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How to limit which companies track your internet activity

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The best games you can play with your smart speaker

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What we know about diet soda's connection to heart disease, stroke, and early death

Health People who drank two or more artificially-sweetened drinks per day might be at a higher risk. A recent study on diet sodas published this week in the jo...

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This 78-hour Excel bootcamp shows you how to crunch big data

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Flu season's been pretty quiet this year—here's why

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Digital cameras are more exciting right now than they have been in years

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The best of eBay President's Day sale, plus 38 percent off a NutriBullet and other good deals happening today

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Kids skipping school to protest climate change isn't just reasonable—it's logical

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Google vs. DuckDuckGo vs. Bing—is it time to switch your search engine?

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Next month's SpaceX launch could help end America's reliance on Russian rockets

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