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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11 Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary in Just One Day

The average American has a vocabulary in the thousands. Try these tricks to make sure yours stacks up.

These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Semicolon

The semicolon is the comma's first cousin, but it works a little bit harder; it also makes you look smarter.


41 Little Grammar Rules to Follow to Sound Smarter

C'mon: Make your high school English teachers proud.



20 Words and Phrases Smart People Don’t Use

If you're smart, or at least want to sound intelligent, remember that some things are better left unsaid.

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14 Grammar Myths Your English Teacher Lied to You About

Your English teacher would probably be mortified, but you can safely ignore these grammar "rules."


Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.

This Is the Most Commonly Misspelled Word on Job Resumes

You can't rely on spell check to catch this one.


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.


The Best Free Grammar Check Programs Online

Making mistakes in work emails or sending a presentation in which you've confused "your" and "you're" isn't fun—and it makes...


24 Things You’ve Been Saying Wrong This Whole Time

It's hard to remember those confusing grammar rules you learned all the way back in grade school. So we rounded...

10 Phrases That Make You Sound Like a CEO

Step up your work presence by decoding these common business phrases CEOs and other higher-ups like to use.


10 Strict Grammar Rules It’s Probably Safe to Ignore

Grammar freaks often freak out about “broken rules.” But most of these examples are simply indicators of a living language...


The Most Common E-mail Mistakes Made in 2017

Make error-free writing a New Year's Resolution for 2018!


These Are the Only Times You Should Use “To Whom It May Concern”

You might want to rethink how you've been greeting your potential employers.


This Is the Best Time of Day to Send Important Emails

If you're drafting a message to your boss, a colleague, a client, or another VIP, check the time before you...