The line between comfort and real life is made murkier than it is because of our inability to come to terms with hard reality.
A 45-year study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that low physical capacity was the second leading cause of death behind smoking.
Talking about death before a terminal diagnosis–certainly while you’re still breathing–is more critical now than ever, as people prepare for the embarrassing realities of aging “ungracefully.”
Brooke gets heavy with talk about celebrity deaths. She shares her theories on the subject and also recalls the first time a celebrity death affected her actual life. Follow Brooke Comegys on Twitter and Instagram. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
In Shenzhen, China, there is a Death Simulator where participants can pay $40 to experience their own demise. BTRtoday discusses the potential psychological effects of these creepy machines.
Composting takes the dead body and produces something beautiful. Moreover, it does so without wasting precious resources and space.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn, aims to present death and other morbid subjects in a beautiful and welcoming context, in order to get people to rethink any negative views they might hold on the topics. BreakThruTV’s Johanna Botta continues her tour of the museum with creative director Joanna Ebenstein, checking out a two-headed duck, preserved bats, and a fetal possum in this follow-up to our previous episode featuring the institution.
BTR sits down for an interview with the award-winning poet Ellen Bass, who writes and speaks about love, truth, and butchering chickens.