Charles Lampkin

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Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Writer, Consultant, Freedom Advocate, Lifetime Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a …

Small Business

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Mindfulness

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Published February 13, 2018<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

Insects

Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street

When Bob Roth went to Tom Hanks' home to teach him Transcendental Meditation about a year and a half ago, Hanks told him he was shocked Roth didn't have yoga pants and a man bun.<p>Roth, 67, has been teaching TM, as it's called, since 1972 and is often wearing a suit with no tie or a blazer over jeans.<p>…

Meditation

The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a Judaean man created for a BBC documentary, <i>Son of God</i>, in 2001. This was based on an ancient skull and, using the latest technology (as it was), shows …

Christianity

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

Neuroscience

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Tibet

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Meditation

They considered themselves white, but DNA tests told a more complex story

As more Americans take advantage of genetic testing to pinpoint the makeup of their DNA, the technology is coming head to head with the country’s …

Genealogy

Infographic: The 20 Most Common Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Them

These do's and don'ts can make or break your startup.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you have a great new idea or invention, and you are ready to open your startup business. But, you've been scared by the well-publicized statistic about startup failure -- …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things Buddhism and Science Claim Will Help You to Find Happiness

While many people regard science and spirituality as two completely separate entities, the truth is, they actually aren’t so different. Both seem to …

Happiness

First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and dark curly hair<p>The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.<p>The fossil, …

Anthropology

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

Shall the truth make you free? Hinduism, Buddhism, Stoicism, Skepticism and the nature of philosophical inquiry

What is philosophy for? Is it a quest for truth? Is it really the case that the truth shall set us free, as the Bible says (John 8:32), and if so, is …

American Philosophy

IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? 50 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SUMMARIZED IN ONE LECTURE (VIDEO)

Nikola Tesla once said that, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the …

Consciousness

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

Want to Know How Much Money Your Customers Make? Just Ask Facebook

Business owners and marketers are missing free data about customers' wallets. Facebook, of all places, can unlock crazy deep insight into customer income.<p>Many business owners and their marketers miss out on how easy it is to mine Facebook for incredibly intimate information about existing …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

We love to say “timing is everything” but often we sure as heck don’t act like it. (Bookstores have an entire “how to” section but not a “when to” …

Problems and Solutions

The contending armies in the Civil War were organized with the intent of establishing smooth command and control in the warzone. The structures …

3 Internet-Based Businesses You Can Start in 2018

Online experiences connect people worldwide to your brand and the solutions you offer -- without requiring a big budget to launch your digital storefront.<p>No doubt many people resolved to boost their income during the new year. (Of course, it’s never too late to start a business).<p>The internet …

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach

It's time to ditch the cold calling to heat up sales.<p>Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school …

eBooks

Pensioner riddled with cancer stuns doctors - by halting disease in its tracks with wonder spice turmeric

A pensioner has stunned doctors by halting an incurable blood cancer in its tracks - with wonder spice turmeric.<p>Dieneke Ferguson, 67, is leading a …

Cancer

The complexities of passing for white

How a Harlem Renaissance actress negotiated bigotry and made her way in the movies<p>When African American actress Fredi Washington played a black girl …

Get MBA skills without the debt in this $15 course

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Online Education

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed the question to six leading nutritionists and received a range of interesting responses. Some of their choices are no brainers, while others are more surprising, and some highlight the importance of …

Doctors Have No Explanation: Mix Cinnamon And Honey And Cure Arthritis, Cancer, Gallbladder Infection, High Cholesterol And More

The traditional Chinese medicine has used the combination of honey and cinnamon for thousands of years, and this mixture has a long tradition of use …

5 Sales Presentation Tips From Self-Made Millionaire

A great sales presentation is challenging to pull off but practice does make perfect.<p>If you sell things, then you must present things—there’s no getting around it. Customers have to see what you sell, what it does, and how it can benefit them. I can’t count how many sales presentations I’ve done …