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  • So You Want to Get Into the Music Business? Intern Q&A

    Feb 1, 2015 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    So You Want to Get Into the Music Business? Intern Q&A

    Check out our Q&A with Berklee College of Music student Sarah Munger about her music business internship and advice for fellow music majors...

  • Floor It: 8 Easy Pilates Moves You Can Do Anywhere

    Jan 28, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Floor It: 8 Easy Pilates Moves You Can Do Anywhere

    Looking for a new workout to keep up with your fitness resolution? This Pilates routine makes for an easy at-home or dorm room workout. ...

  • Pencil Pusher: A Pencil Enthusiast on His Top 5 Picks

    Jan 23, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Pencil Pusher: A Pencil Enthusiast on His Top 5 Picks

    Pencils – relegated, boring, yellow. Think again, says pencil enthusiast Andy Welfle. We caught up with him about his love for these wooden wonders and his top 5 pencil picks. ...

  • 14 Books Every Law Student Should Read

    Jan 22, 2015 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    14 Books Every Law Student Should Read

    The LSAT review books are behind you and your tattered copy of “Black’s Law Dictionary” never leaves your side. So what other books should be on your law school shelf? 14 books every law student should read...

  • Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions

    Jan 9, 2015 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions

    Got the interview? Congratulations. Now you need to prep. We pulled some tough interview questions from InternMatch.com and asked two experienced internship seekers how to answer some tough and “trick” questions. ...

  • Internship Profile: Q&A with a Smithsonian Library Intern

    Jan 7, 2015 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Internship Profile: Q&A with a Smithsonian Library Intern

    Check out our Q&A with a Smithsonian library intern about her internship experience and advice for fellow history majors and aspiring curators...

  • Start the Semester Right: Your Month-by-Month Game Plan

    Dec 31, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Start the Semester Right: Your Month-by-Month Game Plan

    Winter break is wrapping up and spring semester is just around the corner. As you come out from under the egg nog haze, you’ll need to look at the term ahead and lay your “preparation” foundation. ...

  • A Life Coach’s Roadmap for Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Dec 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    A Life Coach’s Roadmap for Your New Year’s Resolutions

    There are hundreds of new years resolutions to make, and as many ways to break them. Brad Waters, a licensed social worker and career-life coach, wants you to reevaluate how you’ll reach your goal. Mistake #1? Read on. ...

  • Read the Book First: This Year’s Top Movies Based on Books

    Dec 19, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Read the Book First: This Year’s Top Movies Based on Books

    With the recently announced Golden Globe nominations and the soon-to-follow Oscars nods, movie-going season is in full swing. In keeping with a long-held Hollywood tradition, many of this year’s top offerings are movies based on books, memoirs, and biographies. We’ve rounded up the best of best. ...

  • Just Desserts: Easy Holiday Cookie, Candy & Dessert Recipes

    Dec 12, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Just Desserts: Easy Holiday Cookie, Candy & Dessert Recipes

    It’s the time of the year to indulge. In cookies, in fudge, in any sort of sweet treat you desire. To sate your sweet tooth, and maybe cross a few people off your list, we rounded up 10 easy dessert recipes, perfect for parties, gifting, or “just because.”...

  • 7 Ways to Get the Most Cash for Textbook Buyback

    Dec 10, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    7 Ways to Get the Most Cash for Textbook Buyback

    Cash. We could all use a little extra of it this time of year. Holiday travel, presents, next semester’s books – there’s no shortage of things to spend it on. So now how do you get more of it? Sell back your books via our textbook buyback program, of course. And we’ve got some pointers on how to ensure, maximize, and otherwise up your buyback cash total. ...

  • 10 Easy Yoga Moves to Seriously De-stress

    Dec 5, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Easy Yoga Moves to Seriously De-stress

    ‘Tis the season – for major stressing. Between final exams, the holidays, family visits, running errands, a full social calendar, and stretching your budget to pay for all those presents, you might find yourself a little more stressed out than usual. Yoga instructor Shayna Skarf to the rescue...

  • Focus In and Chill Out Study Music Playlist

    Dec 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Focus In and Chill Out Study Music Playlist

    Working on that big term paper or studying for your final exams? Load up our “Focus In & Chill Out” study music playlist and hit the books...

  • 7 Classic Books to Read Over the Holidays

    Dec 1, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    7 Classic Books to Read Over the Holidays

    Need inspiration, escape, or humor this holiday? You’re in luck - this round-up of classic books has all three. From romantic fantasies and high comedy to uplifting storylines and aspirational characters, there’s a feel-good option for everyone. And we promise – no essay required! ...

  • Give Back: 9 Ways to Volunteer This Thanksgiving

    Nov 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Give Back: 9 Ways to Volunteer This Thanksgiving

    This week kicks off the year’s time of reflection, connection, and giving back. In the spirit of changes big and small, we’ve rounded up 9 ways to volunteer and give thanks. Donating a day of service or even just a couple of hours of time can make a huge difference in someone’s life...

  • 10 Winter Fashion Essentials: Keep Warm & Keep In Style

    Nov 14, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    10 Winter Fashion Essentials: Keep Warm & Keep In Style

    The hats and gloves are out of storage – and you’re going to need a lot of cute things to go with them. That means refreshing your winter fashion wardrobe with cold-weather essentials that don't sacrifice on style. ...

  • Informational Interview: Q&A with an Architecture Intern

    Nov 11, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Informational Interview: Q&A with an Architecture Intern

    Applying to be an architecture intern? Some advice, tips, and tricks from senior Travis Schneider about his "diverse and compelling" architecture internship...

  • The 25 Minute Dorm Room Workout

    Nov 7, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    The 25 Minute Dorm Room Workout

    Get into shape with this quick 25 minute workout in the dorm, at home, or on the go. No equipment required, no excuses allowed!...

  • Easy College Meals and Dining Hall Hacks

    Nov 5, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Easy College Meals and Dining Hall Hacks

    A plain ol’ grilled cheese? Pasta with red sauce and a slice of bread? Grilled chicken over steamed broccoli? Not with Priya Krishna's dining hall hacks by your side. ...

  • Taking a Study Break: 77 Ways to Chill Out & Focus Up

    Nov 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Taking a Study Break: 77 Ways to Chill Out & Focus Up

    Whether you’re cramming for this week’s test or plugging away on a big paper, the simple truth is studies show that taking a study break every hour or so improves attention span, performance, and productivity...