• 5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Break From Social Media

    Five great reasons why you should take a spring social media detox starting NOW: You might feel happier. Numerous studies have linked Facebook and Instagram to feelings of sadness and dissatisfaction. Experts believe that because we tend to put on our best face for our social media followers – showing only our most flattering photos, fun activities and big life

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  • Five Must-Have Tech Skills Every College Student Should Possess

      Technology changes so quickly that it can be tough to keep up – even for the most adept college student. While you don’t need to be a computer programmer to get through college and be a desirable candidate in the job market, there are a few tech skills that you should master.   Software suites. When it comes to

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  • Stylish Rain Boots To Keep Your Feet Dry This Spring

    April showers bring May flowers, right? Well you have only a few more days to prepare. The big payoff to a rainy spring is knowing that sunny skies await us on the other side. But all that rain can wreak havoc on your favorite pair of heels – a situation that most of us have been willing to endure in

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  • 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

    According to the College Board, textbooks cost the average college student $1200 each year – and the cost just continues to go up. To combat these growing costs, students are increasingly renting textbooks – the National Association of College Stores estimates that one-third of college students rent at least one textbook each year. But is this really the best option

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  • Top Five Sites That Sell Your Textbooks Cheaper Than Anywhere Else

    To make your life a bit easier – and save you from wasting too much time surfing the Internet to find the best deals and sites, we compiled a list of the top five websites that sell textbooks. Fill up your shopping cart now and you’ll have some extra cash to help fund that great Spring Break vacation that you’ve

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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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