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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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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.


How to Set Up a Perfectly Productive Cubicle, According to Science

Keep your important files close and a stress ball and lemon mist closer.


The Annoying Reasons You’re Always Late, and How to Outsmart Them

Punctually challenged or trying to reform someone who is? Figuring out your time-sucking triggers is the first step developing better...


3 Reasons Strict ‘Time Management’ Actually Ruins Your Productivity

Trying to be better at scheduling your time? Stop. It doesn't make you happier or more productive.

4 Daily Emotions You Feel At Work and How They Can Make You More Productive

Happy? Sad? Anxious? Mad? Each emotion may be perfectly suited to improve your performance on certain types of tasks. Here's...


Get Through Hump Day: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Happier at Work

If you think you have to love, love, love your job to be happy at work, consider this research that...


The IFTTT Recipes that Will Make Your Life Better

Activate these "recipes" and you'll be an efficiency machine in no time.


Perfect Timing: How to Make the Most of the Day

From when to send e-mail, sell something on ebay, or make a baby, find out how to best use your...


10 Ways to De-Stress Your Work Day

Career stress? Here's how to simplify your 9 to 5.


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How to Manage Your Time Better

These days, it can be difficult to find time for even the smallest of tasks. People are constantly on the