Author: Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin is a media strategist and the managing editor of News To Live By™, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons "hidden" in the day's top stories. A former TV reporter, he's always looking for ways to apply the news to our own lives. Follow him at @NewsToLiveBy.

About Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin is a media strategist and the managing editor of News To Live By™, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons "hidden" in the day's top stories. A former TV reporter, he's always looking for ways to apply the news to our own lives. Follow him at @NewsToLiveBy.

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On is You

8 Reasons Why the Only Person You Can Truly Rely On is You

Do you take vitamins? Feel them working? Well, any added benefit from a calcium or iron supplement might be in your head. The blog FiveThirtyEight reports on surprising new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The survey finds it’s hard to tell the value of vitamins if we already live ...

Why You Don’t Add the Email Address Until You’re Ready to ‘Send’

Why You Don’t Add the Email Address Until You’re Ready to ‘Send’

The London School of Economics. World-renowned. Prestigious. Giant embarrassment. In late August, the university accidentally sent an email to 200 students with a bizarre error: Did you catch the name of the email recipient? Aa-Kung Fu, Panda Tiger Test Test Classify this one under “Mass Email ...

The Definitive Guide to Exclamation Marks in Work Emails

The Definitive Guide to Exclamation Marks in Work Emails

Back in the day, the rules were simple. In the office? Suit and tie. Write a memo? Keep it formal. Today, social mores have changed and the default setting is often business casual. That means the clothes we wear on down to how we communicate. Two recent studies suggest the office is more like an Ultimate Fighting ...

The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

The One Sentence That Makes Anyone a Leader

Leadership isn’t a gift from birth or trait few possess. It’s the willingness to step up and assume responsibility when others don’t or won’t. Take, for instance, the current situation in England where doctors at the University of Oxford seek brave souls to test an ebola vaccine. The deadly disease has already ...

How to Find a Networking Group That’s Worth Your Time

How to Find a Networking Group That’s Worth Your Time

Americans are always on the move. Since our nation’s founding, we have roamed our vast country in search of opportunity or a fresh start. In fact, this interactive map from The New York Times shows where people came from as they entered your own state — dating back to 1800. California in the 20th century? A lot ...

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

Look, I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive this Facebook notification… [Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga. …I think, “Man, what a time sucker that game is.” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our ...

Why Your Reference Letters are Worthless

Why Your Reference Letters are Worthless

Maureen McDonnell could use a solid reference right about now. Instead, the former first lady of Virginia is on trial for corruption alongside her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The two are accused of accepting gifts from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a well-to-do businessman, in exchange for ...

Why No One Wants to Hire You

Why No One Wants to Hire You

Please understand I don’t mean the next line with any disrespect. But no one wants to hire you. You’re not a bad person or anything. You might be nice, charismatic and willing to start at the bottom. You may also have a stellar resume and solid experience at a first or second job (where you showcased the most ...

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

If you live in Illinois, you can say ‘Nope. That’s illegal.’ The state’s governor signed a bill into law two years ago this week that forbids such a request. What about the rest of us who may not have legal protection? Simple. Say no to the job altogether. Password Protection Being asked for our social ...

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

It’s without a doubt the most expensive cup of coffee ever ordered. Last year, someone paid more than $600,000 to share coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. To the person who won the bidding war: I hope you sipped your latte slowly. Every gulp ran you about 50 grand. The coffee chat was sponsored by Charity Buzz, ...