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When is dying a laughing matter?

By  for the Star Tribune March 6, 2017

Roy Cato is dying. But that hasn’t stopped him or his caregivers from finding a way to keep laughing.

Whether it’s jokes about enemas (“the enemy,” Cato calls them) or his long-term planning (“I need a calendar”), he has ...

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You May Want to Marry My Husband

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal , featured in the New York Times March 3, 2017

I have been trying to write this for a while, but the morphine and lack of juicy cheeseburgers (what has it been now, five weeks without real food?) have drained my energy and interfered with whatever prose ...

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What happens to gold teeth when someone is cremated?

March 09, 2017 

By Karin Price Mueller for NJ Advance Media, 

Cremation is growing in popularity in the United States.

In 2015, 48.6 percent of Americans who died were cremated, according to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). That number is expected to rise to 54 ...

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No-Frills ‘Green Burials’ Offer New Way to Go to the Great Hereafter

By MOLLY SMITH for Reporting Texas on Jan 6, 2017

Ellen Macdonald got the idea to open the first green cemetery in Central Texas while watching an episode of “Six Feet Under,” an HBO series about a family that owned a funeral home, in 2007.

“It was the first time ...

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When A Mother Decides To Stop Cancer Treatment And Face Death

Originally published Aug 5, 2016

By Dr. Annie Brewster and Leah Meyer for 90.9 WBUR

More than a decade ago, Colleen Lum was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Her children, Kyle and Kiara, were 11 and 8 years old at the time.

A few months ago, after battling the disease for 13 ...

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What I learned from 2,000 obituaries

"If more people tried living their lives to be famous in death, the world would be a much better place." - Lux Narayan

Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month ...

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Family Builds Casket for Contractor Brother After His Death

March 2, 2017 by Joanna Li for InsideEdition

A Washington man who died suddenly is being honored with a casket, which was handmade by his family as a salute to his legacy.

Siblings of Scott Nielson, 46, gathered in the back of a Vancouver Home Depot a day before his ...

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How to Help a Grieving Friend

Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

By Megan Devine for Huffington Post

I’ve been a therapist for more than 10 years. I worked in social services for the decade before that. I knew grief. I knew how to handle it in myself, and how to attend ...

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I’m Sorry to Hear Introduces the New Funerals360 Website

February 27, 2017


I'm Sorry to Hear is excited to introduce you to the all new Funerals360. Funerals360 ( is the first end-to-end online funeral planning platform where consumers can plan a funeral in advance, at the time of need, or even share funeral details and memorialize ...

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Death's Real Estate Troubles

There won’t be enough room to bury millennials when they die—but the alternative is way cooler

By Vanessa Quirk for Quartz

The death industry is about to experience a boom in business.

In three years, the world’s population aged over 65 will outnumber children under 5 for the first ...

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