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This is a very relevant article on the complexities of today’s growing need to be in front of the monitor all day long. If you’re like me these tips can make a big difference in your day to day activities on the web.

How to make reading on your computer easier

Oh that splitting headache we get from reading on the computer too long. Hashtag it a First World Problem, but it doesn’t mean it has to be this way. Lifehack offers a few choice tips for those of us who have to put in long hours in front of the computer screen. The key, it says, is to both reduce eyestrain and to create a more comfortrable working environment. One thing you can do, for instance, is to enhance your reader:

One of the reasons reading on a computer is a pain is the amount of distractions on a single page. Trying to read a long article with a bunch of ads and weird layout makes it hard to keep your attention on the article at hand. Here’s a few ways to get rid of the clutter and enjoy a clean reading experience.

•iReader browser extension: The iReader extension for Chrome and Firefox drops all the clutter from a page and allows you to concentrate on what matters: reading. Click the iReader button and the extension pulls the text out of the page and gets rid of the ads and images.

•Bookmark services: Instapaper and Read it Later are great bookmarking services, but they also make the experience of reading long articles a lot easier. If you want a service that customizes the look of the text and backgrounds, Evernote Clearly for Chrome and Firefoxadds background and text color options to make reading a better. You can change the text and background color to fit whatever mood you prefer.

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