This Gives Me Hope
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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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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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Dog with Ducklings - Cute Animal Pictures

Dog with Ducklings - Cute Animal Pictures | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dog with ducklings. The cute ducklings follow this dog around everywhere. Cute animal pictures of the day
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No idea whose dog this is, but the ducklings know who their mama is.

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Residents of poorer nations find greater meaning in life

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life.
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#885 Smile! You’ve been tagged with kindness

#885 Smile! You’ve been tagged with kindness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One of my favourite sites on the Internet is all about kindness. It’s called KindSpring and  uses the tag, Small Acts That Change the World. In 2003 two people concerned about the horrors of frat-h...
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Calgary man says he'll donate entire $40M lottery win to charity

Calgary man says he'll donate entire $40M lottery win to charity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Calgary man who won a $40-million lottery jackpot says he will donate every cent to charity. Tom Crist found out that he’d won the Lotto Max jackpot in May, but did not claim it until Monday.
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Just heard about this on CBC this morning.

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Some Jerks Vandalized This Guy's Garage Door. And His 'Revenge' Is Simply Awesome.

Some Jerks Vandalized This Guy's Garage Door. And His 'Revenge' Is Simply Awesome. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When life hands you crappy vandalism.... do this.
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Why Confidence is Overrated. ~ Alexis Meads

Why Confidence is Overrated. ~ Alexis Meads | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I think confidence is kinda overrated. If you wait to start anything until you feel confident enough, then you’ll never take action.
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#881 Kelowna, BC’s dance hall legend

#881 Kelowna, BC’s dance hall legend | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The OK Corral in Kelowna, British Columbia, will not be the same without the hero of its dance floor, Arnie Davis. Fortunately Chelsea McEvoy met the aging dancer before he took off his dancing boo...
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His smiles and his love of dance made Arnie Davis a favourite at Kelowna's OK Corral. Thanks to Chelsea McEvoy, we have this story.

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Homeless People Step in to Fight Violence Against Women in Fiji

Homeless People Step in to Fight Violence Against Women in Fiji | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Street workers, the homeless, students and teacher are raising awareness and halting violence against women in public spaces across Fiji.
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Music brings memories back to the injured brain

Music brings memories back to the injured brain | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the first study of its kind, two researchers have used popular music to help severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories.
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When it comes to Food Security, the question is, Where do we want to go from here?

See more at http://www.overgrowthesystem.com
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#873 Come out of your closet

#873 Come out of your closet | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I am a big fan of Upworthy, whose contributors post a continuous stream of stories about “Things that matter”. Recently Adam Mordecai posted a link to a TED talk that rocked my socks. No wonder it ...
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Oh, so right, Ash Beckham. We are all in closets of one kind or another. Coming out of them is hard, and your three simple, difficult rules are key.

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Crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought: Some crocodiles use lures to hunt their prey

Crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought: Some crocodiles use lures to hunt their prey | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Biologists have observed two crocodilian species -- muggers and American alligators -- using twigs and sticks to lure birds, particularly during nest-building time.
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Yet another species we've been underestimating

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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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Happiness and Laughter Are Natural Immune Boosters

According to studies, people with a happy and positive perspective tend to be healthier and enjoy longer lives.
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Sunridge Medical's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:00 PM

More evidence to support the strong connection between the mind and body, related to another article I just saw a couple of days ago!!  Smile! :)

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Dogs recognize familiar faces from images

Dogs recognize familiar faces from images | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has been assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess.
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I enjoy learning more about our non-human relatives.

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WATCH: Hospital made more hospitable

WATCH: Hospital made more hospitable | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It's miserable spending the holidays in hospital. Doris Bregolisse reports on how the festive spirit is being spread through Kelowna General...
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The two clowns in the foreground of the photo are friends. They spread so much joy.

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This Seemed Like The Worst Parenting EVER. Then I Kept Looking And... Holy Cow.

This Seemed Like The Worst Parenting EVER. Then I Kept Looking And... Holy Cow. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You won't see something like this very often, if ever.
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6 More Stories To Make You Believe In The Power Of The Mind To Heal You

6 More Stories To Make You Believe In The Power Of The Mind To Heal You | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In 6 Stories To Make You Believe In The Power Of The Mind To Heal You, I shared with you evidence that the mind’s thoughts, beliefs, and feelings can heal- or harm- the body.
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It's all backed by science. That's the beauty of Lissa's work.

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Sunridge Medical's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:33 PM

The power of the mind is an amazing and powerful tool.  We rarely give it enough credit for the amazing things it can do.  So intimately connected to the body. Our mental state directly effects how we physically feel! In the case of illness, imagine the impact your mind has on your bodies ability to heal...

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Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize Interview: Writing, Women, and the Rewards of Storytelling

Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize Interview: Writing, Women, and the Rewards of Storytelling | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"I want my stories to move people … to feel some kind of reward from the writing."

When Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literat
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A Pastor Asks A Politician Why He Supports Gay Marriage. It Seems He Wasn't Prepared For His Reply.

A Pastor Asks A Politician Why He Supports Gay Marriage. It Seems He Wasn't Prepared For His Reply. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.

Via Jenn T. Grace
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So glad Jenn scooped this. Rudd is so calm and intelligent...and right.

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35 year study finds exercise reduces risk of dementia

35 year study finds exercise reduces risk of dementia | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A study that monitored the health habits of 2,235 men over a 35-year period has confirmed exercise significantly reduces the risk of dementia.
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What This Couple Built In Their Snowy Backyard Made Me Insanely Jealous. Seriously...Wow.

What This Couple Built In Their Snowy Backyard Made Me Insanely Jealous. Seriously...Wow. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I want one. No, I need one.
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#874 Talented young photographer with Down syndrome

#874 Talented young photographer with Down syndrome | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When dreams are big enough, love strong enough, miracles can happen. And one of those miracles is that stereotypes about people with Down syndrome are being smashed right and left. This blog includ...
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[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix

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