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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 …

Open Source Software

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. "

Body Language

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 …

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 …

Star Trek

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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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 …

Emotional Intelligence

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> …


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, …


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 …

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 …