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Danny Rubin


Danny Rubin is a blogger and media consultant based in Washington, DC. His day job is with Frank Magid Associates, where he helps newspapers and TV stations boost subscriptions and ratings through audience research. He also runs News To Live By, a blog that offers daily tips on how we can apply the lessons of the news to our own lives. The blog often focuses on career issues and demonstrates how you can improve just by reading the news. When he's not buried in the day's headlines, Danny likes to run, play basketball, collect vinyl records and do crossword puzzles. Follow him on Twitter.

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17 truths for graduates

17 Hard Truths Every College Grad Must Understand

By | 16 Comments | May 15, 2014

Want to land a job straight out of college? Get your game face on. Read »

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9 Important Lessons You Can Learn by Starting a Blog

By | 4 Comments | January 14, 2014

Kick off 2014 with the best decision you’ll make all year. Blogging can teach you about business — and life — in ways you’d never imagine. Read »

Female boxer in suit

Why Grit is More Important Than Intelligence

By | 3 Comments | December 16, 2013

The most important trait among successful people may surprise you… Read »


Why You Shouldn’t Put Education at the Top of Your Resume

By | 8 Comments | November 13, 2013

Employers don’t care where your skills come from; only that you have them. Here’s how to set up your resume so your skills get top billing. Read »

leaving your job

The Official Ground Rules for Moving Back Home with Mom and Dad

By | 4 Comments | October 30, 2013

Millennials are returning home at a record pace. Here are some ground rules to make sure you get along with your new roommates, Mom and Dad. Read »

big office win

8 Distinguished Trophies Millennials Deserve to Win at Work

By | 4 Comments | September 26, 2013

If you’re one of the GenY workers who have inspired the belief that Millennials think they deserve praise for everything, step right up and accept your award! Read »

eating lunch in front of computer

The Most Important Thing to Remember If You Work from Home

By | 3 Comments | February 27, 2013

With Yahoo’s announcement that employees will no longer be allowed to work from home, you might be wondering: What can I do to show my boss I’m a solid tele-worker? Read »

Hunger Games at the office

Would You Fire Your Colleague to Save Your Own Job?

By | 6 Comments | December 18, 2012

It’s being called The Hunger Games of workplace layoffs. What do YOU think? Read »

Seth MacFarlane

The Professional Quality That Led Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars

By | 2 Comments | October 2, 2012

How did MacFarlane go from writing cartoons to hosting the movie industry’s biggest night? And what can MacFarlane’s career teach us about our own? Read »


The No. 1 Rule for Proofreading Your Work on the Job

By | 12 Comments | September 11, 2012

Even one typo can distract a reader and cheapen all your hard work. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen. Read »

Paul Ryan

The Strategy Paul Ryan Followed in his 20s to Become Romney’s Vice President

By | 5 Comments | August 15, 2012

Ryan’s path to vice president had little to do with fate. Instead, he learned from an early age something that we should all apply at our own jobs. Read »

woman reading newspaper

Why Every Young Professional Should Read the News

By | 14 Comments | July 19, 2012

Only get your news from The Daily Show? Here’s the case for reading what’s going on in the world. Read »

LeBron James

What NBA Superstar LeBron James Teaches Us About Managing Expectations

By | 4 Comments | June 26, 2012

For anyone tasked with leading people on the job, this is a hard lesson in leadership. Read »

business man with halo

‘You’re Not Special’ Graduation Speech Applies to the Work World, Too

By | 10 Comments | June 11, 2012

How would you feel if the keynote speaker at your graduation said there’s nothing remarkable about you? Read »