you’re looking at your grocery list and noticing how big your handwriting has become. If so – it’s time you think about readers. Enlarged fonts or handwriting is an indication that you aren’t seeing things like you use to.

Do any of these sound familiar? If you’ve related to some of these points then we suggest you get a pair of readers pronto! Everyone deserves to see clearly, so let us help out! Check out hundreds of our readers and pick something that fancies your style. If you don’t necessarily know what your exact power is, we suggest printing off our Diopter Chart. From there you’ll be able to find which readers are best for you in seconds.

Comment below with your recent purchase and let us know what you think.

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