• Five Ways To Thanksgiving Sans The Fams This Year

    Photo cred: bellyadventures.com   Whether you’re involuntarily stuck on campus or simply heck no’ing the idea of a big family Thanksgiving this year, we have a few other ways to keep you occupied – so that you’re not curled up in a corner of your dark, empty, bedroom desperately tapping McDonald’s hamburgers into your cart on Seamless this Thursday.  

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  • November: Most Anticipated Book Release Roundup – Which Ones Have You Read?

          This was a big month for some pretty major book releases. December always delivers, but make sure you’re all caught up on some of these November reads before embarking on your next winter adventure! Remember, BIGWORDS.com helps you find the best price for every book on this list. We compare prices across all major book websites, including Amazon,

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  • 5 Caffeine-Free Ways to Get Through Your Busy, Repetitive, School or Work Day

    Caffeine to many of us is a beautiful thing. When consumed in moderation it poses minimal health risks to most people, and in some studies, it’s even found to be protective. And the good hormones! Caffeine can trigger multiple hormones to be released, such as adrenaline and dopamine – hormones welcomed by college students with heavy workloads and endless exams

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  • 15 Of Our Favorite College-Prep Books For High School Students

    We’ve curated a list of 15 college-prep books every success-minded (and probably nervous!) high school student should read. Looking for practical advice on navigating college admissions during Covid or writing college application essays? There’s a book for that! Interested in light-hearted advice on making new friends or what to even expect when you head off to school? We’ve pulled some of

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  • 50 Things You Can Do To Feel Better Right Now.

    Holy cannoli (mmm), what a week it’s been! If you’re feeling anxious or upset today, you’re probably not alone…though I doubt knowing you’re not alone in your agony is going to make you feel any better. Can’t remember a time I cried, and someone was like “Hey, it’s okay Meghan, soooo many people are in pain right now.” that I instantly felt

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  • 5 Halloween Activities You Can Still Host Or Enjoy This Weekend That Don’t Include A Halloween Rager

    It’s midsemester and chances are, you’ve worked pretty hard to get through midterms and the first part of the school year. With Halloween landing on a weekend, I’m sure the pull to throw on a costume and party hard is strong, but it’s important to be responsible and not flout campus rules, especially at the risk of suspension. Not after how

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  • 6 Types Of YouTube Channels That Will Help You Chill Out And Relax

    Escape through one of these Youtube channels when you need to relax, recharge, or stuck at home but would give anything for a change of scenery. Don’t forget, YouTube isn’t just for the phone. The YouTube channel is available on a smart tv, Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Apple TV and more, for maximum tuning in and zoning out. So save these recommendations

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  • BIGWORDS HIGH SCHOOL: College Visit DOs and DON’Ts

    When trying to select the college that’s right for you, getting a feel for the campus can go a long way.  The best way to do this is to put yourself in the shoes of an actual student and physically set foot on the campus exploring everything the school has to offer – from campus life to campus facilities and

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  • Celebrate National Book Month with October’s Most Anticipated New Book Releases

      Happy National Book Month! Fall is the perfect time to nestle into a new book (or reread an old favorite) and celebrate our love for reading and our country’s beloved authors.  Like we needed another reason to love October. Looking for a new read to observe this awesome literary holiday? Check out the most anticipated book releases of October

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  • 5 Tips To Help You Survive Midterms

      Midterms. While there aren’t a ton of shortcuts and ways to sugarcoat the reality of copious amounts of tests and papers you must get through within just a few days of each other, there are some ways to ease the pain. 1 Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine. Whether your poison is soda, coffee or energy drinks, make sure that you’re fully

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  • Dopey Study Habits You Have To Just Stop

    Your study habits (or lack thereof) can make or break your test performance. To avoid spinning your wheels and (hopefully) give your GPA a boost, avoid these crappy study do nots. (Not donuts. Never avoid donuts.) Very Bad Study Partners. Best friends are great, aren’t they? They are always available, they come over to help you study, you can laugh about stupid

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  • 8 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for College NOW

    While college preparation is critical in your junior and senior year, you should be utilizing all four years of high school to prepare for college. You’d be surprised how fast the time to apply for college comes up! Get a head start now and set yourself up for success come graduation with the following tips.   Start Looking for Colleges

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  • 2020 U.S. Election: A College Student’s Voter Information Guide

    With tests, homework, essays, and Covid-19 complicating your daily life, attending college in 2020 has already been plenty challenging. Add an election that could fall around midterms and I can completely sympathize if you start to feel overwhelmed by it all. But this is your future and your voice should be heard on issues that might affect you and those

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  • The Ultimate College Survival Book List

    College should be one of the best times of your life. With a strong emphasis on the word “should.” Here’s an extensive collection of the best books to own if you ever find yourself struggling to get through these crazy, sometimes draining and anxiety-ridden years – and beyond!   How to College: What To Know Before You Go ( And

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  • 15 Books To Read For All The Fall Feels

    Put the beach novels away. Fall starts in a few days and with it begins the best season for making warm beverages, trading air conditioning for smelly cinnamon pumpkin candlelight and sitting next to a rain-spattered window with a new autumn-feely book. Whether you’re looking for a cozy read to curl up to, a small-town mystery, or a story that invokes the slightly sinister

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