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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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.


13 Things Librarians Won’t Tell You (But Every Reader Needs to Know)

Avoid late fees, get the most out of your library card, and find out what's really in those book drops.


6 Tricks Speed Readers Use to Pick Up the Pace and Learn More

The average reading speed is around 300 words per minute. With these tips, you can look forward to tripling that.


7 Book Titles to Drop that Help You Ace the Job Interview

Discussing and name-dropping books can help you stand out in the job-hunting crowd. These titles will give you a smart,...

11 Ways the Most Productive People Handle Their Emails

Even though it’s meant as a tool for productivity, email end up as nothing more than a distraction. Productivity expert...


This Might Be the Single Best Way to Make a Long Commute Go By in a Flash

Scientists singled out this totally free, low-effort hack: listen to a podcast.

5 Times Paper Is Way Better Than Digital

Here's when to skip the impulse to reach for your phone or laptop and pick up a pen instead.


Do You Have Grit? This 3-Question Mini Quiz Can Tell You

Forget optimism, charisma, or emotional intelligence. Do you have the #1 trait that you really need to get ahead?


5 Geniuses with Serious Procrastination Problems

Have trouble making yourself begin a project? Don't worry: you're in brilliant company.


8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can lead and succeed at work,...

Successful Leaders Have These 5 Mantras Memorized

Learn powerful principles to help you think like an elite warrior and lead and succeed at work, at home, and...


RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat Goliath.


Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO

Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, shares four lessons learned on his way to brewing up a big success.