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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How to Be More Productive in 2021, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

From improving organization and boosting creativity to managing stress and fine-tuning your network, let the stars guide you toward your best self this year.

11 Daily Morning Habits of Highly Organized People

Notice how certain people seem to have effortless, calm mornings while the rest of us rush through early hours in...


10 Things that Highly Successful People Do Every Morning

Make your morning—and the day that follows—rock with these tips for a positive and productive morning routine from highly successful...


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20 Time Management Tips That Actually Work

Sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Instead of lamenting your lack of time, make...


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I’ve Worked from Home for 20 Years—Here’s How I Stay Focused

These tips will increase your productivity and help you stay sane.

How to Be More Productive In Your First Hour of Work

After you grab coffee, chat with your coworkers, and scan your email, the first hour of your workday has blown...


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Don’t Make These 9 Mistakes at the Office—Unless You Want Your Co-Workers to Think Less of You

Even if you're a model of professionalism and efficiency at work, slip-ups happen. These are the ones you should try...

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10 Sneaky Sources of Stress at Work—And How to Fix Them

The National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health says a quarter of us list work as the number one stressor...


8 Daily Habits of Naturally Productive People

Who knew putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, could be as simple as these easy steps.


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...


34 Easy Ways to Make Your Work Day Less Stressful

Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressor. These tricks will keep the...

9 Productive Ways to Make the Most Out of Getting Fired

If you suspect you may be getting laid off, or the moment has arrived, you can still use the situation...


8 Surprising Secrets That’ll Help You Be Happier at Work

Try these simple tactics to manage stress better and improve your overall happiness.


15 Insider Tips Career Coaches Won’t Tell You for Free

We rounded up awesome advice and surprising tips from leading life and career coaches. Now is the time to pursue...


11 Productivity Tips Incredibly Busy People Always Use

Everyone gets the same amount of hours in the day—it’s just about how we use them. Here’s how to make...


12 Ways to Improve Your Productivity in 5 Seconds Flat

Have a couple of seconds? Instantly find your focus to get more done in less time.

This Is the Single Most Productive Hour of the Work Year

When do you feel at your most productive? According to a new report from Pricenomics, it should be at this...


Here’s Exactly How Often the Most Productive People Take Breaks

If you're looking to get more done, you may want to consider working less.


This Is the Most Productive Way to Handle Any Failure

Science is officially giving you permission to beat yourself up over getting things wrong.


This Is How Ditching Work Can Help Your Productivity, According to Science

There is that new laser tag place right down the street...


10 Tricks for Setting Up the Most Productive Workspace

Having a hard time starting new projects at work? Maximize your time at the office with these simple tips to...


This Is Why You’re Way More Productive at Work When You Don’t Read Your E-mails—Seriously!

Ignoring emails for a few hours could be the best time management tip ever.


Some of the Greatest Thinkers in the World Had This Productivity Trick in Common

The surprisingly simple tip worked for Darwin, Dickens, and other history-making thinkers.


14 of the Best Apps for Becoming More Productive and Organized in 2017

From the best apps for organizing your home to apps for streamlining your family's schedules, we've rounded up the top...

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Successful People Do These 10 Things After Work

It’s not all work and no play. Here’s how successful people manage to de-stress, work out, and carve out family...


Attention, Perfectionists! 8 Clever Ways to Organize Everything at Your Desk

Let's be honest: Shuffling through that jumbled pile of papers is not the most productive use of your time.


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...


11 Ways the Most Productive People Handle Their Emails

Even though it’s meant as a tool for productivity, email end up as nothing more than a distraction. Productivity expert...


The 18 Best Things You Can Do for a Stress-Free, Productive Start to Your Workday

Why you should sip green tea and only check emails for 15 minutes.


5 Times Paper Is Way Better Than Digital

Here's when to skip the impulse to reach for your phone or laptop and pick up a pen instead.