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Grieving the Loss of a Child | Resources, Support & Assistance

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one third of all child deaths occur within the first month of life. While the United States is rated 167th globally in infant deaths, of every 1,000 births, 5.87 children do not make it to their first birthday. The ...

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Funeral Flowers: Colors and Symbolism

The loss of a family member, friend, colleague or neighbor is always difficult. Selecting flowers to convey your emotions can be overwhelming especially when you’re unsure how to express your sympathy. Sending flowers is a meaningful gesture that can provide comfort to those who are grieving. There are typically two ...

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Philadelphia Media Network profits from digital incubator partnerships

By Mark Toner for INMA

When sales representatives for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com call on clients, they know the advertising collateral on their iPads — rate cards, samples, and advertising guidelines — is up to date. That’s because a mobile document management system developed ...

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VIDEO: More to Dying Than Meets the Eye

In this TEDX Talk by Martha Atkins, she will explain deathbed phenomena and present on-going research about the topic. Accounts from the dying and bedside witnesses will be shared.

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting ...

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VIDEO: Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a biophysicist and cell-biologist turned healer. Honored with a National Achievement Award for her work with the effects of environmental pollutants on fish cells, she is a post-doctoral Fellow with National Institutes of Health and was elected to the position of Fellow in the American Association for Advancement ...

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VIDEO: A Good Goodbye with Gail Rubin

Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not if, but when a death occurs. Listen to Gail Rubin ...

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VIDEO: "Dying to be me!" TEDx Talk by Anita Moorjani

TEDX Talk by Anita Moorjani

Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered ...

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World Funeral Customs: Mormon Funeral Traditions

A Religious Background

Mormons believe that the human body and spirit separate at death. Afterwards, the spirit is judged and is either sent to paradise or prison in the spirit world. Eventually, body and spirit are resurrected at the Final Judgment and – based on the goodness of the individual ...

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VIDEO: The Gift of Near Death by Lewis Brown Griggs

A TEDX Talk by Lewis Brown Griggs:

Why do so many of us focus on the story of our shortcomings? How can our uniqueness be recognized as the greatest gift we bring to one another? Through his lives and near deaths, Lewis Brown Griggs shares transformational perspectives on how our ...

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VIDEO: Life that doesn't end with death by Kelli Swazey

A TEDMed talk by Kelli Swazey

In Tana Toraja, weddings and births aren't the social gatherings that knit society together. In this part of Indonesia, big, raucous funerals form the center of social life.

Anthropologist Kelli Swazey takes a look at this culture, in which the bodies of dead relatives ...

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