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

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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 Defeat Death

Transhumanism: Can Technology Defeat Death?

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

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. 

Cultural Appropriation Day of the Dead

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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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

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