iOS app Android app

Funeral Planning

How To Take Charge Of Your Own Death

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

I met Brenda when she decided to seek hospice care. In addition to kidney failure, she had numerous ailments including painful, golf-ball-sized sores throughout her body.

How to Plan the Perfect Funeral

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

As a hospice medical director I've been to a lot of funerals, but only one of them has been labeled "perfect" in my memory. Over the years I have made...

'Don't Lose The Body' And 8 Other Tips For Funeral Planning

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

In a wedding, you have months to prepare. With a funeral, you have days and you'll need to interrupt your own grieving to organize the deadly details.

Giving Yourself a Basic Education About Funeral Planning Now

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you had to plan a funeral for a loved one tomorrow, would you know what to do and what not to do? Most of us are woefully unprepared when faced wi...

Jaweed Kaleem

Tech Companies Take Aim At Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.13.2013 | Religion

As his parents age, David Glitzer has begun to accept that the day will come when they are no longer alive. But until recently, Glitzer wasn't sure ho...

How to Save Money by Donating Your Body to Science

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With little money to spare, I'm looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is free, not to mention it benefits medical research. What can you tell me about body donations?

The 8 "Must Dos" Of Funeral Planning

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 12.15.2012 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Most people in the bereavement industry are compassionate individuals who truly care about those whom they serve. However, as with any other business, the bereavement industry also has its fair share of "undesirables."

Lessons Learned From Ted Williams: Funeral Planning

Leann Reynolds | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

The time is now to plan for a funeral -- in part because prices will continue to go up over a lifetime and also because the unexpected can happen anytime.

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.