Posts tagged "fears"

10 New Weirdest, Worst Fears Inspired By The Porcupine That Fell On A Woman’s Head

A big thank you to Sandra Nabucco, the Brazilian woman who reminds us that our weirdest worst fears can come true. While the 52-year-old was out walking her dog, a…

The Frisky | January 24, 2014 - 11:00 am

10 Simple Rules For Spiders Who Insist On Living In My House

Dear Any And All Spiders Currently Residing In My Home,

I recently saw one of you crawling along the hallway wall. It was fairly small, and I was…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm

20 Things We Learned From Women’s Magazines That Scarred Us For Life

The other day, I realized that I always put on my underwear with such intense concentration and anxiety that you’d think it was some kind of perverted carnival game. Why?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

True Story: I Took A Flying Lesson (Even Though I’m Scared Of Flying)

For most of my life I’ve been extremely afraid of flying. Up until a couple years ago, it was not uncommon for me to dig my fingernails into the thighs…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

4 Seriously Dumb Things I’ve Done Because I’m Scared Of Bees

I went to a wedding this weekend at a beautiful farm outside of Portland. When it came time to eat, we all took our plates outside to sit at picnic…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: Confronting My Fear Of Being A Fraud

I think we all suffer from having secret fears about ourselves, that stunt our growth both personally and professionally. Since I graduated from college and became an “adult,” I’ve struggled…

Ami Angelowicz | June 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Meet A Woman Afraid Of (Snow) Men

For poor Sharnie, a guest on clearly sadistic Brit TV program “This Morning,” the holiday season is one of terror and horror. Rather than enjoy the winter wonderland, she’s trapped in a…

Julie Gerstein | December 23, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Matt Damon Hates Snakes, Plus 15 Other Strange Celeb Phobias

Matt Damon and I are pretty much not alike at all, but one thing we could bond over: we both hate snakes. Apparently Damon was so squeamish around the reptiles…

Julie Gerstein | December 14, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Meet A Grown-Ass Woman Who Is Scared Of Kittens

Hey, look, I don’t like snakes. I don’t like snakes because I fundamentally disagree with an animal that doesn’t have legs. I just think that is WRONG, mmkay? But you…

Julie Gerstein | November 28, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Are Your Pre-Date Nerves?

Guys — they’re just like us! In this episode of “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM,” the boys who make up our chat list confess what makes them nervous before…

Julie Gerstein & Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2011 - 2:00 pm

This Woman Is A Balloon-O-Phobe

Poor Yvonne is deathly afraid of balloons, so much so that she was homebound for 10 months due to her phobia. She doesn’t trust the way they float,…

Ami Angelowicz | April 18, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Want To Be The “Fun Girlfriend”

When I was in college, I dated a guy who went to college in Ithaca, New York. The town is filled with gorges and bridges that run over rivers. One…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Jessica Simpson Clowns Around

Jessica Simpson recently faced her biggest fear: clowns. The actress was chased by one for an upcoming commercial for Macy’s (promoting her clothing line), which the singer/designer says helped her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 3, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Salma Hayek Is Not A Fan Of Snakes

Fun, newly learned fact about Salma Hayek: she is terrified of snakes. No, seriously, terrified. Like, will practically s**t her Gucci…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 9, 2010 - 6:10 pm

My 20 Biggest Worries

There’s a new video from my favorite series, Tales of a Mere Existence, called “Things I Have Worried About” (watch it after the jump). I’m at once sad that these…

Wendy Atterberry | June 7, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Mouse In My House!

So, I’m an independent woman and everything and even though I’m married, I’d like to think I’d be just fine without a man in my life. I mean, don’t get…

Wendy Atterberry | April 16, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Are You Afraid Of Weird Stuff?

Some people are afraid of “normal” stuff: dying, war, rejection. Some people are afraid of “weirder” things: dust, meteors, sushi. Whether your fear is odd or not, it may have…

Susannah Breslin | September 2, 2009 - 12:10 pm

What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

Over at The Huffington Post, Dr. Judith Rich poses an interesting question: what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Often we stop ourselves from pursuing our desire…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 20, 2009 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Men’s Fears, A Proposition For Spitzer, Porn Camp

In a survey of 2,000 people in the U.K., four out of 10 men were afraid of heights and spiders. One out of three men were afraid of bossy women.

Catherine Strawn | March 28, 2008 - 11:30 am