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Could Our Own Fear Of Death Be Affecting The Way We Treat Animals?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

With shelter euthanasia rates going down, major companies moving toward more humanely-produced food, and the prospect of legal "personhood" for prima...

Why Don't Progressive Jews Believe in an Afterlife? Are They Missing Something?

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.01.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

As a professor who studies attitudes toward death among a wide populace, I ask myself, "Are my Jewish friends in denial?" After all, if death really is our destination, then we cease to exist when we die.

On Pride and Loneliness: Separation, Attachment and the Power to Be

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Cosmin Gheorghe

Have you ever felt proud? Do you have a clear -- or any -- memory of what being proud feels like? What emotions do you experience when you feel proud?

The Science Of Reincarnation?

Derek Beres | Posted 12.28.2012 | Science
Derek Beres

By entertaining such philosophies, we inevitably waste valuable time wishing things here were different. Instead of changing our circumstances (or our attitude toward existence), we project our attention to some future destination.