• Dating in College: What I Would Have Told a Younger Me

      Dating is tricky – especially on a college campus. Although it might seem like you have plenty of options, the social scene can be small – make a mistake and you’re stuck with awkward encounters at parties for four years. If I could go back and do it all over again, I’d do the whole college dating thing way

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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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  • Slay In College With These Back To School Study Tips

    We get it: There are parties to attend, friends to make and activities to join. But amidst all of the fun that comes with the first few weeks of school, there’s also – you know – classes. And some of you might actually be determined to make your mark scholastically this year. Believe it or not, being a straight-A student

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  • How To Score A Cheap Laptop For College

    If you’re gearing up to start college in the fall, chances are that you have a long back-to-school list full of dorm room essentials, school supplies and other “must haves” to prepare you for the next phase in your life. Unfortunately, the expenses of going away to college can be dizzying and finding a place where you can cut corners

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  • Five Easy Jobs To Help You Make Extra Cash

      As summer rolls along, a quick look at your bank account might reveal an unpleasant fact: You’ve blown through your savings and it looks like you’ll be eating ramen for the rest of the year. Well, have no fear – there are plenty of ways you can earn some cash without the hassle of committing yourself to a part-time

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  • Lies people tell you about post-college life

    You’ve heard it a million times: College is the best time of your life. You get to live with the freedom of an adult, but none of the responsibility. Friends abound in close quarters, so finding a person (or people) to hang with is never a problem. Making your own course schedule allows you to sleep in and – in

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  • 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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  • 50 Things To Add To Your Summer Bucket List

    With classes over, it might seem like the next three months stretching ahead of you will be endless. But as we all know too well, time flies when you’re having fun. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a tally of all of the things on your bucket list for this summer. Even better: Make a list with your

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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