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Élan Karpinski
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A look at early American #immigration.
America's diversity captured in photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
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Next time you're feeling stuck, read this: The Ultimate Guide to Reinventing Yourself by James Altucher. 
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I enjoyed this piece on side projects by Ali Mese. More and more, it seems like everyone I meet has at least one (often more!) side project going on. Nice to see some case studies on using side projects to market your main business.

On a similar note, here's another assertion that I'm starting to agree with (Side projects are the new resume): https://medium.com/@xsvengoechea/side-projects-are-the-new-resume-a07e211240b2
What to Do When Blogging Takes Ages and Ads No Longer Work
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"If more visitors do come to Iran, they will encounter this reality: Some of the friendly people they'll meet on arrival desperately want to leave."

Finally someone ended an article about #Iran tourism with the truth.
Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.
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Loved this list of "strange" questions that help you find your life purpose: http://markmanson.net/life-purpose

Awesomely weird & great at the same time.
No clue what you want to do with your life? Here are some crazy and thought-provoking questions to help you out.
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Sam Heydt's photos from her morning walks in cities of Rajasthan, India, are captivating: http://nowheremag.com/2014/12/somewhere-in-rajastan/
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Love this idea: Helping Syrian refugees earn an income by connecting them to students studying Arabic. 
NaTakallam employs Syrian refugees in Lebanon by pairing them with language students around the world
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An old sailor snapped in Jackson Square, New Orleans. October 1935. Photo by Ben Shahn.

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Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California. November 1936. Photo by Dorothea Lange. 

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It's here! My favorite travel-porn feature of the year. I plan to visit #4 (Yosemite) and #23 (New Orleans) this year but would love to add at least one more. Where are you going in 2015?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/11/travel/52-places-to-go-in-2015.html?smid=tw-nytimestravel&_r=0
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.
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“I wasn’t expecting this war to go on so long or to carry so many bodies,” Mr. Hakim said, plucking at a set of green prayer beads. “I thought it would only be these first few. Since he started seven years ago, Mr. Hakim has carried 713 bodies, including 313 in the past year.

Read more of this heartbreaking story from #Afghanistanhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/world/asia/an-afghan-cares-for-the-living-by-carrying-the-dead.html?_r=0
Malik Abdul Hakim, who has lost two sons, is revered for collecting and returning the bodies of both Taliban and government casualties.
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Destiny took Ernesto Bazan to #Cuba. Politics forced him out. The landscape in panoramas. http://nyti.ms/1zwm0DS via +The New York Times 
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languages, blogging, social media, communications, marketing, public relations, 3D printing
Employment
  • SprintRay
    Marketing & Communications Manager, 2015 - present
  • Élan Karpinski Consulting
    Web and Social Media Consultant, 2007 - present
  • MCC Refugee Services
    Refugee Immigration Program Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Diaspora African Women's Network
    Director of Membership, 2012 - 2013
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Elan Karpinski
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Immigration advocate, refugee supporter and writer who wants to do good every day.
Introduction
Some topical circles you might place me in:
writing/writers - travel - 3D printing - Iran - bloggers - international - refugees

I post mostly public.  For more, you can join me on Twitter here.  

"Don't tell me what I can't do." - John Locke
Education
  • Hamline University
    Sociology & East Asian Studies, 2007 - 2011
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