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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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JCPenney June Book Features Gay Dads

JCPenney June Book Features Gay Dads | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
JCPenney has put out another gorgeous ad featuring a same-sex couple, this time two dads and their two kids in honor of Father's Day.
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Thai Trans Woman Makes History With Political Win

Thai Trans Woman Makes History With Political Win | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Yollada 'Nok' Suanyot has become the first transexual woman in Thailand to win a political administrative role.
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Myth of the disconnected telecommuter debunked

The assumption that employees who regularly telecommute will feel less attached to the organization they work for due to feeling isolated and disconnected is a myth, according to a new study.
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#314 Small dog with a big heart | This gives me hope

#314 Small dog with a big heart | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The newest Chinese hero is a small, stray dog nicknamed Xiao Sa, who followed a group of cross-country cyclists for 24 days. She ran more than 1700 kilomet...
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Blind girl’s story can inspire change in NC

Vision led to a global school designed to equip people – especially those with disabilities – with the power to change the world.
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World’s First Vertical Forest, Now Under Construction - DesignTAXI.com

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In Milan, Italy, architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle by building a vertical forest in the city.

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The Call of the Trail

An ode to walking. Story on my blog: http://storiesatstudiolu.wordpress.com. Music by Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings http://www.stevekaul.com, used with the gr...
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Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman

Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
"Someone on the internet thinks what you're doing is stupid, or evil, or it's all been done before?

 

JvP: Have you led a creative life? Write a manifesto, draft a commencement speech for the school you (did not) go to.

 

Claim your wisdom.

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#311 Old people in chairs | This gives me hope

#311 Old people in chairs | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My friends, many of whom are as old (65) as or older than I am, don’t really like it when I call us old. I understand that. We grew up seeing “old” a...
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Success! Student Suspended For Anti-Bullying Video Back In School

Success! Student Suspended For Anti-Bullying Video Back In School | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jessica Barba, the 15-year-old student who was suspended for five days after creating an anti-bullying video about a fictional 12-year-old girl who commits suicide, was able to return to Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY, on Thursday.
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#309 Washing the neighbour’s laundry | This gives me hope

#309 Washing the neighbour’s laundry | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
At various periods of my life, including all my growing years, I have made the weekly trek to the laundromat, whiling away the hours to the thump and w...
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#308 Mary Maxwell makes aging a laughing matter | This gives me hope

#308 Mary Maxwell makes aging a laughing matter | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If you haven’t yet met Mary Maxwell, settle in and prepare for a treat. I might have missed this delightful woman if my friend Betty Brown hadn’t sent ...
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Grieving Pit Bull Stays With Dead Mate For 14 Hours, Awaits Adoption

Grieving Pit Bull Stays With Dead Mate For 14 Hours, Awaits Adoption | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The sight that reduced many Facebook users to tears: A grieving pit bull who stayed by the side of his dead partner for over 14 hours before rescue efforts came to take her away.
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#315 Security in uncertainty | This gives me hope

#315 Security in uncertainty | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Life is full of uncertainties. It probably starts when we suddenly find ourselves thrust out of the warm, reliable womb into a world that is suddenly b...
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Love Defeats Anti-Gay Hate in North Carolina (Video)

Love Defeats Anti-Gay Hate in North Carolina (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Thousands protested on Sunday a North Carolina Pastor that thinks gays and lesbians should be put in concentration camps...
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Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When progressives are being called "socialists" no matter what, there is little to lose and much to gain by clearly making the case for a long-term plan that confronts -- and ultimately overcomes -- the centrality of corporate power.
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More investing in legacies rather than leaving inheritances

You've made a few bucks, acquired a few things — but you can't take it with you.
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#313 Love letters between Israel and Iran | This gives me hope

#313 Love letters between Israel and Iran | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
To hear their leaders talk, to watch them rattle swords at each other, Israelis and Iranians should hate each other. Wars, knavery, and corruption have bee...
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The Teacher who opened my Mind

Take a new teacher who actually finds ideas invigorating, put him in a school where disengaged kids have resigned themselves to just getting by, and watch what happens. Here, college professor Mark Edmundson, once a high school under-achiever, pays homage to the philosophy teacher who awakened his mind.

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Katy Butler's crusade against bullying should inspire us all to take action

Katy Butler's crusade against bullying should inspire us all to take action | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Katy Butler, a junior at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, collected more than half a million signatures in an on-line petition to have the rating ...

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Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent's house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the ...
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Indigenous Australians Celebrate: "Great Injustice" Righted

Indigenous Australians Celebrate: "Great Injustice" Righted | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The traditional owners of a vast territory in Cape York, Northern Queensland, Australia, have seen a great injustice righted...
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The Courage To Be Uncool

The Courage To Be Uncool | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lissa Rankin comes out of the closet as one of the uncool.
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5 Things To Give Up To Be Happy

5 Things To Give Up To Be Happy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

When we think about how to create more happiness, we typically look for things to achieve and add to our lives. However, sometimes the key to happiness is actually giving up certain perspectives and behaviors<a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-chan/happiness-tips_b_1523289.html"></a>.

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#307 So young, so beautiful | This gives me hope

#307 So young, so beautiful | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Steps from the highrise condo I share with my partner are the paths where, each May, the high school graduates gather. Dressed in formal dresses and tu...
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