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.
Source: The Atlantic
Some students fear speaking in front of the class because of higher levels of anxiety and want other options from their teachers.
Why do you love the songs you love? In some cases, the cause might be concern about whether your friends like the same songs.
Source: NBC News
Even if you’re not part of the 3 percent of the population considered to have iatrophobia—the fear of doctors—you may get nervous thinking about your annual checkup. Here are some ways to manage that fear.
Migraine headaches can be frightening as well as painful. While there is no cure for them, scientists are finding new ways to manage them.
Source: Science Alert
While it makes sense that people would fear heights or venomous creatures, some phobias seem downright bizarre.
Source: Trip Savvy
Learn about how athletes in this extreme sport train and overcome their fear.
Starting middle school can be pretty intimidating, and if you feel scared on the first day, you’re not alone. Here are some tips to help you get past the jitters and find your place.
Source: Fitness Magazine
You probably have good reasons for some of the things that scare you, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying life.
Source: Spiritus Communications
In this interview, the poet who wrote “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” talks about what does frighten her—not much!
Source: Psychology Today
No one likes to fail, but fear of failure can be overcome. Read why people might fear failure and what they can do to conquer it.
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Why do people generally consider flying more dangerous than driving, when far more people are killed in car crashes than airline disasters? An Australian analysis of summertime fears helps you understand your own worries.
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.
Source: The Telegraph
Why might someone whose grandfather mined coal be afraid to go underground? It’s no coincidence.
Source: Psychology Today
Could talking about your fears actually lessen them? Find out what the research says.
Source: Information Is Beautiful
Get a visual look at what has frightened Americans in the 21st century.
By traveling to exciting new places, confronting phobias might turn into a thrilling adventure. Explore five sites people can visit to overcome fears such as heights or the dark.
Author Randall Munroe answers readers’ questions about lightning—not necessarily in ways that calm their fears.