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Death and dying

Death is the irreversible end of all vital functions, and dying is the final stage of life. Throughout the world, every culture, religion, and society has its own rituals, beliefs, and practices around death and dying. By exploring death and dying in greater detail, we grow more comfortable with our own mortality.

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How to Become a Death Doula: Training, Salary & FAQs

By Erin Coriell, BA in Mass Communication/Media Studies

What Does Jainism Teach About Death & The Afterlife?

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

What’s the Meaning of ‘Smelling Death?’

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

How to Deal With Existential Dread: 9 Tips

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

24 Funny Jokes for Morticians or Funeral Directors

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing