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Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths in 2015, Study Shows

Air pollution contributed to the most deaths, followed by water and job-related pollution

A new report released by The Lancet has linked pollution of all kinds to roughly 9 million deaths in 2015. This equates to about 16 percent of total deaths worldwide, with air pollution contributing to the most deaths (6.5 million). … Continue reading

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“On the Death of Anne Bronte” by Charlotte Bronte

The loss of a sister inspires poetry

In England in the 1840s, one of the most revered literary families was the Bronte sisters, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte. The parents, Patrick and Maria, had five girls and one boy. Their mother died while all the … Continue reading

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“Death in the Sick Room” by Edvard Munch

The Munch painting explores tuberculosis and death through the survivors they affect

In the 1895 painting Death in the Sick Room, Norwegian symbolist Edvard Munch takes a unique look at his sister Johanne Sophie and her death by tuberculosis. Rather than fix his gaze on his sister, Munch directs his attention to … Continue reading

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“Die” (1962) by Minimalist Tony Smith

The sculpture’s enigmatic relationship with death and dying

The minimalist sculpture “Die” by American sculptor, Tony Smith (1912 – 1980), has ostensibly little to do with the subject of death and dying. Apart from the fact that the title elicits some kind of relationship with death, the relevance … Continue reading

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