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The Devil’s Pool is a natural pool at the foot of three streams that run through the Babinda Boulders in Queensland. It’s a beautiful destination for a hike, and swimming pools in the area are clear and inviting.

However, venturing into the Devil’s Pool itself is a recipe for disaster - 17 people have drowned in the deceptively lush waters since 1959, and even more fatalities have been unearthed in earlier newspaper clippings.

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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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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?

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I'm on countdown mode. It's been almost a year without my mum. In my head, this breaks down into hundreds of phone calls, cups of tea, and hugs and kisses that haven't been exchanged, and a landmark birthday of mine -- all missing from my 2013 memory log.

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People we love leave us too soon. That's a given. It's even harder when the death is unexpected -- a child dies or a seemingly healthy person in his or her prime. As hard as it may be to revisit, sharing how you coped with an early death could help others in their grieving.

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"Kill me now," is an oft-repeated phrase in stressful workplaces -- but which occupation is actually the most likely to cause fatal injury? Here's a list of the most deadly industries in Australia between 2012 and 2013. If your job is near the top, it might be time for a career change...

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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