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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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What Is a Returnship?

For people who've taken a career break, returnships might be just the thing to get them up to speed.

5 Ways to Career Cushion Right Now

Wondering about the security of your job and if you should be career cushioning? Here's everything you need to know...


11 Stylish and Functional Work Bags You’ll Want to Bring Everywhere

We found all the best work bags for women. Toting laptops, note pads and other gear stylishly is easier than...


Everything You Need to Know About “Act Your Wage”

Should you go above and beyond at work or should you "act your wage?"


The 3 Most Common LinkedIn Scams and How to Spot Them

LinkedIn is a valuable networking resource, but it's also attractive to fraudsters. Here's what you need to know about common...

What Is Monotasking—and Why It’s Better for You Than Multitasking

Monotasking makes you more productive and is healthier for your brain—but what is it?


These Are the Top Skills Recruiters Look for in 2023, According to an Expert

The hiring game has changed—these are the top five "skills that build skills" recruiters are looking for.


9 Things You Should Do If You’ve Just Been Laid Off

Losing your job is stressful, but this list of actionable tips will help orient you toward the future


35 Great Gifts for Coworkers Under $50 That They’ll Definitely Appreciate

Shop these personalized gifts for coworkers that let them know just how much you care—without having to ask the boss...


Taking a Wellness Week Can Actually Benefit the Workplace—Here’s Why

Meet the corporate initiative helping employees battle burnout and stress in the workplace.


This Company Tried a Three-Day Workweek—and It Worked

A three-day work week might not be for everyone, but one restaurant owner's experiment led to 100% retention on the...


Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."


Can You Be Just as Productive with a Four-Day Work Week? The Results Are In

The secret to increased productivity may be less time at work, not more, according to a new study on the...

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4 Hidden Signs You’re “Quiet Quitting” at Work

Quiet quitting is a rebellion against hustle culture. Here's how to tell if you're doing it.


What Is a Digital Nomad Visa—and 10 Exotic Places You Can Work with One

Want to get away while you get down to work? Use a digital nomad visa to work remotely from locations...


Will Robots Take Your Job? How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Future of Work

Artificial intelligence is already affecting nearly every workplace in the country. Here's how the future of AI may shape the...


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The Best April Fools’ Day Office Pranks Anyone Can Pull Off

You don’t have to be the office jokester to partake in these funny office pranks on the big day!

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What Is Business Casual? A Guide to Dressing for the Office

Office wear today is far from the stuffy attire of the past, and once you know what business casual is,...


41 Clever Gifts for Your Boss That Show You’re Paying Attention

Even the people in charge like to feel appreciated, and these gifts for bosses—from fancy pens to homey plants—will brighten...


How to Earn More Money, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Boost your bank account by harnessing your zodiac sign's best traits.


20 Funniest Back-to-Work Memes That Are All Too Relatable

With office life coming back in full swing, take time to distract yourself with the 20 funniest back-to-work memes! Laughing...


41 Success Quotes That Will Make You Even More Successful

These quotes about success will motivate you to cross off everything on your to-do list.

23 Stylish Tops to Wear for Your Next Video Call

Between Zoom, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams, we're all taking more video calls than ever before. Here's what you need...


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Here’s Why You Should Always Open Your Car Door with Your Right Hand

Opening the door with your right hand can save a biker's life.


8 Things You Should Do on a Wednesday

Hump Day is great for taking it easy—or for living it up.


19 Things Rich People Rarely Do

These tried-and-true habits—or should we say non-habits—help these rich people keep their wallets full.


10 Things You Should Always Do on a Monday

From scheduling a surgery to buying a house, the first day of the week offers significant perks.


This Is the Profession People Trust the Most

You may be surprised at these survey results that rank some of the most common professions.