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From papyrus sales posters in ancient Egypt to town criers of the Middle Ages, from radio sponsorships to the Pop-Tarts “Crazy Good” campaign, advertising has grown and changed over the years, constantly adapting with methods to reach target audiences. This evolution has brought us to the category of advertisement web-shows. I have just spent the last hour watching “Romancing the Joan,” sponsored by Renuzit air fresheners and I feel like Renuzit should pay me for this post. Melissa Rivers hosts while Joan stars in a faux...
A recent study conducted at Boston College shows a disturbing trend of low self-esteem in female college graduates when compared to male graduates. The study analyzed the results of identical surveys, one administered to participants during their first year of college and the second administered during their fourth year.  Researchers found that, despite high academic achievment, female participants had "worse self-understanding" upon graduating than they had four years prior when they took the first questionnaire.  Ironically, the male participants (who had lower GPAs on average) appeared more...
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has always confused me, even though I am currently insured under my mother, and I plan to stay that way until I turn 26 (lol hi Mom!). But now with Obamacare fully in place as of today (although the government is currently kaput), we should all take a second to read up and realize what the ACA has done for women in simpler terms.  First off, you can get quality healthcare insurance now that the Health Insurance Marketplace is open!...
  Since today is World Vegetarian Day, and since I LOVE being a vegetarian, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing links to some of my fave go-to veg recipes. Some have been seen here on bust.com before because they were too delicious to keep to myself. And some are appearing here for the first time even though I eat ‘em up every chance I get. Take a look and let me know in the comments what your favorite ways are to get your veg on!   Kale Chips...
Dawn Maestas loves tattoos, but she loves getting rid of them even more. The 42-year-old laser tattoo-removal specialist’s two passions in life—her career and fighting domestic violence—collided one day when she received an unusual call at her Albuquerque, NM, office: a girl had been kidnapped by her abusive partner and was forcibly tattooed multiple times with his name. Could Maestas help? She could, and she did. An abuse survivor herself, Maestas had been campaigning against domestic violence and publicly sharing her story for years. But when...