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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 to Delete Yourself From Google Searches

Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove yourself from Google searches—or at least hide the more embarrassing stuff.

47 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Today

Spend less time on email—and save your wrists, too—with these helpful Gmail shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.


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Are Open Wi-Fi Networks Safe?

Public Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, safer than it used to be, and, of course, free. But are the risks of...


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What Does ICYMI Mean?

You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


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9 Things You Should Never Google

Avoid spiraling down the dark hole of Internet searches and creating unnecessary stress for yourself by skipping these keywords.

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7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Having an outside party steal your Wi-Fi can be, at best, inconvenient and frustrating, and at worst, harmful to you...


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8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...

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How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...


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11 Hidden Reasons Your Internet Is So Slow

If your video is lagging and downloads are taking forever, don't bang your head on your keyboard. Try these fixes...


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The Best Wireless Routers to Speed Up Your Internet

Keep your internet from getting bogged down with the best wireless routers for fast performance at the farthest range possible.


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10 Best Websites for Selling Your Unwanted Stuff

Online options save time, are not weather dependent, and generally garner higher prices for the seller.

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How the Internet is Keeping Tabs on Your Every Move

You are being stalked everywhere you go. In your car. On your morning walk. Even in your own home—by...


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20 Free Things You Can Do Online—That Weren’t Free Before

Put your wallet away. The Internet is full of free books, free movies, free coupons, and so much more.


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How to Check Your Internet Speed (and Why It’s Important)

Nothing slows down your life like slow Internet.


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If You See This Post on Social Media, Ignore it! It’s a Scam

This scam has been circling the Internet for years.


10 Internet Challenges in 2019 That Should Have Never Happened

Another year, another set of viral online stunts that put people in the hospital.

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How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Mobile Hotspot

The days of searching for public Wi-Fi are over. Here's everything you need to know to turn your smartphone into...


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This Is How Often You Should Be Rebooting Your Router

Giving your router a break can do more than just speed up your Internet connection.


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20 Cyber Security Secrets Hackers Don’t Want You to Know

Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your Internet security, but these tips from cybersecurity experts can help protect...


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This Is the Fast-Food Restaurant with the Best Free Wi-Fi

Your favorite fast-food restaurant might also have the best Internet connection.


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15 Things the Internet Told Us That Just Aren’t True

You know what they say: If it's on the Internet then it must be true. Well, we're about to bust...


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There’s a Surprisingly Easy Way to Delete Yourself from the Internet

We all probably have wanted this service at some point or another.


This Country Has a Law That Will Let You Permanently Delete Your Internet History

No one ever has to know about that serious denim phase you went through in high school.


A Local Bookstore Brilliantly Used Clickbait to Get People Excited About Fiction Again

Classic literature + clickbait headlines = Internet gold!

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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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Mother, Stop “Liking” Me: The Latest Social, Email, and Cell Phone Etiquette

You asked, she answered. Here's a helpful cheat sheet on phone and internet etiquette from our resident voice of reason.


3 Neat Food Tricks We Found on the Internet

These easy food feats are a snap to master, and are sure to impress at least a few of your...


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3 Quick, Free, Expert Tips to Get Faster Internet

According to tech experts, Firefox is the fastest Internet browser, but regardless of how you surf, learn the secrets to...


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You Know You’re an Internet Addict When…

Most of us are spending steadily increasing amounts of time glued to our computer screens, often to the detriment of


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Creative Ways People Used The Internet for Buyer’s Revenge

“Call your congressperson.” “Write the company president.” “Start a petition.” All fine suggestions if some business has given you the