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I'm not sure if it was the multiple mimosas or lugging around a heavy-ass swag bag all day, but I've been wandering around in a fashion- and beauty-addled daze since last weekend. Is anyone else in the same boat? In case you missed the first-ever (EVER!) BUST Craftacular's Primped last Sunday, May 4th, read on to be overcome by jealousy of all the amazing shit you missed. Like, really. Shoppers lined up around the block an hour before the doors opened to score one of our coveted...
Part of being a human is accepting that your parents will die. When you are a woman and you have the typical strong bond with your mother, the idea of losing her can seem Earth-shattering. I know my mom is the most important woman in my life, and the idea of going just a few days without her strange texts seems crazy. But not all of us get to keep the things we cherish. When death strikes us we are almost always unprepared, and it leaves...
Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day brunches and corny drugstore cards this past Sunday! Perhaps we could all alleviate our post Mamma's Day depression by appreciating how this aggrandized Hallmark holiday evolved into what it is today! Mothers Day can be traced all the way back to a festival held by the Ancient Egyptians in  honor of the Goddess Isis (pictured above) “patron saint of women and children.” This festival was later adopted by the Ancient Romans in order to mark the beginning of winter. These...
Want to learn a new language and brighten someone’s day at the same time? This seems to be the philosophy behind FCB Brazil’s “Speaking Exchange” project, which pairs young Brazilians who want to learn and practice their English, with elderly Americans living in retirement homes.  The agency FCB Brazil partnered with the CNA Language Network to create a virtual exchange program with the Windsor Retirement Community in Chicago. This project hits you right in the feels! In the video, the senior citizens light up as teens...
Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad calls selfies "private moments of freedom." This statement is universal, but in a country where Facebook is illegal it takes on a whole new meaning. Many of us take our freedoms for granted: ubiquitous social media, being free to let our hair down without fearing for our lives. All women in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Yemen, even non-Muslim women (including visitors) must cover their heads, or they risk facing punishment. But many of the women of Iran have been inspired by Alinejad,...
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