Best Books to Help You Deal With Grief

Whether it is a tale of fiction, a memoir, or an essay, books have the power to transform our minds and our lives. In our past article on the Best Books on Death and Dying, we examined some of the most important and insightful contemporary works on all things related to death and dying. Here, we will  do something similar, ...

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Military Funerals Around the World

  When one thinks about military funerals, you probably think immediately of decorative uniforms, folded flags, firing rifles, and sounding trumpets. But have you ever wondered how these iconic traditions came to be? Or how they may differ around the world? Military funerals are traditional, highly ritualized, and have a general air of formality, honour, and respect for the deceased. Here is ...

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How Can You Donate Your Body in the U.S.

There are many things we can do with our bodies after we die. We can bury them, cremate them, or send our ashes into space. But have you ever considered donating your body to science? In the United States, the options for body disposal are endless but more and more people are choosing to make the necessary arrangements to have ...

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How to Hold a Home Funeral

Before the 20th century, it was common for families and communities to take care of their own dead — both before and after a death. People often died while still at home, supported by friends, faith communities, or the local midwife (who often attended both births and deaths). Doctors were sometimes present, but largely served a supportive role for the family. A home-based approach ...

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The Darwin Awards: Everything You Need to Know

What Are The Darwin Awards? The Darwin Awards are a self-proclaimed "tongue-in-cheek honor," which began in the mid 1980's in Usenet newsgroup discussions online. Paying homage to the father of evolution, Charles Darwin, these "awards" recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by removing themselves from the human gene pool, either via death or sterilization by their own actions. The ...

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How Can You Donate Your Body in Canada

Have you ever wondered why people donate their bodies to science? Or considered donating your body yourself? In Canada, more and more people are choosing to make the necessary arrangements so that when they die, their bodies will be used to forward scientific progress. Not only are there a number of ways that you can donate your body, but it ...

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Best Gifts for the Death Obsessed

The Holidays are fast approaching and like it or not, it is time to open up our wallets and find the right gifts for the people we love. As joyous as this time can be, the holiday routine will leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering what the heck do we get everyone? If you have friends or family ...

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#TalkDeath Canadian Funeral Law ReCap

Episode 6 of #Talkdeath featured two experts who are well versed in Canadian funerary practice, Nathan Romagnoli and Janet McCausland. Nathan is the owner of Eco Funerals and Janet is chair person for the Natural Burial Association. They spoke with Qeepr LIVE on September 27th and answered all your questions about Canadian funeral law, burial alternatives and your legal rights after you die. This was by far one of our ...

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#TalkDeath 7: Historical Death and Future Death

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We are excited to announce the 7th edition of our #TalkDeath series, Historical Death / Future Death.  We decided to dip into the academic world for this edition and we don't think you'll be disappointed. Professor John Troyer is Director of the Centre for Death and Society and lecturer at the University of Bath in the UK. He will be ...

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A Saint in a Suit: Remembering Leonard Cohen

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Hi. My name is Jeremy and I am one of the main writers on this blog. In the past Qeepr has published memorials dedicated to the lives of celebrities who have died. We choose the celebrities to memorialize by their impact on the world and the collective (un)consciousness of our society. Our very first blog post in fact was dedicated ...

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