en vogue

It’s amazing how a certain song or band can take you back to a simpler time. A time of fewer wrinkles, firmer bodies, and a greater sense of clarity in what you wanted out of life. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, give it 10 years and you will. Well, maybe revisiting that time in your life isn’t possible, but it’s sure worth […]

salmonella

Food poisoning is a nasty illness to come down with, especially when it is serious and/or if you are away from home when it happens. You may encounter this disease when you eat or drink food or water that has been contaminated by viral, bacterial, or parasitic agents. Much of the time, food poisoning can be treated with home-care measures, but sometimes, medical intervention may […]

romance movies

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a good old-fashioned movie romance? (Sorry, guys, it’s her day, and we doubt she’s going to be up for My Bloody Valentine.) Here to make sure your day is an entertaining one, Life’d now takes a look at the 10 Greatest Romance Movies of All Time.   1. The Notebook […]

build

When it comes to eBook formatting and production, most authors have been led to believe it’s a more complicated procedure than it really is. With the use of a $45 program, you can eliminate dozens of formatting hours, (potentially) thousands of dollars to pay a professional, and a lot of frustration. All you need to know is How to Build a Professional eBook in 9 […]

die hard

Well, Life’d readers, we think it’s a good day to die hard, don’t you? In celebration of the fifth film in the action movie franchise that has grossed a combined worldwide total of $1.13 billion, we are taking advantage of this occasion to revisit the entire series up to the present. Look over our 25 Facts You May Not Have Known About Die Hard, and […]

library

Think you live in a totally free society? Ask the authors of these 7 Books that Were Banned in the U.S. To be fair, all of these books are now available, but considering many were written in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, we’re not far removed from when they were hard to come by. Not all were banned outright by the government. Some […]

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is coming your way on Feb. 24. Since starting the tradition in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has only missed one year (1933), due to scheduling irregularities. In all, 84 Best Picture winners have been crowned thus far, but who are the best of the best? Life’d now gives you our take on the […]

miracle on ice

It’s been more than three decades since the United States ice hockey team took the gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics, an achievement that was only possible thanks to the Feb. 22, 1980, upset of the Soviet national team. Since that time, Team USA’s win has been around the top of the upset charts. Here are five reasons why it will never be topped.   The Soviet […]

shoot out

Ever caught yourself watching a western and thinking, “Oh man, that would have been so cool”? First, no. Shootouts at high noon may be fun until you’re the guy standing at the other end of the barrel. Secondly, why long for those days when you can just hit these 9 Wild West Vacation Spots to See Before You Die? You won’t even need a bulletproof […]

jimi hendrix

The problem with writing an article like this is you’ve got only a few slots to work with and, unfortunately, about 1,000 or so musicians who died before their time. About 90% of those – okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but it’s a lot – died in plane crashes, most famously Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. So rather than make this a list […]