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  • Hear Hear: Summerific Music Playlist June 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Hear Hear: Summerific Music Playlist June 2014

    From the 4th of July barbecue to your next road trip, you’ll need some rockin’ summer-perfect tunes. We’ve stacked our “Summerific” playlist with ear-candy favorites and up-n-comers like Bruno Mars, Future Islands, Raphael Saadiq, Wilco and more. Follow us on Spotify. Having trouble? Sign up for a free Spotify account. Playlist features Carly Rae Jepsen, [&hellip...

  • Summer Reading Round-Up: Laugh. Cry. Learn.

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Summer Reading Round-Up: Laugh. Cry. Learn.

    Repeat after us: the three Rs of summer are rest, relaxation, and reading. With textbooks on the back burner (for now), we’ve rounded up some of the hottest titles for lounging – and laughing and learning and weeping – poolside. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt This epic thriller follows a 13-year-old Manhattanite and his connection [&hellip...

  • Resume Rebrand: Get Inspired – and Grab Recruiters Attention – with a Creative Resume

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Resume Rebrand: Get Inspired – and Grab Recruiters Attention – with a Creative Resume

    For recent grads, summer intern seekers, and job hunters, a standout resume is key. And your experience will speak for itself – if the recruiter gives it more than the standard 10 seconds. So what can you do to break through the black-and-white clutter? For some branding-savvy job searchers – like LEGO Leah, who made [&hellip...

  • Fatherly Love: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Dad

    May 29, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Fatherly Love: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Dad

    Dear old dad. Whether you call him father, pops, daddy, or only when you need money, we’ve got a book for him. Here, you’ll find our Staff Picks by, for, and about dads and other interesting men. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Be sure to include a box of tissues. The [&hellip...

  • Textbook.com’s Goodbye Semester, Hello Summer Music Playlist | May 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Textbook.com’s Goodbye Semester, Hello Summer Music Playlist | May 2014

    Next time mom says, “What’s that racket?” you can say, “I read this article about this book ‘Musicophilia’ by neurologist Oliver Sacks, and he says music improves ‘mood, behavior, even cognitive function.’” Then maybe grab some headphones so mom can read in peace. Herein, our music playlist contribution to sunnier moods, better studying sessions, and [&hellip...

  • Mother Lode: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Mother’s Day

    May 6, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Mother Lode: Must-Reads & Giftable Books for Mother’s Day

    She’s been your clothes (and heart) mender, encouraging listener, and best-cookies-ever baker. She’s pretty much your everything. To celebrate Mother’s Day (and perhaps to remind you it’s this Sunday), we’ve gathered some of our favorite books about moms, strong women, and the people who love them. Awww. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy [&hellip...

  • 5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    Feb 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    As a nursing student, there’s a lot you bring to the table. You’ve got the book smarts – plus awesome interpersonal skills, an enormous capacity for compassion, and the ability to intuit exactly what kind of care your patients need. Equipped with all of these invaluable things, you’re on the right track to a deeply [&hellip...

  • What Do Turkeys and T. Rex Have in Common?

    Nov 25, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    What Do Turkeys and T. Rex Have in Common?

    It’s common knowledge that Tom Turkey can trace his lineage back to The Land Before Time — there’s a veritable cornucopia of evidence supporting the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs. As we all gather to feast on secret-recipe stuffing, Grandma’s green bean casserole, cranberry sauce (if that’s your thing) and, of course, turkey, let’s take [&hellip...

  • The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    Oct 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    College students, a good pen could boost your grades. Hear us out. If you were to walk into any lecture hall today, you’d see a smattering of students typing notes on sleek laptops and tablets. Many students, though, still see the value in taking notes by hand. (In fact, recently we asked our readers how [&hellip...

  • Do Engineering Students Need a Powerful College Calculator?

    Oct 1, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Do Engineering Students Need a Powerful College Calculator?

    College engineering classes offer mathematical challenges far more advanced than anything most students see in high school. Generally, people assume that they need a powerful college calculator for these classes. As an engineering student, sometimes I found such calculators to be enormously useful, but in other cases they can be unnecessary or even hinder learning. [&hellip...