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Reincarnation, suicide and the afterlife


Here are interesting questions from reader Cherry about reincarnation, suicide and afterlife.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

‘If I Stay’: Young Adult novel on life and death now a movie

“IF I STAY” is an out-of-body romantic drama.

An out-of-body experience situates Mia Hall (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) in a fork path that forces her to choose between pursuing her musical dreams and following the path to love.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ending the cycle of life… on a tricycle

Handout photo released by Sille Kongstad showing herself as she poses with a self-made vehicle for her tricycle hearse service on July 7, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish undertaker unveiled her contraption drawing praise from bicycle enthusiasts but also criticism from those who believe a person's final journey should be taken by car.  AFP PHOTO / Bededamerne.dk / VAGN HANSEN

Shuffling off this mortal coil in many countries means making a final trip to burial or cremation in a motorized hearse.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Anthropologist who identified mass graves dies


Clyde Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worked on cases ranging from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to mass graves in Argentina, has died. He was 86.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Can the dead really talk to the living?


Let me begin with a recent personal case. When actor Roy Alvarez died suddenly last month, I went to his wake at the Santuario in Greenhills. While sitting quietly far from his coffin inside the big church, I thought of asking him, “Why did you leave so suddenly? We still have a lot of work to do.”

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »