If you don't let your partner do this in the bedroom, you might as well break up with them now.

After my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we had to have the painful conversation about his funeral. His body had been ravaged by chemo and and weight loss, his skin hung a little lower on his face, and he was adamant that he not have a funeral at all. He was not a fan of people saying posthumous things about what an amazing man he was when most of the things he did in life were not that amazing (his words, not mine). At that point, all of us rolled our eyes at him, and as gallows humor is required when you are looking death in the eye, one of us responded: "No offense dad, but your funeral isn't for you. So suck it up." Which leads me to a video about why love is important in dark times. Brace yourselves — Jesse Parent is about to talk about farting. If you trust my judgment in any way, I urge you to withhold judgment till at least 1:40. Because this is beautiful.

Palliative care, something most people haven't heard of, can be key to a loved one having a peaceful end in their darkest hour. I'd learn about it. And I'd maybe Like Jesse on Facebook? And maybe share this?

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"No charge for this lady under any circumstances," the invoice read. "We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible."

The repair was done by James Anderson, 52, a father-of-five from Burnley, England. "James is an absolute star, it was overwhelming to see that it cost nothing," the woman's daughter told CNN.

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In our family, if someone accidentally eats something they shouldn't, it's mainly a bit of inconvenient discomfort. For those with truly life-threatening food allergies, the stakes are much higher.

I can't imagine the ongoing stress of deadly allergy, especially for parents trying to keep their little ones safe.

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Handmade cosmetics company Lush is putting its money where its mouth is and taking a bold step for climate change action.

On September 20 in the U.S. and September 27 in Canada, Lush will shut the doors of its 250 shops, e-commerce sites, manufacturing facilities, and headquarters for a day, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike taking place around the world. Lush is encouraging its 5000+ employees "to join this critical movement and take a stand until global leaders are forced to face the climate crisis and enact change."

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Recent tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have sparked a lot of conversation and action on the state level over the issue of gun control. But none may be as encouraging as the most recent one, in which 145 CEOs signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate to take action at their level.

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