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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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What Does Becoming 'Death Positive' Mean?

By Jenny Li, BS in Biology

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

By Erin Coriell, BA in Mass Communication/Media Studies

4 Must-Read Books By Atul Gawande

By Cassie Barthuly, BA in English

30+ Great Death Puns to Get You Laughing

By Sam Tetrault, BA in English

Wiccan Funerals: Traditions, Rites & What to Expect

By Cassie Barthuly, BA in English

Pagan Funerals: Rites, Prayers & What to Expect

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

These 6 Things Happen To You When You Die

By Dr. Alejandra Vasquez, JD, CT

21 Famous Last Words—And The Stories Behind Them

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

These 6 Cultures Celebrate Death Instead of Ignore It

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies

8 Great TED Talks About Death, Grief & Near-Death Experiences

By Belinda McLeod, BA in Secondary Education

19 Best Books About Death for Teens and Young Adults

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

14 Books About Suicide for Adults (Fiction and Nonfiction)

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

15 Popular Teen Books About Suicide & Prevention

By Amy Wolkenhauer, BA in English/Creative Writing

What’s Death Technology? Definition + Popular Companies

By Sherrie Johnson, BA in Liberal Studies