Randy Rieland often writes about aging and technology for the Innovations blog on Smithsonian.com. Previously, he was in charge of digital media for the Discovery Channel. He is based in Washington, D.C.
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This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.