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  Any Way You Slice It WE’RE WAY DEEP into pumpkin-flavored-everything season, but there’s ultimately no substitute for digging into an actual slice of this timeless dessert. Now’s the time, however, to bypass the tired “pumpkin spice” routine for something more stimulating. Aromatic garam masala is an ancient Indian blend of sweet and savory spices: the necessary cinnamon, nutmeg or mace, and cloves, plus unexpected and zesty extras like coriander, cardamom, cumin, curry leaf, and black pepper. This creamy, luscious dessert will be right at home in...
Our 16-year-old lord and savior Greta Thunberg has just been named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year for her amazing work traveling the world and spreading the word about the effects of climate change and how to prevent them. Although this is a huge honor, I’m sure Thunberg isn’t too excited about the amount of paper that’s going to be used to put her face on TIME’s cover. And when told about her new title, Thunberg said she was grateful for it, but wished she...
  High Strung AS A FLORAL designer, I’ve long used citrus in my holiday arrangements as a nod to Victorian Christmas celebrations, which included fresh and dried fruit decorations. I also do this because winter is when most citrus is in season—I live in L.A. where farmers markets begin to overflow with all kinds of oranges in December. A few years ago, I turned dehydrated citrus slices into a garland, and have been stringing them together for customers ever since. With just a handful of materials, and...
One of the scientists who created a breakthrough drug for ovarian cancer has donated the entirety of her share of the profits to a charity. Professor Nicola Curtin from the University of Newcastle in the U.K. dedicated 30 years to developing a preventive treatment known as Rubraca which, according to The Northern Echo, just sold for a total of £31 million. Approved to be used by the NHS (National Health Service) across the country, Rubraca targets cancerous cells of individuals that carry the BRCA gene, which is linked to...
State of Mind  MANY PEOPLE SWEAR by their life coaches, but getting coached about life was never a thing I felt I needed. Well, color me wrong! Last summer, when I was experiencing some anxiety, I discovered Kara Loewentheil’s brilliant podcast Unf*ck Your Brain (unfuckyourbrain.com). Billed as “the only podcast that teaches you how to use psychology, feminism, and coaching to rewire your brain and get what you want,” I found it really helped me. Loewentheil (pictured) is a straight talker whose message is simple: our...
So you made it pass Thanksgiving, but how are you going to get through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year? Well you’re in luck, because the annual BUST Craftacular is back and better than ever with over 20 different DIY classes to explore for only $15 each and since wellness is having a moment, these five vendors will help get your mind right! Join us December 7th and 8th in Industry City (268 36th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11232) for two fun days of women-owned businesses and...
Finally awake from that Thanksgiving food coma? Need some yummys for your tummy? Well, you're in luck. The BUST Craftacular is back and better than ever. Join us December 7th and 8th in Industry City (268 36th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11232) for two fun days of women-owned businesses and cool creative classes and workshops. It’s a shopping party unlike any other! Take a look at all these amazing opportunities to learn, make, and impress friends and fam. It's the feminist thing to do!   Les Chocolateries Askanya   Forget about Hershey and indulge...
Want to have fun and get your body moving while wearing a free pair of Nike shoes? You’ll get all of this and more at this year’s BUST Craftacular—N.Y.C.’s longest-running indie craft fair—December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Industry City (Factory Floor, 268 36th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232). Alongside more than 150 women-owned vendors, this two-day Brooklyn shopping party is offering more than 60 classes and workshops, including a cool beginners running class on Sunday! Taught by Nike Run Club Coach...
    Between the holiday shopping rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, “You don’t need that shit” Sunday* and Cyber Monday, there is no way that you’re going to get all your shopping done by then. So, hightail it down to the BUST Craftacular—N.Y.C.’s longest-running indie craft fair—December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Industry City (Factory Floor, 220 36th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232). This year, alongside over 200 women-owned vendors, this two-day Brooklyn shopping party is offering over 60 lady-led classes,...
  Calling all podcast fans! At this year’s BUST Craftacular—N.Y.C.’s longest-running indie craft fair, December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Industry City (Factory Floor, 268 36th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232)—there’s going to be a great double header of audio-related entertainment! First, on Saturday 12/7 at 3:15 p.m. there will be a LIVE taping of BUST’s Poptarts podcast with special guest Kara Loewentheil. Loewentheil is a Master Certified Life Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law. In the...
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