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Death Positive Gifts for the Holiday

The Holidays are fast approaching and like it or not, it is time to open up our wallets and find the right gifts for the people we love. As joyous as this time can be, the holiday routine will leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering what the heck do we get everyone? If

Why Do We Celebrate Remembrance Day?

It has been 100 years since the end of the First World War, and in the face of mounting geopolitical pressure, it seems as if the lessons of history have escaped us.

6 Amazing Cemeteries You’ve Never Heard Of

A growing number of people are making cemeteries their go-to destination when visiting a new city or country. While there are some cemeteries that are world renowned, there are hidden gems around the world that are just as fascinating, even if they are lesser known. 

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Interesting Facts and History of Halloween

Halloween occupies a strange place in the realm of holidays. While some people spend weeks planning and creating their elaborate costumes, others barely acknowledge it at all. Perhaps it is because, unlike most holidays on the calendar, Halloween is all about paying tribute to the spooky, scary, and downright deadly. Where did this holiday come from

The Darwin Awards: Everything You Need to Know

What Are The Darwin Awards? The Darwin Awards are a self-proclaimed “tongue-in-cheek honor,” which began in the mid 1980’s in Usenet newsgroup discussions online. Paying homage to the father of evolution, Charles Darwin, these “awards” recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by removing themselves from the human gene pool, either via death or

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Donating Your Body in Canada

Have you ever wondered why people donate their bodies to science? Or considered donating your body yourself? In Canada, more and more people are choosing to make the necessary arrangements so that when they die, their bodies will be used to forward scientific progress. Not only are there a number of ways that you can

The 27 Club

The 27 Club: The Myth & Its Members

Rock ‘n’ roll artists are notorious for living fast and dying young. And let’s be honest, they almost make it look cool. But this stereotype of the forever-revered and eternally-preserved memory of the iconic rockstar has its roots, in part, in a short series of musician deaths in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This group of

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The Six Most Popular Depictions of Death in Art

There are a number of ways that we convey meaning in art, and meaning is part of what makes art so striking and important to us. By showing all aspects of life (the good and bad) in many different ways, the audience is able to engage and reflect, learning new things about the subject— and sometimes even themselves. With