funerals

As the Coronavirus Death Toll Mounts, the eBay Urn Business Is Booming

It's the convergence of a few awful truths — chief among them that the pandemic's economic crisis has made it cost prohibitive for families to bury their next of kin

I Buried My Grandfather on Zoom

The coronavirus hasn’t just changed our lives. It’s disrupted death — and the rituals that are fundamental to burial for religious families like mine

The Lucrative ‘Cremation Diamonds’ Business Is All Hot Air

Corpse-to-gemstone companies — one of which won big on ‘Shark Tank’ — promise diamonds made of a loved one’s carbon. Experts say that’s impossible

What Would Happen if You Were Filled With Unpopped Popcorn When You Got Cremated?

If I eat a bunch of popcorn seeds before I die, will my corpse explode into a buttery flesh sack of salty goodness? We fact-checked this viral meme and learned a lot about death