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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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17 reasons it's a great time to be alive


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Today’s Business Etiquette: What You Need to Know

Whether you're the intern or the boss, learn how to be polite at work with basic office manners.


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5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

One look at this Forbes list of billionaires who never graduated from high school will make you wonder: If you...


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5 Ways to Deal with an Office Bully

Several high-profile cases of late have thrust bullying among youth into the national spotlight. Yet, unfortunately, bullying doesn’t always stop


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Take This Job and Shove It

Please Fire Me, by Jill Morris and Adam Chromy (Citadel Press, $14.95), collects dozens of hilarious vents from anonymous clock


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10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career


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6 Tips to Work Successfully with Your Spouse

How you handle working with your spouse can determine whether it's a wonderful way to make your marriage stronger or...


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How to Psych Yourself Up for an Interview

Landing a new job can have as much to do with your state of mind as your resume. Use these

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4 Reasons to Make Friends at Work

Having a pal at work will increase workplace happiness. Find out how.


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8 Ways to Work Faster on Your Computer

These tips will improve your productivity.


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Late for Work? Stock These Quick Healthy Snacks

Buy these in bulk, then pack a selection for a low-calorie, no-cook meal in minutes.


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5 Life Lessons from CEOs

Keep these lessons with you on your road to success.


25 Jobs in Demand Right Now

Check out 25 exciting jobs that are in high demand right now.


4 Gmail Tricks You Need to Know

Technology has short-circuited the Monday-Friday work week: Many bosses expect you to keep in touch on the weekend. If you...


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The Beatles as a Business Model

Here, three ways to use the Mop Tops’ wisdom to assemble a top-notch team of your own.


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4 Reasons You Need a Vacation

Vacations make us better people—and better employees. Here’s how to look at it.

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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


Dress Codes Defined

You've just been invited to a wedding, party, or business event. Here's a handy guide to help you decide what...


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How To Stop Obsessing About Work

Is there no life besides work? The first step is admitting you’re a workaholic. Once you own that, you’re ready...


6 Internship Myths: The Truth About Interning

Before you take that leap into the internship market, make sure you know what internships really can do for you—and...


Creative Ways to Personalize Your Workspace

You spend 40 or more hours per week in your office or cubicle, so why not make it your own?...

Timothy Goodman: Artist as Storyteller

Artist Timothy Goodman talked to us about drawing by hand, dancing with fear, and disobeying one's parents.


How to Use Your Emotions to Get Promoted

Here's how to turn your emotions at work into opportunities.


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How to Assert Yourself at Work

The way you talk, sit, and introduce yourself can all affect how your colleagues perceive you. If you’re not getting


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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

1. Match Your Resume to the Job To dart past job software filters, a resume must closely match your qualifications


What HR People Won’t Tell You About Salaries and Raises

What HR People Won’t Tell You About Salaries and Raises


What HR People Won’t Tell You About the Job Interview

HR pros reveal job interview dos and dont's.