How To Stop Biting Your Nails

Bella Breakdown My good friend Melissa was a nail biter through and through. Whenever I would take a look at her nail beds, they would be bloody with her nails ground down to a pulp. Then, she learned how to cure her problem. As she tells me, it turns out that biting your nails is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder called Onychophagia. Who knew?! After doing some research, she found out that the best way to heal her poor nail beds was to pick up a different, healthy habit. If you are a nail biter like my friend, try...

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Cut Your Bangs Straight-Across

Bella Breakdown Rocking straight-across bangs are so fun, and yet so frustrating. Even though they frame your face perfectly, all of a sudden, you realize just how fast your hair really does grow. It can be a huge pain to try and get your bangs professionally cut every time they start growing into your eyes, but at the same time cutting them yourself can feel scary and often turn out horribly wrong. In spite of the scare factor, if you cut your bangs correctly they can end up looking as though a professional did them, without the suffering of...

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Cook Cauliflower The Right Way

Bella Breakdown Cauliflower is the renaissance man of vegetables. It can be cooked in so many different ways and be added as an appropriate side to so many different dishes. You can make it super healthy or cook it with butter and fry it to fatty perfection. In order to prepare it correctly, you need to add a few magic touches to your process. Step number one is getting rid of the leaves and the base of the stem. You only want those whiteheads and the last part of the stem, nothing more, nothing less. Then, you want to...

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Different Cheese Pairings

Bella Breakdown Hosting a cocktail party? If so, you are going to need some yummy hors d’oeuvres in order to impress, and nothing says fancy like my absolute favorite food: cheese! However, cheese needs to be paired correctly with crackers and other toppings in order for it to work as a delicious tapa. You can’t just randomly choose crackers and cheese and hope that they will go well together. Plus, adding an extra topping besides the classic cracker/cheese combo will really up the ante and impress your friends and family. So, get out your charcuterie board and try these...

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How To Take Care Of Succulents

Bella Breakdown Millennials love succulents. They have replaced babies and even pets for many of us. God only knows why we love them so much. Perhaps they calm us down, or they let us know that at least we can take care of one little, tiny thing in our crazy, chaotic lives. Unfortunately, succulents can be hard to care for. Why? Because they often need little care at all and most of the time our big, plant-loving hearts over-care for them. If you have succulents in your house, you need to know how to properly care for them. When...

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