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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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How Ashoka is Making Everyone a Changemaker

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When Bill Drayton envisions the future, he doesn’t see a small group of people holding the levers of power.
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Bike-Friendly Cities: It Can Happen Here - Politics - Utne Reader

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Holland is known for its bike-friendly cities, but there’s no reason why its bicycle boulevards, safe routes, and careful government planning can’t be exported.
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#365 Downtown Kelowna just got bike friendlier | This gives me hope

#365 Downtown Kelowna just got bike friendlier | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My favorite Kelowna coffee shop, GioBean Espresso,  just got even more bike friendly. I don’t even ride a bike, as I live within walking distance...
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Nobody Can Have it All, and That's OK

Nobody Can Have it All, and That's OK | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Not only is it true that we men need to man up and start contributing more both outside work and to the debate, but everyone needs to accept the hard truth that regardless of sex we're all trying to do too much.
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Target stocks cards for same-sex couples

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Same-sex marriages aren't recognized in most states, but Target stores nationwide are now selling greeting cards to celebrate them...
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A First: GOP House Member Supports Marriage Equality

A First: GOP House Member Supports Marriage Equality | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, has become the first sitting Republican member of Congress to unequivocally support marriage equality.
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#361 The 75/25 rule | This gives me hope

#361 The 75/25 rule | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I originally posted this on Catching Courage. I'm still grateful to the young folk on this hike who made me feel at ease and confident. Steep trail ...
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#360 Three couples following their own dreams | This gives me hope

#360 Three couples following their own dreams | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The world economic situation is making a lot of people edgy. I’m not immune to that, especially when carefully saved funds take a beating in some “safe...
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Cindy Tam's comment, July 13, 2012 11:12 AM
Small world. I grew up there (#1). Very cool.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, July 13, 2012 11:13 AM
Omigosh, Cindy - when I stood in that spot, I felt my spirit lift. For me it's one of those "dreams go on forever" views.
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New Coalition Lifts Up Latino LGBT Familia : NPR

The civil rights effort Familia es Familia, or 'Family is Family,' had its coming out party at the National Council of La Raza convention in Las Vegas.
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Success! FOUR PAWS Team Rescues Cub from Cruel Fate

Success! FOUR PAWS Team Rescues Cub from Cruel Fate | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Brave and determined animal lovers at FOUR PAWS rescued a bear cub sold illegally by a Ukrainian zoo to be used as entertainment for tourists.
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Quebec's raspberries are a centuries-old tradition

Quebec's raspberries are a centuries-old tradition | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Tiny, fragile cups of flavour, raspberries are one of Quebec’s best-loved fruits. A good crop of July raspberries is selling briskly right now, and the forecast is for another good crop of “autumn” raspberries, expected from August through September.
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Want a Healthy Baby? Buy a Dog

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A study that followed nearly 400 Finnish children for the first year of their life found those who lived with pets were healthier.
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Solar Bench Lets You Charge Your Gadgets While You Work Outside

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How about outdoor coworking space ... cool stuff

 

The bench's solar panels provide shade and juice for your laptop.


Via Alan Yoshioka
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The Story of Change « The Story of Stuff Project

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The Story of Change argues we’ve gotten stuck in consumer mode.

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Diplomacy Through Music in Afghanistan

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We are all connected through music and we must continue to celebrate this connection, this language that is so important not just to our own culture, but also to cultures around this fascinating world of ours.
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San Francisco church rejoins Lutherans years after inclusion of gay pastor | Andrea Koskey | Local | San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco church rejoins Lutherans years after inclusion of gay pastor  | Andrea Koskey | Local  | San Francisco Examiner | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

A local congregation rejoined the Lutheran Church on Sunday after 17 years of separation brought on by its inclusion of a gay pastor.

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#364 The kindness of strangers | This gives me hope

#364 The kindness of strangers | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I can still feel the skin scraping off my knees, shins, hands, arms as I skidded down the rough asphalt bike path. I can see the forest to my left, the...
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#363 Mya has two moms | This gives me hope

#363 Mya has two moms | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My granddaughter Sunday has two moms. You can read about her on another of my blogs, Catching Courage. She’s been featured with the permission of her bea...
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#362 Life after hate is possible | This gives me hope

#362 Life after hate is possible | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
CBC broadcast the story of a former neo-Nazi skinhead whose past is so ugly and violent it is hard to imagine his metamorphosis is real. Some question whet...
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Gadgets Get a Heart: The Fair-Trade Phone - Mind & Body - Utne Reader

Gadgets Get a Heart: The Fair-Trade Phone - Mind & Body - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Currently, no cell phone or smartphone is guilt-free, but Dutch company FairPhone has set out to make a conflict-free, sweatshop free, fair-trade phone.
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71% of Utah Voters Support Gay Partnerships

71% of Utah Voters Support Gay Partnerships | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new poll has found that while 72% of Utah citizens are against marriage equality, 71% favor some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.
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#359 Pensioner scares off jewelry thieves | This gives me hope

#359 Pensioner scares off jewelry thieves | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I didn’t catch this when it appeared on the news in February 2011 so I’ve missed a whole year and a half’s inspiration. I’m going to make up fo...
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Asteroid between Mars, Jupiter named for US gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny

Asteroid between Mars, Jupiter named for US gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington.
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#358 A simple path to happiness | This gives me hope

#358 A simple path to happiness | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Life is both hard and easy. When someone tells me all we have to do is think positively and everything will be A-OK, I wonder about the Afghani woman w...
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Legalise Love: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights – Diversity and Inclusion

Legalise Love: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights – Diversity and Inclusion | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Though our business and employees are located in offices around the world, our policies on non-discrimination are universal throughout Google. We are proud to be recognised as a leader in LGBT inclusion efforts, but there is still a long way to go to achieve full equality. Legalise Love is our call to decriminalise homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world.

 

At Google, we encourage people to bring their whole selves to work. In all of our 60 offices around the world, we are committed to cultivating a work environment where Googlers can be themselves and thrive. We also want our employees to have the same inclusive experience outside of the office, as they do at work, and for LGBT communities to be safe and to be accepted wherever they are.

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