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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the birth rate in the U.S. has dropped with the recession, and many, many men are freaking out about it. In a nutshell, they fear that low birth rates will lead to an unsustainable inequality between the taxable work force and the social security-dependent elderly. After all, people are living longer and longer and, barring some sort of zombie apocalypse situation, this trend will continue.  You’d think it would be a no-brainer, but many of the articles out there...
cARTel Collaborative Arts LA returns for its 3rd year to present you with LA’s fave cheapie music festival, Brokechella. The idea behind Brokechella is to give the audience high quality art for low, low prices. Just 10 bucks to get into this all-day, multi-stage fest on April 20th, 2013 in the heart of downtown LA! Not only can you see tons of great musicians (past acts include Infantree, LA Font, Rumspringa, Big Moves, and yOya) but you can apply to play yourself!   Here’s what you’ve gotta...
Creaky Voice and the use of like to, like, introduce a quotation are two female-pioneered vocal trends that have gained universal recognition. Now we can add word elongation to the list. In an Atlantic article this week, Jen Doll wrestles with the peculiarities and origins of this rampant habit. Michael Erard, a linguist who was interviewed for the piece, explains, “When people talk, they use intonation in a number of varied and subtle ways…there’s a lot of emotional nuance that can be conveyed that you...
Author, co-founder of the Huffington Post, and general badass Arianna Huffington sat down for a chat with Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson in a new series called IdeaCraft. Our much-loved friends at Etsy created this internal series to provoke dialogue about great leadership in order to learn from their expertise. Arianna was a clear choice. After writing 13 books, running for governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger, raising two daughters, and, of course, running Huffington Post, Huffington had many wise words to share with the Etsy staffers. First...
As we in the BUST offices anxiously wait for the snow to melt and a warmer breeze to pass through, we couldn’t be more stoked on all of the music festivals of 2013. It won’t be hard to find a fest featuring some of your favorite artists (and other super cool goings-on) since they’re happenin’ all over the place. We’ve compiled a list of festivals you won’t want to miss this spring and summer. Noise PopWhere? San Francisco, CAWhen? February 26th-March 3rdWho? Thao & the Get...