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Élan Karpinski
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Immigration advocate, refugee supporter and writer who wants to do good every day.
Immigration advocate, refugee supporter and writer who wants to do good every day.

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A look at early American #immigration.

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Love this idea: Helping Syrian refugees earn an income by connecting them to students studying Arabic. 

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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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An old sailor snapped in Jackson Square, New Orleans. October 1935. Photo by Ben Shahn.

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records/index.php?record=fsa1997016839/PP
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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

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

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records/index.php?record=fsa1998021898/PP
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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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