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Kids teach parents to respect the environment

A child can directly influence the attitude and behavior of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it.
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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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10 Things to Do With Banana Peels

10 Things to Do With Banana Peels | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Perfect sliced on a bowl of cereal, blended in a smoothie, or just enjoyed by itself as an afternoon snack, the banana is the most popular fruit in the United States. The fruit even comes with its own convenient packaging, a peel that doubles as a mess-free way to hold it. And when you’re done, you just discard the peel like any old wrapper. But should you? Check out our infographic to find out.
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Good ideas for making use of those banana peels instead of just trashing them.

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#1065 Dogs show sympathy for humans, take them out for walks

#1065 Dogs show sympathy for humans, take them out for walks | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poor Australians. They’re as overworked as North Americans. Many of them spend long hours in cubicles, staring at screens, working and commuting so many hours they rarely get enough exercise or healthy food. So the Lost Dogs’ Home took pity…Read more →
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Facing Fear, Facing Forgiveness

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Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
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Do We Really Need a Purpose to be Abundant, Happy & Successful? ~ Mirror Living

Do We Really Need a Purpose to be Abundant, Happy & Successful? ~ Mirror Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It's a lie.
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More Homeowners Purchase Tiny Houses for 'Peace of Mind'

While suburban American homes continue to grow in square footage, more homeowners purchase tiny houses for economic freedom and a peace of mind.
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Smile Break: African Children Dancing Evoke Joy. ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock

Smile Break: African Children Dancing Evoke Joy. ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A healthy dose of fun and exercise makes these kids happy.
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This a smile-all-the-way video

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This Designer Wants to Create a Real River for Los Angeles

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Kids' 'community' knowledge from internet leaves researcher hopeful

Kids' 'community' knowledge from internet leaves researcher hopeful | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a team of researchers found kids found a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs. By increasing at-risk children's exposure to various community-based websites, Facebook pages and other social media, one researcher said, they learn to use the Internet in a positive way.
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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

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There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.
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Homeless Dreadlock Dog Gets Second Chance

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This video will tug at your heartstrings. Watch the amazing rescue and transformation of Theo, an abandoned dog matted with heavy dreadlocks and cloaked in fear.
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Heartbreaking story - with a happy ending

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This Girl On A Wheelchair Is Fighting For The Rights Of Children With Disabilities Globally - The Better India

This Girl On A Wheelchair Is Fighting For The Rights Of Children With Disabilities Globally - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
She even led the 11-member team that presented the "children's manifesto" at the UN General Assembly in New York!
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Meet the Tanzanian Woman Who Said No to a Forced Marriage

Meet the Tanzanian Woman Who Said No to a Forced Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My greatest hope is that one day men and women of my Maasai community will respect each other and raise children that treat one another with love, integrity and dignity.
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THREE HABITS OF HAPPINESS | Gratitude on GOOD

THREE HABITS OF HAPPINESS | Gratitude on GOOD | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Robin Sharma shares three habits of happiness. These three habits, if you do them every day, will make you a much happier person.
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Edmonton's first 'food forest' planted in the river valley

Edmonton's first 'food forest' planted in the river valley | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A wide variety of berries can be found in the ravines and valleys throughout Edmonton — and now, the city is hoping to make those plants more accessible.
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These food forests are popping up all around North America - good use of public lands.

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Beach Library Installations - Herman Kompernas Promotes Reading by the Bulgarian Black Sea

Beach Library Installations - Herman Kompernas Promotes Reading by the Bulgarian Black Sea | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Books and beaches go hand-in-hand, that is why this Beach Library is so ingenious. Although not the first of its kind as Matali Crasset created a beach library popup last year in Istres, France
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Mexican Bishop Raul Vera Lopez Says Homophobes Are 'Sick'

Mexican Bishop Raul Vera Lopez Says Homophobes Are 'Sick' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
“The people who say homosexuals are sick are sick themselves," declared Catholic bishop Raul Vera Lopez of Saltillo, Mexico, in an interview with El Pais.

Lopez, who has long been involved with ministry to the gay community, continued, ...
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West Bank Story: Occupied with Love. ~ Theo Horesh

West Bank Story: Occupied with Love. ~ Theo Horesh | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The word Palestinian has been criminalized in the minds of most Americans.
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Planet for the Apes: Our Soft Spot for Live Animal Web Cams

Planet for the Apes: Our Soft Spot for Live Animal Web Cams | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Internet can often feel like a trap that lulls us into inaction. But some say live animal web cams may be spurring empathy, compassion and even action.
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From awe to action - this is good news

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Puppy Love

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What a canine-emblazoned cryptocurrency can teach about philanthropy
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Another interesting alternative to standard currency exchange - and a sweet story 

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How gardens could help dementia care

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Gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia, a study has shown. The research critically reviewed the findings from 17 different pieces of research, has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.
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How a 12-Year-Old Girl's Science Project Changed the Way Scientists See Lionfish

How a 12-Year-Old Girl's Science Project Changed the Way Scientists See Lionfish | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Florida girl's sixth grade science project has shocked scientists by discovering how expansive the treat of the lionfish invasion is to non-native waters.
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Entire Community Shows Up To Child's Piano Recital, Makes Him Feel Like Beethoven

Entire Community Shows Up To Child's Piano Recital, Makes Him Feel Like Beethoven | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An 8-year-old's piano recital may not sound like the musical event of the summer, but for one community in Minnesota, it was exactly that.

On Saturday, Dylan Spoering's front porch piano recital in Minneapolis drew hundreds of people, according t...
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Prayer House in Berlin to Unite Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Prayer House in Berlin to Unite Judaism, Christianity and Islam | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The House of One is being built to bring Judaism, Christianity and Islam together under one roof, to bridge interfaith awareness.
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Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices

Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Being in the midst of nature, even separated by a window, can help your productivity and morale. These offices bridge the outside/inside divide.
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For my next office...

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Bike-Train-Bike: A New European Program to Promote Car-Free Commutes

Bike-Train-Bike: A New European Program to Promote Car-Free Commutes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new European program will launch in four cities working to make a seamless connection between bikes and trains, boosting use of public transportation.
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