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It's Only a Matter of Time (We're Already Out of Time)

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

I will say this once: This is all part of the zombie bear apocalypse conspiracy. Why do you think we have Teddy Bears in every house in America? We should just give our children adorable Iranian nuclear refineries. Same difference.

Reading the Daily Me

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has written an excellent column, "The Daily Me." I encourage you all to read it here:

Keeping Fear Alive: 14 People & Things Doing Their Part (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There's no getting around the fact that politics are fueled by fear, from smear ads convincing us the other candidate is going to raise our taxes and ...

Halloween Double Features (VIDEO)

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Tripp

Come with me, kiddies, down to my dungeon of cinematic despair. There's something here for every palate.

Keeping Fear Alive

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

I've long wondered when I'd find a kindred spirit who publicly recognized that a large swath of the American business and political landscape is based...

Viral Fear and the State of National Insecurity

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Acosta

There is so little thoughtfulness on television now that when I see an interview conducted with genuine respect, time and interest in the subject, I am moved to tears. For the most part, though, fear is the medium and the message.

The Word: Feariness

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

There are two kinds of fear, and they're easy enough to tell apart. The real kind of fear is the fear that keeps you safe. The false fear is what the doomsayers use to attract members and money.

Television -- and America -- on the Couch

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

It seems as if every time we turn on the television, open a newspaper, or go on line, the bad guys are winning. Television shows are a projection of anxiety and discontent that many in America experience.

Hope and Change 2.0: It's the Tea Party's Turn

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

If you listen to the Tea Party candidates...actually listen to what they (as opposed to the media filters) are saying, you start to hear the same language of hope and optimism we heard in 2008.

The Chilean Miners and Reality TV

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rabbi Irwin Kula

What lessons are there for us about working class solidarity and commitment to one another in the way these miners lived together under unimaginable stress?

Fear Itself, and Why We Should Fear it

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

In this era of change, older, white, conservative Americans should be listened to with respect and encouraged to overcome their fears. It is a law of nature that generations must move on.

The Next Osama Syndrome: America, the Fearful

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

While chronic, viral fear has made us hyper-vigilant and hyper-suggestible, it has simultaneously made us less prepared, less likely to defend ourselves appropriately, and more likely to get hurt.

Confronting The Negativity Bias

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

By bringing mindful awareness to how your brain reacts to feeling threatened, you can stimulate the neural substrates of a mind that has more calm, wisdom and sense of inner strength.

How Are You Keeping Fear Alive? 3 Steps You Can Take to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How about you? How do you and I defeat ourselves when we've only just begun? What is it that really makes us hesitate, beneath our cover story? And why do we hesitate to tell the truth about our fear?

Solving Climate Change Is a Psychological Challenge -- Some Solutions

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The human risk perception system evolved to deal with simple dangers, like wolves and bad guys with clubs and the dark, not complex long-term threats involved in the unsustainable way we live on the planet.

I Fear Sanity (and Combs)

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Stewart / Colbert March is the one I have waited for over the past year. I will be there. I will snark, but reasonably. I will yell, but qui...

Health Care Reform Benefits: Truth vs. Pure Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Six months after Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the sky is still there, grandma hasn't been euthanized, and there are no death panels. Today, just six months after becoming law, even more benefits of reform take effect.

Are We That Stupid?

Dennis Jett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Jett

As pollsters predict a Republican landslide in the coming election, the only real question is whether the intelligence of the American voter will be insulted or, once again, greatly overestimated.

Internet Safety Belongs at Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

If you're reading, Stephen Colbert, please sign me up as a speaker at the March to Keep Fear Alive. I want to tell the crowd how the Internet is endangering -- no, destroying -- our children.

Who Should We Hate Next?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

Who should we hate next? All car owners because one person drove drunk? It wasn't all Muslims who attacked us. It was an evil few, and they were all members of al Qaeda.

What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Fear, Sex and the Quest for More

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When we crave sex, we are often seeking an easy access solution to relieve the craving and to discharge the tensions we keep in ourselves. Yet, this discharge is illusory.

4 Simple Ways to Let Go of Control

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Letting go of control is about loosening our grip, allowing ourselves to be supported and trusting that things will turn out as they are meant to. Four ways to just let go.

Teaching Fear, Teaching Faith

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

There have to be some religious people who understand that what is holy, which some call God, is big enough to hold Allah and Jesus, Muhammad and Moses, Vishnu and Buddha.

We Do Have to Fear "Fear Itself" -- Too Much and Too Little!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Risks that involve more pain and suffering, like cancer, scare us more than greater actual perils, like heart disease, which don't kill in as-nasty ways.