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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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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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Walking: The Secret Ingredient for Health, Wealth, and More Exciting Neighborhoods

Walking: The Secret Ingredient for Health, Wealth, and More Exciting Neighborhoods | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Walking is going places. Over recent decades, walking has come to be widely viewed as a slow, tiresome, old-fashioned way to get around. But that's changing now as Americans recognize that traveling by foot can be a health breakthrough, an economic catalyst, and the route to happiness...The evidence that millions of people are finally walking again is as solid as the ground beneath our feet." Read on to learn why walking is being called "America's untrendiest trend" and why changemakers are calling for the creation of more walkable communities to improve the well-being of all.
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How a Few Legendary Rappers and 1 Cool Doctor are Creating Better Health Outcomes for Inner City Kids

How a Few Legendary Rappers and 1 Cool Doctor are Creating Better Health Outcomes for Inner City Kids | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What do you get when you pair a doctor with a music artist? Healthy kids.
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This Retired Senior Citizen Uses His Time And Savings To Control City Traffic

This Retired Senior Citizen Uses His Time And Savings To Control City Traffic | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He uses his retirement savings to control traffic!
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One man, one task = an unknown number of lives made better and probably even accidents avoided

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Watch 'Isabelle's Garden': Exclusive Premiere of Sundance-Honored Short Film

Watch 'Isabelle's Garden': Exclusive Premiere of Sundance-Honored Short Film | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A special treat for ICTMN readers: A film about a Choctaw girl fighting poverty and hunger that won the Sundance Short Film Challenge.
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How Hugs Can Help You Fight The Flu

How Hugs Can Help You Fight The Flu | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We know that hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this feeling, it turns out, could actually ward off stress and protect the immune system, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University.

It's a well-known fact that stress can ...
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Watch Why This Crossing Guard Breaks Down After He Tries to a Move Parked Car

Watch Why This Crossing Guard Breaks Down After He Tries to a Move Parked Car | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In Dallas, a group of dads surprise a community member in need.
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See a movie through a blind child's imagination

See a movie through a blind child's imagination | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

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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In a Single Year, This Determined Arkansas Woman Helped 2,000 Ex-Felons Find Full-Time Jobs

In a Single Year, This Determined Arkansas Woman Helped 2,000 Ex-Felons Find Full-Time Jobs | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Darlene Lewis gives former inmates the chance they need to change their lives.

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Solar Shingles Made from Common Metals Offer Cheaper Energy Option

Solar Shingles Made from Common Metals Offer Cheaper Energy Option | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

U.S. scientists say that emerging photovoltaic technologies will enable the production of solar shingles made from abundantly available elementsrather than rare-earth metals, an innovation that would make

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High-tech products increasingly make use of rare metals, and mining those resources can have devastating environmental consequences. But two experts look at the consequences of blocking projects like the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.
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solar energy cheaper and more sustainable. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a team of researchers described advances in solar cells made with abundant metals, such as copper and zinc. While the market already offers solar shingles that convert the sun’s energy into electricity, producers typically must use elements that are scarce and expensive, such as indium and gallium. According to Harry A. Atwater, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, recent tests suggest that materials like zinc phosphide and copper oxide could be capable of producing electricity at prices competitive with coal-fired power plants within two decades. With China accounting for more than 90 percent of the world’s rare-earth supplies — and prices rising sharply — companies and nations are racing to find new sources of rare earth minerals, which are used in everything from solar panels to smart phones.


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Russell Roberts's curator insight, February 9, 9:50 AM

Source:  e360.yale.edu.

 

If research scientists at the California Institute of Technology are correct, the price of solar panels could come way down if commonly-available substances such as zinc phosphate and copper oxide were used to make photovoltaic panels.  CIT scientists believe these materials "could be capable of producing electricity at prices competitive with coal-fired power plants within two decades."  Should this come to pass, the reopening of rare earth metal mines wouldn't be needed and paying inflated prices for these metals would be avoided.  Advances in metals technology would place solar panels within the budgets of most customers.  Aloha, Russ.

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Wow - this has real promise. Thanks for the scoop, Wes.
Amy Roach's curator insight, February 12, 2:59 PM

The issue of preserving the environment is one argued between the Democrats and Republicans. The innovation of technology to preserve the environment is very important. But the question is when does it become too expensive and worth it. 

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Breaking Bread and Healing Hearts One Dinner Party at a Time

Breaking Bread and Healing Hearts One Dinner Party at a Time | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Lennon Flowers' mom passed away from lung cancer during her senior year in college, Lennon kept herself busy to avoid dealing with the pain which eventually hit her a year later, making her feel shameful and alone. A turning point came when Lennon met Carla Fernandez who had just lost her father. The friends decided to organize a dinner party for five women who had lost a parent at a young age, leading to deeply healing and transformative connections. "The Dinner Party" was born, and today there are 31 "tables" throughout the country organically hosting fun, idiosyncratic and friendship-based potlucks that foster connection and healing.
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#1199 Rising Tide Car Wash Staffed by Young People with Autism

#1199 Rising Tide Car Wash Staffed by Young People with Autism | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The Rising Tide Car Wash has 35 staff members, most of them falling somewhere on the autism spectrum disorder. At this business, they are valued employees.

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Rebuilding New Orleans's Lower 9th Ward, One Bag of Groceries at a Time

Rebuilding New Orleans's Lower 9th Ward, One Bag of Groceries at a Time | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Burnell Cotlon wants to feed its 3,000 residents.
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