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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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#277 Spinning a web of generous connections | This gives me hope

#277 Spinning a web of generous connections | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Raise5 is the quirkiest fundraising site I’ve ever come across. It also has the lowest entry fee. Everything costs $5. I’ll let them explain: R...
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Dog braves traffic to stand by fatally struck pal in La Puente | abc7.com

Dog braves traffic to stand by fatally struck pal in La Puente | abc7.com | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In a display of just how loyal a dog can be, a dog was caught on tape sticking by another dog killed by a car.
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#276 People are friendly here…and there | This gives me hope

#276 People are friendly here…and there | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Still foggy from a 48-hour journey between Australia and my British Columbia home, I set out for a walk along Kelowna’s waterfront and downtown. Even...
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The "Open Happiness" Music Video

Sprinkle some happiness on your life today by watching the full version of the Open Happiness music video, directed by Alan Ferguson. For a smile, pass it on...
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Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love

Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
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Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse

Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The story of Molly B lives again in another cow, this time a male in a New Jersey slaughterhouse that somehow figured out how to escape and wound up running across basketball courts in Paterson.
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Aceh’s Feel-Good Storyteller | The Jakarta Globe

Aceh’s Feel-Good Storyteller | The Jakarta Globe | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Aceh was again struck by a major earthquake. The 8.5-magnitude earthquake reminded us of the terrifying tsunami that hit the region in December 2004. Hundreds of thousands of people died and countless children lost parents and siblings.
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Happier People Deal Better With Hardships

Happier People Deal Better With Hardships | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

George Bonanno, a psychologist at Columbia University, has spent his career studying how people respond to adversity, particularly how they grieve over the death of a spouse or other loved one. "There's a lot to be learned from how well we cope with adversities," he says. "Human beings can cope pretty well with really bad things."

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Arab sings her way into Israelis’ hearts

Arab sings her way into Israelis’ hearts | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Haifa-born Nissren Kader wins reality TV song contest with Arabic and Hebrew songs, including a song commemorating fallen IDF soldiers...

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Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent, animal study suggests

Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent, animal study suggests | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown in animal models that the loss of memory that comes with aging is not necessarily a permanent thing.
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Sophie's Turkey Hug (Video)

Sophie's Turkey Hug (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals went to a turkey farm to video treatment of the birds, they didn't know they would rescue two chicks.
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Hazards of a reading addiction | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner

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I’m nursing a case of acute tendonitis. It’s a first for me but not the first injury I’ve had that’s reading related. Three of them stand out, ...
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Meditation improves emotional behaviors in teachers

Meditation improves emotional behaviors in teachers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings.
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Indigenous Canadian Walks 2,500 Miles to Save His People

Indigenous Canadian Walks 2,500 Miles to Save His People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Indigenous Canadian Michel Andrew (known as ‘Giant’) walks 2,500 miles to raise awareness about diabetes in his community...
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Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth

Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An Indian boy who was separated from his family 25 years ago, has found his home village again using satellite images.
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The UN Embraces the Economics of Happiness

The UN Embraces the Economics of Happiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Leaders from around the world want well-being—not gross national product—to guide our economic decisions.
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Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong

Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
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Beloved Old Street Dog is Rescued Just Before Huge Mudslide

Beloved Old Street Dog is Rescued Just Before Huge Mudslide | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Everybody knew Guga the big brown street dog. He was a wily old soul and had been on the streets for years and he would cry when petted....
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Hero 'Lifeguard' Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning In Pool (VIDEO)

Hero 'Lifeguard' Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning In Pool (VIDEO) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In this amazing video, watch as an adorable golden retriever puppy struggling in a pool gets rescued by its mother.
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Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report

Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report | Straight.com...
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Benefits of taking your dog to work may not be far-fetched

Benefits of taking your dog to work may not be far-fetched | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Man’s best friend may make a positive difference in the workplace by reducing stress and making the job more satisfying for other employees, according to a new study.
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No prince charming | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner

No prince charming | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a friend sent this to me, I read it with increasing absorption. It moved me deeply—and does again as I post it here. We humans are complex. It is no...
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#274 Teen makes dreams come true | This gives me hope

What can one person do to change the world for the better? As it turns out, a whole lot, at any age. Wesley Prankard is a teen with a mission. I learned...
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