If plants could go to high school, succulents would win “Most Popular” in the yearbook. They’re everywhere lately, probably because they work as well in modern décor as they do in retro and rustic settings. As the founder 
of shopruche.com—a shopping/lifestyle site—I made sure our offices were decorated with succulents aplenty. And if you want to bring succulents indoors, but more inventively than just plopping them in a ceramic pot, try this framed assortment. Read More
Those plastic tubs of pre-moistened cleaning cloths are pretty tempting—just grab a wipe, and that puddle of beet juice is banished from your counter. But tossing the equivalent of several books’ worth of paper into the trash each month isn’t the most eco-friendly solution, and who even knows what kind of toxic garbage those things leave on your hands, floors, and cat? Here’s a recipe for homemade disinfectant cloths that will let you save the planet and slay dirt at the same time—like some kind of frickin' superhero. Read More
  “I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? This version gives you all that cheesy goodness using cashew cheeze sauce. Plus, it’s adaptable: you can basically mix in whatever you’d like and get your fix. Read on for a few ideas. Total Time: 30 minutes Active Time: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings Cost per serving: $1. Read More
In celebration of the Amy Winehouse documentary, we're sharing a piece straight from the BUST vault. Read on for our interview with the late, great singer from 2007, right before the release of Back to Black. Powerhouse soul singer Amy Winehouse is the last person you’d expect to struggle with anxiety. With a number one album in her native U.K. and admirers like Jay-Z and Mos Def buzzing about her retro–Motown-styled new release Back to Black, critics are eating out of the 23-year-old’s manicured hands. In the video for her first U.S. Read More
You’ve got questions: He’s got answers. Changing your gender takes balls, ones you might not’ve been born with. And as Chris Edwards will tell you, if you’re gonna do it in front of family, friends, and a few hundred coworkers, you better have a pretty big set. When he openly began his transition from female to male back in 1995, the word transgender didn’t exist. Now it’s everywhere–including the cover of Time. Naturally, people are curious, so we asked Chris to give us the answers to the questions he’s asked most often. Read More
Day after day, we are confronted with more horrifying news about campus sexual assault—and the valiant effort in stopping it. Thankfully, there are people out there like Cierra Kaler-Jones, AKA Miss New Jersey, making it their mission to end these instances once and for all. In this article, originally posted on Narratively, Kaler-Jones discusses her experience as a minority in the pageant world and how she’s using her position to openly talk to young people about her own experience in order to generate more discussion around the topic of violence against women. Read More
  Beet vodka only takes three days to steep, and the end result is a deep red infusion that’s slightly sweet, with an earthy aftertaste—it’s dangerously smooth and delicious. Bonus: The Romans believed beets were an aphrodisiac, so pour some out on Valentine’s Day and let this beet booze get you in the banging mood. Making the Beet Vodka Wash, peel, and cube three medium beets and place them in a dry, clean, half-gallon Mason jar. Fill the jar with a liter of vodka (we used Tito’s). Seal the jar and shake well. Read More
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the San Francisco return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The fourth national tour will stop in San Francisco on Sunday, March 15, as it strives to bring together 20 of the best, brightest and fastest female bartenders in the region and BUST will be part of the action! Speed Rack founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero have provided us with some awesome St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes in honor of the event and upcoming holiday. Read More
  Have you ever dreamed of living and working in Paris or Prague, Milan or Munich? Well, now there’s a way to make it happen. To entice new blood into their workforce, the European Union (EU) started introducing the “blue card” program in 2011. Like the American green card, it allows foreign nationals to secure employment in the EU (so you can make your favorite city your long-term residence). Plus, the blue card is recognized in all member countries within the EU (excluding the U.K. Read More