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Nine of the Most Terrifying Mental Health Practices Through the Ages

While the stigma associated with mental disorders certainly still remains to this day, if we look back to the “bad old days” it’s clear that things have come a long way for the better. Since time immemorial, mental illness has been given a myriad of names, ranging from lunacy (based on the hypothesis that people’s insanity […]

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This Zoo Will Actually Let You Snuggle With Spiders!

Arachnaphobia is one of the most common of all fears (be to sure to check out this list to learn about some very uncommon phobias), and a pretty good percentage of humans have at least a slight aversion to eight-legged creepers. It’s also common knowledge that many phobias can be overcome by gradually exposing the […]