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Best Questions on Best Pictures

Without looking it up, name for me three Oscar winners from last year. If you were able to do so, you win. If not, welcome to the club. Despite having a minor degree in film studies, I couldn’t, without turning to Google, remember any Oscar winners from last year aside from Daniel Day Lewis’s win for Lincoln.

Generally I would blame this on what is admittedly my own terrible memory. But, my co-worker and fellow avid film fan, Isaiah, had the same blank expression when I asked him about last year’s Oscars. More...

How to – Make a DIY Chalkboard from a Thrift Store Painting

Are you looking for an affordable and fun project to spruce up your dorm or apartment? Why not make a chalkboard that you can use over and over again? We’ve got the low-down on how to do it and how to decorate it!

We found an old painting at a thrift store for less than $10. This painting had a great frame as well, but was not in the best condition. We knew with a little TLC, it could be a great addition to any décor!

Necessary Supplies:

  • Old painting or picture frame fitted with plywood
  • Paint thinner
  • Foam paint brush or regular paint brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Painters tape
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Scrap paper/newspaper (if using)
  • Colored spray paint (if using) More...

Thank You, Red Cross!

I went to the American Red Cross in Columbus on Wednesday to make a donation on behalf of TextbookRush: $1,000.

It’s an indescribable feeling when you realize you work for an organization that recognizes the importance of helping others.  TextbookRush understands the value of the Red Cross.  The Red Cross is more than just blood drives.  They are more than just disaster relief.  They are the people that help communities and individuals on a day-to-day basis More...

Happy President's Day

I’m going to attempt to do the unlikely. I’m going to wade into the murky waters of speaking about an American political holiday without inciting political debate or inflammatory stances. I first want to say that I am glad to live in the Democratic Republic that is the United States. I am proud to stand alongside a nation that is filled with honest, compassionate, hard-working, self-sacrificing, clever, and passionate people. I am equally glad that we have a political structure that, at its best, allows us to choose our leaders by peaceful and fair voting practices. More...