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From BUST's Spring 2020 issue, our new house astrologer, Emmalea Russo, gives astrological guidance to getting laid.   PISCES(Feb. 19 to Mar. 20)Your birthday season begins on a mystical note, just how you like it. Neptune the dream machine unites with your sun on March 8, bringing subconscious desires and otherworldly connections to the forefront just in time for the full moon on March 9. On May 13, the heat gets turned up when Mars enters your identity center. Think: a little less flow, a little more...
Jody Watley performing on the Ultimate Disco Cruise I’m a long-time live music fan and I have the scars to prove it. The first Lollapalooza festival in 1991 was so hot, Corey Glover from Living Colour doused the crowd with a fire hose. I caught the spray full in the face and was knocked painfully to the ground into a sea of stampeding Doc Martens. And at the 1993 HFStival at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., I moshed to the front row during Iggy Pop’s set,...

Unassuming, down-to-earth, and friendly in a way rarely found outside the Midwest, Missouri’s Jefferson City has everything you could want for a weekend jaunt: locals eager to lend a hand, just the right amount of indoor/outdoor activities, plus plenty of quirky boutiques, tasty eats, and a little luxury to round out the experience. Clocking in at around 2.5 hours by train or car from St. Louis, the Show-Me State’s capital is a laid-back good time. SHOPPING & SWEETS Southbank Gift Company When it comes to vintage and handmade...

We're bringing each sign some messages and truisms for Pisces season, courtesy of BUST's resident astrologer, Emmalea Russo. Catch her seasonal 'scopes in BUST's print magazine. ARIES If you make friends with what ails you, you’ll get to swim in the waters of the most alluring sea and discover what you never thought possible. Heed the calls of your dreams. If you don’t already meditate, this month begs you to. TAURUS The best way to feel like you’re part of something is to be amongst humans. Kerouac’s “the only...
The pairing of exotic dancers and breakfast food isn’t new. Known colloquially as “legs ‘n’ eggs,” traditional strip clubs like the infamous Foxy Lady in Providence, RI, have been offering up a morning breakfast buffet to draw early birds to their female dancers’ hot cakes for decades. But now, Manhattan’s Sapphire 39 gentleman’s club ( 20 W 39th St, New York, NY, 10018) has recruited a few good men to add some spice to New York’s brunch scene—and women who may never have set foot in...
An enterprising young woman bought an entire ghost town in Northern California and turned it into a laid-back feminist paradise   BETSY ANN COWLEY was nearly 3,000 miles away from home, vacationing in the Caribbean with her family, when she got the news: Northern California was in flames. And Pulga, the town where she lived, sat in the fire’s path. The Camp Fire, which ignited November 8, 2018, in Butte County, had already practically destroyed two nearby towns, Paradise and Concow. But Cowley didn’t know Pulga’s fate,...
Members of the disabled community often rank among the most invisible groups in society. People with physical handicaps rarely win roles in movies, and they make it to the toy aisle even less frequently. Recently, however, American Girl shattered stereotypes with their doll of the year, Joss. This surfer girl doesn't let a hearing impairment stop her from living her dreams. With her aid tucked in, she's ready to catch a wave — and raise awareness for others with challenges.  At 10 years old, Joss Kendrick is...

IT’S NO SECRET that the fashion industry is rough on the planet—it’s responsible for more than 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. And the United Nations Environment Assembly says that, next to agriculture, toxic waste from textile dyeing is the world’s biggest water polluter. On top of that, we throw most of our outfits out anyway—almost three-fifths of clothes get dumped within a year of production, according to a report by McKinsey...
Founded by the United Nations Generally Assembly five years ago today, International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day is a time to recognize and honor the influence that women and girls have in the scientific field. The disparity between men and women in the domain of STEM is staggering with women making up less than 30% of the research work field. UNESCO found that only close to 30% of female students wind up choosing to pursue STEM-related coursework outside of high school. These rates are...
Columbia University came out with a study on February 5, that suggests that when general anesthesia is used in Caesarean deliveries, the chances of a new mom getting postpartum depression (PPD) increases. It is the first study to examine the effect that anesthesia may have on postpartum depression. PPD has increased “seven-fold” in the United States in the past 15 years. According to the study, when comparing general anesthesia to regional anesthesia, regional numbs a larger part of the body but keeps the patient conscious, the...