Category: General Interest

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Book Review: Gail Rubin’s A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die

#Talkdeath’s June edition panelist, Gail Rubin is truly a woman of many hats. A celebrant, public speaker, funeral expert and consultant, and an author (to name a few); Rubin has made it her mission to open up death positive discourse in a number of ways. To all of these roles, she brings her own unique

Next #Talkdeath Roundtable- June 17th

Are you death curious? Qeepr is excited to announce the second installment of our #Talkdeath web series on June 17th at 3pm EST, featuring current editor of About.com’s Dying, Funerals & Grief website, Chris Raymond, and author Gail Rubin (A Good Goodbye).

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Top Dark Tourism Destinations

Dark tourism (also known as “black tourism” or “grief tourism”) refers to the popular tourism practice of travelling to specific locations because of their historic association with death and tragedy. As a tourist practice, it is something that has gone on for many years, referring to a variety of different types of pilgrimage sites and travel destinations.

History of Funeral Traditions

The History of Funeral Traditions

The history of funeral traditions and rituals indicates that they have been an important part of how communities and individuals externalized grief for thousands of years. They are understood as an important means of taking care of the deceased, as well as those that are coping with the loss of someone they care for.  As a

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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

Top Documentaries About Death

Top Documentaries About Death

If cinema is a mirror into our collective psyche, then documentaries are the direct representation of who we are. Documentaries run from the absurd to the informative and political and say something about the concerns we hold as human beings. Documentaries are also incredibly powerful tools for social change. Just think about the effect that

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#Talkdeath – Your Questions Answered

On Thursday March 12th, we hosted our first #Talkdeath roundtable discussion on life, death, funeral practices and everything in between. Mandy and Jeremy from the Qeepr team moderated the discussion between Caitlin Doughty from The Order of the Good Death & author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From The Crematory and Lauren LeRoy,

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#talkdeath Roundtable – March 12th

Qeepr is proud to introduce our first Live Q&A session about death, life and everything in between. Qeepr will be broadcasting our live #talkdeath roundtable discussion on March 12th @ 4pm, EST. with Caitlin Doughty (Order of the Good Death) and Lauren LeRoy (Little Miss Funeral). We will be taking your questions live on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit