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Ikea Transforms Kid’s Drawings into Plush Toys

Each year, IKEA foundation holds their Soft Toys for Education campaign. Part of the campaign is a competition that puts children into the designer’s seat, asking them to draw their dream plush toy. The sale of the toys goes to support children living in poverty and to day, over €77 million has been raised, helping over 11 million children.

The Million Dollar Shack and Silicon Valley’s Housing Crisis

Almost every software developer dreams about an opportunity to join tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook or Hooli. But what really happens when a tech giant moves into your neighborhood? With rising salaries comes rising property costs and with rising property costs comes foreign investors profiting big – yet leaving houses empty. In some cases, employees choose to live out of a car or even a box truck.

This Google Employee Lives In a Box Truck

When Brandon accepted a position at Google, he realized that most of his out-of-work life would be spent commuting to an apartment he would use for pretty much just sleeping. Although he could technically afford an apartment, like many in the Bay area, he’d be spending most of his income on rent and utilities and wouldn’t be able to pay down student debts or save any money. His solution? A box truck.

Facebook announces launch of “dislike” button and it’s not what you think

It’s no secret that the Facebook community has wanted a “dislike” button so when rumors began swirling around cyberspace that a dislike button was secretly being created, everyone was excited for the announcement. The day has finally come and, well, it’s not quite what everyone was expecting. Instead of simply giving us the thumbs up (like) and thumbs down (dislike) like many in the Facebook community were expecting, we are now getting a full set of “Reactions”.