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Tyra Banks has partnered up with Special K Cereal to promote positive conversations about body image. According to the Kellogg's Newsroom, 93% of women engage in fat talk  and make self-depecrating comments about their bodies. FightFatTalk.com  and the trending #fightfattalk is about silencing  negativity, hence the "Shhh" gesture you might see on the website.  "I know how much criticizing your body negatively affects self-esteem," ... Read More
If you are sexually active in New Orleans, this outrageous title could be a reality.  The New Orleans Police Department recently started enforcing a "loitering for prostitution" statute that allows anyone whom the police suspect of prostitution to be arrested if they are carrying condoms.   The ironic part is that this statute was put in place to lower Louisiana's high levels of HIV and AIDS, but all it's doing is scaring sex workers—the very ... Read More
A while back, we compiled a list of 20 male celebrities who are a little rough around the edges these days, but once upon a time were total 10's.  Now, after intense deliberation and fantabulous suggestions from our readers, we have unearthed 20 more dudes who we oh-so-fly in their heyday. Get ready to be amazed at the pure, raw power of 70's haircuts and soft focus lighting. 1.) Neil DeGrasse TysonMan, he must have had the best pick-up lines ever: "Let me ... Read More
A new book by Italian housewife Costanza Miriano that offers advice to new wives has sparked controversy in Italy and Spain as it rises to the top of the bestseller lists. Cásate y sé sumisa, translated as Get Married and Be Submissive, is filled with the kind of guidance you would expect to find in the library of Betty Draper or one of the Stepford wives: "Women like humiliation because it's for a greater good," asserts one notorious passage. ... Read More
  Some of us (okay, most of us) are obsessed with handmade gifts and DIY crafty things. Others can’t get enough fancy food or beauty products. I, myself, am obsessed with shelter animals...and luckily for me (and them) so is BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular sponsor SNARR (Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation). There will be something for everybody this weekend at the Craftacular and Food Fair, and hopefully someone for the ... Read More
  With only 3 weeks left in the year, it’s almost time to start making New Year’s resolutions. There are the typical ones: staying healthy, paying off that pesky credit card debt, or landing that promotion. Why not add a few good books to that list too? Mashable and Goodreads have released their picks for the best 2013 releases. Check out our favorites below!   The Interestings by Meg WolitzerThe Interestings is the tale of six creative ... Read More
  When Nelson Mandela passed away last week, the people of the world collectively mourned and honored the hero. Some of the most poignant moments of grief and gratitude can be found in the most personal and private thoughts. The photographer George Qua-Enoo captured some of these moments in individual lives, asking people on the streets of Cape Town to express how Mandela affected their world. The images and sentiments are all the more moving for the simple ... Read More
  In Flower Woman, the photographer Eunice Adorno enters the Mennonite community Nuevo Ideal, in Durango, and The Onda Zacatecas, hoping to scratch beneath the surfaces of stereotypes and uncover deeper truths about the women’s lifestyles. The character of the strict and austere Mennonite female is replaced with a more honest and nuanced exploration of female friendships and family.    The images are whimsical, displaying the women sporting ... Read More
  To quote Billy Eichner, “Let’s go, Amy Poehler!” If you haven’t checked out the hilarious comedian Billy Eichner of “Billy on the Street” in action, be sure to check it out. This Christmas, Billy is teaming up with the Queen of Comedy herself to deliver some holiday cheer to the streets of New York. The pair was just outside the BUST office, and we're so sad to have missed them. Their adventures are so very funny and ... Read More
  When we’re young, we’re told that sex is an act of love or affection; we grow to understand that our vaginas can be sources of intimacy and pleasure. But with all these modern demands on how our vaginas are supposed to look and smell, it gets confusing. The “cool” pubic hairdo changes from week to week, and we are bombarded with images of the ideal vagina, in all its neat, tight, perfumed and symmetrical glory.    You ... Read More