A new study has linked nail biting to perfectionism. According to recent research, nail-biters don’t gnaw away at their fingertips because of anxiety, but because they’re frustrated about things not being just right.

The study, published in the ‘Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry,’ tried to evaluate ‘body-focused repetitive behaviors’ in relation to personality traits.

“We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform tasks at a normal pace,” said study author Dr. Kieron O’Connor. “They are therefore prone to frustration, impatience, and dissatisfaction when they do not reach their goals.”

Some signs of perfectionism include thinking in ‘all’ or ‘nothing’ terms, being very hard on yourself (especially in the face of failure), and never being satisfied with results.

Perfectionists might want to re-consider the nail-biting habit and find some other way to take out their frustration. Nail biting can result in weak teeth, infection, and nail bed deformities, according to WebMD.


Morton County officials being sued for use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters

MANDAN, N.D. (Valley News Live) On Monday, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month.

The suit was filed through the U.S. District Court in Bismarck by those who were hurt on November 20th and November 21st.

They want an immediate injunction preventing the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies from using rubber bullets, lead-filled “beanbags,” water cannons and hoses, explosive teargas grenades and other chemical agents used against protesters.

We’ve attached the suit to this story. Check back with Valley News Live on this developing story.



A woman from Texas just wanted to help the homeless man and she offered him to sleep in her house, so he can get inside and protect himself from the cold weather outside. When everyone was asleep that night, she woke up and saw something shocking in her house. The 66-year-old woman, who wished to stay anonymous, lives with her 2 grand kids in Houston, Texas. She has a and a big heart, so she offered the homeless guy a bed and a warm food.


So, everyone in the house went to sleep, or that’s what she thought when she woke up in the middle of the night. She woke up because she heard some noise, because Smit – the homeless guy, was doing something, right after 1 am. According to KPRC TV, the homeless guy said that he heard a bang so he got out of bed,  but he said that the bang didn’t woke up the old lady and her grand kids. Smith assumed that someone is trying to break in, but he realized that’s not the case. So, when he opened the door of the owners’, he saw what’s the problem and he reacted quickly.

The entire house was filled with smoke from the fire, which was caused by the explosion in the attic. The old lady was still in bed, but she had a part of ceiling on her, which fell on her after the explosion. So Smith rushed to clear the ceiling parts off her and took her outside, on safety. But, when he got outside he remembered that the girls were still trapped inside.

So, Smith risked his life from the high temperature and the choking smoke and went back inside to rescue the little girls from the fire. He grabbed both kids in his arms and he walked out the front door. Fortunately, they were all right – including Smith. But, everything in the house was burned and destroyed. She lived in that house for 40 years, and now it’s all gone – but, fortunately her kids were alive and healthy. What goes around comes around – she wanted to help someone, who repaid his “debt” in an incredible way.

Many people wouldn’t even think about inviting homeless person in their home, and to give them shelter and food. But, the 66-year-old lady probably listened her inner sense. If the homeless guy hadn’t been there – the fire would spread up very quickly and might have cause some injuries, or even death. This is a real life proof that blessings come in the most unexpected way. What goes around comes around – if you help people, you will receive help! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share with your friends and family.

BREAKING: Sheriff’s Dept to Fine People $1K for Bringing in Food and Supplies to Standing Rock

North Dakota —

after issuing the notice it would block all supplies bound for Standing Rock, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department backed away somewhat, saying it would take a passive role to try to prevent supplies from reaching the camps, by issuing hefty $1,000 fines for vehicles attempting such deliveries — saying it had interpreted the evacuation order as a reason for a blockade.

“That is the understanding that we had initially but we had to get that clarified,” Herr told Reuters. “The governor is more interested in public safety than setting up a road block and turning people away.”

This startling announcement of any attempt at a supply blockage from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department comes during a week of shocking news for Standing Rock Sioux water protectors and their allies camped near the Missouri River to block construction of the highly contentious Dakota Access Pipeline.

An eviction notice letter sent by the Army Corps of Engineers to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier on Friday sparked furious outrage from around the world — and was met with firm resistance from both tribes.

Clarifying later no force would be used to effect this eviction, the Army Corps stated, “Those who remain will be considered unauthorized and may be subject to citation under federal, state, or local laws.”

Before the shock wore off from that letter, on Monday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple confounded matters further with the issuance of an emergency evacuation order for the same Army Corps-managed, water protector-occupied land as a winter storm advanced on the area.