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Death By Orange Peel + Other Weird Ways To Die

Death By Orange Peel + Other Weird Ways To Die

  I once read an obituary that said that a man died while on an anniversary vacation with his wife. They had taken a trip to Florida and he ended up drowning in the ocean while taking a dip. Isn’t that HORRIBLE? Another one said […]

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

Brightside’s Best: 5 True Crime Shows You Need To Watch

  Ready for something funny? There is a show on TV right now called “Deadly Dentists.” Maybe you don’t find it that funny, but I did for a couple of reasons. For one, I’m very easily entertained and number two, is this what it’s come […]

You Are The Brightside: Best of 2017

Happy New Year from The Brightside! I hope this year brought all of you health, happiness and all the Party Pizzas that your heart desired! Just me with the Party Pizzas? Okay, fine. This year was pretty exciting for me, partially because I started this […]

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

Brightside Booklist: 52 Books To Read Now (Like, RIGHT NOW)

At least once a week, I have someone asking me for a book recommendation. I mean, not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty darn good at giving suggestions. Because of this, I wanted to make a list of books that I’ve read and  enjoyed. […]

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

  Good grief, I’m glad we bought tickets ahead of time. In fact, the line was so long that I felt like royalty being up front with my pre-purchased tickets, scoffing at all of those poor, unenlightened people who weren’t as smart as we were […]

Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

Brightside Booklist: A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

I read this book in just a few hours over two nights. I could’ve finished it in one night, but my eyes were burning (WHERE ARE MY EYE DROPS?) out of my head and I had to put it down. The stories that Lionel told […]

Princess Diana’s Last Night in Paris

Princess Diana’s Last Night in Paris

I had just finished with a night out on the town in Minneapolis. I was in town visiting and, well, not just visiting, but ripping up the town like 22-year-olds do. We returned to our friend’s house after dancing our buns off and that’s when […]

Brightside Brief

Brightside Brief

It’s Sunday and it’s time for some murder, book talk, John Carpenter and more murder. This is the best of the best stuff that I’ve seen recently on the interwebs or that I saw awhile ago, but STILL think about. If I’m still thinking about […]

Brightside Booklist + The Case of Maura Murray

Brightside Booklist + The Case of Maura Murray

All-American girl, Maura Murray, has a fiancé and no enemies. She receives a weird phone call and packs up her dorm, leaving everything behind. She emails her professors and says she has had a death in the family. Maura withdraws $280 from an ATM and […]

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise, with 3.5 million visitors a year, is the most visited cemetery on earth. It is hauntingly beautiful and serene with hills and tree lined walking paths (which look gorgeous in the fall!). The most famous person buried here is Jim Morrison, but Oscar […]


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