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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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How Hackers Could Use Virtual Schooling to Steal Your Information

Are you doing everything you can to keep your family safe during the pandemic? If you’re not taking proactive measures to combat this growing online threat, the answer is no.

8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents...


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20 Classic Shows You Didn’t Know You Could Watch on Netflix

Grab some popcorn and get ready to stream a whole lot of nostalgia.


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Here’s How to Take Over 20 of the Best Disney World Rides Virtually

Enjoy some of your favorite Disney World rides from the comfort of your own home.


Secondhand Screen Time: Why Experts Are Calling It the New Secondhand Smoking

Paying attention to your kids' electronics usage is smart, but there's another gadget-related danger that also needs to be on...

Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.


15 Items You Should Never Leave in Your Garage

Your garage can store more than your car, but keeping these items there could be downright dangerous.

Here’s How to Opt Out of Basically Everything

From getting bombarded with online ads to going to your uncle’s funeral, you can get out of anything.


21 Signs You’re Way Too Addicted to Your Phone

The first step is admitting you have a problem.


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

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


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.

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14 Facts Everyone Gets Wrong About Alexa

Is it a time-saving hero or did you just plop a cyber spy onto your kitchen counter? Learn the good,...


12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

Do you long to be the funniest pompous twit in the room? Memorize these!


7 Powerful Things Teachers, Parents, and Kids Are Doing to Prevent School Shootings

Gun violence often starts with bullying or loneliness. Meet the local heroes who are working to address both issues—before tragedy...


This Keyboard Invention Could Completely Change the Way Kids Learn to Type

A pair of inventive college students hope that their gadget will soon become the standard in elementary schools.


Even If We Have Free Speech, Should Cyber-Bullying Be Illegal?

Do rude comments about a high school student qualify as hate speech?



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This Creepy “Family History” Site Might Know Way Too Much About You

Here's how to keep your information off the site.


10 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Phone That Don’t Require Bribery

Talk may be cheap, but overage charges, not so much. Teens text over 3,000 times each month, according to the...


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...


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...


4 Classically Popular Toys … That Were Never Meant to Be Toys

You'll never believe what the inventors of toys like Play-Doh and Silly Putty were really trying to make.


How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she created a viral post...

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Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?

One middle school tried to punish a sixth grader for her mean comments about a teacher—and ended up in court....


How Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College Plan to Light Up the World

A social activist taps one of our planet’s greatest power sources: grandmothers.


Keep Your Kids Safe Online

While cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, there are things you can do as a parent to protect


Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait

Whether you're wearing matching ugly sweaters or experiencing other awkward moments with your kinfolk, 'tis the season for family portraits.


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GoEnnounce: Social Networking and Fundraising for Students

From textbooks to devices to extracurricular activities, school is expensive. We can all recall moments when a small gift from


5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

As cyberbullying becomes more and more prevalent in the news and in our children’s lives it’s important to talk to