Login annoyances

This is sort of a two part complaint/feature request/bug report.

1. The Verge seems to save your login for an abnormally short period of time. I am typically logged out after less than 24 hours (unless I keep a tab with The Verge open for that period).

2. This might be only a minor inconvenience, except the way The Verge handles login redirects is really annoying. Essentially, logging in will always redirect to the homepage. This becomes particularly frustrating If I want to comment on a post. The only way to get around this behavior is to remember to try to reply to a comment and then login via the prompt.

A fix for these issues would be great, and unless the backend of The Verge's login system is overly complex (possibly because its bundled with SB Nation/Vox), fairly rudimentary to implement.