Today it’s easy to find an app to log any metric you’re interested in: calories, menstrual cycles, steps taken in a day. But back in the mid-20th century, a young woman had only pen and paper with which to keep track of daily events, be they momentous or mundane. That’s where the “Him” Book pictured above came into play. The “Him” Book was a special notebook for teenage girls to — in the rhyming words printed on the wooden cover — “keep complete/a record of all the boys I meet. Read More
“I don’t like to give advice. People have to find themselves,” style icon Iris Apfel tells me over the phone from her vacation home in Florida. But at age 93, she’s had such a rich lifetime full of experiences, people always want to know what she thinks about everything. Now that she’s the subject of legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ upcoming documentary Iris (out in May), this “rare bird of fashion” is finally giving her fans an intimate glimpse into what makes her tick. Read More
Dr. Carol Queen answers the questions you wanted to know about sex but were waiting for someone else to bring up. In this edition, she talks about what to do when your partner's drive disappears and how to decide if you're going to go for a threesomes. Got a sex or relationship question you need answered? Submit it at bust.com/sex! Q: I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years now. Everything’s awesome, except for one thing: he never wants to have sex anymore! We used to have sex at least three or four days a week; now I’m lucky if I can get him in the sack once a month. Read More
Most everybody enjoys a bit of sweetness in their beverages, but who wants to guzzle saccharine-filled, artificial drinks all day? Instead, try making your own fruit syrups; then keep them on hand to add a quick hit of flavor and a hint of sweetness to a glass of seltzer or a cocktail. These all-natural syrups contain nothing but honey, fruit, herbs, and spices, and they’re the perfect way to use the in-season fruit you got from your latest CSA share. Aside from drinks, you can stir them into smoothies and yogurt, or drizzle them on shaved ice or ice cream. Read More
Spring is here, and we are finally showing some skin again, so we’ve rounded up a few products that use flower power to help you get your glow on. These balms, salves, oils, and creams will make you feel and smell like an au naturale Queen. 1. An eye cream that uses floral stem cells to battle puffiness and dark circles. Acure Chlorella & Edelweiss Stem Cell Eye Cream, $19, acureorganics.com 2. You’ll be feeling like you took a dang Hawaiian vacation after covering yourself in this oil. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Oil, $8, target.com 3. Read More
What's that you say? You don't have a bike with which to properly enjoy this beautiful springtime weather? Well, being that we just celebrated Earth Day, and bikes are the greenest ways to get from point A to point Bae, we have some rad rides to save the day (and the planet). Read More
Scrub away memories of chemical-filled bath products and get your DIY on with this super-easy, mega-gentle body wash. The natural ingredients in this concoction will moisturize and leave your skin with a healthy glow (and of course, they’re safe for your overall health). All of the items in this recipe can be found in most grocery stores and natural food markets, so get mixing and then slather this sucker on during your next shower. Read More
If plants could go to high school, succulents would win “Most Popular” in the yearbook. They’re everywhere lately, probably because they work as well in modern décor as they do in retro and rustic settings. As the founder 
of shopruche.com—a shopping/lifestyle site—I made sure our offices were decorated with succulents aplenty. And if you want to bring succulents indoors, but more inventively than just plopping them in a ceramic pot, try this framed assortment. Read More
Those plastic tubs of pre-moistened cleaning cloths are pretty tempting—just grab a wipe, and that puddle of beet juice is banished from your counter. But tossing the equivalent of several books’ worth of paper into the trash each month isn’t the most eco-friendly solution, and who even knows what kind of toxic garbage those things leave on your hands, floors, and cat? Here’s a recipe for homemade disinfectant cloths that will let you save the planet and slay dirt at the same time—like some kind of frickin' superhero. Read More
  “I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More