• Seven Ways To De-Stress Before A Big Test

    Nothing fills a college student with more anxiety or dread than a big exam. The days and weeks leading up to a test – or, sometimes, a cluster of several tests – are fraught with stress and tension, and relaxing often seems impossible. Have no fear – if you’re looking to decompress, we have seven surefire ways to calm you

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  • 8 Unhealthy Study Habits You Gotta Kick Before Midterms

    Are you studying ferociously, but not really seeing any results? It might be the way you’re studying. Poor study habits can make all of the difference in test performance. To avoid spinning your wheels and (hopefully) give your GPA a boost, avoid these poor study habits as you cruise into midterms. The wrong study partners. Best friends are great, aren’t they?

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  • 10 Study Tips To Help You Nail Your Midterms

        Your bags are packed and you’re more than ready to spend a week far, far away from textbooks, classrooms and libraries. There’s only one problem: Midterms still stand in the way between you and the best Spring Break ever. And the last thing you want is to be sipping cocktails on the beach, worried that you didn’t come

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  • How To Plan The Best Spring Break Of Your Life

    If you’re stuck in the north, you’re probably dreaming of sunny beaches and margaritas right about now. And if you live in a warmer climate, weather might not be a big deal to you, but just a few weeks into the semester, you’re probably already ready for a vacation. While Spring Break might seem really far away now, time flies

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  • Survive Airport Crowds With These Holiday Travel Essentials

    Traveling during the holidays is a pain in the neck. Plane tickets are more expensive, travel is brutal and airports are crowded with frustrated travelers coping with flight delays and cancellations. It’s enough to make even the biggest holiday enthusiast hunker down at home with enough provisions to last a month.   While we can’t control the traffic and crowds

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  • Why Renting Textbooks Isn’t Always The Cheapest Option

    BIGWORDS.com is the only site that compares the cost of renting textbooks vs. buying and selling them later. With classes winding down and exams looming, chances are good that you’ve given more thought to your big post-test celebrations than next semester’s courses. Sure, you don’t need to be worried about cracking books just yet, but it’s a good idea to start

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  • Top Five Sites To Buy Or Rent Your Cheapest Textbooks

    With classes winding down and exams looming, chances are good that you’ve given more thought to your big post-test celebrations than next semester’s courses. Sure, you don’t need to be worried about cracking books just yet, but it’s a good idea to start scouting the marketing for course material. If you get started now – rather than wait for the

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  • Holiday Gift Guide: Trendy Electronics For Your Favorite People

    The holidays are just around the corner … so if you haven’t started to think about gifts, you’d better get a move on. At BIGWORDS, we have all of the scoop on the most wanted gifts this holiday season and we’ll be sure to keep you informed over the next month to ensure that the best gifts under the tree are

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  • The Top 5 Websites To Sell Textbooks

    If you play your cards right, you can make enough cash from selling your books to fund all the adventuring you can dream of this summer. To save you time in finding the best deals for textbook reselling, we compiled a list of the top five sites out there so you don’t need to waste hours scouring the Web. BIGWORDS.com

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  • Holiday Gift Guide: Cheap And Quirky Gift Ideas For Friends

    It’s great to have a big circle of friends – until the holidays roll around and you realize that you have a million people to buy presents for. This week in our holiday gift guide, we have fun novelty gift ideas under $25 that are perfect for your friends this holiday season. Thumbs Up! Day and Night Heat Sensitive Mug

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  • Want Around 90% Back For Your Hardly Used Textbooks? Sell Them Back NOW.

    If you wait until the semester ends, the rush to stock will be done and your book’s buyback offer will drop as they won’t be as sought after. Classic “Supply vs Demand” logic here so make sure to take advantage! Check out these scenarios on how to make the most money off of your old textbooks. Scenario #1: I BOUGHT

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  • Holiday Gift Ideas: 8 Great Gadgets For A Geekier Gift

    It’s never been so chic to be a geek. In a world full of quirky technological gadgets, if you’re a geek, 2015 is your time to shine. So why not let your geek flag fly high while giving the gift of geek to others this holiday season? We have a list of some of our favorites to help you out.

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  • Five Things You May Need To Make Midterm Studying Bearable

    It feels like you just started classes, right? Wrong. Things are in full swing and, believe it or not, midterms are coming up faster than you can say “beer me.” While studying is sure to put a damper on your fun for a few weeks, it doesn’t need to make life unbearable. We have some products that will help you

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  • Getting The College Experience As A Commuter Student

    Not every college student gets to experience campus life. According to U.S. News and World Report, nearly 20 percent of incoming college freshman are commuters and many large universities report that the majority of students are commuters – in the case of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, this number reaches a whopping 90 percent. While it’s true that

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  • How To Be A Bomb-A++ Roommate

    Whether you’re new to having a roommate or you’ve been living with the same crew for the past couple of years, bunking with someone can be challenging and requires a bit of adjustment. You don’t have to be a people-pleasing doormat, but it’s important not to be a total pain-in-the-ass who develops a chore chart or leaves a dozen passive

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