Death and Dying

Death is an inevitable fact of life. Learn about life expectancy, the different ways to die, in this section.


You know you're going to bid this planet farewell at some point, but what ultimately will cause your death? We have a good guess.

Death is a fact of life. Since the beginning of time humanity has come up with numerous superstitions to come to terms with the dearly departed.

How can something so small be such a giant pain? Tweezers can undo most splinter damage but not all: That tiny interloper might be teeming with bacteria.

C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours?

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Learn about the contributing health factors in the death of Whitney Houston. Take a look at her career and what led to her eventual passing.

There are innumerable freaky ways to meet your mortality, but what is the actual likelihood that you'll be struck by a meteorite or injured in an amusement park?

What are the odds of being struck by lightning? How many people die in car accidents every year? Find out the odds of some common and some unusual death scenarios.

When a long-time spouse dies, it isn't that uncommon for potentially life-threatening health problems to arise in his or her partner soon afterward, or for chronic conditions to take a grave turn. Could broken hearts be to blame?

Planning on hitting golf balls from a small boat under a tree? Probably not after reading this article. But do you know the worst place to be in a thunderstorm?

Home is where the heart is, but it can also be where hazards lurk. To make certain your house is not just a home, but a "safe" home, you must beware of potential dangers.

Just because you don't wrestle alligators or fight bad guys for a living doesn't mean your workplace is safe. Here are 10 of the most dangerous items in an office.

Dedicated, driven and ambitious are words to describe most inventors. So, is it fate or irony that led these five to die by the hands of their own work?

Danger is all around you. Some run from it, while others embrace risk and potential peril, welcoming it into their lives in the form of a game.

Water is "the stuff of life," but it can also kill in crazy ways. Check out these five real-life stories with unfortunate endings.

You might not notice when a few extra pounds creep onto your waistline, but those pounds can accumulate quickly. Gain too much, and you're risking a slew of illnesses, and even death.

At one time or another, each of us has pondered what will happen to us after our physical bodies perish. So what's the verdict? Is there an afterlife?

It's hard to be prepared for death. Too much is unknown about what dying feels like or what happens after we die. However, we do know a bit about the process that occurs in the days and hours leading up to death.

There are a lot of ways to die. Some are just more interesting than others. For example, death by deodorant or death by underwire bra.

Dying is one thing we all have in common. Our bodies weren't built to last, and you can't trick the Grim Reaper out of coming to call. So what are we in for at the end of life?

Car accidents kill people every day, but fast food fats might be just as lethal. So which is deadlier: your french fry habit or a crash on your trek to the drive-through?

Do you want to live a long and healthy life? Take a look at what we have gathered for you for maintaining your health and getting the most out of life.