Life Strategies

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.

How a Homemade Sundae Launched an Empire

She started by mashing cayenne oil into chocolate ice cream—and grew an artisanal-desserts empire. Her company, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, now has 23 thriving shops across the United States and products in more than 1,500 stores. Real Simple got the scoop from Jeni Britton Bauer, 42, on crafting goals, rebooting after a crisis, and learning the difference between art and commerce.

How a Long-Forgotten Wedding Present Changed My Marriage

Lee Woodruff’s red long johns—a wedding present from her husband—went from a symbol of adventure to a sign of midlife stagnation… until one trip changed everything.

The 7 Phrases Every Woman Should Be Able to Say (Without Flinching)

Some things are so much easier to say in your head than they are out loud. Your cousin asks if you could pet-sit her Newfoundlands and you think, “Oh, heck no” but say “Sure thing.” A potential employer asks your salary requirement and you think “I’m worth this much and not a penny less!” but say, “Well, I don’t want to take a pay cut.” We asked the experts for tips on how to let these and other important statements roll right off your tongue, without getting stuck in your throat.