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The Universe Within

Pioneering palaeontologist Neil Shubin reveals the deep connections between the cosmos and the human body -- from today right back to the Big Bang. Listen to...
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A beautiful explanation of the place we all play in the universe.

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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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Sugar in your cuppa not just about a sweet tooth

Sugar in your cuppa not just about a sweet tooth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea and coffee, not just by masking it but by influencing the fundamental chemistry.
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Did You Know That Human Hair Can Be Used To Treat Water Pollution? He Found Out When He Was 13! - The Better India

Did You Know That Human Hair Can Be Used To Treat Water Pollution? He Found Out When He Was 13! - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Human hair, sawdust and bird feathers can help clean up oil polluted waters. A 7th grader's experiments show how!
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Young people like this are so inspirational!

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One Poem That Saved a Forest

One Poem That Saved a Forest | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

A bHow the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.

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A beautiful story of an unlikely friendship

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Why Mobile Technology Matters for the World’s Nomadic Peoples

Why Mobile Technology Matters for the World’s Nomadic Peoples | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An ancient way of life discovers newfound viability by drawing on surprisingly modern innovations.
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Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse

Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
“If you live miles up in the holler and your cellphone doesn’t work up there, and you don’t have a car, and you don’t read and write very well, and you’ve got three kids, how are you going to get help?”
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This is not easy work. I admire the women doing so much to bring abused women to safety.

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To the Trader Joe’s Employee Who Noticed My Family in the Parking Lot - By Lauren Casper

To the Trader Joe’s Employee Who Noticed My Family in the Parking Lot - By  Lauren Casper | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I was tired, hurried, frustrated and ready to just go home. My husband, John, was pushing our son, Mareto, in the cart as fast as he could to leave the store before the meltdown got worse. We were ...
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This Documentary on the Lives of Children with Disabilities is Touching Hearts Across the Globe - The Better India

This Documentary on the Lives of Children with Disabilities is Touching Hearts Across the Globe - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The short film has already impressed Karachi and is now all set to be part of London Indian Film Festival.
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This young filmmaker has created a film that will change minds and transform lives.

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Transgender rural N.B. teen surprised to find acceptance

Transgender rural N.B. teen surprised to find acceptance | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Kings County teen who grew up as a girl and now identifies as a boy, says his rural community has been surprisingly accepting of his gender change.
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It is encouraging to know this young trans teen is receiving so much support during his transition.

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Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash

Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The shoe company is letting you help get plastic out of the oceanwith your feet.
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The Largest Social Movement in History

The Largest Social Movement in History | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of the greatest social movement in history, as people all around the world take action to create a more sustainable world.
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I love the open picture in this and all the key points made. Everyone can be a change champion!

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Hospital Surprises the Parents of a Child Patient With a Special Dinner

Hospital Surprises the Parents of a Child Patient With a Special Dinner | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Carey and Tammy Rogers have a 14-year-old son named Turner who has congenital myotonic muscular dystrophy. Turner has spent much of his life in and out of Children’s at Scottish Rite Pediatric Hosp...
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A beautiful act of kindness gave this couple an anniversary to remember.

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A 22-Year Old is Making Love Blossom Between the Differently Abled Through an App

A 22-Year Old is Making Love Blossom Between the Differently Abled Through an App | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The app focuses more on personal interests than looks.
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This Woman is Our Hero. She Traveled 1,652 Miles to Rescue 100 Dogs

This Woman is Our Hero. She Traveled 1,652 Miles to Rescue 100 Dogs | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Warning: Some of the images in this article show animal abuse and may be distressing. A social-media campaign has rallied around a woman in China, Yang Xiaoyun, who reportedly paid over $1,000 on S...
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Be prepared...this story from Kindness Blog will break your heart as it lifts your spirit.

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19-Year-Old Restaurant Server Receives A $1,000 Tip From Stranger, Can't Believe It's Real

19-Year-Old Restaurant Server Receives A $1,000 Tip From Stranger, Can't Believe It's Real | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

There's one thing that all service industry workers will agree upon — the answer to how successful your day was doesn't lie in the number of customers you served or the amount of friendly pats on the back. Rather it can be pretty easily defined by the bundle of dollars in the tip jar.

 
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The end of capitalism has begun

The end of capitalism has begun | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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DailyGood: Uncommon Gratitude

DailyGood: Uncommon Gratitude | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

When I receive a gift I am acutely conscious of both the gift and the giver, and gratitude spreads through me. This gratitude coalesces into a wish to give something back. I long to please my giver, endow that generous benefactor with something that will offer comfort, nourishment, and delight equal to what I’ve received. When my benefactor is a place rather than a person, however, my role as recipient is less direct. I’m someone who has inadvertently stepped beneath a stream of beneficence not specifically intended for me but suddenly pouring all over me. If I wished to offer thanks, how would I do so? Does a place have consciousness, such that it can receive gratitude for what it has given just by being itself?

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A beautiful way to give thanks for the gifts the planet gives us each day.

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Teen's Incredible Letter Inspired Nike To Create the Hottest Shoe of the Year

Teen's Incredible Letter Inspired Nike To Create the Hottest Shoe of the Year | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Three years ago, a teenager with cerebral palsy wrote a letter to Nike. Now he's got his wish.
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Thanks, Nike, for paying attention to this need.

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"The Streets Barber' is Making a Real Difference in His Community

"The Streets Barber' is Making a Real Difference in His Community | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nasir Sobhani aka ‘The Streets Barber’, is a true Nomad, not just of the world, but also of the mind. Growing up in Japan, attending University in Canada, volunteering his time for Youth Work in th...
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How Kitesurfing Sparked a Green Energy Revolution

How Kitesurfing Sparked a Green Energy Revolution | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Don Montague has always known there’s power in the wind. For much of the 1980s, he traveled the world, winning windsurfing World Cup races and thinking up new sail designs. In the 1990s, he turned his attention upward, designing kites to haul surfers across the water at speeds of 40 miles per hour and faster. …
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14 Climate Leaders to Watch

14 Climate Leaders to Watch | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.
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A Second Life For Old Shipping Containers: Farms, Shops and Housing

A Second Life For Old Shipping Containers: Farms, Shops and Housing | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Four metal walls is all that's necessary to do good in these three American cities, where adaptive reuse of shipping containers alleviating social problems.
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"Walked Past a Church Yesterday, Had This Poster on the Door"...

"Walked Past a Church Yesterday, Had This Poster on the Door"... | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Even if you're not a religious person, surely this is a church you'd have to at least step in to and say hello! Photograph location: St Clements Church, Leigh-on-sea, Essex, England ( Transcribed f...
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They could teach a lesson to a lot of congregations.

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The Little Girl Who Stood Up To A Homophobic Preacher Is Everyone's New Hero

The Little Girl Who Stood Up To A Homophobic Preacher Is Everyone's New Hero | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the loudest voice is the one that doesn't say a word -- just ask this little girl.

Zea, a 7-year-old first grader, stood firm in the face of hate over the weekend at a celebration of th
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"...and a little child shall lead them"

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In Kolkata, you Can Soon Avoid the Traffic and Take the Ropeway Instead - The Better India

In Kolkata, you Can Soon Avoid the Traffic and Take the Ropeway Instead - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Late for work? The ropeway might help.
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What an interesting twist on urban transportation.

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Hear What This 97-Year-Old Lesbian Has To Say About Gay Marriage

Hear What This 97-Year-Old Lesbian Has To Say About Gay Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
'I had to struggle to make it. This is mind-boggling. This is wonderful.'
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People like Jerre Kalbas will no longer have to hide their identity in the U.S.

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