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Fake news is about more than just lies. It’s often deployed as a form of online harassment, designed to have a silencing or disorienting effect on people – making them unsure of themselves and what they know to be true. Since many of the stories hitting headlines these days seem unbelievable, it’s more important than ever to distinguish fact from fiction when reading and sharing news online. Luckily, HeartMob, a platform that provides support for people getting harassed online, has developed this amazing comic with...
It’s not surprising to learn that the latest studies say veganism is on the rise. More and more people are becoming educated about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, such as better long-term health, a reduced environmental footprint, or not contributing to animal cruelty. However, with veganism becoming more popular, high-end restaurants can demand more money for healthful and aesthetically pleasing dishes, which can make going out to dinner a break on the bank. Especially for individuals in high school, college, or their early adult life,...
  The nineteenth century news is filled with reports of hero pets rescuing their masters and mistresses from various catastrophes. Dogs routed burglars and saved children from drowning, while cats meowed the alarm when the house was on fire or when a family member had stopped breathing in their bed. Both cats and dogs were also known to intervene in cases of spousal abuse. For a battered Victorian wife, this animal intervention could sometimes mean the difference between life and death. In July of 1867, a man...
It’s back-to-school season here at BUST HQ and brainy babes are all over our August/September issue, starting with our groundbreaking cover star, Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin! Inside, we’ve got an interview with Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour; a revealing essay by an adoptee who was forever changed once she finally met her birth family; a guide to the women-led “death-positive movement”; a peek inside the stylish world of fashion icon Norma Kamali; and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW!     ON THE COVER: GINA RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHED BY KAT BORCHART;...
Say hello to Florence Bearse, who just celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month in Bangor, Maine. The upbeat centenarian, interviewed by her local television news station WLBZ at the Westgate Center for Rehabilitation, revealed that wine has helped her live a long, happy life. “Oh, I like my wine. Don't take it away from me,” she said, while wearing a pink-and-white Hawaiian lei and a beaded "Birthday Princess" necklace. Bearse, a former restaurant owner and recreational ballroom dancer from Massachusetts, fell in love with Maine’s scenery and...
  “The fact is, mere ordinary folk have not the remotest notion of the extravagant extent to which canine pets are pampered nowadays by their highly-placed mistresses.” - The Strand Magazine, 1896. In 1896, an enterprising young lady named Mrs. Nugent opened a fashionable club for dogs at 120 New Bond Street in London. It was called the Dogs’ Toilet Club and offered many services for the pampered pets of the wealthy and well to do, including grooming, pet sitting, veterinary care, and dentistry. For those who wished...
Nearly half of the food in the United States is thrown out, while 1 in 7 Americans go hungry. There’s no doubt this is a tragic paradox that demands transformation. The question is, how do we get food that will be wasted to people who need it? Leah Lizarondo, co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue, might tell you the answer is technology — and plenty of volunteers ready to make a difference. Lizarondo co-founded an app that first connects food retailers with excess food to...

Let’s be real: 2017 is shaping up to be a bucket of stress, and many of us need help coping. Thankfully, we have the miracle plant known as cannabis to save us all from dissolving into a pile of tension-filled dust. But despite the legalization that’s sweeping the nation — eight states have authorized recreational and medicinal marijuana, with more likely to follow — not every form of cannabis is completely kosher, at least according to Johnny Law. Now there’s an option for folks who...

Growing up, I was always at my mother’s side. Whether it was at the grocery store, my hand carefully intertwined with the cart as we navigated the aisles, or at the library, where we sifted through the shelves picking out the next Judy Blume book that we would alternate reading from before bed – anything my mother set out to do, I willingly followed. As years passed, however, our dynamic changed. I outgrew our grocery store trips and bedtime reading. These activities were traded in for...
All all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan was denied the one-week travel visa necessary to attend the FIRST Global Challenge — an international robotics competition in Washington, DC scheduled for mid-July — leaving the girls feeling disappointed, excluded, and confused. The girls have experienced multiple obstacles while attempting to participate, including a late start constructing their ball-sorting machine due to their raw materials being held up in customs for months (resulting from concern over ISIS’s use of robots on the battlefield) and traveling 500 miles to the...