This study examines the question of whether infants and children fare better in U.S. states that have the most restrictive abortion laws. Eighteen indicators of infant/child health, family, economic, and educational status are analyzed. The empirical evidence finds that states with the most antiabortion policies are also the same states that have significantly lower indicators of infant/child well-being.
Shock. Gasp. Who would have thought.(via cream-and-stars)
I just want to be loved the right way. I want to come home to all of the windows open, the curtains swaying in the wind and the scent of apple pie drifting down the hall. I want to be loved even when I’m quiet and deep in thought gardening. I want a love that admires simplicity.
Give me a love that is two cups of coffee gone cold because we decided to make love on the kitchen floor. Show me a love that fills the spaces between my ribs with passion.
A love that doesn’t fade in the night but whispers “forever” as we fall asleep.
where the romance never dies and the roses never wilt - dah (via whisperingbones)
This. Please? ღ
There’s no problem so big that you can’t make it worse.
- Commander Chris Hadfield on Fresh Air on how being in space reaffirms his faith and perspective on life.
"I make coffee because it makes me happy." — Søren Stiller Markussen.
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ART SOLVES PROBLEMS
the arts are the cognitive basis for thinking in abstraction
~ Dr. Michael Thaut, author of Rhythm, Music and the Brain: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Applications (Studies on New Music Research)
virgin 2014 Moleskine planning calendar on my desk. how much I love to start the new one, how much I hate to say goodbye to my old one, with its wrinkled pages (water bottle + Moleskine in tote bag), its unique sticker on the cover and many, many, many notes, numbers, thoughts, dates, meetings and a sketch or two tossed onto the pages.
Making a special book for someone—including yourself, an awesome idea!