BY Lex Ellenthal in General on Jul 14, 2014 |
When I was 12, I started on a new medication that caused me to gain quite a bit of weight. I went from being so skinny that if you turned me sideways I couldn’t be seen to being relatively average sized. But I was 12, and after having been impossibly skinny for my entire life, I felt enormous. I stopped wearing shorts or skirts that fell more than an inch above the knee because I perceived my thighs as huge. I would get upset about how “fat” I ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jun 20, 2014 |
Yesterday I ran away with the circus.
Let me rephrase that. Yesterday I left work a little early to take the 20 minute PATH Train ride to Aerial Acrobat Entertainment in Jersey City. There, I took an hour-long Lyra & Trapeze class, taught by Guinevere DiPiazza.
I’ll admit that I was a little nervous—I can’t remember the last time I attempted anything that requires upper body strength (unless typing on a computer counts ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Style File on Jun 07, 2014 |
Can you hardly handle the chafing and fear of visible panty-lines while wearing exercise pants? Are you sick of finding yourself face-to-visible booty with the person in downward dog in front of you wearing the thinnest leggings ever made? Yes people, it is what you're thinking - the yoga pants redesign we've all been waiting for. We're going commando and we're loving it.
Throw your flimsy leggings in the garbage because NYC startup company, Dear Kate is here to ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter in Eat Me on May 27, 2014 |
Full disclosure: I am writing this from a chair. I’m not doing squats, I’m not lunging across the office, I’m not secretly clenching my butt cheeks together while envisioning my brand new J. Crew neon yellow bikini settling perfectly on my teardrop behind. I’m wearing shorts that are maybe just slightly shorter than necessary, but that’s because Forever 21 was having a super legit sale and IT’S BASICALLY SUMMER OUTSIDE! This ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Dec 02, 2013 |
Health blog "Wellfesto" recently published a list titled "10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out" and it is everything the world needs to be thinking.
In the piece, Brynn Harrington, a mother, questions the way we view exercise and the way that view is reflected in the culture of the next generation. Her revelation came in the middle of an exercise class when the instruction encouraged the class to picture themselves in "that ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in General on Jul 29, 2013 |
From games that teach girls how to masturbate, to a period diary that chronicles your day-to-day mood, we love a weird app here at BUST, but this one takes the cake. Or, it WOULD take the cake as long as you're not afraid to be insulted by THE MOST KAWAII GUY IN YOUR SCHOOL OMIGOD LOL.
So there's this new app called Nenshou (FOR GIRLS) in development where a bunch of hot anime bros insult you into losing weight. What I'm getting from this is that it's like, ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet in General on Aug 31, 2012 |
Have you ever wanted to try your hand (er, feet) at roller derby? Well now, thanks to Gotham Girls Roller Derby, whether you’re an avid player who wants to get more practice or someone who’s seen "Whip It" once, you can get some skating in. Or you know, just learn to skate, period.
Gotham Girls are the badass women behind the NYC-based roller derby circuit, and their Gotham Girls Roller Derby (GGRD) league is comprised of four ... Read More
BY Intern Chrislande in General on Mar 22, 2012 |
Imagine you’re on the elliptical at the gym or biking to work thinking about Snooki’s pregnancy, Obama, and global warming when you feel a twitch right under your biking shorts. The good twitch. You start to breath a little deeper and the tingles start building, like the rapid ticks of a time bomb. You know what’s going on with your body, but why here? Why NOW?
No, this isn’t my attempt at a BUST One-Handed Read; a new Kinsey Institute ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 09, 2011 |
An upcoming children’s book by author Paul Kramer has come under scrutiny for its message. Maggie Goes on a Diet is aimed for children under 12 years of age and is the story of a 14-year-old girl (she looks much younger on the cover) who attempts to eat healthily and exercise as a response to teasing she receives from her classmates. She then goes on to lose weight and become the star of the soccer team in a Cinderella-like transformation. The ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner in General on May 25, 2010 |
It never fails to amaze me how every pair of shoes I own manage to hurt my feet, each leaving their own unique wound by the end of the day.
Yet, it turns out that bad footwear choices and shoddy shoemaking may not be entirely to blame.
Research shows that changes in estrogen levels change the height and flexibility ... Read More