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You Are Going to Die
Following last weekend's piece by Ron Lieber about getting your sh*t together, which we blogged about, the NYT has published...
First Funeral Selfies. Now Corpse Selfies. Please Stop!
#CorpseSelfie Tasteless, right? For those unfamiliar with what I just posted above, that’s a hashtag used on sites like...
Video: Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Dying?
Our friend Kathy Kastner of BestEndings.com has put together a very down-to-earth and helpful video series dealing with...
Happy BIRTHday To Me...
At my birthday dinner last night, I was reminded by my (older) friend that at 29, I should realize how I’m “getting up...
The Ultimate End-of-Life Plan
Author Katy Butler’s new book, “Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death,” which chronicles her mother’s...
Coimetrophobia, or Fear of Cemeteries
Coimetrophobia is the official term for a fear of cemeteries. This word doesn’t describe those who have a mere dislike of...
Scott Simon Shares His Mother's Last Days
Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, has been sitting with his mother in a hospital Intensive Care Unit...
Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought
What if cellular death doesn't happen all at once, with an organism's cells dying simultaneously, but rather in a wave,...
How Not to Die
In the May issue of The Atlantic, Jonathan Rauch looks into the work of two doctors, Dr. Angelo Volandes and his wife Dr....
A Good Death: Photos
What does a good death look like? Photographer Joshua Bright offers one answer to this question with a series of photographs...
How We Die
How did humans die in the 20th century? The folks over at Information is Beautiful asked this question, and answered it with...
1 in 3 Seniors Dies With (Not Of) Dementia
This week the Alzheimer's Association released a report stating that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or another...
A Daughter's Reflections on Her Father's Death
In Issue 11 of The Magazine (a subscription-based online and iPhone/iPad app that features fascinating short articles on a...
How Doctors Die, Redux
Last month we brought you a story via BoingBoing that asked if doctors die differently than the rest of us. (The answer, in...
Actress Tilda Swinton Isn't Afraid Of Death Or Vampires
Source: Michael Clayton, Warner Home Video While promoting her new vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive actress Tilda...
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