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11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, memories are shared and tears are shed. The attendees walk slowly out to their cars and form a single file […]


Further reading on what makes a good end of lifeFurther reading on what makes a good end of life

Posted By Jessica Gross

“What would be a good end of life?” Judy MacDonald Johnston asks in today’s talk, given at TED2013. Her answer — based on her own experience of helping two friends face death in a way that respected the incredible life they’d built — involves five practices, all of which can help maintain a high quality […]


TEDx speaker killed in bombingTEDx speaker killed in bombing

Posted By Tedstaff

Yesterday, two bomb blasts ripped through a snooker hall in the town of Quetta in Pakistan, killing 81 people.  We were very saddened to hear that TEDx speaker Irfan Ali, who spoke briefly at TEDxRawalLake just weeks ago, was among those killed. The organizers of the event shared their sadness with us, through Facebook. “Irfan […]


Thinking about life after death: Q&A with Daniel OgilvieThinking about life after death: Q&A with Daniel Ogilvie

Posted By Larissa Green

Daniel Ogilvie was shocked when his 4-year-old daughter ran out of her bedroom screaming, “I don’t want to be a thing that dies.” But every child goes through this moment of recognizing their mortality. A Rutgers University professor who has studied philosophy for the past 25 years, Ogilvie has become fascinated with our beliefs about […]