Linda l. Horton

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7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People

<i>“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do</i> …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070133_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534486733_5009e5bbfe1368ba0a4e404b3fe832f1<p><b>The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased …

The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

Allergies<p>If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.<p>Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst. She and her 13-year-old daughter Caitlin share allergies to grass …

In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

WASHINGTON — The latest federal<p>budgetshowdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis.<p>This time, though, the parties come to the table with serious incentives to reach a deal. Both want …

Shutdown brings out Paul's soft side

Rand Paul is no wacko bird. Just ask Lindsey Graham.<p>“Rand Paul’s been incredibly responsible,” Graham (R-S.C.), who has clashed with Paul in the past, said just before the Senate voted to end the government shutdown. “I’ve seen a side of Rand I haven’t seen before. That’s one of the pluses of this …

Amazon rainforest is home to 16,000 tree species, estimate suggests

Almost four hundred billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon, according to a new estimate.<p>More than 100 experts analysed data from 1,170 surveys to come up with the figures, highlighting the extraordinary scale and diversity of the Amazon rain forest.<p>The vast size and …

Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.<p>"Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the president plans to …

Done deal: Obama signs debt bill into law

<b>By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News</b><p>After weeks of stalemate that shuttered the government for 16 days and brought the nation within hours of a key deadline to renew its borrowing authority, the standoff is finally over.<p>President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to re-open the …