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Painting by Jemima Kirke via New York Times
“This is the daughter of a friend of mine. She is 6 years old and was not in the least bit uncomfortable with me painting her. Most kids aren’t, and naturally, they are actually quite bored by the process. But, what was interesting about Sasha is that she actually seemed to understand why I was painting her. She showed up in a beautiful white dress that she picked out herself, and had a lot of say in how she posed for the painting. She even helped me decide which size canvas. We really worked together on this one and took each other seriously. I was interested in her maturity and her poise.” “Sasha,” 2013
20 Strangers Are Asked To Kiss On Camera & The Results Are Adorable | via
In a world filled with disconnect, where most of us choose to get lost in our phones rather than interact with anyone that we don’t know, the idea of kissing a stranger sounds preposterous. A group led by Tatia Pilieva decided to challenge this by asking 20 strangers to kiss one another for the first time on camera. The results are a perfect mix of awkward and adorable that is more than worth checking out…
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Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety, speaks to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about his most debilitating phobia:
The fear of vomiting, which for me is one of the most original and most acute of my fears, is actually fairly common. Emetophobia, it’s called, and by some estimates, it’s the fifth most common specific phobia. …
Both in terms of the duration of the time that I’ve suffered from it and its intermittent acuteness, [it’s] the emetophobia [that causes the most suffering]. It infects … many of my other fears. For instance, the fear of vomiting, it makes me afraid of travel because I’m afraid I’ll vomit far from home. It makes me afraid of flying not for the conventional reason that I’m afraid that the plane will crash, although I also have that, but I’m afraid I’ll get motion sick and get nauseous. … The fear of germs is obviously directly tied to that. The horrible kind of self-fulfilling vicious cycle of emetophobia is that if you’re prone to acute anxiety and nervousness, as I am, it often manifests itself with stomach symptoms.
… I haven’t [vomited] since … 1977, March 18.
… With the rational part of my brain I realize how completely irrational this is. I mean, the amount of time since I was 7 years old that I’ve spent worrying about something … that I’ve spent 0 percent of the last 30 some odd years doing, it makes no sense. I know it makes no sense, and yet here I am.
You can hear and read more about Stossel’s experience with anxiety and read a chapter of his book on our program page.
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