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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    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 that can annoy them.

    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?

    50 Things to Do When You’re Bored

    Don’t wait for a long stretch of time to start accomplishing things. Five minutes is all you need.

    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...

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    Why You Should Still Use Your Vacation Days During Quarantine

    By taking time away from work, you take much-needed recovery time for yourself.

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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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    13 Things Store Cashiers Secretly Wish You Would Stop Doing

    Every job comes with its own set of nuisances and for store cashiers, chances are you're it.

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    How Much Money Do I Save Working From Home?

    Chances are, it’s a lot more than you realize.

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    13 Lies Professionals Are Probably Telling You

    From little white lies to befuddling whoppers, untruths slip out of the mouths of professionals all the time. Experts reveal...

    I Lost My Job Because of the Coronavirus—Here’s How I’m Paying My Bills

    With a few lifestyle changes, I am now saving well over $1,000 a month. Plus, my ample downtime has led...

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    Take Your Daughter to Work Day Turns 27: Here’s What’s Changed

    The women's workplace has taken a few steps forward, some steps back in the nearly three decades since we've been...

    Furlough vs. Lay Off: What’s the Difference?

    There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, particularly surrounding our jobs. So let's clear this up...