Bear—Augustus. Peacefully entered into eternal hibernation at his home on Tuesday after brief yet courageous battle with complications from thyroid tumor on Tuesday, August 27th.

It's traditional to have a funeral or memorial service when someone dies. But why? What purpose does a funeral serve? Check out my top 4 reasons for why we have funerals.

Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, has been sitting with his mother in a hospital Intensive Care Unit during her final days.

It's official: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) has given birth to her internationally anticipated baby. And it's a boy, delivered at 4:24 GMT.

Marcus Daly is a former wooden boat builder who took his skills and became a casket maker.

A viewer of my videos wrote in: "I'm going to a Catholic wake for the first time. Will there be an open casket? What if I'm too nervous to look at the body?"

More and more, we (as a culture) are concerned with the impact that we (as individuals) have on the earth.

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

Twice in one week! Everplans got another awesome press mention this week from GigaOM.com.