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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    Dos and Dont’s of Traveling with Your Boss

    Business trips with the boss offer plenty of potential for catastrophe, but they also give you a chance to shine.

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    Avoid Muscle Aches: Stretch at Your Desk

    You know the drill: you’ve been sitting at your desk all day at work, hunched over your keyboard and staring

    How to Write Your Memoir

    Thinking about your legacy? Wondering how to achieve a small measure of immortality? Write a memoir.

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    James Dyson on Creating a Vacuum that Actually, Well, Sucks

    Exasperated with his vacuum, James Dyson took some cardboard, kitchen scissors, and duct tape and patched together his first bagless

    7 Healthy Lunch Salads to Take to Work

    The perfect food to fuel your workday.

    13 Ways to Be a Better Co-Worker

    Get to know the people you spend 40 hours a week with better with these simple behavioral changes.

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    How To Use Social Media to Promote Your Business

    Stacy Johnson from shares his 4 easy tips on how to take your small business to the next level.

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    13 Funny Job Descriptions

    Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, asked visitors to his website to describe their job in one sentence....

    How One Woman Built a $400 Million Trucking Business

    How one woman from Detroit built a $400 million business simply by delivering the goods.

    24 Ways to Brighten Your Morning

    The morning is probably no one’s favorite part of the day, particularly if you stayed up the night before to

    Meet the Man Behind Zumba: Beto Perez

    He built a global empire helping people have fun and burn calories.

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    Messy Guys Make Millions Selling Green Cleaning Products

    Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry were having dinner with their new investors. The 27-year-old entrepreneurs had finally gotten a million

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    6 Ways to Gain More Time in Your Day

    Take on Tasks One at a TimeWe think we are reducing stress by accomplishing more than one thing at a

    5 Winners Teach Us How to Learn From Failure

    Lots of Americans are tasting failure for the first time now and immediately trying to spit it out. Whether it's...

    4 Ways to Follow Your Dreams

    4 Ways to Follow Your Dreams

    Top Resources for Finding a Job

    These resources could lead you to your next big career move.

    9 Recession-Proof Careers

    Despite the economic downturn, these careers are still growing.

    How to Find a New Job

    Tips for job fairs and using online job resources.

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    Dreamers: The Making of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans

    No matter how much weight she lost or how often she exercised, Lisa Rudes Sandel couldn’t flatten her stomach. “I

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    9 Recession-Proof Careers

    1. Education Math and science teachers will be in demand as the U.S. struggles to compete with other countries in

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    8 Secrets to Managing Workplace Stress

    You have a greater ability to shape your office environment than you may realize. 1. Take breaks throughout the day.

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    How to Get Your Voicemails Returned

    Your doctor said he’d call Tuesday with the test results. It’s now Friday, and three voice mails later, still no

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    Who’s Hiring?

    Four years ago, Laura Dobney of Avon, Ohio, was an office manager for a local doctor. Today, she’s a surgical

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    Inspiring Stories of Famous People Who Achieved Their Dreams

    The Manager Who Couldn’t Write By Gary Sledge What launched Amy Tan’s career was not a big break, but a

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    Shedding the Afternoon Office Rut

    If you’re like many people, shortly after lunch, your head begins buzzing, your concentration plummets, your eyes droop, and the