In the Hamptons, the Architectural Equivalent of an Old Sports Car

Restoring an old house can be a lot like restoring a vintage car: Plans that sound straightforward at the outset are often anything but, and one change inevitably leads to other, unanticipated changes. Matthew Ammirati, the owner of the vintage-automobile-focused Bridgehampton Motoring Club — someone who finds few things more satisfying than restoring down-at-the-heels Porsches…

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How to Stop Biting Your Nails

“Learn to resist the urge,” says Tara S. Peris, an associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is co-director of the Child O.C.D., Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program. Psychiatrists consider nail biting a “body focused repetitive behavior,” along with things like hair pulling and skin picking.…

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