A woman shields her child from the wind while walking on sand dunes in Nouakchott, Mauritania on June 22, 2014. (Joe Penney/Reuters)



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)

Socialism at work.

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

Erythema Multiforme
This is a skin condition characterised by target lesions, like multiple smaller versions of the erythema migrans rash observed in Lyme disease. In mild cases the target appearance may be indistinct, in which case the condition has a similar appearance to urticaria (hives).
In most cases it is caused by a virus (e.g. herpes simplex), bacteria (e.g. mycobacterium) or allergy.
Treatment can be specific to the pathological cause, for example antivirals to treat herpes simplex, or more general: painkillers, antihistamines and steroids to reduce inflammation, antibiotics to prevent secondary infection.


*plans life around having a rich significant other*


Why is everyone so obsessed with the idea of love?

If you’re dying to be hurt so badly, I’ve got a baseball bat for that.


— Renoirs (via analyticalmuslim)


Il Teatro del Silenzio in Tuscany, Italy. 
"Keep relations with those who cut you off, do good to people even if they harm you, and speak the truth even if it is against yourself."

— Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him)


"Maybe we’ll meet again, when we are slightly older and our minds less hectic, and I’ll be right for you and you’ll be right for me. But right now, I am chaos to your thoughts and you are poison to my heart."

Wishful thinking (via nullalibertas)

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wow, me

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