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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.
By Gail Dosik
Word to the wise: a modern house of mourning requires copious amounts of chocolate. Bake these cookies the next time you need to show your love.
March 12 is Katie Fisher Day
By Matt Fisher
Left spinning after his sister's sudden death, a comedian harnessed social media to create a holiday in her memory.
Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Man We All Knew (But Didn’t)
By Michelle Collins
In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's demise, let's not make a sport out of dredging up the details of his final moments.
‘Girls’ on Grief
When it comes to loss and the 20-something, the HBO hit gets it right, says our resident TV guru.
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.
In the moments after my mother died, I recorded an episode of “Friends” — a decision that still confounds me a decade on.
Complicated Grief: How It’s Different
When the intense pain lingers, it may be 'complicated grief.' Here's how to recognize it, and where to find help.
Beyond the Casserole
By Lisa Rogak
Even mourners gotta eat: recipes from around the world — from South African Funeral Rice to Swedish Funeral Glogg.
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