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Mom dies, dad’s absent. Boy turns to family friend.
Nov. 17, 2014
Shirley Paulson plucked Matt Fitsimmons out of a tough spot when he was a teenager. Ever since, he’s been a part of her family.
YouTube mortician is a living, breathing FAQ on death
Oct. 30, 2014
Caitlin Doughty is the host of the popular YouTube series
Ask a Mortician
and author of a new memoir:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory
Doctor's orders: Talk about death
Aug. 29, 2014
End-of-life decision-making can be difficult but not impossible.
Friends bond over grief
May. 23, 2014
A friendship blooms after deaths of family members.
What happens in Cook County if you can't afford a funeral?
Apr. 29, 2014
Cook County usually buries unclaimed bodies in the warm months. The burials include many people whose families cannot afford funerals.
New exhibit takes unique look at death, food and remembrance
Apr. 7, 2014
When someone passes away today, it’s pretty common for friends and family to reminisce about them over food and drink. It turns out, in some ancient cultures, that use of food went a bit further.
Tips for your summer BBQ
Aug. 2, 2013
Want to know what cuts would be best for your next BBQ? Butcher Bob Levitt lets us know how you can throw the BBQ of your dreams. And NPR host Scott Simon discusses why he decided to tweet about his mother's final days.
After Aaron, thoughts on surviving suicide
Jan. 15, 2013
Some 34,000 people die by suicide every year in the U.S. But that number is dwarfed by the number of “survivors,” the devastated friends, family and loved ones suicide leaves behind.
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