Lifestyle – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:55:19 +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 Reading Glasses Perfect for the Entertainer //wp.readers.com/blog/the-entertainer/ //wp.readers.com/blog/the-entertainer/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:50:44 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=15320 Is your house the meeting spot for friends and family to watch the latest hit series? Do you host annual award show parties? Or do you just love to entertain? If this sounds remotely like you, we think you’ll love this!  We’ve created a collection of reading glasses perfect for The Entertainer. Here you’ll find […]

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Is your house the meeting spot for friends and family to watch the latest hit series? Do you host annual award show parties? Or do you just love to entertain? If this sounds remotely like you, we think you’ll love this! 

We’ve created a collection of reading glasses perfect for The Entertainer. Here you’ll find styles inspired in shape and name by some of our favorite actors, musicians, movies, and shows.

How charming! A half frame reader like The Charm has a high bridge and is commonly worn further down your nose to keep your distance vision unobstructed while providing you with the magnification you need for reading. 

Don’t miss the action!  Looking for a pair of readers that you can keep on while reading and watching a show? We recommend a pair of bifocal readers like The Actor Bifocal. Not to mention — a classic round frame never goes out of style! 

Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

If retro is your style, we recommend a style like The Draper with fully magnified lenses and a retro square frame.

Heading to the drive-in or projecting a movie outside? Choose a pair of reading sunglasses like The Geller Reading Sunglasses with the magnification of your choice throughout the lens.

Shop the entire Entertainer Collection to find the perfect pair for your entertaining needs!


Disclaimer: All references to “bifocals” herein refer to readers having unmagnified lenses containing a “bifocal style” single powered reading glass insert located in the lower portion of the lenses.

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The Biggest State Fairs in the United States //wp.readers.com/blog/biggest-state-fairs/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 18:51:38 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=13529 As you look back on the summers of your childhood, you’ve likely attended a fair or two. Fairs often signal the end of summer and the impending new school year. While there are thousands of fairs across the United States every year, these 10 states continue to have the largest attendance numbers. From mind-blowing food […]

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As you look back on the summers of your childhood, you’ve likely attended a fair or two. Fairs often signal the end of summer and the impending new school year. While there are thousands of fairs across the United States every year, these 10 states continue to have the largest attendance numbers. From mind-blowing food to livestock education, here’s a quick breakdown of the top ten biggest state fairs* in America.

1. State Fair of Texas (2.25 million visitors)

The old saying “everything is bigger in Texas” is especially true of its fairs. The State Fair of Texas runs for an impressive 24-day span, and welcomes more than 2 million visitors annually. Big Tex, the official icon of the State Fair of Texas, greets visitors as the enter the gates and begin their adventure at the largest state fair in America.

Held in Dallas at Fair Park, a registered National Historic Landmark, this fair is more than just food and rides. Attendees can expect to learn about the Lone Star State’s rich history and traditions through educational exhibits on agriculture and livestock, as well as art, culture, and science museums.

As with any state fair, you’ll find loads of midway rides, attractions, live music, events, and all the fried food you could ever want. Throughout the duration of the fair, you can also attend the Texas Auto Show, and football fans can attend several collegiate football games at Cotton Bowl Stadium, located inside Fair Park.

2. Minnesota State Fair (2 million visitors)

Commonly referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” The Minnesota State Fair is the second largest fair in America. Since the first official fair in 1859, Minnesotans and other Midwesterners visit the Minnesota State Fairgrounds each year to celebrate the history of the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Most famous for Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Tom Thumb’s mini donuts, deep fried cheese curds, The Pronto Pup corn dog, and turkey legs, the Minnesota State Fair has 300+ concession booths offering 500+ food options. Keep an eye out for the official mascot of the fair: Fairchild the gopher.

3. The Big E (1.5 million visitors)

Also known as the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E includes all 6 New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The fair is held in Massachusetts and hosts “state days” that allow each state to showcase their individual history and traditions. The Big E has fried just about any food imaginable, and has all the traditional fair food staples. Don’t forget to end your meal with a Big E Cream Puff, the fair’s signature dessert!

4. The Great New York State Fair (1.2 million visitors)

In 1841, the United States held its first state fair in Syracuse, and that fair evolved into the Great New York State Fair in 1967. Multiple music stages make for some of the best summer lineups with performances by both new and seasoned artists!

Visitors will be happy to know that the Taste NY Marketplace will once again be back! Attendees will sample food and beverage products made right in New York State. The fair kicks off in late August and will conclude in early September.

5. Tulsa State Fair (1.15 million visitors)

You may be thinking that Tulsa isn’t a state…and you’d be right. Oklahoma has two state fairs each year, the Tulsa State Fair and its smaller rival, the Oklahoma State Fair. What began as the Tulsa County Free Fair has evolved into Oklahoma’s biggest family event of the year! The Tulsa State Fair runs for eleven days and hosts educational experiences, along with good ol’ fashioned family fun! To kick off the fair, Disney on Ice will perform in the Pavillion! 

6. Arizona State Fair (1.14 million visitors)

The Arizona State Fair was established in 1905 with the intent of being a gathering place for the community. Growing to over one million attendees annually, people from all corners of the state come together during this three-week fair.  With numerous concerts, live entertainment, festival rides, fair food, and educational exhibitions, this southwest state fair takes place in Phoenix at the beginning of October.

7. Iowa State Fair (1.13 million visitors)

The Iowa State Fair is the largest event in the entire state and celebrates Iowa’s agriculture,  industry, entertainment, and achievement. This fair is even claimed to be the inspiration for a novel and three movies! Rated as one of the best state fairs in the nation, the Iowa State Fairgrounds gates welcome more than a million local, regional, and international visitors annually.

On top of free entertainment and attractions, the Iowa State Fair offers a wide variety good eats, including their 50+ “mobile food on a stick” options!

Fun fact: Iowa’s State Fair is home to the world-famous Butter Cow, weighing about 600 pounds and standing 5.5 feet tall, a tradition started in 1911 that has been carried on by only five sculptors over the years.

8. Wisconsin State Fair (1.03 million visitors)

The Wisconsin State Fair occurs for eleven days each year at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Take a ride on the Wonderfair Wheel (North America’s largest traveling Ferris Wheel), browse art exhibits, wander through Exploratory Park, or visit the House of Moo to learn more about Wisconsin’s dairy industry.

If you find yourself heading to the fair this August, be sure to try their famous cream puffs! According to their website, the puffs have been sold since 1924, and an average of 350,000 are consumed annually. The Sporkies, the Wisconsin State Fair annual food competition, tests out some of the newest foods featured at the fair. Looking to try something new? The Crazy Grazin’ days allow you to sample smaller portions of food at 50+ vendors.

9. North Carolina State Fair (1.01 million visitors)

Hosted in Raleigh, North Carolina, The North Carolina State Fair highlights the state’s agriculture through both educational and interactive exhibits. The fair features rides, numerous competitions ranging from graphic design to horse shows, and flaunts entertainment events, including their Folk Festival. There’s 100+ free things to do at the fair, as well as new food options, and is a perfect fall activity for the whole family!

10. Washington State Fair (1 million visitors)

The Washington State Fair has just over one million attendees annually, and has grown significantly since the very first fair in 1900. Originally the Valley Fair, later the Puyallup Fair, and eventually the Washington State Fair, this fair may have held several names, but its mission has not changed: providing an experience centered on animals, agriculture, and education.

As fair-goers “do the Puyallup” they can participate in farming simulations; watch rodeos, parades, and stunt shows; listen to free music and a knockout concert series; and view firework shows on Friday nights! If you’re lucky enough, you might get to meet Big Washington, the fair’s elusive bigfoot mascot!

*Please note that we only included state fairs, and did not include county fairs, etc.

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6 Simple Ways to Help Our Planet //wp.readers.com/blog/6-simple-ways-to-help-our-planet/ //wp.readers.com/blog/6-simple-ways-to-help-our-planet/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:51:22 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14750 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ♻️ We’ve heard this mantra for years, but it’s always a good reminder that recycling is one of the largest and easiest arenas where we can make a conscious effort to do our part. Plastic pollution is a widespread issue that stems from small decisions we make each day. Single-use items like plastic […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ♻️

We’ve heard this mantra for years, but it’s always a good reminder that recycling is one of the largest and easiest arenas where we can make a conscious effort to do our part. Plastic pollution is a widespread issue that stems from small decisions we make each day. Single-use items like plastic bottles, silverware, bags, straws, packaging, and diapers all end up in the same place – one of the 3,091 landfills in the United States.

It’s approximated that off all plastic waste generated between 1950 and 2015, only 12% has been incinerated, 9% has been recycled. Somewhere around 60% of all plastics created are now sitting in landfills. And when one million plastic bottles are purchased by Americans every minute but only 23% of them are recycled, it’s easy to see how the problem can quickly compound unless we make an effort to reduce our single-use plastic consumption.

The easiest way to recycle is with weekly residential recycling pickup. However, some more remote areas may not offer these types of curbside services, and it may require you to visit a recycling center. You can quickly find the closest recycling center that will accept the items you’re looking to recycle.

Questions on how to recycle certain items? Check out these guidelines on common household items.

E-Receipts  

If you have the option of receiving your receipt via email, commonly called a digital or e-receipt, do it! By having your receipt emailed to you instead of printing it, you’re helping to reduce the waste associated with creating the receipt (trees, oil, and water) and also reduces the amount of paper that ends up in landfills or on the side of the road. And it will help keep your purse or office stack of receipts to a minimum, which is an added bonus!

Plastic, Paper, or Reusable Bags?  

Plastic

While high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bags commonly used at retail stores are the most inexpensive option to create, it depends on what you do with it when you get home that matters the most. Reusing plastic bags does help reduce the carbon footprint, but at a minimal level. Throwing it away after first use is the same as repurposing the bag a second time. How? While many have started reusing plastic bags as lunch sacks, small trash can liners, or a bag for disposing of animal waste, these plastic bags still end up in the same place at the end of the day – the landfill.

Since many recycling services don’t accept plastic bags, it’s harder to recycle plastic bags than the other bagging options. The good news? Many large retailers have started collecting used plastic bags in the store, and you can easily find the closest recycling center to you.

Paper

Paper bags are harder to obtain at a grocery store, and often times you have to ask for paper instead of plastic. Because paper bags cost more to create relative to plastic bags, they have to be reused at least four times to offset their impact to the environment as compared to plastic bags, according to a study conducted by the UK Environment Agency. Paper bags have many uses and can easily be recycled or composted, but we have to keep in mind the process of making the paper bags and the tree farming involved.

Reusable

The last five years have seen an increase in stores offering reusable shopping bags as a “green” alternative to plastic bags. Overall, these bags are made of materials that are more expensive to manufacture than paper or plastic. The same UK Environment Agency study found that in order to make the reusable bag a truly environmentally friendly option, polypropylene plastic totes would require 26 uses and cotton tote bags would require 327 uses. While many have a collection of tote bags to use at the grocery store or elsewhere, how many times do we forget these bags in the car or at home? And what are the chances that your bag will last for 327 uses?

While we can’t tell you what the best option is for you – we want to provide you with some basic information to help you make an informed decision.

Use LED Light Bulbs 💡

Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have become a popular energy-efficient alternative to traditional light bulbs for several reasons.

These LED bulbs use 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, which helps to keep your electricity bill down and more money in your pocket. The lifespan of LED bulbs is much longer, meaning you don’t have to keep replacing bulbs after 1,000 hours of use, which is the average burn time for traditional bulbs. Because LED bulbs light in a specific direction the light doesn’t have to be reflected or diffused inside the bulb as it does with incandescent bulbs, these bulbs have a brighter output to light the room. LED lights are also significantly cooler while in use than the traditional bulbs that release about 90% of their energy as heat.

If you’re not convinced yet, this list of things you didn’t know about LED should help.

Ditch the Paper Towels

One simple way to set your kitchen on the path to sustainability (or at least make a small step towards it) is to replace your paper towels with reusable cloth ones. If you’re anything like us, we use both paper towels and paper napkins at home, doubling the impact to the environment and the amount of money spent each trip to the store. In order to save some money and help our planet, we suggest swapping out your paper products for reusable ones.

The most popular alternatives to paper towels and napkins include microfiber, cotton, beeswax, linen — and this collection of fun and functional options should get you started.

Cleaning with a rag just somehow gets the job done better than with a paper towel. When the paper towel crumbles into little bits or rips off on a sharp edge, we toss them to the side and get a new one. But a good cleaning rag can last you years! Newspaper is also a great cleaning material for windows or absorbing smaller spills.

Some of you may be thinking that by using reusable napkins and towels will lead to more laundry and energy usage. But the truth is that if you run a full load of napkins, rags, and towels together, it’s not creating that much more laundry. Especially if you throw them in with bathroom towels that you are already washing. And here’s our shameless plug to help out Mother Earth by using natural cleaning products and laundry detergent.

Plant a Tree on Earth Day, Arbor Day, or Any Day! 🌳

While trees aren’t something that most of us immediately think of when we think of helping to make our world a better place to live, the following facts about trees might change your mind!

  • Did you know that in Chicago alone, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year?
  • A single tree can provide 24 hours worth of oxygen for up to four people.
  • Trees help reduce surface temperatures, which benefit plants, animals, and humans.
  • Trees increase property values. The value of having trees along the street is the same as adding 129 square feet of space to a home.

At Readers.com, we celebrate Earth by serving as a free sapling distribution point for our community on Arbor Day. All saplings are native to our home state of Indiana, and anyone can stop by pick the tree of their choice. We encourage you to do the same this spring and add a new tree to our planet!  

Tip: Be sure you plant the best kind of tree in the right place in your yard by following these simple steps.

 

At Readers.com, we applaud those of you who have taken steps, no matter how small, to help our planet. Whether you’re actively recycling, using environmentally-friendly cleaners, reusing plastic bags, composting, or taking more drastic steps, every conscious decision is important. One of our collections of reading glasses, The Environmentalist, houses three styles of reading glasses that feature recycled wood or bamboo temples. So if you’re interested in readers that leave less of a footprint, check them out.

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Have It All with 2-in-1 Reading Glasses! //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:10:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14731  If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs […]

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 If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs of glasses? Forget it. 

We’re here to make reading glasses shopping easier, but if we can also make your everyday life easier, we’re even more excited. That’s why we’re happy to show you two new styles of 2-in-1 reading glasses, made with you in mind. 

Magnetic Reading Glasses

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to reading sunglasses thanks to the magnetic frame front, which allows the separate front piece with tinted lenses to attach to the frame. You can choose from several styles including fully magnified or bifocal, polarized, mirrored, or standard reading sunglasses lenses.

 

Photochromic Readers

If you need readers to drive or enjoy the outdoors, we recommend a pair of our photochromic readers! When indoors, the fully magnified lenses on these styles are clear. Once you step outside and expose them to UV light, they gradually darken to tinted lenses. Readers → Reading Sunglasses, it’s just that easy!

 

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Disclaimer: All references to “bifocals” herein refer to readers having unmagnified lenses containing a “bifocal style” single powered reading glass insert located in the lower portion of the lenses.

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A Guide To Ordering Bifocal Reading Glasses //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/ //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:55:15 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14299 If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but your distance vision is unhindered, bifocal reading glasses might just be the answer!  We know that if you’re purchasing a pair of bifocals for the first time it can be difficult finding the answers you’re looking for. To assist you in finding the right […]

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If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but your distance vision is unhindered, bifocal reading glasses might just be the answer!  We know that if you’re purchasing a pair of bifocals for the first time it can be difficult finding the answers you’re looking for. To assist you in finding the right pair of bifocals that fit your optical needs, we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions, along with information on our Readers.com bifocals.

What are bifocal reading glasses?

Bifocals are lenses that have two focal points. At Readers.com, our bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

The unmagnified upper section helps you focus out in the distance while doing activities such as driving, watching tv, cooking, etc. On the bottom of the bifocal lens you will select your reading power, which helps you see up close while doing activities such as looking at a map, reading a book, sewing, and following a recipe.

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Doesn’t “bifocal” mean a lens has two focal points in it?

It does! Although the top of the bifocal lens is clear (also known as “plano”), it allows you to see at a distance without correction, giving the lens two focal points: the unmagnified upper lens and the lower bifocal insert portion.

 

What are bifocal sunglasses?

Like our regular bifocal readers, these sunglasses are unmagnified at the top, and have your reading power in the bottom portion of the lens. The bifocal power helps with seeing your speedometer, writing on a scorecard, reading a compass, etc. If you are an avid fisher you will love how our polarized bifocal reading sunglasses allow you to see out into the water and also look down to bait your line or remove the prized fish you just caught.  

As an added bonus, all of our reading sunglasses are UVA/UVB protected!

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What are customizable bifocals?

Customizable bifocals are perfect for people who have different powers in each eye, but the top of the lens still cannot have power added.  If you have a need for customizable bifocals we highly encourage you to check with your eye doctor to confirm your reading power before ordering, as these glasses are custom-made at our local lab and are non-returnable and non-refundable.

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Do you carry no-line or executive bifocals?

No–to be accurate, no-line bifocals do not exist. There are lenses called progressives, which we do not carry, and are commonly confused as no-line bifocals. These are different because they have multiple focal points and not just two.

Executive bifocals are lenses that have the bifocal power across the entire width of the bottom section of the lens, rather than the half moon (“flat top”) bifocals our readers have.

 

Is it possible to order power in the top portion of the lens?

Since our glasses are pre-manufactured and cannot be changed, it is not possible to order bifocals with a different magnification in the top and bottom of the lens.

 

Still have questions?

Didn’t see your question answered above? We’d love to assist you! Just ask your question in the comments and we’ll make sure you receive an answer.

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Makeup Readers: The Ultimate Cosmetic Accessory //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/ //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:44:56 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14641 Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other […]

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Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other are over!

For days when you’re traveling and can’t lug your magnified vanity mirror with you, or for those of you who don’t have the counter space for another mirror, these makeup readers will change the way you apply make up…for good.     

The Carrie Makeup Reader is designed to allow you to wear your readers with the proper magnification* while simultaneously applying makeup in the mirror. Simply switch the swiveling lens when you need to do the other eye! The lens is fully magnified in powers up to +3.00.

*Determining Your Power for a Makeup Reader

The standard reading distance is 12-18 inches. With this in mind, you should consider how close you typically stand to the mirror when applying your makeup. The further away you stand from the mirror the lower your power should be (using your reading power as a baseline), and the closer you stand to the mirror the higher your power should be. Never purchased reading glasses before? No problem! You can easily find your power by using our PowerFinder.

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Popular Destinations for Snowbirds in Search of Warmer Winter Climates //wp.readers.com/blog/popular-destinations-snowbirds-search-warmer-winter-climates/ //wp.readers.com/blog/popular-destinations-snowbirds-search-warmer-winter-climates/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:25:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14620 Winter temperatures are rearing their ugly heads, and if you haven’t already migrated south for the winter (even for a quick vacation), you’re probably wishing you’d done so. Whether you’re planning ahead for next year or thinking about escaping the snow, sleet, and below-freezing temps that are upon us now, we recommend you follow the […]

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Winter temperatures are rearing their ugly heads, and if you haven’t already migrated south for the winter (even for a quick vacation), you’re probably wishing you’d done so. Whether you’re planning ahead for next year or thinking about escaping the snow, sleet, and below-freezing temps that are upon us now, we recommend you follow the snowbirds’* lead and find warmer temperatures!

*“Snowbirds” are baby boomers and retirees that head south to warmer climates during the winter season.

Austin, Texas

The warm sea climate and rolling hills of Austin make it one of the most scenic cities to visit in Texas during the winter months. With temperatures in the mid-60s, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, bird watching, kayaking, fishing, and hunting in this mild winter weather.

Featured reader: The Petty

 

Charleston, South Carolina

Winter visitors will only need to pack a light jacket when visiting Charleston in the winter months, but this historic city is known for more than its mild winter temps. Visit any of the eleven theatres, take a historic walking tour, reserve a tee time at any of the waterfront golf courses, or stroll down Museum Mile to experience the city first-hand. Plus, visiting during the winter months has its perks, since Charleston’s Wine and Food Festival takes place in late February and features the city’s best food and vino.

Featured reader: The Avenue Reading Sunglasses

 

Gulf Shores, Alabama

White sandy beaches are as close as you’ll get to seeing snow in Gulf Shores! The mild temperatures may still be too cool for a swim, but the sunshine, greenery, and miles of sand will make you forget it’s winter. For all you oyster lovers, the winter is prime season for oysters, so bring your appetite and prepare to melt away those winter blues.   

Featured reader: The Key West Reading Sunglasses

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

Trade your snow boots for sandals when you arrive in Honolulu! You’ll spend most of your time near the water, as the winter months bring big waves to Hawaii’s North Shore, and surfers will keep you entertained for hours as they ride large waves. Not a surfing fan? How about whale watching? Humpback whales will be frequenting the shores of Honolulu, as winter is peak mating season.

Featured reader: The Tropical

 

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think of winter getaways, but with the endless entertainment options, it’s a must-visit city. With its generally mild winter temps, the perfect way to see the city is via an Old Town Trolley! Music City has endless museums, historic hotels, live entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and more!

Featured reader: The Silas Reading Sunglasses

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Shake off those winter blues while smooth jazz fills the cobblestone streets! Exploring the rich culture of the French Quarter in temperatures averaging in the mid-60s certainly beats hunkering down for the next snowstorm. Famous for its cuisine – gumbo, po’ boys, jambalaya, beignets and more – your stay in New Orleans will not disappoint in any way!

Featured reader: The Versailles 

 

Orlando, Florida

Orlando’s pleasant winter temperatures make it a prime time to channel your inner kid and visit any of the city’s popular theme parks! If you prefer surrounding yourself with nature rather than roller coasters, a scenic boat tour through any of Orlando’s parks will reveal the local wildlife also reveling in the area’s warmer weather. This centrally located city is a short car ride away from any of the surrounding beaches and a fun day trip!

Featured readers: The Minnie Bifocal

 

San Diego, California

San Diego is the perfect California destination for snowbirds across the country. With mild weather year-round, winter will seem like any other season while you’re in San Diego! In this waterfront city, there is something for everyone – from museums to parks and gardens, to whale watching tours and more!

Featured reader: The Surf Reading Sunglasses

 

Savannah, Georgia

Grab your sun readers and hit the town to experience the history and charm of Savannah! With mild winter temperatures, you’re free to spend your days fishing, on historic tours, attending food and music festivals, golfing, or relaxing on the shoreline.

Featured reader: The January Bifocal Reading Sunglasses

 

Scottsdale, Arizona

The sun shines nearly every day of the year in Scottsdale, making this an ideal winter destination. While you’re there, you can choose how to spend your time. Take in the desert and all of its natural beauty in the Desert Botanical Garden, practice your putting on any of the hundreds of golf courses, or hike the desert mountains – whatever the warm winter day inspires you to do!

Featured readers: The Calloway 


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5 Ways to Measure Without a Ruler //wp.readers.com/blog/5-ways-to-measure-without-a-ruler/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-ways-to-measure-without-a-ruler/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:14:50 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14101 The right tools are essential for completing any household project. Speaking of DIY, our team has rounded up a list of items you probably have around your house that will save you a trip to Lowe’s, and assist you in getting the measurements you need to get your project started. Sidenote: Taking the proper measurements […]

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The right tools are essential for completing any household project. Speaking of DIY, our team has rounded up a list of items you probably have around your house that will save you a trip to Lowe’s, and assist you in getting the measurements you need to get your project started.

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Sidenote: Taking the proper measurements to complete your projects can be near impossible when you’re squinting. If you find you are straining your eyes with those fine details it is time to make reading glasses an essential part of your took kit. We’ve made it easy to find which reading glasses best fit your face with our printable mm ruler

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5 Books Perfect For Celebrating National Book Lovers Day //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-books-perfect-for-celebrating-national-book-lovers-day/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:25:32 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14384   Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book. In case you need suggestions for reading material, […]

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Today is National Book Lovers Day, which ranks up there with Christmas morning for us bibliophiles. To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of our favorite reads and giving you permission to slip away to your favorite reading spot and escape into a good book.

In case you need suggestions for reading material, here are 5 books we think you’ll enjoy:

 

“On Becoming Fearless…In Love, Work, and Life”

In her book, “On Becoming Fearless…In Love, Work, and Life,” author, syndicated columnist, and business woman Arianna Huffington empowers women to become bold from the inside out.  Huffington examines the ways in which fear affects the lives of women, and the steps anyone can take to conquer fear.

“Hidden Figures”

This #1 New York Times bestseller tells the amazing true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped win the space race. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

“Hidden Figures” chronicles these women’s careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

“Present Over Perfect”

In “Present over Perfect” you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Author Shauna Niequist pens a collection of essays focused on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

“The Nest”

“The Nest” is a novel about the Plumb siblings who are waiting for their inheritance (affectionately called the nest) to be dispersed once the youngest sister turns 40. The nest has been growing exponentially since their father’s untimely death when they were all adolescents, and each one of the Plumbs has been making poor financial decisions in the hopes of being bailed out by the nest.

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In her debut novel, author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to spotlight what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

“Lilac Girls”

“Lilac Girls” is inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine as it follows the lives of three women: New York socialite Caroline Ferriday, Polish teenager Kasia Kuzmerick, and German doctor Herta Oberheuser. These three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Author Martha Hall Kelly reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

 

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Top 30 Summer Outings //wp.readers.com/blog/top-30-summer-outings/ //wp.readers.com/blog/top-30-summer-outings/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:53:08 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14331 It’s summertime and the living is easy. From outdoor markets to afternoons spent reading on the patio, everything is a little sweeter in the summer. To usher you into a summer state of mind, we’ve pulled together a list of top 30 summer outings that will have you making the most of those lazy summer […]

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. From outdoor markets to afternoons spent reading on the patio, everything is a little sweeter in the summer. To usher you into a summer state of mind, we’ve pulled together a list of top 30 summer outings that will have you making the most of those lazy summer days:

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