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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NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year / Noah St. John, "The Last Mile"

After exploding onto the performance scene by grabbing the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Championship, watch as 15-year-old Noah St. John electrifies the Snap Judg...
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The Magic of Scribbling

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Where does the freedom and joy go? We grow up, our expectations of ourselves grow as do others’ expectations of us. This is true in art as it is in life.
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'I Am Here! I See You!' New Year's Resolutions That May Just Work

'I Am Here! I See You!' New Year's Resolutions That May Just Work | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Isn't much of the tension in relationships, much of the misunderstanding at work, much of the violence in this world somehow connected to the often misunderstood feeling, "Nobody sees me! ... Knows me ...
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Ah, I like this approach to the annual resolutions.

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Gimme the Loot: A History of Digital Piracy - Media - Utne Reader

Gimme the Loot: A History of Digital Piracy - Media - Utne Reader | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
What the history of digital piracy tells us about intellectual property, copyright law, and the digital pirates of today.
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Piracy isn't new. It has just gone digital, and it strikes at the heart of capitalism by opening creative content to the commons.

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Green Building for the Rest of Us

Green Building for the Rest of Us | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly homes aren't just for the super-rich. Everyone can benifit from this good idea.
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Biertijd.com // Media » Best Friends..

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One of the sweetest toddler-and-dog videos ever.

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#531 Saving seeds, saving the future

#531 Saving seeds, saving the future | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
When I first met seed farmer Dan Jason, he had been selling organic seeds for only a few years. Now he can boast a quarter century of growing and selling open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds. The Salt Sp...
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Where Do I Go To Find Guidance In The New Year?

Your internal GPS. This GPS sometimes speaks and provides internal guidance. At most times, however, it says nothing at all. It provides instead a kind of "hunch," as it were. An intuition. A feeling.
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» 12 Days of Happiness - Always Learning

» 12 Days of Happiness - Always Learning | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
I’ve selected twelve of my favorite TED talks, each addressing aspects of happiness, emotional health and well-being.
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5 Prehistoric People Who Prove Our Ancestors Took Care of the Disabled

5 Prehistoric People Who Prove Our Ancestors Took Care of the Disabled | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Examination of skeletons from past millennia reveals that, at least in some cases, prehistoric humans cared for the sick and with disabilities.
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The Gifted Introvert

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Although extraverts outnumber them, introverts form the majority of gifted people. How are extraverts and introverts different?

 

“I think I’m a weird combination of deeply introverted and very daring. I can feel both those things working.” Actor, director, writer Helen Hunt


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Want To Be Happy? Live Life Backwards

Want To Be Happy? Live Life Backwards | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Having lived more than half my life, I've gained a perspective I describe as the backward look that may be beneficial to persons of any age, but particularly to those who still have more than half their lives to live.
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In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy

It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends.
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Downtown Kelowna businesses are struggling to survive in an era of big-box stores. Same is true for small businesses everywhere. This is something we can all do.

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Messages from Above: Why the clouds are worth watching

A lovely tribute to clouds, from one who watches them regularly.

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#534 A busman and his bees

#534 A busman and his bees | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The bees of Gobichettypalayam in Tamil Nadu have an ally. I learned about Mr. A. Parthiban thanks to an article in The Hindu. Mr. Parhiban drives a bus three days a week. His days are long, nearly ...
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This bus conductor really touches me. He has a deep well of love for bees and understands why they are so important.

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Thinking Differently About New Year’s ResolutionsScoop.it

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The New Year’s resolution is such an interesting, inspirational concept. The fact that we’ve institutionalized a specific time of year to be introspective and reflect on how we lived our last 12 months of life is a pretty incredible thing -- def...
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Thoughtful challenge - and a good way to think about the annual resolutions.

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#533 Saving water in Oklahoma City

#533 Saving water in Oklahoma City | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Oklahoma is in the U.S. drought zone. The Oklahoma Climatological Survey tracks the state’s rainfall. The trend is worrisome, with precipitation well below normal rates. That means everyone needs t...
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Very clever campaign

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5 Species That Made a Comeback in 2012

5 Species That Made a Comeback in 2012 | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
The IUCN Red List is updated regularly, with species statuses ranging from least concern to extinct. In 2012, were there species that came back from the brink?
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Tim Hortons customers in Surrey 'pour it forward' by buying next customer's food and drink orders

Tim Hortons customers in Surrey 'pour it forward' by buying next customer's food and drink orders | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
Tim Hortons customers in Surrey 'pour it forward' by buying next customer's food and drink orders
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#530 Boyd Lee Dunlop’s Buffalo Blues

#530 Boyd Lee Dunlop’s Buffalo Blues | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
If photojournalist Brendan Bannon had not stopped by the Delaware Nursing Home to talk with a doctor about a project, Boyd Lee Dunlop might have died without recording his music. The bio Hank Cherr...
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This talented musician made his first recording after moving into a nursing home.

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Victory! Fur Farming Banned in the Netherlands

Victory! Fur Farming Banned in the Netherlands | This Gives Me Hope | Scoop.it
On December 18, the Dutch senate passed a historic ban on mink farming in the Netherlands, which is currently the third-largest producer of fur in the world after Denmark and China.
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