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Meaningful Rituals

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Nancy Rappaport

Holidays can be tough, in part because they come with a certain amount of anticipation and hope for connection and joy. So to kick off the season, I s...

Inside The Vietnamese Cemetery Where 19,000 Abandoned Fetuses Are Buried

Kyle Le | Posted 09.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

Mr. Phung collects unborn babies and aborted fetuses from the various clinics around the city on his motorbike.

Art Installation: Word Graveyard

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.29.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard's installation, "Word Graveyard," premiered at The New York City Poetry Festival in July 2015. Guests were asked to write their epitaphs on index cards and put them on the ground to form a miniature graveyard.

Going Deep into Salzburg's Past

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

St. Sebastian Cemetery is a quiet oasis in Salzburg. Follow me for a little walk and enjoy a rare opportunity to drill deep into the mausoleum of a pr...

Spooky Cemetery Flasher A Grave Concern

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.06.2016 | Weird News

The British city of Exeter has some grave concerns over a serial exposer who has been seen walking pantless near a local cemetery. The cemetery flashe...

Til Death Do Us Part: The Mausoleum of Mary Reed

The Lineup | Posted 04.26.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

By Jessica Ferri It's common practice to reserve a plot next to your loved one's grave in anticipation of your own death--but Jonathan Reed took it o...

Nicholson Cemetery: The Most Peaceful Place in Delhi

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Whitny Braun

"It's so tragically beautiful," I said to my friends Parul and Sean as we stepped inside the gates of Nicholson Christian Cemetery last month. "I did...

Widow Says Cemetery Rejected Husband's Ashes Because He Was Hispanic

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Latino Voices South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend A Texas widow who planned to bury her husband's ashes in a community cemetery was horrified...

The Cemeteries Are Empty

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In 2010, I took a trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute's new section on Matisse, titled 'Radical Invention'.

Why Being Eaten by Mushrooms Is the Best Way to Die

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are a number of routes to the great beyond: burial, cremation, cement stockings. Given the options, and what you'll leave behind, devoured by mushrooms might be the most sensible way to go.

13 Strange Superstitions About Death

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.18.2017 | Weird News
Garry Rodgers

Yesterday I was looking over notes from my basic coroner training. One segment was in understanding various cultural practices and traditions about death.

Cremains of the Day

Susan Perloff | Posted 12.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Perloff

If there's any way to describe such a mission as satisfying, this is a satisfying. Closure, it's called. It feels clean. Tidy. Positive. Mom is now where she was happiest, and I enjoyed a sunny summer day with two wonderful women who have always loved me.

Free Wi-Fi Is Coming To Moscow's Most Famous Graveyards

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

MOSCOW (AP) — As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlik...

Human Remains Stolen From Cemetery Found In Man's Home, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

Everyone has a few skeletons in the closet, but police say that Amador Medina had five. The 32-year-old man is in custody after police report he brok...

Buried History: Haunting Photos of Boston's Historic Cemeteries

The Lineup | Posted 12.04.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Boston Public Library / Flickr By Adam Karlin In 15 years, the city of Boston celebrates her 400th birthday. By American standards, she's a...

History and Honor at Brent Family Cemetery in Aquia, Virginia

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

A little-known knob in the tree of Virginia history lies at the end of a dirt road in Aquia. Neighboring St. William of York Church in Stafford and flanked by wooded swampland, the Brent Family Cemetery dates back to 1686, when King James II of England granted George Brent a swath of 30,000 acres nestled between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.

5 Best Guided Cemetery Tours in America

The Lineup | Posted 11.02.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Liz West / Flickr By Stephanie Almazan Let us be your guide to the other side in these spooky cemetery tours across the country. From headle...

'Our Baby Boy' -- Remembering the Dead of Antietam

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel
Tanya D. Marsh

I'd never visited Antietam, but was struck by the description of the battle in the excellent documentary Death and the Civil War. A "quick" detour turned into a 3-hour visit as the afternoon sun faded. I'm so glad I took the time.

9 Most Haunting Graves in Paris's Pere Lachaise Cemetery

The Lineup | Posted 10.22.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Guy Renard / Flickr By: Olga Kirshenbaum If every cemetery tells a tale, then Père Lachaise speaks volumes. Anywhere from 300,000 to 1,000,...

A Grave Injustice to Religious and Economic Liberty in New Jersey

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 08.28.2016 | Religion
Tanya D. Marsh

Since the Third Century, Christians have primarily buried their dead in churchyards and cemeteries owned by the parish or church that they attended. The Roman Catholic Church has therefore been in the "cemetery business" for over 1,700 years. I

13 of the Most Haunted Cemeteries in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.28.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you do plan to visit any of the cemeteries listed below, please be respectful and make sure you're not trespassing! In no particular order, here are 13 of the most haunted cemeteries in Illinois, according to

The Historic Cemetery Where Black Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Rests In Eternal Peace

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.

4 Things To Say To Bereaved Parents

Today | Jade Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents

What do you say to a mom or dad who has suffered the ultimate heartbreak?...

A Père-Lachaise Story With Sexual Innuendo

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Jim Morrison. "Here, here, it's here! I found it, watch me waving my arms!" as I finally walked upon the most visited stone head in the world, after ...

Mescal in the Cemetery

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

So I'm walking around this cemetery at one A.M. I'm drinking mescal and I'm deep into Mexico. Normally this set of facts portends trouble to come. ...