• 7 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Going Away To College

    The summer between finishing high school and starting college is a really exciting time. With high school behind you, you can move onto the next phase of your life – freedom, parties, football games and a seemingly endless supply of people to date. But before you move onto drunken debauchery, there’s plenty to check off your bucket list for your

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  • How To Land The Perfect Summer Job

    Exams are winding down and while many students already have a solid plan for the summer, the procrastinators among us might be scrambling to figure out how to find a summer job. While it’s a bit tougher to line up an internship or paid gig in May than it would have been just a month ago, it’s not hopeless. If

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  • Stay Safe Kids: Five Safety Tips For Traveling This Summer

    Whether you’re a street-smart kid from the city or a southern belle from a small town, traveling abroad is a stressful undertaking fraught with preparation and challenges – not the least of which is staying safe. Traveling out the country can make a person particularly vulnerable, regardless of where you go and it’s important that you understand the importance of

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  • 10 summer movies to binge watch – Part 1

    School’s out for summer – and in the weeks before you move onto summer classes or your internship, you’re probably looking for a way to kill some time. If your plan is to kick back on the couch and relax with a cold beer, there’s no better way to spend a few days than binge watching movies to get you

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  • 2015 May Book Releases To Kick Off Your Summer

    With classes ending, you’ll actually have to time to read for fun. What a concept, huh? If you’re sick of reading intellectual books and are ready to move along to fun, light, beach reads, then you’re in luck: Tons of highly anticipated YA novels are set to hit shelves this month. And we have all of them available on BIGWORDS

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  • 5 (Free) Websites To Help You Create A Winning Resume Because Resumes Are Hard

        Regardless of your reasons for procrastinating on your summer job search – a packed schedule, ambivalence, uncertainty about what you want to do or just flat-out laziness – time is running out to figure out a viable plan. And while you might spend hours searching for positions, you’re just spinning your wheels if you don’t have a resume

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  • 6 Study Apps That Will Come In Handy For Exams

    When it comes to efficient studying, there are tons of tools and tricks out there to help college students get ahead. And while flagging pages in a textbook with Post-Its works for some people, others prefer to take advantage of the myriad technology-based study tools available out there. If that sounds like you, you’re in luck We found six great apps to

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  • 6 Study Apps You Need To Download Before Exams

    When it comes to efficient studying, there are tons of tools and tricks out there to help college students get ahead. And while flagging pages in a textbook with Post-Its works for some people, others prefer to take advantage of the myriad technology-based study tools available out there. If that sounds like you, you’re in luck We found six great apps to

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  • Five Of The Most Flexible Jobs For College Students

    The schedule of a college student is all over the place. Between classes at random times of the day, social obligations and extracurricular activities, it can be tough to squeeze in a job – not to mention that minimum wage is hardly enough to pad your bank account. Before you start filling out applications at your local mall, consider a

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  • 6 Tips To Get Your Homework Done When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It

    Let’s be honest, homework is the literal last thing you want to do. Ever. But regardless of how badly you wish that those term papers would just write themselves, you eventually have to face the music and get them done. So, how do you get yourself motivated when you’re a master procrastinator? We have a few tips on how to

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  • 3 Ways To Get Back What You Paid For Textbooks

    For many college students, the best part of being done with final exams isn’t the freedom experienced after spending weeks locked away in the library – it’s the cash in-hand after selling back the semester’s textbooks. After all, how else does one expect to fund the celebratory bar crawl after wrapping up the fall semester? But, the question is: How

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  • 2015 Best E-Readers And Tablets For College Students

    Maybe old school isn’t your style – and lugging around a bunch of textbooks isn’t for you. If you prefer to keep all of your course materials and books in one, sleek device, but aren’t sure which ereader or tablet is best for you, we have some suggestions on some of the top devices out there – most of which

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  • 8 Awesome Apps for Taking Notes in College

    The hardest transition from high school to college is the increase in the amount of information dumped upon you in one given lecture. As we write down as fast as the instructor is speaking, we miss their examples on board, slides, etc. Frustration ensues…but not anymore. Take a look on these 7 useful apps and aids that can help you

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  • Summer Slim Down

    Yikes! Was that the first word that left your mouth after shedding your winter coat? Most Americans gain 5 pds during the winter months. The gain is slow so you may not even realize it until you try to button your summer shorts. Here are some easy ways to burn fat fast and some foods that will help while also

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  • Are Women’s Colleges Doomed?

    When Sweet Briar College recently announced that it will be shutting its doors this summer, disheartened alumni nationwide expressed their grief. The 114-year old women’s college has faced financial problems and declining enrollment in recent years, despite its reputation as a top private liberal arts college. But the school’s closing raises a bigger question: What does the future hold –

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