Technology

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.

Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

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


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.


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?


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...


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...


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.


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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