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The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It

The Emergence of Death and Dying as We Know It

Once upon a time, people died in their homes. Up until the time of death they were cared for by friends, family members, and appointed religious leaders.

November 26, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Fooling Ourselves: The Everyday role of Ritual

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness.

March 31, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa