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Be Subversive: Sing with Your Neighbors – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader

Be Subversive: Sing with Your Neighbors – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Community singing is making a comeback, bringing generations together and refueling activism…...
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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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Retired Senior Gets Job After Posting Ad About ‘Dying from Boredom’ - Good News Network

Retired Senior Gets Job After Posting Ad About ‘Dying from Boredom’ - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Life had grown dull for 89-year-old Joe Bartley after his wife died – so he put out an ad requesting a job to 'save him from dying of boredom.'
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2,000 Veterans Just Arrived at Standing Rock to Form Human Shield Around Protestors - Good News Network

2,000 Veterans Just Arrived at Standing Rock to Form Human Shield Around Protestors - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Native American protestors will be given a much-needed respite from the police force thanks to 2,000 veterans joining their ranks.
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These 'Plastic' Bags Are Actually Made of Potato & Tapioca - and Can Become Animal Food on Disposal!

These 'Plastic' Bags Are Actually Made of Potato & Tapioca - and Can Become Animal Food on Disposal! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
EnviGreen is a company that produces 100% organic, biodegradable, and eco-friendly bags. These bags take less than 180 days to biodegrade naturally
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Oil Company Surrenders 15 Land Leases on Sacred Native American Land - Good News Network

Oil Company Surrenders 15 Land Leases on Sacred Native American Land - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Though Davon Energy could have started drilling on the Badger-Two Medicine land, they surrendered the leases after being met with firm opposition.
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The dogs that protect little penguins - BBC News

The dogs that protect little penguins - BBC News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When foxes nearly wiped out a colony of little penguins, a sheepdog saved the day.
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This Rajasthan Widow Broke All Social Customs to Become a Health Worker after Her Husband's Death

This Rajasthan Widow Broke All Social Customs to Become a Health Worker after Her Husband's Death | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Moti Meena shunned regressive practices imposed in the name of tradition after the demise of her husband and went on to work as a health worker in Rajasthan
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She is breaking barriers with her grit and determination.
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How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle

How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.
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Grieving Man Can Sleep Again After Girl Reaches Out in the Grocery Store - Good News Network

Grieving Man Can Sleep Again After Girl Reaches Out in the Grocery Store - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This 4-year-old girl just loves old people – and thanks to her outgoing nature, she made a friend for life out of a lonely widower in the grocery store.
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How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle

How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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November 8th is fast approaching, carrying with it more stress and anxiety than I've ever seen in a U.S. presidential campaign. So how can we deal with it? This piece has some good ideas.  
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Neglected dog of 7 years gets rescued! - Get Squirreled

Neglected dog of 7 years gets rescued! - Get Squirreled | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This great Pyranees was left in a barn for 7 years with only enough food to survive. When he was found his hair was out of control and rescuers went on to cutting off 35 pounds of his hair! The owner is not being charged for animal cruelty because she suffered from a terminal illness. But good news is she gave him up and Lazarus is now free to walk around and play �� Lazarus is getting ready to find his new home.�
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Working Class Fighter Gives Winnings to Opponent in Need - Good News Network

Working Class Fighter Gives Winnings to Opponent in Need - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
John Castaneda didn't have to take the fight against Angel Cruz – and considering his victory, he didn't have to give his winnings away either.
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I'm no fan of professional fighting, but I am a fan of compassion.
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One Partially Deaf Man Used Photography to Bring Cheer to 500 Children with Cancer & Disabilities

One Partially Deaf Man Used Photography to Bring Cheer to 500 Children with Cancer & Disabilities | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Rajen Nair, a freelance photojournalist in Mumbai conducts photography workshops for cancer patients and children with disabilities.
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This Railway Clerk Rescues Children Who Beg & Steal on Platforms. One of Them Is a Scientist Today.

This Railway Clerk Rescues Children Who Beg & Steal on Platforms. One of Them Is a Scientist Today. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sarath Babu from Nellore is known as “Daddy” to more than 120 children. He runs an organization that provides food and shelter to homeless children.
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Public Raises $100K For Widower Selling Kindling to Pay Wife's Medical Bills - Good News Network

Public Raises $100K For Widower Selling Kindling to Pay Wife's Medical Bills - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
80-year-old Kenneth Smith was struggling to make ends meet after losing his wife to cancer – that is, until hundreds of strangers opened their wallets.
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This 11-Year-Old Decided to Contribute to the Child Rights Movement – through Paintings!

This 11-Year-Old Decided to Contribute to the Child Rights Movement – through Paintings! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This young girl wanted to contribute to the child rights movement, and decided to create and sell paintings to raise money for it.
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MY STORY: Love Is Love & People Are People - My Experience at the Namma Pride March in Bangalore

MY STORY: Love Is Love & People Are People - My Experience at the Namma Pride March in Bangalore | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There was love, laughter at the Namma Pride march, which found hundreds of Bangaloreans take to the streets. Aishwariya Subramanian shares her experience.
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Icelandic Postal Workers Go Above and Beyond When There is No Address – Just a Hand-Drawn Map - Good News Network

Icelandic Postal Workers Go Above and Beyond When There is No Address – Just a Hand-Drawn Map - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
These tourists didn't have a name or address to send their Icelandic hosts a thank you card – but apparently, the postal service didn't need either.
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Food, Education, Clothes, Shelter & Theatre: Jamghat's Way of Rehabilitating Streetchildren

Food, Education, Clothes, Shelter & Theatre: Jamghat's Way of Rehabilitating Streetchildren | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jamghat, a Delhi-based organisation, brings street children into the mainstream by providing them with resources and helping them stand on their own feet.
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Watch Quartet of Paralyzed Musicians Play Music With Only Their Minds - Good News Network

Watch Quartet of Paralyzed Musicians Play Music With Only Their Minds - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Now patients suffering from motor-impairment don't have to give up their musical talents along with their freedom of movement.
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This Village in Rajasthan Plants 111 Trees for Every Girl Child Born. Thanks to One Man's Vision.

This Village in Rajasthan Plants 111 Trees for Every Girl Child Born. Thanks to One Man's Vision. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Piplantri village in Rajasthan is making news for initiatives that encourage empowerment of women and environment conservation.
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The Sound of Junk – Dharavi's Rag Picking Children Are Making Music out of the Trash They Collect

The Sound of Junk – Dharavi's Rag Picking Children Are Making Music out of the Trash They Collect | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The rag picking children of Dharavi are making music with plastic drums, paint cans, buckets and glass bottles.Their band is called Dharavi Rocks.
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Man Prevents 500 Suicides by Patrolling Japanese Cliffs (WATCH Inspiring Film) - Good News Network

Man Prevents 500 Suicides by Patrolling Japanese Cliffs (WATCH Inspiring Film) - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Tojinbo Cliffs in Japan are a suicide hotspot for depressed individuals – that's why Yukio Shinge patrols the cliffs in search of sad souls to save.
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I've posted about him before. What a special man.
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IIT Alumnus Uses Radical Technology to Develop Roads That Self-Repair

IIT Alumnus Uses Radical Technology to Develop Roads That Self-Repair | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nemkumar Bhantia, a professor of civil engineering, has developed roads that are self-repairing, sustainable, long-lasting and cost-effective.
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Judith van Praag's curator insight, October 13, 1:35 PM
Dr. Nemkumar Bhantia's discovery is a gift to the (Third) World. I can't help but think immediately of Haiti and its lack of any kind of infrastructure, and how having dependable roads are crucial. 
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One Artist Uses Snarky Humour to Highlight Environmental Issues

One Artist Uses Snarky Humour to Highlight Environmental Issues | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Rohan uses humour and illustrations to focus on serious issues like climate change, human sustainability, and wildlife conservation for some time now
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