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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5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live A Longer Life

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live A Longer Life | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
While there isn't a way to cheat death--yet--there are plenty of things you can do to literally add years to your life.
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A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR

Julio Diaz ends his daily subway commute one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. One evening, his routine was broken when a teenage mugger took his wallet at knifepoint. But neither of them could have predicted what happened next.
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First evidence of fish sensing geomagnetic fields from a Czech Christmas market

First evidence of fish sensing geomagnetic fields from a Czech Christmas market | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Carp stored in large tubs at Czech Christmas markets align themselves in the north-south direction, suggesting they possess a previously unknown capacity to perceive geomagnetic fields, according to a new study.
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Landfill Harmonic film teaser

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash.…...
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Shoshana Fanizza's comment, December 6, 2012 11:03 AM
I have been trying to find this one over the past year. Thank you!
Cathryn Wellner's comment, December 6, 2012 11:06 AM
So glad this came both our ways - it is so inspiring!
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Kids Cooking Green

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Through hands-on cooking and lively classroom presentations, students learn about nutrition and the positive impact eating locally can have on the environment, and their bodies.

Each class has a nutritional component, an environment component, and a cooking lesson! The most exciting class is our 4th lesson, where the class spends a day making a nutritious meal for family and friends, prepared by the children working with area chefs, using locally grown ingredients.

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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It puts the rest of the world to shame....
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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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#509 Small steps, big difference

When I pull out my reusable bag, I don’t really think I’m making much of a contribution to the health of the planet. It just feels right, making my small gesture. It’s no surprise...
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The Health Benefits of Smiling

The Health Benefits of Smiling | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa It’s so easy in our everyday lives to...
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#508 Help-Portrait Vancouver makes people smile

#508 Help-Portrait Vancouver makes people smile | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Just in time for the holidays, Help-Portrait Vancouver lined up photographers, hair and make-up professionals, photo editing experts, and all the other volunteers and equipment needed to make peopl...
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Lotto winner spreads wealth around Terrace, B.C.

Lotto winner spreads wealth around Terrace, B.C. | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A man who won a $25-million Lotto Max jackpot is sharing his newfound wealth, showing up unannounced at local charities and businesses to make sizeable donations.
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#506 Blues at the Boh

#506 Blues at the Boh | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Poppa Dawg always knew he wanted to play blues. “I never ever felt more comfortable in my skin than when I’m playing the blues,” he said. When he and Sherman (Tank) Doucette cut loose at Kelowna’s ...
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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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