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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    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.


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    40 Conversation Starters That Make You Instantly Interesting

    Never struggle to make small talk again.


    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.


    How to Be More Productive in 2021, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

    From improving organization and boosting creativity to managing stress and fine-tuning your network, let the stars guide you toward your...

    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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    15 Things You Should Never Say over Text or Email

    Before you hit the send button on that text message or email, read this list of things you should never...


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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...


    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...


    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...


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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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    8 Things That Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery—And How to Fix Them

    From the temperature outside to the number of apps you have running, these are the things technology pros say are...

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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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    19 Things to Never Say to Flight Attendants

    Flight attendants have seen it all and heard it all. Although there's not much that can surprise them, there's plenty...


    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.


    10 Things HR People Won’t Tell You About Salaries and Raises

    If you’re negotiating for more money—either with a potential employer or your current boss—keep these expert tips in mind.