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Archive for November, 2012
How to Beat Fear: Do your Homework
How to Beat Fear: Do your Homework

Jonathan Goodwin, a British escape artist with a shiny bald head and a 007 air, has, over the course of his career: buried himself alive, bound himself in locks and chains under ice-cold water, hung himself on stage, covered his body in 200,000 bees, swum with sharks, and had a car park on top of […]

Flea’s Tips: When you get Beaten, Go Back for More
Flea’s Tips: When you get Beaten, Go Back for More

Photo: Frank Quirarte While reporting The Fear Project book, I realized quickly that I couldn’t just interview scientists who study fear in the brain and body. I had to get to the people who experience fear in its most raw and physical forms — the experiential experts. Not all my reporting ended up going into […]

Inspiration
Inspiration

The science of fear is complex, but often the best remedies are the simplest. Fear Project writer Leslie Kerby has assembled some powerful fear busting quotes. Use them wisely. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne […]

To Face A Fear: Life of Pi
To Face A Fear: Life of Pi

This post is by Leslie Kerby, a new writer at The Fear Project. One of my biggest, most tangible fears has always been to go to the movies…by myself.  Tonight, I am going to tackle this fear by going to see Life of Pi, solo. The film fits- it’s about a boy who loses everything- […]