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27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

Using these 13 words will help salespeople close deals faster and make tons of money

They say selling is more art than science.<p>And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals.<p>Using the 13 words below can help you significantly sell more and make a boatload of money.<p>Read the full HubSpot …

Wall Street

20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs. After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

Landscape Photography

5 Ways to Turn a Bad First Impression Around | Inc.com

Within seconds of meeting you, people decide whether you're smart, trustworthy, and successful.<p>So if you're heading into a job interview or a first date, you'd better hope you don't have snot in your nose or a pizza stain on your shirt.<p>Let's face it though: Snot and pizza are facts of life, and bad …

Body Language

Long Term Comparison: Fujifilm or Sony- Which is Right For You?

It’s a question that’s been posed many times in the website’s search engine: Should I go with Fujifilm or Sony? Both camera systems have become more …

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: 4 Simple Steps

Hate public speaking? Here's how to learn to love it--and the results.<p>You don't have to be Tony Robbins to need great public speaking skills. Every company owner needs them (even if you're only speaking to a handful of people).<p>Maybe you need to convince others that an idea makes sense. Maybe you …

Public Speaking

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

Pablo Picasso

The perfect apology, according to science

The gold standard includes six components, though some are more important than others, according to researchers.<p>Ever had an apology fall flat? Well, there may be a logical explanation. You may not have given enough emphasis to the most important elements, or you may have even left them out …

Positive Thinking

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

Four Breakthrough Topics And Questions For A Job Interview

A stack of resumes sits in front of you. You’ve read them and sorted them into accept and reject piles. You think you’ve found candidates likely to fit in your company. You want the right people in your company and the on your team. But how can you decide among these applicants which are the …

Leadership

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for Emotional Intelligence Quotient), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior. Since EI helps you to better understand yourself--and others--a …

Emotional Intelligence

Customers Don't Care About Customer Service (At Least, Not The Way You Think They Do)

Customers don’t care about customer service. At least, not exactly. What they care about is something a little different: They care about the feelings, the results, the impressions, the memories that come from being well served, poorly served, or that beige area in the middle.<p>This is a distinction …

Customer Experience

How to Control Depth of Field

Have you ever snapped a portrait then realized the background is too busy? What if you really like the colors, but just need it to be a bit blurrier …

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Impress Your Boss

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Leadership

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

Bringing children into a disintegrating environment used to be a theoretical fear. Now it’s a very real one<p>The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest.<p>I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to …

Climate Change
Customer Service

Five Foods That Used To Be Bad For You …But Now Aren’t

Nutritional guidelines and recommendations are constantly changing in the light of new research. It can be difficult to keep up with which foods are …

Nutrition

Scientists are warning of a ‘superstorm’ climate shift that could happen within decades

Climate scientists are warning the threat of global warming could be even more dangerous than previously believed, suggesting "killer storms", the rise of sea levels and the "disintegration" of large parts of the polar ice sheets can happen sooner than thought.<p>The paper<i>, Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise</i> …

Climate Change

3 Things the Best Leaders Always Do When They Speak in Public

Great leaders, more often than not, are also great public speakers.<p><i>How does experience in public speaking make one a stronger leader overall? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Aaron Webber,</b> …

Public Speaking

Pei Lin Ng: Food Photography with a Beginner's DSLR

<i>All images by Pei Lin Ng. Used with permission.</i><p>Pei Lin Ng is a Chinese girl from Malacca City, Malaysia. At 19 years-old, she’s quite the food …

4 Questions You Must Answer to Close a Sale or Get Hired

Can you pass the O'Hare test?<p>Chicago's O'Hare airport is one of the largest airports in the world and the namesake of the "<i>O'Hare Test</i>"--a personality test that you must pass in order to get hired, promoted and be a superb salesperson. I created 4 test questions that you must pass in order to win a …

Customers

Annoying things candidates do in a job interview

Don't take selfies while you wait.Martin Hunter / Stringer / Getty Image<p>When you go in for a job interview, it's imperative that you make a stellar first (and lasting) impression.<p>But you can't rely solely on your impressive answers to get the job. You need to behave professionally, too.<p>As it turns …

Employment

How to Photograph Sun Flares: 14 Tips for Beginners

Sun flares can add beauty and drama to your photos. Cameras and lenses are designed to cut down on flare – so when it comes to sun flares, you are a …

Landscape Photography

You've Been Fired. What Do You Tell Job Interviewers?

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’ve been fired, and it’s totally flipping me out, because it was the last thing I expected. My first job out of college was at a …

Employment

How To Compete With 'Best Companies To Work For'

<i>Fortune</i>’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America appeared the other day, and at first glance it’s pretty inspiring. All that great pay, all those benefits. SAS Institute, the software company that ranks #8 on the list, offers “just about every benefit known to corporate …

Employment

10 Tell-Tale Signs You Know You Are Having a Successful Interview

You send resumes and hope for the best. Use these tips to know whether you had a successful interview.<p>An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you have sent out countless resumes and gotten no response and are now sitting in a room with your potential future employer. All …

Employment

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

World Economic Forum

The world's 15 richest self-made women are worth $53 billion — more than the GDP of Iceland

With data from Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super wealthy, Business Insider has taken a look at the richest self-made women in the world. These women have built companies, pioneered new technologies, and made huge advances in their respective fields. They're worth a combined …

Real Estate

10 real rejection letters successful people have received

Best-selling author J.K. Rowling recently tweeted that she pinned her first rejection letter to her kitchen wall because it gave her something in common with her favorite writers.<p>Before her Harry Potter series sold more than 450 million copies, won innumerable awards, was made into a hit movie …

Books