Pretty, pretty snow that will lower your blood pressure

I have been trying to de-stress myself in advance of Christmas, with mixed results. For example, yesterday I closed my eyes and put some rain sounds on via Spotify, forgetting that since I have free Spotify, rain sounds would be periodically interrupted by ads for a yell-growly single that seemed to be called GET OUT… » 12/23/14 3:05pm 12/23/14 3:05pm

A comprehensive list of non-terrible state flags

1. Maryland. Let's get this out of the way: I have biases. But honestly, Maryland is the best example of how to do this flag thing right. Distinctive colors in a catchy pattern that dates back to traditional heraldry. This flag is so rad that the state has actual rules on what should be at the top of the flagpole (a… » 9/12/14 6:19pm 9/12/14 6:19pm

Stop the presses, I've found it: the most inane Wikihow

I present to you: How to Mail a Letter. Subsections include: 1) Getting the letter ready to mail; 2) Finding the right postage; 3) Mailing the letter; 4) Letter help. It really takes off in section three, where it is revealed that there are THREE WAYS that you can potentially mail your letter (!!!). I don't want to… » 8/13/14 12:30am 8/13/14 12:30am

I am not bleach-savvy, messed up a dress, and now need dye advice

I mixed bleach for laundry and, like a moron, forgot I was wearing this dress I really like. For those of you who are more coordinated than I, this might not have been a disaster, but for me this involved several tiny bleach-splashes because I move with the grace of an overexcited puppy on a slip-n-slide. Anyway:… » 7/30/14 10:15pm 7/30/14 10:15pm