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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How Small Daily Steps Can Change Your Future

How Small Daily Steps Can Change Your Future | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I was always inspired by the hippie saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life….” Though I had been trained to believe that I had a limited world
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No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men

No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
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21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.
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Wishing for More? Stop Focusing on the Negative! | Inspire Me Today®

Wishing for More? Stop Focusing on the Negative! | Inspire Me Today® | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you're like 90% of the population, you have a tendency to blame some friend that seems "have it out" for you. It feels like they're deliberately trying
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Puppy love: Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose

Puppy love: Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A DANGEROUS rescue dog which was on the verge of being destroyed has been saved after it fell in love - with a goose.
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This is one of the sweetest interspecies-friendship stories I have come across.

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5 Canadian artists who rocked in 2013 | Press Progress

5 Canadian artists who rocked in 2013 | Press Progress | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There was no lack of awesome coming from Canadian artists this year, but here's a list of our favourites who went the extra mile to make good this year.
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A shoutout to all and a special mention to the incredibly talented @Franke James!

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Why Imperfection ROCKS During The Holidays

Why Imperfection ROCKS During The Holidays | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You know how everyone seems to expect the holidays to be perfect? You may feel pressured to have the perfect presents under the tree (and lots of them). You may be expected to prepare the perfect holiday feast.
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61 Years After They Marry, Couple Finally Gets Wedding Photos. {Photos}

61 Years After They Marry, Couple Finally Gets Wedding Photos. {Photos} | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Recently, their grandchildren got together and decided it was time to make amends for that. What follows is a series of touching, heartfelt photos inspired by the Oscar-winning movie, Up.
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Dog Rescued from Trash Dump Befriends Pup Saved from Drainpipe

Dog Rescued from Trash Dump Befriends Pup Saved from Drainpipe | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Rescue of abandoned dog at trash dump helps dog rescued from drain pipe.
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Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness; Just Like Humans

Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness; Just Like Humans | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?

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Ordinary people who love animals have accepted this all along, but when scientists sign an accord like this, it helps put pressure on research, industry, zoos and "entertainment".

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Best of 2013: 7 Ways Imagination Ruled the World

Best of 2013: 7 Ways Imagination Ruled the World | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This year, conversations about creativity and innovation have been happening all over the world.
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BC SPCA: Rescue dog becomes rescuer in cougar confrontation

BC SPCA: Rescue dog becomes rescuer in cougar confrontation | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A rescue dog has come through for his rescuer in an encounter with a large cougar near Prince George.
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Thanks to Tess Healy for finding this one. Beautiful story.

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New Mexico Becomes 17th US State To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

New Mexico Becomes 17th US State To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples pack the Bernalillo county clerk's office in Albuquerque with anticipation of obtaining a marriage license. The New Mexico supreme court legalised same-sex marriage…
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Yes, This Nature Video is Cheesy. It's Also Breathtaking.

Yes, This Nature Video is Cheesy. It's Also Breathtaking. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nearly everyone knows the famous song What a Wonderful World by heart, but you've never experienced the lyrics like this. Watch a gorgeous display of
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10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come

10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
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5 Jaw-Dropping Examples of Bioluminescence in Nature

5 Jaw-Dropping Examples of Bioluminescence in Nature | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Spotlighting some other bioluminescent gems from around the world before they're gone.
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5 Gift Economies That Flourish Without Money

5 Gift Economies That Flourish Without Money | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Even in a world dominated by capitalistic economics, there are communities that exist without the divisive presence of money. Find out how.
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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Via Belinda MJ.B
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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:20 AM
Lisa C. Arrendell's insight:

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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Honoring the Gill Inside You, by Mark Nepo | Awakin.org

Honoring the Gill Inside You, by Mark Nepo | Awakin.org | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A simple fish nosing its way along the bottom is in itself a profound teacher, and like the deepest teachers, it doesnt even know it is teaching. Yet in its tiny, efficient gill lives the mystery of how to live as a spirit on Earth.
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A Christmas Wish from Beyond the Grave, by Huffington Post

A Christmas Wish from Beyond the Grave, by Huffington Post | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This Des Moines radio station had run a Christmas Wish program for over 20 years, but nothing had prepared them for Brenda Schmitz
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Catholic Teens Protest Firing of Gay Vice Principal

Catholic Teens Protest Firing of Gay Vice Principal | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mark Zmuda may have been fired for being gay, but his student body has made it abundantly clear that he has their respect and acceptance.
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Let people love whoever they want - Virgin.com

Let people love whoever they want - Virgin.com | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I have been courted by various people and government officials to do business in Uganda. I was seriously considering it.
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We need more people like Branson to refuse to do business with countries where homophobia is law. And we all need to make our voices heard. And our spending reflects our values.

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Saving the Kind Barber and His Street Cats, by Laura Simpson

Saving the Kind Barber and His Street Cats, by Laura Simpson | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

With two hefty sacks of cat food in her arms, Manuela Wroblewski can’t stop smiling as she whisks toward the familiar shop on the corner. She’s making her weekly visit to see Hussein the barber. He spots her through the picture window of his quiet shop and bursts through the door and into the sunlight, stretching his arms wide with a Turkish greeting. Hussein clasps his hands in gratitude as he eyes the bags of food and the two hurry over to the tiny food dishes lined up in the alley. Soon the sound of kibble clinks against the bowls and several stiff tailed cats begin to appear.

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Apple - Holiday - TV Ad - Misunderstood - YouTube

A teenage boy surprises his family with a thoughtful holiday gift.
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An instant classic - sure to bring on tears.

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