Posts tagged "inspiration"

Nine Killer Halloween-Inspired Careers!

When you’re a kid, you’re constantly being asked the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be??” As you become an adult, you get asked less and less. (And since it can be a stressful question, that’s usually a good thing!) That is, until Halloween rolls around—and suddenly what you want to be is once again the number one question on everyone’s mind! “Should I...

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Five Major Misconceptions About STEM — And What You Can Do To Combat Them

If you haven’t heard from our many, many Facebook posts and tweets, our newest series premiered this month!!! A Balanced Equation is a four-part documentary series about three young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) who take a road trip across the country to talk to the women breaking down barriers in STEM and paving the way for what these fields will look like in the future. We...

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Q&A: Professional Roadtripper Willie Witte on Why You Should Always Say ‘Yes’ to Pig Wrestling

There’s always an interesting tension we have to deal with during the month of August: a big part of us wants to get out there and live out the rest of our summer in the fabulously spontaneous [and Instagram-able] ways we’d dreamed about all winter!!!   But…realistically, the sweltering heat often makes us turn down fun experiences in favor of sitting directly in front of a large fan and not moving or...

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Our Ultimate Commencement Speech

Graduation: there are so many things about that big event that you should be excited for, like celebrating with all of your friends, or basking in the relief of being done with the gargantuan task you’ve undertaken for the past however-many years. But there’s one part of graduation day that, admittedly, can get a bit overrated: the commencement speech. FYI: we’re huge fans of storytelling, and we’d never write off...

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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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“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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Meet the ‘Roadtrip Nation: Hawaii’ Road-trippers!

SURPRISE: we have one last road trip happening before the end of the year, and it's taking place in Hawaii! That’s right; this holiday season, our newest crew of road-trippers will spend a few weeks cruising around tropical islands, venturing into volcanoes, whale-watching, and most importantly, talking to their job crushes. The road trip will explore all of the amazing work taking place on the various islands of Hawaii, with a special...

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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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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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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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