This Gives Me Hope
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This Gives Me Hope
Hope is sturdy; instead of drowning in despair, it rolls up its sleeves and sets out to change things.
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New Agtivist: Growing food sovereignty in the desert

New Agtivist: Growing food sovereignty in the desert | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Those who live in the desert borderlands of southern New Mexico face plenty of serious struggles. Water is limited, living wages are scarce, and many live in unincorporated communities called colon...
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Gross National Happiness

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Altruism is a pretty rare concept at Davos, but this saffron-robed monk is a regular, and he knows how to speak his truth to power.
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» Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to Happiness - Psych Central News

» Buying New Experiences, Not Things, Tied to Happiness - Psych Central News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that those who spend money to do things are happier than those who spend their money on possessions.
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#253 Beyond endless growth | This gives me hope

#253 Beyond endless growth | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davis, Switzerland, on January 27, 2012, the best ideas he cou...
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Wits - Julia Sweeney "Sex Ed." Monologue

Wits guest star Julia Sweeney shares a story about discussing the birds and bees (and frogs) with her eight-year-old daughter.
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WOULD YOU RATHER BE INTERESTING OR INTERESTED?

WOULD YOU RATHER BE INTERESTING OR INTERESTED? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In my last post I wrote about the importance of silence and space in art, writing and storytelling.
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This Tiny, Bohemian Life – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader

This Tiny, Bohemian Life – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Visit the tiny house movement in rural France, where Bohemian-style “gypsy” caravans are making a comeback....
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Chickadee Soars Free Again Despite "Expert" Advice to Squeeze Him to Death

Chickadee Soars Free Again Despite "Expert" Advice to Squeeze Him to Death | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A chickadee had been hit by a car and we called the local wildlife rescue group and were told to squeeze him hard ending his life ...
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Happiness: You Bring Your Own Weather to the Picnic | Psychology Today

Happiness: You Bring Your Own Weather to the Picnic | Psychology Today | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Happiness interview: Harlan Coben By Gretchen Rubin...
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#251 Making space for redemption | This gives me hope

#251 Making space for redemption | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Canada's Conservative government figures building more prisons and slapping more people into them will reduce the crime rate. Since crime is at its lowest ...
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Happiness Is The New Success: Why Millennials Are Reprioritizing - Forbes

Happiness Is The New Success: Why Millennials Are Reprioritizing - Forbes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Now that the ladder of success has been reduced to splinters, the question remains: what does "success" mean in the 21st century and how do we achieve it?
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The Search for Happiness

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The greatest lesson I learned while making this film is that my pursuit of happiness is not about me. It's about our relationships and how we help each other. It's about us.
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The €1.4 billion House

The €1.4 billion House | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Dublin artist has come up with a unique way to protest the craziness of the economic chaos around us. He's built a home out of €1.4 billion worth of "decomissioned" notes.

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A vending machine with an attitude

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This is hilarious - a talking vending machine that spits out humorous nutrition advice instead of junk food.

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Living Little: Take Inspiration from Tiny Homes

Living Little: Take Inspiration from Tiny Homes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Tiny houses can inspire us to live simply and better in a small space.
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Rick Bertino's curator insight, February 5, 2013 1:45 PM

Love this facinating topic.. Technology can now make this sort of living much more variable  than one might think.

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#254 Cooking up compassion | This gives me hope

In the kitchen of the Kamloops, British Columbia, United Church, PIT (People in Transition) Stop volunteers cook for 150 to 180 people. They chop vegetable...
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Raccoon in Watery Prison: Watch His Rescued Bliss

Raccoon in Watery Prison: Watch His Rescued Bliss | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Watch as a raccoon who spent four long years in a dark prison inside a boat is finally allowed to splash and play in the sun. Just incredible!
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Intelligent Dog

Strange things were happening at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home when dogs were found wondering free in the night. They fitted CCTV and they found the culprit, a ...
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#252 Sharing the world with beauty | This gives me hope

#252 Sharing the world with beauty | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Until I traveled by ship across the Pacific Ocean and then spent six months in Australia, I had never seen frangipani, never stood entranced by the flo...
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Shiny Happy People: Tyranny of Self-Improvement — Features — Utne Reader

Shiny Happy People: Tyranny of Self-Improvement — Features — Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In our quest for self-improvement, have we gone too far?
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How dogs spread happiness

How dogs spread happiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It's been thought that sharing your life with a dog is healthful. Now scientists are confirming it's true and beginning to understand why.
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Peter Kent intervenes in the case of Lucy the Goose | News | National Post

Peter Kent intervenes in the case of Lucy the Goose | News | National Post | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Federal authorities have returned Lucy the pet goose to her owner, and Peter Kent, the federal Environment Minister, has apologized the bird was ever taken in the first place...
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#250 Kindness has benefits | This gives me hope

#250 Kindness has benefits | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We know intuitively that kindness makes the world brighter. Now science is confirming what we know in our hearts. University of Maryland Assistant Profe...
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#249 Susan Allen brings Native American voice to politics | This gives me hope

A lot of the crazy things happening in politics these days make me teeter between despair and disbelief. So when a piece of good news comes along, I just h...
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