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Slain Police Trooper Eulogized As Impeccable Officer

Associated Press | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, hi...

Police Trooper Killed In Ambush To Be Laid To Rest

Associated Press | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state ...

Being Present

Alissa Stern | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Alissa Stern

In some cultures, wearing local dress and participating in local ceremonies is not appreciated. And even in Bali, there are some ceremonies that are off-limits to outsiders. But in many Balinese communities, as in many communities elsewhere, the opposite is true.

Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

What One Dying Man Learned When Planning His Own Funeral

John P. Donnelly | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I had personally never given any thought to interment costs even though I am in my eighties. I thought I was in pretty good health with some good years ahead. Then I was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Today I Saw an Embalmed Corpse, How About You?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.07.2014 | 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.

The Little Black Dress

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

this funeral hits close to home for me because there are girls here, young women, probably sisters or cousins. They are crying. They are embracing. They are grieving. Grieving a mom that they lost.

The Black Dress

Susannah Lewis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

Before I could fall to my knees and sob into the black polished cotton, I was interrupted by a kind tone and a smiling face.

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Iraq: What They Died For

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A longer occupation, more troops, air strikes or anything else won't bring PFC Hutson back. He -- we -- will never know what he died for, but we can say with certainty what he did not die for. He did not die for freedom, he did not die for WMDs, he did not die for a politician's re-election.

The Flags of Our Fathers

Larry Ross | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Larry Ross

For my dad, a soldier of Christ, the Cross was his Statue of Liberty, with power to set the captives free, and the day we said goodbye was his Independence Day for eternity.

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

10 Ways to Love a Grieving Friend

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Unless it is a cultural taboo, do not shy away from mentioning the dead person's name or talking about the situation. If he or she had been arrested, you would use their name and talk about the details. A horrible thing has happened, and many people are hurting.

The Secret to a Long Life: Be an Asshole

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Everybody I know thinks of me as a nice person. I go out of my way to help people; I'm unfailingly kind and compassionate; I give money to charities w...

You Went to a Funeral and Then You Went Home

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

Once the funeral was over and the day was done, you went home. Back to life, back to love, back to those who make your world complete. You went to a funeral, and then you went home.

Family Ties Heart-Wrenching Letters To Balloons, Woman Miles Away Responds In Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.23.2014 | Good News

Update 5/23/14: More than $20,000 has been raised for the family, in addition to the $2,000 that was raised initially. Thanks to the generosity of st...

Religion Not Needed to Cope With Death

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Roy Speckhardt

While the prospect of permanent nonexistence is terrifying for some, it can also be comforting. As humanists, we don't bank on an afterlife unsupported by the evidence.

What to Do When Your Friend's Father Dies, and Other Life Crises

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When a friend helps you through a funeral, you never forget it. Since it's unlikely that Janet Reno will be available, here are five things you can do when a friend loses a love one.

When You Should Fire Your Funeral Home

Caleb Wilde | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Caleb Wilde

Simply put, the expensiveness and beauty of a casket has absolutely no correlation to the amount of love you have for the deceased. If you want to buy them something nice, that's fine, but a pine box serves the purpose equally we

From Teeth to Dog Hair Sweaters to Nose Necklaces: Unique Ways To Memorialize Your Pets

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

For a few hundred dollars, you can mold your pet's nose and turn it into a sterling silver necklace.

Healthy Grieving

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

When someone you love leaves the planet, you are no longer quite the same person. Wishing to return to your old self is an exercise in defeat. Instead, recognize that you are growing into a new self. This new self will integrate love, loss and change. Life is always about change and integration.

The Dearly Departed Now Lie in Your Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwem

My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.

Man Wakes Up To Horrifying Surprise

www.cnn.com | Posted 02.28.2014 | Weird News

A Mississippi man wakes up in a body bag at a funeral home. WAPT's Tammy Estwick has the story. ...

Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you had to plan a funeral for a loved one tomorrow, would you know what to do and what not to do? Most of us are woefully unprepared when face...