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Winter Bucket List: 100 Things To Do This Winter

General By December 8, 2021 Tags: , , No Comments

Ah, winter! The delight of the first snow; Christmas decorations are everywhere. You develop a habit of lighting candles every night and keep cuddling in warm blankets—to bring the feeling of hygge. And unless you live somewhere in Arizona, you get a stylish puffer coat—partly because you need to make contact with the outside world and because it brightens up the fact that the weather is nasty most of the time and everything around is cold and dark. The temptation to cozy up on the couch and watch Netflix non-stop is almost irresistible. 

Don’t give up so easily! Winter might not be the ideal period to stay outdoors for long hours (yet again, reviewing the events of the last year in retrospect, let’s hope we have this choice when we’d like it…), but it’s the time to reflect and take care of ourselves and people around us. It is also the time to get creative and try new things. 

We decided to help you here, and in this article, we’ve compiled a list of 100 things you can do this winter—either alone or with your family and friends—to make winter feel nice. Our list ranges in effort: some days, you may be ready to try a new craft or have fun with your friends, while on other days, a cup of hot cocoa will be good enough. Let’s have a look!


ISBN 10 vs. ISBN 13 – What’s the Difference?

All about books By November 29, 2021 Tags: , No Comments

An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number, found on every published book and contains a series of unique numbers.

‘An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication.’ Wikipedia

The ISBN is usually found on the back of a book and is accompanied with a barcode.

So, why do you need to know the difference between ISBN 10 and ISBN 13?


Slader (Quizlet Explanations) vs. Chegg Study vs. Course Hero—Textbook Solutions Comparison

Study tips By November 24, 2021 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Complicated subjects and homework overload make many students struggle in class. Overwhelmed with the number of assignments and being short of time, many seek assistance online. Many platforms claim to be both competent and effective in dealing with student needs and capable of meeting their requirements—to lessen the workload, cover knowledge gaps, provide 24/7 expert assistance, give answers, and help improve understanding and grades. Yet, all of them have their specific features, and the key to success is to make an informed decision. 

In this article, we’ve compiled a comparison of the three most popular learning platforms for students, their features, costs, pros and cons so that you can find the best textbook solution option for you. Following the brief comparison chart are the detailed reviews of the platforms.


Where To Sell Antique Books & Rare Books

All about books By November 19, 2021 Tags: , , , No Comments

Rare and antique books can be collectible items if they are in good condition and in demand, but it can be hard to determine whether your books are valuable and, if they are, where to sell them to get the best price for your items. Rare and antique book buyers often frequent certain web pages and auction sites in the hopes to find themselves a special edition. Whether you are selling old classics, rare cookbooks, or a signed first edition, we have a few tips and tricks to help you out.


10 Questions & Answers About Access Codes for Textbooks

Study tips By November 16, 2021 Tags: No Comments

When you first attend college, the world of academia and textbooks can be overwhelming. Quite often, you may hear professors discussing ‘access codes’, but what are they? Do you need them? And how can you purchase them? Here are our top 10 questions that people commonly ask about access codes and the answers you need. Let’s take a closer look.


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