Over the past few days, the media has been covering the story of #OregonUnderAttack. If you've missed it, here's what happened: A federal building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied since Saturday night by an armed group of radical ranchers led by Ammon Bundy, son of known antigovernment radical Cliven Bundy. The ranchers claim to be protesting on behalf of the arrests of Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Hammonds were convicted in 2012 of burning federal land in Burns, Oregon, in 2001 and 2006. They were sentenced to three months and one year, respectively.
Cuffing season is over, and breakup season is here. Snopes confirms that more couples split in January and February than any other time of year, so if you didn’t get your heart broken over the holidays, you might soon. If you or one of your friends has recently gone through a breakup, we have the perfect solution: Jennifer Wright’s new-ish book It Ended Badly: 13 Of The Worst Breakups In History.
Fighting a cold? This year, skip the drugstore and DIY a remedy using items you have right at home. Raid your spice cabinet and herbal tea stash to make these tasty drops that are perfect for calming coughs and soothing sore, scratchy throats.    What You’ll Need: (Yields 6 to 7 dozen cough drops)  ½ cup strong herbal tea   1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup honey  ½ to ¾ tsp. peppermint extract, to taste A candy thermometer, or cup of very cold water 2 to 3 cups powdered sugar, or silicone  candy molds  Instructions: 1.
New Year’s and resolutions go hand in hand. The dawn of a new year is a siren call to lose fifteen pounds, rock a new ’do, or change our relationship status. The trouble with resolutions—besides the fact that we usually break them in like, a minute—is that they are based on the belief that we are not enough. We aren’t thin enough, pretty enough, loved enough.I call bullshit.Starting from a place of lack is like cruising dark alleys for approval.
Once the domain of amateurs, gutter punks, and, um, prisoners, stick and poke tattoos—created using nothing but a handheld needle and ink—are now a swoon-worthy art form, and ladies are leading the DIY way.  Stick and poker Talia Migliaccio, 20, says the biggest misconception about this style is that hand-poke artists create “shitty, small tattoos.” When in reality, she and other female artists like Tati Compton, McKenzie Porritt aka MKNZ, and Sarah March are inking gorgeous, intricate designs.
Mel Shimkovitz Actor/Artist/Writer/Partier LOS ANGELES, CA Transparent star Mel Shimkovitz has us transfixed with her "elegant masculine" style -- her Instagram handle is even macho_mel. Mel filled us in on her childhood alter ego Marvin, her "midcentury-Jewish-gentleman-rancher" aesthetic and her best style advice. When did your style evolution begin? When I was very young, I took on an alter ego named Marvin, and I was allowed to go to school as Marvin on Fridays up until I was nine. That was the inception of Macho Mel style.
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect metaphor for Detroit’s revival than jewelry brand Rebel Nell. The brand employs disadvantaged women from local shelters and teaches them to make beautiful necklaces, earrings, tie clips and other works of wearable art using pieces of graffiti — and all the while, they’re teaching the women financial literacy and empowering them for the future.The idea for Rebel Nell was literally in founder Amy Peterson’s backyard. For many years, she lived in Detroit right next door to a women’s shelter.
Do the holidays have you wishing for simpler times? Perhaps times in which you don't have to get everyone material gifts? Perhaps times in which you've procrastinated? Whether you're trying to save the solar system from evil or, I don't know, just trying to climb out of your covers in the morning, we've got you. Before you panic about what to give your intergalactic warrior friends for Festivus, check out our list of ten gifts for the Sailor Moon freak in your life.  1.
Here are BUST's five favorite movies--in alphabetical order, of the entire cinematic year. We've loved watching and reviewing all these great flicks. Don't be embarrased if you still haven't seen them, because you still have time before the year ends. Pop some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy:   Carol Directed by Todd Haynes In this exquisite drama from Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, Safe), Rooney Mara plays a department store shopgirl in the 1950s who becomes smitten with a posh housewife (Cate Blanchett).
Hillary Clinton has fired back at Donald Trump for his vulgar comments about her 2008 presidential campaign. During a campaign event on Monday, Trump spewed vulgarity at Clinton, saying she got “schlonged” in the 2008 presidential race. He also criticized her for being late getting back to the podium at Saturday’s Democratic debate because of a bathroom break, saying, "I know where she went. It's disgusting. I don't want to talk about it, it's disgusting.