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Spain's economy grew estimated 0.7 pct in second quarter

MADRID (AP) — Spain's central bank estimates the economy grew by 0.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, down from 0.8 percent in the first quarter.<p>The Bank of Spain said in a report Tuesday the economy was being fueled by increased consumer spending due to …

European Union

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2014

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here's …

Top 10

Hard disk reliability examined once more: HGST rules, Seagate is alarming | Ars Technica

Even old HGST disks stand up well under punishing conditions.<p>A year ago we got some insight into hard disk reliability when cloud backup provider …

Seagate Technology

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

5 Productivity Hacks (Or, How To Stop Hating Work)

In their popular New York Times piece, “Why You Hate Work,” Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath discuss a study of 12,000 white-collar workers they conducted in collaboration with the Harvard Business Review to find out what feeds real productivity. They found that people are most productive and …

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses …

How to Train Your Dragon 2: A rare film that teaches kids to think for themselves

<i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i> may be the first post-millennial children's movie. Instead of pampering the "be yourself" pap the genre usually trades in – see: <i>Dragon</i> studio DreamWorks's own <i>Shrek</i>, which taught kids that you're always good as-is, even if you're a putrid bog monster that farts in …

How to Raise a Chill Kid

Young children often don't know how to handle their anger -- but you can help them learn to relax and let it go.<p>Sure, you may have good reasons to get angry (traffic jams, job challenges, dropping your iPhone in the tub), but put yourself in your child's shoes. Her life might be filled with all …

Parenting

7 Steps to Being Less Hard On Our Kids

After reading Rachel Stafford's moving post, "The Bully Too Close To Home," I thought a lot about the choices available moment to moment that make such a difference in our lives and the lives of our children.<p>Stafford realized she wanted to stop being hard on her children and decided to put that …

Self-help

Here's How Kids Can Get Better Grades

Just like other organs, the brain needs to be used regularly to be at its best. And new research suggests physical exercise is correlated with …

Exercise

Best Toys for Kids With ADHD

Expert picks for items that engage and entertain.<p>Children with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, often have a hard time focusing on tasks and interacting socially. When you think about toys and games for your child with ADHD, consider your goal, says occupational therapist Heidi …

Autism

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition