halloween

This Is What It’s Like to Trick or Treat by Yourself as a 40-Year-Old Man

The phrase “trick or treat” sounds diabolical when uttered by an adult — something I and an older Jewish man realized simultaneously when he opened…

How to Get Over Your Irrational Fear of Crowds

People fear crowds in several different ways. There’s the aspect where people feel they have no means of escape (agoraphobia); there’s the more obvious or…

How to Get Over Your Irrational Fear of Germs

We can all agree that washing your hands is totally rational. But refusing to touch a door handle afterward and freaking out that you’ll die…

Everything I Know About Men I Learned From ‘The Thing’

The Thing, John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic, is a slippery little number. It seems like a horror movie about a bunch of cooped-up researcher science…