• Early Prep Must-Dos Before Your First Day Of College

    If you just graduated from high school and are entering college in the fall, congratulations on entering what will undoubtedly be the most exhilarating summer of your life. And the build-up isn’t all for naught. College can, most definitely, be the best years of your life and you should be excited. But before you go into the situation blindly, there’s some

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  • 11 Of Our Favorite Best Selling June Books

      Eleven great reads hand selected by BIGWORDS, found cheaper on BIGWORDS. 1. Beren and Luthien Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him

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  • 7 Things You 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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  • 30 Anticipated Video Game Releases Of 2017

    You’ve waited, and for a few, you’ll wait some more, but they will all be yours this year.  Oh yes, they will be yours. True story, last time I made that same Wayne’s World reference, five minutes later I ran into Mike Myers standing on the sidewalk with his kid in NYC. And man did I wish Mike Myers and

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  • 4 Things You Should Request From Your Summer Internship That You May Not Have Thought Of

    If “Yeah yeah school cred, some work experience, blah blah blah” is what you are thinking, you may be missing out on some real opportunity. Make sure to request these 4 simple things during your summer internship that will jumpstart your career faster than you can imagine. One On One Outside Of The Office NO! This is not an invitation

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  • 4 Ways To Deal With The Post-College Blues

    Sometimes adulting is sucky. Securing a job is hard, you’re separated from your friends, the anxiety of making ends meet is high and then there’s that haunting image of your sweet, loving parents spreading their arms open, welcoming you back into their house. Love you mom and dad, but no. Please put your arms back together. So now what. How on

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  • 10 Page-Turning Novels You Can Read In One Day

    Converse with the best in the literary crowd with the least amount of effort. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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  • How To Travel On A Teeny Weeny Budget

    Oh hail graduation and all the freedom it brings! Time to start planning that cheap trip because we know you only got $1 back from the college bookstore for your books. Next time use BIGWORDS! Now THIS is how you adventure on a budget. Get a group together. Traveling on your own can be expensive. Even if you’re just couch

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  • 4 Ways To Reduce Student Loan Debt

    Currently, 40 million Americans have student loan debt. The amount of debt people are racking up is so staggering that half of the current borrowers are unable to pay off their loans, resulting in defaults that can haunt individuals’ credit ratings for years. Unfortunately, many young people heading off to college don’t have much of a choice outside of taking

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  • The 3 Most Important Things To Do After Graduation That Will Change Your Financial Future

    Welcome to post grad life… You are probably already swimming in $30,000 worth of debt. We all know it can be hard to adjust to new financial obligations your first year out of school. You’ll be managing student loans, paying  for an adult apartment, new clothes for work, insane taxes will be deducted for your pay, and health insurance will

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  • 12 Popular Slang Words That Died In The 2000s

    Or is it N00B thats fading?

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  • 5 Mistakes College Grads Make That Will Get Them Fired in 90 Days or Less

        As someone who has hired (and fired ) many entry level / college grads I noticed that there are 5 major mistakes a new hire can make that results in termination. These are mistakes you don’t learn to avoid in college and are often learned the hard way. Brace yourself… I am about to be really honest with

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  • Don’t Use The Force…Use BIGWORDS In Your Quest To Sell Your Textbooks

    May 4th is Star Wars Day!  You don’t need to be Yoda to figure out how to get the most money back for your old textbooks. When exams are over and you’re ready for the celebrations to begin, the last thing you want to do is expend a ton of brainpower deciding which greedy Sith is going to give you the cash you deserve

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  • You’re Ready To Adult If You’ve Nailed These 5 Things By Graduation

      You are free of entitlement. Sorry to break it to you, but you’re not entitled to a career you’re both passionate about and pays you enough to live in a great part of town. You don’t get to say whatever you want on the Internet without any repercussions. And despite what you think, you probably can’t do your boss’s

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  • The Best Ways To Study Without Becoming A Stressy Mess

        Keep Distractions At Bay Put your phone on silent and throw it across the room as you yell “Goodbye social media! I finally don’t care what any of you are doing!” (you can throw it towards the bed or a pillow, but really phones are life-sucks, just let it break and become a new you. It feels good

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