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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 ...

A Tisket, a Tasket, I Bought a Costco Casket

Jena Kingsley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

Next time you are buying a flat screen TV and tree trimmings for Christmas, get yourself a non-emotional or non-threatening casket.

This Coffin Comes With A Subwoofer And A Spotify Account

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.05.2013 | Small Business

The dance of death eventually envelops us all, but until now there wasn’t any music. That’s all changing, thanks to Swedish company Pause Ljud ...

Man Selling Coffins Neglects To Mention Skeleton Inside

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Weird News

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- An Iowa man's online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police in...

My Son, the Jewish Vampire

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Of course, Morris works the night shift. Other than the crazy vampire stuff, he's a good boy and a hard worker.

Sex Sells: Burgers, Coffins, You Name It

Tony Phillips | Posted 01.13.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips


Coffin-Maker Uses Topless Models, Angers Catholic Church

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish firm that makes coffins has angered the Catholic church by trying to drum up business with a calendar depicting topless mo...

Thieves Steal Van With Sealed Coffins Inside

Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

Polish car thieves made away with 12 sealed coffins when they stole a van in Germany. The Associated Press writes: Polish police said the coffin...

Coffin Masquerading As Flower Pot Sells For $154,000

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

Finding hidden treasure can be tricky. Especially if that treasure has been masking as something else for almost 100 years. Auction valuer Guy Sch...

How I Discovered You Can Communicate From The Great Beyond

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I have great news. I'm here to tell you something that's sure to raise your spirits. Are you ready for this? After we bite the dust, kick the bucket, leave for Headstone Park in a pine condo, we can continue to have telephone conversations with those we leave behind.

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...

Pa. Woman Hides in Coffin To Escape From Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a Philadelphia woman hid in a coffin at a central Pennsylvania funeral home to escape custody. Nicole April K...