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5 Ways to Stop Being a Self-Improvement Project. ~ Ruth Lera

5 Ways to Stop Being a Self-Improvement Project. ~ Ruth Lera | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Accepting ourselves doesn’t just mean patting ourselves on the back when we do something we like—it also means throwing out the list we have collected over the
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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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Here are the 6 cities in the U.S. running on 100 percent renewable electricity

Here are the 6 cities in the U.S. running on 100 percent renewable electricity | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
According to the Sierra Club there are 46 cities, four counties, and one state that have committed to evolving their energy generation into 100 percent renewable forms. This is a part of the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100 Campaign.” And this i
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Family Life Without Fossil Fuels—Slow and Satisfying

Family Life Without Fossil Fuels—Slow and Satisfying | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.
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Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey

Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The singer-songwriter was born with an ear deformity that made hearing difficult; eventually, she lost her residual hearing. But if you're going to vote for her, she wants you to look past that.
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The same friend who sent the link about the bugs sent me this one, which also made me teary. In both cases the tears were happy ones.
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Hillary's incredible response to a gay teen's photo on Facebook

Hillary's incredible response to a gay teen's photo on Facebook | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Humans of New York uploaded this photo of a gay teen to Facebook last Friday with the heartbreaking quote "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

The comments are an outpouring of love an
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6 Stunning Art Projects That Are Making Cities Healthier

6 Stunning Art Projects That Are Making Cities Healthier | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
These public pieces aren't just about making neighborhoods more beautiful — they're rebuilding communities.
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New Pixar-Like Short Film About A Boy Coming Out Is Taking Internet By Storm Because, Well, Just Watch It

New Pixar-Like Short Film About A Boy Coming Out Is Taking Internet By Storm Because, Well, Just Watch It | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Esteban Bravo
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8 Inspiring Indian LGBTQ Individuals Who Raged Fearless Wars & Emerged Victorious!

8 Inspiring Indian LGBTQ Individuals Who Raged Fearless Wars & Emerged Victorious! | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Amidst the structured societal norms and taboos, some people took to the stage to be themselves, irrespective of what got thrown in their way.
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Engineer Creates Green Oasis by Growing Glaciers in the Desert - Good News Network

Engineer Creates Green Oasis by Growing Glaciers in the Desert - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Sonam Wangchuk is being hailed for creating ice pyramids as a source of freshwater for his Himalayan desert village.
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What creativity and optimism!
 
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A 'Good News' Story From Flint

A 'Good News' Story From Flint | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When a state of emergency was declared due to lead in the main water supply of Flint, Mich., Service Year Corps members were already on the ground. Now, they’re key to the community’s long-term recovery effort.
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City of Atlanta Legalizes Tiny Houses - Good News Network

City of Atlanta Legalizes Tiny Houses - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The city of Atlanta takes on affordable housing by legalizing the construction and presence of tiny houses in certain neighborhoods,
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UK's First Zero Waste Store Just Opened – and it's Wildly Popular - Good News Network

UK's First Zero Waste Store Just Opened – and it's Wildly Popular - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The couple running this store in England work to make sure that nothing goes to waste – and they're showing other people how to do the same thing.
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10+ Animals Who Came To Say ‘Hi’, And Melted Everyone’s Hearts

10+ Animals Who Came To Say ‘Hi’, And Melted Everyone’s Hearts | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Some animals live in packs, some wander alone but all of them need a little love. So much so, that sometimes they decide to visit humans to say 'hi'. Bored
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Watch Veterinarian Soothe Anxious Dogs by Singing to Them - Good News Network

Watch Veterinarian Soothe Anxious Dogs by Singing to Them - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It's impossible not to melt while watching this kindly veterinarian soothe his animal patient by singing Elvis Presley along with his guitar.
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GRANDMOTHER POWER

GRANDMOTHER POWER | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Cooking with Grandmothers records, gathers, and shares the recipes, food traditions, and wisdom of female elders from around the world.
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Can Music Heal Trauma? Exploring the Therapeutic Powers of Sound

Can Music Heal Trauma? Exploring the Therapeutic Powers of Sound | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
An increasing number of music therapists are now treating people touched by traumas both big and small, highlighting humanity’s deepest connections with music in the process.
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A Girl's Love For Bugs Goes Viral : NPR

A Girl's Love For Bugs Goes Viral : NPR | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
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Listening to this made me teary. She is a budding scientist and truly loves her bugs.
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Spotlight on Seniors Who Are Changing the World, by Shari Swanson

Spotlight on Seniors Who Are Changing the World, by Shari Swanson | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Retirement is a time finally away from bosses and schedules, stress and assignments. Yet, once retired, many miss the sense of purpose and community their jobs provided. Where retirement once called to mind visions of rocking chairs and mid-day snoozes, many in the Baby Boomer generation are shaking things up, turning their focus in retirement to encore careers and volunteerism. In this Spotlight on Seniors Who are Changing the World, we take a look at some extraordinary individuals who have used their 'retirement' as an opportunity to give back to the world and their communities in remarkable ways, finding along the path both passion and purpose in their golden years.

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10+ Photos Proving That Hens Are The Best Moms In The Animal Kingdom

10+ Photos Proving That Hens Are The Best Moms In The Animal Kingdom | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Mothers are awesome. They're caring, loving and can do everything for the little ones. And I'm not only talking about amazing women, but also about all the
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Cheetahs Are So Shy That Zoos Give Them Their Own Emotional “Support Dogs”

Cheetahs Are So Shy That Zoos Give Them Their Own Emotional “Support Dogs” | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
While cheetahs might look like majestic and dangerous beasts, actually, they are very nervous beings. They get so anxious, they don't know how to socialize with
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Bengaluru Brothers, 9 &7, Went to Incredible Lengths to Save an Old Apartment Tree From the Axe

Bengaluru Brothers, 9 &7, Went to Incredible Lengths to Save an Old Apartment Tree From the Axe | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Two Bengaluru boys left no stones unturned to save a giant fig tree in their apartment complex that was facing the axe for damaging the sewage line.
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How Gratitude Motivates Us to Become Better People

How Gratitude Motivates Us to Become Better People | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Some critics charge that gratitude is selfish and breeds complacency. But research by Christina Armenta and Sonja Lyubomirsky suggests otherwise.
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Grandmothers in Rajasthan Will Soon Be Narrating Stories in Classrooms Across the State

Grandmothers in Rajasthan Will Soon Be Narrating Stories in Classrooms Across the State | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
With modernity in India threatening the future of oral traditions, schools in Rajasthan are bringing Grandmothers into classrooms to pass on stories.
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When Senior Loses Memory at Dinner, Cops Sit Down to be Her Dates - Good News Network

When Senior Loses Memory at Dinner, Cops Sit Down to be Her Dates - Good News Network | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
This senior couldn't remember how to get home – so the local boys in blue stepped up as her escorts.
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Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter | Peter Bregman

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter | Peter Bregman | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had
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I like the small suggested ways for practicing irrelevancy
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This Intimidating Guy Took A Baby Doll Shopping With Him, And The Story Behind It Is Amazing

This Intimidating Guy Took A Baby Doll Shopping With Him, And The Story Behind It Is Amazing | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Keenan Watkins of North Vernon, Indiana put his pride on the line when he walked into a Goodwill store with a baby doll strapped to his cart, but the story
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