Ask a Mortician: How Do I Donate My Corpse to Science?

In the new installment of Ask A Mortician, our death-obsessed friend Caitlin Doughty explains that you can't really give your body to science. But you can offer yourself to a medical school. Also, if you want your skull to be a showpiece on someone's mantle someday, there's some advice about that. And be sure to… » 11/27/12 4:20pm 11/27/12 4:20pm

Ask a Mortician: What's the Difference Between a Traditional and a…

Did you know that it's practically impossible to put a naked corpse in the ground? Most cemeteries won't allow it. Our favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, explains the difference between traditional burial — the one with the embalming and coffins — and natural burial, which is, you know, natural. Tune in for the… » 10/16/12 5:15pm 10/16/12 5:15pm

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