Got milk? Well, what kind of milk have you got? The options used to be just skim or whole, but now soy, almond, and hemp are available, too. Plus, another controversial choice: Raw milk. So should you be drinking the stuff or not? We gathered some facts to help you make that decision First of all, raw milk simply means unpasteurized. Easy, right? Wrong: Drinking milk straight from the cow may have been great for Laura Ingalls, but food production—especially ... Read More
Studio DIY has given us something to combat this rainy spring weather with—fruit slice umbrellas! The website features instructions on how to turn your plain umbrella into an awesome lemon, kiwi, and or watermelon (what could be sweeter?!). Make a lemon umbrella following the instructions below or head on over to Studio DIY for how-to's on the kiwi and watermelon versions: For a Lovely Lemon Umbrella, you will need: 1 Yellow Umbrella Scotch Blue ... Read More
          Saint Friday is here! And so is our weekly round-up of feminist new stories: Curated just for you, BUSTies, we aim to keep you in the know while you're out changing the world (and the glitter status of your eyebrows at Primped!).  Photos of Kabul’s Littlest Skaters Totally Shredding Afghan woman aren’t allowed to ride bikes—so instead they’ve taken to skateboarding in Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s ... Read More
Rosie The Riveter has been a feminist icon for decades, but who really was the bandana'ed heroine? Well, she wasn’t just one woman: She was a symbol of the 60,000 who joined the workforce during WWII. When men left their jobs to enlist in the armed forces, women’s employment rose from 27% to 37%, with most of them taking on jobs in defense industries. In 1942, The Westinghouse Power Company commissioned Jay Howard Miller to create a promotional poster ... Read More
In the decades since Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights for women are still ripe with stigma and judgment from others. Women are still socially expected to keep to themselves about their abortions, like a dirty little secret. Thankfully, women, like Girls actress, Jemima Kirke, have not kept silent about their choices.   Back in 2007, Kirke became pregnant by her boyfriend at the time. Not feeling financially ready or wanting to be attached to the boyfriend for ... Read More
Attention Primpers: The L train is out of service this Sunday (boo!) But don't worry! You can get to Williamsburg and back with Uber's special $5 deal this weekend, via their  UberPOOL service! Read more here.× Are you looking to find a new wardrobe staple, get your hair done, or just enjoy a fabulous day out with friends? Well, the second annual BUST Craftacular’s Primped is coming this weekend to fulfill all your lustful spring ... Read More
 If you're the kind of femmey-femme who likes to paint her face with all kinds of cosmetics, but don't like the idea of smearing chemicals all over yourself, have we got a treat for you at Primped this Sunday!Lady-owned makeup company The Organic Face will be there, and they'll be giving free makeup makeovers at their booth.  The Organic Face makes all kinds of makeup—from your usual foundations, eye shadows, mascaras, etc -- to fancier fair, such ... Read More
To teach her daughter about inspiring African American women, Chauncia Boyd Rogers dressed Ava Noelle up as some of the most influential ladies in American history. Despite the fact that they're just taken with a cellphone, these photos give us all an adorable HER-story lesson.    Phillis Wheatley is both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.  Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first black, ... Read More
  History usually chooses to ignore female revolutionaries who fought alongside glorified men like Che Guevara and Martin Luther King Jr. But inspirational women have been shaping our landscape throughout the course of time, and the lesser-knowns deserve some credit.  Here are ten incredible women (in no particular order) you might not be familiar with who taught us how to fight for what we believe in: 1. Celia Sanchez Most people associate the Cuban ... Read More
Warning: This four minute time-lapse video with original music might get you teary-eyed. Dutch artist Frans Hofmeester filmed his now teenage daughter, Lotte, for 15 seconds every week since she was born, and sped it up to give us a condensed look at the process of growing up. Portrait of Lotte shows Hofmeester’s daughter’s transformation from a baby to a young woman. It displays her raw emotion from week to week—sometimes cheerful, sometimes ... Read More
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