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I love many things in life, but two of my favorites are cute things and tea, which makes Andrews and Dunham Damn Fine Tea now among my favorite favorites. Their unique blends of (delish!) tea are packaged in adorable tins with motifs like Star Wars, Chinese New Year, and mermaids! Sadly, all their teas are limited edition, but I think it would be totally awesome to build up a cute little tin collection after you've finished your teas. Check out some of their ... Read More
The Westminster Kennel Club dubbed their winner this week, with the Best In Show prize and all the glory going to Foxcliffe Hickory Wind (aka "Hickory"), a Scottish Deerhound. On Wednesday, her owners took her to NYC's Sardi's restaurant for a meal of Filet Mignon. Can steak ever be adorable? It totally is here. Check her out after the jump!    [NY Daily ... Read More
Vanessa over at Feministing put it better than I could: it's time to fucking rally. Between that bill that would make it legal for doctors to deny life-saving abortions for their patients or the one that will defund Planned Parenthood and other women's health clinics, it's time.  If you're in NYC on February 26th, come down to Foley Square, across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan, and make your voice heard! RSVP on the Planned Parenthood NYC website ... Read More
 I don't enjoy watching things like Animal Planet. While the footage is usually pretty neat, the narration totally kills it for me. So boring! Enter the YouTube series Randall's Animals. A sample line from "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger": "Here's a house full of bees. You think the honey badger cares? It doesn't give a shit. It goes right into the house of bees to get some larvae. How disgusting is that? It eats larvae!" I think I've found my remedy. Check ... Read More
 Live in NYC and looking for something fun to do this Saturday? Come hang with BUST at Trophy Bar in Williamsburg! We'll be listening to an awesome DJ set spun by Anika, the German musician who you can read about in our February/March issue on newsstands now (or available online here!)! Check out the flyer after the jump and we hope to see you ... Read More
While we here at BUST HQ in NYC didn't see much of the most recent chapter of the Snowpocalypse, the South got hit pretty hard. I would imagine this would be difficult for pet owners: how do their pets respond to the snow, assuming they've never seen it before? Enter this adorable dog, who braves the snow-caked porch to retrieve a beloved toy. Uh-dor-uh-able.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   [Cute ... Read More
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal's The Juggle blog this morning, the pay gap affects all kinds of ladies, including those who are highly skilled in saving lives. The Juggle reports that a new study published in the February issue of Health Affairs finds that newly-trained women doctors are paid way lower salaries--we're talking $17,000 lower--than their male counterparts.  Even more depressingly, the pay gap isn't getting any ... Read More
BUST HQ is one of those places that's crawling with all kinds of new music. As I'm sort of a strange person with pretty particular taste, I don't often listen to a lot of it, but today I was forwarded the music of Arron Dean, and loved it.  Raised on a small farm in an area called Knoppieslaagte outside of Johannesburg, amid the country's political upheaval, Arron followed his muse stateside to play jazz in Boston. Disheartened by the general apathy people ... Read More
"What do women have to do with the origins of the Civil War?," begins Elizabeth R. Varon's piece on the New York Times website. "Growing up in Virginia in the 1970s, I often heard this answer: nothing." It's an answer we all hear as girls in history classes: men went off and made all the wars happen and women sat at home tending the children or planting gardens. I think once I was told about women's involvement as nurses in the Revolutionary War, but that actually ... Read More
I am a Pittsburgh native, which means I am obligated to spend every Sunday of the late summer into early fall watching the Steelers play (and this season, beat) various other teams in the NFL. This season, though, I've been finding it hard to push aside my ideals and totally support my team. As some of you may know, our star quarterback (and former golden boy) Ben Roethlisberger was accused of rape this past spring. Surprisingly, this was not the first time this ... Read More