If your school or office blocks a large portion of the web for “productivity’s” sake, Redditor sidewayssammich shares a useful tip: just plug a site into Google Translate to view it.
So,[;y copy and paste the URL of the page you want to view into Google Translate. On the left side, click on any language as long as it isn’t “Detect Language”, then translate it into English. You should be able to view the page (possibly with a few quirks, but otherwise intact) through Google Translate.
It won’t work everywhere, but some people are reporting good success with it, and it’s especially useful if you need a blocked site for your work. Just remember there’s a reason your work or school may have sites blocked — if it’s for security reasons, you may want to think twice, but if they’re just trying to derail your productivity, it’s easier to just run it through the translator. Be sure to check out all the other things you can bypass with Google, too.