Jamie Friedlander

Jamie Friedlander
Jamie Friedlander is a freelance writer based in Chicago and the former features editor of SUCCESS magazine. Her work has been published in The Cut, VICE, Inc., The Chicago Tribune and Business Insider, among other publications. When she's not writing, she can usually be found drinking matcha tea into excess, traveling somewhere new with her husband or surfing Etsy late into the night.


How to Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

By Jamie Friedlander | October 31, 2016

The secret to raising kids who will thrive? Focus on individual character strengths, happiness and well-being just as much as intelligence.

Finally, Sympathy Cards That Say What We Really Feel

By Jamie Friedlander | October 1, 2016

Emily McDowell’s cards tailored to real life go viral.


The Real Reason Traveling Makes You Happy

By Jamie Friedlander | September 30, 2016

8 tips to get the most out of your vacation—before, during and after.

#GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso Is the Most Successful Misfit You Know

By Jamie Friedlander | September 12, 2016

How Sophia Amoruso broke her cycle of dead-end jobs and shoplifting to launch Nasty Gal, a clothing company that empowers young women just like her

This Boston Trio Makes Menswear Suited for Modern Life

By Jamie Friedlander | August 31, 2016

How Ministry of Supply created a new category of clothing they call performance professional

How This Wine-Making Couple Keep Grit and Passion on Reserve

By Jamie Friedlander | August 21, 2016

‘It’s an easy business to fail in and a hard business to succeed in. So I thought it would be fun. I like challenges.’

5 Ways to Avoid Social Media Envy

By Jamie Friedlander | August 19, 2016

No. 1: Remind yourself it’s the highlight reel.

Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Self-Esteem—and How to Stop It

By Jamie Friedlander | August 6, 2016

‘People need to learn to take other people’s social media posts with a grain of salt.’

I Tried Stand-Up Comedy—Here’s What Happened

By Jamie Friedlander | June 28, 2016

A stage-shy SUCCESS editor steps to the mic to take on stand-up comedy. Will her fear of bombing win out?

Relishing an Imperfect Life

By Jamie Friedlander | June 21, 2016

Know when to compromise and embrace those inevitable moments of imperfection.