6 Awesome Apps to Sell Stuff Online: Locally and Sustainably

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There are several sustainable ways of getting rid of used stuff: recycling, donating, reusing, sharing. These actions will definitely bring us sustainability karma points but not that much money. But what if you want to sell valuable stuff, like branded clothing, electronics, textbooks? You have several sustainable options, such as to sell locally or use eco-friendly marketplaces. Here is our top-list of 6 awesome apps to sell stuff online.

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Great news from BooksRun: Ship your used books with no need to print a shipping label

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Usually, when you sell your books or return rentals, you need to send the used books to the venue that provides buyback or rental services. To send them, you need to print a shipping label and attach it to the package. Easy, right? Yes, if you have a printer at home. If you don’t, you have to find a way to get this label printed. Yes, in 2021.

BooksRun found a better way. Now you can use a special QR code instead of looking for a printer to print a shipping label. No printing, no papers, no problems shipping your books to BooksRun!

Fast and easy – ship your books to us when you sell or return rentals without printing shipping labels! Just show the QR code to the mail carrier to send the books.

Carriers included: FedEx and USPS

The feature is available for the following services:

  • Buyback (when you sell your used books to us)
  • Rentals Return (when you return the books you rented from us)
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The Most Engaging Movies and Books on Sports History

why you should read books on sports history 

2020 will be written down in sports history books as a year of lost hope and cravings for live events. It was the fourth time in the history of sports when the Summer Olympics were canceled (the games were also put on hold in 1916, 1940, and 1944). Finally, after sports were on hold for a year, we are back in the game! Faithful fans, if not back to the stadiums, are back to their screens, fervently watching their favorite sports.

This season is remarkably packed compared to the stillness of 2020, both with live events and controversies spurred around such initiatives as the European Super League or whether we should hold the Olympics this year at all. In the time between watching your favorite sportsmen and women pedaling, running, jumping, kicking, and serving, have you ever wondered about the history of sports you’re so inspired by? Sports books and movies based on true stories amount to a fulfilling opportunity to learn more about a particular sport so that you can later maximize your excitement from live sports events, training, and performing yourself! 

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How Much is a Book Worth? Know the Answer and Buy Books Cheaply

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What are we paying for when adding a book to our shopping cart? In other words, how much is a book worth? Textbooks are priced over 100$, while some books of the same quality are sold for a price ten times less. So there should be a secret component that determines the price of a book (no, it’s not publishers’ greediness, although sometimes, it is actually the case. So what is it? Knowing the value and market price of a book will help you buy books cheaply and save on items like textbooks, whose prices are artificially high. 

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The Best Textbooks to Buy in 2021, Officially: The Winners of Textbook Awards

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The textbook market is thriving in 2021 — new titles, editions, and reprints appear every minute. But how can you possibly know which are the best textbooks in your subject? Is this introductory textbook of outstanding quality or, on the contrary, this edition appeared in the wake of the textbook pricing racket system? Checking upon Textbook Awards will definitely help you find college books that are based on the most recent scholarship and whose pedagogy is delivered according to the best practices! Find a digest of the best textbooks to buy in 2021 below — only award-winning books included!

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5 Best Chemistry Books for Undergraduates and Beginners

a list of chemistry books for undergraduates and beginners 

From my high school days, I remember that Chemistry books tended to be extremely tedious and complicated — only true science geeks could enjoy this convoluted reading. The times have changed! Now the shelves are filled with fascinating Chemistry books that are excellent for self-study and suitable for total beginners! If you are looking for an easy-read Chemistry book before university, when all the comprehensive studies begin, there will be a treat for you as well! Here is a list of chemistry books that every undergrad student should be familiar with! 

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Learning Languages as an Adult: From Language Textbooks to Planning Fallacies

learning languages as an adult

Have you heard that learning languages as an adult is terribly hard? Maybe these scientific elaborations have even prevented you from embarking on this language journey. However, with the right tools and practices at hand, being above your 20s will not hinder you in mastering a language of your choice. Intrigued? Read more about the myths of learning languages and discover the best studying strategies for your next linguistic endeavor! 

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Book Therapy: How Reading Books Can Help You Feel Better

book therapy can help you treat challenging mental states and live through difficulties

Book Therapy, also known as bibliotherapy, is a fantastic healing practice for book enthusiasts like you and me. It is no secret that books can help you solve problems, boost your mood, and offer condolences. And you do not have to exclusively turn to omnipresent self-help books. Our favorite fiction books, when chosen carefully and read therapeutically, can aid you in treating anxiety and loss as well as live through overwhelming emotions, both positive and negative. Discover how bibliotherapy works, and BooksRun will always support you when it comes to buying books and delivering them on time.

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20 Best History Books That Will Not Leave You Indifferent

a collection of best history books

For all history fans out there — here is an ultimate list of 20 history books that you’d enjoy reading. These will suit humanities students, history enthusiasts, and anybody who is looking for an engaging read. Are you interested in prehistory or the Middle Ages? Or do you want to know more about black history? We have endeavored to include various histories in this collection, sorted more or less chronologically. So aficionados of contemporary history should scroll down without further ado! 

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Tips for Personal Energy Management to Overcome Fatigue and Burnout

personal energy management is useful for overcoming fatigue and low motivation

Feeling tired and low, always running out of time, lacking motivation, experiencing work from home burnout and zoom fatigue… Well, that’s most of us these days. Personal energy management can help you find a way out of this state of depletion and feel your best again. Have you heard of the “manage energy, not time” principle? We’ll explore it in more detail below, giving practical tips on improving your energy levels, overcoming fatigue, and preventing burnout. 

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