An Indigenous Indian tribe once embraced voluntary and assisted euthanasia in specific contexts, a cultural practice fundamentally driven by a care for the common good.
Aging and dying
More Americans are choosing human composting—now legal in six states—to avoid mainstream deathcare.
Prolonged grief is normal—and even necessary.
“I know there is a way to grow older that brings us deeply into living.”
Philadelphia is among a growing number of cities creating programs to help residents “age in place” and maintain a connection with their community.
Arnsberg, Germany’s Department of Future Aging is dedicated to ensuring quality of life for its residents over age 55.
Nursing homes using the Green House Project’s model of residential care are weathering the pandemic better than traditional institutions. Here’s why.
Living in the United States, I came to understand the ancient Mexican tradition of honoring the dead.
Witchcraft is having a moment. But look past pop culture's teenaged spellbinders and consider the encouraging example of the unconventional crone.
Heat is deadlier than other climate-related disasters, but the solutions are simpler.
Due to COVID-19, the Muslim community is grappling with how to grieve without traditional burial practices that are essential in Islam.
The idea of death is front and center for many people right now, and this psychological tendency has a strong influence on human behavior.
Taking a cue from the many traditions that liken human life to fabric, I started knitting a COVID-19 death-toll blanket.
How immigrants have brought diverse traditions to keep their ancestors and dead loved ones close.
While much attention on the rising suicide rate focuses on youth, data shows that it's actually working-age adults who are being hit hardest.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
End-of-life caregiving is an ancient practice that’s now re-emerging in the death positivity movement, which urges a shift in thinking about death as natural and not traumatic.
I needed others to see me—to acknowledge my grief.
When I learned that my first issue as editorial director of YES! would be on death, I cringed a bit. No one likes to think about death, much less talk about it. In fact, death might be more taboo to discuss than even sex or money. A recent survey found that only about a third of people had discussed making wills with their partners, or their wishes concerning their funerals. It’s almost as though we believe that dying doesn’t actually happen. At least not to us.
Author and end-of-life educator Sallie Tisdale gets real about death and dying.
Knowing this changes how I live my life.
For families of missing or disappeared persons, mourning the ambiguous loss of their loved ones is complex.
It’s never too soon to act.
…and they want to bring back “The Good Death.”
For disabled people, getting around Seattle is a constant challenge. This app wants to make it easier and safer.
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