A Different Kind of Time Traveling: Send Messages to Relatives 100 Years in the Future
It is only recently that we have been confronted with planning our digital afterlives, yet as technology advances at an alarming speed, there seems to be more and more to plan for. Services like IfIDie have emerged, sending passwords, notes, and even automatic Facebook posts in the event of... »
Nick Loeb Suing Sofia Vergara On Behalf of Frozen Embryos "Emma" and "Isabella"
In early 2013, actress Sofia Vergara and then-fiance Nick Loeb had two of her eggs fertilized by his sperm and then frozen. After an acrimonious split in late 2013, Loeb initially filed a lawsuit in the state of California to preserve the embryos, later amending his complaint to sue... »
Considering Getting a Dog for the Holidays? Here are a Few Things to Think About First.
Are you considering getting a family dog this holiday season? Or perhaps gifting a dog to an elderly family member or friend with the best of intentions, i.e. to give them companionship? While New York City may be one of the friendlier dog cities in the U.S., with off-leash... »
'Grandma's Spare Room' Scheme Will Open Up Affordable Housing for NYU Students
Housing in New York is a big cost for just about anybody, but imagine if you were a student. The loaded cost of a year at NYU--including tuition, fees, room and board--is about $66,000. At that rate, which would come first, death or the payoff of your students loans?  Using... »
Tips for Discussing Politics This Thanksgiving
Don't.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, from Besunder... »
Your Cremated Remains Can Be Pressed Into a Vinyl Record
You may be surprised to learn the variety of different things you can do with your cremated remains these days. For example, you can be crushed into a gemstone, stuffed into fireworks, fired into hand-blown glass, painted into a work of art, put into an hourglass, or sewn into a... »
A Sack Lunch for Soldiers
I recently received this heart-warming story about a kind soul who supported our troops. Please pass along the spirit of giving this holiday season! I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have... »
How Your iPhone Can Save Your Life
If you use a passcode for your phone, your emergency contacts--or any contacts for that matter--are locked, meaning if you're incapacitated your phone cannot be used to identify and contact friends or family. To solve this problem, Apple incorporate Medical ID into its health app. It allows you not only... »
Cuba! Day 1.
Cuba has always held a fascination for me.  And so, when an email circulated from the bar association for a trip to Cuba sponsored by the International Section, I jumped at the chance.  I did not realize how little I knew until I went. But first, a little teaser of... »
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... »
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