How Nearly Dying Taught This Woman How to Live--And What We Can Learn from Her
What will be said about you when you're gone? Are you kind? Are you gentle? Are you giving? Are you loving? These are the questions Heather Anne Naples asked herself after a brain aneurysm that brought her all to close to death--and the realization that her young daughter may... »
90-Year-Old Woman "Hits the Road" for the Last Year of Her Life
Norma Jean Bauerschmidt's story went viral, so perhaps this is not the first time you've heard of her--the remarkable woman who told her doctor after receiving the news that she had uterine cancer, "I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road." Her Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma, gained more than... »
Last Living Person Born in the 1800s Dies in Italy at the Age of 117
Yesterday, the world's oldest person--Emma Morano of Piedmont, Italy, died at the age of 117. Born on November 29, 1899, Ms. Morano lived during 3 centuries, through 2 world wars, and witnessed more than 90 Italian governments. To what did she attribute her old age? 3 eggs a day, 2 of... »
Top 10 Considerations for Retirement: Sage Advice From Retirees To Millennials
Hindsight being 20/20 is not all that helpful, but you can glean insight from people whose eyesight hasn't been 20/20 for at least 20 years. The New York Times asked Journalism Students around the country to interview retirees and find out what tips they have for the millennial generation. It's probably no surprise that... »
Reclaiming the End of Life
After a freak accident where 11,000 volts of electricity arced from the outside of a passenger train through his wristwatch to his body, B.J. Miller became a triple amputee. As the doctors removed first one leg, then the next, and then his arm, Miller wondered about life after the... »
South Koreans Experience Own Death by Being Nailed Into a Coffin
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience your own funeral? In South Korea, it has become all the rage. While some people are personally compelled to envisage their own deaths, others are sent by their businesses as part of a motivational program to better appreciate... »
Americans' Thoughts on Death. What Happens, and Are You Prepared?
When it comes to having a will, the fact remains that most Americans are unprepared for death. Yet many have thoughts on the subject, and they shared them in an April 2014 poll conducted by CBS. Read on, and weigh in with your own thoughts after! 65% of American's think there... »