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8 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Good for You

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2. Biting Your Nails.

Who knew — biting your nails can actually boost your immune system! Chomping on your nails exposes you to trace amounts of bugs that can make you sick. Your immune system is powerful, remembering bugs it encountered before and unleashing the right weapons to attack it. As long as your nails aren’t very dirty, biting them isn’t bad for you.

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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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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

ty

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

11:48AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Spitting is a bad habit. I don't agree with author on this one. Because people tend to spit in public places & by saying its not a bad habit, we are encouraging it

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