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“The palm of good letter-writing has been universally awarded to the fair sex.” — Etiquette of Good Society, 1893. For Victorian ladies, there was much more to letter writing than simply dashing off a note. There were rules for proper correspondence, encompassing everything from acceptable shades of paper and ink to penmanship, wax seals, and conditions under which a woman must write in the third person. I can’t tackle all of these rules in a single article. Instead, I’ve gathered twelve quotes from various Victorian etiquette books...
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With April 26th fast approaching, it is imperative that we take action to raise awareness and show our solidarity on Denim Day. This annual event began as a result of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim's tight jeans meant that she helped her assailant remove them and therefore was giving her consent. Of course, people were outraged all over the world and wearing denim soon became a symbol of protest against the disgustingly prevelent trend of victim...
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Just in time for spring cleaning, the BUST Craftacular is right around the corner, and here to help stock your place with the hottest accessories. Our vendors have perfect home decor gifts for Mother’s Day and adorable trinkets to make your apartment feel like home. Get your ticket early and treat yourself, you deserve it. 1. Hanging Planter from Rockwater Pottery You’ve been meaning to start your home garden, and this hanging plant from Rockwater Pottery is just the piece to help tie your place together.   2. Embroidered,...
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I used to joke with friends about how I’d prefer a boyfriend who lives far away: the less hassle and more independence I can retain in a relationship, the better. I was imagining a boyfriend who lived maybe a town or two away, ensuring we could see each other for a cuddle and what-have-you on weekends, but I could still keep the majority of my weeknights for early nights with a book or watching The Real Housewives...oh, um, I meant high-brow documentaries. Ahem. However, it turns...
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  BUST Magazine and Prinkshop are inviting all activists to bring a white/light colored garment, tote, or fabric swatch to the upcoming BUST Craftacular for feminist DIY screen printing! BUST Craftacular is coming back to Brooklyn this May 6 & 7 at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The DIY Screen Printing Workshop is scheduled 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., both days! Why we love PrinkshopLiterally, what is not to love about Prinkshop? They are so much more than a print shop. Prinkshop was founded by girlboss...
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The new, perfectly Snapchat-able frozen drink from Starbucks is already pissing people off. There's a good chance your one friend from high school has already shared a photo of the Unicorn Drink's nutrition label with a caption like, "Ummmm... no thanks! That's more sugar than three Snicker's bars! *puking emoji*" Media outlets have also joined in to inform-shame grown ass adults about what they're putting in their bodies. BuzzFeed posted a groundbreaking article under their Health section titled, "Here's What's Actually In The Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino."...
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As more states begin the process of marijuana legalization, the 'public health vacuum' surrounding marijuana use gets smaller and smaller. Although studies that seek to empiricize the impact of marijuana on the lungs, on the pregnant body, and on long term health are still ongoing, anecdotal evidence — and other studies — suggest that marijuana use is not nearly as detrimental to our health as we once feared.  In fact, marijuana use comes with an inarguable range of health benefits! In celebration of 4/20, here are...
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Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead on the bank of the Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon. Abdus-Salaam was both the first female Muslim U.S. judge and the first black woman appointed to the New York Court of Appeals.  According to the New York Post, her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or injury; authorities have told the Post that her death appeared to be a suicide. Abdus-Salaam, 65, had been reported missing from her home earlier that day. New York governor Andrew Cuomo called Abdus-Salaam a "trailblazing...
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The first political protest has just hit space, according to the Autonomous Space Agency Network, or ASAN. ASAN is a Phoenix-based collective made up of scientists, engineers, artists and students with a passion for space. Wednesday marked the 56th anniversary of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space. To celebrate, ASNA launched a weather balloon named Aphrodite 1, 90,000 feet into the air with a special message attached for our President. The balloon reads, "@realDonaldTrump LOOK AT THAT YOU SON OF A BITCH,'...
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In January, Kentucky joined six other states that are down to just a single abortion provider. Now that President Trump has allowed states to withhold Federal X family planning to clinics that provide abortions, Kentucky's sole clinic risks elimination. If EMW Women's Surgical Clinic in Louisville closes, there will be zero abortion clinics in the state, making Kentucky the only state in the country with no access to safe and legal abortion. The women's healthcare provider was most recently targeted when Republican Gov. Matt Bevin filed a...
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