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“Melancholy is a low kind of delirium, with a fever; usually attended with fear, heaviness, and sorrow, without any apparent occasion.” — Beach’s Family Physician, 1861. What we recognize today as depression was, in the Victorian era, popularly known as melancholia or melancholy. Like depression, melancholy ranged in seriousness from mild, temporary bouts of sadness or “low spirits” to longer, more extreme episodes, characterized by insomnia, lack of appetite, and suicidal thoughts. While symptoms of melancholy were usually easy to recognize, medical opinions often differed on...
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It has just been announced that Senate Democrats have enough votes to filibuster the Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination. Current Senate rules dictate that 60 votes are required to proceed with a nomination of the high court. While this is great news for Democrats, it of course, doesn’t come without some bad news. The Democrats filibuster will almost certainly be challenged by the Republican’s “nuclear’ showdown. The impending “nuclear” plan would be the Senate Republican’s change the rules for vote threshold. Instead of the threshold having to...
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The earth has seen many artful periods come and go. The Prehistoric, Medieval, Pop Art. Yet, only the menstrual period has withstood the test of time. Ancient Romans thought periods were the mark of dark witches, and today governments around the world make people pay taxes on sanitary products. Still, women (along with the trans men and nonbinary people who have periods) have championed on. From the realization that menstrual blood wasn't a cure for disease, to space periods, here's a look at some key moments...
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Self-love is important, and there will be plenty of opportunities to treat yourself this Saturday April 1, at BUST’S Primped Craftacular. There will be fun things to do, cute accessories to buy, food to eat — and you deserve it all! Come solo or bring a bud; either way you’ll feel the love.   1. Get your hair, nails and lashes done FOR FREE Where else can you sit back, relax and let a beauty pro make you feel great, free of charge??   2. One word: empanadas Along with other snacks, Jessy’s...
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"Old maids and cats have long been proverbially associated together, and rightly or wrongly these creatures have been looked upon with a certain degree of suspicion and aversion by a large proportion of the human race." — Dundee Courier, 5 October 1880. Spinsters have long been associated with cats. This was especially true in the Victorian era when the stereotype of the old maid and her feline dependents was so pervasive that an 1880 edition of the Dundee Courier not only declared that “the old maid...
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The representative from Iowa, Steve King, has received a lot of criticism from both the Republican and Democratic party for his now-famous tweet alluding to Dutch Donald Trump wannabe Geert Wilders. In the tweet, he shows solidarity with Wilders' views on immigration and its perceived threat to Western society. "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." King claims he was not trying to be racist and said explain his ideas were not new. He has appeared on...
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Spring is a time of change and renewal, so why not breath a little life into your staid winter lip routine? Here are 7 ideas for a show-stopping pout: 1. Try Color Blocking Think color blocking is just for clothes? Think again. Two-toned lips were all the rage at the Cushnie et Ochs' Spring 2017 show. Try pairing a cool red like Mac's Perfect Score with a hot pink such as Mac's erroneously named Relentlessly Red. image via Cushnie et Ochs 2.Go For Baby Blue By using a sweet pastel in an unexpected...
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Photo courtesy of Jordyn Jacobs   That's right! BUST Magazine is bringing camel rides to the Brooklyn EXPO Center Saturday, April 1st! Juuuuuuust Kidddiiinnnnggggg. While there won't be camels (we're pretty OK with that) there will be some incredible worldly-inspired offerings among our local favorites at BUST Craftacular PRIMPED Edition. You can pack light because these 5 vendors are bringing the world to you at BUST Craftacular PRIMPED: Jordyn Jacobs Jordyn Jacobs creates wearable art, accessories, and bags from colorful textiles sourced from all over the world. She attended school in...
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Our favorite celeb couple tied the knot in a way on they could. Samira Wiley (Poussey Washington in Orange is the New Black) and Lauren Morelli (writer for Orange is the New Black) said their vows on March 25th in Palm Springs. The couple met while working together on Orange is the New Black and got engaged a year ago. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli's engagement photo. Via Instagram/whododatlikedat According to Martha Stewart Weddings, the couple had a “colorful, confetti themed celebration,” for their love of confetti cake. Everything...
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Give the gift of all-natural beautification to your pals, and treat yourself while you're at it! These products are made with all-natural and/or vegan ingredients. Check these awesome vendors out at BUST's Craftacular's PRIMPED Edition on Saturday, April, 1 at Brooklyn EXPO Center. Or if you can't make it, shop the creators' websites or Etsy pages. 1. Supernova Multi-Dimensional Mascara from Lash Star Beauty   2. Neon Nacho from Floss Gloss 3. Eco-chic nail polish from D.I.D. Nail Paint   4. Ylang Ylang Body Butter from Choiselle   5. Triple Rose Solstice Elixir from Phoenix...
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