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3.6.19

'Happy Death Day 2U' Is More About Grief Than Horror

Audiences are never around to see what it must be like to renegotiate your reality when everyone you loved has been killed, but Christopher Landon's latest teen horror uses that as a starting point.

1.17.19

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?

11.30.18

I Did a Whole Exercise Class Just to Talk to Ivan Drago, the Rocky Supervillain

I wanted to see what's happened in the 33 years since the scariest Rocky villain killed Apollo Creed.

10.23.18

An Anxious Person’s Guide to Traveling Alone

Throwing up on the boat ride to Capri could, in some alternate universe, be some type of rite of passage for the anxious.

9.10.18

How to Tell Your Roommate You Have an Anxiety Disorder

A therapist's solutions to that and other anxiety-related college conundrums.

8.7.18

This Is Why Some People Faint When They See Blood

Vasovagal syncope is basically a misguided effort by the vagus nerve: In trying to make you chill out, it overshoots and instead makes you pass out.

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8.3.18

When a Family Member Survives a Suicide Attempt

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

7.26.18

This Is Why You Love (or Hate) Roller Coasters

Eustress is a kind of positive stress that people actively seek out.

7.19.18

'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.

7.17.18

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."

7.6.18

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About What You Want in Bed

Repressing your sexual desires is bad for your sex life.

6.25.18

My Spider-Filled Airbnb Is the New ‘Hereditary’

I’m a grown-ass woman who leans into my own phobias and I don’t care who knows.

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