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  U.S. champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch’s father was reported missing in action during the Vietnam War in 1975. He served in the U.S. Air Force and wrote letters to home often. She was 3 years old when they lost touch with him. 40 years later, dental records proved his body was discovered at a crash site in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was a relief to the family to finally have closure around Steven Rusch’s disappearance, but Rebecca knew this was only the...
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When planning to have a baby, there’s a lot of things to consider - like neighborhoods with good schools and what kind of stroller is best - but you might want to look into the maternal mortality rate of your state. We recently wrote that Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate, and thanks to a recent article from Vox, we’ve learned that California has the lowest maternal mortality rate. California has managed to match the rate of the rest of the developed world, while the...
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  Earlier this week, President Donald Trump (ugh) made headlines for the way he treated two women journalists. On Tuesday, he interrupted a phone call with the Irish prime minister to comment on an Irish journalist’s appearance. “Well, we have a lot of your Irish press watching us,” Trump said, according to the New York Times, before pointing at journalist Caitriona Perry and saying, “And where are you from? Go ahead. Come here, come here. Where are you from? We have all of this beautiful Irish press.” After...
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I can tell summer is here because I feel the need to take 3 showers a day and just got done scouring this guide to dealing with chub rub. But if you're looking for a more fun way to beat the heat, we've got you covered, sister. Introducing: Sloshies - slushies that get you sloshed. Genius. Keep scrolling to see our fave recipes from Jerry Nevins's Sloshies (Workman Publishing), for sale here. Try 'em out and thank us later with a drunk tweet @bust_magazine.  The Catcher 
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For many girls in Kibera, Kenya, the largest urban slum in Africa, informal schooling is the only education option available. But unlicensed local classes are often rife with sexual exploitation and untrained teachers who prey on students. In 2003, activist Jane Anyango, now 46, responded to this ongoing issue by creating a class of her own. She began giving presentations instructing girls on how to reject their teachers’ sexual advances while encouraging them to take back control of both their bodies and their educations. This initiative...
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