Binder clips! You turn the duvet cover inside out, reach in and clip the outside (now inside) corners of the cover to the comforter with binder clips, then just turn the cover right side out. Works like a charms. (You can also keep the clips on the corners if you have a comforter that likes to wriggle around inside… » 3/04/15 6:19pm Yesterday 6:19pm

Did you somehow miss the greatly reduced death rate? Getting it as a kid is likely to be milder, but making it a common disease again is going to up the death rate considerably, since milder only applies to a percentage. (For example, I got chicken pox at "the right age", 9, but nearly died, and also got shingles at… » 3/04/15 1:07pm Yesterday 1:07pm

I have been blessed with this gene, and the only time my sweat/pits ever get stinky is when I have the flu (and, oddly, my earwax gets wetter then, too). Soon as I get better, no more smell. The only downside is that it took me ages as a teen to get into the habit of showering regularly, since I never had anyone… » 3/03/15 1:53pm Tuesday 1:53pm

You only ate fish on Fridays during Lent? I grew up in a largely Catholic town, and our school lunches were always fish or mac & cheese on Fridays, year round, and every single day during Lent (with the occasional cheese pizza thrown in for variety). I didn't mind, because Friday night fish fry is awesome. » 3/03/15 1:59am Tuesday 1:59am

I guess you have been off the market for a while, because you somehow think people make better hookup decisions while drunk in a poorly lit bar. Although since you have some sort of magic x-ray vision where you can see STDs through clothing, maybe that was true for you. » 3/02/15 11:01pm Monday 11:01pm

I had a friend with a couple of white cats when she was in college, and when she needed a study break, she would draw designs on them with her highlighters (non-toxic!). It would come off with a quick bath, but there would be a slight tinge of stain left behind for a month or two. » 3/02/15 8:05pm Monday 8:05pm

Some of it is safety regulations (which I think we can agree are a good thing). But also, building a bridge is like building a commercial building, and suspended over water/railroad tracks/roadway, to boot. A commercial building of equivalent size to the bridge mentioned could easily cost $1M, land not included. » 3/02/15 4:15pm Monday 4:15pm

You can also follow individual writers, so if you can figure out who writes most of IO9's science stories, or Deadspin's football stuff, follow that writer instead of the whole blog. (You'll see any comments they make, too, but, eh.) Their stories will show up in your follow feed. » 3/02/15 3:10pm Monday 3:10pm