traditional healthcare

catholicschoolhurl  asked:

pt. 1 so this is for those who can't afford health insurance and need a consultation about a pressing issue/mental health care/ basically anything else!!!! especially women/girls!! there's this new app called Maven Clinic and it's specifically designed for women who don't have the time or money for traditional healthcare. basically you can facetime with a doctor- therapists, OBGYNs, nutritionists, nurse practitioners and get a consultation at any time of day. it's really helpful if you're low on

money or time and can’t make your way to an office to wait for an hour for a 10 minute talk. you can even get prescriptions from it. i got really good advice about dealing with my gallbladder problems as i haven’t been able to eat properly for months and it took me literally 10 minutes with a really cool nutritionist lady doctor who face-timed me from her living room. appointments are like $20 and if you use the code ASSUMPTION16 your first one is free (i only needed one) it’s so helpful if you can’t afford a doctor and just need to ask quick advice especially for mothers and girls with like reproductive issues. also if you need to talk to a therapist and don’t have time to make it every week. message me if you have any questions but everyone needs to know about this especially women because its geared for them and could help a lot of people who need a quick doctors appointment/consultation!

i know a lot of girls can’t afford healthcare so please share this with your followers <3 it really saved my life

I usually don’t post this kind of stuff but I checked it out and it seems really great!

- Altec

anonymous asked:

What's the biggest difference between America and Germany for you?

America, as in USA or the whole continent? ;) (You will hear this a lot from Europeans, so get ready, hah.) I’m German and have lived & worked in the US, so based on that I would say, these are some major differences: 

- Political correctness and general vagueness associated with the English language and resulting cultures. Do not expect Germans to constantly censor themselves in that way. Also, try to express yourself clearly in Germany by simply saying what you want, need, are happy about or bothered by. People around will do the same. If you don’t want an honest opinion, don’t ask for it.

- Attitude towards guns and war. We don’t do guns and, having had all this war on our soil, especially the last one, we’re generally not in favor of any more war and will prefer diplomacy and finding other solutions. We also have really low crime compared to the US. Also read this

- Differences in modesty and self-depreciation. It’s uncool in Germany to boast or be really loud in public or to display extreme wealth. Americans are famous for sort of “waltzing” into a place and taking up a lot of space. We see this in tourists a lot. There will be exceptions with Germans as well (we have a “jet set” class, too), but generally it’s just considered bad taste. Example: Loud cell phone conversations on public transportation or being really loud in restaurants. Germany is more of a group culture, while the US is an individual culture. This means that “Rücksicht” = consideration, respect, or regard for others is important to us. I have observed similar concepts in Asia, e.g. Japan. 

- Physical personal space. You will not hear “excuse me” from Germans or Europeans in general every 5 minutes when people just walk by. I found it “polite” but extreme in the USA how people excuse themselves when they pass you 3 meters away. :D

- Fake smiles/friendliness. There is little to no fake smiling in Germany. Germans smile when there is something to smile about and are upbeat when they’re happy. It isn’t your “duty” to constantly sound like a cheerleader. The idea being that life comes with ups and downs, so why “fake it”? Americans will find Germans rude, especially in stores.

- Work culture. Again, more like East Asian countries than the USA. We’re perfectionists, and most people either go to university or do 3 year training for just about any occupation you can think of, incl, handy professions, service and office jobs. That means that people really learn their trade and it’s often for life that they stay in that same field. So in Germany, much less flexibility than in the US, but greater professionalism and also perfectionism at work. In the US you have to boast in a job interview, in Germany, you should display some modesty and let your credentials speak for themselves.

- Vacation/holidays and more time off in general. Germans generally get 4 weeks of vacation a year - it’s the law. They also take that vacation and the longer you stay in a job, the more vacation you get. This leads to greater company loyalty and less stressed employees. A job isn’t just a paycheck.

- Social benefits. Compared to the US, we have “free” healthcare financed by what we pay in taxes, free university, and very generous child benefits. We have “Kindergeld”, a concept where you receive an allowance for each child - read this. Maternity leave is generous and applies to males, too. Read this.

I could go on but this already is too long and these are some major differences I’ve noticed between the 2 countries. All in all, life seems far more stressful to me in the US. But that doesn’t mean Germany can’t be stressful. It’s more of a matter of perspective and having things/other countries to compare it with.