We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the...
I have a client who was fond of saying that he had "made it in D.C." once he'd gone through his first media firestorm. While he was using the humor to mask his own terror at the personal and professional experience he was undergoing, he wasn't far off. Show More Summary
A few days ago, I had a novel Uber experience: I took a ride in a car as grimy and musty-smelling as a typical yellow cab. The driver was friendly and knew his way around, but he was clearly falling short of Uber’s standard that the sedans in its UberX fleet be in “excellent condition.” [...]
Flying a fighter jet has to be one of the few activities that triggers both excitement and terror. I’m sure a trained pilot experiences the former more than the latter, but I can only imagine the skills needed to successfully dock with a tanker craft in mid-air. Show More Summary
They call Tanzania the giraffe of Africa and this is no surprise, it does indeed look down on it?s neighbours as they experience political unrest, terrorism and crime ? Tanzania itself experiences none of these things. This peacefulShow More Summary
RECIFE, Brazil -- The tickets had cost hundreds of dollars. The flights hundreds more. And yet the 20,000 Americans who'd braved the pouring rain and navigated Recife's waterlogged streets to watch the United States play Germany could barely focus on the game. Show More Summary
With thousands of westerners fighting for islamist groups in Syria and Iraq, a foreign jihad no longer seems so distant, and officials fear that some of these fighters may eventually return radicalized by their experience—and ready to bring their war home
Those are very interesting places. Visiting the House of Terror must have been an unforgettable experience. The Budapest Central Synagogue has a distinct exterior. The interior is impressive.
Image via Flickr user Big Ashb Not long before he killed himself, David Foster Wallace wrote a short piece for the Atlantic about the War on Terror, called "Just Asking." It detailed a disturbing thought experiment about whether maybe...Show More Summary
One might imagine the inescapable joy, but also terror, of experiencing sunshine and grass for the first time. One might also imagine that joy multiplying many times over if you happen to be a beagle. Read more...
Something scary is lurking in the cellars of King’s Ransom Winery and with this creepy look at Tedi Sarafian's supernatural horror tale ALTERGEIST you can experience the terror for yourself. Sarafian, whose previous writing...Show More Summary
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "I have never had to experience the world of dating in a big city, but to judge by films like Cavemen, it's a cesspit of disappointment and terror."
See a grown man scared legless during an Oculus VR demo. A man trying out the Oculus Rift at a shopping mall was so intensely scared by his roller coaster experience that he shrieked in terror and threw a massive wobbly.Click here to read the full article
It’s a cliché—”paralyzed with fear”—that, until recent decades, seemed like just a metaphor for the immediate fear response, a way of explaining the gap between the experience of fear and the perception of it. But a new study has given more weight to the idea that the...
Even though I have been writing about beer for over a decade, I have not had the pleasure of the page proof experience before. It balances between sheer terror and giddy delight as I see that so much of what I hoped for the book Jordan...Show More Summary
Philosopher Edmund Burke characterized the sublime as "whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror," an all-consuming experience that can either compel or destroy us. Show More Summary
Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research from the University of Warwick.The study, published in the journalShow More Summary
Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research from the University of Warwick. read more
Did you blow your chance to watch Gravity in 3D and/or in Imax? You poor bastard. You can't possibly recapture the experience on your home TV (yes, even if you have one of those giant home theaters with stadium seating), but at least you'll get to pause to use the bathroom. Plus Thor, Harry Potter, and more! Read more...
Ever wished you could take the experience of living through an episode of The Twilight Zone, wrap it up and give it to a child you love? Well, now you can! Read more...