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“fear”

May 21, 2015 12:07 PM ET
Clowns are usually depicted as either playful symbols of innocent fun, or creepy inversions of joy, the stuff nightmares are made of. But why did clowns become so scary?
Jan 15, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Being around strangers can cause people stress and, in turn, make them less able to feel others' pain, new research suggests.
Oct 16, 2014 12:45 PM ET
We've all said, at one time or another, that we were "scared to death" by something freak-out-worthy. But unless we were speaking from beyond the grave, we weren't being literal. Can we actually get dead from sheer fright?
Oct 14, 2014 12:51 PM ET
Could a therapeutic regimen retrain a person's brain and rid it of its fears? That's the idea behind exposure therapy, and Trace has the answer.
Jul 29, 2014 10:15 AM ET
New research suggests that a baby's sense of smell may play a large role in how it acquires the ability to be afraid. All it needs is a mom in distress.
Jul 3, 2014 05:09 AM ET
Is something sneaking up on you? It doesn't even have to be sneaking, for us to be afraid of it. Turns out humans have closeness issues. Tara reports.
Jan 6, 2014 08:20 AM ET
Feeling anxious or nervous about something? Don't try to calm yourself down - get psyched! Annie tells you about a new study that suggests that excitement over fear-inducing activities can make you feel better.
Nov 26, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Paul Heltzel
What can you -- and the airlines -- do to make the experience more comfortable?
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