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Book Covers We'd Love to Frame and Hang in Our Bedrooms

By Becky FerreiraApril 18, 2014
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it's easier said than done. Some covers simply jump off the shelf and say, "sup, check me out" like confident little bosses. We collected a few of our favorite examples, and can't wait to ... More  →
Book Covers We'd Love to Frame and Hang in Our Bedrooms

The Surprising Origins of Disney Characters

By Becky FerreiraApril 14, 2014
Disney has a long tradition of grabbing a folktale and giving it a good old-fashioned G-rated bath. But their squeaky clean movies are often based on bizarre legends, as we'll show you in this  slideshow. From homicidal birds to Shakespeare on the Serengeti, these are the s More  →
The Surprising Origins of Disney Characters

The Gender-Bending Portraits of JJ Levine

By Becky FerreiraApril 10, 2014
Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you were a different gender? JJ Levine's portrait series, "Alone Time," is a poignant riff on this question. Each portrait is a delicately constructed tableau in which one person models both genders. It's interest More  →
The Gender-Bending Portraits of JJ Levine

20 Things You Must Do in Space

By Becky FerreiraApril 10, 2014
Three years back, the UN declared that April 12 would  be known as the International Day of Human Spaceflight. Talk about a stellar holiday! (Sorry, we're practically contractually obligated to make that pun.) Get together with your fellow rocketeers this Saturday to celebrate the milestones ... More  →
20 Things You Must Do in Space
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Everything A Game of Thrones N00b Needs to Know For Sunday's Premiere

By Becky FerreiraApril 4, 2014
Sup, Masterminds! All ready for the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones this Sunday, April 6th? Those who have followed the show from the beginning—or binge-watched the heck out of it since last year (guilty!)—have been waiting with bated breath to watch the fallout ... More  →
Everything A Game of Thrones N00b Needs to Know For Sunday's Premiere

The Sparklife Celebrity Apocalypse Team

By Becky FerreiraApril 1, 2014
Asteroids are zipping past Earth, climate change is out of control, and people are weaponizing babies. Obviously, the apocalypse is around the corner. It's time to assemble our rag tag team of survivors, and we're scouting celebrities with mad Doomsday skillz to join the S More  →
The Celebrity Apocalypse Team

The Toy Photography of Chris McVeigh

By Becky FerreiraMarch 27, 2014
The Lego Movie has been out for almost two months now, and it has utterly shattered the box office (not to mention it's a beloved critical darling). Clearly, our love for toys remains unending and passionate, as it should be! That's why, dear Masterminds, we wanted to share More  →
The Toy Photography of Chris McVeigh

Animals That Are Cute But Deadly

By Becky FerreiraMarch 26, 2014
In the age of lolcats and doges, cuteness is clearly the most valuable commodity on the Internet. But some of the most adorable animals on Earth can harbor a deadly edge, and those are the deceptive snuggle-butts we're profiling in this slideshow. Watch out for these decepti More  →
Animals That Are Cute But Deadly

Our Favorite Vegetarian Celebrities

By Becky FerreiraMarch 26, 2014
Vegetarians have been around since the age of Pythagoras, but only recently has the lifestyle choice become such a widely popular movement. Given the ever-waxing list of benefits of a meat-free diet, it's easy to see why millions of people have gone whole hog—uh, we More  →
Our Favorite Vegetarian Celebrities

Why You Should Be Watching Cosmos

By Becky FerreiraMarch 25, 2014
Hey Sparklers! Did you tune in to Sunday night's episode of Cosmos, "When Knowledge Conquered Fear?"? If you did, you know that Edmond Halley and Isaac Newton were BFFs and that the Royal Society shouldn't have published so many copies of The History of Fishes. ... More  →
Why You Should Be Watching Cosmos