yup. this exists.
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.
image via anxietytalk
To listen to.
a favorite, favorite
plus outro with bees, a favorite too
“Bricktopia”, by the architects of the international collective Map13, is the winning project in the “Build-it” Eme3 International Architecture Festival, held on June 27-30 in Barcelona. The pavilion can be visited throughout the summer at the square of the former spinning mill Fabra i Coats in the Sant Andreu district.
This pavilion draws on the prototype built by Philippe Block, Matthias Rippman and Lara Davis at the ETH Zurich, with which they demonstrated the reliability of RhinoVault, a plug-in for Rhinoceros, used for the design of the constructed dome.
As this is an experimental project which makes this traditional system work at its limit, its implementation has required expanding the team, joined by Paula Lopez Barba and Josep Brazo Ramirez, and much effort from Eme3 festival that promotes and is defined by the support given to young people to carry out their project, the companies who contributed material and labor and the workers, volunteers and architecture students who built it.
Photography: Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba
Happy 129th Birthday Hermann Rorschach.
apparently the sexiest man born in the 19th century.
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