Welcome to Facebook: The World’s Largest Digital Graveyard

What more is to be said about Facebook? Everyone has their own opinion of the social media giant. While some refuse to ever sign up, others have praised it to be the single most life-changing invention of the 21st century. How can anyone deny this fact when almost ⅕ of the world’s population has a Facebook profile? But


Funeral Traditions Around The World (Infographic)

Cultures around the world have been practicing all types of crazy funeral rituals to memorialize their loved ones. Some funeral traditions are ancient and have been practiced for centuries, while some are brand new developments thanks to scientific advancements. From having your ashes shot out into space, to having your remains stored into a diamond,

Caring for an Aging Loved One

This is a guest post by Dr. David Tal It can be difficult to watch a parent or loved one as they age or deal with issues like Alzheimer’s disease. Certain levels of care must be provided, which can take an emotional toll on caregivers. There is nothing more difficult than losing someone you love. However,

Benefits of Home Care

The Benefits of Home Care

*This is a guest blog by Scott Fagan. The views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the TalkDeath team. The Benefits of Home Care Caregivers: Specialized professionals who have to undergo training to play the required role of assisting your with your personal and daily tasks. You look back at life

Burial Now Illegal

Burial Now Illegal in Chinese Province

It is easy to assume that once we pass away, a plot in a local cemetery will be reserved for us. However, for the inhabitants of a particular Chinese province, this is already not the case. Burial Now Illegal in Chinese Province On June 1st, all in-ground burials in the Anhui province of eastern China were

Buried Beneath Our Parks

The Place du Canada square is located right in the centre of downtown Montréal and is an oasis of flora and history surrounded by skyscrapers and concrete. Most Montréalers are not aware that the bodies over 38,000 human beings were buried under the plaza in the 19th century, when Place du Canada was formerly a


How to Express Your Condolences for a Loved One

This is a Guest Post by Suzie Kolber. It can be difficult to know what to say when someone passes away. Death is often an uncomfortable topic, making it hard to express your feelings of condolence and sympathy to the survivor. Here are some effective ways you can express your condolences based on what is appropriate

Ross Capicchioni

Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival

Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival This may just be the most inspiring story you’ve ever heard. Ross Capicchioni was 17 years old when he had a near death experience that would shape the rest of his life. A friend of 10 years convinced Ross to drive him into Detroit’s east side even though Ross

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