Tired of being bombarded by all that women’s magazine relationship advice? Then why not take a break and let the man in your life make the self-improvement resolutions for a change?  I grew up with three sisters. And among all the other tidbits I picked up as an outnumbered male—knowing what a dollop is, for example, or how to give great compliments—I also had access to scores of women’s magazines. Read More
One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
Europeans have been baking with olive oil for thousands of years, so they know that if you partially freeze olive oil, it acts a lot like butter. Once in the oven, the cold pockets of oil react with the heat to make steam, creating flakiness. About an hour before starting to bake, place the olive oil in a thin plastic container. Freeze until it’s opaque and congealed but still soft, like the consistency of slightly melted sorbet. Top this pie with a scoop of coconut-milk ice cream and you’ve got a dairy-free confection that’ll tempt even die-hard butter lovers. Read More
Julie Klausner is one hell of a broad. The 37-year-old creator, co-star, co-writer, and executive producer (along with Amy Poehler) of Hulu’s new comedy series Difficult People (out August 5) is a thoroughly modern Millie. After all, the luminous redhead has a wildly popular podcast—How Was Your Week?—as well as the aforementioned brand new show on a new media platform. Read More
These days, it's become pretty popular for interviewers to ask celebrities (especially young women) if they identify as feminists. Mags from Rolling Stone (asking Kim K.) to Maxim (Taylor Swift in, of all things, their Hot 100 interview) to Cosmo (!!) (Sarah Jessica Parker) to  TIME (Shailene Woodley) are getting in on the action. It's great to see so many publications finally raising the subject of feminism with their interview subjects. Here at BUST, however, we've been asking that question of almost every celebrity we've interviewed, since day one. Read More
As a female drummer, New Yorker Mindy Abovitz felt like her abilities were constantly being questioned and she “wanted to do [her] best to challenge the notion that girls can’t play.” That’s why she started the stellar music mag Tom Tom to celebrate lady drummers in 2009. And now, the 35-year-old has gone a step further by creating the Tom Tom Academy in Brooklyn, a network of drum schools run entirely by women. “I’ve wanted to start a drum school for a long time,” she says. Read More
You know who wasn’t truly outrageous? Jem, the ’80s cartoon rock star. She wasn’t outrageous at all. Being all about “synergy” in her band the Hologramsjust made it seem like she was at a board meeting. Wow. How outrageous. You go, Jem. Stormer (of Jem’s rival band, the Misfits) was pretty kickass, though. She played the keytar and wasn’t super cool about the Misfits being dicks to the Holograms all the time. Read More
Here’s a crazy stat for you: The 44-year-old founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, is the youngest self-made lady billionaire in history. The business of whittling down women’s waists has been a big deal for a long time, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the person who started the modern restrictive undergarment craze is swimming in moola. But what are Spanx and other body shapers really costing you? New reports tell scary tales of compressed organs, squashed bowels, and numbness and tingling in the legs, all caused by squeezing your tuchus into too-tight spandex. Dr. Read More
This summer is all about pits and tits, thanks to tanks with super-low-cut necks and armholes. And with these sweet sets, you can wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care that they can see your underwear. Fringe With Benefit Go wild in a wolf tank and a leopard-print bra that’s perfect for full-figured femmes. Peace Out Crop Top–Spiritual Creatures, $11.75, toofastonline.com; Sculptresse by Panache Chi Chi Full Cup Underwire Bra, $62, herroom. Read More
This Unexpected Destination is a Cosmopolitan Community in Every Sense of the Word Jersey City's official nickname is “The Golden Door,” but a more fitting one might be “the best of both worlds.” The second-largest city in New Jersey (watch your back, Newark!) is just eight minutes on the PATH train from Manhattan, but manages to feel totally unique from that big city across the river. Read More