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Family Breaks Open Teenager's Tomb, Saying They Heard Her 'Screaming'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Weird News

Family members of a dead teenager in Honduras were recorded rushing to smash open the girl's tomb after they claimed to hear her screaming a...

Life After Death? A Religious Studies Professor Becomes a Student

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

Along the road somewhere, deep into the night, I began to reflect on why it was so important for us to be there. Why were we making such an effort to see someone who would neither know we were there, nor have any chance of speaking to us? Was there any logic to it?

Greening the American Way of Death

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Tanya D. Marsh

A typical 10-acre patch of cemetery ground contains enough furniture-grade lumber to construct 40 houses, nearly 1,000 tons of steel, 20,000 tons of concrete, and enough embalming fluid to fill a small backyard swimming pool.

Rest for the King, No Rest for Native Americans

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

The silence of scientists on Richard III's reburial is deafening. It stands in stark contrast to how so many regard the reburial of Native American human remains in museums.

How to Plan the Perfect Funeral

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

As a hospice medical director I've been to a lot of funerals, but only one of them has been labeled "perfect" in my memory. Over the years I have made...

How Your Death Affects Climate Change

Katrina Spade | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Katrina Spade

You might take solace in the fact that when you die, your days of polluting the planet are over. But the truth is that the method you choose to dispose of your mortal remains has more of a deleterious impact on the environment than you might think.

Historic Cemeteries, as Seen on Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This might seem a little odd, but old and historic cemeteries are actually one of my favorite places to visit.

Death of Dignity in Iran

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

Is there a greater catastrophe than the loss of a child? If you are Baha'i in Tabriz, the death of a loved one can be just the beginning of a new devastating experience.

'Don't Lose The Body' And 8 Other Tips For Funeral Planning

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

In a wedding, you have months to prepare. With a funeral, you have days and you'll need to interrupt your own grieving to organize the deadly details.

Burial and Memorial Benefits Available to Veterans

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The Veterans Administration offers a number of burial and memorial benefits to veterans if their discharge from the military was under conditions other than dishonorable -- which will need to be verified.

Catholic and Protestant Church Clergy To Work Together For Richard III's Burial

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

King Richard III ruled for two short years, between 1483 and 1485, before he was defeated by the future Henry VII during the Battle of Bosworth, accor...

Daily Meditation: Endorphin

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is TV Breaking Its Taboo Against Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion

What if someone you love died and came back to life... 32 years after the fact? That's the premise of "Resurrection," a widely advertised primetime...

The Long Winter of Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

The process of grief is sometimes likened to a cold, dark period of gloom. It affects us physically, psychologically, behaviorally and spiritually.

Fotheringhay for Richard III

Will Bower | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Will Bower

The solution as to where to bury the remains of Richard III is a rather simple one. Not Leicester. Not York. But Fotheringhay. The Church of St Mar...

Even the Dead Travel in the Age of Globalization

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.

Woman Turns Up Alive 13 Days After Funeral

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.23.2013 | Weird News

While just about every culture and religion has a time-honored way of commemorating the dead, what's the protocol for welcoming the buried back to lif...

A Dignified Burial At Last For Long Unclaimed Remains

www.npr.org | Carrie Jung | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

On a blisteringly hot summer afternoon, about 40 people gather at the Evangelico Cemetery in southwestern Albuquerque. Deacon Pablo Lefebre leads the ...

Green Burial Trend Could Also Restore Ocean Ecosystems

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: Of all the strange ways to get buried in this world, the western tradition of burial may be the most b...

Inside The Funeral Industry's Newest Trend

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

By Steven P Johnson GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 11 (Reuters) - After a two-year battle with cancer, Joseph Fitzgerald was determined to lea...

Burying Mass Murderers: The Problem of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 07.05.2013 | Crime
Tanya D. Marsh

After a person dies, we clearly need to make decisions regarding final disposition, for public health reasons as well as closure for the family and community. But what happens when the remains are those of a person believed to have committed a horrific, recent crime?

How to Recycle Yourself

Diana Bletter | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Diana Bletter

Want to save money and contribute to mankind? Recycle yourself. Yes, why not? Just as you recycle plastics and papers, you can sign up to recycle your body and use it for medical research.

Jaweed Kaleem

Dealing With Death: The Growing Home Funeral Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion

A little over five years ago, Alison and Doug Kirk held their 9-year-old daughter's hand as she lay on a futon in their Nashville living room, told he...

Court Won't Stop Removal Of Man's Buried Wife

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 10.22.2012 | Weird News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama appeals court has refused to block an order requiring a homeowner to remove the body of his late wife from a grave...

Man Fights To Keep Wife Buried In Front Yard

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 10.19.2012 | Weird News

STEVENSON, Ala. — James Davis is fighting to keep the remains of his late wife right where he dug her grave: In the front yard of his home, just...