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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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The Sneaky Way You’re Sabotaging Your Own New Year’s Resolutions

Every new year, we pledge that this will be the year we keep our resolutions—and then we don't. Why is that? Inspirational author Jon Acuff's book, Finish, has the answer you never saw coming.

8 Pieces of Advice Bill Gates Would Give His Younger Self

Let's just say, he would have done a few things differently.


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10 Celebrities Who Used to Work at McDonald’s

Before they started attending awards shows, they had to put on their uniform and clock in at the famous fast...


How to Find More Meaning In Your Life, According to 5 People Who Did

Living a meaningful life can be different for everyone, but in these five incredible people found that what really matters...


If You Want to Be Really Happy at Work, These Are the Companies for You

Whether you're serving Uncle Sam or serving burgers at a famous West Coast fast food joint, with these jobs you'll...

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13 Important Lessons About School You Never Actually Learn in School

Long after back-to-school season is over, these learning strategies will come in handy for life outside the classroom.


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...

Don’t Even Consider Moving Without Answering These Important Questions

As a life coach, the author has helped clients decide if they should move across the country, out of the...


The Youth Organization That Keeps Churning Out Trailblazers—It’s Not the Girl Scouts

You might think Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or the 4-H Club are just childhood activities, but wait till you hear...


12 New Networking Rules You’ll Need to Land That Dream Job

Need to brush up on your networking skills? Career guru Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network, shares the...


You Need This Insightful Life Advice from 15 Famous Introverts

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” —Aristotle

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5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

One look at this Forbes list of billionaires who never graduated from high school will make you wonder: If you...


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Inspiring Stories of Famous People Who Achieved Their Dreams

The Manager Who Couldn’t Write By Gary Sledge What launched Amy Tan’s career was not a big break, but a