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Smart Back to School Shopping

Smart Back to School Shopping

The leaves might not have changed colors yet and the mercury is still high but it’s time to think about school once more. College especially can be a hectic time, as moving in and purchasing your own books is an extra layer of stress. Alibris is happy to help make[…]

by × August 9, 2019 ×

Surviving The Freshman 15

Surviving The Freshman 15

So common that it’s become a joke, it’s not unusual for the lure of all-you-can-eat school cafeterias to lead to unhealthy eating choices. Yes, there’s a salad bar, but there’s also burgers and fries for every meal, vending machines to keep you going between classes and the ubiquitous free pizza[…]

by × August 1, 2018 ×

Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)

Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)

So, you’re just in the process of enjoying your break for the holidays, or for spring, or for summer or for whatever reason you’ve removed yourself from the craziness of school, and then that prickly sensation hits: the first day back is quickly approaching! Aside from groaning and shoving your[…]

by × December 14, 2015 ×

The Best Books for New College Grads

The Best Books for New College Grads

There’s been a lot of hoopla around here about “back to school” but not every college student is new to campus. Just as the new freshmen arrive yearly there’s a whole new batch of graduates ready terrified to face the work force. As fellow bookworms, we think the answer is[…]

by × September 8, 2015 ×

Two Fun Craft Books for DIY Decorating on a Budget

Two Fun Craft Books for DIY Decorating on a Budget

On Monday I shared with you two budget-friendly books that will inspire you to make your home a work of modern art, whether it’s a tiny dorm or a McMansion. This week I have two more fantastic decorating books, this time focused entirely on easy decorating projects you can make[…]

by × August 21, 2015 ×

Pledged: the Secret Life of Sororities

Pledged: the Secret Life of Sororities

Sororities, by their very design as secret institutions, drive speculation and gossip about what happens behind their closed doors. Supposedly the devotion to volunteering and respectability that our grandmothers associate with sorority life have been replaced by depravity and abuse. But is it true? Bestselling journalist Alexandra Robbins set out[…]

by × August 10, 2015 ×

August Back to School Shopping Spree

August Back to School Shopping Spree

As mentioned last month, we’re running three contests this year in honor of the Back to School season. Last month we gave three winners a big box of college prep books but this month we’re kicking it up a notch. Not only do we have a winner every week in[…]

by × August 6, 2015 ×

College Survival Tips

College Survival Tips

Everything you need to know to thrive in your college years, plus some tips for college made into shareable social images.

by × August 4, 2015 ×

In a college movie, school amphitheaters get turned into beach parties (this one from Real Genius).

The Best College Movies Of All Time

It’s the time of year when college freshmen are packing their cars, waving their good-byes, buying their textbooks, and learning their way around campus. If you’re feeling the school spirit, join me on this cinematic jaunt through the top ten all-time best college movies. This list comprises the classic movies[…]

by × July 9, 2015 ×