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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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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...

11 Things to Never Say at Work

You know better than to say racist comments, spew blatant sexual harassment, and discuss politics in the workplace, but there...

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Is It Bad to Forcibly Shut Down Your Computer?

Pressing the power button to turn off your computer can save time—but can it also damage your machine?

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13 Women CEOs Who Made History

It's now 2020, and while women have been making some impressive inroads, breaking the glass ceiling of certain industries has...

How to Sign a Document on Your Computer

More businesses are moving into the future by embracing e-signatures. Here’s what you need to know to sign correctly and...

This Is the Average Commute Time in Every U.S. State

Americans spend an inordinate amount of time commuting to work each day—find out how your state stacks up.

Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.

This Is the Day You’re Most Likely to Call in Sick

Sick days are sometimes contagious, as any boss can tell you. Find out when workers are more likely to be...

Here’s How Your Employer Knows Everything You Do Online

Forget about just reading the emails you send on your work computer. Your employer could be monitoring your every keystroke.

16 Things CEOs Always Do Before Bed

From journaling to playing video games, these strategies help CEOs fall asleep easily, wake up happy, and seize the day....

How One of the Largest Delivery Services Prepares for Christmas

After learning how UPS delivers Christmas to millions worldwide, you may never complain about your own hectic holiday season again!

What to Eat Before Making a Big Decision

About to make a big decision on an empty stomach? You may want to delay the choice until you fire...

15 Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference

If you have a favorite hobby or activity, volunteering for a related cause can make a big difference in your...

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Do Career Tests Actually Work? I Tried 5 of Them to Find Out

It turns out that knowing yourself is the key to choosing the perfect career, with or without a test.

Are Crossed Arms Rude? 8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

Body language is a form of nonverbal communication, and whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading...

12 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

From rideshare drivers to marijuana dispensers, these jobs arrived on the scene less than a decade ago—but today, they are...

11 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Book That Helped Them Get Rich

Sure, becoming a self-made millionaire takes a lot of hard work and maybe a little luck. It also involves listening...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Money from Home (Instead of Working Overtime)

We could all use a little extra cash, especially if the income stream will last through retirement. Try these age-proof...

12 Ridiculous Office Rules That Companies Have Enforced

Here's a look at some ridiculous office rules—from the odd to the annoying.

20 Things You’re Probably Blaming on Millennials—But Shouldn’t

You'd think millennials were responsible for everything! Here's why some of the country's recent trends aren't their fault—or why they've...

Can You Answer This CEO’s Favorite Interview Question (That Everyone Gets Wrong)?

Before your next interview, heed the advice of 16 CEOs and business leaders and learn how to answer the tricky...