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My Facebook Page, After Me
By Rebecca Soffer
After years of blunders, the company finally hit the mark when it comes to death and loss by letting users choose what their networks can see after they die, and who can manage them.
Wild, Like Me
By Claire Bidwell Smith
In a sold-out movie theater, watching the film based on Cheryl Strayed's bestseller, I saw my own experience with mother loss play out on the big screen.
There’s More Than One Way To Die With Dignity
By Kerry Donahue
Suffering from terminal cancer, Brittany Maynard made plans to end her life. My friend Chris Doheny, after a transplant rejection, made a different choice. Both should be respected.
5 Ways To Reframe Pregnancy Loss
By Dr. Jessica Zucker
Letting go of self-blame, avoiding comparisons and other tips from a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.
How Much Information Is Too Much Information?
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
The Things We Do for Grief: Marathons, Memoirs & More
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
What I Mourn When I Mourn Robin Williams
By Alysia Abbott
What Gen Xers mourn when we mourn Robin Williams.
Robin Williams: His ‘Little Spark’ Gave Off So Much Light
By Malina Saval
For comic genius Robin Williams — dead in an apparent suicide — there was ultimately no reprieve from the darkness.
Motherless Daughters on the Road
By Modern Loss
Authors Hope Edelman and Allison Gilbert are leading a group of motherless women on an ambitious trek and volunteer vacation in Peru.
The Death Doula
By Mara Altman
Hear the word "doula" and you're likely to think of a birth coach. But some doulas are trained to help the dying. I was one of them.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
Into Thin Air
By Annie Stamell
HBO's The Leftovers' isn't a show about The Rapture; it's show about grief — and our wide-ranging responses to it.
How Do You Want To Die?
When it comes to discussing the end of life, 'it's always too soon, until it's too late.' The Conversation Project explains how to start that dreaded talk with loved ones.
A Card Game Tackles ‘Living and Dying Well’
Action Mill's new card game about 'living and dying well' prompts players to discuss the tough stuff.
Among Motherless Daughters
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
Each year, scores of women whose mothers have died unpack their loss at the Motherless Daughters conference. This year I was one of them.
The Duo Behind “The (Dead Mothers) Club”
By Eliza Berman
"The (Dead Mothers) Club" filmmakers Carlye Rubin and Katie Green discuss their partnership and activism, and how technology is opening up conversations around death.
Rites of Passage
Rituals of all kinds — from daily prayers to playing pop songs — can help mitigate grief after loss, a new study out of Harvard shows.
Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS
Hundreds of thousands have died of AIDS in this country. Now, two women are building a community of those who lost parents to the disease.
Small Screen, Big Loss
By Sarah Seltzer
‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘The Good Wife’ finales portray loss through two lenses.
A Class on Death Yields a Fuller Life
By Erika Hayasaki
A popular college class is changing students' perspectives on death — and transforming their lives in the process.
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