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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#580 Life-saving chicken

#580 Life-saving chicken | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Cluck Cluck the hen did not care that she had been given a ridiculous name. She didn’t care any more than Bonnie cared when I tucked her into my arms, grateful for her affection. What Cluck Cluck c...
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Kids teach parents to respect the environment

A child can directly influence the attitude and behavior of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it.
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The Tooth Fairy File

We've gathered the evidence and think we know who to blame for the odd happenings at the museum: the Tooth Fairy. Please share our investigation with detecti...
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So that's the story behind the Tooth Fairy!

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5 Real-Life Love Stories That Could Make Cupid Cry

5 Real-Life Love Stories That Could Make Cupid Cry | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: grab your tissues before reading these real-life stories of love, loss and hope.
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Travel Opens Up World of Adventure for Solo RVer

Travel Opens Up World of Adventure for Solo RVer | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Joei Hossak, a travel writer, shares her inspiring and motivational story of how she rediscovered joy in her life, after suffering a devastating loss.
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What If Everything Could Be A Solar Panel?: Scientific American

Power-conducting films that could be stuck to any surface under the sun are coming. Will that get us the solar power we need?
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You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel, Just Everything Else

You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel, Just Everything Else | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel, Just Everything Else
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Talk about "turning things upside down" as a creativity/innovation strategy
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16 Surprising Uses for Ice Cubes

16 Surprising Uses for Ice Cubes | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
From preventing sauces form curdling to getting wrinkles out of your clothing, ice cubes are a great addition to your DIY arsenal.
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Skateboarders can be good for the environment

A recent study suggests that skateboarders in Chicago perform in and transform urban spaces by exploring different terrains and developing unforeseen uses.
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Innovative water purification tablet for developing world

Innovative water purification tablet for developing world | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Scientists have invented a simple ceramic water purification tablet. Called MadiDrop, the tablet is impregnated with silver or copper nanoparticles.
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Simple, cheap and potentially life saving...

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North Plains couple's 'passive house,' built by Hammer & Hand, saves energy

North Plains couple's 'passive house,' built by Hammer & Hand, saves energy | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The ultra-energy-efficient house is one of six Northwest homes being showcased by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
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Young couple leading the way to a more energy-efficient future.

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Grand Central Lights - Window Takeover!

A surprise celebration of lights on the night of Grand Central Terminal's 100th Birthday! Full story: http://improveverywhere.com/2013/02/05/grand-central-li...
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When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here

When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it

What would you do if your city announced it would close 19 out of 25 local libraries? Protest, complain, become a cynic, or take action and create something new? A group of residents from Rotterdam chose the latter when we learned that our libraries would be closing by the end of 2012.

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#579 Garden in a gutter

#579 Garden in a gutter | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
It was the abundant strawberries, spilling over the sides of hanging rain gutters that caught my attention. The photo was from Homestead Survival’s Facebook photo stream. I wanted to know more so f...
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Could a 'solar tent' charge a parked car?

Could a 'solar tent' charge a parked car? | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A new system could use solar power to both charge and protect your electric car at the same time, Ingram writes.
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Cutting food waste crucial to ensuring food security, experts say - AlertNet

Cutting food waste crucial to ensuring food security, experts say - AlertNet | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
“Wasting food makes no sense – economically, environmentally or ethically,” says Achim Steiner, UNEP’s executive director
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Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read

Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read
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French National Assembly approves equal marriage bill

French National Assembly approves equal marriage bill | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
France took a step closer to legalising equal marriage and adoptions for same sex couples, as its National Assembly approved a bill to do so, during its second reading today.
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Online songwriters seek collaborators with complementary skills

Online songwriters seek collaborators with complementary skills | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A musical collaboration, be it Rodgers and Hammerstein or Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, requires a mix of shared and complementary traits that is not always obvious.
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Using Ingenious Artistic Camouflage To Rid Cities Of Ugly Buildings

Using Ingenious Artistic Camouflage To Rid Cities Of Ugly Buildings | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A Dutch artist has started making unsightly structures disappear though various optical techniques, creating a more beautiful--and way more interesting--looking city.Roeland Otten, a designer in Rotterdam, has come up with an ingenious way of...
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Amazing Dogs Working to Save Endangered Species

Amazing Dogs Working to Save Endangered Species | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
As they say, dogs are man's best friend, but they can also be a best friend to endangered species.
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Paralyzed man uses thoughts alone to control robot arm, touch friend's hand, after seven years

Paralyzed man uses thoughts alone to control robot arm, touch friend's hand, after seven years | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Researchers have described how an electrode array on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old man to control the movement of a character on a computer screen in three dimensions with just his thoughts.
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New approach to water desalination holds great potential: Hamilton | Toronto Star

New approach to water desalination holds great potential: Hamilton | Toronto Star | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Canadians are behind some of the most innovative new approaches to taking salt out of seawater.
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Smart Canadian has come up with a technique that may make desalination sustainable.

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Sculptor Virgil Leih Seeks Beauty in the Grain of Trees

Sculptor Virgil Leih Seeks Beauty in the Grain of Trees | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
A retired exec-turned-woodturner follows his compass to reveal the inner beauty of felled trees in massive, delicate works of art.
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