Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Everyone

The general availability of e-commerce has increased our everyday convenience: we can shop across the states and the whole world, we can easily reach out to local producers, the ordered items are delivered at our doorstep, and we can rely on various postal companies to take care of our private shipments. But as always, we should be aware of the downfalls of this often corruptive convenience and should act sustainably.

Sending items by post (be it textbooks, clothes returns, or gifts for your friends) is only natural and inevitable, so let’s make this process more sustainable and eco-friendly together. Here is some information about sustainable packaging materials and a few simple steps you can implement right now that will amount to a huge benefit for the environment.

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QUESTION: a revolutionary method for learning from textbooks

an open textbook with an open notebook and a pen

There are a bunch of notetaking and memorization methods out there: a two-column Cornell method, flashcards or mind-maps. These techniques are proven to be beneficial for enhancing one’s level of material’s memorization and recalling. Indeed, it is better to take notes and work through the textbook’s content instead of just reading! However, these methods can be extremely time-consuming and might not yield the expected level of memorization and comprehension. We want to share with you another very appealing and not so painstaking method of learning from a textbook. In a nutshell — instead of writing down quotes or whole paragraphs from your textbooks, you should be forming questions!

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Pomodoro Technique: a time-management tool so many students swear by!

You have noticed a tomato icon in your app store before, right? You might have even downloaded the app and tried using this time-management tool. If this technique with a funny name ‘Pomodoro’ worked for you—well, good to go!

You might not even need to read this article on how to use the technique (no rocket science anyway), but you can still find some advice on how to deal with Pomodoro-related anxieties and other problems eye-opening. If you’ve never heard of this time-management miracle technique or it didn’t work for you the first time you tried, this article will help you to nail this productivity tool down! We will also advise on what kind of apps to use and how to deal with anticipated problems.

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How to Form Good Habits and Stick to Them—a Scientific Approach

The start of the new year is the best time to set new goals and embark on your ambitious projects.

Your mindset is open for new beginnings, you are full of strength and enthusiasm… or not? Is it only in the heads of marketing professionals? I bet these few days and weeks of 2020 were like any other day, week, or month, which are not devoid of procrastination, disappointments, and bad habits. We all know that we should break up our goals into manageable tasks and micro-goals, stick to the designed timetable, and apply some sophisticated time-management system.

However, some of our resolutions like doing sports regularly, preparing for classes in advance, or tidying up your dorm room are incredibly fragile, especially if you do not back them up with the right habits.

Here we won’t advise you on WHICH good habits you should adopt but we will tell you HOW—how to form a lasting habit, how to get rid of bad habits and how to modify your existing behavioral systems. This will help you to embark on a year- or decade-long journey of realizing your goals—be it for healthy wellbeing or improving your study performance.

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New Year’s Eve Decluttering Tips for College Students

New Year’s fuss and Jingle Bells tunes urge us to have a fresh start of the brand-new year—by setting ambitious goals, taking care of your body and soul, learning new skills and so on. As a college student, you are especially thrilled with the things you can achieve in this year. But the truth is we rarely succeed in these ventures if our environment—physical, digital, and mental—is cluttered and messy. If our lives are full of unwanted things that we do not dare to get rid of, in the end, we let the clutter drag us down. This is not a way to succeed in college and boost your learning achievements!

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12 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Students and Book Lovers

The holiday season is snapping on our heels and it brings long-waited family gatherings, crazy student parties, coffee-sipping and gossiping with your high-school and college friends and…  headaches. And no, not from Jingle Bell Rock or Mariah Carey’s voice (but this definitely contributes). These are presents that are giving us all pains—to think of, to choose, to order, to wrap, to buy at the very last moment?! If you haven’t kept a list of your family’s, friends’ and colleagues’ wishes throughout the year, you might not come up with an idea in the last minute.

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Tim Ferriss and His Books

Tim Ferriss is a renowned self-help and self-improvement guru who has crafted his personal life and achieved enormous success in business ventures in various domains. He has risen to fame after writing “The 4-hour Week” and sending a message across all of America that it is possible to stay fitbecome rich and retire early if you plan this! His desire to surpass his capabilities, not to accept physical and mental limitations and always reach for better results have inspired millions of people listening to his podcasts, following him on social media and reading his best-selling books. Also, Tim Ferris gathered a large audience in front of the television screens – first time, with his show The Tim Ferriss Experiment that featured how the host attempts to master a new field every week (rally car driving, speaking Tagalong, drumming etc). In the beginning, they made only 13 episodes together with Turner Broadcasting before Tim got the digital rights for the show and put it on iTunes where it became a real hit and topped the nonfiction series charts for weeks. Later he decided to shoot the television adaptation of his popular podcast – TV show Fear(less) which proved to be an enormous success as well.

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Top 5 Books from Bill Gates Reading List 2019

The name of Bill Gates has a strong certification effect: the content with which his name is associated, is believed to be trustworthy and of good quality. He is one of the most prolific and key figures of our time who has inspired several generations of people to achieve success. It is not surprising that we look up to him and we follow his ideas and activity. Last time BooksRun wrote on Bill Gates’ biography and the work of Bill Gates’ foundation. This time we would like to concentrate on the reading list that Bill Gates recommends. He is an avid reader himself and always takes more books for his holidays that he can ever read! It sounds like any other person who loves reading and overestimates the time he will be able to dedicate to reading. 

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Best Memorization Tips For Every Learning Style

Everyone knows how hard it can be to prepare for the exams in the subjects where a lot of memorization is required. We all remember those kids at school who would dedicate all their time to studying. You can well recall their nicknames as well? Book warms! They would usually succeed better than anyone else in the class in those subjects that required a lot of reading! A lot of people believed that these kids had superior talents than other classmates but in fact, they could not have been more mistaken. 

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