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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? | 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 | 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 | 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...

The Death and Dying Series Part Three: Transforming the Culture of Death in America

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It may sound peculiar, but there are some very exciting things happening where death is concerned in America. The momentum of change in how we view and respond to death is building in many sectors of society as we transform our culture of death.

What Medieval Times Teach Us About Respecting the Dead

Bridget Whearty | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Bridget Whearty

The phrase "no man is an island" gets tossed around pretty lightly these days, but at its core, it's about the same thing. When the funeral bells toll, don't ask who they are for. We're all in this together.

Arlington Cemetery Making More Room For Remains

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Officials at Arlington National Cemetery are breaking ground on a new columbarium that's expected to hold the cremated remains of mo...

Want To Be A Vinyl Record When You Die?

The Huffington Post | Evan Allis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

In the song "Black Jesus," Tupac Shakur says: "My last wishes n**gas, smoke my ashes." Whether the line articulates the late rapper's final wishes...

A Sunday Drive

Randi Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Randi Miller

My parents and I wound our way into D.C. and my father parked the car behind some obscure but fancy little church. As we walked toward the church, my father announced that this is where they were to be buried.