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?
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."
Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains
They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
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
'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.
Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death
Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
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.
These Claustrophobia Videos Are Nightmare Fuel
A subreddit devoted to claustrophobia does a great job of making you absolutely nauseous and disturbed.
Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier
Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.
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.
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.