“I went to GameStop a couple of months ago and even that wasn’t a far trip at all,” says Troy. He pauses for a few seconds, as if lost in thought. “I wanted some Wii U games,” he laughs. “That was interesting.”
Despite the weirdness of existence, most of us are able to get on with our lives and avoid debilitating feelings of despair, personal failure, and cosmic meaninglessness. But every once in a while we’re tugged out of our complacency and forced to re-evaluate our lives. Here’s what you need to know about existential…
New findings indicate nearly one in five college-age students has been startled awake by an abrupt, loud noise that doesn't actually exist. Known as "exploding head syndrome," the psychological condition appears to be more common and disruptive than previously thought.
To make public speaking easier, don't calm down, scientists say. Instead, get excited.
Some people have called anxiety the Disease of the 21st Century; and on an anecdotal level, it's easy to understand how someone might think anxiety worthy of the title. We've all experienced it at one time or another – that horrible feeling when the whole world seems to be crashing down on us. But is humanity truly in…
New research suggests that acetaminophen—the generic name for Tylenol—could help people overcome anxiety about existential fears of death.
Some people can pinpoint odors better than others—which can be both good or bad, depending on the source. But new research reveals that it's people who are more anxious that have a heightened sense of smell.
If you have kids, you know what it's like to go from activity to activity with only a few moments in between. You may think you're broadening your child's horizon, but you may be doing more harm than good.
The internet! Does it fill you with anything other than unbridled joy and infinite enthusiasm? No? You mean, sometimes the internet kind of freaks you the hell out? You're not alone. Thought Catalog's Leigh Alexander shares your net neuroses.
We're "constantly confronting the onslaught of information, and our brains are trying to make patterns out of the randomness," says TIME's Joel Stein. Obsessively tagged MP3s, meticulous photo folders, whitewashed inboxes—are you too struggling to stay digitally neat?
While chatting with Rhett Reese about his latest addition to the terminally-panicked collection of antiheroes in Anxiety, we also touched base about his upcoming Hollywood projects. Find out what's happening with Deadpool, G.I. Joe 2 and Zombieland 2.
We've got an exclusive look at the first 20 pages of Zombieland and Deadpool co-writer Rhett Reese's horror novel Anxiety. Flop sweat shut-ins, meet your new hero.
Soon you may be able to buy a drug that can make you calm by mimicking the body's natural self-soothing process. But you wouldn't feel drugged. What would happen to people who suddenly became fearless without side-effects?