Shaking Things Up

Today, the culture of The Reader changes. For going on three years now, I've been putting topical posts together for you all daily and, as great as that has been for my brand, from now on, my posts, which will still be up once a day, will not be restricted to any daily topics. They … Continue reading Shaking Things Up

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How To Afford A Roommate-Free Apartment (Really)

by Brie Dyas If you've exhausted your patience with roommates (or your parents -- no judgment), it might be time to consider the virtues of living alone. The process seems straightforward: Possibly explore the depths of Craigslist, hand over some checks and you're done. But if you've never done the solo move before, you might want … Continue reading How To Afford A Roommate-Free Apartment (Really)

#TrendingThursday Week 121

You've made it through another week.  Just to let you know, this week's articles will have to get you through this week and next because my wonderful girlfriend and I are headed out of town without computers  and where no work will be done, blogging included (I will reply to emails and can be contacted … Continue reading #TrendingThursday Week 121

Five Essential Items for Every Man’s Closet

When it comes to your clothes, it’s worth investing time and money in key pieces that will last a lifetime. by Yale Breslin ONCE UPON A TIME, men’s fashion was simple. A few pairs of jeans, a few good suits and you were set—not just for a season but for years. Talk about the good … Continue reading Five Essential Items for Every Man’s Closet

14 Hidden Tricks and Tools in iOS 8

by Samantha Murphy Kelly Some of the best new features on iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven't used yet. That's because Apple has hidden a collection of new tricks and tools deep into its new mobile operating system, and many aren't easy to find. SEE ALSO: 7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life … Continue reading 14 Hidden Tricks and Tools in iOS 8

Reap What You Sow

I was always told that "trouble don't last always."  I used to wonder if that was true.  But it has to be.  Nothing, good nor bad, lasts forever.  But, if you keep doing good, good will come of it.  It has to.  And it may not come to you right now but isn't there great … Continue reading Reap What You Sow

When a Relative Dies and You Can’t Afford the Funeral

No matter one's age, race, background, or economic status, death is an inevitable part of life, right?  So why don't we plan for it accordingly?  Whether preparing a will, securing a life insurance policy, or communicating your wishes to loved ones, you need to always be setting your family up to have as little to … Continue reading When a Relative Dies and You Can’t Afford the Funeral