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Recommended Reading / 46.

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week, via Medium: moving portraits of Syrian and Afghan refugees, and a look inside their carefully-packed bags. This little boy is six years old and from Damascus; his belongings include a toothbrush, bandages, and a bag of marshmallows, his favorite treat. Read more, here. (Plus: two ways to help: 12).

Photos by Tyler Jump for the International Rescue Committee.

Three more links, just because:
-This tweet made me laugh.
-Japanese straw monsters. (Thanks, Mom.)
-The history of color. (Did you know that the pigments in emerald green were poisonous? That anise blue was made when someone "mixed up the recipe for magenta"?)

More recommended reading, here. Have a wonderful Monday.

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