5 Dark Horses of the 2015 NFL Draft

Today is Draft Day in the National Football League, and it marks the 80th annual meeting where the team franchises get to select the most able players for their respective teams. Beginning at 8 p.m. EST, the clock will begin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the first pick. Many are predicting that they will either select Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, both quarterbacks and the 2013 and 2014 Heisman Trophy winners. While this has been probably the biggest story line since the season ended, we’re not going to give our take on that. We’re going to give you our dark horse picks.

In Honor of the Kentucky Derby: How to Make the Best Mint Juleps

This Saturday marks the 141st running of the “greatest two minutes in sports.” Or, if you’re not into that sports stuff, one of the greatest reasons to drink of the year: The Kentucky Derby.

Besides being one of the premiere events for horseracing, the Kentucky Derby is famous for ridiculous hats, celebrities in seersucker, and its signature drink, the Mint Julep. Want to celebrate this weekend? Learn how to make this Derby mainstay and more twists on the classic Julep below.

Super Cute Superheroes With Not So Super Part Time Jobs

In today’s economy, even superheroes need part-time jobs on the side to survive. It seems that saving the world doesn’t bring home the bacon anymore and illustrator Chow Hon Lam adorably designs these mega stars in the daily grind. Darth Vader uses his light saber to trim the hedges as a landscape laborer, Cat woman catches mice as an exterminator, while Spiderman uses his webs to make tennis rackets. See what the other superheroes are up to on the part-time job front below.

Playgrounds Around the World

Photographer James Mollison creates thought-provoking concepts that challenge us to expand our social and environmental world views. We first saw his work in his well-received book Where Children Sleep. Now, he has released a new book, Playground, which focuses on the unique childhood play space. With fond and powerful childhood memories of these places, Mollison wondered how the playground experience had affected others around the world. “It had been a space of excitement, games, bullying, laughing, tears, teasing, fun, and fear,” Mollison writes in the book.

Christina in Red: Stunning Color Photographs from 1913

These stunning images look like they could have been plucked off Instagram, but they were actually taken in 1913. Mervyn O’Gorman took them of his daughter Christina O’Gorman at Lulworth Cove, on the English coast in Dorset. He used the early color Autochrome process, a technique which used glass plates coated in dyed potato starch which acted as a filter for different colors. The red of Christina’s swimming costume and cloak were the most saturated the technique would reproduce.

Less Than Half of Young Americans Say They Are “A Religious Person”

Less than half of today’s young Americans say they are “a religious person.” That’s according to the 2014 Gallup International End of Year Survey. For people under the age of 35, the idea of religion or at least the label seems to be less important now than for the older population.

Possible reasons? It could be that higher levels of internet exploration during formative years are leading young people to question the beliefs of their elders. It could also be that young people are leaving behind perceived negativity with the word “religious”, preferring to be labeled with words like “spiritual” instead.

Need a Friend? Say Hello to the “Selfie Arm”

Traveling the world on your own? Want to let your friends know you’ve found someone special anyway? We’ve got just the product for you: the ‘Selfie Arm’.

The over-the-top idea of artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee, the ‘Selfie Arm’ extends a hand to you while holding your phone and capturing a picture. No one needs to know the identity of your secret friend.

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Dear Data: Two Women Track Personal Data on Postcards and Ship Them Across the Atlantic

Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec have only met twice in person, but they’re quickly getting to know each other through weekly postcards and a mutual obsession for tracking things. Their endearing year-long project “Dear Data” sees the pair sending postcards from New York to London and back – each with a week’s worth of personal data on the front and instructions for reading that data on the back.

Take an Immersive Journey Through These Luminous String-Art Installations

When we last featured French artist Julien Salaud he was creating ‘Stellar Animals’ – beautifully bizarre busts of deer covered in nails and thread. Now he is continuing his cosmic exploration with expansive rooms wrapped in luminous webs of constellation like thread art. He calls them ‘Stellar Caves.’

China Now Has 15 Cities With Over 10 Million People

A Megacity is defined as any metropolitan area with more than 10 million inhabitants. As the world population continues to urbanize, the number of megacities is quickly growing – and nowhere is that more apparent than China. In this country of nearly 1.4 billion people, the OECD estimates there are 15 megacities (more than double the estimate by the UN). These cities rival New York, Paris and even Tokyo for size – but how many of their names do you recognize?