Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
By Alexandra Umlas
Grandpa was totally dead. In his honor, I decided to bring my mostly dead orchids back to life.
Bring Soup, Not Salad
By Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
Picturing the Dead
By Elettra Pauletto
Victorians were known for elaborate memorial photography. A century on, the genre takes on new life.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Executive Producing Your Own Goodbye
By Jane Condon
My father-in-law was a planner his entire life. The end was no exception.
Riding and Hiding in My Griefmobile
By Sarah Kravits
No matter how intense my feelings, my car always comes to the rescue, with available music, clean tissues, and much-needed privacy.
A Physical Place to Mourn a Virtual Friendship
By Christina Wallace
My friend and I encountered each other over social media and business travel. So it was complicated when he died, but my daily routine didn't change.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
Rites of Passage
By Modern Loss
Rituals of all kinds — from daily prayers to playing pop songs — can help mitigate grief after loss, a new study out of Harvard shows.
How the World Says Goodbye
From a festive graveside picnic in Mexico to an elaborate gift-giving ceremony in India, check Modern Loss' interactive map featuring memorial rituals from around the world.
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