Why Social Media and You Should Take a Break in the Relationship?

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Summer is the best season to switch off and relax, and it’s never been more fitting to take a break off social media. If you simply can’t imagine spending a day without social media, and if you feel that your relationship has become a little bit too controlling from their side, here’s a whole list of reasons to have a bit less of them in your life below:

  • More time

Imagine how much time you spend browsing through the feeds of different social networks, consuming information of dubious usefulness. Dare to ask yourself: do you really need to read these “13 Hilarious Tweets about Pokemon”? If you can happily live without this knowledge, then you may spend this time on something else: catch up with a friend, take a hike or read a book. Continue reading “Why Social Media and You Should Take a Break in the Relationship?”

How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?

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On-campus thefts are no rarity, and when you think about important items that could easily be stolen you usually imagine money, bicycles, laptops, mobile phones… but almost never textbooks. We tend to take care and ensure that our laptops and smartphones are in a safe place that thieves cannot reach, but college textbooks do not enjoy this kind of attention.

What to do if you want to prevent your textbooks from being stolen? Continue reading “How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?”

When are the best times to sell textbooks?

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Buyback quotes of textbooks fluctuate a lot when comparing those during different seasons, months, and even a couple of weeks apart. If the supply is too high and used textbooks market is flooded by them in a matter of days, obviously, the prices will fall swiftly, and you won’t get too much. This guide is to help you find the best time to sell textbooks and beware of the worst.

  • When the quotes are the best?

The highest demand for books usually tends to be right before the start of the academic year. Companies specializing in textbooks refill their stocks, and students are getting ready for the upcoming semester, so that means they will most likely be ready to buy books. The best season is summer, namely July and August, and to some extent winter, especially January. Continue reading “When are the best times to sell textbooks?”

4 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

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The Fourth of July is a great occasion to spend time with friends and family members. However, all the preparations and holiday expenditures may result in quite heavy expenses. To help you save your money and still enjoy the celebration, there is a plenty of tips of how to spend the 4th of July with a festive spirit and not get broke.

1) Fireworks

It’s not necessary to buy fireworks yourself (as everyone around seems to be doing it as well), but you can spend around ten dollars on a set or simply get some sparklers to avoid danger coming from using fireworks. Another option is to watch big community displays happening somewhere nearby—that will definitely look more spectacular than anything your neighbors can pull off.

2) BBQ party or a picnic

Hosting or attending barbeque cookout is the most popular and traditional activity on the Fourth of July. The costs of such a party have decreased comparing to the last year, so organizing it might be very entertaining. Nevertheless, it can still be costly, so another option is to turn the party into a potluck where everyone brings something of their own. You can also enjoy a simple picnic in the fresh air and watch firework displays at the same time. Continue reading “4 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July”