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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    The Sneaky Way You’re Sabotaging Your Own New Year’s Resolutions

    Every new year, we pledge that this will be the year we keep our resolutions—and then we don't. Why is...

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    Finally! A Definitive List of What Those F1 – F12 Keys Do

    You can stop wondering about those function keys. We have the answer.

    What to Eat Before Making a Big Decision

    About to make a big decision on an empty stomach? You may want to delay the choice until you fire...

    15 Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference

    If you have a favorite hobby or activity, volunteering for a related cause can make a big difference in your...

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    Do Career Tests Actually Work? I Tried 5 of Them to Find Out

    It turns out that knowing yourself is the key to choosing the perfect career, with or without a test.

    Should You Be Getting Paid Extra for Working on Holidays?

    It's Christmas, and you're at work, slaving away in your cubicle, eating leftovers. Are you required to be here today?...

    Are Crossed Arms Rude? 8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

    Body language is a form of nonverbal communication, and whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading...

    The New Year’s Resolutions 14 CEOs Are Making for 2020

    From drinking too much coffee to sleeping with their phones, CEOs struggle with a lot of the same things that...

    50 Ways to Make More Money in 2020

    Does boosting your bank account feel like an impossible dream? It’s not…as long as you know these smart and savvy...

    12 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

    From rideshare drivers to marijuana dispensers, these jobs arrived on the scene less than a decade ago—but today, they are...

    11 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Book That Helped Them Get Rich

    Sure, becoming a self-made millionaire takes a lot of hard work and maybe a little luck. It also involves listening...

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    16 Clear Signs You’re About to Be Hacked

    These are the most common cybersecurity missteps that will make you vulnerable to an attack.

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    19 of the Scariest Moments Pilots Have Experienced on the Job

    Flying is still considered the safest mode of transportation, but these pilots have stories that may make you reconsider that...

    The 12 Craziest Things People Have Tried to Expense at Work

    Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to the things folks claim are "business expenses."

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    5 Easy Ways to Make Money from Home (Instead of Working Overtime)

    We could all use a little extra cash, especially if the income stream will last through retirement. Try these age-proof...

    The Highest-Paying Job in Every State

    It doesn't matter if you're a recent college graduate or a workforce seasoned pro looking to make a major career...

    12 Ridiculous Office Rules That Companies Have Enforced

    Here's a look at some ridiculous office rules—from the odd to the annoying.

    19 Things Firefighters Wish You Knew

    Firefighters are a vast source of knowledge when it comes to preventing and surviving house fires. Here's what America's Bravest...

    20 Things You’re Probably Blaming on Millennials—But Shouldn’t

    You'd think millennials were responsible for everything! Here's why some of the country's recent trends aren't their fault—or why they've...

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    10 Things You’re Doing at Work That CEOs Wouldn’t

    People who want to succeed in their career need to avoid these things that CEOs would never do at work.

    Can You Answer This CEO’s Favorite Interview Question (That Everyone Gets Wrong)?

    Before your next interview, heed the advice of 16 CEOs and business leaders and learn how to answer the tricky...

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    Before You Hit “Unsubscribe” on Unwanted Emails, Read This First

    Being flooded with spam emails is certainly annoying, but beware of the danger that lurks in your inbox. Experts warn...

    How Long Does a Background Check Take?

    The background check for a new job doesn't need to be a mysterious process. Here's everything you need to know...

    The 20 Most In-Demand Jobs for 2021

    Worried about job security? These are the jobs that companies desperately need to fill this year and beyond.

    11 Phrases That Will Make You More Successful at Work

    Adopt these phrases and strategies to ensure you seal the deal, smooth over a difficult relationship, or impress your boss.

    How Successful People Spend the Last Hour of Their Workday

    Past the 2 p.m. slump, but not quite yet 5? Here's how to capitalize on your last hour at work,...

    8 Pieces of Advice Bill Gates Would Give His Younger Self

    Let's just say, he would have done a few things differently.