fear

relationships

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?
Suzannah Weiss
1.19.19
phobias

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."
Emmy Ruijven
9.10.18
phobias

Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
Jesse Hicks
8.8.18
mental health

When a Family Member Survives a Suicide Attempt

With hope comes the very real dread that he will try to kill himself again.
Erica Jackson Curran
8.4.18
Film

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

Christopher Nolan’s superhero epic nailed how society deals with anxiety, and I know that from personal experience.
Noel Ransome
7.23.18
death

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
Rachel Menzies
Ross Menzies
Lisa Iverach
6.18.18
anxiety

This Is Why It's So Hard to Sound Normal When You're Nervous

It’s common to flub your words when you’re feeling awkward.
Nick Keppler
5.24.18
phobias

These Claustrophobia Videos Are Nightmare Fuel

A subreddit devoted to claustrophobia does a great job of making you absolutely nauseous and disturbed.
Molly Kay
4.28.18
mental health

Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier

Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.
Tracey Duncan
3.6.18
mental health

What It’s Like Having an Extreme Fear of Death...All the Time

Thanatophobia is the fear of the one thing in life that is inevitable...death.
Violet Rusu
2.5.18
africa

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.
Mark Hay
11.1.17
studies

Your Fear of Spiders and Snakes Is Evolutionary, Baby

A study shows that fear is hardwired into everyone, even six month-old babies.
Julian Morgans
10.23.17
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