rejection

mind

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.
Jamie Friedlander
5.7.19
guide

The 11 Best Ways to Avoid 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.
VICE Staff
8.24.18
Social Media

Social Media Unfollows Are a Surprisingly Potent Form of Rejection

Why do people care so much about being unfollowed?
Mark Hay
7.13.18
You're Not Overreacting

Being Socially Rejected Is a Lot Like Getting Slapped

As in, your brain registers it the same way.
Emily Anderson
8.14.17
Dating

Being Rejected Sucks, Here's How to Cope

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give their best advice to handle heartbreak.
Anna Goldfarb
7.18.17
What Is the iPhone?

Apple’s Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content’ From the App Store

This is the story of technology’s most important walled garden.
Louise Matsakis
7.17.17
Features

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.
Michelle Lhooq
6.2.17
Health

Stop Feeling Bad About Ghosting

It's better for you than you think.
Patia Braithwaite
1.13.17
thump news

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.
David Garber
8.2.16
mental health

What I Learned Listening to My Patients Talk About Their Sex Lives

I'm a clinical psychologist, and most of my younger patients' anxieties are related to their sexuality.
Laurence Colbert
7.19.16
Stuff

What I Learned Listening to My Patients Talk About Their Sex Lives

I'm a clinical psychologist, and most of my younger patients' anxieties are related to their sexuality.
Laurence Colbert
7.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Shrooms Make Rejection More Chill, Study Says

Researchers found that the "magic" in magic mushrooms can help you feel better about getting snubbed.
Helen Donahue
4.19.16
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