The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Thu, 17 May 2018 19:59:03 +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 The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 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 Sun Readers

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to sun reader 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 sun reader 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 → Sun Readers, it’s just that easy!

 

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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!

 

The Jet Setter Prize Package Giveaway

 

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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 bifocals are flat tops, which means they are divided by a thin horizontal line with no power on the upper portion of the lens and the reading power of your choosing on the bottom.

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 magnifications in it?

It does! Although the top of the bifocal lens is clear (also known as “plano”), it is represented as a power of +0.00, giving the lens two powers and focal points: the unmagnified upper lens and the lower bifocal 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 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!

Shop Women’s Bifocal Reading Sunglasses   Shop Men’s Bifocal Reading Sunglasses ›

 

What are customizable bifocals?

Customizable bifocals are perfect for people who have different powers in each eye, but the top of the lens still can not 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 can not 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 Sun Reader

 

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 Sun Reader

 

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 Sun Reader

 

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 Sun Reader

 

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 Sun Reader

 

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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Why We Love Working at Readers.com //wp.readers.com/blog/why-we-love-working-at-readers-com/ //wp.readers.com/blog/why-we-love-working-at-readers-com/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:30:59 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14605 To us, working at Readers.com is more than just selling reading glasses. Our mission is to help people see more clearly so they can live a happier life, and as a company, we work towards that goal every single day. But what you may not know is that our Indiana-based team truly loves working at […]

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To us, working at Readers.com is more than just selling reading glasses. Our mission is to help people see more clearly so they can live a happier life, and as a company, we work towards that goal every single day. But what you may not know is that our Indiana-based team truly loves working at Readers.com. You’ll see that no matter which department we call home, each team member has found they can truly make a difference.

We asked some of our team members why they love working at Readers.com – this is what they had to say:

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4 Things To Learn Online if You’re a Senior Looking for a Hobby //wp.readers.com/blog/4-things-to-learn-online-if-youre-a-senior-looking-for-a-hobby/ //wp.readers.com/blog/4-things-to-learn-online-if-youre-a-senior-looking-for-a-hobby/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:01:14 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14587 At Readers.com, we understand how important hobbies are for continuing personal growth, and have created a Hobbyist Collection to bring you quality readers for your favorite hobbies. As seniors have become comfortable using technology for everything from video chatting with long-distance friends and family to booking the cheapest flights and hotel stays for their next […]

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At Readers.com, we understand how important hobbies are for continuing personal growth, and have created a Hobbyist Collection to bring you quality readers for your favorite hobbies.

As seniors have become comfortable using technology for everything from video chatting with long-distance friends and family to booking the cheapest flights and hotel stays for their next getaway, it isn’t any wonder, then, that some seniors turn to the internet to learn even more new skills and turn them into hobbies.

We’ve collaborated with Karen Weeks from Elder Wellness to bring suggestions on how seniors can use the internet to learn fun, new skills that they can turn into hobbies.

1. How to Play an Instrument

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, there’s no better time than the present. There are several ways you can take music lessons online, including using services such as takelessons.com or lessonface.com. You will have convenient access to a music teacher, and all you’ll need is an internet connection, webcam, and microphone.

You may find that you prefer online music lessons because you can take them in the comfort of your own home any time you want. In many cases, online music lessons cost about the same as an average in-person music lesson, especially because you don’t have to worry about the transportation costs associated with taking private, in-person music lessons. Once you master an instrument, you can take your show on the road and play with friends or book gigs in local coffee houses and bars to make a little extra money.

2. How to Train a Dog

Many seniors are dog owners because they enjoy the company and companionship their four-legged friends offer. You also may have a dog to combat loneliness or to improve your health. Pets have the power to lower stress and blood pressure and help you combat cholesterol, depression, and heart conditions. In fact, when you pet a dog, your body has a positive chemical reaction that lowers the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and increases the feel-good hormone serotonin.

It is much easier to own a well-behaved dog when you are a senior, and that’s why you should learn techniques to train your dog. For example, “useful in so many situations, ‘sit’ is often the first command dogs learn. In fact, most dogs ‘sit’ on their own, so all you have to do is connect the command to the behavior.”

With a little patience, positivity, and dedication, you can learn to train your dog some of the most important skills he needs to be an ideal companion and to make your life easier. If you find that dog training is your calling, you can turn it into a part-time job and train other people’s dogs.

3. How to Cook

Whether you’ve never been the best cook, or you need to learn how to cook for yourself for one reason or another, learning how to cook is an ideal skill for seniors to learn online. Many sites offer recommendations from professional cooks, online cooking classes, videos, and other resources that you can use in your quest to become a better cook.

You also may want to learn how to cook online because our doctor is encouraging you to start eating healthier. Several organizations and institutions offer free courses in healthy cooking online, and seniors benefit from learning about choosing healthier cuts of meat to selecting the best vegetables to promote good health by participating in them. You’ll enjoy sharing your new cooking knowledge with friends at various get-togethers.

4. How to Make Home Repairs

Do-it-yourself skills are all the rage today, and seniors can save a great deal of money by learning how to build or repair things around their own homes. There are more than enough online sites with tutorials, webinars, videos, and other resources that will help you build your knowledge about making home repairs.

One of the most important things you will learn is when it is safe for you to make the repairs yourself and when to call in a professional. For instance, it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to complex electrical and plumbing projects. You’ll save a lot more time and money by calling a licensed electrician or plumber than attempting to DIY through the more advanced tasks on your to-do list.

Seniors can learn a number of fun, useful skills online. If you want to learn new skills that you can turn into a hobby or part-time job, don’t be afraid to enlist the internet as your personal learning guide.

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Readers.com Introduces The Hobbyist Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/readers-com-introduces-the-hobbyist-collection/ //wp.readers.com/blog/readers-com-introduces-the-hobbyist-collection/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:33:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14576 A great practice to ensure continued personal growth is to learn a new hobby, or rekindle a hobby that you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t made time for in awhile. Having a hobby is a great outlet for creativity and fulfillment. At Readers.com, we understand that when it comes to your favorite hobby […]

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A great practice to ensure continued personal growth is to learn a new hobby, or rekindle a hobby that you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t made time for in awhile. Having a hobby is a great outlet for creativity and fulfillment. At Readers.com, we understand that when it comes to your favorite hobby the right pair of readers is critical for those finite details. This is the motivation behind our new Hobbyist Collection. We are bringing you some of our favorite styles from the collection and are excited to see how they accompany you with your hobbies this year.

The Cooper Safety Reader  and The Clove Safety Reader

For the tool-wielding craftsman, we know how important the right pair of safety glasses is to completing your project. The Cooper Bifocal Safety Reader includes clear, OSHA approved ANSI Z87.1 polycarbonate safety lenses with a small section of magnification at the bottom of each lens. These readers will not only protect your eyes, but because they are bifocal readers, you don’t have to keep taking your safety glasses or reading glasses on and off!

The Petty

If this is the year that you decide to dust off your old piano and begin to play again, The Petty is the perfect pair of readers for deciphering those small little music notes. These fully magnified round readers feature a sleek plastic and metal combination frame.

The Lorelai Bifocal

If sewing is your hobby of choice, The Lorelai Bifocal will be the perfect accessory to help you focus on those details that really make your work standout. These retro square readers have a colorful floral printed frame and bifocal lenses that will help your creativity blossom.

The Melody

If you enjoy journaling and seek to take your writing style up a notch, consider a pair of The Melody. This reader’s bold two-toned pattern and fun cat eye shape are sure to have you in an innovative state of mind.

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6 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes To Try This Winter //wp.readers.com/blog/6-slow-cooker-soup-recipes-to-try-this-winter/ //wp.readers.com/blog/6-slow-cooker-soup-recipes-to-try-this-winter/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:48:04 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14569   The cold weather is here to stay for awhile which means it’s officially “soup season”!  When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than warming up with your favorite soup. Slow cooker meals are easy yet so tasty and perfect for chilly nights in. Here are some hearty slow cooker soup recipes from a […]

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The cold weather is here to stay for awhile which means it’s officially “soup season”!  When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than warming up with your favorite soup. Slow cooker meals are easy yet so tasty and perfect for chilly nights in. Here are some hearty slow cooker soup recipes from a few of our favorite food blogs that you should try this season.

Slow-Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

A bowl of potato soup is perfect on a cold day. This loaded potato soup from Taste of Home is a great slow cooker recipe to add to your line up. A grilled cheese pairs well with this soup.

 

Crockpot Beef Stew

Looking for a comfort food that is perfect during the winter months? This Crockpot beef stew recipe is an easy and yummy way to enjoy a night in. With only 10 minutes of prep time, let the crockpot do the work while you spend time with loved ones.

 

Slow Cooker Chili

Sometimes nothing beats a classic! Try this traditional family favorite slow cooker chili. Adding pasta to your chili is also very tasty.

 

Creamy Chicken Dumpling Soup

Chicken and dumplings make for the perfect nostalgic comfort food. With this simple Chicken Dumpling Soup recipe from The Taylor House , you can have them anytime.

 

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

Put a little twist on a classic! Try this Crockpot Lasagna Soup from Family Fresh Meals for a tasty, savory dinner the whole family will enjoy. It is also easy to make this a vegetarian option as well.

 

Crockpot Taco Soup

Spice up your ‘Taco Tuesday’ with this Taco Soup recipe from Life in the Lofthouse. This delicious and unique dinner will be loved by all.

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