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Fear of dying alone is among the top fears about death, topped only by dying alone undiscovered for days, weeks, or even years, only to be eventually found, Bridget Jones-style, half-eaten by Alsatians. Even worse? When there is no one to claim what's left.
A few days after threatening to sue Lifetime for planning a movie about the life and death of Brittany Murphy, the actress's father Angelo Bertolotti has given an interview suggesting that her mother Sharon may have been responsible for Murphy's death and the death of her husband Simon Monjack.
Early in your life, you might have worried about who was going to get your toys or your CDs when you died (or tapes or—gasp!—records, if you are truly ancient). Then, as you grew up and earned a bit of money, you might have actually made a will to tell people what to do with all your shit when you shuffled off this…
Caitlin is a mortician with a background in cremation and a writer living in Los Angeles. If you have questions about death, she will answer them. In this video — episode one — she explains rigor mortis (it starts in and around the eyes) and shows off her pet python.
For most of us who are in the "prime" of our lives, working full-time seems like a chore we can't wait to someday escape. But not for the incredibly inspiring Hedda Bolgar, who at 102-year-old still works four days a week as a therapist and loves every minute of it. Well, okay, she probably gets annoyed by her…