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It's just one of those days that a girl goes throughWhen I'm angry inside,Don't wanna take it out on you.Just one of them things. Don't take it personal.* It wasn't until recently that women I knew complained about PMS. Aside from the odd mention, I never noticed friends or "colleagues" crediting pre-menstrual syndrome for their feelings or actions. To be honest, I was surprised so many women indicated their upcoming periods were the reason they were acting that way, or snapped at their boyfriend, or got pissed off.

This is the title of Fiona Goble’s 64-page manual to do just that. Ever fancy a mini knit version of royal heartthrobs Prince William and Prince Harry? This book can help you. Whether you knit or not, these dolls are pretty darn adorable. With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is basically taking every 5-year olds dream job, people are more fascinated than ever with the royal family.

In case you were wondering as I was, an oratorio is pretty similar to an opera in its use of a choir, soloists, and character ensembles, but unlike an opera, there's no scenery, costumes, or action. An oratorio is basically made up of large scale musical compositions that explain the story or subject, usually taking on religious or sacred subject matter.

We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts. We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The relief effort has just begun, and the disaster is far from over.

What makes you more of a hipster? The fact that you want the American Spirits, colored fixie bike chain, PBR, and shades set in the middle of this bear trap OR that you made an installation art piece in New York with all of these things inside a bear trap? These are the days of our lives... Image courtesy of BuzzFeed.

I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.

Yay! The White House made a report on the status of women! Oh no, as far as women in America go, we're still paid less than men and doing most of the housework. Wait, is that really all the report focused on? Not only have women's strides been small, but apparently our fight for equal rights hasn't expanded in scope since the 70's either. Erin Grant explains it all in a new Modern Lady videocast. Don't worry Erin.

In an effort to save Planned Parenthood, a diverse group of students made this video letting America know that they have sex and need organizations like Planned Parenthood around in order for them to make safe and informed choices while doing so. Check it out. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaxBR1AiFS4&feature=player_embedded 425x344] After the House voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood this February, the people at Planned Parenthood have been mobilizing to fight the cuts.

Before I went to the Wild Flag show at NYC's Radio City Musical Hall Wednesday night, I checked out the band's Facebook page. Because I "like" them. Not because I enjoy staring at pics of Carrie Brownstein every day or anything. A post from the band read: "Hope Radio City is ready for the rough and the raw." Rough. Raw. Just how I like it. My giddiness jacked up to the 10,000th power. Wild Flag's line-up is nothing short of astounding. Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), Mary Timony (Helium), Janet Weiss (Quasi), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders).

Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons: 1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion." See? Darkness. Gothness.2.
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