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meninblazers:

via GFOP Christopher Randolph

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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.

scandinavia is the best, volume 230824972

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If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.

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wellthatsadorable:

I watched this and tears of joy JUMPED out of my face. Watch the crowd encourage this toddler only if you like joy, heart-warming and adorable things. If you don’t, what are you even doing on the internet?

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i need a sick day and a nurse

the nurse i want is 2,000 miles away and mad at me however. pretty sure i have let 3 trillion germs loose in my office via coughing. good times. 

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acmesalesrep:

Via Bobby Big Wheel:

change a couple names, add in a few more states and boom we have a template for sending telegrams (whatever the hell those are, right millenials?) to some congresspeople 

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People get mad when you treat them how they treat you.

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acmesalesrep:

michelebachmann:

The Obamacare exchanges have now been open – but rarely operational – for two weeks now, and the American people aren’t impressed.

That result says nothing about people’s feelings towards health care itself. It speaks only to the fact that the rollout has been marred by computer problems, many of which were due to systems…not being able to keep up with the public’s demand for affordable health care.

So, yeah: the reality is pretty much the opposite of what you and your fellow carpetbaggers keep wanting it to be.

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hockey-time-machine:

Jets in an ad for 7-Up. Left to right: Tim Watters, Dale Hawerchuk, Laurie Boschman, and Scott Arniel

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