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.
As someone who has had to take the morning after pill and had my own share of pregnancy scares, it shits me to no end that an actually life-changing event like accidental pregnancy and it’s effects (cost of abortion or cost of taking care of a child) can be taken so lightly by men who think it’s hilarious that this woman may actually fall pregnant due to their irresponsibility and unprofessional behaviour.
Oh holy shit that is terrifying and most definitely illegal
The name of the guy giving women fake morning after pills is Peter Hanna, and he lives in Sydney, Australia
He works at Shop Smart Wholesale Pharmacy in Mount Druitt, Sydney, Australia.
For those asking, you could contact the local police there, the store itself, or complete this form: http://www.hccc.nsw.gov.au/Complaints/Online-Complaint-Form
Please please please report this guy
He is forcing people to become pregnant against their will, which can be extremely dangerous
And at the very least, is is giving people a medicine that they could be allergic to or that could have bad side effects when combined with their other medications, and they don’t know that they’re taking it
He is really putting people’s lives at risk here.
SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~ Yes another post about water lol. But if you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!
1) The classical : lemon/cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
2) The granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
3) The digestive : Fennel/citrus
First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
4) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
5) WATERmelon : watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
6) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
7) The traditional : Apple/cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Traditional FA [Fat Acceptance] arguments have relied on the idea that the way to diffuse these hateful statements is to prove that fat isn’t necessarily unhealthy. But by doing so we’ve ceded the premise that health status is, in fact, grounds for hating or despising someone. And as long as the tiniest statistical correlation between fatness and whatever-disease exists, we’ve lost the argument, because we diffused the wrong bomb: we should have rejected the idea that it’s okay to hate people for being ‘unhealthy,’ period.
Yes, this is SUCH an important point. Fitspo tends to be ableist. It also tends to push a ideology — and it is an ideology — that the height of human achievement/perfection is a ‘fit’ body. Now, if some people want to pursue that, fine. But many of its members can’t seem to understand that theirs is a belief system not based on objective truths. There is no moral difference between someone who runs marathons, and a person who runs marathon coding sessions. Or someone who does neither. None.
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This was why I had to stop using myfitnesspal—it was fucking me up mentally and I was on the fast track to EDNOS because the whole idea on that site (and other fitness sites) is that if you’re exercising and calorie-counting and not losing weight, it’s not because there’s something wrong with your body—it’s that you’re lying to yourself and not trying hard enough because you “don’t want it enough.”
I have hypothyroidism because I’m living with half a thyroid, and that half barely functions. Even when it’s being treated properly, I gain weight very easily. After years of struggling and beating myself up over not being able to lose weight, a doctor finally told me that the 20+ lbs. I gained when I was 21 was metabolic weight gain (brought on by steroids, which I had to take to treat a pretty severe bout of bronchitis) and would therefore be very difficult to lose for a totally healthy person, let alone someone with a disease that affects the metabolism.
Fuck ableism. Fuck fitspo.
It is ableist at heart in that it is based on the assumption of able bodiedness, as well as a lot of other privileges. It also trades in and lends itself to things like eugenics and other improvement of the (human) race type notions.
Yet it’s fair to say some PWD are more inclined and able to exercise than many able bodied people.
These Women Are About To Tell You Some Things That Are Absolutely None Of Your Business
Holy shit women on fire. This video gave me chills. If you do nothing at all today - watch this!
this shit is fucking A+++++++++++++++++ omg perfection
wow listen to these ladies tell you what the fuck is up