People often confuse the two opposite meanings of words like fear, anxiety, afraid, and scared. This confusion explains the current state of US politics.
The words are sometimes used pejoratively to imply unfounded wariness and sometimes used positively to imply justified wariness.
Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in America, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The condition affects 40 million adults in the United States. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. population.
Despite this, people with anxiety disorders still live
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
—By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
| July/August 2015 Issue
June Arbelo, a second-grade teacher at