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A Breath Of Fresh Air: New York's Historic Ventilation Regs In Nail Salons

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Charlene Obernauer

For nail salon workers, who are breathing in a toxic cocktail of chemicals every day on the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent executive order requiring ventilation in nail salons is a life saver.

New York Nail Salons Ordered To Pay Compensation To Cheated Workers

The New York Daily News | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

Gov. Cuomo has ordered nail salons to hand over $2 million to hundreds of ripped off workers....

7 Things That Might Happen If You Stop Getting Manicures

PureWow | Posted 02.01.2016 | Style

There's something so dang satisfying about having perfectly trimmed and polished nails. But if you're trying to save a few bucks or have noticed that ...

Astoria Characters: The Woman All Set for Success

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The fingernails on Jamuna Gurung's hardy hands are just the right length: Short enough to do work, long enough to be stylish.

What The 'Times' Got Wrong About Nail Salons

New York Review Of Books | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics

Rarely does a newspaper story get the kind of response that The New York Times front-page exposé of wage-theft at nail salons prompted this spring. P...

Of Nails and Moms: Should I Take My Daughter to Get Her Nails Done?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents

I believe it is possible to do both -- to be committed to addressing the inequalities and injustices in the world, while embracing all that this world has to offer. As mothers, we can enjoy a manicure, respect the hard work of those who provide these services (and pay a just wage for it), and we can pass on this enjoyment and respect to our children.

Reflections of a Foot Phobia Sufferer On Getting a Pedicure

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
J.L. Sirisuk

It was on the eve of my Bollywood music video debut that I started to have thoughts about my feet, which was strange. I rarely think about them. In fact, I am guilty of neglect.

The Truth About Gel Manicures

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Style

Sure, we love celebrities' manicures (who doesn't love some good Mani Cam action?) and fancying up our own phalanges, but it made us think about the ...

11 Signs You Should Get The Heck Out Of The Nail Salon

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.01.2013 | Style

The nail salon is a relaxing refuge (that is, when you're not seated at a manicure station next to a loud cell phone talker). It's one of the few plac...

15 Nail Salon Nightmares... And How To Avoid Them

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.07.2013 | Style

"Why are you talking to me?"

5 Dangers Awaiting You At The Nail Salon

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I look forward to my Saturday afternoons in the pedicure chair. However, an unforeseeable prick with cuticle clippers or bruising from a foot file can...

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...