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21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

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Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.
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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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91-Year-old Has Knit 8,000 Hats For Homeless While in Hospice Care - Good News Network

91-Year-old Has Knit 8,000 Hats For Homeless While in Hospice Care - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Why does he do it? Because helping others makes him happy even when he's bedridden with skin cancer.
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Never too late
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An Olympic Marriage Proposal Says 'Love Wins' to the World

The engagement of a women's rugby player at the Rio Olympic Games is a heartwarming victory for the international LGBT community.
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Infused With the Spirit of the Black Church, the Democrats Became the Party of Optimism

Infused With the Spirit of the Black Church, the Democrats Became the Party of Optimism | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA—At first glance, the closing session of the Democratic National Convention looked a lot like a Republican National Convention. Throughout
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The Hope-Filled Program That's Keeping One-Time Criminals from Becoming Serial Offenders

The Hope-Filled Program That's Keeping One-Time Criminals from Becoming Serial Offenders | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This New York City-based organization is an alternative to incarceration that builds up people, not prisons.
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We can never crawl inside someone else's skin and truly understand what's  behind their decisions. But we can remain open to their reality and hold out possibilities.
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‘Mr Happy’ Barnes dies at 93 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

‘Mr Happy’ Barnes dies at 93 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The local and global community has been mourning the loss of Bermuda’s own Mr Happy — Johnny Barnes who died in the early hours of Saturday morning
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Rest in peace, Mr. Happy, and thank you for making so many people smile.
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Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.
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These Philadelphia parents take the top prize for how to react when your daughter comes out as gay

These Philadelphia parents take the top prize for how to react when your daughter comes out as gay | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
According to 17-year-old Kinsey Ratzman came out to her parents as gay after they asked her. The ensuing conversation was supportive, if not awkward. But then again, talking with your parents about boys or girls when you’re 17 can be awkward n
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Cool Tiny House Village Opens With Electricity to Care for Seattle Homeless - Good News Network

Cool Tiny House Village Opens With Electricity to Care for Seattle Homeless - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Volunteers have built a village of 14 insulated and heated tiny houses for the homeless of Seattle.
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In the Face of Extreme Hardship, This Farmer Did Something Incredibly Brave to Till His Land

In the Face of Extreme Hardship, This Farmer Did Something Incredibly Brave to Till His Land | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Vitthal Hari Mandole (Vithoba) tilled his land in Jalgaon district with a cot because he could not afford a plough and a pair of bulls.
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So what's stopping the rest of us from achieving our dreams?
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From a Stone-Cutter to a Computer-Educated Sarpanch – The Fascinating Story of Nauroti Devi

From a Stone-Cutter to a Computer-Educated Sarpanch – The Fascinating Story of Nauroti Devi | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An illiterate woman, Nauroti Devi, learnt to harness the power of computers and the Internet to fight injustice and promote development.
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Tourist's C-section saves fawn after doe struck on highway

Tourist's C-section saves fawn after doe struck on highway | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An Alberta tourist who performed an emergency C-section on a doe mortally wounded after being hit on the highway managed to save the fawn's life.
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5 Signs Of Hope In The Wake Of The Orlando Tragedy | Care2 Causes

5 Signs Of Hope In The Wake Of The Orlando Tragedy | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Here are five signs of hope to help soothe your heart in the difficult days following the Orlando tragedy.
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5 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go For A Walk | Care2 Causes

5 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go For A Walk | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The purposeless walk is going the way of the Dodo. Which is bad news for...just about everything.
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Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog That Awaited Her Return From Countries Away

Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog That Awaited Her Return From Countries Away | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
No matter how long it took, Rubio would always await Olivia's return outside her hotel – even when she was gone for two whole months.
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How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We can all contribute to conservation efforts — sometimes even from our own backyards.
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This Haryana Farmer Not Only Married a Rape Survivor but Also Enrolled Her in Law School

This Haryana Farmer Not Only Married a Rape Survivor but Also Enrolled Her in Law School | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jitender Chattar, a 29-year-old farmer from Chattar province in Jind, chose to marry a rape survivor and also helped her get enrolled in a law school.
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Look With Your Heart: Lessons From My Time With My Grandmother, by Mia Tagano

Look With Your Heart: Lessons From My Time With My Grandmother, by Mia Tagano | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mia Tagano visits her 94 year old grandmother -- who now has dementia -- and discovers a whole new, less verbal, way of communicating her love through heart, hands and hugs. To her surprise, when she brings this approach to her grandmother's roommate who has suffered a stroke, it radically transforms their communication and opens up both women profoundly. This heart-warming story share
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Oh, Mia, this is a story we all need to read, absorb, live. Thank you.
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The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts

The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Think everything is terrible? These facts will make you think again.
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Please don't forget and don't despair. Yes, the horrors around us are real. But they are not The World As It Is. They are those parts of being human we must still work on.
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Guardians of Gir: This All-Female Wildlife Rescue Team Is Unlike Any in the World

Guardians of Gir: This All-Female Wildlife Rescue Team Is Unlike Any in the World | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A lot of the credit for Gir National Park's thriving lion population goes to its fearless team of foresters, all of whom are women.
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This Teen Stunned Her Entire School By Wearing This To Prom. Wait Until The Camera Pans Out ...

This Teen Stunned Her Entire School By Wearing This To Prom. Wait Until The Camera Pans Out ... | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Prom is considered one of the most important milestones in a teenager's life. For many, it is the last year of adolescence. Some people may even b
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This Pune Family Shows the World How to Exercise and Save Water at the Same Time!

This Pune Family Shows the World How to Exercise and Save Water at the Same Time! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sanjay Athavale, a 51-year-old resident of Pune has been recycling wastewater from his bathroom and kitchen to water the plants in his garden every day.
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Not something we could do in a condo, but if we ever have a small patch of land again, we should consider this clever scheme.
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This Doctor Speaks 7 Languages. And He's A Canadian Refugee.

This Doctor Speaks 7 Languages. And He's A Canadian Refugee. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dr. Paulin Rukiko Polepole greets me warmly in the lobby of his downtown Toronto apartment. He's wearing a natty, navy suit jacket paired with a bright blue button-up, shiny, black leather shoes, a metal watch and stylish socks.

He works at SickKids Hospital, counselling pregnant women and new mothers. He speaks seven languages.

He is a refugee.

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pdeppisch's comment, June 22, 11:52 PM
That was the story I heard when we landed in 1953! :)
malek's comment, June 23, 5:40 AM
urban legend?
pdeppisch's comment, June 23, 10:43 PM
Hi Malek - Could be - with the Internet and Huffington Post one never knows. BUt I can't find anything and it is not published on April 1st. If I find that it is fake I will delete it.
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Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change

Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
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Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Rescued Her After Bad Accident - Good News Network

Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Rescued Her After Bad Accident - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When the man who nursed her back to health came back from a trip, this owl was so happy to see him, she couldn't stop hugging him.
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