Work & Career

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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    Why You Should Still Use Your Vacation Days During Quarantine

    By taking time away from work, you take much-needed recovery time for yourself.

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    20 Time Management Tips That Actually Work

    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.

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    How Much Money Do I Save Working From Home?

    Chances are, it’s a lot more than you realize.

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    13 Lies Professionals Are Probably Telling You

    From little white lies to befuddling whoppers, untruths slip out of the mouths of professionals all the time. Experts reveal...

    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...

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    Take Your Daughter to Work Day Turns 27: Here’s What’s Changed

    The women's workplace has taken a few steps forward, some steps back in the nearly three decades since we've been...

    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.

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    22 Essentials You Didn’t Realize You’d Need While Stuck at Home

    Amazon is prioritizing essentials, so hopefully it’s not too late to stock up on these must-haves that you didn't know...

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    The Best Work-From-Home Essentials at Target

    Creating a home office space is a whole lot easier (and less expensive) than you think!

    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.