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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 »

Living fearlessly


Your mantra for the week: I bravely live my passion without fear or doubt. Man is faced with five basic fears, we are told: ill health; poverty; getting old; loss of love; and death. I believe that we can transcend these fears in our lives.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Does seeing one’s double mean imminent death?


A Filipina doctor of medicine, whom we shall call Dr. Josie, wrote from Germany about some psychic experiences that have been bothering her, and for which she has been looking for some rational explanation.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »