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Would You Have Your Funeral Before You Die?

May 1st, 2013
As much as many of us really don’t want our funeral to be a sad affair, it can’t be helped. Our friends and family are grieving and mourning their loss and they miss you. You can take actions to keep certain aspects of your funeral light hearted, but ultimately, the tone is set by those…

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Strange but True: Fun Facts about Cremation

February 13th, 2013
Cremation is a process that’s seen a big resurgence in the last decade after centuries of being practically taboo. While many baby boomers are opting to have their remains cremated rather than buried, the process still isn’t quite as well known as the typical burial or embalming processes. Just like with burial, there are some…

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Why Should You Celebrate Day of the Dead?

November 1st, 2012
We had fun celebrating Halloween yesterday and we hope you had a ghoulishly good time celebrating as well! But did you know that there are other spooky holidays all based around this time of year? We wrote about it last week, but we thought you should know a little more about Day of the Dead…

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October’s Spooky (and Reverent) Holidays for the Dead

October 25th, 2012
It’s that time of the year where the leaves are changing and every morning necessitates a glance at the forecast to figure out if we need to dress for summer or winter. Yes, it’s October. October is filled with holidays that celebrate those people who were once in our lives that are no longer living….

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Should You Live Tweet from a Funeral?

October 23rd, 2012
Recently, we stumbled across a blog post in which the writer talked about live tweeting his friend’s funeral. If you aren’t familiar with live tweeting, it’s basically a live stream of activities reported on Twitter. Typically, there’s a specific hashtag (#) assigned to the event so that people can follow along and participate with the live tweet…

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Strange But True: Animals Recognize Death Too

September 18th, 2012
Humans aren’t the only species that recognizes death — some interesting tidbits on how animals acknowledge death and practice rituals.

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The Beginning of the Funeral Industry As We Know At

September 7th, 2012
Do you know how the funeral industry in the U.S. began? A president named Lincoln and a trip to the theater that ended poorly.

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The Evolution of Funerals [Infographic]

July 24th, 2012
Curious as to where modern day funeral traditions came from? An amazing infographic from MySendOff.com explains!

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Is Death Really So Taboo?

June 21st, 2012
Is there a emerging trend bringing conversations about death to the mainstream?

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Strange But True: Scientists Confirm “Old Person Smell” Actually Exists

June 15th, 2012
It’s actually a holdover in evolution from days long since past when smell was a vital way of identifying people. Strange, but true!

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Zombies: The Sci Fi Creation We Love to Hate

May 16th, 2012
What’s the reason for our culture’s overwhelming affection for zombies? We wanted to know, too. Here’s the scoop.

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Strange But True: Bacon Coffins

April 6th, 2012
You can go your own way…and make it tasty, too. Introducing the bacon coffin.

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