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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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8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents...


Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

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

17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...


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

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.

11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal

It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...


12 Cool Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

Our culture emphasizes education as the path to satisfying and lucrative careers. Education is one path to success but not...


Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive weekends in her book ‘What Successful People...


Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

That’s more than the annual salaries of everyone who lives in Australia combined.


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.


10 Things a Single Parent Wants You to Know

Raising kids is hard enough with two parents in the equation, so how do people do it with only one?...


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14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket

Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...


What You Need to Do to Bounce Back Stronger from Failure

We all make mistakes. It's how we handle it that can make matters better—or worse.


Those Kids Said WHAT?! 28 Hilarious Real-Life Teacher Stories

American educators sent in their funniest classroom stories by the thousands. Read the $1,000 prize winner and more of our...