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After 16 Years in a Wooden Box, Smiling Chimp Races Through the Grass

After 16 Years in a Wooden Box, Smiling Chimp Races Through the Grass | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For the first time in 16 years, Bazou plows through a sea of grass as 37 chimpanzees follow some distance behind. He's running fast because it feels so good...
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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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Kay Eva - Saving lives in Cambodia, by Inspired.org

Kay Eva - Saving lives in Cambodia, by Inspired.org | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Kay Eva was travelling through rural Cambodia on the day she realized her life calling. She was with a group handing out supplies to those in need when they approached a devastatingly poor family living under sheets of tin." What she learned that day changed her life and the lives of several Cambodians whom Eva's non-profit Stitches Of Hope serves. In this article, the author describes Eva's fearless and love-filled journey, from herself battling life threatening hardships, to sharing her strengths with those in need.
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The Only Town In India Which Will Greet You With A ‘Dowry Free Zone’ Sign - The Better India

The Only Town In India Which Will Greet You With A ‘Dowry Free Zone’ Sign - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
And they did this in just one year!!
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Stranger On Bus Gives 5-Year-Old Wonderfully Inspiring Note - Good News Network

Stranger On Bus Gives 5-Year-Old Wonderfully Inspiring Note - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a 5-year-old girl was scared to start kindergarten, a good deed from a stranger changed her mind.
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Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts

Amputees can control their bionic prosthetic limbs with their minds, thanks to tiny implanted myoelectric sensors (IMES) developed by Icelandic orthopedics company Ossur and surgically placed in a patient's
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This is so amazing and yet another example of how much our minds can do for us.

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Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sam Tsemberis was a psychologist doing outreach for the mentally ill when he stumbled upon a solution to chronic homelessness.
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This Mumbai girl left her lucrative job to construct toilets for Salt Pan Workers in Tamil Nadu

This Mumbai girl left her lucrative job to construct toilets for Salt Pan Workers in Tamil Nadu | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sonam had never stepped out of Mumbai. But when she did she not only changed her life, but of hundreds of salt pan workers in Tamil Nadu.
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When This School Got Rid of Homework, It Saw a Dramatic Outcome

When This School Got Rid of Homework, It Saw a Dramatic Outcome | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Flipping the classroom has made a significant impact on the students of Clintondale High School.
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In Successful Cancer Trial, Therapy “Dissolves” Stage IV Tumor in 3 Weeks

In Successful Cancer Trial, Therapy “Dissolves” Stage IV Tumor in 3 Weeks | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Combining two immunotherapy drugs has dissolved a cancerous tumor so fast, it shocked researchers. The successful trial shrunk tumors in dozens of patients.
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Eccentricity is good for us - This Gives Me Hope

Eccentricity is good for us - This Gives Me Hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden One of my favorite Seattle characters during my years there was a woman who called herself Dee …
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Eccentrics of the world make life better and more interesting for everyone else.

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A Big-Hearted Man and His Calling to Build Tiny Houses for Oakland's Homeless

A Big-Hearted Man and His Calling to Build Tiny Houses for Oakland's Homeless | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Members of the West Oakland community are getting some new digs.
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I wrote about Kloehn last August and love this update and new video. 

 

http://thisgivesmehope.com/2014/08/04/1079-artist-turns-trash-into-fanciful-rolling-shelters-for-oaklands-homeless/

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Everybody Is Good At Something: Meeting V. R. Ferose | ServiceSpace.org

Everybody Is Good At Something: Meeting V. R. Ferose | ServiceSpace.org | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Everybody is good at something. In a ServiceSpace context, that's a daily assumption -- by design. When your organizing principles forbid you to hire staff, or fundraise, or sell anything, you are happily forced to make art with the colors you've got in front of you. And as we've witnessed over
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Such beautiful people. You will sigh with gratitude after reading this.

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11-year-old Becomes World's First Visually Impaired News Anchor

11-year-old Becomes World's First Visually Impaired News Anchor | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This visually impaired 5th grader fulfilled his long cherished dream of becoming a tv news anchor and became first in the world to do so.
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When we recognize people for their abilities, rather than labeling them for their dis-abilities, miracles happen.

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Behind Prison Walls, This Program Demonstrates That It's Never Too Late to Learn

Behind Prison Walls, This Program Demonstrates That It's Never Too Late to Learn | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This unlikely partnership is putting faces and names to those in jail in an effort to reform the criminal justice system.
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A good reminder never to give up on people. Instead, hold out a hand, believe in transformation, offer opportunities.

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Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals' status from "things" to "persons." It's not a matter of legal semantics; as he describes in this fascinating talk, recognizing that animals like chimps have extraordinary cognitive capabilities and rethinking the way we treat them -- legally -- is no less than a moral duty.
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The farmer whose passion for science led him to invent amazing & affordable solar devices - The Better India

The farmer whose passion for science led him to invent amazing & affordable solar devices - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He created his first amazing machine when he was just in second year of college!
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The Indonesian villagers saving migrants - BBC News

The Indonesian villagers saving migrants - BBC News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Indonesia's Aceh province has seen the highest number of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants land on its shores, but the local community is stepping in to help.
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Make Some Art. Your Brain Will Thank You.

Make Some Art. Your Brain Will Thank You. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Let go and enjoy the health benefits of creativity. #100StartsWith1
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Kick start some brain fun with #100StartsWith1.

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This Growing 'Green' City May Be Ground Zero In Climate Change Battle

This Growing 'Green' City May Be Ground Zero In Climate Change Battle | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
SEATTLE -- "That doesn't even look like a boat. How does it float?"

Elizabeth Spence, 8, peered through a chain-link fence at a massive yellow drilling rig, newly docked a short stretch a
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Hats off to Seattle for taking steps in the right direction.

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David Whyte on the True Meaning of Friendship, Love, and Heartbreak

David Whyte on the True Meaning of Friendship, Love, and Heartbreak | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Heartbreak is how we mature... There is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak."

"Words belong to each
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How Many Trees Have You Planted? 5? 10? This Man Planted 10 Million!

How Many Trees Have You Planted? 5? 10? This Man Planted 10 Million! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If he sees a barren spot anywhere, he will remove seeds from his pocket, even while talking to you, and start planting!
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Jon Stewart Buys a Farm to Help Animal Victims of Cruelty

Jon Stewart Buys a Farm to Help Animal Victims of Cruelty | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart his wife Tracey bought a farm in New Jersey that will soon provide a new home for rescued farm animals.
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Making Mother's Day | KarmaTube

Making Mother's Day | KarmaTube | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a young man returns home after a two and a half year unexplained absence, his mother's instinctive response to seeing him at the door blows him away. Reflecting on her years of hard work and sacrifice for the well-being of her children, he decides it's time to return the favor. On his birthday he sits her down for a special and heart-warming surprise...
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This video has been around for a while and is a perfect one to share on Mother's Day.

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Reverend Violet Little - Encore.org

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Reverend Violet Little's higher calling to serve Philadelphia's homeless is redefining just what a "church" is.
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Rev. Little is an inspiring and caring woman

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Ni Hao From The Nuns Of Taiwan | ServiceSpace.org

Ni Hao From The Nuns Of Taiwan | ServiceSpace.org | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Ray and Priscilla are two of the sweetest people one can meet. Originally from China, grew up in Taiwan and raised their two daughters in Texas. Both had illustrious careers, and later in their life, built up two successful companies. Neither were particularly spiritual, until they received a phone call
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How can we not feel hope-filled, when we share the world with people like Ray and Priscilla?

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How I Went From Battling Cancer To Running A Full Marathon In Just 8 Months

How I Went From Battling Cancer To Running A Full Marathon In Just 8 Months | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He was also on the cricket pitch 333 days after cancer surgery!
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We humans have remarkable capacity for healing our own selves.

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