We are still super excited about the potential of a woman being on the $20 bill and the effort that Womenon20.org have put into this campaign. Going through the 15 potential list of candidates, we reflected on all the great women who sacrificed so much for us. Of course, we noticed some omissions; how can there only be 15 women worthy of minting? We thought of five (well, technically four) more women who should deserve consideration. Not just for the ... Read More
Good news, circus fans: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus are planning to eliminate acts featuring elephants by 2018. This particular circus has been using animal acts since P.T Barnum began bringing them onto the show 145 years ago. Elephants have been a fan favorite since the debut of Jumbo, an Asian elephant, in 1882. Animal rights groups have been challenging the way we view animal-centric entertainment for years now. They claim the animals' ... Read More
The long, dark night of the soul known as life P3R (Post-30 Rock) is finally getting a little lighter today thanks to Netflix. The streaming service is now unveiling its latest original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the show is everything a smart, lady-centric-comedy lover could hope for.  Created by the world’s greatest living human Tina Fey and her 30 Rock co-conspirator Robert Carlock, Kimmy stars BUST’s April/May cover gal Ellie ... Read More
In time for this Sunday’s International Women’s Day (woot, woot!), London agency WCRS has teamed up with Women's Aid and Ocean Outdoor for a state-of-the-art campaign against domestic violence. Using digital billboards with facial recognition technology, they’re giving people the power to “heal” the image of a battered woman. The billboards depict the image of a woman with bruises and a bloody lip. When passers-by heed the message ... Read More
Our Icelandic queen, Björk, is back at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for her very own retrospective! I had the opportunity to check it out the other day, and honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was handed an audio guide with headphones and there was a vibrant buzz around the MoMA as I followed the bright pink wall toward the Björk Songlist exhibit. After a brief introduction, I stepped into the first space of the exhibit and was ... Read More
The idea of matter neither being created nor destroyed is nothing new, but the Capsula Mundi Project is taking it to a whole new level: As in, if you live in Italy, you might soon have the option to bury yourself or your loved ones (post-mortem, of course) in biodegradable capsules instead of coffins. And that's not all—the pods give back to the environment by using the corpses inside as nutrients for trees planted directly above them. That's ... Read More
Americans might see lowered gas prices as a cause for celebration, but our victory comes at a cost: Venezuela’s economy is seriously suffering, and its citizens are struggling to afford (and even track down) essential items like chicken, toilet paper, and condoms. In the past seven months, the rate the country receives for its exports has dropped by 60%, and its economy is expected to see a 7% shrink in 2015 alone. A fall in oil prices means ... Read More
  As a white,wealthy land and slave owner who played a large part in ruining the lives of thousands of American Indians during his presidency, why is Andrew Jackson still on our twenty-dollar bill?  We wish we had an answer for you that wasn't simply “patriarchal tradition,” but unfortunately we don't. On the bright side, though, it seems like things might be looking up, thanks to one smart lady: Barbara Oritz Howard, a previous canvasser for ... Read More
It’s hard not to imagine Mindy Kaling as anything other than her “delusionally confident, unapologetically selfish” character of Mindy Lahiri in “The Mindy Project." But at 19 she was just a lowly intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien—although she says she was "less of a 'make copies' intern and more of a 'stalk Conan' intern." Okay, so that’s totally believable; but she’s come a long way from stalking Conan ... Read More
In what we wish was more shocking news, Virginia Senator Steve Martin is under fire for responding to a letter from pro-choicers with disturbing hostility—an attitude we are all too familiar with when it comes to many of our Republican politicians.  In what seems to us like a very reasonable argument for women’s rights, the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition wrote: “All women deserve access to their full range of reproductive health ... Read More
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