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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Girl tells Santa she wants Dad home from Iraq, doesn't know Santa is Dad.

Girl tells Santa she wants Dad home from Iraq, doesn't know Santa is Dad. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Girl tells Santa she wants Dad home from Iraq, doesn't know Santa is Dad.
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#504 Dementia in Denmark

#504 Dementia in Denmark | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My mother became the invisible woman, one brain cell at a time. Alzheimer’s was a stealth robber, gradually stripping her of the outgoing, friendly personality she had worn through life. In many wa...
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40,000 Students Organize to Make Real Food a Reality

40,000 Students Organize to Make Real Food a Reality | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
By organizing to make real food a reality on campus, college students are helping to transform the food system at large.
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Oprah, Beyoncé, and Truth

Oprah, Beyoncé, and Truth | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
From Oprah and Beyoncé to Condoleezza Rice and Michell Obama, Utne Reader Visionary Alexis Pauline Gumbs considers what it is possible to know about the most famous Black women alive today.
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Ah, The Dreams of Life -- And The Fiscal Cliff

Ah, The Dreams of Life -- And The Fiscal Cliff | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Congress threatens the "fiscal cliff." Violence, bloodshed, hatred and disregard for the planet threatens the future of humanity. We have some big, big problems we're not handling so well. Today, though, I'm going to relax.
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Thanksgiving Dog Rescue Video You Can't Watch Just Once

Thanksgiving Dog Rescue Video You Can't Watch Just Once | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
After a long holiday weekend in America where families celebrated all they have to be thankful for, the Bonyun family has an extra reason to count their blessings.
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50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan

50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Photographer Fubirai has spent the last five years documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam the island in Fukuoka, Japan. The cats are fed by local fishermen and wander freely through ...
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Living on Earth: Mimicking a Beetle to Bring Water to the People

Living on Earth: Mimicking a Beetle to Bring Water to the People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A small start up company, inspired by a desert beetle, is using nano technology to develop a self-filling water bottle.
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Restaurant mogul George Schenk melds the needs of people, planet, and profits

Restaurant mogul George Schenk melds the needs of people, planet, and profits | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Serving nutritious food, following ecological principles, and helping his community in Vermont make George Schenk a businessman with a social conscience.
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Reading, writing and playing games may help aging brains stay healthy

Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study.
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Bring Up Reading Rates to Bring Down Teen Pregnancy

Bring Up Reading Rates to Bring Down Teen Pregnancy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on how literacy rates affect teen pregnancy rates.
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Maya Raulic's comment, March 11, 2013 8:52 PM
Studies show how students do in school and what activities they do affects their rate of getting into troubles like sex and drugs. Getting kids involved with school and activities helps to reduce teen pregnacy, as shown in studies. Especially in reading books has really showed that teens who do not read good are more likely to become pregnant.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, March 11, 2013 10:43 PM
All young people deserve education that excites their imagination. Thanks for your insightful comment, Maya.
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#495 “We’re not dumb kids”

#495 “We’re not dumb kids” | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
From February 2004 through April 2005 I was Storytelling Director for Stagebridge, America’s oldest senior theatre. My job was to work with seniors who were taking stories into the inner-city schoo...
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Brain Freeze? For Creative Problem Solving, Forget the Rules - Science & Technology - Utne Reader

Brain Freeze? For Creative Problem Solving, Forget the Rules - Science & Technology - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Recent brain research reveals that creative breakthroughs are made when we think with fewer rules.
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Kindergartens in the Middle of Nowhere

Kindergartens in the Middle of Nowhere | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
They call them “Ger Kindergarten”.  Yes, they are right in the middle of nowhere and yet they are fully functional, some with as many as 20 kids in the enrollment list.  The name&hellip...
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Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery.
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Gentlemen Drivers Caught Helping Pedestrians Cross the Road (Video)

Gentlemen Drivers Caught Helping Pedestrians Cross the Road (Video) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
So often it seems that otherwise kindhearted folks can transform into hurried, inconsiderate jerks when behind the wheel of a car.
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Sacred Rights of the International Two Spirit Gathering

Sacred Rights of the International Two Spirit Gathering | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the Native American community, gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual indian people find acceptance in rituals and traditions of their community at the international Two Spirit Gathering.
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"Penn State Compliments" Facebook Page Spreads Happiness - Onward State

"Penn State Compliments" Facebook Page Spreads Happiness - Onward State | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Facebook page called Penn State Compliments aims at helping the socially awkward compliment fellow Penn Staters.
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The Healing Power Of Telling Your Story

The Healing Power Of Telling Your Story | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Lissa Rankin describes the healing power of telling your story and offers you an opportunity to do so.
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#499 One man’s dream becomes India’s Magic Bus

#499 One man’s dream becomes India’s Magic Bus | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In India a Magic Bus is creating radical transformations. It is teaching the country’s poorest children to believe they are capable and smart. It is giving them a future. The not-for-profit organiz...
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Cleaning the Sewer: A Hi-Tech Revival for Europe's Foulest River

Cleaning the Sewer: A Hi-Tech Revival for Europe's Foulest River | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For over a century, cities and companies have been dumping waste into the Emscher River in Germany's industrial heartland.
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Artist aims to transform billboards into hanging gardens

Artist aims to transform billboards into hanging gardens | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Garages buckled, highways collapsed. Swift but violent, the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged buildings for miles around.
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My 8-Year-Old's Determination to Help Dolphins

My 8-Year-Old's Determination to Help Dolphins | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In the spirit of the holidays upon us, here are some tips for fostering your children’s creativity and compassion for others and for the earth around them.
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Love-Struck Peacock Saves a Turkey From the Dinner Table

Love-Struck Peacock Saves a Turkey From the Dinner Table | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For one turkey in particular, salvation has arisen from the most unlikely of places -- her love-affair with a peacock.
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