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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. ...

  • Make a Difference Day Volunteer Opportunities

    Oct 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Make a Difference Day Volunteer Opportunities

    This Saturday marks Make a Difference Day, the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. Inspired by the campaign’s can-do do-good attitude, we rounded up volunteer opportunities from around the country. ...

  • Q&A with a Fashion Intern at Oscar de la Renta

    Oct 22, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Q&A with a Fashion Intern at Oscar de la Renta

    As a fashion merchandising management major at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Chelsea Turpin trained in JC Penney’s leadership program before her internship at a luxury eyewear showroom in New York City. Then she shot for the top. And got there. “I’ve always wanted to work with a high-end designer," says Turpin. "Who’s bigger than Oscar de la Renta?” ...

  • 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...

  • Savings 101: 45+ Student Discounts You Need to Know Now

    Oct 13, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Savings 101: 45+ Student Discounts You Need to Know Now

    We know you appreciate a good deal – heck, you shop with us here Textbooks.com and save big time on your books each semester. Now savvy shoppers can rejoice - and indulge your inner fashionista, decor lover, and tech guru guilt-free with this round-up of 45+ student discounts. ...

  • Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    Oct 8, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Studying Abroad: Your Passport to These 8 Key Job Skills

    We polled a few managers on their most desirable traits for new employees, and sure enough, your three months studying abroad in London or a summer in Beijing is no doubt preparing you for your first job out of school...

  • Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Storage Ideas

    Oct 1, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Dorm Room Organization: 12 DIY Projects & Storage Ideas

    You’re moved in. You’re unpacked (hopefully). But there’s still some stowing and spiffing up left to do. Get inspired – and get hands on – with our roundup of creative DIY projects and upcycled storage and dorm room organization ideas...

  • 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. ...

  • Q&A with a Hollywood Film Production Intern

    Sep 23, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Q&A with a Hollywood Film Production Intern

    Meet Imogen Browder. California native. English major. Tufts University junior. Creator, writer, and executive producer of the web series, Jules and Monty, a modern-day interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. This summer she added film production intern to her resume, working on the Warner Brothers lot for Mad Chance, the production company behind films like “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Get Smart,” and the upcoming “American Sniper” with Bradley Cooper. Read on for our Q&A with Imogen about her internship experience, challenges, and advice...

  • 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...

  • Professor AMAs on Reddit: The Best of the Best

    Sep 16, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Professor AMAs on Reddit: The Best of the Best

    Ever wanted to get inside your professor’s head? Get in on the secrets behind good grades and the best excuses? Thanks to our cherry-picked Q&As from professor AMAs on Reddit, you can. For the uninitiated, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything – an open invitation forum for Reddit users to ask the interview guest of [&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...

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks

    Sep 9, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Everything You Wanted to Know about eTextbooks

    eTextbooks, digital editions, eLearning materials. They’re all you’re hearing about. And whatever name they go by, they are one of the hottest growth areas in higher learning. If you’re an early adopter, you know why. All eight of your course books on your laptop? What’s not to love. For newcomers, eTextbooks are one of the [&hellip...

  • Upperclassmen Advice for College Freshmen

    Sep 3, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Upperclassmen Advice for College Freshmen

    As a freshman, or perhaps the parent of one, you probably have a lot of questions (and fears, hopes, and dreams, too!) Everyone that goes to college does – it’s normal to be shy, afraid, overly ambitious, or completely overwhelmed by the unknown. So we decided to ask some of your fellow upperclassmen their advice [&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...

  • 10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2014

    Aug 27, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2014

    It’s that time of the year. The time for new friends, new classes, and – oh, yes – new textbooks. (Or used textbooks, we love used textbooks, too!) It’s also time for the list of fall’s most popular textbooks. Every so often we are asked, What are your best-selling textbooks, the cream of the studying [&hellip...

  • Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Aug 25, 2014 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Dear Interns: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Get the Most Later

    Your fall internship. The first day is just around the corner. You’ll be gaining hands-on experience, building a wow-worthy resume, and impressing future references with your can-do attitude. As you settle into your new internship position, keep in mind these must-do’s so that your part-time co-op is laying the perfect foundation for that future full-time [&hellip...