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Getting Fired Can Be Harder Than Losing a Spouse

Unemployment is a blip on the record that doesn't go away

(Newser) - Here's something you might not want to forward to your significant other: You're likely to recover from losing him or her faster than you would recover from losing your job. So say researchers at the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing in the... More »

Facebook to Employees: Take Time to Grieve

Extends paid bereavement leave to 20 days for immediate family, 10 days for extended

(Newser) - When Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly nearly two years ago, the Facebook executive's life was completely upended. During her time away from work as she mourned, she realized how important it was for her to be spending that time with her children. "Amid the nightmare... More »

American Airlines Drops Bereavement Discounts

Move puts it in sync with new partner US Airways

(Newser) - American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative's death. The move brings American in line with the policy at merger partner US Airways , which does not offer bereavement fares. American didn't have a specific... More »

William Opens Up on Loss of 'Mummy'

He becomes patron of child bereavement charity

(Newser) - Prince William makes his first public acknowledgment about the grief he felt after losing his mother in a Daily Mirror essay. "Never being able to say the word 'Mummy' again in your life sounds like a small thing," he writes. "However, for many, including me, it's now... More »

You Can Die of a Broken Heart: Studies

Elderly at risk when spouse dies; 'it's about connection'

(Newser) - Turns out you can die of a broken heart, especially if you’re elderly and your longtime partner passes first, MSNBC reports. More studies are buttressing what had long been an anecdotal belief: that bereaved spouses face an increased risk of death within months of their partner passing. The leading... More »

Wounded Warriors Saluted at Pentagon

Quiet indoor ceremony honors injured

(Newser) - A poignant and little-known ceremony featuring wounded vets is held privately indoors at the Pentagon every six weeks, reports the Wall Street Journal. It's called the "Wounded Warrior March." Hundreds of Defense Department employees line the corridors of the Pentagon to applaud, cheer, shake hands, or hug servicemen... More »

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