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In areas of China where the pressure to find employment is rising, female students are also struggling with the need to stay trim. Daily Mail reports that, in order to lose weight to impress employers in job interviews, Chinese students have been resorting to swallowing roundworm eggs. “They hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting in the Xiamen, China. But swallowing the worms is extremely dangerous - and definitely not to be recommended for those wanting to shed...

BUST Magazine Craftacular Pop-up Shop: tonight's the third night of the enchanted forest of curiosities BUST pop-up shop. Get out of the cold and into the warmth with free hot chocolate and cookies, X-Mas music, and free gifts with purchase. Still looking for a great present but don't wanna go to the mall? Check out the shop, featuring handmade items from some of our most awesome vendors, including Casa Helecho's beautiful hanging terrariums and Susan Helene's handmade jewelry, using Venetian glass beads, healing gemstones and glass.  Come by...

Come join us for an exclusive six-day pop-up shop as we bring you some of the best BUST Magazine Craftacular  Vendors! BUST has partnered with Hendricks Gin and Gallery 151 to host a sunset shopping spree from Monday, December 13th to Saturday, December 18th. Finish all your holiday shopping in one location down on the Bowery. We'll be open for shoppers from 4pm to 9pm daily with Hendricks Gin cocktails available on certain nights. Besides being an awesome shop, the setting will be a beautiful, tree-stump...
It's almost time! Can you hear the drum rolls? We can! The much-awaited BUST Magazine Craftacular Holdiay 2010 is THIS SUNDAY at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City! We've expanded this year, with nearly 300 vendors selling their unique handmade crafts throughout two floors of D.I.Y. craze! There are plenty of opportunities to win kick-ass gifts all day long! You can sign up for the one and only BUST Magazine Craftacular Raffle for free and be entered to win a gigantic goodie basket including a...

Need a darling adornment for your holiday party ensemble? Pulp Sushi, one of BUST's Holiday Craftacular vendors, offers jewelry that will add pizazz to any outfit. Delicate flowers, whimsical charms, and unique beads make Pulp Sushi's pieces stand out and will be sure to garner you compliments aplenty. Check out some of the wares after the jump and don't forget to see them in person at BUST's Holiday Craftacular this Sunday, December 12th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC!     Photos courtesy of Pulp Sushi   ...

Gather round your TV set, BUST readers! Julie Chang from Fox's Good Day New York stopped by our office recently to learn more about the upcoming BUST Magazine  Craftacular and to chat with a couple of vendors that will be featured at Sunday's event. Watch our spot on Fox and start making up your wish list! (You can even see us there in the background, hard at work!). And don't forget that the BUST Magazine Craftacular is taking place on December 12th,...

Craftacular-bound company Painter Girl Chocolates was born when President and “Chocolateuse” Monica Passin created a chocolate version of Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”- how’s that for inspiration? Monica’s edible chocolate art includes a line of sassy animal print bars, warmly spicy ginger fudge, Frida Kahlo portrait chili-cinnamon dark chocolates and more. Mixing fine handmade chocolate with flavors like lemon, espresso, cocoanut, violets, and praline, Painter Girl chocolates are certainly a step-up from the typical fancy box of bon-bons we’ve all seen so many times. Visit...
We're psyched about all the exclusive, hip, and neat treats lined up for the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 this Sunday, December 12th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City! Nearly 300 vendors will be bringing you their unique crafts, from one-of-a-kind jewelry to luscious bath and body products that will make gift shopping a breeze! Their handmade and imaginative items will rock your holiday socks off, and we also have some great goodies lined up to make your experience as juicy as possible....

Obligatory Holiday lists got you grumpy? Has this year's budget seized the fun out of shopping? Looking for a way to add a little sass to your merry messages? Look no further! Maybe You Should Die is a guaranteed smile with each one of their hip, cheeky cards or bean-bags-gone-mean. Enough cliche cards filled with someone else's cheer! With audacious tag-lines for every occasion, you can send one of these unconventional cards to everyone on your list, from your co-workers to your mother-in-law (considering she's...

What a week! Tube strikes, freezing temperatures, snow, student riots; yep last week in London got a little hectic. Time now then for a quick round up of just how rockin’ the Chistmas Craftacular in York Hall was last Sunday.   The busiest London Craftacular yet, York Hall was BUSTing at the seams as shoppers braved the unusually cold snap and queued round the block for the midday opening, complete with amazing tote bags from Prick Your Finger and Etsy stuffed full of crafty goodness, and they...