Can you get better grades by using a sleep cycle app? Direct Textbook investigates

What if you could download an app that helps you sleep your way to acing your final exam? It might be possible; after all, studies have proven a strong correlation between healthy sleeping habits and enhanced academic performance. But can a sleep cycle app really make enough impact to improve your GPA?

The link between good sleep and good grades
There's no question students who sleep more tend to get better grades; in fact, the National Sleep Foundation reports that "A/B" students get 17 to 33 minutes more sleep per weeknight than "C... more »
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Direct Textbook now integrates with Amazon Smile, which donates a portion of all your Amazon textbook purchases to your favorite charity

Save the world, one textbook at a time. That's the premise behind Direct Textbook's new integration with Amazon Smile, a program that donates .5 percent of every purchase you make to your favorite charity. With Direct Textbook, you can contribute to your cause - whether it's Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, a local non-profit organization, or any other Amazon-registered charity - all while saving up to 90 percent on textbooks.

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Having trouble finding a desk copy of the textbook you need? DirectTextbook.com can help

If you're a college instructor seeking a textbook desk copy you've probably found they're hard to come by. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a vendor who sells textbook desk copies. Here, DirectTextbook.com explains why desk copies are so hard to find and how you can get your hands on the desk copy you need to teach your course.

What are textbook desk copies?
Desk copies are textbooks printed exclusively for use by college instructors. They're often confused with examination copies and instructor's manuals, but each serves a different purpose as defined below:
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Direct Textbook is awarding 3 college scholarships totaling $4750 to the top essays written on the question:

"What is compromise and how do you know when to compromise and when not to compromise? If you think you should never compromise explain why."

Can you write a compelling essay on compromise? Enter the Direct Textbook Essay Contest for a chance to win your share of $4750 in scholarship funds!

Direct Textbook, the world's most comprehensive textbook price comparison engine, is seeking essay entries on the theme of "compromise." Essays should be 500 words. All students attending U.S.-based colleges and universities are eligible to enter, with scholarships to be awarded as follows:
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College is expensive, particularly for students on tight budgets; these free apps will help you manage your money – and even make a few dollars while you’re at it

Expensive tuition, textbooks, room and board – not to mention occasional entertainment – means shoestring budgets exemplify the college lifestyle. It’s a shame finance management is perhaps the most under-taught subject in college, especially when the average college graduate leaves school nearly $30,000 in debt. While the following free apps won’t pay off your student loans, they will help you avoid some of that debt and even make a few bucks in the meantime.

Free apps for navigating college finances on a tight budget

1. Mint (Best Free College Budgeting App)
Mint is probably the best-known budgeting and finance ma... more »
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