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."
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.
Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death
Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
These Terrifying Reddit Phobia Pages Might Actually Help People
We asked experts about the psychology behind online communities devoted to scaring the shit out of each other.
What It's Like to Live with a Pathological Fear of Pregnancy
My intense phobia of pregnancy consumes my life, to the extent that I'm currently celibate—but I'm still terrified I might be carrying a child. Still, research on my condition is scant.
These Claustrophobia Videos Are Nightmare Fuel
A subreddit devoted to claustrophobia does a great job of making you absolutely nauseous and disturbed.
Lucid Dreaming Could Help Scientists Understand Mental Illness
The strange, hybrid state of waking consciousness and sleep could tell us new things about our inner lives.
We Asked People to Sum Up Their Most Irrational Fear in Six Words
"Unknowingly being 'muffin top epidemic' b-roll."
Scientists Are Testing a New Way to Treat Phobias
You could one day reduce your fears without even knowing you're being treated.
What Life Is Like When You're Constantly Terrified of Death
Thanatophobia is the fear of the one thing in life that is inevitable... death.
Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains
They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.
People Admit Their Strangest Phobias
Claustrophobia is so last season.