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August Is Headphones Month


August Is Headphones Month


All month long, is offering special promotions and savings on select headphones. Also, be sure to check out the Amazon’s Picks page for the perfect set of headphones for back to school or any occasion, including in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, sport, noise-canceling, wireless, and in-line microphone.



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August 14 – V-J Day

August 14, 1945, Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) is a name chosen for the day on which the surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as “V-J Day”. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945.

In the summer of 1945, what most Americans on duty in the Pacific dreaded was the upcoming invasion of Japan. The atomic explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki canceled that operation when the Japanese quickly surrendered. There was initial suspicion in some quarters that the surrender was a trick; Marines waited two weeks after VJ Day before actually landing. But when American occupiers saw the devastation that bombing had caused and were greeted by deferential Japanese civilians, the knowledge that the war was finally over could sink in. [1]

The final timetable for the end of World War II began with the atomic bombs dropped on Japan on August 6 and 9. On the morning of August 10, news swept the Allied nations of Japan’s acceptance of the surrender terms. This prompted impromptu celebrations throughout the Allied countries. The news though was premature and a few tense days ensued until the surrender was confirmed on the 14th. [2]

The informal surrender occurred on August 14, 1945, followed by the formal surrender on September 2, 1945. V-J Day can be considered any one of three days: August 14 or 15, or September 2, but most observances occur on August 14. [3]

From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in World War II (American Ways Series)
by: D. Clayton James

Amazon Price: $18.95


[1] VJ Day (
[2] [3] A Commemoration of V-J Day, 14 August 1945, and Japan’s Formal Surrender, 2 September 1945A Commemoration of V-J Day, 14 August 1945, and Japan’s Formal Surrender, 2 September 1945 (

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Text book Rental….Hurry before they’re all gone - Rent or Buy TextbooksWhy choose for Cheap Textbooks?
For years, people have trusted to provide cheap, new and used text-books, and now with the ability to rent textbooks we can save you even more precious cash. is also a great place to sell textbooks through our text-book buyback program. Get paid with direct deposit, and ship us your books for free. Whether you are looking for new text-books, used text-books, eText-books, text-book rental, or to sell your text-books, you are sure to find the alternative that best fits your needs. We also want to make sure you get the most out of college, so we work hard to provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed. Check out our Blog for College Students and our Library of College Infographics as well as our Mindset List Infographics.

Why buy Used Textbooks? is the place to go for used text-books. Buying used text-books can save you tons of money, but even though has the largest selection of cheap text-books, not all students want to buy their text-books. Our Text-book Rental and Return Program is a cheaper alternative to buying new or used text-books. You don’t own the text-book; you are simply borrowing it from for a low fee and returning it to us with free shipping. If a book is available for text-book rental, the rental option will appear on the right side of the text-book in addition to New, Used Text-books, Marketplace, and eBooks.

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QVC & back to school


Finding a good back-to-school laptop shouldn’t feel like homework. QVC has the best of the best in all price ranges.

Here are a few things to remember when purchasing a laptop:

Choose The Right Size
• 13 to 17.5 inches
      • 13- and 14-inch models are better for students on the go

Get Specs for the Long Haul
• 4GB to 8GB memory
      • 4GB is plenty, but if you can find higher GB’s at the same price, get it.

Consider an Ultrabook
•Thin profile and offer at least 5 hours of battery life.

At Least a 5.5 Hours of Battery Life
• Bringing a power cord is a cop-out.
      • Choose at least 5 hours and 30 minutes on a charge.



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Back to school….


It seems like just yesterday was the last day of school now we’re getting our school supplies list together to start shopping for “Back To School”.

If your back to school supplies list includes apparel then your in luck. has great prices and gives you the convenience of shopping online.

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Dorm Room Appliances

Before you buy gear for a dorm room, check the school’s rules.

Colleges are pretty consistent about what you should bring to campus—linens, laptops, and a yearn to learn—but they vary on what’s allowed in the dorms. Some prohibit any high-heat appliance such as toasters, coffeemakers, and popcorn makers; other campuses permit them.

Colleges usually allow dorm residents to buy or rent a refrigerator, but students who like to make their own Pop-Tarts and coffee should check the college website. Of course, the rules are different for students who live off campus. Here are some of Consumer Reports’ top-rated small appliances for small spaces.

For safety’s sake look for a coffeemaker with a thermal carafe and an auto shut-off feature. That way there’s no risk of it being left on when a student rushes off to class.

A good option is a single-serve brew-and-dispense unit. The Mr. Coffee BVMC-ZH1B, $49.96 + free shipping and a Consumer Reports Best Buy, is a great deal that lets you dispense coffee directly into a cup and there’s no carafe to clean. Its brewing performance is excellent, and it’s easy to handle.
Toasters and Toaster Ovens

Toasters are usually forbidden in dorm rooms but often allowed in campus apartments with fully equipped kitchens. And a toaster oven can be an off-campus student’s go-to cooking appliance.

The toaster ovens recommended range in price from the $80, Oster TSSTTVMNDG to the $250 Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL, which both scored very good on Consumer Reports baking and broiling tasks. Another recommended model, the Kenmore Elite 126401, $95, actually made better toast, but the Oster can accommodate a four-pound chicken.

A two-slice toaster winner is the $15 Proctor-Silex Cool-Touch 22203, which is a Consumer Reports Best Buy and produced evenly toasted bread. Spending a little more will get you bagel and other settings. Top-rated Cuisinart CPT-170, $77, also has defrost, and warm/reheat settings plus a nifty countdown timer telling you how long until your toast is done.

Microwave options in dorms usually include a college-owned unit in a shared kitchen or one that comes as part of a combination micro-fridge that students can rent for their room or suite. If you’re buying a counter-top microwave for an off-campus apartment, look for one that scored well on cooking evenness in our tests. Under cooking food in a microwave can lead to food poisoning.

The top-scoring midsized model, the Kenmore 6633[9], $140, had very good performance in testing and was also excellent at defrosting. For a little more, you can choose one of two large microwaves that earned a Consumer Reports Best Buy, the Whirlpool MT4155SP[B] or the Panasonic Inverter NN-T945[S]F, for less than $200. Both cooked evenly and have a variety of quick keys. The Panasonic had the most usable capacity but was also a bit noisier.

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