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Death Positive Websites and Blogs You Should Know

When we first published this list in 2015, death and death positivity were ‘having a moment‘. Today, fuelled by books, movies, digital media and activists, death consciousness is everywhere. The public is becoming more aware of their post-mortem options, as well as the history and politics of death. The death positive websites and blogs you

Music About Death

Music About Death and Dying

Music has the ability to be completely transformative and pull you into a story or soundscape. It triggers emotions, it changes our brain chemistry and it can spark our imagination. Music has evolved with us over thousands of years and continues to be an essential form of communication.  Musicians often write albums with particular storylines and moods in

Collective Death Rituals Around the World

What many pre-burial death rituals around the world have in common is the social. When a death occurs, communities will often come together as a show of support and care for the bereaved and their family. Food is often prepared and shared, the conversations flow, mourners are comforted, and the dead are given a farewell.

Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea: Everything You Need to Know

Many people recently became aware of burial at sea during the infamous disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body. According to the U.S. Military, Bin Laden was placed in a metal coffin and thrown into the Arabian Sea. Of the many ways societies that lay the dead to rest, burying them at sea is one tradition

Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Death Positive Holiday Gift Guide

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? 100 Years

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.

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6 Amazing Unknown Cemeteries

6 Amazing Unknown Cemeteries

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. 

history of halloween

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