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Title Thingy

So, I'm Julia, I happen to be floating along the waves of the internet and came across this pretty interesting site. I can't wait to see what fun I have here.
Jul 22 '14

polemccartney:

and the winner is……….leonardo……….da vinci!!! congratulations on mona lisa

Jul 22 '14

notchicken:

notchicken:

guess what I just got!!!

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meet Spartacus everyone….

Jul 22 '14

unfollowlng:

seenaill:

unfollowlng:

If you think your mom overreacts just remember once my mom cancelled our trip to New York because I refused to eat the meatloaf she made

my mom accused me of selling my birth certificate and social security to the black market when she couldn’t find them

you win

Jul 22 '14
mortten:

lettuce umbrella

mortten:

lettuce umbrella

Jul 22 '14

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.
Jul 22 '14

brainfried:

there’s a pigeon sitting on my roof and he looks sad im pretty sure its because mcdonald’s ground up his family and friends and used them for Mighty Wings

Jul 22 '14

terezidave:

fuckyoutubers:

do you have those memories that are really cringey and you never speak of and something triggers the memory and you want to fucking wash your brain out with bleach

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(Source: littlexiutie)

Jul 22 '14

The Verger Meat Packing Dynasty 

(Source: lorastyrels)

Jul 21 '14

I wish I could tell you that you’ll be loved, that you’ll be safe and cared for and protected. But this isn’t a time for lies. What you are going to be, Melody is very, very brave. But not as brave as they’ll have to be. Because there’s someone coming. I don’t know where he is, or what he’s doing, but trust me, he’s on his way

(Source: morgrana)

Jul 21 '14

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Jul 21 '14

pudus:

dont ask me about 2009

Jul 21 '14

(Source: baconnnnnnn)