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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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"Penn State Compliments" Facebook Page Spreads Happiness - Onward State

"Penn State Compliments" Facebook Page Spreads Happiness - Onward State | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Facebook page called Penn State Compliments aims at helping the socially awkward compliment fellow Penn Staters.
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The Healing Power Of Telling Your Story

The Healing Power Of Telling Your Story | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lissa Rankin describes the healing power of telling your story and offers you an opportunity to do so.
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#499 One man’s dream becomes India’s Magic Bus

#499 One man’s dream becomes India’s Magic Bus | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In India a Magic Bus is creating radical transformations. It is teaching the country’s poorest children to believe they are capable and smart. It is giving them a future. The not-for-profit organiz...
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Cleaning the Sewer: A Hi-Tech Revival for Europe's Foulest River

Cleaning the Sewer: A Hi-Tech Revival for Europe's Foulest River | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For over a century, cities and companies have been dumping waste into the Emscher River in Germany's industrial heartland.
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Artist aims to transform billboards into hanging gardens

Artist aims to transform billboards into hanging gardens | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Garages buckled, highways collapsed. Swift but violent, the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged buildings for miles around.
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My 8-Year-Old's Determination to Help Dolphins

My 8-Year-Old's Determination to Help Dolphins | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the spirit of the holidays upon us, here are some tips for fostering your children’s creativity and compassion for others and for the earth around them.
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Love-Struck Peacock Saves a Turkey From the Dinner Table

Love-Struck Peacock Saves a Turkey From the Dinner Table | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For one turkey in particular, salvation has arisen from the most unlikely of places -- her love-affair with a peacock.
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The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Hilarious - just a bunch of guys hammering away on typewriters and making people smile.

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You Can Buy Happiness (If You Stop Buying Stuff) - Mind & Body - Utne Reader

You Can Buy Happiness (If You Stop Buying Stuff) - Mind & Body - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Pursue happiness through simplicity and radically change your life for the better — downsizing your life by choice can be a practical way to find big fulfillment in small living.
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Holiday Reminders Mashup (tips from StoryPeople)

One day, Brian Andreas made a very short list of stuff to remember for the holidays - holiday tips - & invited friends to add their own & then we mashed them...
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Holocaust Survivor Reinvents Himself at 87

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Holocaust Survivor Reinvents Himself at 87...
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Wrens Teach Their Eggs to Sing a Password

Wrens Teach Their Eggs to Sing a Password | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Female superb fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus) in Australia sing to their eggs for a quite specific reason, to teach the embryos a single unique note that is a password.
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#487 We can change | This gives me hope

#487 We can change | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My mother used to tell me I hit the terrible twos with a vengeance. My newly found power to manipulate the people around me was heady stuff for my smal...
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Thanksgiving Dog Rescue Video You Can't Watch Just Once

Thanksgiving Dog Rescue Video You Can't Watch Just Once | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After a long holiday weekend in America where families celebrated all they have to be thankful for, the Bonyun family has an extra reason to count their blessings.
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50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan

50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Photographer Fubirai has spent the last five years documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam the island in Fukuoka, Japan. The cats are fed by local fishermen and wander freely through ...
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Living on Earth: Mimicking a Beetle to Bring Water to the People

Living on Earth: Mimicking a Beetle to Bring Water to the People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A small start up company, inspired by a desert beetle, is using nano technology to develop a self-filling water bottle.
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Restaurant mogul George Schenk melds the needs of people, planet, and profits

Restaurant mogul George Schenk melds the needs of people, planet, and profits | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Serving nutritious food, following ecological principles, and helping his community in Vermont make George Schenk a businessman with a social conscience.
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Reading, writing and playing games may help aging brains stay healthy

Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study.
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Bring Up Reading Rates to Bring Down Teen Pregnancy

Bring Up Reading Rates to Bring Down Teen Pregnancy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on how literacy rates affect teen pregnancy rates.
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Maya Raulic's comment, March 11, 2013 5:52 PM
Studies show how students do in school and what activities they do affects their rate of getting into troubles like sex and drugs. Getting kids involved with school and activities helps to reduce teen pregnacy, as shown in studies. Especially in reading books has really showed that teens who do not read good are more likely to become pregnant.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, March 11, 2013 7:43 PM
All young people deserve education that excites their imagination. Thanks for your insightful comment, Maya.
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#495 “We’re not dumb kids”

#495 “We’re not dumb kids” | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
From February 2004 through April 2005 I was Storytelling Director for Stagebridge, America’s oldest senior theatre. My job was to work with seniors who were taking stories into the inner-city schoo...
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Brain Freeze? For Creative Problem Solving, Forget the Rules - Science & Technology - Utne Reader

Brain Freeze? For Creative Problem Solving, Forget the Rules - Science & Technology - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Recent brain research reveals that creative breakthroughs are made when we think with fewer rules.
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Coke Ad Made of Security Cam Footage Goes Viral; Is It Real?

Coke Ad Made of Security Cam Footage Goes Viral; Is It Real? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A feel-good Coca-Cola ad made up footage from security cameras has gone viral, but some doubt its veracity.
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A Feminine Way To Manifest Your Dreams

A Feminine Way To Manifest Your Dreams | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lissa Rankin on being less spermy and more eggy to manifest your dreams.
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#488 More trees, less crime

#488 More trees, less crime | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Planting a lot of trees does not eliminate criminal activity, but a study in Baltimore shows what an impact it can have on a city. It seems part of what makes various studies come to different conc...
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A pledge to find and support my local community garden

A pledge to find and support my local community garden | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, thinks access to healthy food is something every child deserves.
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