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Burial Practices That Nourish the Earth

In this TedMed Talk by Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician), she dives into greener death practices that nourish our earth.

Practices like composting of the dead and natural burials on conservational burial grounds. You will also learn about the affects of cremation, how green it is, and America's current death-care ...

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Top Non-Religious Rituals for Celebrations of Life

One of the best parts of being a Funeral Celebrant is helping families think of Rituals for the Ceremony. Some of these create interaction with the guests attending. Words and music are important; however, the Rituals are something visual that almost everyone remembers. People will often comment, I ...

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Houston funeral company to acquire Austin firm

Apr 10, 2017, 2:05pm CDT

Houston-based Service Corporation International, one of the largest funeral services companies in the world, is in discussions to acquire an independently owned Austin-based funeral chain.

Weed-Corley-Fish has four locations throughout central Texas and has been in business for more than 100 years, according ...

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Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing

Aaron Robinson/CNET

BY  for CNET, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Snapchat geofilters are normally for birthdays and weddings. But people are making them for funerals, too.

A somber mood enveloped Stephenie Buchanan's family after her brother Tarrence's funeral.

Following the service in May, family and friends gathered in a ...

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Family-owned Allnutt Funeral Service sells after more than a century of operations in northern Colorado

One of Greeley's oldest and longest family-run businesses has changed hands.

The 132-year-old Allnutt Funeral Services is now a part of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral homes and cemeteries, operated by Houston-based Service Corporation International.

"We're excited for a new opportunity," Allnutt President Rick Allnutt said. "It's a ...

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What to do When Someone Dies

To a lot of people, death seems scary. The vast majority of Americans (around 80%) die in hospitals and nursing homes rather than at home, in part because it seems easier to leave death in the hands of medical professionals than to handle the end-of-life process ourselves. In reality, a ...

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End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

By JoNel Aleccia August 14, 2017 for Kaiser Health News

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR.

But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician ...

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Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

Final expense insurance is one of several options for preplanning and paying for a funeral or memorial. Though there is a lot of information on the internet about final expense insurance, it can still seem overwhelming and confusing. If you’re wondering if it’s a good option for you, we’ve asked ...

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Which Flowers Are Best?

Sending flowers as a sentiment of sympathy is a tradition that dates back many years. Whether a loved one passes away, an old friend becomes ill, or a coworker experiences a loss, sending flowers to express your sympathy may feel like the ‘right’ thing to do. But what do you ...

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Man's Grave Occupied By Stranger; Offered $15 Refund

By Chris ChmuraJoe Rojas and Christine Roher for NBC Bay Area

John Wilson, 74, plans to be buried in Benicia's city cemetery, beside his parents.

“My dad said, ‘It’s got a really nice view of the Bay.’”

 

James and Madge Wilson bought two plots back in ...

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