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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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...


20 Things You’re Probably Blaming on Millennials—But Shouldn’t

You'd think millennials were responsible for everything! Here's why some of the country's recent trends aren't their fault—or why they've...


The 4 Facial Features People First Notice About You

Hint: It’s not your eyes, nose, or mouth.


16 Smart Ways You Can Get Your Boss to Trust You

Developing trust between you and your boss will make you a better worker, and you’ll likely end up with the...

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...


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...

11 Small Talk Tips That Will Make You Less Awkward

Forget those awkward introductions: These tips will help you instantly connect with anyone.


8 Proven Ways to Make a Good First Impression

Want to be more memorable? These tips will help you have a lasting connection with anyone you meet.


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15 Magic Phrases to Make Anyone Trust You

Slip these words into your conversations to build trust between friends and coworkers.


9 Clear Signs You Can’t Trust Your Boss

Working for an employer you respect and trust is essential for your health, happiness, and success in the office. These...

13 Secrets the Best Motivational Speakers Know

Experts agree: Whether speaking to a few coworkers or an auditorium of hundreds, these few simple secrets from motivational speakers...


8 Discreet Signs You’re Being Taken for Granted—and What to Do About It

Being helpful is a good trait. But, let's face it: There are those people in your life who take your...


The Psychology of Surviving 7 Awkward Moments

The key to handling interactions with grace: anticipating the other person’s point of view (often before he knows it himself).


The Next Time You’re in an Argument, Use These 6 Words

It's not always about being right or wrong.


7 Ways to Deal with a Toxic Narcissist at Work

Having a narcissist in your workplace can make every day a challenge. We asked relationship experts how to manage game-playing...

How to Give a Sincere Compliment

Use these 15 tips to become a pro at praising people in a way they will really appreciate.


These Two Words Can Make Dealing with Jerks Much Less Painful

Controlling your own behavior is a far better solution than retaliation.


Here’s How to Keep Your Cool Around Jerks (According to a Professor Who Studies Them)

It could be a colleague, boss, friend, or family member—and yes, it could even be you.


8 Ways to Use Body Language to Build Trust

These nonverbal cues will help people see you as more trustworthy.


7 Ways You Can Fake Looking Smart in a Meeting

All you need is one thing to say, and the right way to say it.


You Can’t Earn Someone’s Trust Without This One Thing, According to an FBI Agent

Forget the “golden rule.” You should start following the “platinum rule,” instead.


This Is the One Thing That Couples Fight About More Than Sex

In the words of Barrett Strong, "Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love don't pay my bills."


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This Is the Surprising Reason You Can’t Achieve Work-Life Balance

Sometimes, it feels as though there just aren't enough hours in the day. Between working your socks off, caring for...

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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.


Is Your Coworker Trustworthy? 9 Signs They May Not Have Your Best Interests in Mind

While every industry yields its own set of unique trends and expectations, whom you work with day-in and day-out is...


Awkward Habits That Actually Make You Seem Trustworthy

They may not be sophisticated, but these work surprisingly well.


Forget Book Club: This Fishing Club Is the Ultimate Female Bonding Experience

No competitions and no judgment—WI Women Fish brings women from six states and Canada together for fishing trips and female...


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This Is the Single Best Way to Deal with an Embarrassing Moment Gracefully

You can't retract your slip-up, but you can do these things next.


9 Ways to Join a Conversation at a Party Without Being Awkward

It takes a mix of confidence, timing, and panache to jump into a discussion that's already in progress, but these...