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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    10 Irritating Phrases You Should Stop Writing in Emails 

    Whether you're addressing people at work or sending out the details for the next family reunion, some phrases should be...


    16 Smart Ways You Can Get Your Boss to Trust You

    Developing trust between you and your boss will make you a better worker, and you’ll likely end up with the...


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    9 Red Flags You’re About to Fall for a Phishing Email

    Your email inbox isn't as safe as you think.


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    7 Alarming Things a Hacker Can Do When They Have Your Email Address

    Once a hacker has access to your email, they can access a lot more of your information. Here are some...


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    7 Sneaky Things Your Voice Can Predict About Your Personality and Health

    It's not just what you say—it's what you sound like when you say it.




    This Is How You Should Really Format a Business Letter

    Email may rule work correspondence, but knowing how to write a business letter never goes out of style.

    What Is Business Casual for Women?

    What is business casual for women, anyway? The rules for appropriately chic office wear are constantly evolving. Here's what you...


    10 Things Wildly Successful People Do Every Single Day

    You can't go from intern to CEO overnight, but these 10 tips will point you to success city.


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    Smart Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy While You’re at Work All Day

    If you leave your favorite pet at home all day while you're working, don't fret—we found the most entertaining ways...


    5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

    For most, working in an office can offer a pleasant, exciting, and motivating path to a successful career. However, sometimes...


    8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to a Job Interview, According to CEOs

    Even if your qualifications make you the perfect candidate, wearing the wrong interview clothing could damage your credibility—and cost you...


    This Japanese Tradition Will Make You Less Forgetful

    Everyone makes mistakes. Here's how to catch them before they do damage.


    The 21 Best Answers to “Why Should We Hire You?”

    Hiring specialists chime in on how best to answer that dreaded interview question and snag your dream job.


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    Don’t Make These 9 Mistakes at the Office—Unless You Want Your Co-Workers to Think Less of You

    Even if you're a model of professionalism and efficiency at work, slip-ups happen. These are the ones you should try...

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    11 Secrets Five Guys Employees Won’t Tell You

    Ever wondered why there are so many peanuts in every Five Guys location—or why they serve each order 'to go'?...


    15 Milestones Everyone Needs to Reach by Age 30

    So, you've nearly hit the big 3-0! Congrats. You've probably seen a whole load of milestones along the way—make sure...


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    5 Hilarious Work Complaints from Ancient Times

    Turns out we’ve complained about our overflowing inboxes since the dawn of overtime.


    How the Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Was Almost a Massive Failure

    The Disney megahit was almost a disaster, until a series of creative brainstorms saved the day.


    The Weirdest Jobs Celebrities Had Before Becoming Famous

    Celebrities have done everything from picking bugs off of trees to dancing around in a chicken suit to get to...

    7 Questions You Should Always Ask at a Job Interview

    Get the most out of you job interview by asking these questions of your future employer.


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    The Strangest Job in Every State

    When they asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, you probably didn't say "beach gang boss"...


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    10 Sneaky Sources of Stress at Work—And How to Fix Them

    The National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health says a quarter of us list work as the number one stressor...


    These People Donated Millions After They Died—But No One Knew They Were Rich

    In life, they were humble secretaries, 
teachers, and janitors. 
When they died, they were richer 
than anyone knew—and they 
gave...


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    Here’s How Much Money Costco Store Managers Make—It’s More Than You Think

    We always knew working at Costco would be good, but not this good!


    There’s a Reason for Those Bumps on Your Keyboard’s J and F Keys

    We bet you never noticed them before, did you?