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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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Chimpanzees use botanical skills to discover fruit

Chimpanzees use botanical skills to discover fruit | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Fruit-eating animals are known to use their spatial memory to relocate fruit, yet, it is unclear how they manage to find fruit in the first place.
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Creativity: The Encourager

Years ago my friend Doug Lipman and I were leading a week long workshop in creativity and storytelling in southern France. Our whole group – the Creative Monsters – were staying at a large house wh...
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Jay O'Callahan has been writing a series of posts on creativity. Whether you delight in your creativity or feel as if you have deficits in that part of your life, give them a read. They are short and inspiring.

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#634 Lana Wachowski carves path for transgender youth

#634 Lana Wachowski carves path for transgender youth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a celebrity as admired as Matrix co-director Laurence “Larry” Wachowski transitions from male to female, cracks appear in what many still view as the solid foundation of gender duality. Larry,...
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Nathan and Sylvia (a story of an autism service dog and her boy)

The inspiring story of the dog that changed my life, became my best friend, and showed me how to do more than just live with autism... If this video helped t...
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This one will bring a tear to your eyes.

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WATCH: Little Girl Is Probably Still Thirsty

WATCH: Little Girl Is Probably Still Thirsty | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Two-year-old Lyla found out the hard way that water fountains are complicated -- no sippy-cup top! No straw!
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Persistence - and a little help from our friends

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Kindness Video | The Train Maker | Random Acts of Kindness

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This kindness video entitled The Train Maker is sure to inspire kindness
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I absolutely love this sweet video. Will is spending his retirement making children happy, by making trains for them.

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Renewing Our Community's Agricultural Life From Loss in South Central Los Angeles

Renewing Our Community's Agricultural Life From Loss in South Central Los Angeles | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Too often, the same people who work our fields during the day, planting and harvesting fresh produce, spend their evenings in line at the local food bank.
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Some good news out of Los Angeles - inspiring.

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Monkey chatter smacks of human speech, researcher says

Monkey chatter smacks of human speech, researcher says | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Are monkeys talking behind our backs? That creepy "Planet of the Apes" sensation struck University of Michigan researcher Thore Bergman when he heard the lip-smacking sounds of wild geladas, a baboon-like primate found in the Ethiopian highlands.
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We may never be able to have conversations, but we at least gain more appreciation and respect for them.

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Features - Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in America @ Mon Apr 08 2013

  CHICAGO, April 8 — The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the…
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A Passion for Education Realized

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After graduating with distinction from Aburi Girls’ Senior High School, Phoebe Amoako was admitted to Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana.
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Living on Earth: New Hybrid Car Runs on Air

Living on Earth: New Hybrid Car Runs on Air | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
French car company Peugeot has created a new hybrid car that could be twice as efficient and half as pricy as traditional battery hybrids. The secret? It runs on compressed air.
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Spiritual Affinities | SunnyRoomStudio

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For anyone needing a lift to the spirit or stimulation for the mind today.

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Fresh, Healthy Food: Coming to a Corner Store Already Near You | OnEarth Magazine

Fresh, Healthy Food: Coming to a Corner Store Already Near You | OnEarth Magazine | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

From an early age, I knew that it was my calling to help those in need, but it would take some time before I would understand the inequalities of access to healthy foods and my desire to develop a solution to this problem.

 
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Wonderful piece by the young woman who oversees the Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

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Art can change your world, experts say

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Researchers have shown it’s never too late to change your mind. As we get older, we're more likely to be thought of as 'set in our ways', but researchers have discovered that art can in fact fundamentally change our sense of who we are.
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Turns out art can have the same impact as a major event in terms of shifting people out of ruts.

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Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage

Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan lawmakers voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.
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One barrier at a time is falling

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mr uxn design: THE REVOLUTION STARTS WITHIN ...

mr uxn design: THE REVOLUTION STARTS WITHIN ... | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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One of my Twitter pals gathers some of the people who inspire her most - lots of soul-sparking stuff here

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You are as old as you feel

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Older adults who see themselves as old and frail will start to feel old and frail.
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Pretty much works this way with everything, doesn't it? How we perceive ourselves shapes our lives.

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Roshi Joan Halifax

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‘Life and death are of supreme importance. Time passes swiftly, and the opportunity is lost. Let us awaken, awaken. Do not squander your life.’”

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Thanks to Marilyn Raymond for posting this link! The talks soul stirring.

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Women Take the Stage Against Taliban | Inter Press Service

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Women Take the Stage Against Taliban - The Taliban may have placed a ban on theatre, but women in Pakistan’s northern provinces won’t allow the threat of the militants’ reprisals to keep them off the stage.
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These women are incredibly brave, as well as talented.

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Harry Potter GMO poem

Performed at the MOSES poetry slam by Liam Kivirist. His poem got first place! Hope you enjoy. Poem: Harry Potter Defeats GMOs Written & performed by Liam Ki...
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Hats off to the 11-year-old poet who takes on GMOs at a poetry slam!

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10 Most Awesome Guerrilla Gardens from Around the World

10 Most Awesome Guerrilla Gardens from Around the World | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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These are so clever and, at the same time, beautiful.

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Police Officer Uses Day Off to Save Old Stray Dog

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Rescue volunteer Ed Kostro teams up with an off duty Chicago police officer to save an elderly dog who has been wandering for weeks.
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10 Bike-Friendly Cities Around The World

10 Bike-Friendly Cities Around The World | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Simply put, riding a bike is fun; as a bonus, biking saves gas dollars and the environment, so here are 10 bike-friendly cities.
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It's not just a matter of painting a stripe alongside the road. A bike-friendly city makes it safe for cyclists to travel from one place to another.

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HBO Documents Unlikely Saviors Of 50 Holocaust Children

HBO Documents Unlikely Saviors Of 50 Holocaust Children | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus lived a comfortable life in 1930s Philadelphia, where he made a good living as a lawyer, and she kept a stylish house.
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Such courage and determination from a couple who could have remained safe and comfortable.

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The National Digital Public Library is launched

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Robert Darnton: The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans — and eventually to everyone in the world — online and free of charge.


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The more information that is shared freely, the more we can make our decisions with a knowledge of past mistakes and future promise.

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 6, 2013 3:51 PM
Oh, my - your mother was well ahead of her time!
Melaina Borchert's comment, April 7, 2013 10:51 AM
Well this will be nice too have in college. It will make getting information easier. But I don't understand how they are going to make this free of charge for everyone. How will the people who write these books get paid.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 7, 2013 1:28 PM
New models are going to have to be developed. Newspapers are facing this as well, but few people these days want to rely on only one news source. So perhaps a prescription service that allows access to multiple sources. I'll bet people are working on the models as I type.