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Cake Normalizes Things: The Death Cafe Movement

Well, not blood sugar but it does help with death. In 2011 John Underwood, a web designer in London, held an informal meeting in his basement to discuss death. His idea was in the European tradition of informal discussion of ideas and based on that of Swiss sociologist, Bernard Crettaz, who organized “café mortels” to encourage more open discussions of death. Underwood says, “There’s a growing recognition that the way we’ve […]

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