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nudge

A term of art referring to a health-promoting philosophy in the UK in which people are incentivised into leading healthier lives by gently pushing them in the right direction with vouchers for healthy living, foods, walking and so on. Some view “nudging” as more effective than “nannying”, in which government attempts to reinforce healthy habits in citizens with regulations and sanctions forunhealthy behaviour or actions.
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With this understanding, in the next few sections I offer a professional noodge's questions about such nudges.
* Remember, in business followthrough is critical so after that networking event, be persistent, keep on calling, ask for that interview, be a noodge. (Definition--noodge (n): one who annoys persistently.) However, on the contrary, after meeting at the singles bar, if you're persistent and keep on calling and leaving messages, please don't--you're a noodge.
"You're a noodge, but I think a better word is an 'itch.'"