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Ron Nielsen, a retired airline pilot, tells his class of fearful fliers in Southern California that crying can be a useful emotional release. If that's what they need to do, he tells them, "let 'er rip!" Courtesy of Air Hollywood hide caption

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Hollywood Jet Gives Fearful Fliers The Courage To Soar

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The parts of the brain known to help process fear and negative emotion are hyperactive when someone with math anxiety confronts a tricky problem, scientists say. iStockphoto hide caption

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