#MakingTime A Day in the Life of a Mom of 4, CEO and Flavored Water Mogul Women can do anything but not everything. As the largest online career community for women, we at Fairygodboss realize that balance is a myth, and that picking what to prioritize when everything feels important on a day-to-day basis isnt always easy. In the #MakingTime series, women share with us how, for one day, they chose to spend their most precious resource: time.--Who:Kara GoldinWhat: Founder + CEO of Hint, Inc.Where:San Francisco--Early rising 5:30 a.m. wakeup to get the day startedI get started at about 5:30 a.m. every morning. I generally like to leave the shutters in my room open so that the sun calls me to wake up. My hungry dogs licking me once they hear the alarm usually helps the process. The first thing I do after getting out of bed is check my schedule and emails and deal with any urgent matters. A warm latte with a nice cold bottle of Hint is the morning ritual.Actively in nature 6:15 a.m. morning hike and fresh airI go hiking every morning right from my backyard there are so many trails nearby, its one of the things I really appreciate about where we live. My husband and our two Labradors come along. Once in a while, we all get to see a coyote or two as well. Nature is beautiful! Its a great way to fit in morning exercise and at the same time clear my mind for whatevers to come. I rarely skip this, even if Im on the road, I find a road, a beach, a mountain I can stride on.Lets get going 7:15 a.m. back home and getting everyone out the doorA post-hike smoothie just with crushed frozen fruit mixed with some Hint water is my breakfast of choice. I drink up, glance at the news and relax a moment before getting into the hustle of life. My kids (two still at home) are waking up around now and we try to chat about their day while theyre eating breakfast. I may check in with my staff and cross off a quick task from the to-do list. Then, I will hop in the shower, hug my kids goodbye, and my husband, dogs and I head to the office.More than a hint of Hint 9:00 a.m. in the office and getting to workBy now Ive consumed more than three Hint waters, but Im only getting started! I usually have between 12 and 15 in a single day!Upon arriving at the office, I usually walk around and check in with the various teams to see how all is going. We usually have some new innovation going on so thats one of the first areas I gravitate towards to learn how things are progressing. Everything we do has a purpose and I always like to make sure that as we are building, we all continue to remind ourselves of that purpose. In addition, we have accomplished so much and continue to do so each day. Its important to remind the team of that as well. Today, I was excited to be reminded about the book that I was a part of called Girls Who Run the World. This week, we are hosting a book signing at our water bar for the fabulous author, Diana Kapp, and some super cool women are going to be here. Im really looking forward to a dynamic discussion and shining light on one of my favorite topicshelping girls become entrepreneurs!Exciting plans in the making 10:30 a.m. product launch update meetingNext a meeting with the marketing team to finalize plans for our upcoming product launch! Im so excited to dive into another category and continue on our mission to bring new products without harmful ingredients that help people lead healthier lives. We talk about launch initiatives, sales strategy and plans to share our news. 2020 is going to be an amazing year!Passing along the wisdom 11 a.m. dedicated to The Kara NetworkI dedicate several hours a week to my digital platform, The Kara Network. I launched it in 2016 as a mentoring platform and resource for entrepreneurs. Today Im talking to a fabulous founder, serving as a sounding board to help her problem-solve, innovate and succeed. Mentoring is one of the true pleasures of my career. There are still so few female entrepreneurs out there and even fewer in the beverage category. It wasnt easy going up against the big sugar and diet sweetener cartels, I learned a lot that translates into any business a lot about passion and purpose and staying close to your customers needs.The deadline is close Noon, a check-in with my book editorIve been working on a book for a couple of years now and its about to become a reality. I recently signed a deal with Harper Leadership and the final manuscript is due December 31st, which feels like tomorrow. The tentative title is Undaunted and my hope is that my experiences will be useful, instructive, maybe inspirational and help others get undaunted, continue moving forward and create whatever they set their mind to.The conversation though, is more about adding more. Its very humbling to hear that my stories can make a difference. I started in publishing a long time ago and I now have a new appreciation for the field.Food networking 1 p.m. lunch out in San FranciscoThe Hint office is located on Union St. in San Francisco with dozens of healthy and delicious options. I try to get out of the office, meet with a mentee or set up a working lunch and network. I have some follow up to do with Maria Shriver about her Alzheimer event, so I grab a salad at Mixt and talk on the phone with her. I am excited to hear that she also has a passion for trying to eliminate aluminum from deodorant, as its the force behind our latest product Hint deodorant. Talk Show 2:30 p.m. meet the UnstoppableAfter lunch, I get ready for my podcast, Unstoppable, where I interview disruptors from varies industries. This is a passion project for me and I love every minute of it. The first episode went live in December 2017 and has built a strong following ever since.Unstoppableintroduces the work behind specific brands standing out for their innovative work. It can be a strenuous road to success in your business but having a forum that shares these insights can motivate others to keep going like I did!Practicing mindfulness 3:30 p.m. break from the hectic dayAlthough I am a very social person, I also appreciate 15 to 20 minutes of silence daily. I try to squeeze in a break and meditate during the afternoon. I started using Headspace, which is an app that helps me find short moments throughout the day to breathe, Calm is another one. I continuously try to practice what I preach, a healthy lifestyle including physical and mental activities. Some days, I can go across the street for a Soul Cycle class, too. I also find walking in the Presidio or at the beach does the trick to help me remain centered and grounded.More Hint 3:45 p.m.My count is up to 10 bottles! Water is truly what gets me through the day!Prep for my NASA talk 4 p.m.Ive been asked to speak on some big stages and large conferences over the years but this next speaking opportunity has me especially psyched! I absolutely geeked out when asked to speak at NASAs CIIE Conference. I head out to Houston later this week and though Ive done this too many times to count, I always go in over prepared so I spend some time reviewing my notes and researching everyone else speaking there. Secretly, I cant wait to see Mission Control and meet badass Kayla Barron, astronaut in training.Touch base 4:30 p.m. not letting anything slip through the cracksBefore I even think of leaving the office, I check my emails to make sure that I have responded to everything urgent. If Im not on the phone, its open season to catch me in the office and get an answer right away. Im comfortable making decisions and my team is great at giving me what I need to make informed ones. Listening is just as important as anything else I do and make sure to save time every day for spontaneous moments, questions, catching up, problem-solving. My time management skills really help me stay on top of things.Family time 6:30 p.m. dinnerOnce we leave the office, Theo and I will load up the dogs and drive over the bridge back to Ross. Some evenings, we take the kids out for great Mexican, but these days they mostly have a lot of homework and prefer to eat at home. My daughters are both at college so its just me and the boys (Theo included), which is actually sweet most of the time. Theres homework, some crazy tech project in the garage, a drama here or there. Any time with my family is precious, its what takes care of my heart and actually makes me better at my job.Before I close my eyes 9 p.m. in bedI do check my emails before bed, so I can deal with any other pressing matters before getting a good nights sleep, this lowers the chance of me waking up to alarming notifications in the morning. Lately my television time has been about catching up on the news. Im also very excited to catch our latest Watermelon Hint commercial running all over my favorite networks. Its kind of surreal to see what Hint has become. I love to read, mostly about other entrepreneurs and their journeys. I read articles and I stay connected to whats going on in various industries, too. After a while, I drift off with my husband to rest easy and face the next day inspired. Theres always a couple of bottles of Hint beside us, kind of like a liquid security blanket.Bedtime 10 p.m. for a good nights sleepGetting to sleep at a reasonable hour is paramount for me. It enables me to be my best self, ready to tackle anything that comes my way in the morning. Every day, I stop at the end of the day and think about how thankful I am for all that I am and all that we have accomplished. I feel super fortunate. And I never let myself forget that. Thankful.--Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San Franciscobased Hint, a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading unsweetened flavored water and a scented sunscreen spray thats oxybenzone- and paraben-free.Kara has been named among Fortunes Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Further accolades include EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California (one of), SF Business Times Most Influential Woman (one of), Fast Company Most Creative People in Business (one of), EY Winning Woman 2012, Fortune Most Innovative Women in Food Drink 2015, the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Amex OPENforums Women to Watch and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company.--Interested in contributing to Fairygodboss #MakingTime series? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with #MakingTime in the subject line.
Top 8 Moon Landing Movies Top 8 Moon Landing Movies Top 8 Moon Landing Movies The filmmakers of the 20th century used a combination of science and imagination to create a future vision of space travel. At a time with many unanswered questions about the reality of space, movies depicting rockets and the Moon helped to spark the curiosity of audiences. Early films depicted outlandish theories of the Moon, based on fantastical theories such as aliens inhabiting the Moons craters or being able to breathe on the far side of the Moon. As our knowledge of space and astrophysics grew, so did the imagination of filmmakers and audiences alike. Mid-twentieth century films incorporated innovations like rocket technology and space suits while still pushing the boundary of imagination with nuclear-powered spaceships and living in space stations. The best science fiction takes what we know and push the boundaries of what is believable. According to J. Bret Bennington, chair of the Department of Geology at Hofstra University and co-director of the One Giant Leap: Apollo @ 50 conference hosted by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, N.Y., what makes for good science fiction is fantasy based on truth. Astronomers were trying to justify their conceits, and I believe the mark of a good science fiction movie is not that, that its scientifically accurate but that its believable, Bennington said. If you can find a hook of truth to hang your plot elements on, making it not just pure fantasy, then your audience will come along for the ride. Recommended for You: NASAs Alien Tire A Trip to the Moon (1902) Cinema was less than ten years old when Georges Méliès directed, produced, and wrote A Trip to the Moon. The silent movie depicts a group of astronomers shooting themselves into space via a cannonand includes the famous image of the spaceship landing in the Man in the Moons eye. Soon after their arrival, the Moons inhabitants surround the explorers, who flee by tipping the capsule over a ledge and dropping it into space. The French film, which drew inspiration from two of Jules Vernes classic novels, is now considered one of the greatest films of the silent era. The point of engineering interest is the method of space travel: the ship is a ballistic projectile, since the movie was made before the key rocket technology developments of the 1920s. Woman in the Moon (1929) Fritz Lang wrote and directed Woman in the Moon two years after he made his famed Metropolis. The film shows a group of civilians attempting to reach the far side of the Moon in search of gold that can be mined and brought back to Earth. The movie ends with two crew members staying behind after the space ship suffers damage to its oxygen tank. Woman in the Moon is considered to be the first depiction of rocket technology on film. What impressed me the most was the classic rocket ship design, Bennington said. The rocket ship makes a hard landing, creating a huge crater, and the entire crew survives this. Also, the depiction of the surface moon in this film is very similar to what was captured from the Apollo missions. The movie also depicts weightless space travel, with the crew members using foot straps to move around the ship while in space. Destination Moon (1950) Based on the novel Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein, Destination Moon is an attempt to realistically depict space travel. Unlike previous films, Irving Pichels movie accurately conveys the distance to the Moon (240,000 miles) and the need to travel more than seven miles per second to escape the Earths gravitational pull. Destination Moon focuses on captains of industry who create their own space program after government-funded projects are shut down. The launch of single stage atomic powered spaceship is done quickly to avoid both public protests and government intervention. While private space efforts seemed fanciful during the space race of the 1950s and 1960s, today companies such as SpaceX and Boeing have started to commercialize space transportation. From the Earth to the Moon (1958) An adaptation of Jules Vernes novels From the Earth to the Moon (1865) and Around the Moon (1870), the movie tells the story of two industrialistsmunitions producer Victor Barbicane and metallurgist Stuyvesant Nichollwho accidentally invent a new ceramic material strong enough for space travel. The men fund the building of a spaceship and, accompanied by Barbicanes assistant and Nicholls daughter, who stowed away, launch themselves toward the Moon. I was surprised, particular in these movies before 1960 or that take place before the 1920s, how many of them involve ordinary people going into space, Bennington said. These arent highly trained specialists. The concept of the astronaut doesnt come along until the 1960s. Because the movie tries to stay faithful to its source material, it depicts ballistic projectiles, rather than rockets, as a means of space travel. The Mouse on the Moon (1964) While many of science fiction movies are serious in tone, Richard Lesters The Mouse on the Moon stands out as a comedy about the space race. (The next year, Lester would direct A Hard Days Night.) In the film, the small country of Grand Fenwick cons the United States and USSR to donate funds to its space program, while diverting the money to repair the royal castles hot water plumbing. By the end of the movie, Grand Fenwicks lonely science officer, with the help from the Prime Ministers son, builds a viable rocket using wine as fuel and blasts off to the Moon. When they arrive, the Fenwick explorers meet up with U.S. and Soviet astronauts, all of whom arrived at roughly the same time. The three nations try to claim the prestige of reaching the Moon first. This movie is very tongue in cheek and plays on the political race to reach the Moon, Bennington said. The spacecraft is really interesting as it is one of the few to depict a multi-stage rocket with a separate lander. First Men in the Moon (1964) Based on the fantasy novel of H.G. Wells, First Men in the Moon tells the story of Joseph Cavor, inventor of a substance that can deflect the force gravity. Cavor applies his substance to a spherical spaceship, and along with two companions, heads to the Moon. On the Moon, the trio encounters an indigenous, insect-like species that inhabits subsurface structures. This movie depicts the debate geologists had, prior to the data from 1960s orbital surveys of the Moon, of whether craters were impacted structures or volcanoes, Bennington said. Mutiny in Outer Space (1965) In this low-budget film, two astronauts return to Space Station X-7 after landing on the Moon and collecting geological samples. On the station, a fungus from the samples infects the crew and starts to spread. The movie takes inspiration from the series of documentaries on space travel produced by NASA and Disney, Bennington said. The big-wheel-shape look of the space station is based on early conceptual designs NASA had made at the time. This type of space station shows up again in 2001: A Space Odyssey. While most of the action takes place on the station, the initial Moon landing scene depicts a craft similar to the future lunar module. Countdown (1968) Previous movies had to make educated guesses about space technology, but Countdown was filmed in cooperation with NASA and used several pieces of existing Gemini program technology. The films premise is that, in parallel to the public Apollo program, NASA had a secret project to send a one-person spaceship to the Moon if it looked as if Soviet cosmonauts might get there first. The complication was that the single astronaut would have to spend a year on the lunar surface until a rescue mission could be launched. In addition to the hardware, one realistic element of the film was the political debate about who should be the first person to land on the moon. In the movie, the trained Air Force colonel is replaced by a civilian at the insistence of the White House. The next year, two Americans landed on the Moon: Buzz Aldrin was an Air Force colonel, but the one who first stepped on the surfaceNeil Armstrongwas a civilian. Carlos M. Gonzalez is a special projects editor.
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