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18 Songs That Make You Want To Give To Charity
Most songs simply want to make you happy or sad. But some are trying to do more, shedding light on an important social issue or...
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Man With Same Name As Me Died And His Obit Is Outstanding
I have a Google alert set up for my name. In the past I used to keep track of the searchable trouble I'd gotten myself into...
Creative Ideas for Decorating Headstones
When a person is buried in a cemetery, the family will often visit the gravesite to pay tribute to the person who died. In...
The Casket Maker
Marcus Daly is a former wooden boat builder who took his skills and became a casket maker. Daly crafts exceptionally...
How Comfort Dogs Comfort
For as long as I can remember, every night when my dad would arrive home from work and turn the handle on the apartment...
JayWake: One Man’s Celebration of His Life
“You are invited to my pre-mortem wake and roast, a somewhat morbid, deeply irreverent, but joyous celebration of me. This...
George Saunders' Advice to Graduates
George Saunders, a writer best known for his excellent short stories, delivered the 2013 commencement speech at Syracuse...
Grandma Ida's Nut Cookies
Last year, I was getting my MBA in London. There, I met Oded, a pastry chef from Israel, who would become a dear friend to...
Why Can't All Commercials Be This Great?
Warning: Prepare yourself for chills and misty eyes. This ultimate lesson in paying it forward, which has set the Internet...
Proof That Carol Burnett Is A Great Person
A man whose father is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease wrote Carol Burnett a touching letter, which you should...
Minecraft Video Game Memorial Honors Loved One
From a post on Reddit: "Late last year the woman I love passed away from ovarian cancer. We used to play Minecraft together...
Great-Grandma Finds Solace, Joy and Selfies on Instagram
Source: Instagram, grandmabetty33 Call her InstaGranny! Betty Simpson, who goes by the Instagram handle Grandmabetty33,...
The Optimist's Headstone
"The Caretaker," A Short Documentary
The New York Times has shared a short documentary called "The Caretaker" that looks at the loving, compassionate, and...
Burger King Funeral
After David S. Kime Jr.'s funeral, as his family and friends made their way to the cemetery, they made a pit stop in Kime's...
Saying Goodbye to Pets with a "Perfect Day"
Last month Slate re-ran a story from 2011 about a man named Harry, his dog Duke, and the Perfect Day they spent together...
The Identity Crisis of the Patient
After my mom’s cancer diagnosis, lots of things changed: schedules, diets, and priorities, to name a few. But one of the...
A Laughing Matter
For a blog series called A Matter of Life and Death, I admit that I’ve probably talked a lot more about the latter. (Sorry...
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...
On Boston and Heroism
I graduated from business school four months after my mother died. Shortly before graduation weekend, an out-of-town friend...
Eulogy for My Mother
In honor of Mother’s Day, I would like to share a tribute to my mother that I read in front of friends and family 3 ½ years...
Beautiful Funeral Home Ad
How does a funeral home advertise its services without being crass, creepy, or morbid? A Japanese funeral home, Nishinihon...
Good End of Life with Judy MacDonald Johnston
Judy MacDonald Johnston, creator of Good [End Of] Life, gave a powerful talk at the TED conference this year. It inspired us...
Memorial Day Reflections at Arlington National Cemetery
Every year on Memorial Day we remember the men and women who have died while serving our country in the U.S. Armed...
Before I Die...
After she experienced the death of someone she loved, New Orleans resident Candy Chang was grieving and thinking about...
Tributes for Newtown
CNN is aggregating a nice collection of tributes from around the world honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook school...
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