Hope campaigned hard for a comeback this year, but in a CNN poll of 1,160 Americans only 51 percent said they're hopeful for the world, down from 68 percent in 1999. Are you optimistic about the next decade? [CNN]
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I'm going to rely less on hope and more on actions towards making this world a better place, even if it's just little things like helping people reach the top shelf at the grocery store.