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14 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 11:14pm 9,365 notes
mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

(From BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.

The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.

It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.

With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.

Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.

The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

Infant mortality in Finland

(From BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

via  momma-taye  (originally  pubhealth)
14 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 10:24pm 191,953 notes

three years later and all that’s change is your hair.

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15 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 9:25pm 3,751 notes
via  momma-taye  (originally  chelsamander)
21 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 4:06pm 71,716 notes

1) I want to rent hotel rooms with you and spend more than half our time being outside.

2) I want to get lost while we’re driving because I can’t read maps and you are too stubborn to ask for directions.

3) I want to eat drive-thru food with you on the floor of our first apartment.

4) I want to get drunk in public and have you take me home while I hit on you.

5) I want to go on long adventures with you.

6) I want to go to the movies and make out with you in the back like a couple of over excited teenagers.

7) I want to lay with you under the stars and talk about the future like I’ve got it all planned.

8) I want to break in your arms once in a while because I don’t have it all planned.

9) I want to bore with you with my favorite shows and movies even though you insist it is okay.

10) I want to play video games with you and sulk when I lose.

11) I want to paint you in my poems.

12) I want to dance with you.

13) I want to spend the rest of my life with you, knowing there’s no place else I’d rather be.

~

13 important things I want you to know. - A (via haillucynation)

orphictaco babe.

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21 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 4:01pm 57,879 notes

intouchwithyourspiritualside:

21 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 3:23pm 790 notes

aangsspirit:

"I am the Avatar and I gotta deal with it”

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21 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 3:22pm 1,453 notes
vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 

vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 

via  captainshroom  (originally  vzxy)
23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:35pm 84,189 notes

The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

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23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:34pm 536,844 notes
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23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:28pm 41 notes
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23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:28pm 14,623 notes

walkingnorth-art:

Background practice with Korra.

I don’t know if I’m delighted that Korra is literally going on a life changing field-trip, or heartbroken because she’s all on her own she should’ve travelled with Zuko, doesn’t she know that you need Zuko for a proper life changing field-trip? 

I don’t think she even took Naga with her. Poor Naga :(

via  avatarlegends  (originally  walkingnorth-art)
23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:27pm 2,347 notes

Seychelle Gabriel  Asami Sato

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23 hours ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:24pm 2,816 notes
freshphotons:

Science…For Her! by Megan Amram.
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1 day ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 1:07pm 119 notes
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1 day ago on 30 September 2014 ~ 12:16am 207,876 notes