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These moderately priced reading glasses come recommended by ASE reader Lindsay E.  I ordered several pairs and I love them.  My daughters adore my new glasses, mainly because they are larger than ones I usually wear.  Apparently, I’ve been wearing ‘old lady’ reading glasses.  These glasses are big, bold and really fun.  There are over 100 styles and colors.

In addition to regular reading glasses, they sell over 70 colors and styles of oversized glasses, left photo. These remind me of the glasses that 99-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel wears, below.


Finally, they offer 18 types of Blue Light Blocking glasses.


The next time you get a head cold or are congested from allergies, try humming to get relief.  Nasal congestion means that your naval cavities and sinuses are inflamed which can cause a sinus infection. Humming can release 15 – 20 times more nitric oxide, which increases circulation and air flow, into the blood vessels of the nasal passages.  That will help flush out the congestion.


If you missed the V & A Museum’s  Exhibition – Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, you can see it on YouTube.  It is an exhibit about the kimono as “a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion”.  It follows the garment from the 1660s to present day, in Japan and the rest of the world.  The Victoria & Albert Museum has released 5 tours of this exhibit on You Tube.


Check out the best films that began as books on Netflix.  They have divided the list up into categories like Comedies, Action Movies, Thrillers, Award Winning Films, Dramas, Romantic Movies and many more.  Now I have a long list of books I want to read!