Ask a Mortician: What Should I Do With My Cat After She Dies?

In the latest episode of Ask a Mortician, our favorite deathxpert, Caitlin Doughty, discusses a subject many of us have had to or will have to tackle at some point: the death of a pet. What are your options when a cat dies? You don't have to let a veterinary clinic take over. You can opt for burial, cremation or… » 3/05/13 5:20pm 3/05/13 5:20pm

Our Favorite Mortician Pleads: Talk to Your Children About Death

In light of recent horrifying events, Caitlin Doughty of "Ask a Mortician" fame offers up some advice about how to speak with children about death. When Caitlin was eight years old, she saw a child die right in front of her. She believes that parents and guardians should be honest about death, and offer simple… » 12/17/12 5:50pm 12/17/12 5:50pm

Our Favorite Mortician Takes Us On A Hollywood Death Tour

Los Angeles is full of beautiful homes, many of which have served as the backdrop for glamorous lives… and tragic deaths. Mortician Caitlin Doughty takes us on a little jaunt around Hollywood to see the houses where luminaries like Marilyn Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald, Vincent Price, Sammy Davis Jr. and F. Scott… » 12/21/11 7:00pm 12/21/11 7:00pm

Our Favorite Mortician Explains Cremation, Beastly-Sounding 'Bone…

Caitlin, the fun, friendly, female mortician we heard from last week returns with the second installment of her "Ask A Mortician" video series. This week, she answers a question about cremation — using the creepy/cool words "bone blender" — and also shares what she would like to have happen to her body after she dies. » 11/10/11 6:45pm 11/10/11 6:45pm