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Travelers come in all shapes and sizes, but airline seats, sadly, do not. I can personally attest to this, as a plus-sized woman who’s been squashed into tight spaces en route. Suffering in silence makes for a lousy trip, so read on for my best advice, plus some pro tips from a few fat-acceptance authors and bloggers. Who says big girls don’t fly? Research before you book  Not all seats, planes, or airlines are created equal. Aircraft size matters. Smaller planes usually have smaller seats. And while...

Known for its past as an audacious gambling hub complete with brightly lit neon-signed motels, Reno has evolved beyond its “smaller Vegas” stereotype to host a thriving and dynamic arts culture (thanks, in part, to its proximity to Burning Man). Stay away from the gaudy nightlife of the casinos and instead dive straight into the heart of the city, where locals are friendly and good times are aplenty. The DeLuxe FOOD + DRINKS To indulge like a true local, head to The Little Nugget (233 N. Virginia St.),...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with three broken ribs, following a fall in her Supreme Court office Wednesday, reports CNN. According to the Court’s statement, RBG reported discomfort after returning home and was admitted the next morning to George Washington University “for observation and treatment."  Immediately, devotees of Notorious RBG—as she is fondly know— offered their own ribs and threatened to sequester RBG in a 20-foot-thick bubble wrap for the next two years. Panic jokes aside, the alarm is valid: at 85, she’s the court’s oldest member...
In the weeks after doomsday (aka the 2016 presidential election), Liz Alpern felt all the feels—confusion, fear, blindsided despair. So she looked for comfort in the things she knows best: food and community. Alpern, 33, is a business owner, food educator (she co-runs The Gefilteria, an artisanal Jewish food company), and organizing powerhouse within Brooklyn’s queer community. And she had a hunch that soup might serve as the healing balm and rallying force she and others needed. “I’d always dreamed of hosting a queer soup pop-up,”...
Tarot is a form of divination that helps guide seekers on an inward journey, leading to a complete understanding of current situations. The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards (22 Major Arcana cards, which show us important themes in the reading, and 56 Minor Arcana cards, or Suits, which explain the core details of the matters). Used for centuries, Tarot can provide insight into matters that other forms of divination cannot, therefore, it is known as one of the most insightful and beautiful connections to...

  After a lifetime of strangers scurrying from my path, coworkers asking if I'm angry with them and people looking back at me with a panicked "What?" I accepted my diagnosis. I have what medical professionals call severe chronic resting bitchface. My features naturally relax into a scowl somewhere between judgy stone statue and pre-strike hooded cobra. When concentrating or listening intently, my brows angle down like train cars about to collide. Occasionally the left eyebrow makes a break for my hairline in an arch that...
If you’ve stopped collecting plastic forks and disposable chopsticks, you’re one step closer to greening your kitchen. Some items, however, are harder to let go—like cling wrap. It’s just so easy and convenient! But infusing fabric with beeswax does a similar trick, creating malleable wraps that can cover cut fruit and veggies, hold a snack, or pack your favorite sammie. And the result is way cuter. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial (for a vegan version, you can sub candelilla wax, though the end result is less...

We're excited to announce our dates for this years BUST Craftacular and School for Creative Living, December 8 and 9 at the Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint Brooklyn. We'll have vendors selling the cutest handmade gifts (just in time for the Holidays) and we'll have over 50 classes to choose from to keep you busy learning new skills. The school will feature dozens of local artists and businesses. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn crafts and trades and will take away tangible items made from scratch....

  Samhain is the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice and marks the last harvest of the year. During this day, we are able to bridge the gap between the psychical world and the spiritual plane—allowing all to celebrate our ancestors and spirits. Modern culture makes us all see Samhain (Halloween) as a money machine (mostly from the candy, movie, and costume industries). However, Samhain is much more than dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, or scary movies. It’s a time to celebrate the living...

In the Victorian era, Halloween parties were rife with games designed to help young ladies see into their marital futures. These games were generally played at co-ed Halloween celebrations. There were even some which could be played by gentlemen. The bulk of these games, however, were geared toward marriage-minded females. It is therefore not surprising to find descriptions of Halloween parties—or Halloween Teas—that were strictly for women. The November 5, 1898 edition of the Western Mail describes a Halloween tea held by a young lady by...