Sofia Azcona

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How Your Sleep Schedule Affects Your Overall Health

We can't say it enough: Sleep deprivation is no joke — and disrupted sleep is just as bad. Now, we can safely add consistency to the growing list of …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

9 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up in 30 Seconds

Because who has time to be bummed out?

The first solar bike path is producing more energy than expected

Back in November, SolaRoad launched a test bike path that generates energy through solar cells embedded in the concrete. It sounds like an outlandish idea, but it's apparently paying off very quickly. The company has revealed that its road has generated much more energy than expected -- it produced …

Solar Panels

Nepal's PM says earthquake death toll could reach 10,000

Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters<p>Nepalese police and volunteers clear the rubble while looking for survivors at the compound of a collapsed temple in …

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 1,000

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1162000/1162850_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534579456_0b01e203e9cd05fd68031c2666160c1a<p><b>More than 1,000 people have been killed in Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years, police say.</b><p>The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of …

Natural Disasters

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

Family Emergencies: Organize Your Life To Keep Your Career On Track

<i>Keeping your career on track is a challenge. In this series, we’ll look at what it takes to survive – and thrive – in 2015! This post touches on that sensitive topic: what to do when you have a family emergency.</i><p>No matter how well you think you’ve planned your work, sometimes life throws you a curve …

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

A major rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants are feared to have drowned just outside Libyan waters, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled to Europe.<p>Italian coastguards have retrieved 28 survivors so far and …

Solar energy 'could provide 4% of UK electricity by 2020'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1154000/1154883_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534579447_4b4d42065fd03a978b87536a04781248<p><b>Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.</b><p>The plummeting cost of solar panels has …

Solar Power

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

6 Impressive Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Anyone can find productivity hacks everywhere. Hundreds of books, apps and time management systems were made available helping us to get through the …

Productivity Apps

Iraqis mourn destruction of ancient Assyrian statues

<b>Baghdad</b> - On Baghdad’s al-Mutanabi street, Iraqis mourned the destruction of 3,000-year old statues in Mosul almost as if they’d been alive.<p>"I’m so upset I can’t speak about it," said an old friend, her eyes filling with tears.<p>The huge statues of winged bulls with human heads at the gates of …

When in Rome, Don’t Speak English. Grazie.

Furious Italians are defending the sanctity of their native tongue after a navy ad campaign and an aggressive PM trigger worries of an English …

Scientists 'grow' replica of the Crown Jewels

Ingredients from common household items such as drain unblocker, sandpaper and antiseptic cream are used to reproduce the Imperial State Crown<p>Scientists have got their hands on part of the Crown Jewels, by making their own.<p>Leading physicists have grown a replica of the Imperial State Crown, a key …

A 10-minute timer could revolutionize your productivity

Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and tight deadlines, getting six or more hours of sleep per …

Time Management

China's Minsheng to invest $1.5b in London's new financial hub - Business

SHANGHAI - China Minsheng Investment Co Ltd (CMI), the country's largest private investment fund, said on Saturday it would invest 1 billion pounds …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

A Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

While the world is only too aware of what North Korea’s leader thinks about a certain Sony comedy, less is known about his dynasty’s long history with—and love of— the cinema. Assessing the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival and touring the vast “Cholliwood” studio complex, built in 1947 by …

Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg

On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself has had a resounding impact on her latest …

Art

​Tattoos: Fine art for the masses

<i>Artists have been using ink for thousands of years. But as Faith Salie now tells us, only a particular type of artist can lay claim to having created</i> …

Marlene Dumas at the Tate Modern: Sex, social inequality and human spirit explored superbly

I have been looking forward to the Marlene Dumas exhibition at the Tate Modern since it was announced. Recently, its programme has been one of dead …

Gauguin Painting 'Nafea Faa Ipoipo' Becomes The Most Expensive Art Work Ever Sold

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has become the most expensive art work ever sold after it was bought for close to 300 million US dollars …

Best Red Velvet Cake Roll Recipe

The best Red Velvet Cake Roll recipe!<p>Anything red velvet makes a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat! You get the festive red color, plus velvety texture …