Social Rejection

How the internet created an age of rage

"The worldwide web has made critics of us all. But with commenters able to hide behind a cloak of anonymity, the blog and chatroom have become forums for hatred and bile..."

Social rejection might make you sick

Finally, someone is trying to find out why nerds stereotypically have asthma. A new experiment conducted at UCLA shows that social stress and rejection are related to the release of certain inflammatory chemicals in the body; these chemicals have been linked to several medical conditions, including asthma, arthritis, and some kinds of cancer.

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