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Eat, pray, love

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With Slow Food, the world’s most important contemporary food movement created to counter fast food and fast lifestyles, gathering momentum, here’s a look at the movement’s biggest event held in Turin, Italy, recently.
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This Gives Me Hope
Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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WATCH: How This Abandoned Baby Bat Reacts To Getting Nursed To Health Is Priceless.

WATCH: How This Abandoned Baby Bat Reacts To Getting Nursed To Health Is Priceless. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nothing can replace a mother's love, but the volunteers at the Bat World Sanctuary come to a pretty close second.
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Tender care for this tiny little creature - sweet video.

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Portland is About to Get Tons of Tiny Homes That Can Shelter the Homeless

Portland is About to Get Tons of Tiny Homes That Can Shelter the Homeless | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
These family-friendly homes cost just $12,000.
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Tihar Jail Giving Its Inmates A Second Chance Through An Automotive Manufacturing Unit In Jail - The Better India

Tihar Jail Giving Its Inmates A Second Chance Through An Automotive Manufacturing Unit In Jail - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Read about Tihar Jail's unique automotive manufacturing unit and many other initiatives which offer livelihood & skill building options for the inmates
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Deaf and blind able to shop alone at non-profit grocery store

Deaf and blind able to shop alone at non-profit grocery store | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A non-profit food store in Vancouver's east end has Braille signs and audio scanners to allow deaf-blind and other visually impaired customers to shop independently.
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What a boost to the spirits this must be.

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Three Fascinating Dudes on a Bus Stumble Upon the Solution to Humanity’s Problems

Three Fascinating Dudes on a Bus Stumble Upon the Solution to Humanity’s Problems | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nick's ability to share his experience in such an honest and funny way can lead to some amazing things.
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Elizabeth Gilbert's Powerful Trick For Overcoming Your Fears

Elizabeth Gilbert's Powerful Trick For Overcoming Your Fears | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Have you ever set a well-intentioned goal for yourself but, for some reason, you've been unable to reach it? In many of these cases, there is one controlling factor holding you back: fear. Sometimes it hides quietly beneath the surface with a firm, s...
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Meet the Eighth Grader Who Designs Subway Systems

Meet the Eighth Grader Who Designs Subway Systems | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
While most are worried about the advent of high school, this teen is turning heads with his side business.
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What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves."

The question of what reading does for the human soul is an etern
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A Hymn to the Passing of Summer

A Hymn to the Passing of Summer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The poet W.S. Merwin calls us to our mystical connections with the people in front and behind us.
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I've loved W.S. Merwin's poetry for decades now. Here's one of the reasons.

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Hoop Dreams: basketball teaches core values to Congo's youth, by Kem Knapp Sawyer

Hoop Dreams: basketball teaches core values to Congo's youth, by Kem Knapp Sawyer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"You come here, you play hard, you work hard,"shares Dario Merlo. He was just 11-years-old when his family fled their home in Goma, to escape the horrors of the Rwandan massacre. Returning in 2005, Dario pledged to make a difference. He created the Promo Jeune Basket (Promote Youth Basketball), an organization working to empower the youth of Africa. But, this is a league unlike any other -- in that, it uses basketball to inspire young children to take interest in their education and civil responsibilities. For these children, basketball is far more than just a game.
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Heartwarming Friendship Of A 5-Year-Old Girl With Autism And Her Therapy Cat

Heartwarming Friendship Of A 5-Year-Old Girl With Autism And Her Therapy Cat | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Remember when we wrote about Iris Grace, the incredible talented 5-year-old girl with autism who paints beautiful pictures? It turns out that she has a behind-the-scenes helper who's also worthy of praise – that's Thula, her therapeutic cat.
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On Working With Human Goodness, by Margaret Wheatley

On Working With Human Goodness, by Margaret Wheatley | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"There is nothing equal to human creativity, caring and will. We can be incredibly generous, imaginative and open-hearted. We can do the impossible, learn and change quickly, and extend instant compassion to those in distress. And these are not behaviors we keep hidden. We exhibit them daily." When faced with everyday struggles, and more broadly, the weight of wars and human suffering, Margaret Wheatley reminds us that a belief in human goodness is crucial to seeing us through the "dark times" of our lives.
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This Amputee Is Cycling Through Some Of India's Toughest Routes To Help Differently Abled Athletes

This Amputee Is Cycling Through Some Of India's Toughest Routes To Help Differently Abled Athletes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Even after Aditya Mehta met with an accident, he did not give up on his passion for cycling. Not only that, he is now cycling to raise funds for many para-athletes like him and help them achieve their dreams.
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Have Your Heart Be Where Your Feet Are

Have Your Heart Be Where Your Feet Are | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An encouragement to be "children of the moment," a people with the spiritual discipline of being fully present in the here and now.
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Excellent statement on mindfulness, from a Muslim who speaks of Jewish tradition and John Legend, among others.

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Here Is What Happened When India And Pakistan Had Dinner Together

Here Is What Happened When India And Pakistan Had Dinner Together | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Eric Maddox brought India and Pakistan together at a dinner table to have a friendly conversation. The participants' views will give you something to chew on!
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An interesting peace-focused project

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Goodness Reigns in Hong Kong

Goodness Reigns in Hong Kong | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As protestors and police enter an intense standoff, goodwill and the hope for a peaceful future are still at the forefront of the Hong Kong youth protests.
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Christian University Surprises Pizza Guy With $1200 Tip & Standing Ovation - The Good News Network

Christian University Surprises Pizza Guy With $1200 Tip & Standing Ovation - The Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The lesson at Indiana Wesleyan University's chapel service attended by its 3,000 residential students last week perhaps made an impact like no other, when the speaker ordered two pizzas delivered in order to show how it feels to appreciate someone.
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My House is Your House | KarmaTube

My House is Your House | KarmaTube | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The way attorney and UCLA lecturer Tony Tolbert figures it: you don’t have to have money to be generous. Tony became inspired by Kevin and Hannah Salwen, who sold their 6,500 square foot home, and donated $800,000 to charity. He decided to loan his home to Felicia Dukes, a single parent of four, for a full year. After giving birth to her fourth child, Felicia fell behind on payments, and became homeless. Thanks to Tony’s generosity, Felicia could recuperate financially and emotionally. As for Tony? He’s planning to donate his home again to another family in need.
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Firefighters Save Two Adorable Bear Cubs Trapped Inside a Tree

Firefighters Save Two Adorable Bear Cubs Trapped Inside a Tree | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Hearing desperate cries from a wooded area nearby, a concerned cabin owner, ventured out to find the snouts of two bear cubs sticking out of a hole in a tree.
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Study finds millennials' shift away from driving is 'more than temporary'

Study finds millennials' shift away from driving is 'more than temporary' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The nation's largest generation — the so-called "millennials," born between 1983 and 2000 — have shown less dependence on driving to get around in recent years and aren't likely to change their ways, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group.
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Surrey's 'Sandwich Nazi' has donated over 128,000 sandwiches to Vancouver's neediest

Surrey's 'Sandwich Nazi' has donated over 128,000 sandwiches to Vancouver's neediest | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It was a waiter’s rudeness that prompted a Lebanese immigrant to donate more than 128,000 sandwiches to hungry residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Salam Kahil, who lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood and owns La Charcuterie Delicatessen in Surrey, has brought sandwiches to his hungriest neighbours every month since making a promise to feed them in 1986, but now he’s helping more than ever and celebrating Thanksgiving by donating 500 brown bag lunches.
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Pema Chödrön on Quieting Our Racing Minds and Powering Down (Video)

Pema Chödrön on Quieting Our Racing Minds and Powering Down (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In a world of many distractions, the Buddhist sage says, it may be our own cravings that may be most deleterious to our well-being. Watch and listen.
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Thank you, Pema. Your words wriggle right into my heart.

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Climate adaptation brings men back to women-only village

Climate adaptation brings men back to women-only village | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

In the world’s third poorest country, it is acutely vulnerable to climate change, yet now the villagers keep gardens and grow fruit trees. There are chickens, two cows, and a donkey. Some of the women run a beer brewing business. And there are men.

 

It wasn’t always the case. Before 2008, Sisene’s 2,000 people were suffering the impacts of drought and a series of military coups.

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Resilience and hope - an inspiring story of change initiated by women.

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With 35 Rupees, You Could Buy A Popcorn Or Recharge Your Mobile. He Chose To Save Lives. - The Better India

With 35 Rupees, You Could Buy A Popcorn Or Recharge Your Mobile. He Chose To Save Lives. - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Read how one good doctor used songs, sentiments and games to help promote hygiene in Gadchiroli village, Maharashtra.
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Such a simple, yet powerful, idea - not just an imposed solution but one that engaged a village.

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Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 10, 6:36 AM

what a lovely, lovely idea!