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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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U.S. Approves Highway System for Bikes | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

U.S. Approves Highway System for Bikes | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Thinking of hitting the road this summer? Pretty soon, it's going to be easier than ever in some areas to take that vacation on two wheels instead of four.
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Children's laughter tops joy division

Children's laughter tops joy division | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The sound of children laughing has come out tops in a New Zealand study on "sounds of joy", while "armpit farts" ranked bottom.

An online research company's study of over 500 people has revealed the noises that delight New Zealanders. Laughter was No1, followed by music, native birdsong (tui specifically) and waves breaking.
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#78 The parallel universe of Thomas Heatherwick | This gives me hope

#78 The parallel universe of Thomas Heatherwick | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Listening to the TED talk by Thomas Heatherwick makes me wonder if I’ve been sleepwalking. I’ve been something of a divergent thinker since I was a chi...
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New York legalizes same-sex marriage in win for gay rights advocates

New York legalizes same-sex marriage in win for gay rights advocates | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Given the state’s population, the vote essentially doubles the number of Americans who can gain access to same-sex marriage licenses, which previously have been available in five states and the District of Columbia.
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5 Secrets Happy Women Know - Book Giveaway! | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

5 Secrets Happy Women Know - Book Giveaway! | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We are giving away a copy of The Way of the Happy Woman by Sara Avant Stover. Check out this article from the author and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the book!
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Some Kind of Ride

based on the story by Brian Andreas - writer, artist and creator of StoryPeople.
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Recycling a bottle, flashmob style! [HQ]

fortunately there are good people left....
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Quebec's Subsidized Child Care Pays for Itself | Care2 Causes

Quebec's Subsidized Child Care Pays for Itself | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
New economic analysis coming from Quebec that demonstrates that subsidized day care pays for itself. For every dollar that the province invests in subsidized day care, Canadian taxpayers recoup about $1.49.
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DeChristopher: ‘Stick your neck out’ for the planet | The Salt Lake Tribune

DeChristopher: ‘Stick your neck out’ for the planet | The Salt Lake Tribune | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher insists his “climate justice” movement isn’t going away — even if he might have to go away for a while.
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Sing your Damn Heart Out | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Sing your Damn Heart Out | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My invitation to you is this: let these life-changing experiences change you.
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The Benefits of Hugging | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

The Benefits of Hugging | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart.
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Pink Glove Dance - Kelowna 2011

"The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure organizing committee, along with videographer Jerry Mason and Lois Beischer (the "idea lady"!) h...
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Parks Board to consider encouraging guerrilla gardening

Parks Board to consider encouraging guerrilla gardening | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Small, unused and neglected bits of the Vancouver landscape could get turned into flower or vegetable gardens if a motion by Green Party Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon gets approved at the next Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation meeting.
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Seagull Steals Camera! | Care2 Causes

Seagull Steals Camera! | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The owner says that a seagull stole his video camera in Cannes, France. He says that he found the camera on the castle wall, where he had to climb.
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#79 Patience, focus and persistence pay off | This gives me hope

#79 Patience, focus and persistence pay off | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Great Blue Heron is a regular visitor to the marsh that is steps away from my home. Occasionally I see him flying overhead. Sometimes he’s duckin...
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John Byrne and Samantha Liebman

John Byrne and Samantha Liebman | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
High school teacher John Byrne talks with one of his former students, Samantha Liebman.
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The Reading Promise: 3,218 Days in a Row | Care2 Causes

The Reading Promise: 3,218 Days in a Row | Care2 Causes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Alice Ozma and her father read together for 3,218 straight days.
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Twitter Singup 18 - Abba Dabba Do!

Here we go again. New faces, old faces and lots of noise :) You can follow all Tweeters in this video from this list http://twitter.com/#/list/paul_steele/tw...
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Six Keys to Happiness | Psychology Today

Six Keys to Happiness | Psychology Today | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Happiness is not derived from possessions or attainment. By Ravi Chandra, M.D....
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#76 Ben Wilson’s chewing gum art | This gives me hope

Ben Wilson wanders the streets of North London in search of chewing gum. He softens the blobs of crusty, hardened gum with a small blow torch, and then he ...
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#77 Laughter’s better than guilt | This gives me hope

#77 Laughter’s better than guilt | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Anyone not living under a rock knows pollinators are in trouble. Pesticides, climate change, human habitat, genetically-modified crops, hive transportation...
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Family of Three Pledges 'No Grocery Stores for a Year' | TakePart - Inspiration to Action

Family of Three Pledges 'No Grocery Stores for a Year' | TakePart - Inspiration to Action | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
On June 1, the twenty-something self-described "hip housewife" and her husband Eric committed to a year of grocery store abstinence. Until June of next year, local farms and farmers markets will dictate what ends up on the dinner table at home. Out with processed foods; in with whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies.
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Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Paws (video) | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Paws (video) | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
With the help of four new prosthetic paws, this sweet pooch is finally able to run and play again, after losing his paws as a puppy.
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Angels on Earth and Random Acts of Kindness | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Angels on Earth and Random Acts of Kindness | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new series about random acts of kindness and how they powerfully impact our lives.
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Playing For Change | (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

Playing For Change | (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Every time a new episode comes out, I'm sure it's my favourite. I love Playing for Change!!
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Blaudruckerei's comment, February 23, 2013 8:47 AM
It is thus a miraculous music!
Cathryn Wellner's comment, February 23, 2013 9:15 AM
Bringing the world together with song. :-)