Contrary to what our parents told us, Google has made it such that there actually are stupid questions, because no answer is more embarrassing than the one that implies you could have looked it up yourself.
Endlessly comforting, however, is the realization that as you’re typing in, “Where exactly is my navel and how is it different than my belly button,” at least a trillion other people have clearly searched the same thing. Ten bucks says the query populated the second you typed the “W” in “where.”
…But what if you don’t know that you don’t know the answer to a question? How are you supposed to muster the bravery to ask the Internet something (let alone a real and potentially judge-y person) if you thought you knew all along?!
PSA to EVERYONE WHO OWNS A SPORT COAT OR BLAZER: You are supposed to cut the white thead that makes an “X” on the jacket’s vents. Those are not festive decorations.
My Big Fat Greek Dad was right: The best way to remove smudges on patent leather? Windex.
The bad idea that everyone’s had at least once, usually out of laziness…
Do not use a steamer on clothes while on your body. It will burn you.
Girl Scout’s Honor: If you don’t have a steamer or an iron, a hair straightener works quite well. (But note: the prior rule applies. Do NOT attempt to iron clothes still on your body. Take ’em of. Who doesn’t like a minute of nudity?)
No steamer or straightener present, but you’ve got a dress more wrinkled than a nose near a bad smell? Leave your shirt hanging in the bathroom while the shower steams up the room. It works remarkably well.
For every “No Shit, Sherlock” there is someone who didn’t know: You are supposed to peel the plastic off of silver/gold hardware like buttons, zippers and buckles. The plastic’s just on there to keep it shiny and new until you take it home.
Keep your trouser pockets shut.
Yes, you can open the pockets of your pants if they come sealed shut, but, if you do leave the stitching sealed up, pants will fit/fall better on your silhouette.
Lock It Up: If you push your zipper-pull flat against the zipper, it will lock in the teeth so that it doesn’t accidentally unzip.
Have another tip? You know where the jar is.