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I Tried Fire Dancing Even Though I'm Afraid of Both Fire and Dancing

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…

This Very Hairy Baby Scares Me and I Feel Bad About That This Very Hairy Baby Scares Me and I Feel Bad About That

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.

Woman Strangled To Death By Escalator. Nightmares Are Real. Woman Strangled To Death By Escalator. Nightmares Are Real.

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.

‘Swarmageddon’ Terrifies People Who Hate Bugs, Obviously ‘Swarmageddon’ Terrifies People Who Hate Bugs, Obviously

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…

Pill Could Cure Fear Of Heights

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.

Snakes, Drowning, And Six Flags: The Things Women Fear More Than Breakups Snakes, Drowning, And Six Flags: The Things Women Fear More Than Breakups

Today we got a press release that read, "A woman's greatest fears are rejection and abandonment." This woman disagrees.

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