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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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49 Secrets Your Boss Won’t Tell You—But You Need to Know

You don't get a raise because you're having a child or buying a house; you get a raise for doing good work, not having a good sob story. And also, they're just as annoyed by your coworker who sings with their headphones in as you are. Here's everything else they won't tell you.

24 Golden Rules to Being a Great Boss

The skills that got you your new gig may not be enough to help you keep it. If you've just...


17 Clever Halloween Costumes for Work

Get in the spooky spirit at the office by throwing on one of these Halloween costumes for work.


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...


23 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You

Postal workers from around the country reveal the secrets of their profession and why mail is still the country's best...


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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27 Things You Shouldn’t Say When Talking to a Flight Attendant

Not much can surprise flight attendants, but there's plenty that can annoy them—like these rude, invasive or otherwise off-putting statements...


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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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...


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?