Joshua L Rivera

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Euro zone consumers still addicted to cash when they buy | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cash still dominates consumer payments in the euro zone, even as many Western economies are rapidly moving towards electronic payments, a survey published by the European Central Bank showed on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Two Euro coins are seen after being minted in the Austrian Mint …

The Sales Playbook That Increased the Lessonly SDR Team's ARR by 63% in 4 Months

<i>Editor’s note: Sales managers and leaders are often faced with creating a sales playbook from scratch. The more inspiration and examples you have,</i> …

Were You Programed to Feel Shame About Selling?

I once had a fabulous conversation with David, who had just recently published a new book. I don’t want to embarrass David, so I’m not going to give …

Ten bad habits you must eliminate from your daily routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits …

Do You have the Guts to Sell? These 5 Steps Will Get You Over Your Phobia

How getting comfortable with a "no" will allow you to finally get a "yes".<p>You've started your business and you believe in your product--now you have to sell it. Enter- sweaty palms and racing heart. You were confident in taking the plunge in starting a business from scratch and yet you are …

Selling

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Quantum Mechanics

How reading great writing teaches us – whether we realize it or not

The British writer Francis Spufford remarked in a recent essay that “A book is a great liberator from the tyranny of given circumstances.” Liberation …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

Stock Markets

9 entrepreneurs on how to stay positive when everything seems to be going wrong

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn — those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with stunning success. Here are nine ways to stay optimistic when your life hits a speed bump.

Ten silly things you do that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

Emotional Intelligence

16 Highly Effective Strategies for Closing a Sale, Revealed by 16 Top Salespeople

Finding the right way to close a sale is what separates sales hunters from sales gatherers. Here are some great closing techniques you can start using today.<p>Gathering sales leads is tough. Getting in the door. Getting in front of decision makers is tough. But closing the sale? That's what separates …

Selling

How To Become A 'Natural' At Sales -- Even With No Experience

Every day a sale is made somewhere in the world. While some salespeople seem to be shooting for the stars, others are like the last player picked for a pick-up basketball game. Some people believe one is either born with the ability to sell or not, some believe it can be learned, while others feel …

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.<p>The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project …

Space Exploration

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

Humanity

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society<p>Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Former Cult Members And Their Chilling Stories

Cults are commonly known as organizations or movements prompted by an ideology. They’re rendered powerless without the charm of a treacherous leader. …

Scientists have edited the DNA of human embryos using CRISPR – now we need to work out the ethics

With headlines referring to "groundbreaking" research and "designer babies," you might wonder what the scientists actually accomplished. This was a big step forward, but hardly unexpected. As this kind of work proceeds, it continues to raise questions about ethical issues and how we should we react.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language

"I know now why you cry."<p>We haven't quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

The Electric Bioreactor Farm<p>Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a …

Agriculture

'The World Broke In Two': Four Writers, One Transformational Year

The title of literary historian Bill Goldstein's book refers to a familiar quote from writer Willa Cather. In a 1936 essay, sensing that the literary landscape had shifted under her feet and that her own work was passing out of fashion, she lamented,"The world broke in two in 1922 or …

Literature

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the <i>Mona Lisa</i>! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying …

Ancient Pompeii Porn Holds Key To Greater LGBT Acceptance, Says Reverend

This may be the only time a minister has instructed people to take a closer look at porn.<p>Another penis outside a Pompeii bathhouse.<p>If you were …

Pompeii

Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe

For decades physicists have sought signs of misbehaving particles—evidence of subtle cracks in the “Standard Model” of particle physics, the dominant …

Physics

Benefits Of Qigong

Taoist Yoga Meets Modern Science<p>The ancient practice of Qigong (life-force cultivation) – a form of Taoist Yoga – has numerous benefits. These …

Qigong

Emma Watson interviews Margaret Atwood about The Handmaid's Tale

<b>A version of this story appears in the July 21, 2017 issue of Entertainment Weekly.</b> <b>Pick it up on stands Friday, or buy it here now. Don’t forget to</b> …

The Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction has been flying for centuries

The genre is not the sole preserve of Western literature, and has not been for a very long time.<p>Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and …

Science Fiction