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  A popular clickbait caption last week read, “Trump Says He Is ‘Fine’ With Same-Sex Marriage.” Each article used this spin in their headlines discussing Trump’s recent 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl. It wasn’t shocking to view a lackluster message to his bigoted followers, or a suggestion to reverse Roe v. Wade. The interview aired during the same span of time where he appointed his Chief of Staff, Steve Bannon, ringleader of the alt-right. Then there’s his vice president who believes gays can be electrocuted...
As the neo-Nazi organization that refers to itself as the "alt-right" continues to gain support in the U.S., media outlets and media consumers are struggling with what language should be used in reference to its members. As we at BUST have written in the past, the term "alt-right" is used in an attempt to rebrand white nationalism, and using it dangerously misrepresents the ideals of its supporters. That's why an advertising professional, who goes by the pseudonym George Zola, created a Google Chrome extension called "Stop...

Dear Dad, I hope you've been well since we last spoke. I know we got in that argument before the election and we haven't spoken since, but I figured it was time to reach out. To be honest, I haven't been feeling quite like myself these days and I want to tell you about it. There have been many events this year that have inspired me to look back into my past and pinpoint moments when I wasn’t okay. You might be wondering why I never told...

  Question to the Cards by Édouard Bisson, 1889 “...every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of his Majesty’s subjects...shall be deemed a rogue and vagabond.” — Excerpt from The Vagrancy Act of 1824 Crystal gazing, palmistry, and other forms of fortune-telling were quite popular during the 19th century. Husband divination games were heavily featured at Christmas and Halloween parties in the rural countryside. While professional practitioners of the occult...
Donald Trump has appointed another cabinet member this week, this time appointing former Georgia Senator and House Representative Tom Price to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As the leader of the 80,000 person department, Price would oversee all of the major government healthcare programs including Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, the FDA, the CDC, and the NIH (the list goes on). Price would also oversee different issues such as vaccines, medical research and public health issues.  That being...
Make holiday cookies that are too cute to eat! Frosted sugar cookies are a holiday staple. But those green Christmas trees with grocery store sprinkles are kind of played. Why not create your own color palette, and give your cookies a little personality to boot? Brown butter and an extra touch of salt put a tasty twist on this cookie-swap standard, and adorable decorations make them as cute as they are tasty. Salted Brown Butter Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1½ sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces2 cups all-purpose flour¼ cup...
Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old girl in Aleppo, has captured the world’s heart with her live tweets of war-torn Syria. Her Twitter account, managed by her mother, Fatemah, documents the unrelenting fear and terrifying violence she experiences on a day-to-day basis. Over the weekend, Bana’s tweets became increasingly heart-breaking. On Sunday, she tweeted that she was under heavy bombardments and wrote, “When we die, keep talking for the 200,000 inside of us. BYE.” She updated her followers hours after, with news that her home was destroyed and that she...

I’m studying in the library and look chillingly unfriendly, so they sit an extra table away. I’m walking down the hallway with an expression that makes me look like I could hurt someone, so they avoid eye contact. I often get asked, “Are you mad?” throughout my day.I am not perpetually peeved; I have a condition called Resting Bitch Face (RBF). According to Urban Dictionary, a girl whose natural expression is unintentionally hostile and mean-looking suffers from RBF.This girl has a stern brow that makes...

  This article originally appeared on Th-INK. Ahead of Sunday’s BUST Craftacular in London’s East End, our editor Alice Snape interviews three vendors about their creations, why they love crafting and the ink they wear on their skin. With over 70 independent designer-makers featuring at ‘London’s coolest craft fair’ (Time Out) we knew there had to be some awesome tattooed folk in there too. Sarah Corbett, 32, Founding Director, Craftivist Collective, London based, works worldwide. “All of my tattoos help me on my journey to be the best version of myself. They...
Jane Fonda has been a human rights activist since the '60s, and an all-around inspirational queen for just as long. This year she's spending her Thanksgiving supporting others fighting the good fight — serving dinner to some of the thousands of protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The "Water Protectors Community Appreciation Dinner," named after the native people protecting the land, will be served by a group of 50 volunteers, including Fonda. The actress also donated five butchered bison and four Mongolian yurts...