“Mockingjay: Part 1,” with its obligatory cliffhanger ending presaging the final film, is inevitably being compared to “The Empire Strikes Back.” But it feels more like a TV episode than a full-blown feature film.
It turns out end-of-life talks are like birds-and-bees talks. We know we should have them. We don’t. The Conversation Project encourages such talks with loved ones before they’re at death’s door; a way to reclaim the sacredness and family intimacy of death.
Reading religion surveys can seem like confronting the Tower of Babel: stacked questions, confusing terms, unscientific methodology. It gets even crazier when results are contradictory. How does that happen?