Fears

Tonic

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
7.17.18
Fears

Scientists Are Testing a New Way to Treat Phobias

You could one day reduce your fears without even knowing you're being treated.
Shayla Love
3.15.18
anxiety

Anxiety Makes Me a Better Person

"Anxiety has made me ask for help, made me vulnerable, and deepened my friendships."
Andrea Petersen
5.16.17
ask an expert

We Asked Scientists Why Clowns Freak Us the Hell Out

Since there's a new It coming out, we thought we'd get mentally prepared.
Maggie Puniewska
4.26.17
Broadly

Why Kids Are Unreasonably Terrified of Santa Claus

Psychologists believe that he frightens young children because of his ability to judge them as naughty or nice.
Emalie Marthe
12.11.16
videos

Spiders Seem Much Bigger to Arachnophobes

Arachnophobes don't see the same spiders that the rest of us do, research suggests.
Michael Byrne
7.13.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Squinting at Your iPhone in Bed 'COULD' Make You Kind of Blind for a While

If you squint at your iPhone with one eye in a dark room, there's a chance you'll go blind for ~15 minutes. SCIENCE.
Joel Golby
6.23.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Do So Many People Have a Fear of Holes?

NSFL.
Sarah Emerson
6.10.16
All in Your Head

Vampires in The Sheets: The Terrible, Anxious Dread of a Bed Bug Infestation

For some, there is no worse fear.
HG Watson
10.27.15
All in Your Head

The Futility of Modern Fears

From an evolutionary perspective, our fear instincts make a lot of sense. But in our cozy modern-day lives, fear sometimes seems to do more harm than good.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.26.15
VICE GLOBAL

I'm Terrified of Puking

Since I was seven years old, my life has been governed by a phobia of getting sick.
Hurly Chunks
2.20.15
Comics!

Ear Gear

Are You Listening To The Dead or Are You Listening To The Dead?
Patrick Kyle
8.25.14