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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    11 Quotes From Female Supreme Court Justices That Will Give You a Major Confidence Boost

    On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice. Since then, three...


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    13 Things Airlines Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Flier Should Know)

    From how to get the best seats to disgusting airplane habits to avoid, get these insider secrets to a safer,...


    8 Oh-So-Oprah Quotes That Will Help You Seize the Day

    Wish you had a little Oprah Winfrey in your pocket who would give you advice when you needed it most?...


    Be Thankful Your Mom Didn’t Send This Email to Your Boss

    Could you imagine emailing the CEO of the company where your child is about to intern to make sure he'll...


    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...


    9 Important, Invisible Job Skills You Might Not Realize You Have

    It’s not just the bullet points on your resume that make for a successful career. These little workplace habits and...


    5 Geniuses with Serious Procrastination Problems

    Have trouble making yourself begin a project? Don't worry: you're in brilliant company.


    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...

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    9 Meaningful Ways to Use Body Language to Get What You Want

    From landing a job to losing weight, these body language tricks can do the work for you.


    3 Little Ways to Avoid Dreading Sunday Nights

    Reclaim happy weekends by using these tactics from to avoid hating Sunday nights.


    MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online

    The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions.


    Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts

    How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution.


    5 Powerful Ways to Use Body Language at Work

    Increase your stock at the office with these body language tricks.


    10 Things People Won’t Tell You When You Lose Your Job

    You can wallow, or see your job loss as an opportunity for self-discovery.


    5 Compelling Reasons to Consider Unplugging From Technology

    You're right to sometimes ignore texts and email in your inbox. Here are five research-backed arguments that support unplugging from...


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    How to Protect a Stolen Laptop From Thieves

    Here, expert tricks to beat any computer thief, recover your hardware, and save your data in just a few easy...

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    What’s Your Work Personality?

    Your future success depends on knowing what type you are, and how you should act.


    7 Online Privacy Tools You Should Use

    If you're worried about your personal information falling into the wrong hands, these online privacy resources will help you feel...


    What It’s Like to Be a Personal Assistant to the Rich and Famous

    "I’ve worked for some people and felt like I was helping make the world a worse place."


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    18 of the Best Jobs for Introverts

    You don't need to have a big personality to make a big impact in your career—and to earn a big...


    10 Winston Churchill Quotes That Get You to the Corner Office

    Kick your way to upper management with these quotes from the fierce British leader, who was born on November 30,...

    Meet the World’s Dumbest Criminals, Politicians, and Bosses

    Head-scratching decisions … Ludicrous power trips … Bizarre regulations … Of course we’re laughing at these guys!


    8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

    Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can lead and succeed at work,...


    Successful Leaders Have These 5 Mantras Memorized

    Learn powerful principles to help you think like an elite warrior and lead and succeed at work, at home, and...


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    How Google Became the Best Place to Work

    For the fourth consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine. Here's why.


    RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

    Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat Goliath.


    Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO

    Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, shares four lessons learned on his way to brewing up a big success.