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In rural India, over 80 percent of women use rags, often ripped from old clothing, to manage their monthly visit from good ol’ Aunt Flo. Though we’re all about environmentally friendly period solutions here at BUST, the statistics tell a different story: the often unsanitary rag cloths that women use during their periods can cause infections and even infertility, cancer, and death.   When inventor Muruganantham found out that his wife used rag cloths, he went where no man has gone before:  he not only designed a...
November is my favorite time of the year, from pumpkin-spice everything to the gluttony of Thanksgiving and, of course, my birthday! When it comes to the holiday season, I love buying presents for others (and for myself!), so I thought I'd put together a collection of some of my favorite items of the moment, many from adorable Etsy shops I recommend exploring. Hopefully they can give you ideas for Christmas shopping to come! My first items are these fanciful, handmade pastel oxfords. All the pastels are...
In my opinion, you either like pies, or you were born without tastebuds.  Luckily, one of the vendors at this year’s BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular is Daly Pies.  Brooklyn-based Daly Pies is owned and operated by Meghan Daly, and has been in business since 2011.  Daly Pies uses handcrafted methods to create delicious flavor combinations, all while using fresh and locally culled ingredients. Chocolate Guinness Pie Mulled Pear Pie Their pies include chocolate varieties, cream and custard, fruit, and nut--and they're currently featuring Thanksgiving favorites like apple and mulled pear. Sweet...
Well, this is troubling. Despite mounting scientific evidence that climate change is wreaking havoc upon people across the globe and our ecosystems (check out this regional chart by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), some Republican lawmakers continue to insist that the movement is a hoax. According to Addicting Info, three of these lawmakers--California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, and Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner--have been chosen by GOP leaders as potential replacements for Ralph Hall, the outgoing chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and...
Part drawing, part digital manipulation, multi-media artist/illustrator Heidi Phelps creates some stellar posters, prints, and even flasks out of her one-woman studio Wayward Broad.     The renegade art studio promotes empowerment for women and awareness of women’s issues through artistic expression. Recently she has released a special edition piece, titled Tres Gatos Rosados (Cat Triptych), in support of Pussy Riot. Like what you see and want to own a piece for your walls? Then head to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair on Saturday, December 1 and...