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.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
show marvel your appreciation for natasha and how much you’d love a movie by sending them a box of black widow spiders
show them how much you love and value Janet Van Dyne by sending them a box of wasps
A BLACK PANTHER
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.
|—||Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)|
why would you hurt me like this
Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?
Take courage, my heart
you have been through worse than this.
Be strong, saith my heart
I am a soldier
I have seen worse sights than this.
- Homer, Odyssey 20:18
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
one of my clients is non-communicative but he can design the most gorgeous digital abstract art and this just made me think of him and smile a whole lot.
With Boardwalk Empire winding down its final season, co-star Shea Whigham has lined up his next series gig, a starring role opposite Hayley Atwell in Marvel’s Agent Carter, ABC’s new series, which will bridge the fall and spring runs of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Whigham will play what is considered the male lead in the series, inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
Whigham will play the tough but fair-minded SSR Chief Roger Dooley, the man who will oversee agents Carter, Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). [Not to mention, I might add, James D’Arcy.]
the grimmest of laughter
GLAD WE’VE GOT A “MALE LEAD” ON THIS SHOW
IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE OTHER FEMALE CHARACTERS WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED
THEY HAVE NOT CAST ANY OTHER FEMALE CHARACTERS
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