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The happiest kids in the world are from...Mexico

The happiest kids in the world are from...Mexico | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You want really happy kids? Head south of the border.
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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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Apple CEO, Tim Cook, to give away Fortune.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, to give away Fortune. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He addresses socially impactful subjects like human rights, gay rights and race equality.
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Tim Cook has come through for Apple on many fronts. This is another.

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A Classroom With Love At The Center, by Peggy Sia

A Classroom With Love At The Center, by Peggy Sia | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Peggy Sia has some remarkable fifth grade moments. "One morning, as we were discussing the meaning of resilience, a student recalled something his coach said to the team during a practice. The things one chooses to do that others will not do today, will enable one to do the things that others cannot do tomorrow. Such powerful words coming from that of a 10-year-old." Every day, they move her to rise before the sun, step out of her slumbering household, and into the hour-long commute to school. With her "Big 3" classroom tools, Peggy unleashes a class culture of empathy-- one in which math problems and grammar lessons unfold with love at the center.
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How These College Students Are Reviving The Ancient Art Of Puppetry - The Better India

How These College Students Are Reviving The Ancient Art Of Puppetry - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

EvThe students from SRCC college started an initiative to help this amazing art forms and today they have managed to change lives of 14 such artists.

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Living in the Moment: Dutch Village Offers Dignified Care for Dementia Sufferers

Living in the Moment: Dutch Village Offers Dignified Care for Dementia Sufferers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A village in the Netherlands inhabited entirely by elderly people with dementia offers a new answer to how society can deal with its aging population. It's a world without yesterday or tomorrow where residents have far more freedom than they would be allowed in convalescent homes.
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This kind of dementia care takes away some of the fear that accompanies the onset of dementia.

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Changemaker Under 18: How This 8th Grader Made Her School Campus Greener -

Changemaker Under 18: How This 8th Grader Made Her School Campus Greener - | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This 8th grader not only made her school ground green but also inspired other students to do composting and tree plantation at the school!
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One girl, one dream - and a lot of positive change

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Looking for Leaders on Climate? Follow the Women Farmers

Looking for Leaders on Climate? Follow the Women Farmers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Across the globe, countless women are standing up to the ravages of climate change – and to the governments and big businesses who are allowing it to destroy the world
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This is a hope-filled story of women who are connected to the earth and showing leadership in pushing back against the industrial forces destroying it.

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10 Things I Learned from Becoming a Nomad & Working on Organic Farms.

10 Things I Learned from Becoming a Nomad & Working on Organic Farms. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

As someoneIt wasn’t until I had tremblingly mustered the courage to end my "successful" life, that I finally took the plunge and started my wwoofing journey.

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As someone who had a farm that welcomed WWOOFers, I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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See a movie through a blind child's imagination

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Technology is giving differently abled people more access to the world around them. It is also giving those of us with just ordinary challenges a window into other ways of being in the world.

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This is What Happens When a City Gives the Homeless a Home

This is What Happens When a City Gives the Homeless a Home | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dublin has vowed to increase the amount of social housing available to the homeless. A similar program in Utah has reduced the homeless population by nearly three quarters.
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Utah and Dublin are showing there are alternatives to simply shaking our heads and saying, "What a shame."

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Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees

Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Flow Hive is a new beehive invention that promises to eliminate the more laborious aspects of collecting honey from a beehive with a novel spigot system that taps into specially designed honeycomb frames. Invented over the last decade by father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar A
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What an amazing invention. They're starting a Kickstarter campaign next week. Wish them well!

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He Rowed A Boat To Sri Lanka Every Night To Rescue Destitute Children From War

He Rowed A Boat To Sri Lanka Every Night To Rescue Destitute Children From War | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

He was detained, warned of arrests, abused, manhandled and saw wrath of the government but continued to serve the community. Know more about the amazing saint who is worshiping humanity.

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Many call this man a living saint. He deserves the title, but he has no interest in it. His focus is on the children.

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How A Winery is Transforming Cleveland’s Most Notorious Neighborhood

How A Winery is Transforming Cleveland’s Most Notorious Neighborhood | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An urban vineyard delivers a robust message.
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Where other people look around and see only despair, this entrepreneur sees promise.

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When Her Impoverished Students Didn't Have Proper Attire, This Ingenious Principal Found a Way to Keep Them Warm

When Her Impoverished Students Didn't Have Proper Attire, This Ingenious Principal Found a Way to Keep Them Warm | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Shoes held together with staples and tape were not acceptable to Nissa Ellett.
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Robin Hood Army - an effort of two youngsters to fight hunger, to build a better society

Robin Hood Army - an effort of two youngsters to fight hunger, to build a better society | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Inspiring story of Robin Hood Army, an initiative of two friends to serve free dinner to the homeless every Sunday, in a way to build a better society.
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So many good people in the world...

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From Dancing On Trains To Becoming India's First Transgender Mayor: Meet Madhu Kinnar

From Dancing On Trains To Becoming India's First Transgender Mayor: Meet Madhu Kinnar | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Raigarh gives India its first transgender mayor, Madhu Kinnar. Here is all you need to know about her and other "almost-mayor" transgenders in the past.
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How One Lady & Her E-Commerce Portal Is Transforming Dharavi Slum Dwellers Into Entrepreneurs

How One Lady & Her E-Commerce Portal Is Transforming Dharavi Slum Dwellers Into Entrepreneurs | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Megha Gupta has come up with an e-commerce platform that is enabling Dharavi slum dwellers to earn a better livelihood. See their journey in photos!
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One woman, many dreams, and a window of hope opens in a Mumbai slum. 

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4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence

4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Throughout her career in banking Ilona Szabó de Carvalho never imagined she’d someday start a social movement. But living in her native Brazil, which leads the world in homicidal violence, she realized she couldn’t just stand by and watch drugs and guns tear her country apart. Szabó de Carvalho reveals four crucial lessons she learned when she left her cushy job and took a fearless stand against the status quo.
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One woman, major changes. She left the banking world to reduce violence in Brazil. The results are amazing.

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How a Challenging Past Can Lead to a Happier Present

How a Challenging Past Can Lead to a Happier Present | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

“That which does not kill us outright makes us stronger,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche more than 100 years ago. As a psychotherapist for 20 years, I’ve seen clients bear this out many times.

 

“I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through my divorce without losing my sanity,” my client Karen told me just last week, “but looking back now, I realize I was much stronger than I thought, and I know that I’m much stronger now. Whatever curveball comes next, I know I can trust myself to handle it.”

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I've certainly seen this in my own life. Have you?

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Agroecology can feed Africa - not agribusiness

Agroecology can feed Africa - not agribusiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Corporate interests have skewed the entire development agenda for agriculture in Africa, writes Ian Fitzpatrick. Instead of investing in sustainable, small scale farming along agroecological principles that raise production and support rural communities, governments - including the UK's - are backing destructive industrial farming and land grabs.
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This is a global phenomenon. Africa is pushing back against the pressure from chemical agriculture.

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This Woman Was A Prostitute For 38 Years, But One Restaurant Changed All That

This Woman Was A Prostitute For 38 Years, But One Restaurant Changed All That | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Mary Nelson started working at a restaurant in Honolulu last year, she hid in the back as a dishwasher.

Despite her lively personality and quick humor, she was too intimidated to interact with the customers, so for the first six months of the...
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An Elderly Man Was Shoveling Snow Alone, Until This Teen Stopped To Help Him

An Elderly Man Was Shoveling Snow Alone, Until This Teen Stopped To Help Him | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Tommy Adams noticed an elderly man with a walker clearing snow, he knew just what to do.

According to WTVR CBS 6 News, the Nottoway High School senior was on his way home from the DMV when he told his mother to stop the car. He then approache...
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Truth-Telling and Ferguson  

Truth-Telling and Ferguson   | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The techniques of the Truth Telling Project are not quite new; they are based on the truth and reconciliation processes employed by the South African government and headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. North Carolina had a truth and reconciliation process after the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, and Canada likewise used truth and reconciliation to address the legacy of its Indian residential schools. The Truth Telling Project has gathered input from members of the Greensboro Commission, the Peruvian commissions, and the International Center for Transnational Justice, says Ragland, “essentially to learn how this process works in the United States.”

 
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This is worth watching and has potential for transforming communities.

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How To Intentionally Design A Happier Life

How To Intentionally Design A Happier Life | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Paul Dolan, a leading happiness scholar, offers strategies for identifying what really makes you happy and doing more of those things.
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Dog Cissy runs away from home, turns up at hospital to find sick owner

Dog Cissy runs away from home, turns up at hospital to find sick owner | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Cissy the miniature schnauzer had never ran away before, but disappeared from her yard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, only to show up on security footage at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dogs are legendary for their love and loyalty. This little one found her way to the hospital and sniffed her way to her owner. Security cameras caught it all.

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So sings Sislena winning "You really are worth"

So sings Sislena winning "You really are worth" | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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The 15-year-old niece of Pavarotti wowed the audience - and will wow anyone who listens to this.

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