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10 psychology secrets to supercharge your sales

1. Authority<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>2. Anchoring<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>3. Social Proof<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>4. Loss Aversion<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>5. Foot-in-the-door<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>6. Scarcity<p>Maslow’s pyramid of hierarchy demonstrates the basics needs of our customers. Feeling deprived of our basic needs like …

Here's what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Peter Thiel

Shocker! Entrepreneurs Often Are Not CEO Material.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though just 24 years old, Nadav Shoval has already launched five business ventures, including Spot.IM, , where he serves as CEO. Many of us assume an entrepreneur who has successfully launched a startup will thrive as a CEO but Nadav has …

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Study: Rap is more important than The Beatles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.<p>That's not an opinion, it's fact -- backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal …

27 Borderline Genius Ways To Eat Oreos

Think outside of the 36-count box.

Dessert

Here's a No-Makeup Makeup Look to Try That's Also Incredibly Pretty

We always hear makeup artists (and our mothers for that matter) telling us that less is more, and we always just smile and nod and reach for the full-coverage foundation and our favorite eye-shadow palette. It just doesn't seem possible that so little makeup can make a difference in the morning, am …

Good Mood Food

Your life is great. You've got a good job, some interesting hobbies, and a fulfilling personal life, but your generally crummy mood could be a …

10 Quotes 'From House of Cards' for Entrepreneurs

In the newly released Season 3 of the Netflix hit “<b>House of Cards</b>”, we once again dive deep into the manipulative world of politics propagated by …

Entrepreneurship

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Hungry Hippo Rolls ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

Did you know that the first soup recipe, made in 6000 BC, was hippopotamus soup? Just imagine the pot they needed to cook it in!<p>Luckily, this recipe …

Recipes

how to make your favorite childhood junk food

Unless your parents enforced strict vegetable quotas and mandated a junk-food-free diet, chances are your childhood was filled with snacks both savory and sweet—from cheese-powder-dusted Doritos to <i>almost</i> sickeningly sweet pre-made baked goods. While we like to think that our eating habits are just …

Cupcakes

Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips

Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions -- Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works.<p>Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. "I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible," …

3 EASY Ramen Recipes That Are Next-Level Yummy

Ramen is more than just the crown jewel of Japanese cuisine — it's practically an art form. Eating the signature dish is a sensory experience in …

Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookies: Ellen in the Kitchen Recipe

Blogger Ellen Attard of Ellen in the Kitchen says it best: "So this isn't really a recipe. It's more like an idea to make s'mores cookies better." That's the kind of forward thinking we need more of in this world. Don't rest on your laurels! A delicious cookie isn't enough. Make it better!<p>So, …

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …

Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies {gluten free & packed with omega-3!}

Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (gluten free & packed with omega-3!)<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Delicious gluten …

The Powerful Impact of Small Business in a Big Business World

Innovation is the key to sustainability--so it's no wonder small companies are in high demand.<p>A generation ago, multinationals tended to look down on small businesses that couldn't possibly compete with their market share, scale, and clout. But the digital revolution dramatically shifted that …

Look at how quickly the values of multi-billion-dollar startups have multiplied

A quick note on how profitability relates to valuations: it doesn't! At least not yet. A source told <i>The Verge</i> that Pinterest is seeking an $11 billion valuation even though revenue for 2014 was under $50 million, and projected revenue for 2015 is roughly $200 million. Pinterest declined to comment. …

What These 6 Entrepreneurs Learned From Their Biggest Mistakes

As a business owner, learning from what you've done wrong can help prevent the same problems from occurring in the future.<p><i>We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>to share the lessons they learned after some of their biggest misses in business.</i><p><b>Define Roles Clearly</b><p>"After we hired our …

5 Reasons Why an LLC is the Right Structure for Your Startup

Limited Liability Corporations (or LLCs) are very attractive to the early stage startup. Not only do they prevent double taxation but they're also easy to start.<p>Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession, people are more optimistic about the general business climate in the country, even …

8 Simple Ways to Reward Employees on a Budget

You want to reward your employees, but your business may not be able to afford to give costly raises, bonuses or extravagant gifts but it can still be done on a budget.<p>It's management 101 but as entrepreneurs and managers we often forget to reward people for a job well done. Even if you are just …

4 Things Your Employees Want More Than a Raise (and That Won't Cost You a Cent)

A new survey reveals what employees care about most. Money doesn't make the list.<p>Do the people who work for you love their jobs? If so, it may not be for the reason you think. For years, some management experts have argued that employees care more about the nonmonetary aspects of their jobs than …

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

By Laura Shin <br>It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says …

Financial Planning

I worked out like a model for Fashion Week

No pain, no gain, right?<p>If you're a fashion model, especially when prepping for Fashion Week, this might as well become your gym mantra.<p>Intense …

Fashion Week

Try this Awesome Double Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

I love a good banana bread recipe and this is one I'm certainly proud of. I'm a huge fan of chocolate so I love to add it to a variety of different …