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Last week as the staff was breaking down computers at BUST HQ, we were all unsure as to how this whole “Working From Home” thing would turn out. Our staff and interns are now scattered between New York, Connecticut, Massachuetts, New Jersey, and California. We were initially anticipating that #WFH2020 would only be a few weeks, but as announced by Trump, this might stretch to the summer. So, we asked BUST readers for tips on how to effectively work from home and here’s what they...
Periods—they’re an inconvenience to most. But this monthly flow is much more serious for those who struggle to purchase sanitary supplies. “When people think of period poverty, they think about it as a global issue,” says Samantha Bell, program director for the Alliance For Period Supplies (APS). “But in fact, period poverty is also prevalent here in the U.S. and it’s an issue that’s seriously under addressed.” Founded in 2018 as a division of the larger National Diaper Bank Network, the APS (allianceforperiodsupplies.org) strives to ensure...
Smile While You File AS AN INTUITIVE financial coach and experienced tax preparer (aka the Money Witch, moneywitch.com), I regularly see accomplished boss babes whose taxes are secretly out of control. Maybe they haven’t filed in a couple of years. Maybe they started a small business and don’t understand how to put it on their tax return. Maybe they owe money and don’t have it. What they, and most of us tbh, do have, is a feeling of shame, underlying anxiety, and low self-esteem in the...
On Saturday, while campaigning in Detroit, Michigan, Bernie Sanders announced his plan to fight the suppression of reproductive rights and the Black maternal mortality crisis. The maternal mortality crisis also includes Native American and Alaskan Native Women. Black, Native American and Alaskan Native women are three times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. Famous Black women like Beyoncé and Serena Williams have detailed their experiences about how dangerous it can be giving birth as a black woman. Similarly, NBC reported that an Alaskan...

There is a natural tendency of the mind to focus on the negative. Every day, we receive hundreds of positive reinforcements that suggest the universe will continue to support us. But we also receive negative information when we read inflammatory news about the election or the coronavirus. On my frequent subway rides in Manhattan these days, I am aware when my mind vacillates between panic and rational thinking. Making my own hand sanitizer calmed my fears of catastrophe and disease for several hours. It's hygienic and therapeutic! Makes a...

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...