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Rejection

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...

I Was Blindsided After Two Dates -- WTF?

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

Q. I went on two dates with a girl, both of which were really fun, so I asked her out again. And out of the blue, I get a text message from her declin...

Why the People We're Attracted To Don't Like Us Back

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We want to make this person the center of our universe and really show them just how amazing they truly are... but this person just doesn't want to be with us. Honestly, I don't blame them.

Why You Should Get Rejected More

Terri Trespicio | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Failing isn't a mistake or something you shouldn't have done. It's something you should be doing more.

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

Nudging Your Way to Oblivion

Francis Levy | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The roulette wheel is spinning. Maybe it will be your lucky day. Before the advent of the internet, the manila envelope with its SASE was the proxy for your hopes. Now everything is faster. You hit a button and your attachment is released into posterity.

How to Deal With Rejection

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

Everybody experiences rejection. As a small child you learn almost automatically that you don't always get what you want and sometimes life isn't fair. Even with this awareness, rejection still sucks.

What Your Rejection Letter Really Means About The College That Sent It

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

We all know rejection hurts but here is what the college rejection letter really tells you about the college rejecting you.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Be Happy

Elisabeth Duckett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Duckett

You want to keep from them the agony of failure, the pain of rejection and the self-conscious awkwardness of not fitting in. You want your child to walk through the world believing they can do anything and be anyone and that they are special. I get all that. I just disagree.

You Just Got Rejected From Your Dream School. Will You Ever Bounce Back?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Getting turned down from your *~dream~* school can feel like The Worst Thing in the World. Will you ever recover? There's a simple way to find out. ...

How to Deal With College Application Rejection

Courtland Thomas | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
Courtland Thomas

Rejection from any college sucks. However, it's important to understand that there is a world outside college admissions, and life is actually okay with a rejection letter from anywhere between one and infinite schools. Here's my breakdown on how to best equip yourself this week.

Denied! Five Ways to Make Rejection Work for Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?

3 Ways Rejection Helps Us Grow

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Rejection offers us a chance to re-think our plan, to realign or challenge our initial beliefs and ensure that where we think we want to go is indeed in our highest and best good. Here are three ways rejection can be helpful..

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Amy Morin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength and develop increased resilience. It's all about the choices we make and the desire to become better. With hard work, we can learn to use setbacks as opportunities to grow stronger.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

7 Guys You Should Break Up With, Stat

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

With all of the monumental heartache, building insecurities and irreparable damage that presents itself after such said rejection, there are still certain instances when you should welcome it -- actually, you should count your lucky stars that you dodged this destructive bullet and the Gods above threw you a bone.

Tomorrow Is Another Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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2015: Would Hollywood Be Seduced by Marty?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.

How to Deal When You're Not Invited

Uloop | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Uloop

Being invited by your friends to different events, whether it's a birthday party, a New Year's party, or a party just for fun, is always nice. You feel like you're a part of something and that feels good. This is why not being invited somewhere can sometimes hurt.

A Woman Faces the Men Who Rejected Her -- and Makes a Surprising Discovery

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When Lea Thau was 38, her fiancé broke up with her while she was pregnant with their child. She subsequently became single for the first time in her adult life.

She Said No to Being a Bridesmaid? It's Not Your Fault

Katie Dunne | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Katie Dunne

Your wedding day is one day in your life. Enjoy the planning with those who choose to say yes, and understand if there are some who choose to say no. Enjoy your time with the people you love the day of your wedding, no matter what they are wearing.