I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?


I Did a Whole Exercise Class Just to Talk to Ivan Drago, But in the End I Was Simply Too Scared

The scariest Rocky villain returns for 'Creed II'. What's happened in the 33 years since he killed Apollo Creed?


What It's Like to Have an Irrational Fear of Thunderstorms

"If the news said thunderstorms were in the forecast, I'd be too scared to go to school."


When a Family Member Survives a Suicide Attempt

With hope comes the very real dread that he will try to kill himself again.


'The Dark Knight’ Helped Me Recognise My Fear of People

Christopher Nolan’s superhero epic nailed how society deals with anxiety, and I know that from personal experience.


Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."


These Claustrophobia Videos Are Nightmare Fuel

A subreddit devoted to claustrophobia does a great job of making you absolutely nauseous and disturbed.


MasterChef's Kylie Millar on Making Friends With Failure

How the top chef learnt to turn a mess into a masterpiece.


What Life Is Like When You're Constantly Terrified of Death

Thanatophobia is the fear of the one thing in life that is inevitable... death.


How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.


Your Fear of Spiders and Snakes Is Evolutionary, Baby

A study shows that fear is hardwired into everyone, even six month-old babies.


Oranges, Sponges and Small Holes: People Admit Their Weird Phobias

Claustrophobia is so last season.