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New App Lets iPad Users ‘Paint’ with Time | TechNewsDaily.com

New App Lets iPad Users ‘Paint’ with Time | TechNewsDaily.com | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Paint in aging, changing seasons and other effects of time from trillionths of seconds to billions of yearsover photos on your iPad.
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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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The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape | VICE | United States

Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower, and wakeboarder. He also claims to be so healthy that his formerly grey pubes have turned brown again.
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46 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

46 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As Earth Day turns 46, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.
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Hooray! The Last Same-Sex Adoption Ban In America Is Now Dead | Care2 Causes

Hooray! The Last Same-Sex Adoption Ban In America Is Now Dead | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After a judge struck down Mississippi's ban, gay and lesbian couples can finally legally adopt in all 50 states.
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26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poverty is down, literacy is up, and life expectancy is rising.
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Break out the champagne. Cheer up. Yes, a lot of things are crappy, but don't despair. Hang onto these charts until you really understand how stunning they are!
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When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery

When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For decades, poet-philosopher and radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen has warned us about the problems of civilization. Yet he’s a tireless activist with hope for the planet’s future.
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Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor

Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Meet Lucca: The First American Dog Awarded a British Military Honor
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Ex-Homeless Man Gives $10K to High School After 2 Teens Buy Him Ticket Home

Ex-Homeless Man Gives $10K to High School After 2 Teens Buy Him Ticket Home | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A school will reward students who perform random acts of kindness after an ex-homeless man gave $10,000 to thank students who helped him.
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How one man's offer of unconditional love sparked a chain of kindness

How one man's offer of unconditional love sparked a chain of kindness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Brice Royer's doctor told him kindness is the best medicine, he took the advice to heart.
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How Jharkhand's Waterman Is Ensuring All Year Water Supply in 51 Villages & Bringing Back the Forest

How Jharkhand's Waterman Is Ensuring All Year Water Supply in 51 Villages & Bringing Back the Forest | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Simon Oraon has impacted thousands of people with his afforestation and water conservation efforts.
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America’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

America’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they were the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainable sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they were the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainable sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).“Students everywhere are vulnerable to pesticide residues and unsafe environmental toxins,” Turning Green founder Judi Shils said on Tuesday.“Not only does this program far exceed USDA nutritional standards, bu
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After a Daring Escape from a Slaughterhouse, This Runaway Cow is Finally Safe | Care2 Causes

After a Daring Escape from a Slaughterhouse, This Runaway Cow is Finally Safe | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A cow who made a break for it to get away from a New York City slaughterhouse is now safe and sound at a sanctuary, thanks to a rescuer who heard about his story and went to advocate for sparing his life.
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Refugee Cat Traveled 2,000 Miles to Be Reunited With His Beloved Family | Care2 Causes

Refugee Cat Traveled 2,000 Miles to Be Reunited With His Beloved Family | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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These 3 Golden Retrievers Are Employees at Mumbai T2. For a Reason That'll Make Your Heart Soar!

These 3 Golden Retrievers Are Employees at Mumbai T2. For a Reason That'll Make Your Heart Soar! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mumbai airport authorities have employed three trained therapy dogs with Animal Angels Foundation to spend time with passengers.
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What beautiful, compassionate creatures. Dogs in court rooms help children. In hospitals and care homes, they bring comfort. But I hadn't thought of employing them in airports. Wonderful story, The Better India.
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An Artist at 100, Thinking Big but Starting Small

An Artist at 100, Thinking Big but Starting Small | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The painter Carmen Herrera demonstrates her process.
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Woman Rescues Burned Puppy And He Grows Up To Save Her Life | Care2 Causes

Woman Rescues Burned Puppy And He Grows Up To Save Her Life | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A woman rescued a puppy who was so badly burned, he was going to be euthanized. He grew up to become the reason she woke up from a coma and recovered.
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Dear Donald Trump: A Letter from My Daughter.

Dear Donald Trump: A Letter from My Daughter. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Mom, I'd like to write a letter to Donald Trump. I want to ask him to be nicer. Will you post it so he will read it?" I told her I'd be happy to as long as she
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10-year-old Emma recognizes his unhappiness and reaches out.
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Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes that Fuel the Love in my Relationship Everyday.

Thich Nhât Hańh Quotes that Fuel the Love in my Relationship Everyday. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The quotes that save my relationship, and help me act from love everyday.
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Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert

Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What would you do if you found yourself standing face to face with people bearing signs accusing you by name of killing babies and encouraging the shooting of American soldiers? Might you lose you
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This happened several years ago and is a good reminder that it is possible to face hatred with love. Though it is difficult and painful, it may be the only path to changing hearts.
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How a Railway Officer from Chennai Became Foster Father to 200 Children of Farmers from Maharashtra

How a Railway Officer from Chennai Became Foster Father to 200 Children of Farmers from Maharashtra | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Meet Ajeet Saxena – foster father to over 200 children of farmers in Maharashtra. This railway official has dedicated his life to the welfare of these kids.
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One man's kindness is changing many lives. Thanks for this story, The Better India
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Woman Tracks Down Sperm Donor, Falls In Love With Him, And Marries Him - Good News Network

Woman Tracks Down Sperm Donor, Falls In Love With Him, And Marries Him - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Imagine a couple meeting for the very first time, yet their daughter was already a year old. The happy duo was conceived despite incredible odds.
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We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way.

We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We met a young Syrian man at a vegan restaurant who had such a bright friendly smile that we couldn't resist paying for his lunch. We also gave him an "unconditional love for $0" receipt to pay it forward. He read it and thanked us. Then he walked to the cashier and without hesitation, he…
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Soup Kitchen Is Set Up Like A Restaurant So Homeless Can Dine With Dignity

Soup Kitchen Is Set Up Like A Restaurant So Homeless Can Dine With Dignity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, March 15, 3:26 PM
I find that it is in silence that creativity percolates and comes to fruitition. That is why fine arts is so important in school.
Steve Anderson's curator insight, March 16, 6:43 PM
Love a little bit of silence:)
Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 23, 4:34 PM

Hummmm.  Did they have this in mind in the old adage: "Children should be seen and not heard"?  :)  -Lon

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Family Saves Roadside Piglet from Freezing to Death in Blizzard | Care2 Causes

Family Saves Roadside Piglet from Freezing to Death in Blizzard | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
During a blizzard, the Smith family spotted a piglet by the side of the road in Maryland. Here's his rescue story:
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Boy Asks For an Advance on His Allowance. Father Responds in Writing.

Boy Asks For an Advance on His Allowance. Father Responds in Writing. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Our 6 y/o asked (his) Dad for an advance on his allowance for a toy. This is the response he got. We love this Father's simple financial lesson and how he gently reminds his son of the consequences of doing, or not doing, the chores. Lesson learned? We think so. Just wonderful! ♥ ~ by…
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