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BLACK has become a beautiful colour - not because it is loved, but because it is feared.
James Baldwin  (via obliteratedheart)

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"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."

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Miss. Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014


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The royal birth cost $15,000. The average American birth is billed at $30,000.

Via Elisabeth Rosenthal at the New York Times:

Rosenthal wrote a lengthly, excellent article for the Times last month detailing the extremely high costs of giving birth in the United States compared with most other developed countries.

The $15,000 figure comes from estimates of how much one would have to pay to deliver in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son on Monday. This is expensive for the United Kingdom, but, here in the United States, it would actually be a pretty great deal!

“The average total price charged for pregnancy and newborn care was about $30,000 for a vaginal delivery and $50,000 for a C-section,” Rosenthal reported, “with commercial insurers paying out an average of $18,329 and $27,866.” That data comes from a Truven Analytics report that recently looked at the high cost of pregnancy in the United States.

The comparison isn’t totally apples to apples; Truven includes the full cost of pregnancy care, not just the delivery. But even when you compare delivery costs, as the International Federation for Health Plans does, you see that the United States is (no surprise!) far and away the most expensive place to deliver a baby.

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(From The Washington Post)

Wow, this is crazy

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"Who live sees, but who travels sees more" 

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