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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If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.
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Although counterfeit books are not common in US markets, they are often sold as international editions to unsuspecting customers. As many as not aware of the differences between the two, one gets an impression that counterfeiting is practiced on a large scale. To avoid such confusion, and to not miss out on chances of buying an international edition for a cheaper price compared to its US counterpart, one must know how to differentiate between the two. Continue reading “How to spot counterfeit books”
I have already told you the ways to become a used book hunter in the previous article. In continuation of that, today we’ll discuss ways to make a profit out of those books that you have hunted.
Before beginning, you must understand why people buy used books. The four most common reasons are:
- To save money; as a used book can be bought for less than half the price of a new one.
- To protect the environment: Buying used books means that they’ll not be disposed in landfills and is also a good way to recycle resources.
- As an investment: Books get old and damaged, after years there might not be many copies left, people can make money here by selling the books they have been holding onto for all this time as a collector’s item.
- To own a rare/out of print book: Not all books stay in print for a long duration, some are no longer on sale. Buying such a book might interest certain specialists.
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We all have heard stories about how someone bought a rare book for a dirt cheap price and made thousands of dollars off it. Makes you want to dive into that stack of old dirty books lying on the ground in a thrift store, doesn’t it? But soon you realize that those stories are as rare as the books featured in them, something not likely to happen to everyone.
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Student’s debt today has crippled the American youth, with statistics showing that young adults on average owe $35,000 in debt. With increasing unemployment and a low minimum wage it becomes nearly impossible for a large number of individuals to pay back this amount in the required timeframe. The best way to live peacefully thus is to avoid student debt at Continue reading “How to Avoid Student Debt”
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Hello, it’s Tom. You’re no basic girlfriend (or boyfriend). You’re a pro girlfriend (or boyfriend). Anyway, let’s be ready for Valentine’s day and have fun. Let’s shop and don’t forget about half price candy day after the holiday.
1. Smartphone Projector, $27 Insta-flash smartphone LED Light
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While we all are anticipating Christmas and being busy in the attempt to figure out the best presents to give, now is actually a great time to do something else as well. The year of 2018 is quickly nearing (it’s hard to believe, I know), and making sure it is the one to remember should already be on your agenda. Making lists may not be your favorite thing to do but don’t feel stressed, I’m here to help you create the most exciting and(!) the most achievable list (and just the perfect one for you).
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Social skills are vital and, in some life situations, crucial to your future. Let’s take college as an example: what you say to your professors may significantly affect your progress with your courses and your grades. So choose the words carefully and good luck!
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While many authors offer multiple techniques to teach you how to read faster and read more, not many actually help you be more productive. Being efficient depends on being able to apprehend and remember more out of all the information consumed. And you know how these days we spend our time receiving information from everywhere around us, as people and companies selfishly fight for our attention. We are constantly in the state of an information overload, which makes our brain decide for us what will be marked as “valuable” and remembered, and what will be put into the remote corners of our memory.
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