1. £120
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    The amount the British government is paying some mothers to breastfeed their newborns for at least 6 weeks.

    Should we pay women to breastfeed?

     


  2. I love holding my mother’s hand. Haven’t held it like this since I was 9. Why did I stop? I thought it unmanly? What crap.
    — NPR host Scott Simon, who livetweeted a heartbreaking, hilarious, and vulnerable tribute to his mother as he sat alongside her deathbed
     

  3. In the first half of a new commercial from Luvs Diapers, a frazzled first-time mom sits alone in a restaurant, struggling to breastfeed her son under a blanket so as not to offend her fellow patrons. Cut to the second half of the clip, and a slightly older and wiser mom is in the same restaurant, this time breastfeeding her second baby in plain view while her firstborn, now a few years older, sits beside her. The shocked waiter can’t take his eyes off the woman’s chest, but the cool-headed and confident mom handles it like a pro, pointing to her face and saying, “Hey, up here.” 

    Luvs’ new ‘public breastfeeding is awesome’ ad

     

  4. Can’t. Stop. Watching. The maker of Tide and Pampers essentially “dares you not to cry” with its commercial, “Best Job,” says UPI's Kate Stanton. A reworking of its successful 2010 Olympics ad campaign, says Meg Carter at Fast Company, “P&G pushes raw emotion to the tear-jerking nth degree with its depiction of mothers worldwide raising children to become champions and sharing their triumph.

    Check out our list of the best (and worst) ads to come out of the London Olympics.

     

  5. GOOD DAY FOR:

    Ostentatious displays of wealth
    A mystery buyer breaks a New York City record by shelling out more than $90 million for a duplex luxury penthouse in midtown Manhattan. [Gothamist]

    Falling into love
    A California woman gains a new pet when she rescues a weeks-old puppy that literally fell from the sky. The pup was likely dropped by a passing hawk. [The Daily What

    At least something on Twitter being private
    Twitter introduces a Do Not Track privacy option, which prevents Twitter from giving your personal information to advertisers. [Death & Taxes]

    BAD DAY FOR:

    Repeat offenses
    For the third time in six months, someone crashes his car into a Pennsylvania couple’s house. [Business Insider]

    Finger food
    A Michigan teen reports finding a severed finger in his sandwich at Arby’s. [TIME]

    The heart at home
    A new Gallup poll finds that stay-at-home moms struggle with sadness, anger, and depression more than working mothers do. [Newser

    (Source: theweek.com)