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In rural India, over 80 percent of women use rags, often ripped from old clothing, to manage their monthly visit from good ol’ Aunt Flo. Though we’re all about environmentally friendly period solutions here at BUST, the statistics tell a different story: the often unsanitary rag cloths that women use during their periods can cause infections and even infertility, cancer, and death.   When inventor Muruganantham found out that his wife used rag cloths, he went where no man has gone before:  he not only designed a sanitary pad, but tested it himself.   Seriously. Read More
Summer is undoubtedly the season for music festivals, but if for whatever reason you aren’t able to make it to see your favorite artists perform while you bask in the sun sipping overpriced beer--don’t fret! With some imagination (and a little luck), you and your friends could be listening to your favorite music while working on your tan in no time. Read More
  Attention all fashion bloggers and fashion fiends! You've got less than ONE WEEK to send in photos of yourself in your best fall outfits. We've gotten some amazing submissions so far, but we don't want anyone to miss the boat-- send in your photo before May 21st, and it may be included in our August/September issue's Fall Fashion feature. So get decked out, snap some shots, and send them along. We can't wait to see what you've got! For all the nitty-gritty details, check out the entry page. Read More
For many of us it’s been some time since school was last in session, and we can’t help but wax nostalgic when September rolls around.  Lately, there is more to be missed from back-to-school season than afternoon recess, field trips and flavorless foods served with an ice cream scoop. I’m talking about the high quality education that has been lacking in our public school systems for the past few decades. Read More
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid.  I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were. This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that Humperdinck) take on the Brothers Grimm classic fairytale. Read More