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From the Archives: Eight Women You Should Know!

From legendary political rights activists, to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, to postdocs at MIT, our Interview Archive is packed full of some pretty amazing women. So this month—for International Women’s Month!—we wanted to take the time to highlight a few of the trailblazing, butt-kicking heroines whose inspirational stories are an integral part of our archive:   Mariette DiChristina: Editor in Chief, ‘Scientific American’   You wouldn’t be crazy to assume that...

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Meet the Road-trippers: Arizona Innovation Roadtrip

When people think of "startups," many minds travel straight to Silicon Valley—either the city itself, or the equally amazing TV show. But as access to tech education and capital spreads, the barrier to entry for startups across the country has been lowered, and as a result, there's been explosive growth in areas that aren't San Francisco, CA. One such area? Arizona, a state whose commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation has attracted tons of new startups,...

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“I Know What I Want…Now What Do I Do?”

So: you’ve identified what you want to do, and found a career path that you think will stimulate your curiosity, align with your beliefs, and combine your interests — good for you! That sounds sarcastic, but we’re being so serious right now: if you’ve figured out what you like, and matched up those interests to a job that’s actually going to let you indulge them regularly, then you’re already miles ahead of...

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Introducing: The Cybersecurity Road-trippers!

It’s no secret that the internet can be a scary place. (And we’re not just talking about your mom trying to add you on Snapchat). At a time when most of our professional and private information is stored online, we need a task-force of specialists to keep it safe—a team of superheroes, of sorts. Enter cybersecurity experts: they’re the people safeguarding everything online, from our most embarrassing #squad photos, to...

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13 Truly Spooky Stories (for Grown-ups!)

Once you become an adult, most of the traditionally “scary” Halloween figures lose a lot of their clout: “monster” is a word we casually throw around to describe coworkers who don’t take out the trash when it’s full, ghosts are just jerks who never text you back (even after what you thought was a really nice date!), and “boo” is an adorable thing that Aziz Ansari says. What’s really scary are some...

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Q&A: Getting on Track with Cendy Vides

Our final Beyond the Dream webisode is online today! Each of the three webisode specials offer a sneak peek at our upcoming documentary about three young adult immigrants—who have only temporary protection from deportation—as they navigate the uncertainty of their twenties…and of their legal status. Today's clip features a look around the Los Angeles-Boyle Heights location of College Track, a nonprofit that helps high school students get on the right...

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10 Lessons From the Road You Can Apply to Your Everyday Life

Today, we're debuting a sneak peek of one of our upcoming projects: Beyond the Dream. The documentary follows three young adult immigrants—who have only temporary protection from deportation—as they navigate the uncertainty of their twenties...and of their legal status.  At Roadtrip Nation, we’ve learned that when you’re out on the road, every situation quickly becomes a metaphor that can be applied to your everyday life. And after logging 19 days and...

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Your Dream Job Doesn’t Exist…Yet.

Tell us if this sounds like you: you’ve got LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster bookmarked on your work computer. You check them for new job postings every day, plugging in different keywords, setting new alerts, waiting and wishing for the perfect position to pop up. You KNOW that once you find the perfect spot, the cover letter will basically write itself, and you’ll be on your way. But as the days...

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Mondays Suck…But They Don’t Have To

As summer gets itself well under way, we have to take a second to mourn the passing of our favorite time of year: the Sunday Season. Yes, those ten glorious weeks out of the year when HBO bestows upon us a lineup of TV shows so incredible that it tricks us into actually looking forward to Sunday nights. Ten weeks in which we can spend Sunday evenings blissfully escaping into...

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Q&A: LEGO Artist Nathan Sawaya on Building a Cool Career, Brick by Brick

In 2011, CNN named touring museum exhibit “The Art of the Brick” as one of its “top 10 must-see exhibitions in the world.” The display was primarily made up of new takes on classic artworks and renderings of the human form, but it was unique in a very notable way—the sculptures were made up entirely of LEGO bricks. The ubiquitous toys—possibly as famous for their theme park as they are for the unique pain...

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