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Clever ladies Clem, Kathleen and Eve offer cookies and other baked goods (according to their twitter, today they're making cinnamon buns) out of their second story San Francisco apartment by dangling a string out their window with a bag attached to it reading "1$ for a fresh baked cookie (pull the string if you wish to partake).  Their company is called Fat Cookies (yes!) and it is really one of the best ideas I've heard all year. People need cookies, and we don't always have time...

The cliché “writer meets a starlet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The starlet, usually of slim and gamine proportions, appears to thwart our expectations by ordering and consuming, with conspicuous relish, a meal that might satisfy a hungry dockworker.” New York Times writer, Jeff Gordinier points out that this situation has become oddly familiar, and it has even been coined “the documented instance of public eating” (DIPE). Journalists cannot be blamed for noting what their celebrity subject ate during an interview, after all, the interview was...

They look like the love children of antique dolls and woodland fairies. They practically float instead of walk, with their wafting, floral print fabrics and gauzy layers, their vintage blouses and baby doll dresses, romantic lace paired with tights and/or a-line skirts, stiletto heels or ballet flats, and tiny trinkets. While beloved and adopted by American and European girls as well, “Mori,” as every source will tell you, derives from the Japanese word for “Forest.” The idea is to live and look as though they are forest...

Wow! Just look at this! “Horsey” by Eungi Kim is the bicycle attachment that would allow you to live out all of your childhood fantasies of owning your very own pony, or even allow you to pretend that you live all the way out on the wild prairie frontier even though you just signed the lease on that swanky new apartment in Brooklyn.  In the designer’s own words: “horsey” is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes one's bicycle look horsey! the 'horsey' package includes wooden ornaments (horsey shape body),...

As the violence escalates in the Egyptian revolution, it's no surprise that one of the videos posted on Facebook on January 18th by this young woman, Asmaa Mahfouz went viral and apparently inspired thousands to go down to Tahrir square on the 25th to protest. It's an incredibly brave and inspiring call to action by a young person who wants to make their country a better place. (Watch the video below) Not much is known about Asmaa, it's been reported that she is 26 years old,...

Obama’s State of the Union played on normal political cliché; “We have fought fiercely for our beliefs”, or “What comes at this moment will be determined by us” to inspire and unify the American public. Most speeches build up the audience, in this case, “the American family” and then let us in on some tragedy or fault, only to rise us up again with a new found sense of hope. We’re supposed to overcome. Barak has a lot on his plate, as do the American people....

The brand new Feb/March issue of BUST is on newsstands now! And this is one y'all can't miss, 'cause we're exploring the carnal side of love with a Sex Issue that pushes all the right buttons! In our cover interview, blond bombshell Portia de Rossi of Arrested Development fame proves that in her case, beauty and brains go hand-in-hand. And inside, we’ve got a surprising sex survey that peeks inside our readers’ bedrooms, a behind-the-screen look at the lives of sex bloggers, a surprising report...

  4th Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest on January 23rd! Presented by Brooklyn Homesteader at The Bedford. The funds raised at this event will benefit, Growing Chefs, a field to fork educational program.   For the pie contest, the rules are as follows: 1. You must make the pie crust yourself, FROM SCRATCH! 2. Pizza pies do not count. We love them, but it's not the same thing at all...Sorry! No pizza. 3. The first 50 pies in attendance will be judged. All pies after are welcome to...

Winter is not my favorite time of year. I can’t stand being in the bitter cold, only to come home to a heat that seems to suck all the moisture out of my pores. Although I should probably just drink more water, I’d like to use the season as an excuse to try out some elaborate, at home, spa treatments. Here are the best DIY Spa recipes I could find; the best part is that everything is paraban free! BODY____________________________________________________________________________ Ubtan Scrub  This invigorating ubtan...
…What? This is absolutely unbelievable. Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality show from TLC follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants. It is currently in its fifth season. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, be it that you view the beauty contests to be great fun and take delight in the spectacle, or you feel that they exploit young girls to be fodder for pedophilia, I think we can agree that parts of last night’s episode were…truly outrageous.   {source} <img style="visibility:hidden;width:0px;height:0px;" border=0 width=0 height=0 src="http://c.gigcount.com/wildfire/IMP/CXNID=2000002.0NXC/bT*xJmx*PTEyOTQzNDc4MTA5NjAmcHQ9MTI5NDM*ODI*MTc4MCZwPTEwNjM2NjImZD*mZz*yJm89YWNiYmJjYTg*MGMyNDFjYzhm/YmUwYmRlZTU3NmVlMDcmb2Y9MA==.gif" /><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash"...