If you’re upset about the recent news that Hostess Brands is closing (meaning no more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Donettes, or Hostess Cupcakes, EVER), don’t fear: we’ve got your back. Lara Ferroni’s cookbook, Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without All The Junk, has preservative-free recipes of all your favorite junk food, including Twinkies. Read More
For adorable, vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories with a twist, look no further than With Care. Created by Rhode Islander Elizabeth Novak, With Care is an Etsy shop that includes items like place-themed souvenir rings and lockets, nautical necklaces, Victorian-inspired perfume pins, and more.      Many of With Care’s pieces are vintage-inspired, with an edge — the collar bar will take you back to the Mad Men era but the Virgin Mary charm attached to it? You’d never see Don Draper wearing one of those. Read More
Candice Cox makes jewelry that will blow your mind. "Jewelry" isn't even the right word - it's more like wearable art. CanDid Art Accessories are stunning, edgy pieces that go far beyond your basic necklaces and bracelets to body chains, shoulder pieces, ear cuffs, and circlets. And - lucky us - they're coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular! CanDid Art Accessories burst onto the New York scene in 2011, shortly after Candice Cox left a successful career in the corporate world to discover herself and make her mark. Read More
A study by Yale scientists has shown that academic scientists are, on average, biased against women. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), tested scientists’ reactions to men and women with exactly equal qualifications. In the study, academic scientists — both men and women — were given an application from a student applying for a lab manager position. The applications were all identical, but some had a male name and some had a female name. Read More
Get your best pin-up, rockabilly, or burlesque-style hair accessories at Dollsville NYC.  Dollsville creator Laura combines her love of vintage music and culture with 10 years of experience in the NYC fashion industry to create beautiful, unique fascinators, cocktail hats, veils, bows, and more.   All items are hand-sewn, sculpted, and painted  — and they’re all gorgeous, eye-catching standout pieces. Read More
Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir A well-known Icelandic feminist has been banned by Facebook for outing sexism online. In February, Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir set up a Facebook album called “Men Who Hate Women,” which is made up of screenshots documenting sexism on Facebook — such as this photo of a woman in her underwear strung up like a pig with an apple in her mouth. The caption reads, “Feminist found in town this morning — captured and put on the grill. Read More
Are you sick of Hallmark schmaltz but not ready to give up on greeting cards? Do you love food and laughter? Of course you do! For greeting cards without the sap, check out SupergrEAT Greetings, cards for people with good taste. These silly greeting cards are all food themed, with greetings like “I love you more than meatballs” and “We make a great pear. Read More
What happens when women are denied abortions? Sometimes, like Savita Halappanavar, they die. More typically, they give birth, keep the baby, fall below the poverty line, are forced to rely on public assistance, and are unable to keep a full-time job. The first scientific study on women denied abortions was presented last month, and science and entertainment website io9 has the details. Read More
Here at BUST, we love cats and we love pin-up girls, so Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is pretty much our favorite thing ever. Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is just what it says: photos of cats next to look-alike pictures of pinup girls. Meow! It’s hilarious, and it’s joining Cat Bounce on our list of favorite cat-related time wasters. Here are a few of our favorite cats that look like pin up girls (warning: some are semi-NSFW):  Images via catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr. Read More
The H.S. Chocolate Co. brings you the finest, most delicious artisan chocolates and confections available — and they’re pretty, too. Owned and operated by MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar, H.S. Chocolate Co. uses fresh ingredients and local purveyors, and blends modern and exotic flavor profiles with a classic sweet shoppe sensibility.  H.S. Chocolate sells candy bars, filled chocolates, and chocomels (flavored carmels dipped in chocolate) in flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Raspberry Ragtime, Fluffernutter, Bourbon Brown Sugar Pecan, and Maple Bacon. Read More