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Scientists discovered the personality trait that creative geniuses often share

<i>Really</i> alone.<p>"I need solitude for my writing," the "Metamorphosis" author said, but "not 'like a hermit' — that wouldn't be enough — but like a dead man."<p>Kafka, often held up as the lonely, tortured artist, wasn't alone in his need for solitude. Maya Angelou checked herself into hotel rooms to get …


An engineer solved the most annoying problem with ordering lunch at work

With more than 200 people — 60% more than in 2013 — fashion and lifestyle media company Refinery29 is experiencing a growth spurt. Still, there have been some growing pains.<p>Front-desk employees (or First Impressionists, as they're known at Refinery29) have become so inundated with takeout orders …

Time Management

9 unconventional ways to become a better leader

However, many typical leadership techniques (speak your mind more often, be the point person on everything) just don't work for some people.<p>If you're having trouble figuring out how to flex your leadership muscles, you're in luck: We searched the web to find the best resources on more …


Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."


These 16 tips and tricks will take your Snapchat game to the next level

We've already shown you how to use Snapchat, an app that looks easy enough, but is riddled with nuanced features.<p>In August, Snapchat was ranked the third most popular social app among millennials, trailing only Facebook and Instagram.<p>Now we're going to show you some Snapchat hacks, so you can make …

Social Media

Mobile apps transforming the future of parking

<b>(CNN) —</b> An era of fumbling for spare change and driving in circles in search for a parking space may be coming to a close.<p>Drivers across the nation and around the world are turning to mobile apps, websites and other forms of technology to both find and pay for parking with greater efficiency. At …

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Medical Technology

Company wants to balloon you to space for $75,000

<b>(CNN) —</b> Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space -- or at least something thrillingly close to it?<p>Ballooning is already tried and tested technology -- "It's the …

Space Travel

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7 Creative Interview Questions One CEO Asks Every Job Candidate

Rothschild, the CEO of Vitals, a website that connects doctors and patients, recently told Adam Bryant of The New York Times that he does this by asking a specific set of questions.<p>He says he usually starts by asking candidates, "<b>Can you give me a tour of your life?</b>"<p>"I'll also ask, '<b>Tell me three</b> …


9 Types Of Intelligence That Anyone Can Master

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of intelligence are the primary focus of our educational systems. Other types of intelligence, like the ability to discern sounds or visualizing the world in …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …


The Fabulous Life Of Notch, The Hard-Partying Founder Of Minecraft

The game, which allows players to build and interact with an easy-to-use, Lego-like digital environment, has been downloaded more than 100 million times.<p>And after Microsoft bought Mojang, the studio responsible for creating Minecraft, Persson's net worth soared to an estimated $1.5 billion.<p>"Well, …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

13-year-old invents braille printer with Legos

Shubham Banerjee, a 13-year-old inventor, created a braille printer using Legos. CNN's Dan Simon reports.


Smart sports equipment turns phones into coaches

<b>(CNN) —</b> After losing a particularly intense game of tennis, you drop your racket and storm off the court. Instead of fuming and reaching for a water bottle, you grab your smartphone to see what went wrong.<p>There's a new crop of tools to calculate the speed of a pitch, the strength of a putt, the …

Feel the vibration: The next phase in virtual reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> Place both hands flat on your chest, just below the clavicle, and say something out loud. Feel that? Every time you speak, your chest cavity vibrates.<p>Physicist Shahriar Afshar thinks recreating that feeling is the key to making video games, movies and music more immersive, emotional …

Virtual Reality

7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015

<b>(CNN) —</b> If anyone was going to create a time machine that could tell us the big tech inventions of 2015, it's these women.<p>From a super strong moldable glue, to 3D food printers, and laboratories growing human bones, these are the big ideas from some of science's brightest minds.<p>These seven "tech …



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