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    Remember those Roaring Twenties-inspired Momiji dolls? Well, the makers of these adorable message dolls are back with a spooktacular new release named Spookie. With her pink hair, freckles, and heart-shaped lips, she’ll be the cutest trick-or-treater in town.     Gift her to the All Hallow’s Eve fanatics in your life (each limited-edition doll comes equipped with a pull-out message card). Or, keep the little skeleton-clad lady as a fright night decoration. Each figurine is priced at $25 and can be found here. Goodbye, five-year-old stuffed pumpkin.

  Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,  “Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose.

Here’s a heartwarming story to kick off the last full week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; New York-based photographer Bob Carey has been photographing himself wearing a pink tutu for breast cancer awareness, calling it The Tutu Project. Carey first donned the tulle in support of his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Aww. And the man sure knows how to rock a flouncy pink skirt:         Carey has recently released Ballerina, a book of these images, which will benefit breast cancer organizations such as Cancercare.

  Rumplestiltskin and Belle had quite an interesting beginning in Season One, as they were Beauty and the Beast. I absolutely worship Rumbelle, and was thrilled to see another episode about this power couple. Rumple is one of the most mysterious characters, and this episode finally revealed some information about him. The episode begins in Storybrooke with Belle having doubts about Rumple and concerns about if he’s really going to change or keep using magic to control others.

  There's no denying that homophobia (and all kinds of phobias, for that matter) runs rampant in the Twitter-verse. Last week alone, NoHomophobes.com, a website dedicated to exposing homophobic Twitter users, noted that 218,477 tweets contained the slur "faggot". Just when I thought Twitter had gone to the trolls, my faith in the Internet was restored this past weekend (if only for a moment). The Huffington Post reported that the hashtag #SignsYoSonIsGay transformed from an online hangout for homophobes into a show of support for the gay community.

  Yikes! Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2012 close this Friday, October 26! We're still looking for cool crafters and fab food vendors, so don't miss your chance:  APPLY NOW! And do us a solid-- post the link for applications on your blog/Twitter/Facebook/etc. (We know you have talented friends!) Once again, that link is: http://www.bust.com/craftacular/apply-for-the-bust-magazine-holiday-craftacular-and-food-fair-2012.

I recently caught Beats Antique at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. The all-instrumental band, comprised of David Satori (guitar, viola, and percussion), Tommy Cappel (keys, percussion), and Zoe Jakes (belly dancer, composer, and producer) fuses Middle Eastern tribal sounds with experimental world music and electronica. Lynx, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Colorado, was the opening act and wowed the crowd with her electronic folk-pop melodies, timelessly lovely voice, and intense beat-boxing skills.

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Well, you can, and will, write one in a month. Seriously. November is National Novel Writing Month, and NaNoWriMo will help you crank out a 50,000-word novel by the last day. Register on their website and get set up with a bunch of awesome and helpful resources, including email pep talks from successful writers, forums to chat (or whine) with other NaNoWriMo participants, and compare your word count (if you're into that whole competitive thing).

  If you could have your bodily aromas handed to you in a vial, or even in the form of a scented candle, would you want it?  Martynka Wawrzyniak, a mixed-media and performance artist known for her unique use of unusual substances in her art, decided to discover her “essence,” and cultivated it into tangible objects, as well as an art installation.

  Malala Yousafzai, the brave young activist from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, is doing well. She’s currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.  Dr. David Rosser, the medical director at the hospital, stated that Malala is communicating freely and writing, and said that Malala wanted information about her condition to be made public. She can’t currently speak due to a tracheotomy tube, but should be able to within the next few days. Malala will need surgery to restructure her skull and Dr.
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