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In sinister technology news, Facebook has announced that it will allow users to choose a “steward” to inherit their account when they die. The question is, who would be the best person to maintain your online ‘legacy’ once you’re gone? According to this new policy whoever is chosen as the “digital heir” will be able to: “[..]post an obituary, update information such as profile and cover photos, respond to new friend requests and moderate posts and messages left on the profile. Read More
Nothing says I love you more than gift bags full of hand-crocheted flower pens, mosaic portraits of friends made from crushed bottles of their favorite sodas, and personalized 5,000 word essays on why they’re so great. But if you’re low on spare time and you’re not Leslie Knope, we’ve gathered 13 other ways to celebrate the true day of love—Galentine’s Day. 1. Read More
We all have those girls we're especially tight with. They're the ones we can always rely on to be there, to be honest and fair. That heartwarming motif is what I thought director Celine Sciamma ( Water Lillies, Tomboy ) would cast a fresh, new light upon in her french film Girlhood. To my disappointment that was not the case: Mareme ( actress Karidja Touré )  feels suffocated by her family setting, her lackluster grades, and the boys club that rules her inner city neighborhood. Her overprotective brother is abusive. The boy she likes is being coy. Read More
Lifelong best friends Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano, the writers and producers of this first independent film, came up with the idea for BFFs accidentally, when Grano asked Karsian "What if you realized how in love with me you are?" This wonderful accident turned into a feature film about two friends who blur the lines of friendship and relationship.  The film follows best friends Kat (Karsian) and Sam (Grano) who pretend to be lovers to go on a weekend couples retreat. Read More
Ahh, Valentine’s Day — that 24-hour block designed to sell greeting cards, indicate the lonely and breed competition in healthy relationships. I love flowers and candlelit dinners as much as the next pair of pants, but we can all agree on the somewhat forced aspect of a holiday that first calls to mind overcrowded restaurants and cheap plush teddy bears. The brouhaha is enough to make you wanna  take your celebration (or, demolition...) inside. Where you could watch a horror movie, say, in the privacy of your own home. And maybe eat a whole bunch of snacks. Read More

The Myth of the BFF

BY Darcy Sturges in General

Friendship is awesome. I hope that every reader can relate, that every reader currently has friends—a best friend, even (besides BUST, I mean). There’s a strong mythos around best friends as well. Throughout TV and film female friendship is core, unshakable thing in a sea of bad boyfriends, family drama, children, health scares, and careers. Yet the curtain is starting to lift, showing that friendship is like any other relationship: there are problems and sometimes it takes a lot of work. In 8th grade my best friend, Liz, stopped talking to me. Read More
Double Divas features Cynthia and Molly, the dream team when it comes to bra-fitting and lingerie design. The two Southern belles are best friends who own a lingerie store in Atlanta, Georgia. Cynthia is the design expert while Molly is the overly enthusiastic customer service representative. Both women, however, are top-notch bra fitters, endowed with the impressive ability to determine a lady’s bra size at first boob glance. Read More