Q: I’ve been seeing a new guy for about a year, and we have decided to be non-monogamous. Other relationships I’ve had haven’t lasted this long, or I wasn’t this emotionally invested, so non-monogamy wasn’t an issue. I’m still having trouble with feelings of jealousy and low self-esteem, even though he has told me that he loves me and he isn’t going anywhere. Read More
On the 9th of November, iconic stripper, burlesque pioneer and San Francisco native Carol Doda passed away at the age of 78.  Before San Francisco was teeming with young tech bros and loaded start-up kids, Wi-Fi equipped Google buses and app-managed parks, it was a haven for the weird and the experimental. The San Francisco of the 1960s and '70s was an epicenter for counterculture, for communes, for hippies and druggies, for gays and Native and Latin Americans and artists and writers. Read More
If as a small business owner, your holiday season typically involves an aneurysm instead of jolly ho ho ho's, maybe it's time to get your shit together. The massive influx of orders and general insanity propelling through the cosmos during this time of year can cause anyone to flip out. If you're already grinding your teeth, check out these 5 tips (courtesy of SquareUp) to get your small business all hooked up to rake in the dough!  1. Plan Your Inventory Look back and remember what items sold out last year. Buy more of those items so you can get the double dose of that money. Read More
      Over 100 women are suing Endo Pharmaceuticals and blaming the company for the negligent packaging that resulted in their unwanted pregnancies. For those unfamiliar with how the pill works, here’s a quick review: you take one pill a day for three weeks, and during the week of your period, you take one placebo pill per day as well. Et voila, no pregnancy. Oops! Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo, incorrectly packaged their pill packs so that women took their placebo pill when they should have been taking the active pills that prevent pregnancies. Read More
While the rest of us are stuffing our faces with pumpkin-flavored treats and drinking Starbucks coffee from our plain red cups, Melissa Arnot is training to run a 50K in preparation for her sixth summit of Mt. Everest. That’s right, sixth, and in an effort to push her limits just a little bit further—this time, she’s doing it without supplemental oxygen. But for Arnot, it’s not about holding a record; it’s about interacting with nature. Read More
The BUST Christmas Craftacular London is next weekend! York Hall in Bethnal Green will be fill to the brim with the UK's most talented designer-makers on November 22 – and we are thrilled that Andsmile Studio will be among them. Andsmile Studio is the home of fun, quirky jewellery, prints and stationery – all based around the illustrations of Latvia-born and London-raised designer Viktorija Semionova, who has a thing for coffee and Wes Anderson films. She creates all her designs by hand using watercolour and gouache, before whipping out the digital tools. Read More
Sexist dress codes are nothing new. Recently, there was Carey Buress of Beaufort High School in South Carolina, who was sent home for wearing this shockingly whorish outfit. There was the group of students in Charleston, South Carolina (what is it with South Carolina?) who wore scarlet A’s to protest fucked up dress codes when, according to The Post and Courier,  a girl was told by her guidance counselor that “If you’re a larger girl, wear a longer skirt so your butt doesn’t show.” It’s not just in high schools, either. Read More
Long before she made a splash on Netflix with her original series Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin established herself as a groundbreaking comedy icon on stage, on TV, and on the big screen. Think you know what makes Lily so funny? Then take the quiz! 1. Born on September 1, 1939, in Detroit, MI, Lily’s birth name was _________. a. Norma Jean Tomlin b. Lillie Mae Tomlin c. Mary Jean Tomlin d. Daisy Mae Tomlin   2. Before her career took off, Lily’s major was _______ at Wayne State University. a. Pre-Med   b. Computer Science c. Archaeology   d. Read More
  Electronic musician and producer (and former BUST cover girl) Grimes (a/k/a Claire Boucher) made a landmark record with 2012’s Visions, a DIY, feminist work of art that took inspiration from such varied sources as Nine Inch Nails and Mariah Carey. Her new album, the much-anticipated follow-up Art Angels, is more focused in its scope: pure pop for 2015.   Tracks like “Kill V. Maim” and “Venus Fly,” the latter of which features Janelle Monáe, are like dubstep fight songs for a fierce, alternative girl gang. Read More
Misdemeanor's in the house! And we couldn't be more excited. For the first time in seven years, Missy Elliott has a new music video out for her song, "WTF (Where They From)," featuring Pharrell Williams. The video from Atlantic Records dropped at 9 a.m. today, and it has us like:  With a futuristic, sparkly silver outfit (and lipstick)...   ...hip-hop dancing Pharrell and Missy Elliott marionettes... ...a Segway scooter... ...and all kinds of general badassery, this video was worth the seven-year wait.    Stop what you are doing and watch it now. Read More