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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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A High School Student’s Activism Against Factory Farming

A High School Student’s Activism Against Factory Farming | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Mariama Taifa-Seitu,17, a senior at School Without Walls, is teaching this time by highlighting the controversial issue of factory farmed meat production. Inspired in her freshmen year by a video she watched about factory farming, she was hooked that the way she felt about fast foods would change. Her vigilance to bring attention to this issue never stopped.

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50 Everyday-But-Overlooked Things to Appreciate

50 Everyday-But-Overlooked Things to Appreciate | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Spending time appreciating all the amazing things in our lives boosts our mood and brings more positive things to us. Here is a list of 50 to get you started.
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Coolest Flight Attendant

Coolest Flight Attendant | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This flight attendant can be sure his announcement wasn't ignored. Welcome aboard! Do you have any funny flight stories?
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Ted Turner’s 11 Voluntary Initiatives

Ted Turner’s 11 Voluntary Initiatives | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I enclose Ted Turner’s 11 voluntary initiatives. How would you change or add to these?
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Woman Helps Feral Cats Surviving on Bird Seed in Snow

Woman Helps Feral Cats Surviving on Bird Seed in Snow | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Winter brings the fight for survival to a head for many animals, and it's during times of penetrating cold & snow that heroes are needed most. Meet one amazing ...
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Save the Rich by Garfunkel and Oates

Save the Rich by Garfunkel and Oates | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome and Kate "Oates" Micucci sing about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Shot by Raul Fernandez. LYRICS: Everyone knows these times are...
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First Openly Gay Woman Competes for Miss California

First Openly Gay Woman Competes for Miss California | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mollie Thomas' announcement of her intention to run for Miss California in this weekend's pageant stirs a very sacred pot. Pageants are typically reserved for the proper, the straight, and the narrow.
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#236 Creativity and success | This gives me hope

#236 Creativity and success | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There are days when I read the work of some author whose words zing, whose stories make me gasp, whose insight is like sun breaking through clouds. If ...
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Occupy Geriatrics: Seniors in Walkers Shut Down Local Bank of America

Occupy Geriatrics: Seniors in Walkers Shut Down Local Bank of America | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What some healthy and spry Occupy Movements across the nation couldn't quite accomplish, San Francisco geriatrics have! KCBS reports...
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Man With Autism Absolutely STUNS an Entire Crowd - This is Awesome!

Man With Autism Absolutely STUNS an Entire Crowd - This is Awesome! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Get a tissue for this one! Scott James, who has autism, belts out a performance of You Can Raise Me Up that even moves Simon Cowell. Wow, just amazing to hear.
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Timeless Rules For Happiness

Timeless Rules For Happiness | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
My mother's father copied down these 10 rules of happiness over 40 years ago. These basic guidelines can still be applied to daily life and will continue to be relevant for years to come.
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Simple things in life make us happiest, research shows

Simple things in life make us happiest, research shows | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of British people say that just having someone be nice to us puts us in a good mood, according to the Feel Good Factor index published by PruHealth.
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Snake Entangled & Dying in Garden Rescued After Dark by Determined Man

Snake Entangled & Dying in Garden Rescued After Dark by Determined Man | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A venemous snake has been trapped in garden netting for 48 hours. It's exhausted, dehydratd and near death.
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#241 Turbaned Tornado breaking records at 100 | This gives me hope

There may be other 100-year-olds with a Facebook page, but no other centenarians have completed a marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 8 seconds. That's...
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Happy Futurism: A Lifeline for Optimists

Happy Futurism: A Lifeline for Optimists | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The point isn't that you have to believe the positive and ignore the negative. The two sides are intimately linked and inescapable. But you can align yourself with the positive side. The vote is cast at the level of consciousness.
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#239 They’ll treat you to coffee at the Corner Perk | This gives me hope

In most ways the Corner Perk Cafe in Bluffton, South Carolina, is like any good coffee shop - a welcoming place to relax with friends, drink good coffee, m...
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#238 The bus-riding cat | This gives me hope

#238 The bus-riding cat | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
  Do you know what your cat is doing when not curled up in a shaft of sunlight, asleep on your living room floor? When the cat is out of sight,...
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#237 Cameras become tickets to a new life | This gives me hope

In the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi a group of young people is working to make their dream of a better future become reality. The Mwelu Foundation puts c...
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The Canada Party - Election 2012

Meet the Canada Party. (@TheCanadaParty) Written and Directed by Chris Cannon (cannonwriter.com). Performed & Edited by Brian M Calvert (brianMcalvert.com). ...
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Chicken Mrs Pen the Hen lays the foundations for Amazon success

Chicken Mrs Pen the Hen lays the foundations for Amazon success | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Pet hen inspires school's book A chicken has certainly ruffled a few feathers after being rescued from a battery farm by a Kent school and finding herself the star of a new book.
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#235 Happy at any age | This gives me hope

#235 Happy at any age | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Today I learned of yet another study concluding people become happier as they age. The study’s authors, psychologist Derek M. Isaacowitz of Northeast...
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Happy 69 Year Old Lady Has Not Used Money For 15 Years | Wake Up World

Happy 69 Year Old Lady Has Not Used Money For 15 Years | Wake Up World | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Heidemarie Schwermer, a 69-year-old woman from Germany, gave up using money 15 years ago and says she’s been much happier ever since.
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Research suggests great apes are capable of calculating the odds before taking risks

Research suggests great apes are capable of calculating the odds before taking risks | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to succeed when guessing, according to a new study.
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#234 Gritty, independent filmmakers | This gives me hope

#234 Gritty, independent filmmakers | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Last night I saw a film that deserves a lot bigger audience than the packed theatre here in Kelowna. The Film Society brought in The Way as part of the...
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