The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity

More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before. At one correctional facility, volunteer death-doulas offer care and comfort to their fellow prisoners.

My Dad Died One Year Ago. It’s Been the Best Year of My Life.

Time never moved slower than when my father was dying. But finally losing him made me start living like there’s no tomorrow.

He Killed 140 Men in the Electric Chair. Then He Took His Own Life.

The man who operated New York State’s “Old Sparky” was calm, collected and always professional. No one knew that every flick of the switch was tearing him apart.

These Elderly DIY-ers Came to Peace With Death — By Crafting Their Own Coffins

Here’s what happens when a group of merrily macabre New Zealanders decides to go out in style.

How a Doctor Grieves When an Eight-Year-Old Suddenly Dies

As a pediatrician at a hospital, I see tons of tragedy but am rarely given a moment to mourn. Taking just a few minutes to honor their lives helps me keep going.

Flying Dead Bodies Across the Land of the Midnight Sun

When there’s a murder or mysterious death in remote areas of Alaska, corpses are flown in to the state morgue. This is what it’s like to run that airborne operation.

My Father’s Dying Days Showed Me There’s No Such Thing As ‘Death With Dignity’

Hospice care was supposed to make it all easier — for him and for us. But that hardly helped when the man I loved was reduced to nothing.

Fighting South Korea’s Suicide Crisis With Fake Funerals

In Seoul, everyone from corporations to cafes is working to lower the world’s highest suicide rate.

Grandma, You’ll Want These Selfies for Your Funeral

After my grandmother had a catastrophic stroke, I obsessively took photos of us for posterity. Even then, I didn’t realize how much they’d mean to me when she was gone.