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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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20 Everyday Products Gen Z Will Never Use in Their Lifetime

For some people, these pictures are a walk down memory lane, but for Generation Z, they're practically vintage.

How to Get Facebook to Stop Showing You Old Memories

If only it were this easy to wipe old memories from your mind.


31 Almost Invisible Ways Stores Trick You Into Spending More

Every sight, smell, sound, and touch in a retail environment is engineered for one purpose: to get you to spend...


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


10 Weird Negative Effects of Social Media on Your Brain

According to new research, your social networking habits might be affecting your brain more than you know.

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GREAT News—Those Funny Cat Videos You Love Are Actually Good for You

As if you needed an excuse to watch those furballs trip over themselves.


Science Says That If You Text Like This, People Think You’re a Jerk

Hint: It has to do with your ways of punctuation.


Here’s How You Can Improve Your Concentration In Just 24 Hours, According to Science

If you overwhelmed by the constant notifications on your phone, this news may have you changing your habits.


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If You Think You’re Depressed, Try Doing This on Your Phone

A new algorithm can actually tell you if you’re depressed—via your social media posts.



This Is Why Facebook Is So Addictive, According to Science

Ever scrolled for an hour without realizing what you're doing? Yeah, we have, too.


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Good News: You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty for Binge-Watching TV Anymore

Think you’re a couch potato for binging that Netflix show all weekend? Here’s what the surprising science says.


Using THIS Color on Instagram Will Get You More Likes, According to Research

Can you guess what color is most likely to get a double-tap?


9 Reasons You Need to Ditch Your TV (Yes, Really)

Sure, watching TV helps you relax, keeps you informed, and gives you a laugh (or cry) when you need it....

11 Etiquette Rules You Need for Dealing with Death on Social Media

The digital age makes it easy to share everything all the time—which can be problematic when someone passes. From knowing...


Can’t Sleep on Vacay? 17 Tips to Snooze Better When Traveling

In an unfamiliar setting, your ears pick up every noise and you're hyperaware of your surroundings, making it harder than...


The One Magical Text Message Guaranteed to Improve Anyone’s Day

If you really want to make someone feel appreciated, there's a simple, 12-word text message that will instantly boost their...


The Best Ways to Use Every Room In Your House, According to Science

The best places in your home for creativity, exercise, and online productivity are not where you'd expect.


Here’s How Science Could Make Your Memories Last Forever

If you could save the memories in your brain like a computer’s hard drive, would you? Soon, that could be...


A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot

After a paralyzing stroke, Henry Evans went from feeling suicidal to full of optimism with help from his caregiver wife,...


How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On

Binge-watching might be worse for you than you think, according to the latest research, but here's what you can do...


Should Kids Have Cell Phones?

In a rant, Louis CK said smartphones are ruining people’s abilities to experience their own lives. Thank you very much,...

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How the Brain Works With Google, GPS, and Other Technologies

See how five technologies scramble your brain: GPS turns you into a terrible driver, Google mucks with your memory, texting...


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Researchers: Facebook Can Boost Self-Esteem …and Waist Size

Need a quick ego boost? Spend five minutes on Facebook. But beware—it could also lower your self-control. Researchers from the