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Don't Burn Your Body When You're Dead: Dissolving Yourself Is Much More Eco-Friendly

Don't Burn Your Body When You're Dead: Dissolving Yourself Is Much More Eco-Friendly
Liquifying a body is cleaner and greener than traditional burials and cremation. By Robin Scher / AlterNet January 25, 2018, 8:30 PM GMT There are many ways to embark on the journey to the great beyond. One popular custom is the coffin burial. Or rather it was, until cemeteries began running out of ground space. And conventional burials ...
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Burial Practices That Nourish the Earth

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

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 have never seen ...
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Houston funeral company to acquire Austin firm

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 to its website. ...
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Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing

Snapchat filters for funerals? Yes, that's really a thing
Aaron Robinson/CNET BY ALFRED NG 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 hall to celebrate ...
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Family-owned Allnutt Funeral Service sells after more than a century of operations in northern Colorado

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 great ...
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What to do When Someone Dies

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

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, relayed those ...
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Consumer Guide to Understanding Final Expense Insurance

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?

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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