Dying in America 200 years ago was a simply family affair, devoid of pomp. The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming changed everything.
The pain of grief is part of human existence. Daoist and Confucian philosophy can help find meaning in grief.
For medieval cultures, the dying process and death itself was a 'transition,' not a rupture.
Although 'Game of Thrones' -style funeral pyres are still out of bounds, Americans are increasingly turning to cheaper, greener and more meaningful ways to dispose of their loved ones' bodies.
Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween.