Ghosts of cyberspace: What happens to your digital life when you die

Your digital footprint is larger than you think. And failing to have a plan for it could result in legal fees, headaches and heartaches for your survivors when you die.

You mean your family doesn’t constantly talk about death?

Tabatha Southey: Planning for the end of life, passed from one generation to the next, is only prudent

A son’s letter to his grieving parents: ‘I have you, right now’

Before You Go: Luke Ottenhof and his family endured a year of tragic deaths. But death can teach us how to live—lessons he wants his parents to know
Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017

How often have you come close to death?

Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir recounts 17 brushes with oblivion—including her daughter’s terrifying anaphylactic episode
Coffin on stage

The modern Baby Boomer’s guide to dying

Robert McCrum’s Every Third Thought contemplates the endgame for a generation that’s changed everything it touches
Roy Halladay

What does it mean when we mourn sports heroes like Roy Halladay?

It can be baffling when people mourn over celebrities—and even more so when it’s a pro athlete. But there’s something elemental about that kind of grief
Happy and playful senior couple together at home.  (Simone Becchetti/Stocksy)

A gender gap that’s a matter of life and death

Canadian men die earlier than women, and it’s not biological. What’s behind this deadly gap, and why doesn’t anyone seem to care?

When last tweets become last words

In an era when we constantly share every aspect of our lives, you never know when an offhand tweet might be your final message to the world
(Photo illustration by Levi Nicholson)

Partisan to the very end—and beyond

The once sombre death notice is now seen as a way for the recently deceased to make one final political appeal to the living: who to vote for, or against.
The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit Wolverhampton

The Queen is not dead: How a ’prank’ BBC tweet sparked alarm

As royal missteps go, they don’t get much worse than this.