Articles by Shana Lebowitz

Success

11 signs you’re going to be successful, even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you're pursuing your passions, if you're learning, and if you're forging solid relationships, you're probably on track to being successful.

Business

‘Entrepreneurship porn’ paints a pretty picture of startup life, but glosses over the dangers

"Entrepreneurship porn" is luring many ambitious Americans into launching companies, when they might be better off joining a more established organization.

The Whole Human

17 things to start doing in your 20s so you don’t live in regret in your 40s

If you follow these tips on living in your 20s, you'll have a better chance of living without regret once you hit your 40s and beyond.

Books

The best salary negotiation tactic might be too awkward for most people to try

According to Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy," too many people make the mistake of talking too much during a salary negotiation.

career change

The most successful people know a truth about quitting most of us don’t understand

Psychologists and experts say that quitting a project that's unrealistic can sometimes be the best option because it frees you up to work on other projects.

Job Search

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many seemingly small details in an interview that can affect your chances of landing the job. Some are within your control, others are out of it.

The Whole Human

Things to master before turning 50

Things to do before you turn 50 include providing mentorship to someone else, learning how to detect a lie, and tempering your expectations around relationships. Each one will help you become the very best version of yourself.

Office Life

The most effective leaders don’t care if they are the most-hated or most-loved

A boss shouldn't be preoccupied with whether other people love or hate them. Instead, leadership experts say, a boss should do the right thing for the organization. Their subordinates will likely respect them — and even love them — for that.

Productivity

A time-management expert has a ridiculously simple strategy to feel less busy

Laura Vanderkam's new book, "Off the Clock," suggests that we can eliminate many of our seemingly obligatory daily tasks without fear of repercussion.

Office Life

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you've got to think seriously about the image you're projecting — from your outfit to your speech to your body language.

entrepreneurs

Advice for entrepreneurs from 16 people who did it themselves

Business advice from entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs comes in handy. We asked 16 entrepreneurs to share some words of wisdom, based on lessons they've learned and mistakes they've made along the way.

The Whole Human

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

We've put together a handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which lists many of the skills you'll need to survive as an adult in the modern world.

Work-Life Balance

What Paul Ryan’s ‘weekend dad’ excuse tells us about how fatherhood is changing in the U.S.

We can't say for sure whether that's really Ryan's primary motive against seeking re-election in November, but it's hard to argue that someone should devote less attention to parenting.

Job search

Here’s how to write an email to a potential employer

It's easier than it seems — as long as you follow certain etiquette and avoid the most common mistakes that modern job-seekers make.