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Why Keeping Hope Alive Will Advance Your Life | Adventures in ...

Why Keeping Hope Alive Will Advance Your Life | Adventures in ... | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Life is full of uncertainty, danger, and moments of indecision. Though even when times get dark and intimidating as long as we keep hope alive we can achieve anything. There are countless stories of people overcoming ...
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Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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Artist Turns Old CDs Into Amazing Sculptures Instead Of Throwing Them Away

Artist Turns Old CDs Into Amazing Sculptures Instead Of Throwing Them Away | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A broken CD isn't much good to anyone. Unless you're Sean Avery that is. Because while most of us would just throw them in the trash, the South Africa-born,
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Cyclists Volunteer to Give Nature Rides to Wheelchair Bound - Good News Network

Cyclists Volunteer to Give Nature Rides to Wheelchair Bound - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
These passengers suffering from limited mobility now get to enjoy the same outdoor benefits as their able-bodied volunteers.
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Struggling fish and chip shop single-handedly saved by hungover customer

Struggling fish and chip shop single-handedly saved by hungover customer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A little fish and chip shop in Lethbridge, Alta., on the brink of closing its doors is now flooded with new customers — and it’s all thanks to one very hungry, hungover man.
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Watch 2-Year-old's Excitement Over Gift Found on Dad's Grave - Good News Network

Watch 2-Year-old's Excitement Over Gift Found on Dad's Grave - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Christmas just isn't complete without the whole family – that's why a local Secret Santa surprised Braxton with a gift from his late father.
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Anxious Rescue Goat Always Calms Down When Wearing Her Duck Suit - Good News Network

Anxious Rescue Goat Always Calms Down When Wearing Her Duck Suit - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Since Polly's only comforted by being wrapped in fabric, her anxiety cure is probably the cutest cure: being zipped up in a fuzzy duck suit.
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James Doty — The Magic Shop of the Brain

James Doty — The Magic Shop of the Brain | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Brain surgeon James Doty is on the cutting edge of our knowledge of the brain and the heart: how they talk to each other; what compassion means in the body and in action; and how we can reshape our lives and perhaps our species.
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In Madrid, the homeless dine out... for free

In Madrid, the homeless dine out... for free | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
IT is early evening at a restaurant in central Madrid and Jose Silva sits down for a meal of rice, meatballs and vegetables as waiters flit from one table to another.

All very normal, except for one
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Why we’re so attached to our own creations — even when they’re ugly

Why we’re so attached to our own creations — even when they’re ugly | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The lesson here is that a little sweat equity pays us back in meaning — and that is a high return.
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These Kids In The Hospital Had No Idea Their Santa Pics Would Be This Magical

These Kids In The Hospital Had No Idea Their Santa Pics Would Be This Magical | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Photographer Karen Alsop used her editing skills for some surprise gifts.
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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on Things

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The ancient Greek term "akrasia" helps explain why we don't follow through on things. Read this article to learn how akrasia works and what to do about it.

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Procrastination is not good, but it happens for good reasons. We think we have other important things to do.
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Tough Veteran Sheds Tears When Surprised With Puppy for PTSD (WATCH) - Good News Network

Tough Veteran Sheds Tears When Surprised With Puppy for PTSD (WATCH) - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Peter didn't know what to expect while opening his Christmas present – but when he saw two little eyes peering back at him, he couldn't help but cry.
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This Discovery by Indian Scientists Can Reduce the Cost of MRI Machines Significantly!

This Discovery by Indian Scientists Can Reduce the Cost of MRI Machines Significantly! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Scientists from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have discovered a new superconductor, challenging the Nobel Prize-winning theory of superconductors.
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Your Mental Peak May Still Be Ahead of You - Mind and Body - Utne Reader

With tests demonstrating that cognitive skills don’t dwindle with age, whether or not we can measure a “mental peak” is brought into question.
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Man Turns Plastic Waste into a Way to Save Trees - Good News Network

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Aghan Oscar's company saves hundreds of trees every day thanks to his ingenious method of recycling plastic waste found around his region.
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Dog Spends Days Protecting Injured Pup From Passing Trains (WATCH) - Good News Network

Dog Spends Days Protecting Injured Pup From Passing Trains (WATCH) - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This devoted dog spent two days protecting his fallen companion from snow and passing trains despite the obvious risks to himself.
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Kid Therapist Raises Money by Offering Advice to Stressed New Yorkers - Good News Network

Kid Therapist Raises Money by Offering Advice to Stressed New Yorkers - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Ciro Ortiz is wise beyond his years – and he offers that wisdom to stressed out New Yorkers for $2 per five minute session.
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These 11 Women Do Their Bit for the Environment by Turning Juice Tetra Packs into Amazing Products

These 11 Women Do Their Bit for the Environment by Turning Juice Tetra Packs into Amazing Products | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
These enterprising women at Anu Life use juice tetra packs to make eco-friendly bags and lessen the burden on the environment.
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This Impeccably Designed $20,000 House Could Soon Be Yours

This Impeccably Designed $20,000 House Could Soon Be Yours | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For years, students at Auburn University's Rural Studio have been building cheap houses for impoverished locals. Now their designs are goin
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For Big Problems, Small Solutions - Mind and Body - Utne Reader

For Big Problems, Small Solutions - Mind and Body - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The logic of largeness devalues the personal when it comes to making a difference.
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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on Things

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on Things | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The ancient Greek term "akrasia" helps explain why we don't follow through on things. Read this article to learn how akrasia works and what to do about it.

Via Bobby Dillard
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 26, 2016 6:50 PM
Procrastination is not good, but it happens for good reasons. We think we have other important things to do.
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My mom's Charlie Brown Christmas trees

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My mom's Charlie Brown Christmas trees

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The scraggliest tree on the lot found a loving home with my mother. Well before A Charlie Brown Christmas became a movie classic, she cherished the lopsided trees with sparse branches.
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A Trump Supporter and Man He Punched Hug in Court, Vow to Heal America Together - Good News Network

A Trump Supporter and Man He Punched Hug in Court, Vow to Heal America Together - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Though they found themselves on opposing sides of the political barrier, Raheem Jones and John McGraw were glad to forgive each other in court.
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Spotlight on Anonymous Giving , by Shari Swanson

Spotlight on Anonymous Giving , by Shari Swanson | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself alone. Around you swirl happy people, smiling, shopping, planning festivities. You feel adrift, apart, cut off from your community. But then you discover a gift waiting for you. Something thoughtful or needed. But the giver is anonymous. Who reached out to you with this thoughtful gesture? Or imagine yourself late for work, harried, but you just have to drive through for a coffee to kick-start your day. The line inches along, but when you finally get up to the window you discover someone, a stranger, paid for your coffee. In both of these scenarios, your perspective is transformed. You look at the people around you with new eyes. Your gaze softens: somewhere in that mix is someone who made your day. Now, imagine that you have the power to make that difference for someone else. Today's Spotlight on Anonymous Giving dives into the Daily Good archives to share stories of the transformational power of the anonymous gift.
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