BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 23, 2014
The Parasitic Plant With Viking Roots
I’d always figured mistletoe for a benign holiday decoration at best, and at worst, an invitation for office-party antics in movies set in the 1980s. Aside from being a tiny bundle of green leaves and white berries under which creeps occasionally try to mouth-assault you, what exactly is mistletoe and why did people start kissing under it?
Mistletoe, or Viscum album, is a parasitic plant. There are several varieties of ... Read More
Thanks to this site, it’s getting easier to find out whether or not movies pass the Bechdel test. If you’re not familiar with it already, the test simply asks whether a movie has two female characters who talk to each other at least once about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised how many of your favorites fail (A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolph…) But in the Christmas spirit, let’s focus on ... Read More
on Dec 15, 2014
Give the gift of sexual pleasure! Babeland’s popular “In a Box” gift sets contain everything you’ll need to enjoy the activity referenced in the product name. Described as “The best value in a sex toys, ever,” these sets are so fun you’ll want more than one.
BFF: Give “Orgasm in a Box, Hers" or “Orgasm in a Box, His”
New Crush: Give “Seduction in a ... Read More
We were inspired by The Bell Jar's Feminist Killjoy gift list so much that there was just no way we couldn't make our own feminist gift guide.
After scouring Etsy, we found a few items you're really going to (seriously) want to give. Maybe if you post this list coyly onto your Facebook page you'll be at the receiving end of all this feminist swagger too. Your grandparents probably need help shopping for you anyways - knitted socks are just not cutting ... Read More
The season of love, giving, and unadulterated stress is upon us. You empty out your wallet and watch as the last piece of lint drift to the floor like a snowflake. In the background you can hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas tunes, but there is no joy to be had in the land of poor college students and post-grads.
Before you sink to the floor with a notepad, tissues, and possibly some Kahlüa to figure out how you're going to buy Tiny Tim that gift, check out ... Read More