The Pandemic Has Made Rejection Even More Common – Here’s How to Deal with It
From lockdown break-ups to unsuccessful job applications, 2020 has been the year of bad news.
How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness
Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
A Collection of Revolting Texts From Men Who Got Rejected
"No wonder you're still alone. Enjoy masturbating forever."
A Bullshitter’s Guide to Avoiding People
Our time on this planet is precious, and we should not squander it by spending it with people we don’t want to be around.
Social Media Unfollows Are a Surprisingly Potent Form of Rejection
Why do people care so much about being unfollowed?
Being Socially Rejected Is a Lot Like Getting Slapped
As in, your brain registers it the same way.
Being Rejected Sucks, Here's How to Cope
A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give their best advice to handle heartbreak.
Apple’s Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content’ From the App Store
This is the story of technology’s most important walled garden.
Getting Rejected from a Party Taught Me the Meaning of Nightlife
I haven't been rejected from a party in a while, but being denied at Seth Troxler's infamous Old Miami rager in Detroit was the enlightenment I needed.
The Friend Zone Isn’t a Thing and Women Don’t Owe You Shit
The term shames women for exercising their right to say "no," just as "slut" shames women for exercising their right to say "yes."
Stop Feeling Bad About Ghosting
It's better for you than you think.
A Netherlands Music Festival Created a Mini Berghain That Nobody Could Get Into
The "Berghenk Experience" was pretty simple: you stand in line to get past the gate, get rejected, and try it all again.