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  • 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...

  • 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” 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 for mother’s day — for and about moms, strong women, and the people who love them. Awww...

  • 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...

  • Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    Oct 1, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    The add-drop period has always been a saving grace for me. It is usually a week long, occurs at the beginning of the semester, and gives me the freedom to move in and out of college classes without penalty. The system offers me peace of mind. I can try out all my classes, safe with [&hellip...