Guess What…? - Couples find fun ways to announce to their friends and family that they are expecting.
This thing looks like a huge thermos, and it is. By keeping rotavirus and pneumonia vaccines cold for 50 days, it saves kids’ lives. I saw it work perfectly in a rural health outpost with no running water or electricity, just an amazing health worker using technology suited to her needs.
There are coolers that keep sperm and eggs frozen for decades.
Yeah, but those coolers need electricity, something in very short supply in rural Ethiopia. (More than 60 million Ethiopians live outside or urban centers, and most of them—and most of the health centers that serve them—are without power or running water.) There are refrigerators that use propane or gas to keep cool, but propane can be expensive and difficult to keep in steady supply, so these ridiculously efficient Thermoses are (literally) a life-saver.
It’s difficult to overstate the poverty here: Most of the plowing of fields is done with wooden plows drawn by cattle, and there are almost no cars on the roads. (Most people travel by foot or on handmade carts drawn by animals). That Ethiopia has been able to reduce under-5 mortality from 25% to 8% in the past 20 years despite this poverty and a very rural population is a tremendous success story, and with effectively outfitted health posts, that percentage will get even lower—hopefully within the next decade Ethiopia’s child mortality rate will fall below the current world average of 5%.
look at this thing i got at the airport when leaving germany
it’s a giant tic tac box filled with tiny tic tac boxes
that is so unnecessary and a giant waste of resources. i require 20.
the only kawaii emoticon you will ever need is this
it’s mike wazowski.
go hard or go home motherfucker
this took 16 hours, suck my dick
my bf told me a story about how when he was in the 7th grade he was really sick and almost died and had to stay in bed and no one came to see him on his birthday but his world of warcraft friends threw him a virtual party and if that doesnt warm your heart then idk what will
This week may be the last week I have a job. Please take a moment to read this entire post, if you have the time and energy, and at least sign the petition in the link above. It would mean an awful lot, getting a buncha signatures…
my 6-year-olds were upset because i taught them ‘television’ and they were like NO TEACHER IT’S A TV
so i wrote ‘television’ on the board and highlighted “T” and “V” and they reacted like i’d just taught them the secrets of the universe