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The New Old Age: The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

The New Old Age: The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

Bonnie Reagan with a photo of her mother, Del Greenfield, in Ashland, Ore. Ms. Greenfield resorted to so-called VSED to die at age 91 in 2007.
Start-Ups for the End of Life

Start-Ups for the End of Life

Eliam Medina, left, and Rob Dyson, co-founders of Willing, a service that walks people through the completion of estate planning documents.
Start-Ups for the End of Life

Start-Ups for the End of Life

Eliam Medina, left, and Rob Dyson, co-founders of Willing, a service that walks people through the completion of estate planning documents.
Start-Ups for the End of Life

Start-Ups for the End of Life

Eliam Medina, left, and Rob Dyson, co-founders of Willing, a service that walks people through the completion of estate planning documents.
Trilobites: Sometimes Nature is Morbid. That’s Why There’s #BestCarcass.

Trilobites: Sometimes Nature is Morbid. That’s Why There’s #BestCarcass.

A frozen fox that was recovered from the Danube River in Germany in December.
Trilobites: Sometimes Nature is Morbid. That’s Why There’s #BestCarcass.

Trilobites: Sometimes Nature is Morbid. That’s Why There’s #BestCarcass.

A frozen fox that was recovered from the Danube River in Germany in December.
Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Facebook is among several online services that allows a designated person to take control of a deceased person’s account.
Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Facebook is among several online services that allows a designated person to take control of a deceased person’s account.
Tech Tip: Facebook From Beyond the Grave

Tech Tip: Facebook From Beyond the Grave

If you find yourself getting a friend request from someone who has died, report the incident to Facebook.

Tech Tip: Facebook From Beyond the Grave

If you find yourself getting a friend request from someone who has died, report the incident to Facebook.
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.
Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Feature: 600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan at Muir Beach Overlook near his home in California.
The New Old Age: Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes ‘Aid in Dying.’ Does It Matter?

The New Old Age: Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes ‘Aid in Dying.’ Does It Matter?

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, met with Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut in his office on Capitol Hill on Feb. 16, 2017.
Hands of the Dying Offer a Unique Memorial

Hands of the Dying Offer a Unique Memorial

A cast of a dying person’s hand, often clasping the hand of a loved one, can provide a tangible remembrance to a grieving family.
The Stone: What Our Cells Teach Us About a ‘Natural’ Death

The Stone: What Our Cells Teach Us About a ‘Natural’ Death

Effigies in Scotland from the 17th century, when death was simpler.