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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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Furlough vs. Lay Off: What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, particularly surrounding our jobs. So let's clear this up...


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What It’s Really Like to Work at Trader Joe’s During Coronavirus

It’s not easy being an essential worker in the middle of a pandemic, but we’re all trying to do our...


What to Cut Out of Your Budget During a Pandemic

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an economic crisis. Here's how you can save money during this uncertain...


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16 Things to Never Do on a Work Computer

From streaming videos to downloading files, there are a lot of things that can get you in trouble.


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21 Times Video Conference Calls Went Hilariously Wrong

Video conferencing is new to a lot of us, and that means there are bound to be incidents. At least...


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Why I Still Get Dressed Every Day to Work from Home

Yes, I could wear fuzzy PJs all day as I work. But here's why I don't (and maybe you shouldn't,...


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14 Working from Home Memes That Are Hilariously Accurate

The majority of Americans are working from home for the foreseeable future. Instead of longing to get out of the...


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75 Work Cartoons to Help You Get Through the Week

Beyond Dilbert: Take a break at the office and laugh with our collection of Reader's Digest cartoons about work and...


What to Do if You’re Laid Off Due to Coronavirus

Taking these smart steps right now can make all the difference.



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8 Geniuses Who Made History in Quarantine

These celebrated people emerged from plague, exile, months of bed rest, or wartime occupation with some seriously incredible work.


26 Stores That Promise to Keep Paying Employees Amid Coronavirus Closures

You can feel good spending your hard-earned cash at one of these brands that supports its employees.


Here’s How I’m Making My Business Virtual Post-Coronavirus

Seven entrepreneurs share how they're adapting (and even growing!) their physical businesses online.


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11 Working from Home Cartoons We Can All Relate to Right Now

Being stuck in the home office can get old very fast. Remember to stay focused, don't start going on a...


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...

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I’ve Worked from Home for 20 Years—Here’s How I Stay Focused

These tips will increase your productivity and help you stay sane.


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Here’s Exactly What You Need to Be Successful Working from Home

Increase your productivity, make yourself comfy, and improve your health by upgrading to this home-office setup.


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13 Golden Rules for Working from Home

It’s important to set boundaries between work and home life and to establish firm routines to keep you motivated.


I Have Asperger’s—And I Found My Dream Job in Las Vegas

Your biggest challenges can ultimately help you discover your biggest strengths.


This 26-Year-Old Turned His Side Gig Into a $500,000-a-Year Business

How he went from day job to dream job in just a few short years.

20 Business Secrets from the Savviest Girl Scout Cookie Sellers

Need motivation to get ahead in your career? Look no further than these Girl Scouts, who have a stronger entrepreneurial...


11 Highest-Paying Jobs That Require Zero Experience

It's tricky to land a job that requires prior experience if you cannot get a job to gain that much-needed...


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15 Things You Didn’t Know Your Mac Laptop Could Do

You won’t believe what you’ve been missing—and how much easier it will make your life.


Business Travel: Read This Before You Have to Travel for Work

From navigating an airport and a rental car line to finding healthy food options along the way, traveling for work...


14 Careers That Could Make You a Millionaire Before You Retire

In a survey of millionaires, these are the top careers where you could sock away a million by the time...


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Why Wednesday Is the Best Day to Take Off Work

Not taking a long weekend might be better for your health in the long run.