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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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The Best Business Casual Pieces Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

What qualifies as business casual for women these days? Learn the new rules, and then update your wardrobe with the style essentials that will help you look your best.

40 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 will brighten their day—and their office.


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...


25 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...


8 Things You Should Do on a Wednesday

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

Can You Trust Your Dentist?

While most of the professionals who care for 
our teeth are reputable and honest, 
dentistry is less science-based and regulated...


I Went to 50 Different Dentists and Almost All of Them Gave Me a Different Diagnosis

From one dentist I got a quote of $460 for all of the work I needed to be done. From...

4 Jobs with Lifetime Appointments (That Aren’t Supreme Court Justice)

There are a handful of other jobs that you can keep forever—if you’re lucky enough to get one of them...


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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...


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What It’s Like to Be a COVID-19 Contact Tracer

What is contract tracing? Kimberly Jocelyn spends her days sharing information with people who have tested positive for the coronavirus...


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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...

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The Best Wireless Routers to Speed Up Your Internet

Keep your internet from getting bogged down with the best wireless routers for fast performance at the farthest range possible.


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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,...


5 States with the Largest Race Income Gap

How much does your race affect your salary? The short answer: A lot more than you probably realize.


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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...


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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...


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The States with the Most COVID-19-Related Hirings

Looking for a job in the era of coronavirus? What could be more appropriate than working in a COVID-related role?


Here’s What It’s Like to Be a Black Police Officer Right Now

A black detective explains why tough conversations about policing are the first step toward real change.

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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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What Office Culture Could Be Like When Lockdown Is Over

The office environment you once knew has changed forever.


11 Things Coronavirus Has Made People Change About Their Home Lives

Cleaning more, spending less. Cooking more, shopping less. Homes.com compiled data showing how people's home-bound norms have changed during this...


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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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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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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...