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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#597 Albert Lexie’s soul-deep goodness

#597 Albert Lexie’s soul-deep goodness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Since 1982 Albert Lexie has been shining shoes in Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital. The basic shine is $5, but happy customers give him $1 or $2 extra. Some give him a lot more. The tips all go to ...
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Goodness Gracious Me!

Goodness Gracious Me! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A journey into the surprising world of gratitude, learn how to get happy
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Have you discovered Gratitude? Sign up for regular doses.

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DailyGood: News That Inspires

DailyGood: News That Inspires | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
DailyGood is a portal dedicated to sharing inspiring and positive news from around the world. We feature one story every single day.
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Load up on joy - so many reasons to feel good about the world.

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Couple Finds Happiness in Helping Others

Couple Finds Happiness in Helping Others | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
BURLEY • Jack and Mary Zarybnisky walked through the doors of Community Oasis Outreach, their arms full of blankets and food.
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Sweetness in the town where I grew up. :-)

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#594 Shelby’s happy chickens lay gold for the family

#594 Shelby’s happy chickens lay gold for the family | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When multiple sclerosis landed pharmacist Nancy Grebenc in a nursing home, the family’s finances hit the skids. With bills mounting, nine-year-old Shelby hatched a plan to ease the strain. She woul...
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Mexico City's traffic practically ground to a halt. Pollution made the air unbreathable. So city government decided to act. They still have a long way to go, but they have made amazing strides. It can be done!

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13 Expert-Approved Ways To Be Happy

13 Expert-Approved Ways To Be Happy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What is happiness and how do you achieve it?

 

While the true key to happiness has yet to be discovered, certain practices and mindsets can -- at least subjectively -- work. We wanted some guidance: So, we asked 13 experts -- authors and thought leaders in the field of happiness -- for their one best piece of advice for anyone on the pursuit of happiness.

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Read the handwritten ER doctor’s note that's gone viral on Reddit

Read the handwritten ER doctor’s note that's gone viral on Reddit | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Viral on Reddit: An ER doctor who tended to a women with breast cancer sent a handwritten condolence note to her husband.
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Homeless man returns a ring and gets a boost

Homeless man returns a ring and gets a boost | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Billy Ray Harris returned my wife's engagement ring after she accidentally put it into his cup. You may have heard the stories. A friend of my wife's told a local Kansas City news station, KCTV. They ran a story, and it went viral big-time, eventually being picked up by many national and international news outlets. After friends expressed interest in helping out Billy Ray I put this site together to take donations for him. All donations will be given directly to Billy Ray at the end of the 90 day GiveForeward Campaign. Thank you for your generosity.

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Sweet story. Billy Ray Harris kept the ring and returned it to its owner. She and her husband started a GiveForward campaign for him - now nearing $145,000.

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» Being Happy, Being More Creative? - The Creative Mind

» Being Happy, Being More Creative? - The Creative Mind | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A number of writers and psychologists think too much focus on the pursuit of happiness may be limiting how we develop creativity.
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20 Great Ideas From Cities That Could Change the U.S.

20 Great Ideas From Cities That Could Change the U.S. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In recent years, as Washington has sunk further into a swamp of dysfunction, local leaders are rising to meet many of the toughest challenges facing the country -- from economic growth and environmental protection to public safety and poverty.
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Why Can't We Live Together?

Award-winning professor of social psychology at Oxford University, Miles Hewstone visits the RSA to show how 'intergroup contact' can play a fundamental role...
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The beauty is, of course, that we can - as Miles Hewstone argues in his talk.

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Should grandma join Facebook? It may give her a cognitive boost, study finds

Preliminary research findings suggest learning to use Facebook may help give adults older than 65 a cognitive boost.
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Social capital -- the benefit of Facebook 'friends'

Intense Facebook usage is found to have a positive effect on psychological well-being, according to a new study.
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Girl's best friend is dog who carries her oxygen

Girl's best friend is dog who carries her oxygen | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Two years ago Aaron and Debbie Knobloch learned that their baby daughter Alida was suffering from a rare lung disease and that she would need a portable oxygen tank to help her breathe.
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How lucky we humans are that dogs are such willing and loving companions.

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Dogs definitelly go to heaven....

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Aurora cop champions ‘fierce’ pit bull

Aurora cop champions ‘fierce’ pit bull | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A misunderstood pit bull, now aptly named Shield, owes his life to an Aurora police officer with the equally appropriate name — Officer Christopher Grandchamp. This warm and fuzzy dog tale begins Feb.
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Take out the hankies. This one's a love story with a happy ending.

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These Gay Dads Wanted To Give A Speech On Marriage Equality, And What They Got Instead Was Hilarious

These Gay Dads Wanted To Give A Speech On Marriage Equality, And What They Got Instead Was Hilarious | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Equality is a family value.
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Sweet and funny. The gay dads are solid professionals. The kids are...well...kids. They're bored with speech making. Hard to concentrate on the verbal message, but the unverbal message is crystal clear.

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World War II love letter to a fellow soldier: Sleep well my love ~ LGBT News

World War II love letter to a fellow soldier: Sleep well my love ~ LGBT News | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A selection of international LGBT news: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights, same-sex marriage, equality, support, health, travel, entertainment, art, interviews, legal, controversial issues
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Very moving - and very sad that the world has not moved completely beyond the need for people to hide their love.

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WATCH: Spain’s ‘ATM of Happiness’ Dispenses Free Cash | TIME.com

WATCH: Spain’s ‘ATM of Happiness’ Dispenses Free Cash | TIME.com | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As part of their "Share Happiness" campaign, Coca-Cola decided to set up an ATM giving out free money on the streets of Spain
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It's a gimmick, but what people did with the money is lovely to watch.

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Woman finds and returns more than $11,000

Woman finds and returns more than $11,000 | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What would you do if you found more than $11,000? Would you keep it or try to return it? One woman had to answer that question when the money landed right in front of her.
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How To Bend Very Thick Silverware | Lissa Rankin

How To Bend Very Thick Silverware | Lissa Rankin | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lissa Rankin on how to bend silverware with love!
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Of course, this is about much more than bending silverware - and it's fascinating.

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How Dreams Become Reality

How Dreams Become Reality | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Nonlocal mind is pure soul or spirit, known as universal consciousness. Operating outside the boundaries or normal space and time, it is the great organizing
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Dolphins Have Their Own Names for Each Other

Dolphins Have Their Own Names for Each Other | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Dolphins actually call one another by name, a behavior previously thought to only occur in humans.
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The Universe Within

Pioneering palaeontologist Neil Shubin reveals the deep connections between the cosmos and the human body -- from today right back to the Big Bang. Listen to...
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A beautiful explanation of the place we all play in the universe.

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Want to Stall Climate Change and be Happier? Just Work Less

Want to Stall Climate Change and be Happier? Just Work Less | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Shorter works hours could lead to significant cuts in carbon emissions, says new study.
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In rich and poor nations, giving makes people feel better than getting, research finds

In rich and poor nations, giving makes people feel better than getting, research finds | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research.
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