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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    What It’s Like to Be a COVID-19 Contact Tracer

    What is contract tracing? Kimberly Jocelyn spends her days sharing information with people who have tested positive for the coronavirus and their close contacts who may have been exposed.

    What It’s Really Like to Be a Mail Carrier

    Read on to find out what it really means to be a postal carrier. There are even some tips on...

    12 Unusual Things Postal Carriers See Every Day

    There's nothing ever routine about a postal carrier's route from day-to-day. Here are some of the unusual things postal carriers...

    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...

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    How to Turn Off Voice Assistants

    Tech companies might not want you to turn off your device's voice assistants. But you can, and it's easy to...

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    The Best Wireless Routers to Speed Up Your Internet

    Keep your internet from getting bogged down with the best wireless routers for fast performance at the farthest range possible.

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    8 Things That Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery—And How to Fix Them

    From the temperature outside to the number of apps you have running, these are the things technology pros say are...

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    I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

    One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...

    5 States with the Largest Race Income Gap

    How much does your race affect your salary? The short answer: A lot more than you probably realize.

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    19 Things to Never Say to Flight Attendants

    Flight attendants have seen it all and heard it all. Although there's not much that can surprise them, there's plenty...

    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...

    13 Things FedEx Drivers Won’t Tell You

    Warning: FedEx drivers can choose to skip your house.

    10 Things HR People Won’t Tell You About Salaries and Raises

    If you’re negotiating for more money—either with a potential employer or your current boss—keep these expert tips in mind.

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    8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

    With passcodes, passwords, and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here's what you should know about everything...

    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...

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    11 Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary in Just One Day

    The average American has a vocabulary in the thousands. Try these tricks to make sure yours stacks up.

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    I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens

    A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...

    13 Oddest Ways People Have Made $1 Million

    From viral memes to miracle mops, we rounded up the craziest ways people have made a fortune.

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    4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam

    With the new world of widespread remote work, you might be especially eager to consider a job offer or listing...

    Why It’s So Much Harder for Black Women to Make It in the Fashion World

    A Black model explains why increasing diversity doesn’t just help those in the industry—it ensures that all people of color...

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    The States with the Most COVID-19-Related Hirings

    Looking for a job in the era of coronavirus? What could be more appropriate than working in a COVID-related role?

    Here’s What It’s Like to Be a Black Police Officer Right Now

    A black detective explains why tough conversations about policing are the first step toward real change.

    30 Pieces of Random Trivia That Might Just Come in Handy

    Not only are these bits of random trivia fascinating, they also might come in handy from time to time.

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    How Do Those “I’m Not a Robot” Tests Work?

    How does clicking a box verify your humanity?

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    What Office Culture Could Be Like When Lockdown Is Over

    The office environment you once knew has changed forever.

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    How Much Has My Quarantine Helped the Environment?

    From canceled commutes to what you eat for dinner, your new daily habits could be having a big positive impact...

    11 Things Coronavirus Has Made People Change About Their Home Lives

    Cleaning more, spending less. Cooking more, shopping less. compiled data showing how people's home-bound norms have changed during this...