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  For years, novelist Siri Hustvedt has been deeply entrenched in the study of neuroscience, so much so that she’s even been published in peer-reviewed journals. With Living, Thinking, Looking, she seems primed to become the next Oliver Sacks, who wrote a cover blurb for this collection of 32 essays written between 2006 and 2011. In each, Hustvedt turns dense scientific material into graceful, beautiful prose. In “Outside the Mirror,” a short piece about our ability to see ourselves, she writes, “the mirror is the only place where I am whole to myself.

This summer, we've been admiring all the bold-and-nutty prints and patterns that the stylish ladies of NYC having been sporting. If you're a fan of the look, and have a plain T-shirt you'd like to spruce up, why not check out this rad tutorial from The Zen of Making? DIY guru Haley Pierson-Cox came up with this genius, simple way of block-printing a tee, and we can't wait to try it out this weekend. We may even try out this method on some pants that need a little something-something--we're crazy like that.     Images from TheZenofMaking.

I wanted to like Lauren Conrad, I really did. As far as former reality starlets go, she seems to be doing something with her life instead of begging people on the Internet for money (we’re looking at you, Whitney). When she launched her new eco-friendly accessories line, I was even ready to jump on the LC bandwagon and everything. Until my jaw dropped in horror at one of her recent projects, that is. In a video that caught the eye of BuzzFeed staffers, LC can be seen slicing the spines off of several pristine Lemony Snicket books.

Today was just like any other day: I snoozed my alarm, poked myself in the eye five times while putting in my contacts, and I went to a screening of a new film coming out in the fall. Well, it was just like any other day as a BUST magazine intern. But it's also my last day. I've been thinking about what I've learned here all day, and Googling where interning appeared in the media in the past few years. While I feel as though I've gained more experience than I ever could have sitting at home, simply trying to write by myself, the vast number of portrayals of interning are negative.

Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week has me feeling very ocean-oriented, and though I'm not very crafty, I have countless creative, Pinterest-crazy pals who I think would be into these shark-inspired DIY projects. Go on ahead and dive into these shark-infested waters--you won't regret it. First, we have to make sure our nails look fly. Or in this case, bloody as hell. Check out the mani below for easy inspiration. All you'll need are blue and red nail polish for the simple version--use the blue as your watery base and let dry. Then go nuts, splattering those nails with bloody red.

The first time Jessica Hendricks visited Cambodia, she couldn’t shake the horrific sight of young girls being rounded up outside of bars and sold into sexual slavery. Then 20 years old, she was serving as an English instructor in Thailand. And though her teaching stint eventually came to an end, her job as an activist had only just begun. Hendricks returned to the Southeast Asian country three years later and departed only after securing connections with local artisans and anti-trafficking organizations.

Recently, the media created a conversation about whether or not rape jokes are funny, or even acceptable. It was a discussion in our office, and I'm sure in many others. What we all can agree on, despite our sense of humor, is that rape is one of the most traumatizing crimes. Those closest to the victim are often the perpetrators of rape, just as complete strangers can forever darken the lives of others with rape as well. Why is it so common?  The new documentary It Was Rape, by Ms.

From the folks behind the notorious No Pants Subway Ride comes a summer-themed prank. Be prepared to swim, play Frisbee, soak up some rays, sunbathe, slather on sunscreen, catch up on summer reading, or all of the above. The only difference between this Improv Everywhere event and a normal beach day? You’ll be doing it all decked out in black tie apparel—it’s the third annual Black Tie Beach mission! Black Tie Beach is a mass prank that leaves unknowing beach-goers completely dumbfounded.

While Wonder Woman's invisible plane isn't the most plausible concept, two Swedish women thought that creating an invisible bike helmet was a possibility, despite what naysayers told them. The pair wanted to design head protectors that weren't as bulky as regular helmets, which they likened to "mushroom caps." The result of seven years of research and crash tests is the Hövdin, which looks akin to a fashionable scarf before it inflates. That's right: inflates.

How apt that this blog-slash-zine is titled “Got a Girl Crush,” since we certainly have a crush on it. Got a Girl Crush began in 2009 as the brainchild of friends Meg and Andrea, who we got to talk to about the project. In 2011, the first print issue of Got a Girl Crush dropped, and it was chock full of photos, interviews, and inspiration from ladies “doing amazing things in [their] own backyards.” The idea of Got a Girl Crush is to showcase empowered women who do cool things on the daily.
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