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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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Smile Break: African Children Dancing Evoke Joy. ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock

Smile Break: African Children Dancing Evoke Joy. ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A healthy dose of fun and exercise makes these kids happy.
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This a smile-all-the-way video

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This Designer Wants to Create a Real River for Los Angeles

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Kids' 'community' knowledge from internet leaves researcher hopeful

Kids' 'community' knowledge from internet leaves researcher hopeful | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a team of researchers found kids found a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs. By increasing at-risk children's exposure to various community-based websites, Facebook pages and other social media, one researcher said, they learn to use the Internet in a positive way.
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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.
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Homeless Dreadlock Dog Gets Second Chance

Homeless Dreadlock Dog Gets Second Chance | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This video will tug at your heartstrings. Watch the amazing rescue and transformation of Theo, an abandoned dog matted with heavy dreadlocks and cloaked in fear.
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Heartbreaking story - with a happy ending

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This Girl On A Wheelchair Is Fighting For The Rights Of Children With Disabilities Globally - The Better India

This Girl On A Wheelchair Is Fighting For The Rights Of Children With Disabilities Globally - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
She even led the 11-member team that presented the "children's manifesto" at the UN General Assembly in New York!
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Meet the Tanzanian Woman Who Said No to a Forced Marriage

Meet the Tanzanian Woman Who Said No to a Forced Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My greatest hope is that one day men and women of my Maasai community will respect each other and raise children that treat one another with love, integrity and dignity.
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THREE HABITS OF HAPPINESS | Gratitude on GOOD

THREE HABITS OF HAPPINESS | Gratitude on GOOD | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Robin Sharma shares three habits of happiness. These three habits, if you do them every day, will make you a much happier person.
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Pema Chodron: This is the Most Important Thing.

Pema Chodron: This is the Most Important Thing. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Pema Chodron, Tibetan Buddhist nun, author, teacher extraordinaire explains during a meditation retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center that gentleness is key to
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The Intergenerational Choir Project - Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex - YouTube

The Intergenerational Choir Project is a collaboration between the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Medway High School. ...
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MGM Grand garden has roots in downtown Detroit, promotes food sovereignty in Detroit

MGM Grand garden has roots in downtown Detroit, promotes food sovereignty in Detroit | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When you think of MGM Grand Detroit casino, broccoli, cabbage, kale and onions may not be the first things that come to mind. But, thanks to a partnership with
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The Professionals - what we can learn from Brazil's waste pickers

The Professionals - what we can learn from Brazil's waste pickers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The Brazilian government has built an army of reuse masters, repair geniuses, and recycling experts, and it's paying off.
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The Exquisite Beauty of Bees. {Macro-Photography}

The Exquisite Beauty of Bees. {Macro-Photography} | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the inherently simple beauty these winged creatures possess!
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So beautiful and complex

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Puppy Love

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What a canine-emblazoned cryptocurrency can teach about philanthropy
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Another interesting alternative to standard currency exchange - and a sweet story 

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How gardens could help dementia care

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Gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia, a study has shown. The research critically reviewed the findings from 17 different pieces of research, has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.
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How a 12-Year-Old Girl's Science Project Changed the Way Scientists See Lionfish

How a 12-Year-Old Girl's Science Project Changed the Way Scientists See Lionfish | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Florida girl's sixth grade science project has shocked scientists by discovering how expansive the treat of the lionfish invasion is to non-native waters.
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Entire Community Shows Up To Child's Piano Recital, Makes Him Feel Like Beethoven

Entire Community Shows Up To Child's Piano Recital, Makes Him Feel Like Beethoven | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An 8-year-old's piano recital may not sound like the musical event of the summer, but for one community in Minnesota, it was exactly that.

On Saturday, Dylan Spoering's front porch piano recital in Minneapolis drew hundreds of people, according t...
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Prayer House in Berlin to Unite Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Prayer House in Berlin to Unite Judaism, Christianity and Islam | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The House of One is being built to bring Judaism, Christianity and Islam together under one roof, to bridge interfaith awareness.
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Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices

Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Being in the midst of nature, even separated by a window, can help your productivity and morale. These offices bridge the outside/inside divide.
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Bike-Train-Bike: A New European Program to Promote Car-Free Commutes

Bike-Train-Bike: A New European Program to Promote Car-Free Commutes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new European program will launch in four cities working to make a seamless connection between bikes and trains, boosting use of public transportation.
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Adjust Your Eyes With a Positive Filter to Fill Your Life With Peace and Joy

Adjust Your Eyes With a Positive Filter to Fill Your Life With Peace and Joy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Our eyes allow us to intake and process what we see around us. All the images, color, and movement bombard our senses. However put two people in the same place and have them describe what they see,...
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Music for Social Change, by Bela Shah | DailyGood

Music for Social Change, by Bela Shah | DailyGood | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
David France's passion for music changed his life. It took him to Venezuela where he met a mother of five who had moved out of her house so the kids on her street could form an orchestra. Children played classical music there seven days a week, transforming the barrios with music and positivity. "I was really moved by that and thought, 'When I go back to Boston when am I going to move out of my house and sell chicken eggs, and on behalf of what community will I do that for?'" David returned to Boston to found Revolution of Hope, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children in inner-city neighborhoods through music.
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Living with dementia: 'The world has opened up for me'

Living with dementia: 'The world has opened up for me' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Since Gina Shaw, a 62-year-old retired children's nurse, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she has been on a mission to make her native Liverpool a dementia-friendly city
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This 15-Year Old Genius Boy's Inventions Are So Good You'll Be Amazed At How He Thinks! - The Better India

This 15-Year Old Genius Boy's Inventions Are So Good You'll Be Amazed At How He Thinks! - The Better India | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He says, "I do not want to live with problems, I want to solve them." And in what amazing ways he does that!
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Using Problems to Solve Problems

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Duolingo is teaching you a language for free, while you simultaneously help translate articles for the world. Now the question is, what language are you going to learn?
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