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  • Get Into Character with Our Halloween Costume Bingo Card

    Oct 30, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Get Into Character with Our Halloween Costume Bingo Card

    Book lovers! Literati! Pageturners-in-arms! Lend us your bingo stamps. Download the Halloween Costumes Bingo Card and play along as you make the dressed-up rounds. ...

  • 18 Horror Books to Scare the Bleep Out of You This Halloween

    Oct 29, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    18 Horror Books to Scare the Bleep Out of You This Halloween

    Ghosts & goblins. Doomsday devils & blood-sucking vampires. Stone-cold killers & killer computers. If these are your kind of fright-night friends, then you’re going to make a lot of new pals this delightful, frightful roundup of horror books, scary stories, and ghostly novellas. ...

  • 17 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your College Major

    Oct 24, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    17 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your College Major

    Tourist. Mummy. Marathon runner. Doctor. Ghost. Graduate. Leave the boring costume ideas to the other kids. You? You’re going to get clever. All while paying creative homage to your college major. ...

  • Hello, Gorgeous: 17 of the Prettiest College Campuses

    Oct 20, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Hello, Gorgeous: 17 of the Prettiest College Campuses

    As fall settles in and the leaves start to turn, we look at our picks for some of the prettiest college campuses in the U.S. From grand and gorgeous quads to picturesque white steeples towering above a leafy backdrop, these beautiful college campuses are known for their architectural offerings, awe-inspiring vistas, and camera-ready settings...

  • Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Sep 26, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Graphic Novels in the Classroom

    Think graphic novels are just for kids? Think again. We spoke to professors who incorporate graphic novels and comics into their curriculum and design whole courses around them. ...

  • Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    Sep 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: How Many Banned Classics Have You Read?

    As Banned Books Week continues, we look at Banned Classics. The ones you nostalgically look back on as shaping your high school years, the ones you’ve read over and over, the ones sitting in a bedside stack as you settle into more fall reading. How many of these Banned Classic Books have you read? Download the checklist and play along - and read - at home. ...

  • Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Sep 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged or Banned Books

    Our beloved Harry Potter under fire? The formidable Maya Angelou taking heat over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? The whimsical poetry of Shel Silverstein pinned as “suggestive”? Yes – all of these have at one time landed themselves on the Banned Books list. This week, we highlight these and other endangered titles as [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    Sep 12, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Gourmet: 21 Easy Recipes for College Students

    In a dining hall rut? Is getting take out every night too expensive? We rounded up some quick and tasty recipes for college students that you can easily cook up in your dorm-friendly microwave, slow cooker, toaster oven, or panini press. From lasagna and chocolate cake to kale crisps and frittatas, these dishes are a [&hellip...

  • Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Sep 2, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Making Friends in College, 7 Ways in 7 Days

    Making friends in college might be the most daunting thing for freshmen. You’re in a new place with lots of question marks in front of you. What if I don’t get along with my roommate? Did I choose the right classes? Will I be able to maintain good grades and my HALO ranking...

  • Fatherly Love: 9 Must-Gift Books for Dad

    May 29, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Fatherly Love: 9 Must-Gift Books for Dad

    Dear old dad. Whether you call him father, pops, daddy, or only when you need money, we’ve gathered our list of must-gift books for dad. Here, you’ll find our Staff Picks by, for, and about dads and other interesting men...

  • Textbook.com’s Summer Music Playlist – May 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Textbook.com’s 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...

  • Textbook.com’s Summer Music Playlist June 2014

    May 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Textbook.com’s Summer 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” music playlist with ear-candy favorites and up-n-comers like Bruno Mars, Future Islands, Raphael Saadiq, Wilco, and more...

  • 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 our summer reading list of some of the hottest titles for lounging – and laughing and learning and weeping – poolside...

  • Mother Lode: 5 Must-Gift Books for Mother’s Day

    May 6, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Mother Lode: 5 Must-Gift 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 for mother’s day — for and about moms, strong women, and the people who love them. Awww...

  • 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 Things About Your College Roommate

    Oct 1, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    The 5 Best Things About Your College Roommate

    Living with a roommate is one of the best experiences you can have in college. Sure, you’re not guaranteed to be lifelong best friends with your college roommate, but it’s really helpful and rewarding to live with someone with whom you get along. My roommates were all great people who prove that there are many [&hellip...

  • Stress Relief for College Students: Do a Quick Yoga Workout

    Sep 30, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • College LifeRead More »
    Stress Relief for College Students: Do a Quick Yoga Workout

    Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility, work on balance, and reduce stress. At college, fitting these things in with a hectic schedule becomes even more important. I find that I don’t always have time to go through a lengthy routine. Instead, I end up doing short yoga workouts when I can [&hellip...

  • No More Excuses! 30 Minute Dorm Room Cardio Workout

    Sep 20, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    No More Excuses! 30 Minute Dorm Room Cardio Workout

    No more excuses for not finishing your daily cardio workout. Getting in shape doesn’t require a gym or lots of time. Just 30 minutes in your dorm can provide a quick cardio workout in between study sessions. Between classes, a part-time job, studying, and extracurricular activities, it seemed like I never found time to go [&hellip...

  • A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    Sep 19, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    It’s no secret that college is stressful, but squeezing in a 30-minute Pilates workout before classes or after finishing a paper is a great way to stay healthy while in school. Like many college students, I fell victim to the dreaded “Freshman 15,” even though I played a sport. I was also pretty stressed just [&hellip...

  • Squeezing Weight Training Into Your Schedule

    Sep 18, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    Squeezing Weight Training Into Your Schedule

    I remember starting college dreading the “freshmen fifteen.” Thanks in part to my fears, I tried my best to work out every day. College, however, is a busy time, and weight training sessions were hard to keep on my list of priorities. I found it was easier to fit in short 30-minute weight training sessions [&hellip...