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Holiday Gift Giveaway! Win a Free Spine Candle * Contest Closed *

This holiday season we’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at Grave Digger Candles to give away one of their “freshly exhumed” Human Spine Candles. Grave Digger Candles are made from all-natural beeswax, and are cast from real bones! As the candle slowly burns down, you’ll be warmly reminded this holiday season, that life is

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Mortality Throughout History: 5 Types of Memento Mori

Translated from the original Latin, Memento Mori means “remember that you will die.” This phrase once influenced art, architecture, philosophy, literature and more. Reminders of our mortality were literally carved in marble.

Transhumanism: Can Technology Really Cheat Death?

While transhumanists believe technology will eventually overcome human mortality completely, how will our views of death have to adapt and change?

Cultural Appropriation: How Not to Celebrate The Day of the Dead

Is borrowing the rituals, and material culture of Dias de los Muertos cultural appropriation or cultural diffusion? How can we incorporate such an interesting ritual into our lives appropriately and with respect?

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What We Can Learn From Collective Mourning After A Tragedy

Large scale, national mourning is typical of traumatic events. But collective mourning after a tragedy can be complicated, and sometimes fails.

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An Interview with D.S. Moss, from The Adventures of Memento Mori

D.S. Moss’ Adventures of Memento Mori is a podcast that will make you think while making you laugh. Moss dives head first into death, exploring the subject with famed transhumanists, artists, psychics, members of the Death Positive movement, and more.  What makes the podcast so interesting is how involved Moss is in what he covers. Moss

A Brief History of the Death Penalty

Clearly one of the most controversial topics in modern social history is that of capital punishment, or the death penalty. Once commonly practiced throughout the world, the death penalty has been abolished in most countries.

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The Alternative Guide to Montreal

Home to incredible musicians, dozens of festivals (including the world’s largest jazz, and comedy festivals), a large food scene, and practically 24 hour nightlife, there is always something to do in Montreal. But Montreal is also a city with a dark and seedy past. It has been over 375 years since Montreal was colonized, and