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Blue Planet: How Other Cultures Handle Loss

Losing someone close to you can be paralyzing. Death is hard to accept, no matter how old you might be or how used to loss you might think you are. While it can be hard to move forward, there is comfort in knowing you ar ...

Category: Funeral Ceremonies Society Loss

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In Sickness and Health: Making the Right Married Lifestyle Choices

Marriage is a joining of two souls as one. Of course, this does not always suggest the best results. When two people come together who both have destructive habits, those habits can easily grow out of control. Even seemi ...

Category: Marriage Society


“Creator, Does This Unit Have a Soul?”

Is there life after death? We have pondered that question about ourselves and our animal companions for millennia. Now, the same inquiries are being posed about androids, robots and other kinds of artificial intelligence ...

Category: Society Technology


For Transgender Jewish Teens, the Mitzvah Is Part of the Journey

Many Jewish teenagers mark their journey towards adulthood with a pivotal coming of age ritual signifying new social and religious responsibilities. Children assigned male at birth are typically inducted into this period ...

Category: Ceremonies Society


Honoring the Dead After a Natural Disaster

With recent headlines about the record-breaking hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there will likely be concerns about how to deal with mourning the dead in their aftermath. Religion and culture dictate funerary customs to whic ...

Category: Funeral Society Loss

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Should We Say “Goodbye” to the Rented Tuxedo?

Tuxedoes slowly became the gold standard for American weddings during the second half of the 20th century. Once strictly reserved for wear during evening formal events, they became the groom’s uniform du jour regar ...

Category: Wedding Planning Society

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Even in Death, You Are Not Alone: The Role of the Psychopomp

Have you ever heard the phrase “crossing the river Styx”? You may not know about the Greek myth behind the saying but might be familiar with the idea of spirit guides helping the dead pass into the afterlife. ...

Category: Funeral Society

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Downloading Ourselves: Can Human Consciousness Live On Inside Computers?

Speculative fiction has repeatedly asked the question of whether the human consciousness can live on after death in this plane of existence. Technological aids for extending life, as well as the potential consequences of ...

Category: Society Technology

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One for the Men

Weddings are celebrations surrounding the union of two people in love. In a more traditional marriage, the bride is the one who people tend to shower with the most affection and attention. This is because weddings have b ...

Category: Wedding Planning Marriage Society

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Announcing Your Engagement With Grace

When you and your partner have decided to get engaged, it can be a very big moment in your life. It can be such a huge deal, in fact, that you want to run right out and tell all of your closest friends and family members ...

Category: Marriage Society

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