Life Strategies

Meet the Woman Who Scored a Top Job at the NBA

Prominent attorney Michele Roberts has spent most of her career working on high-stakes criminal and corporate cases. Now executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, she uses her defensive skills to protect the rights of 400-plus pro ballers. Roberts, 59, talked to Real Simple about courting change, being decisive, and realizing that other people's biases are their problems, not yours.

5 Smart Strategies When It's Time for a Career Change

Whether it’s a necessity (your position is being eliminated) or a choice (you’re bored), switching job paths is a serious stressor. Career-development expert and author Jenny Blake offers five smart strategies to set yourself up for success.

These Tests Can Determine the Strength of Your Relationship

And will help you decide whether you’re ready for marriage. 

5 Ways to Make Mornings More Bearable

Apps that wake you up at an ideal time? Heated floors? Yawn. According to these experts, including a baker and a morning-news anchor, it’s the simple things that are truly eye-opening.

How I Dealt With an Unexpected Death in the Middle of My Busy Life

After losing his younger sister to cancer, novelist Kristopher Jansma thought he would reach the end of a chapter. But then life got in the way.

How to Choose the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Photo

Fact: Your profile is 14 times more likely to be viewed if it includes your picture. But is it better if that photo is black and white or in color? A full-body shot or zoomed in? Top pros give us a quick snapshot of how to pick (or take) the right picture.

5 Important Work Questions, Answered

Time Inc.'s vice president of staffing solves the most pressing office dilemmas, no matter where you are in your career. 

5 Expert Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Interview

Looking to take your career to the next level? Time Inc.'s vice president of staffing explains how to show a hiring manager that you're perfect for the position.

4 Things Every Manager Should Know

Time Inc.'s vice president of staffing explains how to be a better boss during sticky situations.

8 New Self-help Books That Actually Help

Whether you want to get healthier, save money, or simply kick back for some belly laughs, these recent releases deliver.

These Are the Top 10 Jobs in America

For employees looking to move, keep an eye on these industries.

How to Handle 5 Super-Awkward Social Media Snafus

Dodge explosive political opinions, discourage indiscriminate tagging, and evade uncomfortable moments—all while keeping your online friendships intact.