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Amazing news for women of all ages and bibliophiles alike: Joan Didion is being featured in Céline’s latest ad campaign, joining the growing list of older women who represent major consumer product companies. The journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and icon has been called the muse of the French luxury brand’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, who is quick to point out that age doesn’t limit the 80 year-old from being the ultimate Céline woman. Fearless in her ambition and willing to share her rawest personal experiences with the...
We all probably remember Esther Honig’s project in which she asked Photoshop experts from all over the globe to make a photo of her look “beautiful.” The results from country to country were vastly different; they elongated, widened or shrunk different parts of her face, added substantial makeup or made her edges softer. Basically, it showed that while there is no one global standard of beauty, every society has in place its own unattainable criteria for female physical perfection (whatever that is). Esther Honig, before and...
The daily life of an unemployed person in America primarily involves searching for work, personal care, and leisure activities. This New York Times infographic shows the amount of time spent on a certain activity for men and women in their mid-20’s to early 50’s, and reveals just how gendered some activities still are. Maroon signifies housework, beige signifies caring for others, dark and light blue signify leisure time, and yellow signifies education. On a given day, more men spend time watching television and focusing on education, while...
Don't get us wrong: We've got some adventurous taste buds around the BUST offices, and we're big fans of Gaby Hoffman pretty much no matter what she's up to.  However. We're still trying to figure out exactly how we feel about Hoff throwing her afterbirth into a blender for breakfast. "I made smoothies out of [placenta] for three weeks," the new mama of Rosemary, age six weeks, told People mag."My midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it,...
Manspreading. Guys, come on. Your junk does not need that wide of a trunk. Fortunately, a brand-new MTA campaign plans to raise awareness to this behavior, forcing the people (MEN) who take up too much space to rethink their postures. If this PSA does make some of the manspreaders occupy just one seat, it'll be a relief; subway etiquette is a vital part of our commuting lives, and everything just goes so much smoother when we all exemplify it. Some men’s rights activists have complained...
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