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Setting up a Google Reader requires only three steps. Begin by logging into www.google.com/reader. If you already have a Google account (if, for example, you use GMail), simply enter your information in the boxes provided. If you do not have an account, click on the “Create an account now” link.
If you need to create an account, you'll have to provide a valid email address and choose a password.
After providing the necessary information, you'll receive an email that will allow you to activate your Reader.
Once you've activated your account you can begin adding feeds. The screenshot below provides an overview of some of the features of Google Reader.
The menu at left lists your subscriptions (here, we are subscribed to EHP-in-Press and NIEHS News). New items from all of your feeds are shown at right; to read a specific feed, click it in the list at left. You can add new RSS subscriptions by clicking Add subscription and pasting a link into the box that appears.
For more info on using Google Reader, check Google's help pages.