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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The Prince of Happiness

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I jump at the chance to learn from a living legend of non-violence, despite the 5:30 wake-up call and hours sitting in silence.
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The Science of Happiness - Looking on the Bright Side

The Science of Happiness - Looking on the Bright Side | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When life knocks you down, people will tell you to look on the bright side. But are they actually right? This week on The Science of Happiness, Julian invest...
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Imagination Power | Life Support System

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Wonderful post by Steve Goodier on the power of the imagination.

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Cop saves sea turtle hatchlings at Florida resort

A Florida police officer saved nearly 100 baby sea turtles when he gathered the newly hatched creatures from a hotel parking lot and street and released them into the Gulf of Mexico.

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A Piazza on Every Block: How DIY Placemaking Is Transforming Communities

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Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.
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From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops That Are Changing Our Economy

From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops That Are Changing Our Economy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
How manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and others are doing business the cooperative way.
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On the way home, boater rescues dog from SF Bay

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Berkeley resident Adam Cohen's already atypical commute home from San Francisco in a motorized inflatable boat turned even more unusual Monday evening when he helped a group of windsurfers rescue a dog from the middle of the bay.
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16 Outrageously Successful Introverts

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Abraham Lincoln and Emma Watson have something in common. So do Eleanor Roosevelt and Christina Aguilera.
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Introverts are born that way. It's part of our identity. And it's OK.

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The man who gave away $7.5billion

The man who gave away $7.5billion | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Chuck Feeney, 82, wears a $15 Casio watch, travels in economy, is a self-confessed 'shabby dresser' and sensibly made his children work their way through college.
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Flash mob helps lift sick patient's spirits in Kansas City

Friends of a young man who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant for a serious blood disorder created a flash mob outside his hospital window to lift h...
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Fan's Touching Story Will Make Roger Federer Your Favorite Athlete

Fan's Touching Story Will Make Roger Federer Your Favorite Athlete | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A touching story that a tennis fan posted to Twitter confirms that Roger Federer is one of the true good guys in sports.
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In case his incredible tennis playing isn't enough to make you a fan...this will!

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Destined or Determined? | Life Support System

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Tom Hopkins observes, “The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.” And Winston Churchill stated, “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” They both agree that discouragement, rather than failure, is the enemy of success. Those who can remain hopeful and focused, though they fail, are those who will eventually succeed.

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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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The Happiness Test Perfect Score!

The Science of Happiness team was shocked when participant Mama Hill received the first ever perfect score on her happiness test. See the full episode here: ...
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Oldest Denali Summiteer Shares How “His Mountain” Has Changed

Oldest Denali Summiteer Shares How “His Mountain” Has Changed | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Anyone who thinks that the climbing of Denali is a picnic is badly mistaken.
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At 79, the experienced mountaineer tackled the climb once again, as he has done every 10 years since 1963.

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Kathy Jordan's comment, August 24, 2013 10:49 AM
I don't know anyone who thinks climbing Denali is a picnic. Bravo to this mountaineer
Cathryn Wellner's comment, August 24, 2013 11:18 AM
He's so wiry and fit at 79 - inspiring.
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Bystanders Rush to Help Dog Running Down the Freeway

Bystanders Rush to Help Dog Running Down the Freeway | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Turn on your T.V! There’s a terrified little dog racing down the expressway in rush hour traffic - those were the words that launched a rescue.
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4 Inspiring Urban Rooftop Gardens

4 Inspiring Urban Rooftop Gardens | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The day is coming when gardens will be a more common sight than black tar on a roof. Here are a few green roofs we've been admiring at Gardenista. Above:
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The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated

The Roommate Revolution: Why Living Alone is Overrated | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
At 37, Leilani Clark thought she was too old and too independent for roommates. But she soon found herself loving the sharing life...and she’s not alone.
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Ashton Kutcher wins Teen Choice Awards 2013

More videos Teen Choice Awards 2013 - http://bit.ly/11XZB2X All winners at Teen Choice Awards 2013: Choice Music Group: One Direction Choice Summer Song: "We...
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How books can have a positive impact on a child's social struggles

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New research explores the positive effects of reading as part of a parental intervention strategy for children struggling with social issues.
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Librarians have been doing this for a long time - good to see research verifying its importance.

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Hero girl, 10, catches newborn baby dropped from second-story window during fire

Hero girl, 10, catches newborn baby dropped from second-story window during fire | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Zna Gresham of Atlanta came to the terrified mother's rescue by catching her tiny newborn that firefighters say she was forced to drop 20 feet to the ground.
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Queens woman recovers $5,000 hidden in discarded refrigerator 

Queens woman recovers $5,000 hidden in discarded refrigerator  | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
She got her cold hard cash back. A Queens woman who got rid of her old refrigerator — forgetting that she had hidden her life savings inside — was reunited with the dough Tuesday.
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Terminally Ill 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune

Terminally Ill 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sam Simon faces down his terminal cancer diagnosis by spending his vast fortune (how much?
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Animal rights and hunger are the two causes that will benefit from Sam Simon's generosity.

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Ottawa man takes up free Tim Hortons coffee trend

Ottawa man takes up free Tim Hortons coffee trend | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For the third time this week across Canada, a man donated cash to cover hundreds of coffees at a Tim Hortons location and the company says it is not a publicity stunt.
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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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