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Submission + - UC study finds flirting can pay off for women

ACXNew writes: To determine whether women who flirt are more effective in negotiating than men who flirt, researchers asked 100 participants to evaluate to what extent they use social charm in negotiation on a one-to-seven scale. Women who said they used more social charm were rated more effective by their partners. However, men who said they used more social charm were not regarded as more effective.
Flirtation that generates positive results is not overt sexual advances but authentic, engaging behavior without serious intent. In fact, the study found female flirtation signals attractive qualities such as confidence, which is considered essential to successful negotiators.
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Submission + - WikiLeaks Experiments With A Donation "Paywall" (

Sparrowvsrevolution writes: Information may want to be free, but WikiLeaks would actually rather that you paid for it. On Wednesday night the group briefly implemented a donate-what-you-want "paywall" for the material posted on the site, showing users a pop-up video interstitial that asked for payments if they clicked on any links to documents. The move--demanding payment for information that alleged sources like hacker Jeremy Hammond and Bradley Manning face prison time for sending to the site--didn't go over well: From various twitter feeds, the hacker Anonymous declared WikiLeaks "moneywhoring" and "pathetic" and threatened to launch attacks against the group. After initially defending the paywall, WikiLeaks dropped it a few hours later without comment.

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