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Nail Biting

The Real Meaning Of That New Study Linking Nail Biting To Allergies

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that biting one’s nails in childhood, while gross, may lower one’s risk of allergies in adulthood. The study’s authors say tha...

How To Break Unhealthy Beauty Habits

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.18.2016 | Style

You may notice that you have a family member, friend or co-worker who is constantly biting their nails, twirling their hair or picking at their skin. ...

7 Struggles Of People Who Bite Their Nails

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

There are precisely zero reasons to bite your nails. Nail biting is unsightly, it can damage your body and it's often a visible result of stress -- ye...

I'm 44, I Still Bite My Nails, and I Hate It

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

For my twentieth wedding anniversary, I got a beautiful diamond solitaire. It stands high and proud, cradled in its six prongs, throwing sparkles in every direction from the light bouncing off its the facets.

16 Struggles Only Chronic Nail-Biters Will Understand

YourTango | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living

We've all been there, about to head into a stressful situation when you look down and realize you've bitten off any nails you've been attempting to grow. You've dealt with judgmental looks and nudges from people who just don't understand.

Carolyn Gregoire

The Psychology Of Nail-Biting, Skin-Picking And Other Compulsive Behaviors | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this article? New research from the University of Montreal suggests that compul...

Amanda L. Chan

Why Biting Your Nails Is More Than Just A Bad Habit | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living

The question: I've always been told that I should stop biting my nails because it's "bad for me." But why is it bad? The answer: Sure, biting and p...

Dear Family Whisperer: We're All Nail Biters! What to Do?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When you see Hanna biting her nails, you're not just looking at your child. You're seeing your own childhood.

VIDEO: What Your Nails Say About Your Health

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

During a routine checkup, most patients expect to have their blood drawn, step on a scale, then open up and say, 'ahhh.' But one doctor suggests that ...

The 7 Grossest Things Seen Backstage At Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.13.2013 | Style

Since receiving my very first invite five years ago to go backstage at New York Fashion Week, I've learned that not all aspects of the seven-day runwa...

How To Break This Stressful Habit

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.06.2013 | Style

Believe us, we know it ain't easy.

8 Unhealthy Vices To Extinguish Now

Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lauren McMullen for U.S News How are those resolutions going, two weeks in? Only 300-something days left to drop 30 pounds or quit smoking or be...

Nail-Biting May Soon Be Considered OCD In New DSM

Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Are you a nail-biter? It might be officially considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder in the upcoming version of the Diagnostic and Stati...

Biting Your Nails, Part 2

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I do not expect any long-term nail-biters to be pleased by being reminded (yet again) about the "bad" side of their habit. I know it's a deeply ingrained habit, and almost impossible to quit.

Mouth Health: The Dish on Biting Your Nails

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As a dentist (a dentist with a blog, no less), I feel it's my duty to let you know the perils of nail biting, especially as it relates to your teeth and oral health.