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Millennials Are in Their Thirties
Ask Polly: ‘My Mother Has Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer and I’m Falling Apart’
Ultimately, only you can decide how you want to navigate this sickness with her.
I Stared Down Mortality, and It Made Me Worry About My Hair
If this doesn’t stop, there’s not going to be anything left.
This Teen Who Arrived to Prom in a Coffin Will Make You Feel Extremely Old
That’s one way to make an entrance.
Ask Polly: Is Life All Downhill From Here?
Don’t assume that the future is even worse that the present.
The ‘Maternal Bereavement Effect’ Explains Why Parents Die After Their Children
A mother’s “hazard of mortality” shoots up by 326 percent in the two years following a child’s death.
People Are Dying Younger Because America Keeps Failing the Bad-Break Test
In the richest country in the world, it shouldn’t be the case that one bad break can trigger a downward spiral to death.
Black People Are Now Living Almost As Long As White People, But There’s a Catch
There’s been a heartening reduction in the racial lifespan gap, but it’s hiding some bad news for public health.
The Gender Controversy Over White Mortality
“It’s sometimes the case that when bloggers are responding in real time, they’re looking at one small slice of it without looking into the one bigger picture in which it fits.”
We All Make Decisions Like the One Wes Welker Just Made
We’re constantly trying to reconcile what we want today with what might kill us decades from now.
How Researchers Will Figure Out Why So Many Middle-aged White People Are Dying
It’s going to be very, very complicated.
How I Learned to Love Almost Dying
An outtake from
The Folded Clock
by Heidi Julavits.
When Her Time Comes, Blake Will Bravely Accept Death’s Cold Embrace
She will go gently.
Atul Gawande on Making Life Meaningful, All the Way to the End
What we get wrong about our final years.
Everyday Annoyances Will Kill Us All
Death by a thousand tiny hassles.