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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13 Most Bizarre Mushrooms

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These 13 crazy mushrooms will blow your mind. You probably won't find them on your dinner plate, but you will find them entertaining.
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I'm blown away by nature's creativity and artistry.

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Travis Pratt Surprises the Judges and His Girlfriend - America's Got Talent

No one expected Travis Pratt to sing like he did—but his girlfriend left the stage more shocked than anyone! Subscribe Now for More AGT: http://full.sc/IlBBv...
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I'll bet there was not a dry eye in the audience

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Tidy desk or messy desk? Each has its benefits

Tidy desk or messy desk? Each has its benefits | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality, according to new research.
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LOL - in praise of messy desks. 

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Questions answered with the pupils of your eyes

Questions answered with the pupils of your eyes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Patients who are otherwise completely unable to communicate can answer yes or no questions within seconds with the help of a simple system -- consisting of just a laptop and camera -- that measures nothing but the size of their pupils.
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Are we hard-wired to buy Timmies for hundreds of strangers? - Canada - CBC News

Are we hard-wired to buy Timmies for hundreds of strangers? - Canada - CBC News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Random acts of kindness are nothing new, but the recent flurry of cross-country generosity involving thousands of donated double doubles at Tim Hortons speaks to a deeper part of the human condition, researchers say.
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Community Uses Green Space To Combat Storm Water

Community Uses Green Space To Combat Storm Water | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

It’s becoming more and more common: A flooded highway underpass on your way to work, or your neighbor’s basement is inundated after a heavy rain. With more-frequent and heavier storms, many Ohio cities are struggling with storm water. But as Karen Schaefer reports, in Northeast Ohio, a sewer district, a big-city suburb and a local watershed group are finding ways to better manage storm water, with the help of a little green space.

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One Man Stops, Dozens of Others Walk Past Shivering Dog

One Man Stops, Dozens of Others Walk Past Shivering Dog | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Another sad phone call concerning a tiny dog dumped in a park. “She really looks sad and frightened. Have you got time to come out here?” How could I refuse.
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After 16 Years in a Wooden Box, Smiling Chimp Races Through the Grass

After 16 Years in a Wooden Box, Smiling Chimp Races Through the Grass | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For the first time in 16 years, Bazou plows through a sea of grass as 37 chimpanzees follow some distance behind. He's running fast because it feels so good...
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Five Ways that Games are More than Just Fun | Business on GOOD

Five Ways that Games are More than Just Fun | Business on GOOD | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As a game designer, I know how creative and inspiring it can be to play. But we can all benefit from being more playful—and the act of playing a game can be more about just having fun. Ready, set, play!
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Photo Of U.S. Marine Helping Nine-Year-Old Finish 5K Run Goes Viral

Photo Of U.S. Marine Helping Nine-Year-Old Finish 5K Run Goes Viral | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Boden Fuchs and Myles Kerr running the five-kilometre race (Photo: Facebook) "Sir, will you please run with me?" That's what Boden Fuchs, a nine-year-old who was doing a five-kilometre run in Charlevoix, Michigan recently, asked U.S.
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Teenager becomes youngest person to be called to the Bar - Telegraph

Teenager becomes youngest person to be called to the Bar - Telegraph | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A teenager has become the youngest person to qualify as a barrister in the 600 year history of the profession – so she can work in the Bahamas.
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Wow - not bad for 18!

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How this climate activist learned to 'walk the walk'

How this climate activist learned to 'walk the walk' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A bitter billing dispute with her electric company changed environmentalist Keya Chatterjee's life.
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One young family is trying to make a difference.

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How to Talk to Little Girls

How to Talk to Little Girls | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown.
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Brilliant piece. A big thank you to Latina Fatale for posting this piece by Lisa Bloom on her blog.

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Sergeant Stubby ~ World War I Hero Dog.wmv

When we see thousands of pit bulls dying in shelters, being banned from cities and from neighborhoods, even Paw Parks in most cities, it's hard to believe th...
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Burglars return stolen computers to nonprofit -- with apology

Burglars return stolen computers to nonprofit -- with apology | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Burglars who stole computers from an office building returned the items – along with a letter of apology – after apparently realizing they had ransacked a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence.
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Timber rattlesnakes indirectly benefit human health: Helps check Lyme disease

Timber rattlesnakes indirectly benefit human health: Helps check Lyme disease | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Biologists found timber rattlesnakes, which prey on mice and other small mammals, help check humans' exposure to the tick-borne Lyme disease.
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Another reason to view life as an interdependent web

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Young vs. old: Who performs more consistently?

Older adults tend to exhibit less variability on cognitive tasks due to higher motivation, a balanced routine, and mood stability, according to new research.
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If work places pay attention, the study could lead to less age discrimination in hiring and retention.

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'Camp Gyno': Great Period Ad or the Greatest Period Ad?

'Camp Gyno': Great Period Ad or the Greatest Period Ad? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Hello Flo has issued an amazing commercial that celebrates menstruation. But that doesn't mean the company is without fault.
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Wish there'd been this kind of ad when I was growing up!

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A Tin Shed Turned Office & Studio

A Tin Shed Turned Office & Studio | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Australian architect Raffaello Rosselli celebrates the patchwork beauty of corroding steel by repurposing a humble tin shed into an office and studio in the
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Why It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love

Why It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We are living longer and healthier lives, and for many people, that means looking to meet someone special even very late in life.
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How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness

How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When we share our yards, sidewalks, and other common spaces, we find a greater sense of belonging and connection to those around us.
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Does Happiness Increase As We Get Older?

Does Happiness Increase As We Get Older? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Surveys show that once people pass middle-age, their happiness tends to increase as they grow older. For example, people in their 80s feel, on average, more positive than teenagers. There are a number of reasons for this, researchers say.
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Queen of Swords - Page 2

Queen of Swords - Page 2 | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Fox turned up at the Midwest Training Center in Chicago in 2010 already a skilled female athlete. For seven years she had studied jiu-jitsu, winning a handful of local competitions. But jiu-jitsu keeps you on the ground, and Fox wanted to stand up. She was attracted to MMA because, in her words, it’s “three-dimensional.” In a street brawl, “a fighter would use the dimension of their body in any way they could.” Aside from the fact that fighters are fenced into an elevated cage, Fox considers MMA “the most realistic sport there is.”

 
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The more we understand about the variations in human experience, the less we will turn to stereotyping and prejudice.

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Gay Couples Marry in Minnesota, Rhode Island

Gay Couples Marry in Minnesota, Rhode Island | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Gay couples are marrying in Minnesota and Rhode Island -- the 12th and 13th states to allow gay marriage, along with Washington, D.C.

Minnesota law allowed gay marriages to begin Thursday, and th...
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The times, they are a-changing

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Heroes of the Sun: Hope and Music in Haiti's Cité Soleil

Heroes of the Sun: Hope and Music in Haiti's Cité Soleil | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Before I went to Cité Soleil, an impoverished community near Port-Au-Prince of close to half a million souls, I had a good idea of where I was going. A search on the Internet was enough to give you chills—a slum plagued by gang violence and squalor.
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Wow! If you want an infusion of hope, a profound story of transformation, read this and watch the videos!

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