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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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#526 The tricky balance between youth and age

#526 The tricky balance between youth and age | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A few years ago developers in the City of Kelowna were in a building frenzy, particularly condominiums and townhouses. Buyers were in their own frenzy -  buying, flipping, and cashing in. The econo...
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#525 Kitten and her crow mother

#525 Kitten and her crow mother | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In 1999 Wallace and Ann Collito of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, were sitting on their front porch when they saw a tiny kitten wander by. Several days later they saw the kitten again. This time s...
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One of the sweetest interspecies friendships ever

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Once-Conjoined Twins Make Public Debut

More than nine months after they were born joined at the lower chest and abdomen, twin girls made their public debut Thursday at the hospital where they were...
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They are so fortunate to have been joined in a way that allowed for their separation. Twins who cannot be separated offer their own special gifts to the world.

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How the Right Is Wrong About Happiness

How the Right Is Wrong About Happiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Today's Wall Street Journal sheds more light on how conservative elites thoroughly misunderstand and misrepresent the role of government in a decent society by claiming that government social spending lowers happiness of the recipients.
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Refreshing reading.

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How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car

How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
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It can be done - at least in urban areas. Not so easy outside major urban centres.

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What Age Will You Be in 2013?

What Age Will You Be in 2013? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What would the world be like if even half of us refused to look at a calendar again? Or stopped counting the number of candles on our birthday cake?
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Innovative Product Placement Makes This Music Video a Vehicle for Good

Innovative Product Placement Makes This Music Video a Vehicle for Good | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Innovative Product Placement Makes This Music Video a Vehicle for Good
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Carolyn Malachi has come up with a clever way of promoting education in East Africa. Each click provides an hour of school time. Click away!

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#518 Don Ritchie, Angel of the Gap

#518 Don Ritchie, Angel of the Gap | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Don Ritchie was the kind of guy who could make me believe there really are angels walking the earth. When he died in May 2012, he left behind a legacy of hundreds of souls saved from suicide. Some ...
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What a beautiful human being!

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Angels Among Us: The Man on the Street

Angels Among Us: The Man on the Street | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Magic can happen when we listen to our gut and open to the possibility of a random encounter we would normally avoid.
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#516 Before I die…

#516 Before I die… | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When she lost Joan, a woman who was a mother to her, artist and urban planner Candy Chang was devastated. She channeled her grief into a giant chalkboard on the side of an abandoned building and co...
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#514 Gardening in potholes

#514 Gardening in potholes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The largest potholes I have ever seen were in Rochester, New York, in 1975. My ex and I were driving into the city that was to be our new home. It was dark. Potholes loomed like grand canyons, thre...
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Prepare for Climate Change Now or Pay the Consequences Later

Prepare for Climate Change Now or Pay the Consequences Later | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This is one in an ongoing series of NRDC staff blogs dealing with environmental health, natural resource and quality-of-life impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
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And just how are we going to explain to future generations we saw this coming and did nothing about it?

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How a Turkish Playwright and an American Executive Influenced Election 2012

How a Turkish Playwright and an American Executive Influenced Election 2012 | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
During the summer of 2011, I was becoming more and more conscious of the fact that many of the claims of Republican candidates were simply untrue.

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Fascinating - as are all the articles Skip Conover is placing on his Scoop.it site!

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Man Reunited With Beloved Shih Tzu After 5-Year Search

Man Reunited With Beloved Shih Tzu After 5-Year Search | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A man has been reunited with his little dog who disappeared five years ago. Mike held Bandit close and fought back tears. This is my best friend.
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10 Random Acts of Kindness

10 Random Acts of Kindness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This holiday season take a minute to receive the gift of kindness. Check 10 amazing acts of kindness to uplift you this holiday season.
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Some lovely ideas here

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Getting Ready For The End Of Time

Getting Ready For The End Of Time | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Whether or not you believe there is some cosmic significance to the date Dec. 21, 2012, the fact that so many people are consciously focusing energy on a specific intention at the same time does have some significance.
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#522 Thank the cockroach

#522 Thank the cockroach | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When I lived in a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C., one summer, I learned to turn on the light before padding across the floor to the bathroom. That gave the cockroaches time to scurry out of my...
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#520 Tell him your secrets

#520 Tell him your secrets | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you have a secret burning inside you, something you have been hesitant to share with anyone, you may be one of the more than half a million people who have spilled the beans to PostSecret. Frank...
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Abandoned puppy breaks into humane society, finds good home for the holidays

Abandoned puppy breaks into humane society, finds good home for the holidays | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Harry Houdini has nothing on this puppy.
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#517 Humans sharing the planet

#517 Humans sharing the planet | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I’m writing this on a dark evening, December 14, 2012. My heart is sore with compassion for the families of all those who were shot in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Whatever ...
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The caveman’s curse

The caveman’s curse | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
OBESITY SEEMS TO have a simple cause. An individual consumes more calories than he uses, so the surplus is stored as fat. Reversing this would seem to be a matter of...
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Add environmental factors, and the solution is not simple.

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#515 Mr. Happy Man

#515 Mr. Happy Man | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
He has breakfast at 2 a.m. because Johnny Barnes, aka Mr. Happy Man, has work to do. From 4 to 10 a.m., he greets commuters as they drive by on their way to work. For years he worked as an electric...
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He is so full of joy.

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The happiest kids in the world are from...Mexico

The happiest kids in the world are from...Mexico | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You want really happy kids? Head south of the border.
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Pretty hard to really pin this down, but it makes interesting reading.

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