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A few weeks back, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian launched a kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $6000 to fund a web-video series for her website Feminist Frequency. In the video series, Sarkeesian wanted to discuss the sexist and stereotypical representations of women in video games, to which I say, “well, duh,” as well as, “get it, girl!” Unfortunately, it would be an understatement to say that not everyone shared my same opinion.

John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That’s beautiful, but to me, life is more like what happens between thinking about what I will be eating next. And so, on that note, whether you’re killing time dreaming of what you’ll be eating on your lunch break or where you’ll be stopping for dinner on your way home, here is a list of items that look like scrumptious food to fuel your imaginations and whet your appetites. Eat your hearts out! 1. A soft-pretzel shaped blow-up raft [image via] 2.

After announcing the September release of their first studio album in over a decade, “Push and Shove,” No Doubt have officially released their first single “Settle Down.” The six-minute video features Gwen, Tony, Adrian and Tom driving trucks to a gathering at an outdoor parking lot where hugs are exchanged in what feels like a homecoming for the band members before they set off to what looks like the best party of the summer.

Past BUST cover girl and comedienne Sarah Silverman made headlines this week with her indecent video proposal to billionaire Sheldon Adelson. In the video, she asks him if he will scissor with her, and goes as far as to demonstrate the act in a bikini, with a small puppy playing the role of the elderly billionaire himself. Sarah isn't just jonesing for the oldies. In fact, she's taking one for the democrats by asking Sheldon to scissor her in return for donating $100 million to Barack Obama instead of Mitt Romney.

A couple corners of the internet are up in arms over the blog Skinny Gossip's nasty post about up-and-coming model Kate Upton, known to many as the blonde babe performing the "cat daddy" on Youtube so lusciously that the website actually temporarily removed it for its content. She also recently landed a smoldering spread in GQ. This spread prompted a friend of mine to say that if she opened up a booth where she charged for hugs, the economy would bounce back. With a body like hers, I can kind of see it.

Whether you loved, hated, or loved hate-reading the 50 Shades of Grey series, you can't deny that kink is having a Moment.  And who better to help you explore your sensual side in a safe and creative way than BUST's favorite women-friendly sex boutique, the excellent and educational Babeland? At Babeland NYC and BUST Magazine's annual summer party at Babeland SoHo on July 26, you can make a sexy blindfold of your own-- and you don't even need to be a quietly beautiful virgin or a wealthy, charismatic entrepreneur with a dark past to take part in this kinky craft.

On October 2nd, Beth Orton will release Sugaring Season, her first album in six years, and make her Anti- Records debut. Sugaring Season was recorded in Portland, Oregon, with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists). With its deeply lyrical songwriting and newfound expressivity of voice, the album demonstrates Orton’s daring synthesis of her broad musical influences into a powerfully individual artistic vision. "I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer," she explains.

Why is it that we belittle those interested in learning by calling them “nerds?" I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure (unless you’re a serial killer or something), but being interested in books or science or math definitely shouldn’t be considered a “guilty” pleasure.

Although I find that Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe,” perpetuates the stereotype that I have to wait for a guy to call me (if I am interested, I WILL CALL YOU!), I still find it incredibly catchy. And apparently Cookie Monster does too because, from the makers of Sesame Street, a new spoof of the song went viral this week. The version, “Share It Maybe” riffs off what Cookie Monster knows best—his love affair with cookies. I now know exactly how to serenade the person who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

It’s always a grand ol’ time drooling over pretty nail art pictures scattered across the wonderful World Wide Web, even if you and your shaky hands have no intention of duplicating the designs. Nail art fanatics, cue the hallelujah chorus now, because the folks over at theBERRY have compiled a gallery of pop culture-inspired nail art done by personal bloggers and/or fellow fanatics from every corner of the internet. Cute and quirky as opposed to a typical manicure? Of course. Functional, like a typical manicure? Not entirely.