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“In Germany, the children believe that the Easter hare places eggs and other presents in the baskets they leave outside the nursery on the eve of Easter.”  The Cornishman, 1892. Though the origin of Easter eggs and Easter bunnies can be traced back to ancient times, the Victorians did not begin to celebrate Easter in the way that we know now until the late 19th century. It was then that Easter bunnies became fashionable. Before the 1880s, however, it was in Germany — not in England...
This fantastic French city will sweep you off your feetBy Lisa Butterworth Sure, Paris may be the romance capital of France, but just a two-hour train ride away is a city that’s equally charming, just as French, way less crowded, and yes, I’ll say it, even more delicious: Lyon. It even beats Paris in river count, too, with the Rhône and the Saône both flowing through its center. Walk the city’s narrow streets, dip into its many boulangeries, marvel at its pastel-colored buildings, soak up its...

 Make a statement by moving your money Most of us try to be conscious consumers, 
buying cruelty-free makeup or sweatshop-free clothing. Now, your bank account can be another tool for activism. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citi Bank, and TD Bank are among the 17 big banks investing millions in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is why water protectors and allies have called for supporters to close their accounts in protest. And there are other reasons to consider a money move as well,...
Let's not sugar-coat it — this week has been awful. Between Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court and last night's airstrikes on an airbase in Syria, it's hard to quell the panicky feeling rising in our chests. In an attempt to try to take your mind off the chaos, we've compiled nine gifs of babies playing with puppies because let's face it: who can't smile while scrolling through this overwhelming adorableness?  Top photo via YouTube; all gifs from Giphy.com More From BUST 11 Adorable Puppy Gifs To Celebrate...

The United States of America is dead. It died the moment White supremacy became the favored currency. It was demolished when it was understood that White America has to remain White — no matter what.It is now permissible, and even encouraged, for bigots in the public arena to proudly voice their disdain for the mixing of the masses. President Trump has stamped his approval, and the current climate reassuringly provides a platform for those who preach the good word.Jesus was White, Santa is White, God...

Over the Moon Show your lunar love with this astronomically easy wall hanging  Whether you’re a moon phase enthusiast or just like the celestial body’s graphic appeal, this super simple wall hanging will spruce up any space. And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist (or a heavy-duty DIY-er) to make it—just grab some clay and a cookie cutter and you’ll be moon walking through this project in no time. Materials- 1 package air-dry clay 
(available at art supply stores)- Rolling pin- Round cookie cutter 
(ours had a...
Pepsi, in an attempt at cultural relevancy, released a tone-deaf ad featuring Kendall Jenner attending an ambiguous protest marked by a sea of white faces holding vaguely worded signs like “Join the Conversation.” The ad opens with Kendall mid-photo shoot sporting a metallic mini dress, a blonde wig, and a bold lip. A musician gives a slight chin nod to Jenner, an implicit invitation to leave the set and join the march. With a coy, knowing look, she strips the wig from her head, wipes off...

“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...
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...
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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