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They say you spend over a third of your life working, so you might as well love what you do. Whether you are loving every second of work, searching for a new career, or just trying to make the workday a little more bearable—Reader’s Digest is here with the tips, tools, and strategies to help you get to work.

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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on Amazon.

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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents...


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...


My Husband and I Got Laid Off the Same Week—This Is the Only Thing That Saved Us from Becoming Homeless

You never think it can happen to you...until it does. Planning ahead even just a little can help in a...


Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.

17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...


Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.

11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal

It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...


12 Cool Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

Our culture emphasizes education as the path to satisfying and lucrative careers. Education is one path to success but not...


Top 10 Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money

Who says college isn't worth it? Graduates of each of these 10 small colleges can look forward to cashing in...


Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive weekends in her book ‘What Successful People...


I Grew Up in the Projects—Here’s How Determination Started My Modeling Career

I was a poor, white girl from the projects of Alabama. I didn't belong in a beauty competition, but I...

11 Stories That Prove the Life-Changing Impact of Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Visiting a parent at work can open up all sorts of career possibilities. To find out just how powerful this...


The Psychology of Surviving 7 Awkward Moments

The key to handling interactions with grace: anticipating the other person’s point of view (often before he knows it himself).


Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

That’s more than the annual salaries of everyone who lives in Australia combined.


13 Things Librarians Won’t Tell You (But Every Reader Needs to Know)

Avoid late fees, get the most out of your library card, and find out what's really in those book drops.


10 Things a Single Parent Wants You to Know

Raising kids is hard enough with two parents in the equation, so how do people do it with only one?...


4 First, Humble Jobs of CEOs That Will Remind You Anything Is Possible

When we encounter top industry leaders it seems as though they were always successful. The truth is everyone has to...


I Run an Apple Farm with My Husband and Five Kids—Here’s What Our Lives Look Like

This Pennsylvania farm family tends 
its orchard with love and joy.


My Teenage Son Is on the Autism Spectrum—but He’s Determined to Hold a Job

Gus has found a calling, for now, 
as a doorman. 
But what about when he grows up? 
He is part...

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This Keyboard Invention Could Completely Change the Way Kids Learn to Type

A pair of inventive college students hope that their gadget will soon become the standard in elementary schools.


Here’s Why You Should Always Take Notes the Old-Fashioned Way—and Not on Your Laptop

As more and more students bring their laptops into the classroom, some of their professors are wondering whether it's helping...or...


This Is the One Thing That Couples Fight About More Than Sex

In the words of Barrett Strong, "Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love don't pay my bills."


Hawaiian Cowboys: The Side of Hawaii You Never Knew About

A fifth-generation cattle rancher rides 200 years of tradition on Hawaii's Big Island.


14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket

Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...


What You Need to Do to Bounce Back Stronger from Failure

We all make mistakes. It's how we handle it that can make matters better—or worse.