The lady supergeek is taking over! Is it any surprise that women have the genius brains behind some of the world’s coolest programs and gadgets? Nope. But is it nice to see them get recognized? Hell yes. Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women was released yesterday, with one in six women coming from the world of technology. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is the highest-ranking tech chick, followed by IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, and HP’s Meg Whitman. Read More
  Maya Rudolph, former BUST cover girl and eternal Princess of your heart, has a gift for you! She teamed up with comedian Danny McBride and GQ to recreate shots from the beloved Internet k-hole, Awkward Family Photos. Let's call it an act of whimsy.   The "Dad, not the dog!" shot:   The "Oh God why" shot:   The questionable stain shot:   This winner:   See the full set at GQ, or visit AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com for a guaranteed good time. Read More
  If you love HBO’s Game of Thrones like the Kingslayer loves his sister (or if you just love having awesome nails) check out this easy DIY from Candy Glaze. The video tutorial shows you how to adorn your digits with dragon scales (!), helping us all get that much closer to achieving Daenerys’ goddess-like glow. The inspiration:     The how-to:     Some other Dany mani’s on the Westeros Wide Web include this “royal blood”-themed one, and this sultry set, inspired by one of Daerneys’ iconic dresses. Read More
  Ever wanted to chat with the charming Stanley Tucci about birth control? A new PSA from the Center of Reproductive Rights shows him alongside Whitney Cummings, Lizz Winestead, Morena Baccarin, and Mehcad Brooks, all calling for congress to move forward on women’s reproductive rights. Fantastic. The PSA was released as the Center of Reproductive Right’s CEO Nancy Northup’s own open letter to the Obama administration. Read More
Homemade conditioners are tricky business. It’s all about oils – keeping your hair nourished and rich without getting too slimy. We’ve scooped up our top three recipes for handmade hair conditioners; easy, all-natural, and animal-product free for all you crafty veganistas!   1) Green Tea Handmade Conditioner Love green tea? With this recipe, green tea leaves can help you have the sweetest smelling hair in all the land. Read More
  We’re right in the thick of this ongoing Abercrombie & Fitch fat-hate – the sizeist comments keep coming – but never fear! Jes from TheMilitantBaker.com has the best response yet. Jes reimagined Abercrombie ads using her own size 22 body, pairing her so-called “unpopular kid” self with a “cool kid” in a hodgepodge of sexy poses. She dedicates the shots, along with an eloquent open letter, to Abercrombie C.E.O. Mike Jeffries. “You created an opportunity to challenge our current social construct,” she writes. Read More
What has two wheels and no boobs? Most cyclists, apparently. Here in the U.S.A., women ride bikes two to three times less often than men do. Some call this the “bicycling gender gap,” and just like huge-ass soft drinks, it’s strictly an American phenomenon. Our European sisters cycle way more than us. So what’s the deal? New research on the subject says unsafe traffic conditions, or “perceived traffic danger” is to blame. Read More
  Today’s the day! Side Effects, the chilling psychological thriller featuring Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum, is hitting shelves on DVD/BluRay. Mara stars as a disturbed women whose psychiatrist gives her experimental drugs to treat her terrifying anxiety. This leads to deadly consequences, twists you won’t predict, and a (spoiler alert:) topless Channing Tatum. Aw yeah. Read More
It’s about time! School girls in Saudi Arabia can now participate in organized sports without breaking any laws. The Saudi government announced it this month: private girls’ schools are allowed to hold sport activities in accordance with the rules of Sharia law. The country’s officials had previously tolerated some physical education in a few of these schools, but there's been no set curriculum and no outright endorsement of the girls’ right to play - until now, that is. Read More
This is the absolute worst. A woman from Florida has lost the baby she planned to carry to full term, thanks to the shockingly rotten actions of her now ex-boyfriend. John Andrew Welden was arrested for murder this afternoon, for feeding abortion pills to his ex-girlfriend, Remee Lee, and ending her pregnancy against her will.  “Everyone dreams of becoming a mom,” Lee told ABC news. She says that even though she and Welden had disagreements about the pregnancy, she thought of him as the love of her life and trusted him completely. Read More
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