Everything You Need to Throw the Best Graduation Party in Town

Hey, so you graduated! Congrats! Now it’s time for the fun part—inviting all of your extended family members over to celebrate with you!   If you just heard a loud record scratch in your head, we’re with you. And if you’re picturing a two-hour-long interrogation and a pile of corny “Con-GRAD-ulations!” cards, you’re probably not too far off the mark. But there are certain merits to throwing a graduation party:...

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Get Interested: Four Easy Ways to Figure Out What You Love

Recently, our Facebook and Twitter accounts have been receiving an influx of questions along the lines of, “Hey, Roadtrip Nation: the people that you’ve interviewed have made awesome careers out of their interests, and that’s cool. But...um...what should I do if I don’t have any interests?” This is an awesome question that everyone probably secretly asking themselves, so we’re just going to tackle it here! First things first, let’s make...

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Meet the Operation Roadtrip Team!

This spring, we’re teaming up with the USO to launch Operation Roadtrip. We’ll be sending three veterans and recently transitioning service members on a cross-country road trip to discover all of the opportunities that post-military life has to offer. The team will be interviewing inspiring veterans who have successfully transitioned into fulfilling careers built around the things they love. Fueled by the USO, Operation Roadtrip is a key part of...

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Six April Fools Day Pranks That (Probably) Won’t Get You Fired

When you’re working in an office environment, April Fools’ Day can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Do you play it safe, or do you have fun and go all out at the risk of an HR violation? Are the people in your office going to be cool if you cover their desk in unused Post-its, or are they going to report you for wasting company property?   At Roadtrip...

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Q&A: HIBRID’s Courtney Shelton on Insta-crushes, art degrees, and finding inspiration in everything

Our love of Instagram and its wonderful inhabitants is well-documented. Like, really well-documented … OKAY, we might be addicted. But who isn’t? You can scroll for days in complete bliss and not even begin to scratch the surface of the myriad talented artists out there. One such talent: designer and hand-lettering extraordinaire Courtney Shelton, who popped up on our radar a few months ago when she beautifully lettered a John...

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How to Introduce Adventure Into Your Everyday Life

No matter how fulfilling, engaging, exciting or innovative your job may be, chances are that you’ve had a period in your working life where you’ve fallen into a rut and found yourself doing the same things over and over, day after day. Line up 31 of those boring days in a row, throw in an unreasonable, borderline absurd amount of cloudy, rainy dreariness, and you’ve got the month of March....

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Kicking Out the Ladder

Last week at work, while scrolling through our Twitter feed (work in social media and you’ll never work a day in your life!), we happened upon a great thread about the relativity of “career success,” started by writer and Design*Sponge columnist Ashley C. Ford after observing her partner's quarter-life crisis. The ensuing conversation produced tons of insightful advice on the subject, but the one adage that stood out was from...

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Q&A: Markey Culver, Founder of The Women’s Bakery

Five years ago, Markey Culver was stationed in Rwanda on a Peace Corps mission, tasked with improving the nutrition of a rural village. A lover of leafy greens and their health-loaded benefits, Markey first tried introducing a salad-based diet to the community...and it lasted about as long as your no-carb New Year’s Resolution. After all, as anyone who has ever made a salad for themselves knows, the second you catch a...

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12 “Grown-Up” Gifts to Put on Your Holiday Wish List

As a child, your absolute worst nightmare was that after spending the whole year looking forward to the holidays, all of that buildup would culminate in an utterly disappointing 1-8 nights of socks, coal, or, worst of all, chapter books. But one of the surest signs of the slightly depressing transition into adulthood is that you start to embrace the things you once hated: Socks? Yes, please! Coal? Sure; let’s save some money...

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10 Fall Fixes to Up Your Social Media Game

Ahh, November—the leaves are changing, the weather’s getting colder, the Starbucks #redcup Instagram posts are out in full force. People are making some big lifestyle changes ahead of the holidays, and not just in terms of switching from pumpkin to peppermint. By now, you’ve probably read 1,000 articles about Essena O’Neill, the Instagram model who recently “quit” social media and put all of its icky fakeness on blast. Whether you...

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