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Finding Closure: How a Gravestone Helped Me Say Goodbye

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Today I found a moment in which I could rest. My father's grave is no longer a place where he has simply disappeared from this earth but instead a place of acknowledgment.

Historic Cemeteries, as Seen on Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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.

Lava Floods Hawaii Cemetery, Miraculously Spares One Family's Headstone

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

HONOLULU (AP) - As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's t...

Famous Graves in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In addition to pumpkin-flavored coffee, picking apples and watching the leaves change, Halloween has also historically been about bridging the gap bet...

9 Places That Will Freak You Out

Findery | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Findery

Here is a collection of spooky stories to raise the hair on the back of your neck, and to tell others as you're driving down a remote country road late at night.

California Cemeteries Find New Ways To Cope With Ongoing Drought

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought. Ways to ...

Today I Saw an Embalmed Corpse, How About You?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

As part of a valuable experience I was seeking for a story, I worked part time for a week in a funeral home. You know, just to get a feel of what Six Feet Under was like. I have to admit that there is no monkey business to report after a few days, all is calm and regal.

A Mother Spends 3 Days in a Cemetery

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

I stopped there on the hillside and marveled at humans, at who we are: capable of war and love, memories and longing, life and loss. Over a hundred years ago, someone died and someone cried, and there I was standing on a hillside witnessing the pain and the beauty of love.

A Ray Of Hope For Lesbian Veteran Denied Burial Next To Wife?

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, April 30 (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Army colonel on Wednesday offered up his burial plot in the Idah...

LOOK: A Fashionable Final Resting Place...For Lesbians Only

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital. A 400-squa...

Death Warmed Over: Day of the Dead Foods From All Cultures

Lisa Rogak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Lisa Rogak

Though many people are familiar with Day of the Dead as celebrated in Mexico every November, the truth is that most cultures and religions -- from the Amish to Vietnamese -- use food in their funeral rituals in some way.

Manhattan's Forgotten Graveyards, Under Public Parks, Famous Hotels and Supermarkets

Greg Young | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
Greg Young

Here's a chilling thought for the Halloween season: If you're visiting one of New York's many amazing parks and squares, it's likely that you're standing on land that was formerly used as a cemetery or potter's field. 2013-10-30-nygraveyardspull.jpg

The World's Spookiest Cemeteries

Gogobot | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Travelers looking for something authentically creepy should note that a slew of blood-chilling haunts exist right below their feet in the form of the world's spookiest cemeteries. Plunge into an inspiring mix of history, sculpture and creepy fun.

You're Looking At A Surprising Real Estate Trend

Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Of the features homebuyers look for most in a home, it appears as if quiet neighbors comes out on top, according to a survey conducted by real estate ...

Torn Between Two Women

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

The grave they had dug was snuggled right next to the love of his life for certain, but the wrong one.

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 ...

African-American Graves Uncovered Beneath Philadelphia Playground

Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

Just days after archaeologists on Maryland's eastern shore uncovered what they believe to be the oldest settlement of African-Americans in the United ...

Puerto Rico Cemetery Robbed

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 07.03.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The remains of at least 40 people are missing from a cemetery in the sleepy mountain town of Gurabo, where officials are tryi...

Tsarnaev Burial Saga Highlights Flaw in the Law of Human Remains

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Tanya D. Marsh

It is sad that a system that is dependent upon everyone exercising character has shown such a fatal weakness.

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?

Rob Zombie Answers Reddit's Questions On Lords of Salem, Childhood and His Next Non-Horror Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Reddit asked for a Rob Zombie AMA (Ask Me Anything), and while he has yet to jump on the bandwagon, we've got those redditors covered in this segment where we ask the man himself those hard-hitting questions about his past work and Lords of Salem movie.

Old Skeletons Reveal Sad Plight Of Ancient People

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/18/2013 12:58 PM EDT While an Egyptian pharaoh built majestic temples filled with sparkling trea...

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery?

Kip Patrick | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.

Grave Images: San Luis Valley

Kathy T. Hettinga | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Kathy T. Hettinga

Beginning in 1994, I began a 14-year project to document an unknown body of folk art found in the cemeteries of the San Luis Valley. Simplicity, expressiveness and a transformative use of common materials were found in the most evocative grave markers.

WATCH: Filmmaker Aims To Humanize The Drug War Through The Life Of A Mexican Cemetery 'Watchman'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

Decapitated bodies, blood soaked streets, and mugshots of the cartel leaders behind the violence flash before television audiences, all in an attempt ...