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One of the greatest inventions for public health? Sprinkles.. but not the kind showed here. “Sprinkles” refers to micronutrient powders, which are cheap and easy to use, and help fight malnutrition. Of the 300 million kids with anemia worldwide, only a few have gotten the micronutrient powders. Pulitzer Center grantee Samuel Loewenberg investigates why.

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Jul 27

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."

- Alan Keightley (via larmoyante)

Jul 20

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make."

- Truman Capote; Truman Capote: Conversations (via wordpainting)

Yes, yes, yes!

Jul 16
humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."
Jul 16

humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

theparisreview:

“My poetry has passed through the same stages as my life.” —Pablo Neruda, born on this day in 1904.

"For me writing is like breathing. I could not live without breathing and I could not live without writing."
Jul 12

theparisreview:

“My poetry has passed through the same stages as my life.” —Pablo Neruda, born on this day in 1904.

"For me writing is like breathing. I could not live without breathing and I could not live without writing."