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The Museum of ‘Before’
By Magdalena Cychowski and Rebecca Soffer
My mother's Facebook profile has become a small souvenir of life (and her) before she got sick.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
Ilana and Aaron are celebrating 9 years of friendship on Facebook!
By Ilana Sichel
Thing is, Aaron is dead.
In 2015, These Events Changed How We Talk About Grief
By Gabrielle Birkner
From #JeSuisCharlie and #BlackLivesMatter to Sheryl Sandberg's meditation on loss, the past year has transformed the conversation around death and dying.
‘I Don’t Wait’
By Modern Loss
It's hard being patient when you're living with a fatal illness. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is channeling her impatience into changing how Cystic Fibrosis research is done.
The Stillbirth Status Updates I Really Wanted to Write
By Jennifer Pardini
Here's what I really wanted to write about my pregnancy loss: mother of two, one living.
Timehopping My Way Through Life and Death
By Mandy Hitchcock
How the tech tool keeps screwing with my emotions. And why I can't say I hate it.
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
Mourning Option A
By Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty days after her husband's sudden death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares a transparent portrait of grief -- and her determination to make the best of what's next.
What I Thought About When I Heard About Sheryl Sandberg’s Loss
By Deborah Copaken
The Facebook exec befriended me four years ago. Her husband's sudden death had me considering my friend's broken heart — and my own damaged one.
6 Tips for Writing An Investigative Memoir
By Jessica Barraco
Curious about what goes into writing an investigative memoir? Journalist Jessica Barraco invites you into the process of researching her own mother's life.
Getting Dead Loved Ones #Offline
We know it's a job that sucks. So we're giving you the step-by-step instructions to get it done.
My Facebook Page, After Me
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.
Grieving on Facebook
A new piece in The Atlantic looks at the rise of Facebook death notices — and their impact on mourners and observers alike.
News of Dad’s Death, Spread on Facebook
By Amanda MacGregor
Thanks to social media, my father's death was old news by the time I found out about it.
A Case for Old-Fashioned Condolences
By Jennifer Richler
Facebook is encouraging laziness in face of grief. Let’s turn the corner.
Facebook Wall as Condolence Note?
By Meg Tansey
So your friend or colleague posts on social media about a death in the family. How should you respond? Our advice guru weighs in on that question and more in her latest column.
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