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Cancer Patient Heather Mosher Marries 18 Hours Before her Death

The dying bride's vows were her final words, which she followed with a triumphant gesture

Surely Heather Mosher’s worst of times began the day doctors confirmed she had breast cancer. That day, however, did not end in deep disappointment. Nor did her life. On December 23, 2016 Heather received both the dire medical news and … Continue reading

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In the Future, More Older Americans May Die Alone

Studies predict more Americans will both age and die alone

More American adults may die alone in the future, if recent studies are any indication. This would be largely due to the fact that Americans are much more independent nowadays compared to earlier generations. Roughly half of U.S. adults are … Continue reading

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Funeral Home Weddings Are On the Rise

"'Til death do us part" could come full circle for some couples

The appeal of funeral home weddings is easy to understand. A Pew Research study released in 2015 found that a growing number of U.S. adults do not identify with a particular religion. Thus, the need for secular wedding venues is … Continue reading

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Getting Married Could Help Post-Surgery Recovery

A study finds that married people recover faster after heart surgery than unmarried people

Thousands of classic jokes poke fun at the stresses of marital life, but science says marriage might actually save our lives. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who are married … Continue reading

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Film Review: Up (2009)

How Pixar makes a floating house lead to a healing journey in one of the greatest animated love stories

Pixar is that magical Emeryville-based animation company that can do no wrong (except, perhaps, for the Cars franchise; otherwise, their output is perfection). In 2009, Pixar released what may be its magnum opus to date: UP. It’s a fun, entertaining romp … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part: Elderly Couple Leave Life Together

Edward Hale stayed by his wife's side until the New York couple shared their final breaths before dying.

Few can literally say they loved their husband or wife until his or her last breath – but New York resident Edward Hale is one of the rare cases who kept the marital promise « Till Death Do Us Part … Continue reading

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