Maria Lopez

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7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Sleep

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

How Scalia's Death Just Threw the Senate, the GOP and the Supreme Court Into Disarray

<b>Correction appended, Feb. 13, 2016</b><p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia always did like to cause a stir in life and his death will be no exception.<p>The …

Government

Monsanto Drops $46.5B Bid For Syngenta, Paving Way For Stock Buyback Amid Market Rout

Agriculture giant Monsanto has dropped a $46.5 billion hostile bid for Swiss competitor Syngenta, choosing to refocus on a five-year plan to double earnings over an unfriendly merger effort that risked backlash from large shareholders.<p>Monsanto’s decision to abandon it Syngenta bid after months of …

Agriculture

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into her art with complete authenticity, and kept up a passionate -- if explosive -- romance with Diego Rivera. Her self-portraits are incomparable, as were …

Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

I've just spent much of the past two weeks on my couch, reading suspense fiction. The result of all that heavy lifting is this list of recommendations — four thrillers, very different in style and MO, but all deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.<p>Innocence; Or, Murder On Steep Street<p>Second …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see …

'Get a warrant': the Supreme Court's huge new rule for digital privacy

If you had asked a legal scholar yesterday, they would have told you the Fourth Amendment was in trouble. Historically, it's been the main force protecting your privacy — it's the reason police need a warrant to search your home, and can't arrest you without a charge — but a lot of those rights …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …

Art

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …