Death Hoaxes: 12 Celebrities Killed Off by the Internet

5336135148_e12759c4fbFamous death hoaxes have plagued the Internet for quite some time now. However, they’ve existed way before wireless connection was even possible. In fact, one of the earliest examples of a death hoax is in 1945, when Charlie Chaplin and Frank Sinatra was reported dead after Franklin Roosevelt’s passing. Another famous rumor was that of Paul McCartney’s death in ‘60s. Read more

UK’s Most Prolific Home Economist, Marguerite Patten Dies at 99

MargueritePatten_9_1887742bLong before Jamie Oliver taught us how to make the healthiest meal out of the cheapest ingredients, Marguerite Patten taught the British community how to turn a ration into a delightful feast — and that was during World War II. Read more

Funeral Culture: Ancient Egypt vs. Christianity

8543145023_cd4efa331fAlthough Ancient Egypt is a thousand years apart from the Christian era, an astute historian can draw uncanny similarities between two civilizations. There are key cultural aspects that seem too familiar between Ancient Egyptians and Christians. Examples include the power in state affairs, the divine right of pharaohs and kings to rule their subjects, and how clerics are regarded as the sole authority in academics and sciences. One may be surprised that Ancient Egyptians and Christians are not so different in their attitude and practice of treating their dead respectably. Here are the following examples: Read more

Je suis Charlie: The Unexpected End

Funeral PlanningFreedom of speech is something that a lot of people value the most. It is a powerful tool that people use to convey their opinions. Although it is something that is considered to be free, it is also something most people sorely need. There are those individuals who do not have the freedom to actually get their voices heard. To be able to speak your mind freely without limitations is a gift. Read more

Living Life to the Fullest with One Republic’s I Lived

“I LI Lived by One Republicived”

[Verse 1]

Hope when you take that jump

You don’t fear the fall

Hope when the water rises

You build a wall

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Classic Netflix horror movies you should watch this Halloween

haunting of juliaIf you’re too lazy to don a costume, or going to masquerades is not your cup of tea, then make some popcorn and invite your fellow couch potatoes over for a horror movie marathon this Halloween.      Read more

“The Last Words You Said” – performed by Sarah Brightman

“The Last Words You Said” – performed by Sarah Brightman

Somewhere in time I know,Sarah Brightman
Darling you’ll come back to me.
Roses will bloom again,
But Spring feels like eternity.
In your kiss it wasn’t goodbye.
You are still the reason why. Read more

The Art of Sending Funeral Thank You Notes

The Art of Sending Funeral Thank You NotesAlthough funerals are events where people mourn because of the death of a person, it is also a time when families and friends get together. For the immediate family of the deceased, it is just appropriate for the members to show their appreciation and thanks to all of the people who have made an effort to reach out and help. Read more