What We Can Learn from Oprah Winfrey’s Success Story

TV show host, actress, producer, business woman, philanthropist, publisher, chairman of Oprah Winfrey Network, spiritual leader… it is not a full list of accomplishments of the most powerful media personality in the world  – Oprah Winfrey. Her name denotes a business phenomenon, “Oprah Effect”, when her TV show has helped many businesses to raise their profit and many people to launch their TV careers. With her books, such as The Path Made Clear, Oprah inspires ordinary people to pursue their goals and live happier. Here we are going to have a look at what qualities help Oprah to enjoy such an overwhelming success and what can be learned from her success story.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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The Pros and Cons of E-Books

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Whether you’re the kind of person who ponders on the possible setbacks of our fast-growing advancement in technology or you’re the kind who welcomes with open arms any means of making life easier with technology, the rate at which new electronic devices and machines are being produced and improved doesn’t seem likely to come to an end. And more often than not, each new advancement comes with a handful of positive aspects, as well as negative, and eBook is a perfect example. Even though the habit of reading remains the same, it’s the method that has evolved with time. E-Books (or electronic books) are beginning to change the way information is created, distributed, and viewed. In eBook stores, you can find pretty much everything that is typically found in print formats including numbered pages, tables of contents, pictures, and layout just like any in a print book. Given the circumstances, eBooks are very practical: they’re light, space-saving, and easy to access.

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Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student

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A lot of college students get jobs for various reasons. It could be in order to get some work experience or earn some extra cash. For some, it’s a necessity because their college tuition may be just too expensive. Some students immediately go for multiple jobs depending on how urgently they need the money. So how is it even possible to handle multiple jobs and school at the same time? If you’re not careful you might burn yourself out before mid-quarter and have to drag yourself to the university. You start to fall behind on responsibilities and your grades go downhill. There’s the potentiality of this leading to chronic stress, and let’s not even talk about the consequences of that.

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Too Perfect or How to Conquer Perfectionism

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Perfectionism is the quality that has a dual connotation to it and therefore it is often confusing to people to decide whether it is a negative or a positive thing to have. Very often people think that it will help them to work harder, to achieve more, and to learn better. In reality, it leads to inefficiency, loss of focus, and very often procrastination. In this article, we are going to discuss how this trait prevents you from achieving your goals in the long run.

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Tips On Saving Money in Medical School & College!

Here is a great video with some tips on saving money for students of Medical School and College (and not only). We are glad to be a part of the student community and help you guys to gain more knowledge and improve yourself! It’s also important that you minimize the amounts spent on books and study materials. Check out BooksRun to rent, sell, and buy textbooks for great prices! And don’t forget to sign in for the BooksRun Loyalty Program!

Efficient Habits of Successful People

We live in the 21st century, at the time when the competition is high and we have a lot of responsibilities expected of us and a lot of tasks to be completed. This is draining and most of the time it feels like it is easier to lie on the bed rather than get up to all this which is awaiting us. Very often the absence of strategy and management life hacks is the main reason for procrastination, which has become a catchy word for the past decade. Very often people who have mastered time management skills are the people who have found balance in their life: this includes their professional and private life, self-growth, health, psychological well-being, managing their interests and etc. All of them were not born with a guide on how to become happy and satisfied with their life. This came with the experience of experimenting with what helps to boost focus and productivity over the course of the day. In this article, we are going to have a look at some ideas and principles which can help you organize your daily routine, find your work and study balance, and become more efficient.

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BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner

Hi there, it’s Tom! I am glad to announce the winner of our scholarship contest.  It was difficult to choose out of 127 wonderful essays, but we did it.

We congratulate Carol Tally, the student of the Massasoit Community College for winning the $1000 scholarship.  You can read a part of her story below.

Dear BooksRun Scholarship Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the BooksRun scholarship.

Returning to college in my mid-fifties started out as an intimidating experience but I realized with resources such as BooksRun, the journey was going to be possible. My college-age children shared their experiences, introduced me to ISBN and navigated around www.booksrun.com with me. This was an amazing introduction and surpassed my experience of standing in a long bookstore line to learn the book just sold out or is selling at a higher than usual mark-up.  Continue reading “BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner”

How to land a graduate job

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It is autumn, another academic year has started and for many students out there it will be their final year at university. This means that they will have to find an internship or graduate work and transform gradually into adult life.  If it happens to be one of you, dear reader, you know that now is the right time to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation.

There are different phases of the job-hunting process that include deciding what you want to do in your professional life, asking yourself if you have the experience to match the requirements of the job you are interested in, the actual application process, and the final stage — winning performance at the interview.

Although it might be partly true that getting a job is about being at the right place at the right time, such an extra effort as getting organized about your job hunting approach will serve you well in the years to come. So let’s get started!

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How to Make the Most of Your College Years

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‘Is that even possible?’ You’re probably asking yourself as you read the headline. I mean, college is all about studying to get good grades so that you can graduate with a diploma and hopefully get a job, right? Well, no, not really. Even if you do get good grades and a diploma, it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to get the job of your dreams. But this doesn’t mean that in the end, it’s going to be all for nothing so you should just spend the rest of your college years not giving a damn and partying to the break of dawn. You see, college is a mixture of everything. Here you learn to balance your responsibilities with the things you do for fun, as well as seek knowledge not only while learning from textbooks but also from your surroundings. Sure, studying is important but if you spend all your time with your head buried inside a textbook you might miss out on a lot. Just as if you spend most of college hovering between a state of drunkenness and a hangover, your college years might pass you by on a whim. So here are some tips on how to make the most of your college years, so that when you look back on them you’ll have no regrets!

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How to Finally Beat Procrastination

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As a college student, you can’t deny the fact that procrastinating is one of the things we’re literally a PRO at. How easy it is to just shove our assignments, projects, responsibilities into a vault deep within the furthest regions of our mind and swallow the keys and go on with our easy-going students’ life, only for them to resurface later on when the word ‘deadline’ unexpectedly starts to crawl up behind us and then sh*t gets real! Yeah, I bet a lot of us are familiar with this process and the panic and frustration that comes with it. This is also the time we unlock our special ability to cram an entirety of Calculus III in one night which, although quite impressive, isn’t really efficient. When we procrastinate, all we’re doing is avoiding the inevitable while also adding mountains of college stress and deadlines to our plate. It may feel like we’re doing ourselves a favor but it’s actually the exact opposite. So, you’ve been trying to exorcise this demon of procrastination out but no success? Don’t sweat it! Here are some tips that are bound to help you in your battle with procrastination. Mastering these habits will help you keep up your college homework, minimize stress, and have more time for something fun!

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