Death is a part of life, and so are the funerals and memorial services held to mark an individual’s passing. But when we’re called upon to speak at these occasions, many of us are at a loss for words. Here are some basic guidelines for writing a eulogy, from palliative specialist BJ Miller and writer Shoshana Berger.

Mourning the loss of a loved one isn’t efficient, compact or logical, says writer Nora McInerny. She explains why.

In this excerpt from the brand-new podcast The TED Interview, the beloved writer tells us how she is learning to live with loss.

It’s only human to avoid discussing death. But when we do, we run the risk of not knowing how our loved ones want to live — and die. Advocate and journalist Ellen Goodman tells us how to kick off this critical conversation.

Think newspapers’ obituary sections are just about dying? Think again. They’re celebrations of humanity — with lessons for us all, according to data analyst Lux Narayan.

Forget memorial plaques, tombstones, and traditional funerals. New, high-tech ways to celebrate life and death are emerging, and they’re using your digital data.

As the head of a non-profit that focuses on “end-of-life” care, BJ Miller thinks about death more than most. He shares his answers to commonly-asked questions.