Want to be buried on your own land, at sea or in a forest? A guide to unconventional send-offs

Some people don’t want to end up in a cemetery. Writing in The Conversation, researchers Sandra van der Laan and Lee Moerman explain that other options often come with complications.

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Finding solace in grief: How embracing loss helped heal a broken heart

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With artificial intelligence, the dead – or something like them – can live on

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