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On Let's Talk About Friendship

I'm American but living in the UK, and I keep getting jealous of friends who get married and get the spouse visa. I'd really like to get a "friend visa" where one or more friends could go down to the registry and say, this chick is great! We'd like to keep her here! But unfortunately our society values romantic love higher than friendlove, so this will never happen and my married friends look at me sadly.

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm 0

On The Truth About Your Smile

Brushing your teeth in the shower wastes so much water! This is like the time I read "to save water, turn off the tap while brushing" and was like, there are people who leave the tap on? Why would anyone do that?

Also remember to hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. This gets the grime near the gums and reduces enamel scratching. (If you want to see the dangers of over brushing and too much Mountain Dew, there's plenty of internet evidence.)

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:33 pm 0

On A Nut Tart With the Romans

A food historian and reenactor (with whom I, ahem, took historical cooking classes) suggests using Thai fish sauce as garum. It should add a salty flavor, but not overly fishy.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0

On Psychotherapy in the Age of Facebook

This is perfect.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm 1

On "You look in the mirror and what you see is a disgusting zoo animal"

I want to see the peer-review of the original Dove study. #science

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm 0

On How to Enjoy the Airport This Holiday Travel Season

I'm ok with most air travel grievances, but I hate that I have to lug around my carry-on (which is usually pretty big as I never check) and I always have to use the bathroom like a million times and maneuver the carry-on in and out. (It has become easier since I have the Patagonia MLC backpack - best ever - but I just have to watch out not to drop pieces in the toilet. Also, still a schlep.) I wish I could pre-check it at the gate for them to hold until I get on the plane.

Also, more airports need wifi. Khartoum had wifi over two years ago. Heathrow just got it. Gatwick doesn't have. JFK & LGW don't. ATL doesn't. Khartoum, why are you the leader in this???

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:53 am 0

On The Best Time I Lost a Tampon and Found My Cervix

Can someone, anyone, please explain how you forget a tampon is in there. 90% of the time I am aware that I am wearing one, either because it's a super or because the string is being uncomfortable, and the other 10% I am not wearing one at all because I hear horror stories about people losing them and I get nervous. I AM 26 YEARS OLD. How can you just forget???

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm 1

On The Bathroom Whisperer: How to Really Clean a Toilet

Can someone ask Jolie how to clean the toilet brush? I'm sure it requires setting up a mile-wide sterile zone.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:42 am 1

On The Bathroom Whisperer: How to Really Clean a Toilet

@Beaks How does that stuff even get there???

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm 0

On The Best Time My Sister and I Got Kicked Out of Rugged Sleepaway Camp

@frenz.lo I didn't bring a miniskirt to summer camp until I realized that I would be socially isolated if I didn't the next year. Turns out I was socially isolated anyway because I wore goggles in the shower and just didn't really give a hoot about dances.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm 0