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Koreans Look To Mock Funerals To Curb High Suicide Rates

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.15.2015 | World

Death experience programs in South Korea encourage people to embrace life -- by asking them to lie in a coffin and think about what it would mean to d...

All I Do These Days Is Go To Funerals

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Friends are keeling over like dominoes. Every time one dies I run to my mirror, hoping to find something that will confirm I'm still too vibrant to go into the fertilizer business.

5 Children Killed In Tragic House Fire Get Kid-Friendly Caskets Thanks To Volunteer

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

Through one extraordinary gesture, an automobile artist is celebrating the lives of five Texas children who died tragically. Trey Ganem, who runs ...

Enough Already With the Stupid Lists

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Readers seem to be captivated by lists but do they ever wonder where the numbers come from? How does the list writer know there aren't more than eight ways to fall in love after being dumped? Was the author just lazy? Where do the "facts" come from?

Casket Retailer's Expansion Into Malls Challenges Funeral Industry

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Tanya D. Marsh

A recently released survey of funeral homes indicates that 75 percent of funeral homes mark up casket costs between 1.5x and 2.5x from wholesale to retail.

Have You Made Your Arrangements?

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

At a certain point you're going to plan that gathering which you won't be able to attend. You're going to make your final arrangements. How will you b...

'You'll Die Laughing'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I became uncomfortably aware that my business was desired when I started getting brochures in the mail from Moloney Family Funeral Homes Inc., which has half a dozen locations on Long Island, N.Y., where I live (for the time being, anyway).

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Natural Burial Expo 2010: Learn How to "Green" Your Farewell

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

The Natural Burial Expo 2010 is being held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2010 at St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, NC. Organizers r...

Apple ditches iPad, unveils iCasket

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

Steve Jobs shocked the world today by abandoning Apple's long-awaited iPad tablet in favor of the iCasket, a high-tech coffin that allows the dead to send text messages, download books and install apps.

Leukemia: The New Army Camouflage

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

While the country is ravaged by a crippling economy, it is a lightweight problem compared to what's happening to a portion of military families. Their loved ones are coming home with cancer.