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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Transgender Pageant Contestant, Jenna Talackova, Wins Miss Congeniality

Transgender Pageant Contestant, Jenna Talackova, Wins Miss Congeniality | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Jenna Talackova maintains her place as an inspirational icon after competing in the Miss Universe Canada competition.
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Twice shot 'bullet-proof' Bob the dog lives on

Twice shot 'bullet-proof' Bob the dog lives on | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
BOB the "bullet-proof" dog is back to bouncing health after being shot twice in the head and losing an eye in a callous act of cruelty that has shocked the RSPCA.
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The Miraculous Escape of Baby Buff

The Miraculous Escape of Baby Buff | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Somewhere in the foothills north of Chiang Mai there’s a place where souls dance in a secluded oasis of joy. Read the inspirational story of one animal's journey here.
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304 Otters and dogs in harmony | This gives me hope

304 Otters and dogs in harmony | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I didn't know otters ever lived in British Columbia's Cariboo region until these two appeared at Pioneer Ranch, outside of Williams Lake. The blurry...
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#303 The revolution will be pedal powered | This gives me hope

#303 The revolution will be pedal powered | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The revolution will be powered by bicycles, and it will be magnificent. That's the dream of Magnificent Revolution, a team of artists, musicians, designers...
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How the Power of Positive Thinking Won Scientific Credibility

How the Power of Positive Thinking Won Scientific Credibility | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Psychologist Michael F. Scheier reflects on his groundbreaking 1985 research, which provided the scientific framework for exploring the real power of optimism.
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Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog

Deaf Boy in Shanty Town Rescues Burned Homeless Dog | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One damp, chilly day we were attending a line of very poor people waiting for low-cost pet care when a small, deaf boy appeared with a small, cold puppy ...
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Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help to facilitate storytelling and have conversations around HIV.

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#295 Every child needs a Paul Friend | This gives me hope

#295 Every child needs a Paul Friend | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
  The tiny house my single mother could afford was on Jackson Street, in Twin Falls, Idaho. At the time, it was a dead-end street. At its en...
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George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors

George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors. Read this and other movie news, reviews, and more at Movies.com.
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Naomi Baltuck's comment, May 14, 2012 9:37 PM
This is hilarious. Serves 'em all right, and it is a benefit to the needy.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, May 14, 2012 10:04 PM
Have to admit this one made me laugh.
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#294 The strength of twisted things | This gives me hope

#294 The strength of twisted things | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Years ago a song by TR Ritchie stopped me in my tracks. The words of Whitebark can still bring me to tears. I’ve weathered storms I cannot count To...
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The Train Maker

Will of California is one of three winners of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation's Kindness Challenge. See how this retired carpenter is bringing smiles ...
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How Getting Robbed by Bernie Madoff Led Her to a Happier Life - DailyFinance

How Getting Robbed by Bernie Madoff Led Her to a Happier Life - DailyFinance | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Geneen Roth and her husband were victims Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. But on the other side of the panic and rage, dealing with the financial catastrophe led her to see another side of life.
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Dog's Stomping 'Chest Compressions' Help Save Rescuer's Life

Dog's Stomping 'Chest Compressions' Help Save Rescuer's Life | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Shelter staff weren't sure they wanted to adopt Ranger out, given his biting, but lucky for Betty Schueler they did because Ranger would soon save her life....
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Academic Success for Children is Linked

Academic Success for Children is Linked | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Did you know that students who have more hope actually do better academically?

And people who have hope generally fare better during life’s difficult turns?

These are the findings of the late Dr. Charles Richard Snyder, a clinical psychologist at the University of Kansas who developed a scale to measure how much hope people have.

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Not for sale - FT.com

Not for sale - FT.com | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by Michael Sandel, Allen Lane RRP£20/Farrar, Straus and Giroux RRP$27, 256 pages How Much is Enough?<a href=" http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/faf752aa-9f92-11e1-a255-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vVxixFBs"></a>;

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#303 The revolution will be pedal powered | This gives me hope

#303 The revolution will be pedal powered | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The revolution will be powered by bicycles, and it will be magnificent. That's the dream of Magnificent Revolution, a team of artists, musicians, designers...
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#302 Allie is traveling the world | This gives me hope

#302 Allie is traveling the world | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A paper doll named Allie is traveling the world. With her rainbow dress, rainbow tresses, and purple body, she sends a message of acceptance to LGBTQ (...
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The blog “This gives me hope” … well … gives me hope. | Speak for We

The blog “This gives me hope” … well … gives me hope. | Speak for We | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

The blog, This gives me hope, reached a milestone today. It’s steward, Cathryn Wellner, just posted her 300th reason to be hopeful.

 

Lucky for the rest of us, she still has 701 reasons to go before she reaches her goal.

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Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos

Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A hawk drops a puppy from the sky, sending the tiny dog to earth. Sounds like a tale out of a story book, but that's exactly what happened in Los Banos. Audrey Asistio has the story.
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HopeMob: Social Media Storytelling for Good | The Dragonfly Effect

HopeMob: Social Media Storytelling for Good | The Dragonfly Effect | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Tell a compelling, true story To drive social change through social media, you must tell powerful story that your audience can identify with.
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Can One be Happy Without Money?

Can One be Happy Without Money? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

Often times people connect money with how happy they are. This would lead a number of people to ask, "Is happiness connected with money?" This is a complicated issue and has many different sides. http://aidenofthetower.hubpages.com/hub/Can-One-be-Happy-Without-Money

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Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories : NPR

Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories : NPR | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Storytelling can be a way of giving people with dementia a low-stress way to communicate, one that does not rely on their memories. And it can give caregivers a chance to reconnect with their loved ones.
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#293 Hip hop artist sings out for gays | This gives me hope

#293 Hip hop artist sings out for gays | This gives me hope | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
One of my fellow Care2 Causes bloggers, Steve Williams, shared this today. Thanks, Steve. Hip-hop artist Adair Lion won me over with this video. The Ama...
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A Beautiful Real Life Twist on the Famous Starfish Rescue Story

A Beautiful Real Life Twist on the Famous Starfish Rescue Story | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
So many of us love and remember the original Loren Eiseley story about the man throwing starfish back into the ocean to save them from dying in the hot sun...
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