In 2012, educator Al Vernacchio gave a TED talk about everyone’s favorite things: pizza and sex. He was concerned with the fact that sex has too often been associated with baseball. Personally, I love this new pizza metaphor for sex. Whenever I heard the baseball/sex metaphor it was usually a man talking and I mean come on! It’s such a sexist way to describe sex. Plus I never liked baseball, so I’m a little biased.  Vernacchio shares ... Read More
“Stand Up to Clean Up,” is a new illustrated guide, put out by The Worker’s Justice Project, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, to empower female day-laborers who are often exploited and taken advantage without much recourse due to language barriers.  Gothamist reported on the guide earlier this week, and interviewed Carmen Fajardo, an Ecuadorian house cleaner, who described the safety hazards and risks she took for work.  "I remember ... Read More
When it comes to fashion, my top priority is comfort. Sure, I’ll occasionally whip out those vintage stacked heel boots for a night out, but for day to day, I’m strictly a flats type of gal. That’s not to say I don’t care about footwear- oh I do. Sanuk's Secret Santa from California may have figured this out about my fashion sensibilities and sent me a sweet pair of their Spring 2015 Katlash, the most stylish little canvas flat ... Read More
This week’s giveaway is one of Nikki McClure’s fabulous wall calendars. She has been making these calendars faithfully for 16 years, and each year they get better and better.  They have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper with an x-acto knife.  Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action. This year's verbs ... Read More
You've probably been seeing Bill Cosby's name popping up everywhere recently. Ever since comedian Hannibal Buress brought up the rape allegations against Cosby at a recent show, causing a stir in the entertainment community, a lot has gone down.  It's not an easy truth to face (Cosby is a beloved comic, actor, and pop culture father figure to many), but these are the facts and the recent repercussions that are now rippling through the media: Earlier ... Read More
For those of you who have not heard, we here at BUST are very excited for the upcoming BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston! THIS Saturday, November 22 (yeah, that’s right, two days away) in Boston’s South End at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, we will be hosting more than 100 vendors, offering make-and-take crafts, tasty treats, gift wrapping and more.  There will also be a cat cafe benefitting Broken Tail Rescue, ... Read More
Indie darling duo She & Him is back to cover the Dusty Springfield 1964 classic "Stay Awhile" in the premiere of their new video out on Vevo today. The music video, directed by CANADA, begins with M. Ward picking up his invisible guitar and plugging it into his matching invisible amp. Zoey Deschanel appears in a dreamy blue dress, singing to her ghostly lover as he pulls her off her feet to dance. They spin and twirl around the house, which seems ... Read More
Serious coding and computer engineering isn't something just for the boys (duh!), but that is the message you would get if you picked up the kid's book "Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer." Although you might assume at first glance that it's a super empowering and inspiring tale about Barbie reaching her dream of becoming a computer engineer, you would be wrong. A more accurate description would be that Barbie designs the game she wants to make for her coding ... Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Boston is approaching! This Saturday Nov. 22 from 11a.m.-6p.m. you can treat yo self and everyone you love at the Boston Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts. After nine years of hosting holiday craft fairs in New York, BUST is finally visiting Boston! It is a one of a kind affair with an opportunity to not only go on a one-stop shopping adventure, but also partake in make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, ... Read More
Maybe you've heard of Lammily before. She's the new girl in town, created by designer Nickolay Lamm, not to compete with Barbie dolls, but to offer a more realistic doll as an option for kids. In fact, Lammily is designed with the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman, and has a greater range of motion than a normal Barbie — all the better for starting her own small business or becoming a pilot or winning an Olympic Gold Medal, whatever your ... Read More
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