Plenty of people are afraid of things like spiders, lightning, and enclosed spaces, but did you know there’s a phobia for just about anything and everything you can think of? Here are 50 of the most bizarre fears that have actually been formally diagnosed.
All those crises! All those sirens! All that panic! Not to mention the miraculous, life-and-death rush, and heroics (just before the commercial break, of course) of all those TV nurses and doctors. Usually decked-out in full or partial scrubs, they sure look like real nurses and doctors, don’t they? And, despite the frequent techno-jargon, they seem to have the buzz down properly.
Nevermind the teen myths, the old wives’ tales, the voodoo curses, the crazy and unreliable “somebody said’s.” More and more skin experts and professionals are joining the frustrating chorus saying that acne is not a curse.
They give you peace of mind, they somehow manage to keep a straight face while you unabashedly rattle off awkward questions and they belong to the small yet privileged few that can truly claim they’ve seen you naked. Though your Mother or your Father may be the one to “kiss your boo-boo,” it’s the men and women in the scrubs and rubber gloves that do the real work. At least, that’s the idea.
Whenever a new calendar is slapped on the wall, many of us swear off carbs and commit to kale all-day-every-day, or decide this spring we’re going to do our first triathlon even though we get out of breath jogging to the bus stop and the only time we wear a swimsuit is to wade over to the swim-up bar.
Selfies, arrogance, vanity… Narcissism manifests itself in a long list of strange and interesting ways. Today on Healthversed, we’re going to reveal 15 surefire signs that your pretty, funny, too good to be true better half is actually a narcissist. Let’s go!
Sometimes clichés are valid and do make a bit of sense – for example, hindsight being 20/20 and “marriages being made in heaven, while maintenance is here on earth.” Very nice! The facts of married life do include speedbumps. Most speedbumps are cautions that, if handled properly, can keep marriages interesting. Some are jarring. And some are outright serious jolts and risks.
Before we get started, I want to make it clear: I enjoy being a grownup. For starters, high school is over (fist pump), I can eat whatever I want, I can sleep in if I want to, I can go on vacation if I want to… The freedom is great! But, being a grownup isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either.
Right now, if someone were to hand you a survey which asked when you last suffered from chronic pain, and you were able to answer “never,” count yourself lucky as 100 million Americans are not able to say the same. When doing the math, this number is greater than those dealing with diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. That’s huge.
The whole concept of New Year’s Resolutions and some of the crazy (and possibly unhealthy) things people decide to take on worry me at times. I understand that a new year presents a “fresh start,” but there’s a lot that goes into making change stick, so let’s get started and see if we can set you up for success in 2017.
Most people grow up being trained to learn, and grow with time. Any good school should instill a love of learning in a child, and should help them develop tools to continue their learning long after they leave formal education. However, many kids grow up not believing they’re truly intelligent, and some of these troubled kids grow into adults with ‘impostor syndrome’.
8 years of Barrack Obama granted a lot of America’s wishes. For starters, he proved to the entire world that inspiration, intelligence and grace can overcome even the largest obstacles. I mean, being the first African-American president is nothing to shake a stick at.