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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 April Fools’ Day Office Pranks Anyone Can Pull Off

You don’t have to be the office jokester to partake in these funny office April Fools’ pranks that will leave a lasting impression.

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...


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

These gifts for coworkers will wow your colleagues—without breaking the bank.


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.


How to Earn More Money, According to Your Zodiac Sign

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

24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts...


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.


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25 Stylish Tops to Wear for Your Next Video Call

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


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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.


9 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.


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This Is the Most Malware-Infested City in America

Where you live could be putting your cybersecurity at risk.


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...


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12 Unusual White House Jobs—And Their Salaries

If you're a stellar calligrapher, there may be a job for you in the White House.


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...


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Dramatic Before-and-After Photos of How Presidents Have Aged in Office

Leading the United States of America is an incredibly large job—so much so that the impact of being president really...


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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...


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...


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...


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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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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...


17 Clever Halloween Costumes for Work

Get in the spooky spirit at the office by throwing on one of these Halloween costumes for work.


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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...


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...


12 Unusual Things Postal Carriers See Every Day

There's nothing ever routine about a postal carrier's route from day-to-day. Here are some of the unusual things postal carriers...


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...