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May 21, 2017
1. Healthy Snacks That Kids Can Make By Themselves

Although we love dinner (for obvious reasons), snack time holds a pretty special place in our food-loving hearts. And stomachs, too. There’s just something about the nostalgia of that after-school snack that gets us oddly excited for the 3:30 pm hour to roll around. But however much us adults love this sacred afternoon ritual, getting kids to eat something balanced and wholesome to tide them over until dinner is not as easy as it sounds. The best way to make snack time fun? Let the kiddos do the cooking!

2. Vintage IKEA furniture now up for auction for up to $50,000

In this century there aren’t many people who don’t know IKEA and almost none that consider it’s products “collectables”. But right now there is a major buzz for vintage IKEA pieces from previous collections as early as 1944 that are now worth way more than many expected — with rare pieces, like Danish designer Philip Arctander’s “Mushroom” or “Clam” chairs, selling for $50,000 or more apiece. Unlike many of their items today, Silfverstolpe says IKEA’s older products were actually made very well and have stood the test of time. The most coveted items, worth a small fortune in today’s market, are products from the years in which IKEA first made a name for itself — many of which, ironically, were popular failures while still in production.

3. Festival De Cannes Opening

It may have only been the first day of the Cannes Film Festival, but it was packed with glamour as stars descended on the sunshine-soaked resort. Celebrities eager to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the festival walked the red carpet for the opening ceremony. They included Bella Hadid, Kirsten Dunst, Uma Thurman and Julianne Moore. Drama Ismael’s Ghosts, starring Marion Cotillard, was the first film to have its premiere at the Palais, the heart of the action during the 11-day event. Jessica Chastain, on the jury deciding the key award winners, hugged Thelma and Louise actress Susan Sarandon on the red carpet, while British Oscar nominee Naomie Harris was there for the first main event of a packed festival.

4. Rainbow Village: Indonesian Government Invests $22,467 To Paint 232 Slum Houses, And Result Is Amazing

The Central Java community, located in a southern district of Semarang, spent over $22k on the magnificent makeover in a bid to shake off its status as a degraded slum. Initiated by 54-year-old junior high principal Slamet Widodo, the project was inspired by at least 3 other towns in the country that adopted similar paint jobs, and has turned at least 232 homes in Kampung Pelangi into works of art. Creative murals adorning the walls of narrow passageways burst with life, giving a veritable pulse to the whole village. The Rainbow Village is becoming a tourist attraction and social media freaks are keeping no stone unturned to highlight its beautiful aura on the internet.

5. Successful Women Share Their Tips On How To Be Confident

You can teach yourself to be confident! If you are shy, or even if you are just worried about an upcoming presentation for your bosses. Confidence can be extremely difficult to muster up. You’ve probably heard the saying “imagine everyone naked”, but that’s always never a good idea it seems. Just fake it till you make it, is for many a very difficult task and often makes you feel even more awkward. In need of a bit of advice? These six successful women are here to share their tips on how to be confident.

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