Aside from birth, the only other thing that is guaranteed to happen to every single person on the planet is death. No exceptions, no way around it. Your own death aside, chances are good that you will be affected by deaths of loved ones and most likely have to plan a funeral or two before your own comes about.
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With more people smoking pot than ever and medical marijuana now legal in Australia, it’s important to know the potential dangers. If you were an extremely heavy user, would it be possible to ingest a lethal dose?
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Have you thought about how you would want to be treated if you cannot make your own decisions? You may be unconscious after car accident, you may be so ill you cannot communicate, or you may be dying and cannot convey your wishes. Would you want to be kept alive on life support if there is no hope of recovery?
It's awkward enough talking about death with other adults. It's even harder when you have to explain to impressionable children that a loved one is gone forever. Here are a few tips for approaching this difficult but inevitable topic in the best way possible.
Dear Lifehacker, I've seen my friends lose their loved ones and, in many cases, find the process even more trying and stressful because they weren't prepared. While I'm still lucky to have my parents, my dad's sick and our time is limited. What do I need to do to prepare for the inevitable? Thanks, MB
Everplans is a site that can help you get through all the steps needed to deal with that universal topic -- death. The site shows you how to comfort someone who's grieving, make funeral arrangements and set up important documents.