Air India is taking 125 flight attendants out of the sky and onto the ground because they failed to meet the Body Mass Index requirement of the airline, TIME reported yesterday. Air India Spokesman G.P. Rao told CNN that the height-to-weight requirements are for safety purposes, rather than for appearances.  India's Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation outlines requirements for flight crews in its Civil Aviation Requirements–an entire appendix dedicated to the disposal of high BMI cases. Read More
On Sunday night, I sat down in front of the TV with a slice of pepperoni pizza as Miss America 2016 started. Typically, I tend to avoid programs like this because I seriously take issue with the homogenized look of every woman up there. This year the parade of skinny, tan, fit, bathing suit-clad women walked along to Worth It by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink featuring lyrics like “Give it to me, I’m worth it. Read More
We already knew Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham’s 23-year-old sibling, was awesome in *their own right. They’re an activist, an actor (remember Tiny Furniture? And their upcoming role on the next season of Girls?) and an award-winning poet already. But as of Monday, they’re also a veteran model of New York Fashion Week, walking for label Eckhaus Latta. Read More
Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
Just in case you ever need a travel guide while wandering the deserts of Tanzania, trekking through waist-high weeds of Indonesia or hopping country to country on the Eurorail: look no further. From beer in Munich to pot in Saigon, Ayun Halliday, is no foreigner to the secrets of adventurous traveling. In No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, she shares her wisdoms through hilariously candid personal tales of her mishaps on the road and the lessons she learned along the way. Read More
Fall is one of the most wonderful times of the year for a wide variety of reasons including sweater weather, back-to-school keggers, spiced everything, and above all else: pumpkin. For the foodies looking to rekindle their love affair with the number one ingredient of the season, look no further than these recipes below.  1) This pumpkin pie using fresh pumpkin Making this traditional pumpkin pie from scratch will be well worth the hours slaved in the kitchen. Trust us. Read More
Meet The Patels is the ultimate documentary highlighting the modern Indian American experience, replete with precious quips from Mom and Dad Patel, witty replies from their Americanized adult(ish) children, and boatloads of emotional blackmail. Filmed over two years, Meet The Patels follows Ravi Patel, a successful Indian American Hollywood actor, on his quest to find the perfect bride with excessive assistance from his parents, Champa and Vasant. Read More
Nada and her family I'm from Benghazi — the largest city in the Cyrenaica region, Libya's second largest city and the former joint capital of the country. Libya is a North African country bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan, Chad, and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres, it is the 17th largest country in the world.The capital, Tripoli, is home to two million of Libya's six million people. Libya has the 10th largest proven oil reserves in the world. Read More
Calling all lady bosses! On Tuesday, September 29, you are cordially invited to join other kickass women at the WeWork in Chelsea. The event will host Priya Krishna of Lucky Peach, Meredith Finkelstein Chang of Print All Over Me, Debbie Millman of Sterling Brands, Masters in Branding at SVA, Print Magazine, and Design Matters, and our very own co-founder and creative director at BUST, Laurie Henzel (yay, Laurie!!).  The event will start at 6:30 p.m., and you do not want to miss out. Each aforementioned woman is going to drop the 411 on what it takes to go far in your career. Read More
How To Make The Most Delicious Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Frittata Ever Want to get rid of all your leftovers in one delicious meal? You can easily unload your fridge right into a fabulous frittata. Prep Time: 30 minutes Feeds: four to six people Start out with whatever you love to eat with eggs. I like chopped onion, diced zucchini, red bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms. If you want, you can throw veggies like broccoli and cauliflower in the oven with some olive oil, salt, and pepper for 10 minutes. Read More