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 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 sucking up your battery power like crazy.

10 Ways to Prioritize Like a Boss

We rounded up the best tips and advice from successful business owners on how to get stuff done.


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...


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...


How Successful People Spend the Last Hour of Their Workday

Past the 2 p.m. slump, but not quite yet 5? Here's how to capitalize on your last hour at work,...

There’s $40 Billion in Unclaimed Money: Here’s How to Find Out If Any Is Yours

There's over $40 billion in unclaimed funds, unclaimed money, and other unclaimed property owed to individuals by the government, bank,...


9 Ways to Unplug on Vacation Without Going Crazy

If you want to actually relax and have fun on your vacation, taking a digital detox is key. Here's how...

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7 Alarming Things a Hacker Can Do When They Have Your Email Address

Once a hacker has access to your email, they can access a lot more of your information. Here are some...


This Is How You Should Really Format a Business Letter

Email may rule work correspondence, but knowing how to write a business letter never goes out of style.


5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

For most, working in an office can offer a pleasant, exciting, and motivating path to a successful career. However, sometimes...


This Japanese Tradition Will Make You Less Forgetful

Everyone makes mistakes. Here's how to catch them before they do damage.

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10 Sneaky Sources of Stress at Work—And How to Fix Them

The National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health says a quarter of us list work as the number one stressor...


12 Ways You’re Giving off a Bad Vibe Without Realizing It

The body postures, facial expressions, and other behaviors below can broadcast negativity to people around you, hurting your reputation and...


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9 Coffee Shop Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow

When you sit at a table to organize your bills or get a jump-start on work, is it OK to...


How to Dodge 8 Tricky Interview Questions—Including Flat-Out Illegal Ones

Ace your next job interview by properly preparing for the unexpected. Here's how to handle some potentially damaging questions while...


13 Things You Can Do to Get a Promotion in 2019

The first rule on how to get a promotion is to stop thinking of it as something you "get" and...

10 Things You Must Consider Before Dating a Coworker

What happens if you fall in love at your workplace? Can you handle it professionally, without jeopardizing your career, or...


15 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Land That Promotion

You may think you know how to be a shining star at work. But we spoke to bosses and experts...


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How to Handle 7 of Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

The real test of our manners comes when we are dealing with our most embarrassing moments. Here are some doozies,...


10 Things to Always Do on Your Last Day of Work

Whether you're departing on a high note or a low one, the last day of work can be awkward and...


12 Signs Your Workplace Is Toxic

Your work environment can make a huge impact on your health, which is why it's so important to ensure that...


8 Ways to Build Trust with Your Coworkers

Generally, one-third of our days are spent at work. This work environment can either enhance or diminish employee morale and...


The New Rules on How to Write a Cover Letter

Human resources and hiring experts offer tips and tricks that will allow your cover letter lead to your next great...


Don’t Get Sick or Robbed on Vacation! 22 Tips for a Better Hotel Stay

Hotels can feel like a great retreat, but traveling also leaves you more vulnerable than ever to getting sick or...

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9 Resume Mistakes That Could Seriously Cost You the Job

Your resume is the first impression you give a potential employer. Here's how to make sure it is not your...


This Is How to Get Cast as Movie Extra

Get ready for your (small) big-screen debut.


9 Signs You’re in the Wrong Career—and How to Find Work You Love

Some three-quarters of employees would jump at another offer. Here's how to know if your career is screaming for change—and...


14 Secret Signs You Might Be Getting Fired

HR pros reveal how to avoid getting a pink slip, how to know when it’s coming, and what to do...


46 Simple Tips to Help Improve Your Business in Just One Day

These simple changes could make a world of a difference. Get advice and inspiration on how to start or grow...


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20 Secrets Your Work Colleagues Desperately Wish They Could Tell You

Chances are, if they always ask if you want a mint, they're not doing it out of the goodness of...