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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Trying to be happier really can work

Trying to be happier really can work | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Is becoming happier as easy as trying to become happier? The latest research suggests it might be.
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'Making music may improve young children's behavior'

'Making music may improve young children's behavior' | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Making music can improve both pro-social behavior (voluntary behavior intended to benefit another) and the problem solving skills of young children according to a new study.
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The Anti Hunger-Industrial Complex

The Anti Hunger-Industrial Complex | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What do fast food worker strikes and a DC living wage ordinance have in common with Hunger Action Month? Unfortunately, not enough. A wave of one-day strikes against fast food restaurants is rolling across the country.
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What is possible?

The other day I shared a story about how, while on stage in Australia, I helped a woman named Stephanie who couldn’t speak because of seizures she had had a few weeks back, and how I was able to help her to speak for the first time since the...
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Fascinating talk by Bruce Lipton

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Red Cedar Trees Rebounded After Clean Air Act

Red Cedar Trees Rebounded After Clean Air Act | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After the implementation of the Clean Air Act, eastern red cedar trees rebounded, as is shown by samples of tree rings that show the trees' pores opening again.
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Bringing Life Back to Soil

Bringing Life Back to Soil | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Farmers are focused on rebuilding our soil—and you should be too. Part two of a two-part dispatch on the sorry state of our nation's soil and what we can do to fix it.
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Photo Of Wife Carrying Legless Marine Husband Goes Viral

Photo Of Wife Carrying Legless Marine Husband Goes Viral | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The moving photo of a devoted wife carrying her legless Marine husband has taken the Internet by storm. If you look at the close-up, Jesse and Kelly Cottle
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San Jose approves foam food container ban

San Jose approves foam food container ban | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
San Jose law banning the foam food boxes that environmentalists say become persistent pollutants will take effect in January for multistate restaurant chains and a year later for smaller eateries.
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Winter depression not as common as many think

New research suggests that getting depressed when it's cold and dreary outside may not be as common as is often believed.
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Grand Thoughts: Dancing for the sheer joy of it - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Grand Thoughts: Dancing for the sheer joy of it
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There's a dance tonight at my house. There's a dance most every night at my house. We move the furniture out of our way. We turn on the music and we dance.
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Providing Hope Never Tasted So Good - Forbes

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Providing Hope Never Tasted So Good
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Editor's Note: Don Larson, founder and president of Sunshine Nut Company, has a 25 year career in the food industry. Most of those years were at Hershey Chocolate as a turn-around specialist.
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A new business model that overturns old corporate thinking - from an insider.

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B.C. farmstay an oasis for kids and adults - amid the quacking, clucking, baaing

B.C. farmstay an oasis for kids and adults - amid the quacking, clucking, baaing | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
B.C. farmstay an oasis for kids and adults - amid the quacking, clucking, baaing
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Meshnet activists rebuilding the internet from scratch

Meshnet activists rebuilding the internet from scratch | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Worried about the NSA snooping on your email? Maybe you need to start creating your own personal internet
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Chinook salmon return to Elwha River to spawn upstream from location of former dam

Chinook salmon return to Elwha River to spawn upstream from location of former dam | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The kings have returned to the Elwha River.

One year after chinook were sighted— the first in 100 years — in the Elwha River above the site of the former Elwha Dam, adult chinook again have been spotted above the dam site, about 8 miles west of Port Angeles.

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Open-Air Publishing: Putting Literature and Art on the Streets

Open-Air Publishing: Putting Literature and Art on the Streets | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Broadsides turn poetry into subversive and fun guerrilla art in cities.
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Vancouver kid launches 'Footy For Food' in United Kingdom - Surrey Leader

Vancouver kid launches 'Footy For Food' in United Kingdom - Surrey Leader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
SFU grad Richard Loat has seen success with Five Hole for Food, and he's taking his fundraising talents across the Atlantic this fall.
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Music lessons enhance the quality of school life

A new study examined whether an extended music education had an impact on pupils' experienced satisfaction with the school.
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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

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One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream.
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Choosing Kids' Genitalia May Be Unconstitutional, Court Says

Choosing Kids' Genitalia May Be Unconstitutional, Court Says | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A South Carolina judge ruled that the case against the state that unnecessarily assigned a sex to a child can continue.
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Understanding and acceptance receive a boost with this decision.

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The power of food

The power of food | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
They don’t work. By simply handing out emergency hampers of donated food and sending people on their way, food banks to do little to solve or even address the profound problems of hunger or poverty, say veterans of these community organizations.
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Generational shift in attitudes among young soccer players towards gay teammates

Generational shift in attitudes among young soccer players towards gay teammates | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Young soccer players on the verge of becoming professionals are now much more likely to be supportive of gay teammates than a decade ago, according to new research.
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Living with Heart: Hope, Optimism and Future-Mindedness - Positive ...

Living with Heart: Hope, Optimism and Future-Mindedness - Positive ... | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The creators of positive psychology's Character Strengths Survey describe someone who scores high in hope, optimism and future-mindedness this way: “You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it.
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I'd forgotten that old song, "You gotta have heart" - think I'll learn it again.

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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades, by Lori Weiss

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades, by Lori Weiss | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women -- or The 9 Nanas, as they prefer to be called -- gather in the darkness of night.
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That is one of the most inspiring stories I've read in a long time. Thank you, Judith!

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Green America: Living Green: A Store Where Everything is Free

Green America: Living Green: A Store Where Everything is Free | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Free stores promote a culture of reuse and sharing, conserve resources, and give a hand up to those in need.


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