Dreaming of the Stars
Anna. 18. Now a college kid studying Chemical Engineering and loving it! I still long for my stars, but I know Ill get to see them again soon


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jocelyngarroways:

In which the writers of Secret Life saw the chance and took it.

11 hours ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 75,057 notes

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.
19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 7,185 notes
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edwardspoonhands:

The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.

19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 3,214 notes
zooeydeschannoying:

wollowock:

This is how most girls react. I just wanna hold it and tell it how cute it is =3

zooeydeschannoying:

wollowock:

This is how most girls react. I just wanna hold it and tell it how cute it is =3

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19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 258,446 notes
corgiaddict:

Hemingway Honey. Our latest addition

corgiaddict:

Hemingway Honey. Our latest addition

19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 219 notes

thiswandcouldbealittlemoresonic:

Tenth Doctor + Wearing Bow Ties (and pulling them off)

19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 5,202 notes

joeyjoe69:

when your friends sibling is hot

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19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 151,126 notes

lubricates:

When theres a fly in your room and you’re trying to kill it then it hides for an hour then you finally find it

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19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 19,524 notes
namastetoyoutoo:

This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

namastetoyoutoo:

This is by far my favorite tweet ever.

19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 339,234 notes
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monobeartheater:

verylittlebird:

a magician asks you to pick a card - any card, in fact. you do. they ask you to put the card back in the pack - anywhere in the pack, in fact. you do. they walk away. ten years later, your wife gives birth to the six of clubs. “is this your card?” the midwife asks, in a familiar voice.

what the fuck

19 hours ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 137,564 notes

ampersandsblog:

subbysal:

badjade:

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1 day ago on July 21st, 2014 | J | 162,084 notes
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