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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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How These 7 People Turned Their Hobby Into a Successful Career—and How You Can, Too

Thinking about quitting your day job and taking on your hobby full-time? Before jumping in the deep-end head first, here's...

14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket

Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...

The Three Little Words That Google and Facebook Employees Use for Their Best Brainstorming

Researchers at Google, Facebook, and IDEO agree that this simple phrase is magic for brainstorming.

Here’s the Awesome Reason Why People in Sweden Only Work Six Hours per Day

Maybe we should rethink how much time we spend in the office.

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There’s a Reason You Work Better in Coffee Shops

Enjoy your latte with an extra dose of productivity.

Having a Lucky Pen Could Make You a Better Writer, Says Science

Customizing your gear can make you better at what you do.

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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...

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...

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...

The 5 Things You Need for Emotional Intelligence

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

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 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...

Everyone Should Know the “20-Second Rule” for Breaking Bad Habits

Make nasty habits a little harder to follow, and your brain will do the rest.

You’ve Got This: Mental Tricks to Feel in Control When Everything Is Going Wrong

You can’t control everything in life, but you do have a say in your own actions. When you feel like...

15 Body Language Mistakes You Make During Job Interviews

The majority of our communication comes from body language. Here's how to avoid sending the wrong message—and sabotaging your job...

8 Ways to Inspire New Ideas and Have More Eureka Moments

Being sleepy can boost your ability to have an "aha!" moment as much as 20 percent.

Fake Being Smart: These 9 Daily Habits Make You Look Intelligent

Simple habits that will help you project an air of intelligence, no matter who you're talking to.

8 Reasons You Can’t Focus and What to Do About It

It takes your brain 15 minutes to regain focus after checking an email—whether you respond to it or not.

6 Ways Doodling Can Make You Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

According to numerous studies, doodling is a mental tool that improves concentration, memory, creativity, and even happiness. Every president doodled...

Laid Off? 8 Ways to Mentally Recover

Get yourself into a positive frame of mind before you tackle your new job search.

Brilliant Career Advice From CEO Introverts

These quiet leaders have something important to say.

9 Things All Good Listeners Do During Daily Conversations

Communication is crucial in this high-stress, high-speed, and high-tech world. Sometimes amid all that’s going on, we forget to really...

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...

10 Unexpected Ways Your Clothes Can Change Your Mood

Ponder this before you select your next office outfit or workout duds.