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    The "Silent No"

    The new way to say "no" is by simply not responding.

    The Silent No is perfect for business, romance, and family situations. It lets you stay positive in face-to-face encounters and avoids the awkwardness of sharing bad news. Did a loser ask you on a date? Having second thoughts about a business agreement? Or just too busy to deal with all the people who want something from you? Don't respond and they will eventually get the message.

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