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These 13 words and 10 tips will help salespeople close more deals faster

And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals, and, beyond that, there are certain characteristics common to top salespeople.

Wall Street

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals) | Inc.com

The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing others. To maximize your ability to navigate social, political, …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Become More Self-Aware, According to Research

You probably know more than a few people who are just clueless about themselves.<p>They make the same errors over and over but never seem to notice. …

Self-awareness

Why Friends May Be More Important Than Family

Friends become increasingly important to health and happiness as people age, according to new research in the journal <i>Personal Relationships</i>. They’re …

Happiness

The Top 6 Priorities for Building High-Performance Organizations of Tomorrow | Inc.com

As a former Navy SEAL, we were always operating in VUCA (volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous) environments. That acronym is now widely used in the global business environment, and it's no surprise that today's organizations are facing the need for change at a faster pace than ever before. This is …

Employee Engagement

What science can reveal about the psychological profiles of terrorists

But when we learn that they were seemingly normal individuals with families and jobs, it's hard not to wonder about how their minds really work.<p>The search for a terrorist "personality" or "mindset" dominated psychological research in the 1970s and 1980s and remains a significant area for research …

Psychology

A psychology book that argues China is a “nation of infants” has been pulled from store shelves

According to Sigmund Freud, a human being’s psychosexual development has five stages: the oral, the anal, the phallic, the latent, and the genital. During the oral stage spanning from birth until the age of one, an infant satisfies its desires simply by putting all sorts of things into its mouth, …

Sigmund Freud

We asked some of the top young entrepreneurs in America for their advice — here's what they said

In most cases an entrepreneur needs to secure the necessary funding, get the right team together, and fend off potential competitors.<p>Business Insider spoke with eight 20-something entrepreneurs named to the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list who know what it takes to start a company from the ground …

Entrepreneurship

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Physics

The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth

Carlsen's subsequent rise to chess stardom was meteoric: grandmaster status later in 2004; a share of first place in the Norwegian Chess Championship in 2006; youngest player ever to reach World No. 1 in 2010; and highest-rated player in history in 2012.<p>What explains this sort of spectacular …

Psychology

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Will the Internet of Things be bigger than the Industrial Revolution?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

9 tricks for remembering everything you read

Tons of people weighed in with answers based on their personal experiences and research.<p>We rounded up some of the best insights from that Quora thread and scoured the web for expert advice on retaining more of what you consume — whether that's science textbooks, novels, or news articles.<p>Below are …

Computer Science

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Watch Humans Take Over the World in 200,000 Years

In the grand scheme of things, it really hasn’t taken humans very long to conquer the world. Modern humans didn’t evolve until 200,000 years ago, and …

How Lincoln returned from near death and restored Ford's luxury brand

Galhotra runs Lincoln, Ford's luxury brand. Since roughly 2013, the brand has been attempting to stage a comeback, with billions in funding from the mothership in Dearborn, Michigan.<p>Born in India, Galhotra — who has a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan — came to Ford in 1988 and …

General Motors

8 Ways To Get People To Like You Immediately

Since it only takes seconds for someone to decide if they like you, and research shows that first impressions are very difficult to change, the pressure that comes with meeting new people is justifiably intense.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, …

Body Language

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Personal Finance

Human Brain Map Gets a Bold New Update

Most of us think little of hopping on Google Maps to look at everything from a bird’s-eye view of an entire continent to an on-the-ground view of a …

The Brain

How Emotional Intelligence Will Bail You Out of Making Bad Decisions

Don't ignore that inner voice. It may save you.<p>So many of us have untapped skills and abilities that we have yet to discover and take advantage of in business and personal relationships. For me, this one human "superpower" has saved me many times when placed in a bad spot.<p>It's one of the strengths …

Emotional Intelligence

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment
Emerging Technology

Why forgetting is actually good for you

We are obsessed with remembering. We keep to-do lists, make photo albums, and furiously record the details of our lives on Facebook and Instagram, …

The Brain

When Internet Trash Talking Takes To The Streets

A little trash talking is healthy when it comes to competition. It gets both sides heated up, it’s entertaining, and it makes for exciting action …

Neuroscientists just isolated the part of the brain that controls free will - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Free will might have been the …

​How Color Psychology Can Make You Happier at Home

If you're often stressed in your living room or are having trouble falling asleep in your bedroom—good news, it may not be you. It may just be time …

Interior Design

Your Brain Benefits Most When You Listen to Absolutely Nothing, Science Says

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain