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Aurora cop champions ‘fierce’ pit bull

Aurora cop champions ‘fierce’ pit bull | Hope | Scoop.it
A misunderstood pit bull, now aptly named Shield, owes his life to an Aurora police officer with the equally appropriate name — Officer Christopher Grandchamp. This warm and fuzzy dog tale begins Feb.
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Take out the hankies. This one's a love story with a happy ending.

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15 things you should start doing for yourself

15 things you should start doing for yourself | Hope | Scoop.it
After some soul searching and introspection, I’ve decided to make these 15 goals my priority in life, and I hope you do too.
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Make Art to Heal Shame. ~ Kristin Luce

Make Art to Heal Shame. ~ Kristin Luce | Hope | Scoop.it
Want to heal shame? Make art. Be yourself, and express your uniqueness. There is no more radical act.
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Good companion piece to the post by Brendon Burchard.

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The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos}

The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | Hope | Scoop.it
Snails. Slimy, sticky little things, which as a general rule of thumb, are not good for cultivated gardens.
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You'll never look at snails again in the same way...but this is about much more than these small creatures.

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I have always dearly loved snails...

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A Man Shocks The Crowd With His Vocal Performance Before Surprising Everyone Again When He's Done.

A Man Shocks The Crowd With His Vocal Performance Before Surprising Everyone Again When He's Done. | Hope | Scoop.it
Travis Pratt surprised everyone during his rendition of "O mio babinno caro", originally written by Giacomo Puccini. However, what comes after his performance surprises everyone, including his girlfriend of 5 years.
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Astonishing and sweet, all at the same time.

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Internet use may cut retirees' depression

Internet use may cut retirees' depression | Hope | Scoop.it
Spending time online has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live alone, according to research. Authors report that internet use reduced the probability of a depressed state by 33 percent among their study sample. Late-life depression affects between 5 and 10 million Americans age 50 and older. This new study shows that the Internet offers older Americans a chance to overcome the social and spatial boundaries that are believed to fuel depression.
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6 Lessons From Nature: Weeding Our Personal Gardens. ~ Cami Krueger

6 Lessons From Nature: Weeding Our Personal Gardens. ~ Cami Krueger | Hope | Scoop.it
You have been gathering and using various tools in your environment for your entire life. There is an intuitive nature that is driven to pull you forward into life, listen to it and trust it.
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The Empathy Library, by Roman Krznaric | DailyGood

The Empathy Library, by Roman Krznaric | DailyGood | Hope | Scoop.it
Imagine a library filled with only the very best examples of human empathy. A treasure trove of inspiring books and films to 'spark a global empathy revolution.' This was the goal of author Roman Krznaric, who worked to capture the world's most memorable examples of empathy under one digital roof. His project, dubbed The Empathy Library, is swiftly being recognized as one of the best online community resources for activists, teachers and empathic thinkers worldwide. "Think of it as Goodreads for the empathy revolution," offers Roman.
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Pharrell Sheds Tears of Happiness [Video]

Pharrell Sheds Tears of Happiness [Video] | Hope | Scoop.it
In an interview with Oprah, what began as a discussion about Pharrell Williams' song Happy resulted in a teary-eyed display of appreciation for his fans and how much they have supported him over th...
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30 famous authors whose works were rejected (repeatedly, and sometimes rudely) by publishers

30 famous authors whose works were rejected (repeatedly, and sometimes rudely) by publishers | Hope | Scoop.it
The revered sage Frank Sinatra once said, "The best revenge is massive success."
He never spoke a truer word, particularly when it comes to aspiring authors wh
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Everyone fails. The trick is in getting back up and trying again.

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Don’t Try Too Hard: The Art of Wu-Wei

Don’t Try Too Hard: The Art of Wu-Wei | Hope | Scoop.it
Employing the ancient Chinese art of wu-wei is now being touted by modern science as a way to enrich life.
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This 3 Minute Video Made Me Cry, And I Never Cry. Must See For Everyone.

This 3 Minute Video Made Me Cry, And I Never Cry.  Must See For Everyone. | Hope | Scoop.it
This is really worthwhile to watch for everyone, and I hope that you SHARE it after watching. The message in this video is extremely powerful. If only more people acted this way, the world would be a much better place. Thanks for watching and please remember to SHARE.

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Thanks for this, Maitri Libellule. 

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I watched this and just absolutely broke down and wept, and it was beautiful, and my heart opened wide, and let the rainbows in... <3 

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Daily Cute: Story of A Rescued Cow Frolicking

Daily Cute: Story of A Rescued Cow Frolicking | Hope | Scoop.it
Rescued from living in an isolated ten by ten foot enclosure, Milkshake the cow couldn’t be happier in her new home. She’s making all kinds of new friends, and doesn’t discriminate by species!
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A Father's Love & Heroism, by Eleanor Goldberg

A Father's Love & Heroism, by Eleanor Goldberg | Hope | Scoop.it
They say a father's love knows no bounds. Yu Xukang, a single father from the Sichuan Province in China is a living example of this. He is a man who wants nothing more than for his child to have the precious gift of education. A rare disorder has twisted his son's limbs making it impossible for him to walk the 9 miles to the only school able to accommodate his disabilities. But, that's no matter to Yu Xukang, who literally carries his son back and forth to class, each day. Read more about this father's beautiful act of love.
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An incredible story of a father's love.

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Work Less, Live More

Work Less, Live More | Hope | Scoop.it
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
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Something life-affirming to consider

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Fear of Rejection?

Fear of Rejection? | Hope | Scoop.it
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I spend all this time teaching people how to share their voice with the world, market their story...
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Good one, Brendon Burchard, and an important reminder that we should not give so much attention to those negative voices.

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The Hospitality of Being a "Guest House"

The Hospitality of Being a "Guest House" | Hope | Scoop.it
Parker Palmer offers a light-hearted vignette on the unexpected visitor and welcoming her in — all by way of a metaphor by Rumi.
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My technological ineptitude is an unwelcome visitor - so this was timely.

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Bikers, walkers make for healthier cities, report finds

Bikers, walkers make for healthier cities, report finds | Hope | Scoop.it
In their biennial report, the Alliance for Biking and Walking finds that cities and states with higher rates of biking and walking have lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
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Creative activities outside work can improve job performance

Creative activities outside work can improve job performance | Hope | Scoop.it
Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job, according to a new study by an organizational psychologist. Creative pursuits away from work seem to have a direct effect on factors such as creative problem solving and helping others while on the job.
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Larry LaRue: Decades later, still Miss Taylor’s kids

Larry LaRue: Decades later, still Miss Taylor’s kids | Hope | Scoop.it
When she was still traveling, and at 84 she was climbing mountains, someone asked Azella Taylor if she’d ever married and had children.
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Simple Activism for Broke Animal Lovers. ~ Chrissy Tustison

Simple Activism for Broke Animal Lovers. ~ Chrissy Tustison | Hope | Scoop.it
“We believe in shouting for those who can only whisper, in defending those who cannot defend themselves.” ~ Veronica Roth
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8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble — PsyBlog

8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble — PsyBlog | Hope | Scoop.it
What hope for humility as society celebrates over-confidence, entitlement and the ego?
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Michael Norton: Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Michael Norton: Can Money Buy You Happiness? | Hope | Scoop.it
Social scientist Michael Norton researches how money can buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. The key is social spending that benefits not just you, but other people.
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The Daily Routines of Geniuses, by Sarah Green

The Daily Routines of Geniuses, by Sarah Green | Hope | Scoop.it
In his book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, author Mason Curry examines the schedules of 161 painters, writers, and composers, as well as philosophers, scientists, and other exceptional thinkers. Drawing from the examples Curry provides, Sarah Green of the Harvard Business Review picks out for us a set of compelling commonalities shared by some of history's most brilliant people.
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I was surprised to see how many of my own daily habits match these - and I do have a supportive partner. :-)

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Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act | Hope | Scoop.it
Detailed ice core measurements show smog-related ratios leveling off in 1970, and suggest these deposits are sensitive to the same chemicals that cause acid rain. By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, atmospheric scientists found clear evidence of the U.S. Clean Air Act. They also discovered a link between air acidity and how nitrogen is preserved in layers of snow.
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When we put our minds to it, we can change.

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Urban Farming & the Inspiration of Cuba. ~ Linda V. Lewis

Urban Farming & the Inspiration of Cuba. ~ Linda V. Lewis | Hope | Scoop.it
There is much to be learned from the policies, actions and success of Cuban farmers and the Cuban administration.
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