What will Halloween look like this year with the looming threat of COVID-19? Parents fear for their children’s safety.
Several students share their concerns after returning to school during the pandemic. Scroll and choose 2 or 3 stories to read.
Listen: Metaphors used to describe the pandemic are so powerful, they can increase our fear and frustration.
Infants are afraid of strangers, but what about heights? When do people start to have fear of heights?
Most people have seen or ridden a roller-coaster, and either fear riding one or like the ride. So you think you know how a roller coaster works? Compare what you know with what this article tells you.
Four teen surfers rescue two swimmers fearing for their lives.
In the uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, many people feel worried or anxious. Here are some tips for managing fear.
Have you ever heard of an adrenaline rush? This article by Josh Clark describes how a rush of adrenaline, brought on by a fearful situation, can give someone “superhuman” strength.
What makes an elite athlete fail just at the moment they’ve been training for since childhood? Read about the causes of “choking” and ways to prevent it.
Trypophobia describes the fear of clusters of holes. While it’s not officially recognized, many are convinced they have it.
Why might someone whose grandfather mined coal be afraid to go underground? It’s no coincidence.
Get a visual look at what has frightened Americans in the 21st century.
Could talking about your fears actually lessen them? Find out what the research says.
Ava Norman describes how she overcame her greatest fear by embracing it.
While everyone experiences fears, some have a particularly hard time dealing with them. Skim the text to find out why, as well as ways to overcome those that are most interesting to you.
They’re helpful creatures that mostly keep to themselves, but spiders still inspire terror in many people.
Are you nervous when you have to speak in front of your class? Check out some tips on how to conquer this common fear.
Read about a rare genetic condition which causes calcium deposits to build in the part of the brain which is responsible for the fear response, rendering it useless.
Rather than being taught to be brave risk-takers, Reshma Saujani argues girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. Do you agree with her claim?
Fear may be able to spread from person to person— just like a virus.