Source: Washington Post
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.
Source: How Stuff Works
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.
Source: Mental Floss
Trypophobia describes the fear of clusters of holes. While
it’s not officially recognized, many are convinced they have it.
Source: The Telegraph
Why might someone whose grandfather mined coal be afraid to go underground? It’s no coincidence.
Source: Information Is Beautiful
Get a visual look at what has frightened Americans in the 21st century.
Source: Psychology Today
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.
Source: Help Guide
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.
Source: Science Friday
They’re helpful creatures that mostly keep to themselves, but spiders still inspire terror in many people.
Source: Mayo Clinic
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.
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.