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Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It's a good time to celebrate women’s achievements, but any day's a good one for educating ourselves on the power and influence of ladies across the globe. According to Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team, female farmers produce more than half the world’s food--about 1.6 billion women worldwide rely on farming for their livelihoods. Sadly, not all of these farmers have access to banks that can provide essential financial services. But women around the world are coming up with solutions...
I fell in love with Lauryn Hill after listening to my aunt’s copy of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” when I was 10. To this day, I get chills when I listen to that album, partly because of her incredible voice and songwriting skills, and partly due to lyrics like these: "You know I only say it 'cause I'm truly genuine/Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem." Since then Ms. Hill has famously stayed away from the spotlight, popping...
Full disclosure, BUSTies: I’m a regular Liz Lemon when it comes to chocolate. Which means I LOVE it. So I was super excited when BUST Crafty Lady Callie offered me a bar of Lake Champlain’s Grace Under Fire chocolate to taste and review. I was initially a little skeptical–I’d like to think that I’m fairly adventurous when trying new foods, but the description “Pistachio & Red Pepper Dark Chocolate” did throw me off a bit. But after tasting a piece, I was pleasantly surprised! The red pepper...
I don’t know about you, fellow Game of Thrones fans, but I’m going crazy waiting for Season 2 to kick off. Lucky for me, HBO released this fantastically chilling promo a few days ago, set to “Seven Devils” by (BUST’s “Women Who Rock” cover girl) Florence + The Machine. Enjoy! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3RflsNxak 425x344] Season 2 of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 1 on HBO.   ...
Here in America (and if you’re an international reader, I imagine this is probably true where you live too), we have a basic expectation that our spouse or romantic partner will treat us with respect. That means that we have a right to expect both our physical bodies and our emotional and mental attributes to be given the consideration they deserve. More than that, we believe that everyone in the world—male or female, regardless of their outward and inward qualities—has the same value. If a...