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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. 

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Canada’s Bill C14: Who Really Has the Right to Die?

Euthanasia and physician-assisted death, for those suffering from disease or illness is a subject that have been the centre of an ongoing debate for the past quarter-century in Canada. In the hospitals, medical schools, court rooms, and homes of this country; people have been asking if we have the right to ask for help in ending

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Ashes to Ashes: Life in the Cremation Chamber

Cremation is on the rise, really on the rise. In 1999 cremation rates were only at 25% in America. With more people claiming no religious affiliation and cremation sanctioned by the Catholic Church, rates of cremation are currently sitting around 40% in the United States. This is a large increase in only 16 years and in the next

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Building Death TED Talk

“With all our focus on life [in modernity] death was forgotten” Building Death TED Talk In her short TED Talk, Alison Killing wants to argue that there is a better way to die. More than a better death, Killing argues that there is a better way to build architecture to allows us to come into

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Press: Silhouettes

While we are used to a little press, even this was a little different for us! Gabriel Couture is a freelance director based in Montreal who started a video series called Silhouettes: In their latest episode, they featured the founder of Qeepr, Mandy Benoualid. In this short video, Mandy walks us through her local cemetery and introduces us

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I Love My Job: The Gravedigger

I Love My Job: The Gravedigger

When you think about a job that makes you happy, what comes to mind? Or rather, if you think of the ideal job in a general sense, what occupation and setting come to mind? An open office? Opportunities to travel? Warm climate? Mentally and physically invigorating? Chances are most of us have a particular idea

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The Power Of Empathy

The Power Of Empathy

When we are confronted with the pain of others and how we choose to react defines the distinction between empathy and sympathy, argues Dr. Brene Brown. In asking what is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering, Dr. Brown notes that our best response is a real, genuine, empathetic response. In doing so however,

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Science of Happiness

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert is an author, neuroscientist and has given a total of 3 TED Talks in his career. Quite impressive for a person who stumbled into his career quite by accident. His book “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Gilbert argues that there is