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NEWS: INVESTORS FAVOR HANDSOME PITCHMEN


Investors Favor Handsome Pitchmen

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but investors, it seems, prefer handsome men. Researchers have found that investors are more likely to back a business if it is pitched to them by a man rather than a woman. Furthermore, physical attractiveness seems to also play a role in swaying investors, but only when the entrepreneurs are male; handsome pitchmen were more likely than their less attractive counterparts to persuade potential investors to back their ventures, whereas attractiveness was not a determining factor when it came to female entrepreneurs. More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: HELPING OTHERS FIND LOVE INCREASES HAPPINESS


Helping Others Find Love Increases Happiness

Matching people up in love and in life is a particularly rewarding pastime. Researchers found that “matchmakers”—people who arrange romantic, social, and professional relationships between others—derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing so. Those who frequently arrange successful matches tend to be happier and have a greater sense of well-being. The most emotionally rewarding matches for matchmakers are the ones that are most unlikely. Simply arranging a match appears to be reward enough; external rewards, like payment, actually diminish the motivation to engage inmatchmakingMore… Discuss

 

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NEWS: HELPING OTHERS FIND LOVE INCREASES HAPPINESS


Helping Others Find Love Increases Happiness

Matching people up in love and in life is a particularly rewarding pastime. Researchers found that “matchmakers”—people who arrange romantic, social, and professional relationships between others—derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing so. Those who frequently arrange successful matches tend to be happier and have a greater sense of well-being. The most emotionally rewarding matches for matchmakers are the ones that are most unlikely. Simply arranging a match appears to be reward enough; external rewards, like payment, actually diminish the motivation to engage inmatchmakingMore… Discuss

 

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