ryanpanos:

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buzzfeed:

Elephants make the world a better place.

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madmothmiko:

Eric Hibbeler

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lokisqueenofgreen:

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.

i’m a conservative republican and i would rather my tax rate go up to pay for this than drone missiles.

lokisqueenofgreen:

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.

i’m a conservative republican and i would rather my tax rate go up to pay for this than drone missiles.

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missmirandaaraee:

chase-me-charlie:

fightingforanimals:

These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.

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lazyandg:

Graffiti on North Ave in Baltimore

lazyandg:

Graffiti on North Ave in Baltimore

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yilung:

魯肉飯爆香 🐖🐖🐖 肥肉偏多但不膩口 肉羹雖吃不出什麼魚刺  但瘦肉做的好吃 只是羹湯稍濃 💦 - #food #foodgram #foodpics #foodporn #instafood #rice #soup #taipei #taiwan #taiwanesefood #yum #yummy #tasty #delicious #小吃 #台灣 #台北 #魯肉飯 (在 三代圓環魚翅肉羹)

yilung:

魯肉飯爆香 🐖🐖🐖
肥肉偏多但不膩口
肉羹雖吃不出什麼魚刺
但瘦肉做的好吃 只是羹湯稍濃 💦
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#food #foodgram #foodpics #foodporn #instafood #rice #soup #taipei #taiwan #taiwanesefood #yum #yummy #tasty #delicious #小吃 #台灣 #台北 #魯肉飯 (在 三代圓環魚翅肉羹)

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ckck:

If you’re a Wes Anderson fan and/or looking forward to seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel, I’d recommend checking out this site and this tumblr.

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fuckyeahtattoos:

Self discovery.
Done by Jeremiah at Grin and Barrett in Omaha, NE.

fuckyeahtattoos:

Self discovery.

Done by Jeremiah at Grin and Barrett in Omaha, NE.

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smallandtinyhomeideas:

The Hemloft designed and built by Joel Allen | more Hemloft

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eartheld:

peaceful-moon:

viewfromthetent:

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mostly nature

eartheld:

peaceful-moon:

viewfromthetent:

(via Owen-Grandstand Traverse (II, 5.7 with rappels) (Carryover Day 3) | Trip Report)

☮☾

mostly nature

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