Fears

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."

3.15.18

Scientists Are Testing a New Way to Treat Phobias

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

5.16.17

Anxiety Makes Me a Better Person

"Anxiety has made me ask for help, made me vulnerable, and deepened my friendships."

4.26.17

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.

12.11.16

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.

7.13.16

Spiders Seem Much Bigger to Arachnophobes

Arachnophobes don't see the same spiders that the rest of us do, research suggests.

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6.23.16

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.

10.27.15
10.26.15

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.

2.20.15

I'm Terrified of Puking

Since I was seven years old, my life has been governed by a phobia of getting sick.

8.25.14

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Are You Listening To The Dead or Are You Listening To The Dead?