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Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good. One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and I'm hooked all over again. This is...
  artwork by Rosie Ranauro - www.rosieranauro.com Now that spring is finally here (wee!) there is plenty of warm weather ahead of us. But as much as I love the beautiful weather, I’ve always dreaded shorts season. Regardless of my size, I’ve never been able to wear short shorts or dresses without ending the day in immense pain. Why? Because the tops of my legs chafe.  The problem was so bad, that when I would go for a run,  the inside of my legs would be bleeding by...
Yep, you heard right: an RPG that actually serves a function. We all have or have had that one roommate who doesn’t do shit while everyone else is busting their asses to keep things tidy. Or maybe you’re the one roomie who does everything while your fellow residents don’t know what a sponge looks like. Chore Wars lets players pick a name and a character, then form a “party” with the people they live with. Your character claims “experience points” for the housework you complete,...
We’re a little obsessed with this girl. Christina Bianco is an actress living in New York and she recently performed an amazing rendition of the classic British power ballad “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” with a twist. She impersonates 19 different divas throughout the song, impressively switching from one to another with ease. From Adele to Judy Garland to Bette Midler, this girl is spot-on. Bianco has Gwen Stefani down to a tee and who doesn’t love a good Zooey Deschanel impersonation? Check this crazy...
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual violence, reactions to sexual violence, and victim blaming. Speaking of sexism and comics, this simple 3 panel webcomic tweeted today by @GirlhoodStudies is alllll kinds of genius. It juxtaposes the kinds of reactions people have to hearing about sexual harrassment and, in doing so, shows the viewer how friggin’ hard to is to talk about sexual violence in a meaningful way – as if we didn’t know that already. The comic starts by showing a stick figure – ungendered by design...
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