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December

R.I.P. 2017: FAMOUS LIVES & DEATHS WE'LL REMEMBER
We said goodbye to some of the architects of rock & roll, influential comedians, bestselling novelists, and more. Join us as we take a look back at the most notable deaths of 2017.  Read more

November

HOW VETERANS GRIEVE
Honoring their fallen comrades is a uniquely powerful experience for America's military veterans.  Read more

October

MAKING PORTRAITS THAT CAPTURE A LIFE
How a photographer creates a picture worthy of remembrance.  Read more

September

WHY THE TRADITIONAL FUNERAL THRIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Through countless variations, the classic funeral format endures.  Read more

August

WHY CHOOSING FUNERAL MUSIC IS SO IMPORTANT
It's surprising how much a musical selection can affect mourning.  Read more

July

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, IT'S NOT JUST URNS AND GRAVESTONES
Here are 20 creative new ways we might honor our lost loved ones.  Read more

June

BEST DAD EVER
When a man is a great father, it outshines every other accomplishment in his life.  Read more

BURIAL OR CREMATION?
Which is right for your family?  Read more

TYPES OF CREMATION URNS
The right urn will reflect a loved one's life.  Read more

GREEN FUNERALS AND NATURAL BURIALS
More people are planning funerals that emphasize an organic return to the earth.  Read more

May

HONORING LOST WARRIORS
On Memorial Day, there’s more than one way to pay tribute to the soldiers who didn’t come home.  Read more

April

AS MOM'S MEMORIES BLOSSOM
Celebrating Mother’s Day after a loss can be hard. Two things that help: children and flowers.  Read more

March

THE TASTE OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
Smell triggers nostalgia—more so than any other of the five senses.? Making favorite family recipes helps us hold on to loved ones we miss. Read more

February

CONNECTED HEART SYNDROME
What's it really about when couples die within hours or days of one another? Apparently, lifelong love can extend even into death. Read more

LOVE IN THE OBITUARIES
It’s often in the obituaries where an everyday married couple’s great romance is finally told. Read more

 


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January

ANALYSIS: THE 2016 CELEBRITY DEATH BOOM
From Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, Legacy counted 95 total celebrity deaths -- 38 percent more celebrity deaths than typical for the decade. What does it all mean? Read more