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What Your Handshake Says About Your Heart Health

Who would have thought a simple handshake could yield a clue to your heart health? A recent study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that the strength of your grip is…

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Dying to Be Green: The Green Burial Movement

As so many of us across the globe focus more on the environmental impact our lives make, the role of one very common activity continues to be largely overlooked: our funeral practices. The typical fu…

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How People Really Die

Can you name the leading causes of death in the United States? Probably -- cancer, heart disease, car accidents, strokes … Ultimately, the way most of us will go is not exactly surprising. But when yo…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s…

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Make Time for What Matters Now, Not ‘Someday’

“Someday is not on the calendar.” Since 1988, that has become my motto. It was on a cold November night that year when my beautiful 23-year-old sister died four inches from my side in the passenger…

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What to Say (& Not Say) to Someone Who Lost a Pet

As too many of us know, the death of a pet is devastating. Our pets are more than just animals; they are integral parts of our families, they are our confidants, our best friends, and our biggest fans…

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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Why I Support This 29-Year-Old’s Decision to Die

The only thing certain about life is one day it will come to an end. For one woman, that day will likely come this Saturday. Faced with her choice of dying from brain cancer or dying with dignity, …

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How to Turn Into a Tree When You Die

Want to give back to the earth when you pass? Here's an amazing new option sidestepping traditional cremation and burial -- both of which take their toll on our environment. A funerary urn made from b…

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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to get nervous when you're in the d…

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