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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15 Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference

If you have a favorite hobby or activity, volunteering for a related cause can make a big difference in your life—and someone else's.

These People Donated Millions After They Died—But No One Knew They Were Rich

In life, they were humble secretaries, 
teachers, and janitors. 
When they died, they were richer 
than anyone knew—and they 
gave...


I Sold a Multimillion Dollar Company to Work with Prisoners

An eye-opening visit to a prison led this man into a life of helping inmates and the disadvantaged. Learn why...


14 Shocking Discoveries Plumbers Have Found in Pipes

If you think pulling a hairy ball of gunk out of your shower drain is gross, wait till you see...


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19 Inspiring Quotes from Teachers Around the World

Teachers are shaping the future leaders of our world.

This Inspiring 83-Year-Old Runs a 210-Acre Farm—and Has No Plans of Retiring

There’s no mandatory retirement age on this sister’s farm.


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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