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Can Feeling Younger Really Cause Older People To Live Longer?

The results of a study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, have received a good deal of attention online. The research found that elderly people who reported feeling younger than their actual chronological age had a greater rate of survival in the period before a 99-month follow-up than their peers […]

Death of a Generation

By all appearances, gone.  I have to believe something will come up from the roots.

Good Mourning

Memento mori. Do what you can in the time that remains.

It’s been a Big Gay Year. Where are the Hurricanes of Doom?

Motivational speaker Ken Crow is the latest right-wing Christian to declare that God will use natural disaster as an instrument of judgment against communities that allow same-sex marriage. Crow posted to Twitter yesterday: “Will gay marriage destroy America?”

Crow links to his own article in that Tweet. Crow’s article supplies the answer to the […]

Calculating the Incalculable Loss

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

After a Big Gay Fall, How has the Vengeful God been Dealing out Hurricanes?

A number of prominent fundamentalist religious preachers in America…

Stephen Bennett Harold Camping Graham Dow John Hagee Yehuda Levin John Piper Pat Robertson

… have repeatedly insisted that God uses weather disasters to punish communities for allowing gay people to hold hands, kiss, speak to each other or live with each other — the […]

Which Kills More: Terrorists Or Air Polluters?

Reducing air pollution doesn’t involve the creation of a new cabinet department, starting new wars, or violating the Bill of Rights, but as you can see, it’s a much more deadly problem than terrorism. […]

The Limits Of The Phrase: Passed Away

What are the limits of the phrase “passed away”? Can we say that a person “passed away” in an accident involving an industrial rock crushing machine? […]

I'm Alive. I'm Dead. I'm Missing Parts. I Can't Move. I Am A Dog. I Am Cotard's Syndrome.

It’s commonly described as the walking dead disease, but Cotard’s syndrome is broader than that.

New Scientist has interviewed a man who once believed that he was dead (he got better). The man had attempted to kill himself by electrocuting himself in a bathtub, but had succeeded only in badly damaging his brain. His belief […]

Death Means Business

Statistics on death at work. […]

Skull Appreciation

Why do we fear skulls, yet keep images of them all around us? […]