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8 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Good for You

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8 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Good for You

 

There are certain habits that just aren’t polite to do in public — or at all. How many times have you winced at an acquaintance’s knuckle cracking, or been disgusted by a stranger picking their nose in traffic? The truth is, though, that many of these habits are cultural. What’s normal in one country or century  may be disgusting and rude in another. If manners are little more than a social construct, then it makes sense that some of the habits we view as ‘bad’ really, actually, aren’t that bad at all. Click through to check out some of them.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:55PM PST on Nov 7, 2014

Thank you!

7:57AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:38PM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Some of these might be good for you but are still not so nice to do in public.!

6:20PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Dammit! I have been trying to get my partner to stop biting his nails for years! and the one "bad habit" he happened to read over my shoulder was the nail biting one! now he has an argument lol.

7:31AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

How about putting them on 1 page next time?

5:05AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

Thanks, now I feel so much better....

4:30PM PST on Dec 29, 2013

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2:59PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

I was fine until I got to the end, I had a coworker that spit on the sidewalk as soon as we were out of the office... my gag reflex can´t take that anymore.

11:28PM PST on Nov 20, 2013

Interesting to know some of the stories behind these long named bad habits. I know someone who is always chewing on his fingernails.

10:53AM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

liberating

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