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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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#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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#233 Calgary photographer raises awareness about bullying | This gives me hope

#233 Calgary photographer raises awareness about bullying | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Calgary-based Catherine Oshanek knows bullying firsthand. The talented photographer has a special focus on the world of fashion. Her online galleries, ...
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Gregoire proposes legislation to legalize gay marriage

Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday said she'll put forward legislation to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

The proposal will be introduced during the legislative session that starts Monday. If it's approved, Washington would become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.

"It's time, it's the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it," Gregoire said in a statement.

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Tolerance Wins in Jamaican Election

Tolerance Wins in Jamaican Election | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Caribbean LGBT activists have welcomed the thorough defeat of the ruling party in Jamaica's elections.
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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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Sam Wessels is 9 and speaking up for children w/autism

Sam Wessels is 9 and speaking up for children w/autism | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

At the Iowa caucus, 9-year-old Sam Wessels challenged all five candidates to say what they would do to improve education for children with challenges such as his.

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#232 Every colour of the rainbow | This gives me hope

#232 Every colour of the rainbow | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
There are many things I still don't understand so when someone pulls back the curtain and sheds light, I’m grateful. Recently two people gave the cur...
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National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

This post from the November 11, 2011, Atlantic shows 45 images submitted to the National Geographic's photo contest.

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#231 Grafting fruit onto city trees | This gives me hope

A former colleague of mine still tells the story of a city official who objected to her proposal to plant fruit trees and berry bushes in public spaces. He...
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