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makinaro:

Hey kids, remember Gak? Well here’s how you can make some at home using simple household ingredients!

Playing with Polymers on Popsci.com

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coolator:

jurassic park from the raptors’ perspective 

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iamayoungfeminist:

ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBURG. 

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This woman is my inspiration. 

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canisfamiliaris:

How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this 2014 report and prior editions (2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004) consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions.

Among the 11 nations studied — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States — the U.S. ranks last, as it did in all of the earlier editions. 

Most troubling, despite having the most expensive healthcare, the U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other countries, and, the U.S. is last or nearly last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity.

The most notable way the U.S. differs from other industrialized countries is the absence of universal health insurance coverage. Other nations ensure the accessibility of care through universal health systems, and through better ties between patients and the physician practices that serve as their medical homes.

The U.S. also ranks behind most countries on many measures of health outcomes, quality, and efficiency. U.S. physicians face particular difficulties receiving timely information, coordinating care, and dealing with administrative hassles.

The other 10 countries spend considerably less on health care per person — and as a percent of gross domestic product — than does the United States.

The 2014 study (pdf) includes data from 11 countries. It incorporates patients’ and physicians’ survey results on care experiences and ratings on various dimensions of care. It includes information from the most recent three Commonwealth Fund international surveys of patients and primary care physicians about medical practices and views of their countries’ health systems (2011–2013). It also includes information on health care outcomes featured in The Commonwealth Fund’s most recent (2011) national health system scorecard, and from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The upside of U.S. healthcare? Shareholders, insurers, hospitals, clinics, and suppliers are making a killing large profits!

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broliloquy:

lesueurpeas:

my kinda link & zelda

Whoa DANG

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andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

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butthole3000:

libertytochoose:

A group called Connecticut Working Mom’s has put together an AMAZING photo spread called “Lets End The Mommy Wars”. The photo shoot was about embracing their different parenting choices.

“Let’s end the mommy wars, once and for all, by tapping into our compassion and letting go of our judgments. Cause seriously people, the world needs more love and less judgment.”

Check them out on Facebook!

i like this so much

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saintbucky:

Anthony Mackie being the first black superhero (and making Bill O’Reilly uncomfortable) on Jimmy Fallon (x)

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radtasticly-anomalous:

Young scholars with big dreams and huge hearts striving to make the world a better place!

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karnythia:

Children of color are old enough to face racism when they’re born. Old enough to bear the weight of stereotypes & hate before their little eyes can focus. But somehow white kids are supposed to be too delicate & too shielded to even know race exists because somehow that might hurt them. When your definition of innocent child doesn’t include my babies? I know what you’re on & I don’t have any patience for the lies you tell yourself or your children.

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