At my birthday dinner last night, I was reminded by my (older) friend that at 29, I should realize how I’m “getting up there.” Although I know he was just trying to get a rise out of me, I couldn’t help but become fixated on aging. Time does fly.

Author Katy Butler’s new book, “Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death,” which chronicles her mother’s decision

“How would you define a ‘successful’ life? Have you achieved it? Does ‘success’ even matter?”

This was a question posed on the question-and-answer website Quora. And I think it's a great question. If we accept that each day might be our last, how does that change the way we view our lives?

We know that deciding what to wear to a funeral can be a challenge. To help you figure out what to wear to a funeral or memorial service we've written articles and made how-to videos. And now, we've got pictures.

How much planning have you done? How does it compare to the amount of planning done on average in this country?

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