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#150 Farewell, and safe flight | This gives me hope

#150 Farewell, and safe flight | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
All summer a family of ospreys nested on the crane behind my high-rise. This was their second summer atop a mechanical aerie. The crane is not going an...
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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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Making House Calls to People Without Homes

Making House Calls to People Without Homes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dr. Jim Withers’ office fits into a small, backpack, which he carries with him every night on the streets of Pittsburgh. He and a small team of outreach workers and medical students are practicing what’s called “street medicine” — a term Dr. Withers coined in the early nineties. The idea behind street medicine is simple: …
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Love, Not Fear, Will Help Us Fix Climate Change

Love, Not Fear, Will Help Us Fix Climate Change | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The U.N. Climate Summit has galvanized support—for now. But we're going to need much more
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When Dolphins Save the Day: Amazing Rescues by Our Flippered Friends

When Dolphins Save the Day: Amazing Rescues by Our Flippered Friends | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We have yet another tale of a dolphin that may have interceded when a human was in trouble. There are so many of these stories, at least some of them must be true.
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New Detroit Program Trades Houses for Literary Excellence

New Detroit Program Trades Houses for Literary Excellence | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Write a House names Brooklyn poet Casey Rocheteau as first recipient of free home in Detroit
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Detroit is re-writing its story and has come up with a creative way to do so.

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USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices

Richmond, VA, Sept. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Rick Smolan’s Trek with TRACKS, from Australian Outback to Silver Screen

Rick Smolan’s Trek with TRACKS, from Australian Outback to Silver Screen | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

In 1977 photographer Rick Smolan was traveling in Australia on assignment for Time magazine when he encountered an angry woman in the small town of Alice Springs. Little did he know that 37 years later their story would be dramatized by movie stars.

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A remarkable story

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In Spite Of Her Tiny Structure, Poonam Shroti Is Achieving A Giant Stature With Her Deeds - The Better India

In Spite Of Her Tiny Structure, Poonam Shroti Is Achieving A Giant Stature With Her Deeds - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Poonam is just a little over two feet in height. But this did not stop her from positively changing many lives. Read about the inspiring young lady.
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7 Ways To Change Negative Beliefs About Yourself, by Michele Rosenthal

7 Ways To Change Negative Beliefs About Yourself, by Michele Rosenthal | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We all have those moments, special memories of the day 'we began to believe...' Whether through positive or negative reinforcement, we began to form the pathways of everything we believe we are. This is the habit of the thinking mind, and changing it can be a real challenge. But, not impossible. Read more to learn how these 7 simple practices can help us disentangle from old habits and forge positive new pathways for living.
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Long Island woman celebrates 102nd birthday at White Castle

Long Island woman celebrates 102nd birthday at White Castle | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

IA woman from Massapequa, a former dietician, celebrated her 102nd birthday at White Castle.

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It's not so much her birthday that gives me hope. It's a little tidbit buried in the news articles on her. She got her college degree at the age of 75.

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Introducing Padmini Prakash, India's First Transgender Television News Anchor - The Better India

Introducing Padmini Prakash, India's First Transgender Television News Anchor - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Learn what it feels like to grow up with all the social stigma attached with being a sexual minority and then to break free from those shackles.
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A Plan to Make Homelessness History, by David Bornstein

A Plan to Make Homelessness History, by David Bornstein | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Each day, roughly 700,000 people in the country are homeless of which some 120,000 are chronically homeless. The 100,000 Homes Campaign has set a goal of placing 100,000 chronically homeless people into permanent supportive housing --- the human welfare equivalent of NASA's race to put a man on the moon. Read on to learn how the campaign is shifting the way cities address homelessness.
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Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Though this boy was fighting a devastating disease, he still found a way to bring joy to those around him.

Mamadee, 11, was an Ebola-confirmed patient at a Doctors Without Borders case management center in Foya, Liberia. A video uploaded to the Do...
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Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought

Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
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Utah Is on Track to End Homelessness by 2015 With This One Simple Idea

Utah Is on Track to End Homelessness by 2015 With This One Simple Idea | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Utah has reduced its rate of chronic homelessness by 74 percent over the past eight years, moving 2000 people off the street and putting the state on track to eradicate homelessness altogether by 2015. How’d they do it? The state is giving away apartments, no strings attached. In 2005, Utah calculated the annual cost of …
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Housing people costs a lot less than paying for the health impacts of not having housing.

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Stray Dog Carries Injured Buddy in His Mouth Until Both Are Rescued

Stray Dog Carries Injured Buddy in His Mouth Until Both Are Rescued | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Two special, inseparable dogs will show you the meaning of friendship. They say Joanie loves Chachi -- and in this case, that's 100 percent true.
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A Beautiful Thing Happened After Gay Couple's Wedding Was Ruined By Homophobic Slurs

A Beautiful Thing Happened After Gay Couple's Wedding Was Ruined By Homophobic Slurs | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The wedding ceremony of an Arizona gay couple was tainted with hate when their loving moment was interrupted by homophobic jeers.

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson decided to have their wedding beside the water at Centennial Park on Coronado Is...
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Harvesting energy from walking around: Shoe insole charges AAA and watch batteries

Harvesting energy from walking around: Shoe insole charges AAA and watch batteries | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A device that fits inside a pair of shoes harvests the energy left-over when someone walks. This energy is then stored in AAA or watch batteries.
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A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It…

A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach. And When You Zoom Out And See It… | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.
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This Man Made A Promise To Never Leave His Village. What He Did After That Is Pretty Inspiring

This Man Made A Promise To Never Leave His Village. What He Did After That Is Pretty Inspiring | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Read the inspiring story of Bhikhubhai Vyas, who has been helping people in his village come out of poverty by providing good education facilities, clean water and much more
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How Helsinki Became a Public Transporation Paradise

How Helsinki Became a Public Transporation Paradise | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One European city plans to make car ownership obsolete within a decade.
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Seeding Projects to Change the World | KarmaTube

Seeding Projects to Change the World | KarmaTube | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old collects items for animal shelters. An 88-year-old offers up land to community agriculture. A young man trains prisoners in nonviolence. For Ari Nessel, each story is just another day along his journey in giving. After making a fortune in Dallas real estate, Ari wanted to give back. Yet he noticed that modern-day philanthropy tends to hold a disconnect between the funders and those who are doing the work. So he decided to seed projects rather than fund them, and has embarked on an experiment to give away $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of his life. "My experience is that transformation happens on the fringes and in the micro areas and the individuals," he explains. "It doesn't happen on a large scale, it happens through all these people coming together in communities." Learn how the seeds of The Pollination Project continue to blossom.
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This philanthropist is going to have fun every day for the rest of his life, giving a $1,000 to help launch projects.

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5 Ways Science Says Kindness Will Change Your Life, by Birju Pandya

5 Ways Science Says Kindness Will Change Your Life, by Birju Pandya | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Is kindness just an old-fashioned value celebrated in kindergarten and then soon forgotten as one grows older and more ambitious --- or is there more to it? As increasing numbers of people look to live a purpose-driven life, research is beginning to reveal the tremendous rewards that come with living kindly. What follows are some of the most compelling recent studies on the topic of kindness, and the ramifications they hold for ourselves and our world.
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What if Simply Playing Soccer Could Power a Whole Village?

What if Simply Playing Soccer Could Power a Whole Village? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Uncharted Play's Soccket balls ingeniously turn kinetic energy into electric current.
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Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building

Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A microorganism-fueled facade also fuels a debate about energy efficiency.
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Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do

Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we're constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and th...
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