How to Sharpen Your Memory

Do you remember your school times when you had to memorize poems and recite them in front of the class? And we all know very well how we learnt these texts in half an hour during the lesson before the teacher called our name because the evening before we had been hanging out with friends. What happened now when we have to double check the family name or even the address since we couldn’t remember it? How many times recently were you trying to remember unsuccessfully the word which was at the tip of your tongue? Below we will discuss some ideas and techniques on how you can sharpen your memory – this will be handy during your revision sessions and exams! Continue reading “How to Sharpen Your Memory”

Do You Believe in Luck?

Do you remember that feeling when you got to ride across the whole city on green lights while rushing to the airport? Or when the midfielder from your favourite football team stroke a goal with his head from far away? Did you feel happy, satisfied … and maybe lucky? Some of the most successful people when answering questions about the tipping point in their success story would answer very often that they were lucky to meet certain people along the way or they turned up at the right place and at the right moment to seize a good opportunity. So does it mean that only certain among us possess this mysterious quality of luck? Below we will have a look at what science has recently discovered on this matter and will analyse some examples of successful people to see whether it is up to nature or up to us to be “lucky”?
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Some Thoughts on Coffee

Drinking coffee is strongly embedded in our popular culture: it is hard to imagine our morning routine as well as friends reunions without this beverage. The latest statistics on coffee show that its sales are rising by 20% per year and the average consumption of coffee in the US is around 3 cups per day. It is hard to deny the role of large coffee chains such as Starbucks in popularising the role of coffee in our daily life. Although everyone knows it helps to stay awake during the day, are there any other qualities that coffee is famous for?
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Top 10 Selling Back Books of January

Here at BooksRun we make sure that books become reusable since it helps save money for our students and reduce deforestation on our planet. We would like to show you how we make reading affordable to everyone by carefully monitoring the prices of our competitors and setting some of the lowest prices on the market. Continue reading “Top 10 Selling Back Books of January”

Helpful Resources to Organise Your Daily Life

Despite the fact that in winter we gained one extra hour from Daylight Saving Time, it looks like we manage to do even less than in the summer. Taking into account, we decided to cover some helpful tools and tips for organising your time. This should make you more effective in managing your daily tasks as well as enable the after-holiday transition into working mode somewhat easier.
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What Can We Learn from Bill Gates’ Story

Bill Gates is the key figure of the 20th century whose phenomena has been studied numerous times and even today his biography provides a source of inspiration for a contemporary generation of youngsters who dream of achieving success one day. He is a textbook genius who was allowed to pursue his computer interests instead of coming to school classes. At the age of 15, he built a software program on the General Electric Machine to optimize road traffic and sold it for $20,000! Here we will have a look at Bill Gates’ early life and will see how it led subsequently to a road of success and worldwide celebrity status. We will see that despite all this recognition, Bill Gates has not lost his interest in people and he has even rediscovered himself to the world as one of the most generous charity donors in history.
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BooksRun Loyalty Program

We live in a time when forests disappearing in a week and floods destroying towns and villages become the norm of our life. Here at BooksRun, we care about our planet and we want to make sure that we pass our planet to our grandchildren in a decent state. Bearing this in mind, we launched our BooksRun Loyalty program to support you, our dear readers, in going green since buying, renting or selling used books is a way to minimize the deforestation and carbon footprint. Below you will find information on how to earn points and what you will get if you sign up for our Let’s Go Green Together Initiative. Continue reading “BooksRun Loyalty Program”

How to Write a Cover Letter

Despite the fact that you’ve just passed your exams in December and started the second semester, we decided to share our advice on how to prepare a Cover Letter for your graduate job hunting. Never forget that the one who has the information is the one who rules the world!

Here we will touch on the structure of the letter and the information you should include to raise your chances of landing an interview. Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”

Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus

Have you ever noticed that from time to time during exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over the time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies and high cholesterol. Continue reading “Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus”

End of 2018 Update on Sustainability in the World

As you know, BooksRun is very concerned about what is happening with our planet. Every little thing which helps to protect the natural habitats of rare species of flora and fauna, reduce carbon footprint or recycle materials back into a new product’s life cycle makes us happy and proud! Our sustainability beliefs are reflected in our daily work: we advocate for reusing textbooks in order to minimize the effect of deforestation and also we support OneTree Planted Charity to multiply the number of trees planted every day!

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