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Death

  1. it's complicated
    How Soon After Widowhood Can You Feel Good Again?Relearning sex, and love, in the aftermath of my husband’s death.
  2. death
    Widower Brings His Wife’s Photo to the Sea Every DayMy husband better do this.
  3. it's complicated
    The Strangeness of Dating Again After My Dad’s DeathMourning my dad made all the normal preoccupations of having a crush suddenly feel ridiculous.
  4. father's day
    Watching My Husband Become a Weird DadThe man I married has joined the ranks of strange fathers.
  5. me me me
    I Convinced Brands to Sponsor My Birthday PartyHere’s how I, a non-celebrity, made it happen.
  6. science of us
    I’m Obsessed With Reading Strangers’ ObituariesTaking a psychological deep dive into my own weird habit.
  7. in memoriam
    Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Has DiedThe South African icon passed away at age 81.
  8. science of us
    The Strange Pregnancy Fact That Helped Me Mourn My Fiancé’s DeathI’d lost the pregnancy, too, but microchimerism — when a mother absorbs a fetus’s DNA — still felt like the perfect metaphor.
  9. red tape
    Court Declares Man Who Ghosted Wife DeadEven though he’s very much alive and appeared in court to prove it.
  10. rip
    Nun in Legal Battle With Katy Perry Over L.A. Property Dies in CourtSister Catherine Rose Holzman collapsed in the courtroom yesterday.
  11. science of us
    When My Husband Died, I Grieved for My Sex Life, TooIt was devastating to lose the sexual intimacy we’d shared, but no one wanted to listen to me talk about that part of widowhood.
  12. science of us
    The Grief Counselor Helping People Mourn Their Pets“Because animals are thought to be replaceable, people say, ‘Well, you can solve this problem. Just go get another one.’”
  13. motherhood
    What My Daughter Taught Me About Honoring the DeadBefore I became a mom, I didn’t even know where my father was buried.
  14. science of us
    Being a Funeral Director Made Me Realize the Death Industry is Too ExclusiveAmericans might have a healthier attitude toward death if people like me didn’t keep it so hidden from view.
  15. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘Tell Me Not to Get Married!’You value security a lot — there’s nothing wrong with that.
  16. advice
    Ask Polly: Nothing in My Life Feels Big EnoughCan you tell other people what matters most to you?
  17. advice
    Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Has ALS, and My Friends Are Making Things WorseRemember, death is always on the way.
  18. advice
    What Your Therapist Really Thinks: ‘I’m Not Sad My Grandmother’s Going to Die’This week’s column from your therapist.
  19. The Professionals Who Want to Help You Plan Your DeathEnd-of-life specialists are here to tie up the loose ends that come with dying.
  20. What a ‘Transcendent Experience’ Really MeansHere’s what happens in your brain when you feel like you’re becoming one with the universe.
  21. Meet the Funeral Therapy Dog Who Helps Mourners Process Their GriefHis name’s Kermit.
  22. books
    Sheryl Sandberg’s Impossible PositionWhat her new book shows us about being a woman in the public eye.
  23. mothers and daughters
    When I Miss My Mom I Put on Her Eye Cream“Ashes to ashes, stuff to stuff.”
  24. advice
    Ask Polly: Is Life All Downhill From Here?Don’t assume that the future is even worse that the present.
  25. When Someone Dies, It Brings Their Extended Online Network Closer for YearsThere’s a lasting effect on Facebook interactions, according to new research on how social networks repair themselves, or don’t, after a death.
  26. Chimpanzees Care for Dead Bodies the Same Way Humans DoFor the first time, scientists have observed another species handling the dead “in a socially meaningful way.”
  27. advice
    How to Help a Friend Who’s Going Through Something HorribleIf you think you don’t need this book, you probably do.
  28. One Way to Deal With a Fear of Death: Go ShoppingRetail therapy for nagging thoughts of your own mortality.
  29. motherhood
    Bruce Lee Helped Me Come to Terms With the Death of My SonHow I learned to grieve.
  30. The Most Creative People Are Also the Least Afraid of DeathThere’s a certain type of person who tends to be more chill about this whole mortality thing.
  31. Twitter Is Changing the Way People Mourn OnlineNew research on death and social media.
  32. The 4 Things That Are Worse Than Death, According to 180 Severely Ill PeopleA rather dark version of the game Would You Rather.
  33. advice
    Ask Polly: My Sister Has Cancer, and I Can’t Go OnEven though you’d rather crawl into a hole than face this reality, you can’t.
  34. mothers and daughters
    Nursing My Mother, the ICU NurseI have waited all my life for this access to my mother, and I will take her, as she is — distant, forlorn, changed.
  35. mothers and daughters
    What I Learned From Losing My Mother When I Was 17“I know mothers can cause people problems. But it’s hard to listen to people’s bellyaches about how terrible their mother is.”
  36. Saturday Is the Deadliest Day of the WeekIt’s first in car crashes, drug overdoses, and fatal encounters with poisonous plants.
  37. How When Breath Becomes Air Is Helping Create Conversations About MortalityIf we’re not ready to talk about these things, at least we’re reading about them.
  38. can we live
    Even Brief Moments of Happiness Can Make Death Feel ImminentSometimes women’s hearts just can’t handle happy.
  39. relationships
    The Science of Longtime Couples Who Die Close TogetherThe science of longtime couples who die close together.
  40. guts
    Death: A New Excuse to Hate Your Belly Fat!Muffin tops aren’t such a joke after all.
  41. rest in peace brutus
    Bad Things Happen to the Rock, Too, SometimesPuppies die sometimes.
  42. our selfies ourselves
    Selfies Kill More People Than SharksGet out of the water, er, Instagram.
  43. first person
    How to Plan a Wedding When You’re an Orphan“When I think about my parents’ absence at my wedding I feel a kind of relief. It’s a guilty kind of relief, but there it is.”
  44. in memoriam
    Sheryl Sandberg Shares What She’s Learned After Her Husband’s Death“I gained a more profound understanding of what it is to be a mother,” she wrote in a Facebook post today. 
  45. lessons
    When Her Time Comes, Blake Will Bravely Accept Death’s Cold EmbraceShe will go gently.
  46. tattoos
    What a Tattoo Looks Like Up Really, Really CloseVery cool and slightly creepy. 
  47. Modern Medicine Changed the Way We Die, and Not Always for the BetterAn excerpt from Atul Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
  48. Atul Gawande on Making Life Meaningful, All the Way to the EndWhat we get wrong about our final years. 
  49. consciousness
    What Near-Death Experiences Can Teach Us About ConsciousnessNew research might alter our understanding of death.
  50. death
    YouTube’s Most Famous Mortician on Death, Funeral Selfies, and Home FuneralsAnd, of course, necrophilia.
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