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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 World Transformed: What Are the Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years?

A World Transformed: What Are the Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Imagine this is 1979: If you were reading this article back then, chances are you would have read it on paper -- with a printed newspaper or magazine in your hands.
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#857 Nothing keeps Rodan from his beloved Malena

#857 Nothing keeps Rodan from his beloved Malena | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A love story made the rounds of the Web in 2010, and it is worth retelling. Like all storks, Rodan and Malena had mated for life. In 1993 a hunter shot one of Malena's wings. Thanks to the kind car...
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Since 1993 a pair of storks have been separated each winter because of her shattered wing. But every spring the male returns to his mate, and the storks spend the summer nurturing their offspring.

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#856 Mission Kids mend lives

#856 Mission Kids mend lives | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Risa Vetri Ferman was a young prosecutor dealing with child abuse cases, she says, “I found that the system we have, the criminal justice system, really did a lot of damage to kids.” With no c...
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Healing from abuse is so hard. Mission Kids brings together all the people who provide services in child abuse cases so the child only has to tell her or his story to one, trusted person. 

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‘Innovative’ Housing With Rooftop Farms Set for South of UC Berkeley Campus

‘Innovative’ Housing With Rooftop Farms Set for South of UC Berkeley Campus | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
City zoning board members approved a 77-unit mixed-use housing development near downtown Berkeley late last week, expressing excitement about a “unique” design set to include more than a dozen working rooftop farm plots and a novel approach to...
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How Indigenous Communities Are Conserving the Earth's Last Wild Places

How Indigenous Communities Are Conserving the Earth's Last Wild Places | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jeff Wells, science adviser for the international boreal campaign, explores his experience at the October World Wilderness Congress in Spain.
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Buddy the talking starling

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Debbie Bingham nearly left Buddy the bird for dead when she found him on a farm track, near Waimate, but now he is a talking point of Timaru.
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One of the sweetest stories I've come across in a while. Imagine if we could learn animal language as well as Buddy has learned Human language. Thanks for this, Bonnie Shepard

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Dog Treks 10 Miles in Freezing Cold to Find Beloved Mate

Dog Treks 10 Miles in Freezing Cold to Find Beloved Mate | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It's a canine love story: Ben trekked 10 miles in the freezing cold to get back to the shelter in Terre Haute, IN, so he could be with his beloved mate, Jade.
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A fresh approach to being 'pro-life'

A fresh approach to being 'pro-life' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) described herself as "pro-life," but she doesn't define the phrase the same way conservatives do.
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She is using the right's own rhetoric to push the debate beyond the moment of conception.

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The Democratic Education of Unschoolers - Politics - Utne Reader

The Democratic Education of Unschoolers - Politics - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
On the more unconventional side of the progressive education movement are unschoolers, taught by a radical pedagogy based on experimentation, democratic education, and especially curiosity.
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When I lived in British Columbia's Cariboo region, I was impressed by many of the home-schooled children and their families I met.

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Dad Gives His Son New Fingers With a Little Help From a 3D Printer

Dad Gives His Son New Fingers With a Little Help From a 3D Printer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Paul McCarthy was looking for an inexpensive but functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, he discovered he could use a 3D printer to create a hand.
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Monter des murs en pneus usagés, il fallait y penser | Univers Nature

Monter des murs en pneus usagés, il fallait y penser | Univers Nature | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

La maison qu’Anthony Cronket sa famille se construisent à Lorraine, dans l’état de New-York, appartient à cette catégories des maisons pas comme les autres puisque ses murs seront faits d’un assemblage de pneus usagés.

 


Via Ellesse, Magali Ronsmans
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Frédéric Liégeois's comment, October 23, 2013 12:05 PM
Mon dieu... on peut faire du recyclé sans pour autant faire ça... j'imagine même pas l'odeur.
Gentiane Gastaldi's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:53 PM

Une super idée : récupérer des pneus usagés et leur donner une seconde vie en tant que murs ! Anthony Cronket peut se vanter d'avoir inventé un nouveau concept !

Je connaissais l'entreprise Déjà Shoe, fabriquant des chaussures à partir de pneus usagés mais pas cela !

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7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:47 PM

A lifetime of reading might just help keep your brain in shape when you reach old age.

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"Stressed out? Pick up a paperback." 

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The secrets of the world's happiest cities

The secrets of the world's happiest cities | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation? Charles Montgomery finds out
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How to Think Like A Wise Person, by Adam Grant

How to Think Like A Wise Person, by Adam Grant | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If I asked you to judge how smart someone is, you
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John Michel's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:50 PM

Wisdom emerges not from experience itself, but rather from reflecting thoughtfully on the lessons gained from experience.

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From the Article:  Wisdom emerges not from experience itself, but rather from reflecting thoughtfully on the lessons gained from experience ... Cultivating wisdom is a deliberate choice that people can make regardless of age and intelligence.


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A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness

A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

When he was 12 years old, the boy did something he only later realized probably hurt his seventh-grade teacher. It was minor -- he was, after all, a kid -- but in time, when he was older and wiser, he wanted to find this teacher and apologize.


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I have a big lump in my throat after reading this beautiful story about the power of apology and forgiveness.

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Art Therapy: Painting to Heal – Arts – Utne Reader

Art Therapy: Painting to Heal – Arts – Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Art therapy takes one woman from depression to wellness.
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This Elaborate Make-A-Wish Foundation Scheme Will Make You Believe In Miracles

This Elaborate Make-A-Wish Foundation Scheme Will Make You Believe In Miracles | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In his battle against leukemia, five-year-old Miles finds inspiration in the strength of superheroes -- Batman, in particular. Next month, all of San Francisco is getting in on a stunt that enlists Miles’ help to save the city.
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Go, Bat Kid - thanks for the tip on this, @MarilynRaymond

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Educating Yorkshire - Mushy Finds His Voice -

Educating Yorkshire - Mushy Finds His Voice - | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mushys twitter - @Musharafasgar Mr Burtons Twitter - @MatthewCBurton Instagram - xJaaames
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This may be the most inspirational video you will see all day.

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The Greatest Lesson We Learn When Someone Is Unkind

The Greatest Lesson We Learn When Someone Is Unkind | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There's a powerful lesson we learn when someone is unkind--and we all are from time to time.
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Thanks for posting this, @Maitri.

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Daytime TV Clips & Recaps: GMA, Today Show & More | Yahoo TV

Daytime TV Clips & Recaps: GMA, Today Show & More | Yahoo TV | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Watch clips of your favorite daytime TV shows, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, Regis & Kelly, and more!
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Go, Tyler!!

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Walkable Communities and the Future of American Cities - Community - Utne Reader

Walkable Communities and the Future of American Cities - Community - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
With a proper respect towards the modern pedestrian, today's urban planners can turn our cities into proper walkable communities.
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Monkeys feel, move virtual objects using only their brains (w/ video)

Monkeys feel, move virtual objects using only their brains (w/ video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- In a first ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar...
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I will never be peaceful with experimenting on animals, but I cannot overlook the potential here for giving movement back to people who have lost it.

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Global Love Letters – A love letter from the heart

Global Love Letters – A love letter from the heart | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Love Letters to make a total strangers day. A Love letter straight from your heart to theirs.
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Find a Little Place of Your Om

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There's No Place Like Om
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Yearning for a place to unplug, meditate and pray, some people are transforming parts of their homes into houses of worship.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:38 PM

This WSJ article speaks to how some people are designating areas in their homes as places of worship.  Whether a Zen garden; a meditation or yoga studio; a tea room; or full fledged private chapel, homeowners are thinking about these spaces not as afterthoughts, but as part of the initial blueprints.

 

If you're "yearning for a place to unplug, meditate or pray", you don't necessarily need to rebuild your home or spend exorbitant amouns of money.  Just find a quiet space in or outside your house that you can call your om...

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Community Post: 10 REASONS TO BLOG FOR PEACE

Community Post: 10 REASONS TO BLOG FOR PEACE | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Monday, NOV 4 is the day to Blog4Peace. Are you with us?
Here are 10 reasons not to wimp out on the world.
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