BY Katharine Ernst in Feminizzle on Jun 13, 2013 |
Yemen’s recent revolution posed many problems for the citizens of the country for many reasons, but one big problem was electricity. On some days, communities had only an hour's worth! In this darkness, people had to continue with regular life - and for some that meant studying for exams. A group of 16-year-old girls from Sanaa decided to take matters into their own hands, and find new ways to live in the light.
This group of young women joined an ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Nov 12, 2012 |
Last week at Maker Faire Africa, four Nigerian teenage girls presented a generator powered by—wait for it—pee.Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all 14, and Bello Eniola, 15, invented the machine, which separates hydrogen from urine with an electrolytic cell, purifies the hydrogen, and pressurizes the resulting gas through a generator to power a lightbulb. According to the girls, one liter of urine can produce up to 6 hours of ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Eat Me on Nov 07, 2012 |
Clear your freezer: Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And you’ll need to strengthen your resolve this year, because Scouts aren’t just adorably shilling their addictive treats on a sidewalk near you: they’re also using social media to network with potential customers.
Girl Scouts are now using texts, emails, Facebook, and even mobile credit card readers to widen their customer base—and their strategy is working! Despite the ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline in Feminizzle on Mar 08, 2012 |
The big day has arrived, and I think this year we need it more than ever. In light of the recent anti-woman three ring circus that is our political system, it's important that we celebrate all the wonderful things about being female (in all its glorious shapes and forms.)Check out this hilarious statement on slut-shaming through the art of .gifs over at Ann Friedman's blog. Gifs are my absolute favorite way to express myself on the Internet. Thanks, ... Read More
BY Intern Sarah in Music Stuff on Feb 07, 2012 |
Everyone and their mothers have an opinion, it seems, on Lana Del Rey. We here at BUST have blogged about her twice in the last month alone. (That’s actually a small number if you consider how many times her name has come up in conversation around the office.) The controversy over her is passionate, fascinating—and completely unnecessary. When I hear people getting up in arms about her sex appeal, her body modifications (lip injections, anyone?), or ... Read More