This new Old Spice ad cannot be ignored any longer. Besides being hilarious, ridiculous, and featuring the eye-candy that is Isaiah Mustafa, there seems to be a change in tone for the better in terms of gender. Personally, I think it's more sensitive to gender roles, but still keeping with the sensitive manly-man ideal. We know that Old Spice is going for the ridiculous— "Swan dive!"... genius— and our favorite Old Spice Man gracefully lands in a hot tub which falls apart revealing him sitting on a manly motorcycle. But anyway, check out the video and selected dialogue below. Read More

Crafty Summer Bouquet!

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

Hey crafty ladies! Get out your glue guns! This adorable bouquet craft is advertised as being for the 4th of July, but these pinwheel-esque flowers will look cute and fresh all summer long. The crafting video is presented by Holidash's Kendra Smoot from AOL.com (remember AOL?!), and we'll be sure to follow her in the future. Besides being incredibly easy to make, this project uses old water bottles (yay for reusing, or upcycling as Kendra says), which you cut and bend into flower shapes then spraypaint, or handpaint for extra decoration. Read More
  Fashion designer Linda Trau has put together a new line of products called ZUBA Africa, which sells handmade necklaces made by Rwandan women in need of assistance. The line of accessories is partnered with Fairwinds Trading and “uses business as a strategy for the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.”    The colorful necklaces and totes are sweet and vibrant and really reflect the meaning of the company’s name— ZUBA comes from the Rwandan word “izuba,” meaning sunshine. Read More
There's a new column on Salon dedicated to Lady Business. No not your 'lady business' but actual women in business! Any questions you have related to the workplace can be directed at the very funny Julie Klausner. Her advice column is dedicated to ladies navigating the workplace and includes topics ranging from determining appropriate skirt length to being a commanding authority as a female boss. The column isn't only for women though, so fire away too men! Today's column is about asking for a raise, and Julie's witty response is both hilarious and very practical. Read More
In case you didn't already start your Friday off with a smile, here's a video of the always funny and cute Betty White doing an interview with Asylum's Ron Babcock. Rob tries to woo Betty and asks her advice on dating older women (not cougars, Ron!), and Betty is clearly too cool for the dirty-shirted dude.  UPDATE: Apologies for the video not uploading! Here's a link. Read More

Crafty Mamas

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Read More
Getting into the Father's Day spirit, here's BUST's own Emily Rems talking with Celeste Headlee and Rafer Guzman about the best movie dads on NPR's "The Takeaway." Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!      //   As far as film dads go, I gotta love Mac McGuff, Juno's dad. I mean, check out his dadly wisdom: Dad (Mac): Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. Read More
I’m sure that there will be a couple of people who read this headline without reading this post first and say something along the lines of “What the eff BUST! This isn’t news…” Hear me out.  It’s no news that one in six women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime (and one in thirty-three men), and a lot of victims don’t even report their abuse, so the statistic is most likely much higher. Read More

Whenever Cake!

BY Catie Colliton in Eat Me

I don't know about you ladies, but it's about time for an afternoon snack. How about some cake? If you have the ingredients, this 3-minute-single-serving-microwave cake is an amazing and delish snack. But be careful of this dangerous cake! With cake just 3 minutes away, you may want to eat it all the time. Read More
Izzy B, a 12-year-old rapper, tells it like it is: “You don’t need temporary friend—a pencil or a pen— always trying to leave when you’re really in need. You need a Sharpie in your life— one who’s permanent and true!” Besides being one of the coolest 12-year-olds, this little rapper’s sweet friendship message is backed up by the “dope” website FriendScents, which is sponsored by the tween clothing store Justice. It’s like an exclusive girl-only Facebook that aims “to redefine beauty for girls. Read More
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