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Do you love pineapples? So do I. Do you know the best way to cut one up? Neither did I. But after some practice, I’m proud to say that I’ve mastered a method that looks sweet and saves more of the good stuff.  What You Need: A whole ripe pineapple Chef’s knife Paring knife (optional) Cutting board Trim The Roughage Using a sturdy cutting board and sharp knife, slice off the base of the pineapple. Keep the leafy top to use as a handle while cutting. Stand the pineapple upright and trim down the outer skin. Read More
  Make Your Own Peanut Butter Flax Seed Bars Oh, the sadness of biting into a mass-produced protein bar in the middle of the woods! You’ll never have to struggle with that cognitive dissonance again with these super simple bars. They’re chewy and toasty and not too sweet. Plus, they can take a beating in your backpack. You can really customize these to suit your tastes, using a different nut butter or adding up to a cup of your favorite dried fruit or nuts.  Ingredients ½ cup smooth peanut butter ¼ cup agave nectar ¼ cup brown rice syrup 1 tsp. Read More
Take your vagina into your own hands. Health-wise, I mean. Stick your hands down your pants all you want, but I’m going to tell you about DIY gynecology. GynePunk, a Catalan collective from Calafou, is working to develop an emergency gynecological medicine tool kit. Like a risk-reduction kit, but for your lady bits. This toolkit would let you take samples from yourself and test them without having to pay for a doctor or be subjected to the “bureaucratic, statistical forms that perform a role of judgement of your practices, capacities or choices,” as described by GynePunk. Read More
Summer officially started on June 21, which means these warm days are only going to get warmer. To cool down, the obvious way to start is by minimizing layers in our clothes. Unfortunately, this usually means running to the store to buy lightweight clothing, and if you’re anything like me, your budget cannot support the weather. Luckily, there is a way to keep cool, and it starts with our feet! Look to these awesome DIY sandals for a cost-effective way to sweat less this summer: 1) Cut Out + Keep’s Recycle Old Flip Flops This project is for anyone with an old pair of flip-flops. Read More
Curiosity cabinets gained popularity during the Renaissance, and are considered the precursor to museums. Originally, a “cabinet of curiosity” referred to an entire room filled with extraordinary items. Eventually, though, the term came to mean a single “curio” cabinet used to display a personal collection of objects—including (but certainly not limited to) preserved animals and bugs, bones, teeth, claws, feathers, horns, coral, stones, shells, plants, medical objects, drawings, paintings, interesting relics, and creepy doll heads. Read More
Are you missing Parks & Recreation? Have no fear—these crafts will help revive your love for one of the best shows to grace our televisions in a long while. Here are some fun crafts that pay homage to both the show and its D.I.Y.-superhero frontrunner, Leslie Knope. 1. This pattern advises to crochet a tiny horse in pink and white... but two shades of brown will better resemble Li’l Sebastian, the miniature horse (don’t call him a pony!) greatly beloved in Pawnee, Indiana.   2. Read More
These makeovers have me convinced that I should ditch Brooklyn and head for the woods, airstream in tow. No? Bad idea? Fine.    I love this one; they kept the rustic, camp-y feel minus the spiders and dirt.    I'm pretty sure this airstream has more counter space than my apartment does. I'm not bitter. (Yes I am.)    Am I allowed to choose favorites? I think this one wins. Anything with a bed and wifi wins in my mind, though.    Images via Design Sponge, Country Living, Apartment Therapy, Anchored Home Blog Read More On Bust. Read More
  June is Pride Month, and there are LGBTQ/queer pride parades, parades, and other events in cities and towns all over the country. Whether you plan to display your LGBTQ pride at a huge parade (like NYC’s in two weeks!) or in the comfort of your own home, here are some DIY ides to make your celebration as awesome (and rainbow-filled!) as possible. 1. Good old-fashioned tie-dyeing works on basically any fabric, and is a great way to add a bit of rainbow to your existing wardrobe!  2. Read More
Think twice before you pack those sweaters away for the season. These DIYs recycle the clothing you already have and transform them into warmer weather garb. Spending less of your funds on clothing means there’s more money for summer fun. Read More
  Piney Gir, the London-based Kansas-born musician and one-time member of all-girl art-rock band The Schla La Las, will be taking to the decks at the BUST Summer Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green on May 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We could not be more excited! Described as "the indie Dolly Parton", her style ranges from indie-pop to alt-Country.    Early BUST Craftacular birds will score her recent single "Keep It Together" in our goodie bags (you can also listen to it now here), a taster of what's to come on new album "mR. Read More