As BUST intern Michelle previously wrote, Amy Poehler (BUST cover girl in our DEC/JAN 2009 issue) keeps getting more awesome, and I have to agree. Even in the midst of her recently announced divorce from Will Arnett (something most of us here at BUST are devastated about), Amy was able to give some more amazing advice to girls who are experiencing body image issues.
In the latest “Ask Amy” video, a young girl wants advice because she feels like her body issues are preventing her from loving herself. Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 19, 2012
Can women tolerate more pain than men?
Though Mythbusters has already weighed in on the side of lady endurance, one brave doctor has decided to take the experiment even further. After all, says Dr. Andrew Rochford, “there’s not one man in the world who's been through the most painful experience of them all: childbirth."
Guided by an obstetrician, Dr. Rochford decided to personally undergo simulated labor pains through low-voltage electrodes attached to his abdomen. Read More
Ever get so frustrated at a person who unknowingly holds up everyone because he’s texting, daydreaming, or just lost in his own world? Ever get more frustrated that you can’t come up with something more civilized to call him than "f***ing a**hole"?
Well, how about "Meanderthal"?
Writer and humorist Lizzie Skurnick coins words to concisely describe situations or specific types of people in "That Should Be A Word", a New York Times One-Page Magazine feature. Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 17, 2012
Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette (pen name Mark Owen) has written a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and in the book as well as in last week’s 60 Minutes interview, he highlights the success of the female mastermind behind the raid.
The woman, who goes by “Jen” in the book, No Easy Day, was certain bin Laden was in the compound they found him in. The interviewer, Scott Pelley, asks Bissonnette about "Jen's" success.
“She told you that her confidence that Osama bin Laden was in the compound was 100 percent,” Pelley said. Read More
In case you’re anything like me and know nothing about football, you may not know about Shannon Eastin, who has just made sports history. On Sunday night, she refereed the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions, making her the first-ever woman to referee a NFL regular season game.
There was a lot of positive energy surrounding the first female referee, though some of it was admittedly a little sexist. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said, “Women are more honest and fair than men and they know how to catch a man cheating. Read More