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Peanut butter: it’s cheap, healthy-ish, and a tasty staple in most pantries. And when you want to go beyond the peanut, almond, cashew, and other kinds of nuts offer delectable butter alternatives—yet they’re often pricey. There’s a butter way! Making your own nut butter is a fun and simple project with endless flavor possibilities. Food processors offer ease when making homemade nut butter, and high-powered blenders with small “twister” jars work great, too. No food processor? You can pound nuts into butter with a large mortar...

I feel like as people, but as artists especially, we all move to some city somewhere and hope that all our dreams will come true. We work very hard, eat very little, and sleep even less. Regardless of who you are, what you come from, and who you know, in a city like New York, you’re bound to find what it is you’re really looking for. At the end of the day, many of us want a New York love story, a kind of epic...
Stop Everything, Michelle Obama’s Book Is Coming Out This November In just 260 days, our nation will be graced with the memoir of our forever-favorite FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Obama announced this Sunday that Becoming — which publisher Penguin Random House has described as “unusually intimate” — will drop on November 13, one week after the inevitably tumultuous midterm elections. “Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience,” she tweeted. “I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice.” Read...
Parkland Student Activists: “This Is The Way I Have To Grieve” Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School continue to receive national attention for their outcry against gun violence, after an ex-student killed 14 students and three staff members last Wednesday. One student, Emma Gonzalez, railed directly against the president and the NRA in a powerful speech that has since gone viral. Read more about the student activists at The New York Times. Parkland students, as well as students and supporters across the country, are leading school...
Talking about haunted places in Britain is a doddle... it’d probably be easier to tell you places that aren’t haunted or have some kind of horrific supernatural story behind it. We’re tripping over ghosts and castles everywhere! But these five places are so horrifically haunted that they deserve a special place in the heart of every Halloween-loving goth kid. So. Many. Fucking. Ghosts. Hampton Court PalaceThis place has hella ghosts. Like, so many that we could probably do a post just on Hampton Court… but we have...
  Jeffrey Tambor finally gets firedLast November, trans women actors Van Barnes and Trace Lysette accused Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment. Three months later, after an investigation, parent company Amazon Studios has confirmed that he will not return for Transparent’s fifth season. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter. This woman’s affair with Donald Trump shows how he hides his indiscretionsKaren McDougal, former Playmate of The Year, recently revealed the details of her 2006 affair with Donald Trump — which, although consensual, lends credence to the many allegations...

As plus-size models have become more visible over the past few years, several have branched out from modeling into designing—especially lingerie. Ashley Graham first partnered with retailer Addition Elle for her lingerie collaboration way back in 2013, but lately, she’s been joined by others. Big-breasted ladies know how hard it is to find a bra above a C cup that’s not beige, or to find an E cup or larger at all. And of course, we’re all about finding plus-size options for undies, negligees, and...

This year, the guy I’m dating told me not to get him anything for Valentine’s Day, and for the first time I actually accepted the proposal without much disappointment. I love to give gifts, and finding the perfect treasure for someone I care about in a sea of thrift store junk or between Etsy-algorithm mistakes brings me unparalleled joy.The thrill I get out of gift-giving isn’t even conditional based on what I get in return — I just really like making the people I love happy, and letting them...
    In the most touching and underreported news from the sports world this year, Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette, Olympic and World Championship rivals from the USA and Canada respectively, announced that not only were they a couple, but had had a baby together. These two titans of ice hockey are some true rockstar babes. Chu is a decorated hockey veteran, having played in four winter Olympics and collected one bronze and three silver medals, as well as boasting five World Championships medals. Meanwhile, Caroline Ouellette...
  We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here’s our picks for February 12, 2018. According to Olympic stats, 2018’s Winter Games are the first to have nearly an equal ratio of female-to-male competitors, and (wo)man, are these athletes kicking some serious golden ass. US Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu landed a triple axel, becoming the first American woman in Olympic history to succesfully land the move, while US snowboarder Jamie Anderson won back-to-back gold medals for shreddin’ some gnarly...