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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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The Perfect Way for Zuckerberg to Spend His Billions

By | 7 Comments | May 22, 2012

Here’s how the founder of Facebook can thank his loyal supporters: help us pay off our student loans. Read »

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Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity

By | 29 Comments | May 4, 2012

If you’re under the impression that using flowery language and lots of adjectives makes you sound more intelligent, force yourself to read this. Read »

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Romney Goes to the Deep South: Lessons in Authenticity

By | 2 Comments | March 22, 2012

Whether you’re on the campaign trail or in an interview, you’re better off being yourself. Read »


12 Ambitious Career Resolutions to Kick-Start Your 2012

By | 5 Comments | January 19, 2012

If you haven’t added professional goals to your 2012 to-do list, it’s not too late. Read »

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Epic Fail: Millennials Get Slammed in Poll on Workplace Attitudes

By | 26 Comments | December 12, 2011

Nearly 70 percent of survey respondents think Millennials are lazy and uninterested in their jobs. And get this: 55 percent of Millennials agree. Read »

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Drowning in Debt: College Grads Share Student Loan Horror Stories

By | 29 Comments | November 16, 2011

Since Occupy Wall Street exploded two months ago, a website called Occupy Student Debt has collected horror stories of higher education. Read »


What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

By | 3 Comments | November 1, 2011

It might be hard to spot with all the overblown coverage and overdone choreography, but the recent spate of GOP presidential debates is really a months-long job interview. Read »

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Why HBO’s “How to Make It in America” is a Blueprint for Tackling the Job Market

By | 9 Comments | September 29, 2011

Like Ben and Cam, think of every social interaction as a chance to network and promote yourself. Hustle goes a long way. Read »


Networking Tip: Make ‘Em Feel Valued

By | 16 Comments | September 15, 2011

Being treated as an expert or someone “on the inside” makes people feel really freakin’ awesome about themselves. So rather than asking for a job, ask for advice. Read »

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What Obama’s Jobs Speech Means for Millennials

By | 16 Comments | September 6, 2011

We may be relatively new to the workforce, but Millennials still have high hopes on the jobs front. Here’s what we’re hoping President Obama will say during his speech on Thursday night. Read »

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Good Riddance to the House Page Program

By | 6 Comments | August 12, 2011

With all the partisan bickering in Washington, Congress is no place for teens to learn job skills. Read »


Hold the Reins in Your Next Job Interview

By | 18 Comments | August 9, 2011

For future job interviews, here is a way you can take control and let the employer do the thinking. Read »

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Millennials: Stop Cruising for a ‘Like’ on the Job

By | 18 Comments | July 25, 2011

A recent poll found that most Millennials like to ask their friends before choosing a restaurant. That’s a good way to find the best pizza in your hood, but we shouldn’t let this mentality affect our approach in the office. Read »

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The Best Way to Grow in a Job? Embrace the Unfamiliar

By | 10 Comments | June 28, 2011

Your boss hands you a task you have never done before, and your mind begins to race. These brief and unexpected moments of panic place us squarely at the crossroads of stagnation and development. It’s a good thing. Read »