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Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin is a communications expert for the millennial generation. He also writes News To Live By, which highlights the career advice 'hidden' in the day's top stories.

Danny believes the right words can open doors and make an immediate impact on your career. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook for actionable, practical tips on how to become a stronger young professional.

Entries by Danny Rubin

What Your Resume "Skills" Section Should Look Like

(5) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 11:16 AM

What's a job "skill"?

On a resume, it seems like everyone has their own definition. Some people list "skills" like "effective manager" and "dedicated work ethic." Others go with "team leader" and "strong communication skills."

But let me ask a simple question: is "strong work ethic" a skill or personality trait?


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11 Quick Ways to Make a Lasting Impression in the Business World

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Whether you apply for a job that's full-time, part-time or temporary, small details leave a big impression.

That's because competition is tough, even for temporary and contract positions. The American Staffing Association (ASA) found staffing firms created 11,400 jobs in March 2015, up 5.3 percent...

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14 'Soft' Skills to Master in Your 20s

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 6:55 AM

What if, someday soon, you no longer need a four-year college degree to "compete" in the job market?

It seems hard to believe, given how much weight we place on the all-important question of "Where did you go to school?"

But as online courses become more legitimate and trustworthy, employers might...

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The Ten Commandments of Networking Emails

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 9:24 AM

If you're like me, you have a personal email address and a professional one. And you're careful to not mix the two. Simple enough, right?

Apparently not so obvious for Hillary Clinton, who reportedly

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7 Words You Need to Stop Capitalizing

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Look, I don't want to rain on NASA's interplanetary parade.

In early December, NASA scientists did send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they prep to one day put humans on Mars.

Remarkable achievement. Bravos all around. Yet even...

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 11:20 AM

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...

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9 Things a Millennial Will Never Admit

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Call it "Uber gone wrong."

People pull their cars up to the curb and right away someone else tries to climb inside -- accidentally thinking the driver works for Uber or Lyft.

Honest mistake, right? Hardly.


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7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 8:06 PM

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...

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How to Explain to Your Parents What You Do for a Living

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 11:39 AM

If your parents are anything like Robert Samuelson, they're worried about you.

Samuelson, a syndicated columnist, wrote a piece recently in which he hoped his kids turn out OK despite our difficult economy.

I have three 20-somethings, and although all are now gainfully occupied in jobs or school, I am awash in...
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7 Writing Mistakes You Must Fix in Your 20s

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Weird Al Yankovic is back. I mean, he's BACK.

Like a cyclone of sarcasm, the comic tore through YouTube in July with eight song parodies in eight days. His album, "Mandatory Fun," also reached No. 1 on...

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The 101 Skills I Gained From Blogging for Two Years

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Two years already!?

Back in July 2012, I needed a way to learn more about the web, marketing, social media and everything in between. So I started News To Live By and began my education.

Suddenly, it's July 2014, which means the blog has turned two.

Time sure flies, but along the way...

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9 Worst Items to Put on Your Resume

(5) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 3:26 PM

World of Warcraft -- on a resume.

I know it sounds dumb, but what if I told you the geeky info helped someone land two big jobs?

CNNMoney reports Stephen Gillett, the chief operating officer at Symantec, an online security firm, has

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How to Make Your Own Luck in the World

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Young adults today have several nicknames, and in early June we unfortunately picked up one more: bad tippers.

A survey conducted for Michelin Maps and Guides, a restaurant reviewer, found one in three millennials tip less than 15 percent when dining...

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The Six Most Powerful Words in Networking

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Hey, did you hear Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to Facebook's privacy settings?


In May.


Because people have complained for a long time the settings are too confusing. So the company made a change.


Now, new users of the site will have privacy settings default...

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17 Hard Truths Every College Grad Must Understand

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 9:40 AM

It's only a selfie.

That's the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas.

A quote from the Associated Press: "'I don't have...

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11 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Spend Time in a Big City

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:08 PM


Big cities are crowded, competitive and challenging.

In other words, they are exactly where 20-somethings should live.

"When you're stacked up against your peers, you can really measure yourself and see how you're doing," said Coltrane Curtis, co-founder and managing partner of Team Epiphany,...

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10 Types of Co-Workers Who Are Late to Everything

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:16 PM

If you ever have a meeting scheduled with Bill de Blasio, build in extra time.

A lot of extra time.

The newly-elected mayor of New York City apparently runs late to everything. The New York Daily News reports de Blasio is often tardy -- at a recent bill signing

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9 Things You Must Do the Night Before a Big Career Moment

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 8:50 AM

Konstantin Ernst says it's no big deal, but the entire world would care to disagree.

Ernst, the creative director behind the opening ceremonies in Sochi, flatly dismissed his Olympic-sized mistake -- failing...

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24 Things You Need to Realize About the Real World

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 9:56 AM

From rising political superstars to disgraced possible convicts.

In late January, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged with taking bribes from a dietary supplements maker. The couple is accused of accepting, among other gifts, a $6,500 Rolex engraved with "71st governor of Virginia," 

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These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives From Start to Finish

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:01 PM

During the drive home from work, I recently found myself listening to NPR. On the program All Things Considered, the host talked about President Obama's big speech on the National Security Agency, in which the president, in a nutshell, said

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