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Why Cremation is Rising A Trend

Why Cremation is Rising A Trend
Aside from the green burials with mushroom suits and biodegradable coffins, a more significant trend in the death care industry is an old favorite: cremation. Cremation goes back at least 20,000 years ago to Australia where archaeologists found the Mungo Lady, a partly cremated body of a woman at Lake Mungo, ...
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What Do Funeral Directors Do?

What Do Funeral Directors Do?
What are funeral directors? Funeral directors have existed throughout history. Also referred to as morticians and undertakers, in history these men and women were actually viewed as unclean in their dealings in the business of the dead, and were even ostracized. Since ancient time, the act of burying the dead is ...
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Green Funerals - With Death Comes Life

Green Funerals - With Death Comes Life
We are all individuals and we are entitled to our own varying beliefs in this life. There are so many things we can believe in, and so many factors affecting our perception of life and death. With so many beliefs, however, there is one constant we could all agree upon, ...
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Casket Terminology You Should Know

Casket Terminology You Should Know
When you’re planning for a funeral, a lot of important decisions are made and often on short-notice with very little information provided.  One of the most significant costs of the funeral is the casket you choose. There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a casket. There are ...
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A Guide to Pre-Planning a Funeral

A Guide to Pre-Planning a Funeral
Thinking ahead in life is a human constant - even when the future and the end is not the main focus of your mind it still hovers there within your circus of thoughts. Like the end, funerals and deaths are not something most people like to think about, but once ...
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Behind the Scene of the Entrepreneur Invasion

Behind the Scene of the Entrepreneur Invasion
By Micheal Bradley for Main Line Today, May 2014 Rachel Zeldin has worked for a global financial-services company and isn’t a naturally shy person. Even so, she confesses to being a little intimidated at one particular business meeting last February. She didn’t doubt the quality of her product, I’m Sorry to Hear, a website that ...
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Do Your Ashes Long to Travel?

Do Your Ashes Long to Travel?
The easiest way to travel with cremated remains is to pack them in your checked luggage; however, you need to check with the airline on their policy since some airlines will not accept cremated remains in checked luggage, while others may only accept it as checked luggage.   If you ...
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Planning Your Own Funeral: Making Your Funeral a Unique Send Off

Planning Your Own Funeral: Making Your Funeral a Unique Send Off
Funerals are no longer just about mourning a loss; today they are becoming more of a celebration of life.  Practically unheard of just a few years back, it is now increasingly common to plan your funeral yourself and even pay for it before you die. The folks at Laurel Funerals ...
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Funeral Celebrants: What is a Funeral Celebrant and Where Can I Find One?

Funeral Celebrants: What is a Funeral Celebrant and Where Can I Find One?
What is a Funeral Celebrant? Funeral celebrants are ceremony specialists who have a sound background in the history of ritual, ceremony, and funeral traditions in many cultures and religions. Celebrants take the time to learn about your loved one and will weave their life story into a unique end-of-life ceremony. ...
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The Business of Death: An Infographic

The Business of Death: An Infographic
The team at Best Medical Degrees put together this great info graphic on the business of death. Learn what the World Death Rate is per year, day, hour, minute, and second. Also learn the most popular methods of disposal and the most common "alternatives" in this visual representation of the business ...
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