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evandahm:

lgbtlaughs:

this is a lot of notes l o l

take me now

take me now

(Source: moseisleywelcomingcommittee)

Jul 9
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.

Jul 3
asofteravenger:

wait. give me liberty or give YOU death. how about that?

asofteravenger:

wait. give me liberty or give YOU death. how about that?

Jul 2
graphzoo:

Gender ratio in US state legislature (state senates and houses), by state, 2014
Data source: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/
Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_gender_in_legislature
Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

For shame, Pennsylvania!

graphzoo:

Gender ratio in US state legislature (state senates and houses), by state, 2014

Data source: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_gender_in_legislature

Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

For shame, Pennsylvania!

Jul 1

destispell:

imagine an american going to hogwarts determined not to live up to stereotypes and they do pretty well up until they discover their patronus is a bald eagle

pgdigs:

1999: Hip dinosaur Dippy 

The Oakland statue of Dippy, the most famous dinosaur of Pittsburgh, seems to have been standing outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Forbes Avenue forever. He is old, right? It only makes sense: Dippy is a dino. 

The looks and names can be deceiving though. Dippy’s fiberglass statue is only 15 years old. One of the most recognizable symbols of Pittsburgh was erected in 1999 to celebrate the centennial of discovering the bare bones of the real Dippy, Andrew Carnegie’s obsession — that treasure still stands indoors in the museum’s Dinosaur Hall. 

The indoors Dippy, whose real name is Diplodocus carnegii (in honor of… well, you know who), first appeared before Pittsburgh’s public in 1907. At that time, the 84-feet-long Diplodocus was a creature of superlatives: the tallest dinosaur ever found, the best preserved, the most desired by various collectors, the first dinosaur to ever be housed in the museum and many other THEs.  Even the tale of finding Dippy and bringing the bones to Pittsburgh was hailed "a soap opera about bones."

But enough drama about the Dippy who lives indoors. Tough life. Dippy who stands outside must be thinking his indoors counterpart has it easy. Snow, sleet, rain, thunder, bone-chilling cold and even the vandals — Dippy has seen it all in an unpredictable world of Pittsburgh’s outdoors, and for that perseverance he earned the city’s respect and recognition.

Dippy, for sure, is a representative of Pittsburgh’s pop culture. He even made it to Yinztagram, a Pittsburgh photo app, as an integral feature of the Steel City along with Primanti Bros. sandwich, Rick Sebak and a construction detour sign.

The fiberglass Dippy is hip, too. During his short life he has sported more scarves and hats than an average Pittsburgher. Obviously, he does not choose his sports loyalties. Dippy’s passions have Pittsburgh ties. He was spotted wearing the Steelers Terrible Towel, the Panthers’ scarf, the green-and-white scarf with shamrock on it before St. Patrick’s Day and even a bicycle helmet (maybe as a precursor to the advent of the cycling culture in the Steel City?).

— Mila Sanina

I’ve always loved Dippy’s fashionable flair for neckwear.

cannotbetrusted:

halleberiberi:

mentalflossr:

The Map With Only 38 States

Another hypothetical US map to feed into my redrawn map geek fetish.

The part of me that likes the idea of not booting Philly shudders at the prospect of sharing a state with Cleveland.

But Pittsburgh gets to be the capital! (ʘ‿ ʘ  )

cannotbetrusted:

halleberiberi:

mentalflossr:

The Map With Only 38 States

Another hypothetical US map to feed into my redrawn map geek fetish.

The part of me that likes the idea of not booting Philly shudders at the prospect of sharing a state with Cleveland.

But Pittsburgh gets to be the capital! (ʘ‿ ʘ  )

gai-jin:

huffingtonpost:

See all of the functionality of this amazing home unit here.

(Developed by MIT Media Lab)

I would feel like I was in the movie the 5th Element and I would never leave my house

a-a-a-autowash

wojo4hitz:

Proudly contributing to half a million minutes of society’s unproductiveness this month alone.

…not with a bang, but with really engrossing concert banter.

wojo4hitz:

Proudly contributing to half a million minutes of society’s unproductiveness this month alone.

…not with a bang, but with really engrossing concert banter.