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I Keep My Nails Short

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    Have No Choice

    For two reasons:  They don't grow well, they are very soft.  I can't afford to get manicures right now.  Since, I am going into the medical profession, short nails are more practical and professional.  Long nails tear fragile skin and poke holes in latex...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Short Nails For Typing

    I type for a living, so I have to keep mine fairly short.  Just past the end of my fingers is long enough.  I have to be able to touch the keys with my fingers.  I have tried it with longer nails but my fingers get very sore from all that abuse, and I make a lot...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F Jul 14, 2008

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    Short Toe Nails

    As I was growing up, I used to leave my nails slightly long. When I started wearing stockings and pantyhose, my mother would buy them for me. At first she was buying the type with reinforced toes for me to keep them from getting runs. But I kept getting them in the toe area so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2011

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    Nails Always Short

    I can't stand to have my fingernails long. It just bothers me when my fingernails and toenails grow. Stuff gets under my nails and that's why it bothers me. I always keep fingernail clippers close by. I always take clippers on a vacation. Now, I have to keep them short. I have a...
    flower4life flower4life 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Way More Practical..

    First of all I hate typing with long fingernails, my fingers have to touch the keys, not only the nails! Apart from that it's not handy at all to have long nails when you want to play the guitar or play the piano. And last but not least I always end up with a my nails looking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2008

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    As Always....

    I always keep my nails short,,For others it is really funny to trim or cut nails every 2 or 3 days but I always do,I always trim my nails I cant stand it when I seen some dirt or cut skin around my nails..I feel uncomfortable if Im not contented the way its look. =)
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F May 10, 2013

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    Short

    I am a guy it would look weird if i didn't. Either way i would cut them short. They bother me to look at big.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Bad Habit

    They're short because I bite my nails. It's weird, people assume I'm always nervous or something, but it's just a habit. I bite them all the time. Plus, long nails creep me out. I think it's kind of gross.
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F Jul 14, 2008

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    I prefer short nails I also gotten my nails done and I hated using a MetroCard to remove them. Soaking them would of took ages. Now I just polish my nails and design them...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I sprayed c*m on my sister I admittedly think my sister Tosha is gorgeous. Pretty face, strawberry blonde, athletic figure. I used to truly fantasize about her in my younger years...
    clovis989 clovis989 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know if it's just me, but whenever I don't paint my nails, I feel bare. Like I'm half naked without nail polish. I am obsessed with painting my nails and keeping them...
    sillychey97 sillychey97 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm attracked to short cute asian girls with straight dark hair.But extremely turned off by skinny FOB asian girls.
    m33lad m33lad 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    All the ******* time. Thats probably why I get sick. Im a preschool teacher and even though I was my hands and use sanitizer, the germs will still get in because I will bite my...
    DeeDoubleYoux DeeDoubleYoux 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    It's the weirdest thing. My ex "almost fiancé" (one that got away) dumped me over 6 years ago, and he keeps popping up. I was heartbroken when he left me, and still think about...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 2 Responses 58 mins ago

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    My daughter and I did each other's nails.
    JoCruze JoCruze 51-55, T 5 Responses Mar 19

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    No explanation. I just love painting my nails 💅🎇.
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Black. I like to paint my nails black. Sometimes blue, red or purple, too. But, mostly black. It's a girly thing, but I like the way it looks.
    wolfgirl202 wolfgirl202 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I painted my nails, so I can't do anything for at least an hour or so. any suggestions to pass the time?
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I love getting my nails and toes done! Can't wait wait to get a pedi! So ready!!!
    NorthCarolinaNC NorthCarolinaNC 26-30, F Mar 28

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    everytime I think my nails are growing ... I bite them off. help.
    kamrideley kamrideley 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I must've gotten this bad habit from my dad. I do it when I'm bored, scared, nervous or stressed. the only time my nails grow out is when I am truly happy in life.
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sure go ahead. Short hair is more comfortable and convenient. It also brings out the features of a woman's face that defines her as a woman. Furthermore women who have short...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    The smaller the circle, the tighter the circle, right? I like to keep my circle under 25 people. I just feel that having hundreds of people in your circle defeats the purpose...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Pills: Make me numb/ Kill the pain/ Heal my scars and make me sane// Make me numb/ Kill the pain/ Heal my scars and make me sane// I'm broken, broken/ Maybe this pretty pill will...
    EllieLoveless EllieLoveless 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'd like to think of myself as Gatsby from F. Scott Fitz's. Appearance wise, I look like a little rich girl from the burbs and I can talk, just like one, too. I have such nice...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Mar 24

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    im sad right now my life is getting bad and worse. but it is out of my control most things are at least. I am not perfect but life is just hitting me left and right. I am trying...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I could be short but remember if you got on my nerves I'd easily punch you on your nuts. Keep it on your mind.
    Mjcabello Mjcabello 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    Our relationship started off with the wrong step. We moved too quickly and it has been going down ever since... We became 'official' October 4th 2014. Exactly 1 month later was...
    Lisst Lisst 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Well, the title says I do these things, when in all actuality I don't. It is just something I do from time to time. Here goes, a poem. Sing it if you can. Make music to it if you...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M Apr 6

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    The memory of you: The memory of you still haunts all your words and all your taunts when alone i bled inside ran away to my own little corner to hide You used to make me...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Cressage (Christ's Oak) It's early Spring at Cressage. The days are warm and bright. There's blossom on the blackthorn: Wild flowers bloom, left and right. A white bridge stands...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    This is my current thought in my daily life. I'm like a midget but that doesn't bother me because people find me cute and adorable. The problem is that there's a world up there...
    Mjcabello Mjcabello 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    First of all, I love Modern Family, especially Sarah Hyland, I think she's one of the most beautiful women in the world. Well, today I saw on Instagram that she took her extensions...
    Adecoy42 Adecoy42 18-21, M Mar 22

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    Song I wrote: Running For The End Verse 1: (The thought of loosing To forget all it was Something from the beginning) Society is killing me Anxiety is my enemy Time has no ending I...
    VenomOfMadrid VenomOfMadrid 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I like short shorts even in Winter, because they are comfortable in hot weather, easy to wear and I can swim in them. Long shorts are too baggy and feel like pants.I've been told...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Where I live, it's almost always hot. Shorts of any kind are nice to have along with a good tank top. Occasionally some people will ask me why my shorts are so short. And I'm...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Tired: Tired of trying to keep my head above water Tired of feeling like I'm about to go to slaughter Tired of holding onto yesterday Tired of wishing it was a brand new day At...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 7

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    💗A Mouse In Danger💗 A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?", the mouse wondered . He...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have a guy best friend, and he's married, (bad marriage) but he sometimes asks to see my eyes, asks how old I am (only since I turned 18) and occasionally gives me pats on the...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    Life is WAY too short to spend time picking up whatever just fell on the floor. And making your bed? Why is that even a thing? It's not like the Queen is coming for room inspection...
    naughtyivy naughtyivy 16-17, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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