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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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15 Cool Jobs You Could Have in the Future

Drones and robots may be replacing humans in the workplace, but here are some great gigs you can look forward...

49 Secrets Your Boss Won’t Tell You—But You Need to Know

You don't get a raise because you're having a child or buying a house; you get a raise for doing...

24 Golden Rules to Being a Great Boss

The skills that got you your new gig may not be enough to help you keep it. If you've just...

What It’s Really Like to Be a Mail Carrier

Read on to find out what it really means to be a postal carrier. There are even some tips on...

23 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You

Postal workers from around the country reveal the secrets of their profession and why mail is still the country's best...

11 Daily Morning Habits of Highly Organized People

Notice how certain people seem to have effortless, calm mornings while the rest of us rush through early hours in...

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How to Turn Off Voice Assistants

Tech companies might not want you to turn off your device's voice assistants. But you can, and it's easy to...

10 Things that Highly Successful People Do Every Morning

Make your morning—and the day that follows—rock with these tips for a positive and productive morning routine from highly successful...

13 Things FedEx Drivers Won’t Tell You

Warning: FedEx drivers can choose to skip your house.

I’m an HR Manager—Here’s What We’re Not Telling You About Salaries and Raises

Are you hoping for a raise this year? Here are the insider tips you need to get the salary you...

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8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

With passcodes, passwords, and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here's what you should know about everything...

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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4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam

With the new world of widespread remote work, you might be especially eager to consider a job offer or listing...

Why It’s So Much Harder for Black Women to Make It in the Fashion World

A Black model explains why increasing diversity doesn’t just help those in the industry—it ensures that all people of color...

30 Pieces of Random Trivia That Might Just Come in Handy

Not only are these bits of random trivia fascinating, they also might come in handy from time to time.

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How Do Those “I’m Not a Robot” Tests Work?

How does clicking a box verify your humanity?

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20 Time-Management Tips That Put You in Charge of Your Day

Sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Instead of lamenting your lack of time, make...

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13 Things Store Cashiers Secretly Wish You Would Stop Doing

Every job comes with its own set of nuisances and for store cashiers, chances are you're it.

I Lost My Job Because of the Coronavirus—Here’s How I’m Paying My Bills

With a few lifestyle changes, I am now saving well over $1,000 a month. Plus, my ample downtime has led...

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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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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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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...