Generally speaking, I find life adequately challenging without inventing ways to put my mettle to the test. Although I admire marathon runners, people who get tattoos that require multiple visits to the parlor, and people who are “finally quitting coffee,” I feel no desire to follow their lead. I’m far more likely to…
I don’t have many fears, aside from the normal stuff—Beyoncé dying, arugula, unmoderated internet comments. But I am fucking terrified of this baby born with a full head of hair. I’m not proud of myself, but here we are.
A fortysomething woman in Montreal was killed this morning after her scarf got caught in the escalator at a train station. Holy fucking shit. An escalator strangled someone to death. I need to lie down.
Sometimes while the mind is ticking away, it comes up with absurd terrors that are unlikely or even impossible. But that doesn't make them any less frightening. Deep Dark Fears pulls back the curtains on the strange personal fears we think no one else knows about.
People who fear bugs will be especially put upon during “Swarmageddon,” and you might never have figured this out if the cicada scribes at the Washington Post, a periodical chronicling the latest developments in entomology, hadn’t taken the time to explain that people who already hate bugs hate the idea of a lot of…
A new study shows that the hormone cortisol, when taken in combination with exposure therapy, could greatly reduce fear of heights. It's not yet clear whether the treatment will work on other phobias, so I'm going to have to cope with my fears of the number 43 and looking directly at the microwave a while longer.
Today we got a press release that read, "A woman's greatest fears are rejection and abandonment." This woman disagrees.