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Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Five: Things We Read This Week

The Friday Five is our weekly roundup of links to smart articles and helpful resources across the Web.

1. We loved reading about this program at the University of Iowa, "UI students learn end-of-life planning with Honoring Your Wishes program," to help young adults learn about death and dying, and planning for the end of life. You're never too young to fill out advance directives, and we appreciate the effort to reach more individuals about this issue sooner rather than later.

2. Speaking of advance planning, it's important to have your important documents in order. Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal, "The 25 documents you need before you die," to help you figure out which documents you need and how to organize them for your family members, lawyer, healthcare practitioner, or other relevant individuals.

3. Last week we posted a link to part 1 of a great series from Laura Hahn, the blogger of Arthur & Bernie. This week we give you part 2 of "50 Life Lessons My Pop Pop Taught Me." We're especially fond of 27 and 49. What life lessons would you offer to others?

4. We loved this story that just exploded across the Internet this week of a World War II veteran on hospice care who was determined to vote for the last time in his life. "A former WWII internee in hospice sets an example for family members by voting" is inspiring and heartwarming.

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