death

How to Navigate Grief at Work

Earlier this year, I received a phone call at work from my mom letting me know that my grandpa had died. I wasn’t sure how…

This Professor Created a Whole College Class About Anthony Bourdain

Like many grizzled academics, Professor Todd Kennedy doesn’t get too caught up in celebrity. But when Anthony Bourdain died, something stuck with him, something he didn’t expect — and…

Terminal Lucidity: The Researchers Attempting to Prove Your Mind Lives On Even After You Die

One of the strangest stories of death you’ll ever hear is the tale of Anna Katharina Ehmer, a wildly deranged, developmentally delayed German woman who…

Why Female Soldiers Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate

Stephanie Shannon was just 20 years old when she landed in Saudi Arabia in a tan camouflage uniform still crisp around the edges. She’d enlisted…