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We’re all going to die — what happens to our Facebook accounts?

We’re all going to die — what happens to our Facebook accounts? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
On this week’s episode of Why’d You Push That Button?, Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany think about dying and how they might plan for their deaths. What will happen to their Instagram accounts and content when they die?
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we are going to die one day - what will Facebook do without you?

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what do you want done with your Facebook account?

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Death wellness is changing how we spend our last chapter

Death wellness is changing how we spend our last chapter | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A BREAK WITH HISTORY
In the 19th century, Americans died in their own homes, which also hosted their wakes and funerals. The Victorian era was obsessed with dying and mourning; numerous rituals memorialized the deceased and absorbed the grieving period. In fact, it was customary to observe the body for up to three days to ensure the dead didn’t wake from a “deep sleep” prior to burial.
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TERMS OF DEATH should be rather personal - your thoughts?

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Self-made millionaire: Don't buy into the idea that '70 is the new retirement age'

Self-made millionaire: Don't buy into the idea that '70 is the new retirement age' | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It's 'ridiculous' to think you should expect to retire at 70, says bestselling author David Bach.
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5 minutes to a personal midnight...  think about it...

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A scientist just turned 104. His birthday wish is to die.

A scientist just turned 104. His birthday wish is to die. | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

Champagne bubbles danced in fancy glasses and birthday candles burned atop a cheesecake marking 104 years of a long and accomplished life.

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Should his wish be denied? Why?

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What about the elderly couple who CHOSE to die together?

That story:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/08/17/elderly-couple-got-deepest-wish-to-die-together-in-rare-euthanasia-case/?utm_term=.1614f40b5e8c

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The Case for Swedish Death Cleaning Your Home

The Case for Swedish Death Cleaning Your Home | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Swedish are good at so many things -- pop music, smoked fish, architecture, furniture -- and now, they bring us "Swedish Death Cleaning."
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a different way to look at "until death do you part" - got to admire the Swedes...

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'The Coffin Club' faces death with a song

'The Coffin Club' faces death with a song | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
New Zealand filmmaker showcases free-spirited seniors embracing death by building and decorating their own coffins.
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sing your way into eternity.....  :-)

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents' Stuff

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents' Stuff | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Increasingly, when their parents die, boomers and Gen X'ers will face challenges finding buyers for the possessions
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for some, a genuine wake up call - i have seen the reality many times...   sad that things have gotten this way...

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A new way of looking at death: 'Memento Mori' from around the world

A new way of looking at death: 'Memento Mori' from around the world | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In his new book, Paul Koudounaris explores the cultural significance of mummies, skeletons and skulls.
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A never ending subject and always nearby.

 

Do you fear death? 

 

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The Most Unusual Way People Die in Each State — in One Surprising Map

The Most Unusual Way People Die in Each State — in One Surprising Map | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In some states, it's gunshots. In one, it's syphilis.
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interesting i guess - if you want to know about death in your state.....

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When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster

When We Blast Our Dead Loved Ones to Space - Supercluster | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Your final resting place doesn’t have to be on earth.
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not exactly "beam me up Scotty!" - but for now, I am ready for this ('eh - when the time comes) - it would be in line with the idea of a Final Frontier) - would you do it?

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All About Whole-Body Donations

All About Whole-Body Donations | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
On the March afternoon when her wife Sandy Swanson died of cancer, Liz Mattern knew who to call. A few hours later, two technicians arrived to remove About 20,000 Americans choose to donate their bodies to science after they die to help advance science and medical students.
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It is your body - and you can give it to....    What do you think of the idea?

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Clinically Dead Survivors Share What Death Is Really Like

Clinically Dead Survivors Share What Death Is Really Like | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
People who were clinically dead share what death is really like.
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Has anyone been dead yet?

(I have known 2 - one who would not talk about it - and one that would not stop talking about it)

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Retirement Lessons Learned After Taking Early Retirement

Retirement Lessons Learned After Taking Early Retirement | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Jonathan Look took early retirement at 50 and has learned a lot about life and retirement since then. Here are the retirement lessons he wants to share.
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His first point hits home...  heads up for all...  

 

"We ain’t gettin’ out of this alive. With retirement, you have more time to do things you love, but the extra time is wasted unless you are using it productively and actually living your dreams. The road doesn’t go on forever." 

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My Husband Died at 34—Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned From It

My Husband Died at 34—Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned From It | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A sudden, unanticipated death has a way of jolting us to our senses. When you’re told that your husband is dead, everything changes in an instant. 
Al Cannistra's insight:

Unusual story to share here - but it reminds me of someone I had the pleasure of working with some years ago. There are similarities in this story. She was widowed at an early age and left with a family of boys to take care of and raise - and she found the strength to do that well. Ni- this one is for you....

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A Look the Idea of Ending Aging and Avoiding Death

A Look the Idea of Ending Aging and Avoiding Death | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The ever insightful duo of Kurzgesagt and CGP Grey took a two-part animated look at the subject of aging, choosing when to die, the common acceptance of de
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do you believe death is inevitable?

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The 4 Things That Are Worse Than Death, According to 180 Severely Ill People

The 4 Things That Are Worse Than Death, According to 180 Severely Ill People | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
• Incontinence
• Needing a breathing machine
• Needing a feeding tube
• Needing care all the time
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without a doubt.....  maybe one day views will change - your thoughts?

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New Research: Understanding the Dreams of the Dying

New Research: Understanding the Dreams of the Dying | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A doctor reflects in a TEDx Talk about how he came to understand more about what the dreams and visions of the dying mean.
Al Cannistra's insight:

exploring this one may be frightening to some - the subject of death usualy is - but highly recommended if you are dealing with someone or a circumstance of your own... the presentation is 17 minutes.... really worth it

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Meet the Necrobiome: The Microbes That Will Eat Your Corpse

Meet the Necrobiome: The Microbes That Will Eat Your Corpse | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
By studying the bacteria around a decaying body, forensic investigators can estimate time of death.
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it is just about lunchtime - this might make for good reading...   things that eat your corpse.... enjoy!

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