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How this mortician wants to dispose of her body: Vultures

Have you asked your loved one lately how they'd like to die? That's the conversation that mortician Caitlin Doughty would like to get started in America.

How this mortician wants to dispose of her body: Vultures
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Social media is transforming the way we view death and grieving

Social media is transforming the way we view death and grieving
Matthew Sullivan working on a prototype operating table | Suspended Animation, Boytan Beach, Florida, USA 2010

Here's what it looks like to be frozen

Here's what it looks like to be frozen
Social gathering and sharing a meal during Russian Easter honoring the dead, Spring Valley, New Jersey, 1997

Photographers look for 'the poetry of death and dying in America'

Photographers look for 'the poetry of death and dying in America'
Dr. Robert Sappenfield with his son Bob, Dorchester, 1988

Why this photographer takes portraits of the dying

Why this photographer takes portraits of the dying
Phil Toledano hugs his father in a photo from his book, "Days With My Father."

How a photographer captured his father's final years

"Days With My Father" started out as a personal project from photographer Phil Toledano, who took images of his father as he became his primary caregiver. To Toledano's surprise, the photos struck a chord with the wider public.

How a photographer captured his father's final years
Andrea Soldo is consoled by family members after receiving a flag during the funeral services for her husband, Las Vegas police officer Igor Soldo, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 12, 2014.

Americans don't talk much about death, but that may be changing

Most Americans, even doctors and medical professionals, seem reluctant to talk about death and dying. But now some authors and filmmakers are trying make death an acceptable topic of conversation — and people aren't just open but even happy to talk.

Americans don't talk much about death, but that may be changing