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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Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong

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The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
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Beloved Old Street Dog is Rescued Just Before Huge Mudslide

Beloved Old Street Dog is Rescued Just Before Huge Mudslide | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Everybody knew Guga the big brown street dog. He was a wily old soul and had been on the streets for years and he would cry when petted....
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Hero 'Lifeguard' Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning In Pool (VIDEO)

Hero 'Lifeguard' Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning In Pool (VIDEO) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
In this amazing video, watch as an adorable golden retriever puppy struggling in a pool gets rescued by its mother.
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Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report

Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Canada fifth happiest nation in the world: UN report | Straight.com...
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Benefits of taking your dog to work may not be far-fetched

Benefits of taking your dog to work may not be far-fetched | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Man’s best friend may make a positive difference in the workplace by reducing stress and making the job more satisfying for other employees, according to a new study.
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No prince charming | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner

No prince charming | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a friend sent this to me, I read it with increasing absorption. It moved me deeply—and does again as I post it here. We humans are complex. It is no...
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#274 Teen makes dreams come true | This gives me hope

What can one person do to change the world for the better? As it turns out, a whole lot, at any age. Wesley Prankard is a teen with a mission. I learned...
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Couple Uses Hot Dogs to Lure Abandoned Dog Out of Snowy Parking Lot

Couple Uses Hot Dogs to Lure Abandoned Dog Out of Snowy Parking Lot | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
We found Ralph in the snow. He didn’t move, raise his head, or show any signs of life. When I knelt down beside him though and touched his head, he came to life.
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Smiling through the tears: Study shows how tearjerkers make people happier

Smiling through the tears: Study shows how tearjerkers make people happier | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
People enjoy watching tragedy movies like “Titanic” because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term.
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My Cats Hanging Out with the Eagles

I had gone on a short errand and when I came home I found the cats hanging out with these 2 eagles. During the summer these same two eagles hang out on my po...
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How a beach bum grew to appreciate the power of one

He wandered into San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico in 1970, the 20-yearold son of a civil engineer seeking new horizons.
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Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love

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As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
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Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse

Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The story of Molly B lives again in another cow, this time a male in a New Jersey slaughterhouse that somehow figured out how to escape and wound up running across basketball courts in Paterson.
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Aceh’s Feel-Good Storyteller | The Jakarta Globe

Aceh’s Feel-Good Storyteller | The Jakarta Globe | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Aceh was again struck by a major earthquake. The 8.5-magnitude earthquake reminded us of the terrifying tsunami that hit the region in December 2004. Hundreds of thousands of people died and countless children lost parents and siblings.
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Happier People Deal Better With Hardships

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George Bonanno, a psychologist at Columbia University, has spent his career studying how people respond to adversity, particularly how they grieve over the death of a spouse or other loved one. "There's a lot to be learned from how well we cope with adversities," he says. "Human beings can cope pretty well with really bad things."

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Arab sings her way into Israelis’ hearts

Arab sings her way into Israelis’ hearts | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Haifa-born Nissren Kader wins reality TV song contest with Arabic and Hebrew songs, including a song commemorating fallen IDF soldiers...

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Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent, animal study suggests

Memory loss with aging not necessarily permanent, animal study suggests | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown in animal models that the loss of memory that comes with aging is not necessarily a permanent thing.
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Sophie's Turkey Hug (Video)

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When Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals went to a turkey farm to video treatment of the birds, they didn't know they would rescue two chicks.
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Hazards of a reading addiction | Catching Courage – Cathryn Wellner

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I’m nursing a case of acute tendonitis. It’s a first for me but not the first injury I’ve had that’s reading related. Three of them stand out, ...
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Meditation improves emotional behaviors in teachers

Meditation improves emotional behaviors in teachers | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings.
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Breakthroughs in Energy Psychology: A New Way to Heal the Body and Mind

Breakthroughs in Energy Psychology: A New Way to Heal the Body and Mind | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I'm excited to report that there are promising new findings in the field of energy psychology, specifically about a practice called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or tapping, that is taking our search for holistic solutions to an exciting new...
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How to Live without Regrets – The Sweet Pursuit – Utne Reader

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The top five regrets of the dying tell us that we should be true to ourselves, keep friends close, and forget about working overtime....
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Love on Ice: Women Get Engaged at NHL Game (VIDEO)

Love on Ice: Women Get Engaged at NHL Game (VIDEO) | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Half time at Scotiabank Palace on Saturday night saw Toronto Maple Leafs fan Alicia proposed to by her girlfriend Christina, who happens to be a Senators fan -- all this right there on the ice.
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