Posts tagged "social anxiety"

Do Something New: The Science Of Embarrassment

I like to try new things. My comfort zone is pretty large. This is why, when I was first brainstorming a column to write for my job, I decided to do one that involved trying new fitness activities in the hopes that giving them a shot myself would encourage other people to try new kind…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 1, 2015

Amy Poehler’s Sage Advice For Dealing With Social Anxiety

Amy Poehler and special guest Aubrey Plaza share their secrets for combating social anxiety on the latest episode of “Ask Amy.” Even if you’re not typically an anxious person, it can be really intimidating to walk into a room full of strangers. Ugh. Birthday parties where you only know, like, one person and networking event…

Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2012

Children With A Rare Syndrome Don’t See Color

Children with Williams syndrome are truly “color blind.” This rare genetic disorder affects the brain and other organs, causing hyper-social activity and unlike most children older than three, these kids don’t show a preference for their own race. According to a new study, children with Williams syndrome have no concept of social anxiety and view…

Annika Harris / April 15, 2010