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I just want to make this cozy, little corner of the internet my own.

fallontonight:

Kate Hudson really knows how to throw a party.

[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

fishingboatproceeds:

So how do communities with limited electricity and running water in Ethiopia reduce infant mortality and dramatically improve newborn and maternal health? 
With a system designed by Ethiopians for Ethiopia, and a lot of amazingly dedicated health extension workers and volunteers. (The tier system is explained in the first picture.) I’m obviously no expert, but from what I could tell the nonprofit funding worked precisely because it was helping people execute their vision, rather than trying to impose a strategy upon them.
Today, I visited a health center and then a health outpost, a small structure with no electricity serving a community of around 5,000. The Outpost (picture two) was staffed by two women who can do everything from treat malaria to deliver babies. They have a detailed and systematic approach (those files in picture three contain information about every family in their area), but they rely on the volunteer Women’s Health Care Army to provide education, prenatal care, and family planning assistance, among many other things, to every family in the area.
It was fascinating to start my journey at a facility that can do Caesarean sections and then follow the health care system into individual residences, where a woman can talk directly to someone she trusts about prenatal vitamins, contraception, and breastfeeding. 

The health challenges here in Ethiopia are massive, obviously, but these volunteers are a big part of the reason that Ethiopia’s infant and maternal mortality rates are dropping so dramatically.
You’ll meet several of them in a forthcoming video, but I just wanted to share the amazingness of today’s experience.

wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

Source: jedavu

for kalea-bane

Source: forassgard

buzzfeed:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Picking Out Socks, As Told By George H.W. Bush

Source: the1d975

shitroughdrafts:

Another killer comic by Sam and Ania on HOT HOT PHONE.
Hot Hot Phone is accepting comics! Follow and submit away!
If you know someone who does comics, tell them to send us their shit. we want to publish it!

shitroughdrafts:

Another killer comic by Sam and Ania on HOT HOT PHONE.

Hot Hot Phone is accepting comics! Follow and submit away!

If you know someone who does comics, tell them to send us their shit. we want to publish it!

Source: hothotphone

natgeotravel:

Hustle and bustle past an intricate stained glass mosaic in Moscow’s Novoslobodskaya metro station.
Photograph by Justin Tiew

natgeotravel:

Hustle and bustle past an intricate stained glass mosaic in Moscow’s Novoslobodskaya metro station.

Photograph by Justin Tiew

ellendegeneres:

Lap dog. http://ellen.tv/1sLTVHn

ellendegeneres:

Lap dog. http://ellen.tv/1sLTVHn