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New Jersey Will Forgive Student Loan Debt for Kids Who Die

A new law ends the state's aggressive collection practices against parents of dead kids

There is arguably no pain greater than that of losing a child or seeing your child become permanently disabled. In fact, when most of us hear stories of such tragic loss, they inspire in us compassion, empathy and a desire … Continue reading

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Why Does It Seem Like Everyone Has Cancer?

George Johnson, a former New York Times editor and reporter, analyzes why it seems likes everyone has cancer

In a recent article in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times, former editor and reporter George Johnson reflected on how “when the government publishes its Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, it is followed … Continue reading

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How Does Social Media Affect the Way We Grieve?

Facebook, twitter and blogs become accepted forums for death and grief

A recent New York Times article, “An Online Generation Redefines Mourning”, opens with the story of a twenty-something who requested a picture of his mother sent through text message. That way, he wouldn’t have to identify her remains in person. … Continue reading

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The Reversible Destiny Foundation: Architecture as an Extension of Life After Death

Japanese designer Shusaku Arakawa melds death and design in collaboration with Madeline Gins

Japanese designer Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) declared that he and his partner Madeline Gins would never die. The duo pushed the boundaries of design for over 40 years, melding philosophy with architecture in buildings like Bioscleave House until Arakawa’s death at … Continue reading

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New York Times Article Says “Values Conflict at the End of Life”

Paula Span wonders: how do we make decisions for dying relatives who are cognitively impaired?

Family members play a crucial part in making sure that mom, dad, or whoever receiving end-of-life attention is having the most painless experience possible. Perhaps most importantly, we want the experience to be unique to their wishes. But what happens … Continue reading

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Hypochondria: An Inside Look from Woody Allen

A fear of death keeps this alarmist alert to even the most minor health symptoms

The New York Times recently called on filmmaker, actor, and writer Woody Allen to share his thoughts on hypochondria. They wanted a look inside the head of someone always afraid of illness at the smallest sign of a symptom. Here’s … Continue reading

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