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Five Favorite Things | February 2023

It's our first Five Favorite Things of 2023! Today the team shares what they've been reading, listening to, learning, purchasing, and where we've been donating to this past month. Click through to see the full list of staff recommendations! 

 

 

Black Archives book

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February is Black History Month, celebrate with the new book Black Archives: A Celebration of Black Life from the multimedia platform Black Archives founded by Renata Cherlise. Released last week, Black Archives includes over 300 images of family photos and snapshots centering Black life and joy. The Cut has a beautiful first look at the book which you can see here along with details Cherlise's process and vision.

 

Xin Xin Panda

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In January, team member Lynsey, visited the last panda in Latin America, Xin Xin, on a recent trip to Mexico City! Her visit inspired further research into panda conservation and she recently shared this article from NBC News about the fascinating politics behind international panda conservation. Xin Xin traces her lineage to an era of “panda diplomacy,” a period when the animals were gifted to countries around the world. Learn more here!

 

Filling the Void podcast logo

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After a three-year hiatus, the Filling the Void Podcast is back! Host Lesley Arfin interviews her friends about their favorite hobbies. Recent episodes include record collecting with comedian Fred Armisen and video games with costume designer Shirley Kurata. A great podcast to listen to when you’re doing your own hobbies OR get inspired to pick up a new one!

 

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This month we’re personally making donations to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. Below are a couple of organizations that you can contribute to directly.
SAMS is a global medical relief organization working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need. To direct your donation to their earthquake relief efforts, select “Earthquake Relief Syria” under programs to support when submitting your gift.
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004 and has facilitated more than $200 million in disaster funds. They currently are raising money for relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. We also donated to GlobalGiving’s COVID-19 relief efforts in India in 2021.

 

Daphnis and Chloe

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The best Greek herbs from Daphnis and Chloe. Our Customer Service Specialist, Jess loves their sesame seeds and bay leaves. “I just went in on an order with friends for oregano, marjoram, and smoked chili flakes and wow, everything is so flavorful!” Need something to cook up with your new herbs? Try their recipe for minestrone and check out their Greek Mountain Tea too!

 

Want even more favorite things? Read a few of our past rounds of recommendations via the links below:

FEBRUARY 2022

MARCH 2022

JULY  2022