Stop Leaving Cigarettes and Beer on Funeral Altars, Irish Priest Begs

What, like leaving a pack of Parliaments and an empty High Life on a casket is disrespectful or something?


Human Composting Just Got the Green Light in Washington

It's an eco-friendly alternative to burial or cremation


Widow Lived for Weeks on Leftover Cheese from Husband's Funeral After Error Marked Her as Dead, Too

Warning: This story is sad even though it's about cheese.


Inside the Funeral Homes Posing the Dead Like They're Still Alive

We talked to the head of one of New Orleans's oldest funeral homes about why some families are drawn to "extreme embalmings."


Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan

Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?


The Expired Oreo Cake that Loved Me

I couldn't bear to throw out the "7-inch Double Layer Cookies N' Crème Cake" that had become my rock.


Only Pathetic Losers Would Want Donald Trump at Their Funeral

John McCain's dying wish is to have a Trump-free funeral. I can't blame him.


WATCH: Georgia Tech Students Give Fallen Taco Bell a Touching Memorial Service

It included a military-funeral-style bugle performance of "Taps."


Families Tell Us Why They Decided to ‘Bury’ a Loved One in Space

Celestis is the first and only private company to have successfully launched a memorial spaceflight.


These Women Make A Living By Singing at People's Funerals

Singing at her grandmother's funeral inspired Penelope Shipley to start a business and do the same for other people's families. “The idea has always been to help people," she says.


Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Pet Cremator

"What's the strangest animal you've cremated?"