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Tangihanga: A Look Into a Traditional Maori Funeral

How one of the world's most remarkable cultures approaches expected and unexpected loss

The Maori people are an indigenous group of Polynesian New Zealanders whose ancestry can be traced all the way back to the 13th century. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori have established a distinct society of characteristic art, language and … Continue reading

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A Graphic Designer’s Brother Dies in a Plane Crash

Using her experience and design sense, one woman helps others through the stages of grief

Dana Shields, a graphic designer in Menlo Park, California, has used her design sense to help herself heal from the unexpected death of her youngest brother, Jeb, in 1991. Jeb was a Navy pilot who died in a classified mid-air … Continue reading

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