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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
Starting from a lone call in California, people from all over the states and around the world have been ordering pizzas to the thousands of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin Capitol Building. So far, over 500 pizzas have been ordered from over 30 states and 10 countries - including one phone call from Cairo, Egypt. The protesters have been raising a fury since last Monday; protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed legislation that would essentially ... Read More
Clever ladies Clem, Kathleen and Eve offer cookies and other baked goods (according to their twitter, today they're making cinnamon buns) out of their second story San Francisco apartment by dangling a string out their window with a bag attached to it reading "1$ for a fresh baked cookie (pull the string if you wish to partake).  Their company is called Fat Cookies (yes!) and it is really one of the best ideas I've heard all year. People need cookies, and we ... Read More
The cliché “writer meets a starlet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The starlet, usually of slim and gamine proportions, appears to thwart our expectations by ordering and consuming, with conspicuous relish, a meal that might satisfy a hungry dockworker.” New York Times writer, Jeff Gordinier points out that this situation has become oddly familiar, and it has even been coined “the documented instance of public eating” ... Read More
As the violence escalates in the Egyptian revolution, it's no surprise that one of the videos posted on Facebook on January 18th by this young woman, Asmaa Mahfouz went viral and apparently inspired thousands to go down to Tahrir square on the 25th to protest. It's an incredibly brave and inspiring call to action by a young person who wants to make their country a better place. (Watch the video below) Not much is known about Asmaa, it's been reported that she is ... Read More
Obama’s State of the Union played on normal political cliché; “We have fought fiercely for our beliefs”, or “What comes at this moment will be determined by us” to inspire and unify the American public. Most speeches build up the audience, in this case, “the American family” and then let us in on some tragedy or fault, only to rise us up again with a new found sense of hope. We’re supposed to overcome. Barak ... Read More
The brand new Feb/March issue of BUST is on newsstands now! And this is one y'all can't miss, 'cause we're exploring the carnal side of love with a Sex Issue that pushes all the right buttons! In our cover interview, blond bombshell Portia de Rossi of Arrested Development fame proves that in her case, beauty and brains go hand-in-hand. And inside, we’ve got a surprising sex survey that peeks inside our readers’ bedrooms, a behind-the-screen look at the ... Read More

4th Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest

BY Gabi in Eat Me |

  4th Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest on January 23rd! Presented by Brooklyn Homesteader at The Bedford. The funds raised at this event will benefit, Growing Chefs, a field to fork educational program.   For the pie contest, the rules are as follows: 1. You must make the pie crust yourself, FROM SCRATCH! 2. Pizza pies do not count. We love them, but it's not the same thing at all...Sorry! No pizza. 3. The first 50 pies in attendance will be judged. All pies ... Read More
…What? This is absolutely unbelievable. Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality show from TLC follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants. It is currently in its fifth season. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, be it that you view the beauty contests to be great fun and take delight in the spectacle, or you feel that they exploit young girls to be fodder for pedophilia, I think we can agree that parts of last night’s episode were…truly ... Read More
In areas of China where the pressure to find employment is rising, female students are also struggling with the need to stay trim. Daily Mail reports that, in order to lose weight to impress employers in job interviews, Chinese students have been resorting to swallowing roundworm eggs. “They hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting in the Xiamen, China. But swallowing the worms is extremely dangerous - ... Read More
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