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
In the U.S., the bride and her parents are expected to pay for the wedding, the gown, and to be in charge of the wedding arrangements. However, in China it is the opposite. Instead, grooms are expected to pay a “bride price” – ordinarily $10,000 – often alongside purchasing an apartment and a car. A more traditional and old-fashioned practice, these wedding standards are taking over China and redefining marital practices, ... Read More
BY niesha sharay
on Aug 26, 2011
Gender neutral dorm rooms are beginning to creep their way onto college campuses across the country. Barnard College is one institution that has begun accommodating queer and trans students. Beginning this fall gender neutral dorm rooms will be offered on a trial basis. The push for gender neutral housing was started almost two years ago by the Barnard Student Government Association.
The new housing initiative,which is just coming to fruition now, ... Read More
Me and Grandma. Keeping it Positive with a Thumbs Up on Celluloid. I have always enjoyed recording family gatherings. I’m sure most of you would agree to this statement. You may record with still images (most popular) or you may record with more involved moving images. Both mediums, suited perfectly and time-tested for documenting life as it happens, but here are a few more memory vehicle suggestions that may spark a new ... Read More