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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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What It Was Like to Attend the Best Secretarial School in 1960s America

As a Katharine Gibbs girl, she learned typing, shorthand and punctuation, all while wearing high heels and white gloves.


14 of the Best Apps for Becoming More Productive and Organized

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


The Best Way to Explain a Resume Gap, According to Top Recruiters

You know you'll be asked at your next job interview about any significant breaks from work. Here's how to answer...


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If You Know 20 of These Tech Words, You Are Officially a Computer Genius

Ever feel like a dinosaur when young relatives, coworkers, or kids start speaking in tech terms and phrases that sound...


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...


The One-Minute Trick That Will Instantly Improve Your Handwriting

If you can’t read your own notes, you’re probably using the wrong body part to write.


Sarah Conyer Didn’t Even Know What an Alpaca Was. Now She and Her Husband Run an Adorable Alpa...

One day at lunch, a coworker had to explain to Sarah Conyer what an alpaca is. Now the animals play...

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9 Reasons Everyone Needs a Work Spouse

No matter how happy your are with your job, everyone needs a best friend in the office to get them...


6 Tricks Speed Readers Use to Pick Up the Pace and Learn More

The average reading speed is around 300 words per minute. With these tips, you can look forward to tripling that.


7 Tricks to Sleuth Out How Much Money Your Co-Workers Make

According to a 2014 survey from Glassdoor.com, 39 percent of employees believed that they were underpaid. If you truly believe...


9 Ways to Join a Conversation at a Party Without Being Awkward

It takes a mix of confidence, timing, and panache to jump into a discussion that's already in progress, but these...


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7 Signs You’re Headed for Work Burnout

This is about way more than a couple of stressful days.


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.


9 Voice Tricks Successful People Use to Gain Respect at Work

Don’t let the way you talk hold you back from meeting your true potential. In her book 'Successful Women Speak...


8 Things Macy’s Employees Wish You Knew About Holiday Shopping

Macy’s is the center of holiday shopping for people across the country. We talked to anonymous employees at the biggest...

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This May Be the Single Most Important Job Perk to Ask for, After Health Insurance

Despite all the advice you've heard about the most desirable job benefits, there's one that will improve your health and...


10 Beauty Supplies to Stash in Your Desk at Work

The only products you'll need for a quick office touch-up.


11 Resolutions to Make You Stand Out at Work

Doing "fine" won't get you fired, but it won't get you promoted either. Find career success by making these little changes in...


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...


The 5 Things You Need for Emotional Intelligence

Self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills are the recipe for better relationships.

10 Caring Ways to Support a Coworker Who Has Breast Cancer

For starters, never assume a coworker battling cancer wants to minimize her workflow.


10 Ways to Recover After Making a Bad First Impression

Bad first impressions are a fact of life. The good news is, with hard work and consistency, you can recover...


8 Ways to Stop Bickering About Money with Your Spouse

Finances are the top reason why couples argue. However, there are ways to maturely and fairly have "the money talk"...



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...


8 Networking Tricks For Introverts to Ease Your Awkwardness

Networking can be a daunting task, especially if you have an introvert personality. Use these tips to build meaningful connections...