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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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France to pass gay marriage, adoption law | Reuters

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PARIS (Reuters) - France's new Socialist government is to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in...
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Gay Canadians We Love: Celebrating Pride, Canuck Style

Gay Canadians We Love: Celebrating Pride, Canuck Style | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Bring on the red, white and rainbow-coloured flags. As Toronto's Pride Parade, the largest in North America, coincides with Canada Day this July 1, we're anticipating float-loads of fun throughout the festivities.
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#344 Pushcart classrooms for Manila’s slum children | This gives me hope

#344 Pushcart classrooms for Manila’s slum children | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poor kids in Manila find a lot of ways to stay busy, but school generally isn’t one of them. School uniforms, books, supplies and lunches all require mon...
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#343 Tim’s Place serves hugs with the burgers | This gives me hope

#343 Tim’s Place serves hugs with the burgers | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In an Albuquerque, New Mexico, restaurant called Tim’s Place, hugs are on the menu. Literally. Check out the menu, and you’ll learn you can actually or...
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Mashable- 'Dear Photograph' Turns 1, Spawns Book, Prepares for App Launch

Mashable- 'Dear Photograph' Turns 1, Spawns Book, Prepares for App Launch | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One year ago, Taylor Jones unleashed "Dear Photograph," a popular blog showcasing photos within photos. With a book in stores this month, he's now developing an app.

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The Surprising Health Effects of Empathy

The Surprising Health Effects of Empathy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

"The question that researchers have been asking is why do some people get stressed in one situation, but others don’t? The answer they found: empathy...

 

What we don’t know is why some people handle stress so well while others crack? For example, tight deadlines can be stressful to some people, but invigorating to some. The question that researchers have been asking is why do some people get stressed in one situation, but others don’t? The answer they found: empathy....

 

What Dr. Higgins found was stunning: those who undergo empathy training interacted with patients more compassion - yet their stress levels in emotionally intense encounters decreased..."

 

By Andrianes Pinantoan
http://j.mp/M2yrla

 


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#339 Youth create one minute of hope | This gives me hope

#339 Youth create one minute of hope | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It must have seemed strange and exciting to the young people of Kiribati to pick up video cameras and document their lives. UNICEF calls the Republic of Ki...
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21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
People aren't always awful. Sometimes, they're maybe even just a little bit wonderful. Here are 21 pictures to remind you of that fact.
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#338 Friendship like a mini-U.N. | This gives me hope

#338 Friendship like a mini-U.N. | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
How we found each other in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, France, is lost in the muddy waters of my memory. Danielle, the French woman in the picture, w...
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Heroic Donkey Keeps Buddies Calm And Safe In CO Wildfire

Heroic Donkey Keeps Buddies Calm And Safe In CO Wildfire | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A take-charge donkey named Ellie is credited with saving three horses and another donkey from the wildfire burning in Fort Collins, CO.
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#337 Bringing hope from horror | This gives me hope

#337 Bringing hope from horror | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This is probably going to sound strange, but the response to a horrifying YouTube video gives me hope. I wrote about the incident for Care2 Causes toda...
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More Americans Ditching Cars for Public Transit

More Americans Ditching Cars for Public Transit | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Here's some good green news: more and more Americans are taking public transit and are ditching their gas-guzzling car(s) for more fuel efficient models, or getting rid of the car all together.
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How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental

How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Corbyn Hightower and her family moved from affluence to poverty—and into a "funky, junky" house that's been the happiest move of their lives.
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The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Cultural historian and author of 'Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live' Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one's own life but also help to create social change.

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Deformed Pups Left to Die in Grass, Along Comes a Hero

Deformed Pups Left to Die in Grass, Along Comes a Hero | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I was just getting home when I saw the two puppies in my lawn. Thank God I wasn't driving because I jump out of the car to get them...
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Declare Yourself

Declare Yourself | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What do you do? Today, declare yourself. To your family, your friends, and the world at-large. Own it. Live it. Then go share it with the world.

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Introducing the wellderly

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The triumph of 86-year-old Beryl Renwick and Betty Smith, 90, at a radio awards ceremony last week may have been notable because it was so unusual, but the pensioner DJs are part of a growing number of the "wellderly" – fit and active older people...

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#342 Some graffiti is urban art | This gives me hope

#342 Some graffiti is urban art | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Graffiti sends a lot of people around the bend. They get upset when they see public spaces defaced. They are not happy when someone’s wall or the side of...
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Hollywood's (Re)Coming of Age: New Films Focus on Life Beyond Midlife

Hollywood's (Re)Coming of Age: New Films Focus on Life Beyond Midlife | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Between The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Late Bloomers, and The Intern has Hollywood has finally realized there are people out there over the age of 50?
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#336 Changing the story saves Troy, MI, library | This gives me hope

If anyone suggested closing my library, I’d be calling politicians, writing letters to the editor and carrying signs. What I probably wouldn’t think to...
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System Failure: We Are Approaching the End of Society As We Know It -- And That May Be a Good Thing | Economy

System Failure: We Are Approaching the End of Society As We Know It -- And That May Be a Good Thing | Economy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Paul Gilding talks about his new book, "The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World."

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Wild and Moose-Guided Adventures

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Two canoists come to the rescue of baby moose who can't climb a steep bank to join their mother.

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Cancer's No Match For A Joyful Girl

Cancer's No Match For A Joyful Girl | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jenny doesn't seem terrified of this thing that is so far beyond us, this thing that none of us can now see. This same cancer took her mother, and she knows what lies ahead.
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Respect matters more than money for happiness in life

New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.
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