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Americans Are Opting For Cremation Over Burial At The Highest Rate Ever

America’s changing religious landscape may be a factor affecting funeral practices.

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Hong Kong’s floating columbarium? Cruise ship with hotel, restaurants – and human ashes – needs investors

Hong Kong entrepreneurs are seeking to invest HK$500 million in turning a cruise ship into the world’s first seaborne columbarium.

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More concerns about Resthaven Cemetery

Dozens in the Valley came together to voice their frustrations about the lack of upkeep on the grounds of the Resthaven Cemetery.

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Troops tackle tasks in Rainelle Cemetery (WITH VIDEO)

Rainelle — Along with a half-dozen enthusiastic local volunteers, a troop of Pennsylvania Boy Scouts tackled tasks from tombstone cleaning to fence building at the Rainelle Cemetery, as part of the National Scout Jamboree now under way at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County.

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No Vacancy At Grand Canyon Cemetery

If you died in the Grand Canyon during the 19th century, chances are you were buried where you fell. But in the early 1900s, pioneers found a clearing about a quarter mile from the south rim amidst the ponderosa pine.

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HT IMPACT: Finally, villagers near IT Park get land for crematorium

Angry with the absence of a crematorium in their vicinity, the villagers had undertaken the cremation of a 33-year-old man on July 7 by the side of a road, shocking the neighbourhood.

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Festivals of the Dead Around the World (video)

Throughout our history, we’ve mourned and honored the dead in many different ways.

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What happens when we die remains a question humans have long tried to answer

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There are museums for just about everything. Mustard, hammers, even moist towelettes.

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Ethical Issues in Today's Funeral Industry

The funeral services industry in the United States -- funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries -- generates about $15 billion in annual revenues, according to the 2012 "Funeral Services" report from Research and Markets.

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The U.S. Cremation Rate Exceeds 50%. Now What?

CANA’s member-exclusive Annual Statistics Report Preview, just published in May, shows that 2016 was the year the U.S. cremation rate exceeded 50%. 

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Miami Funer Trade Show official opening

Today, on the second day of MIAMI FUNER Worldwide Funeral Industry Conference & Expo, the Trade Show area grand opening takes place.

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The Nissan Leaf Hearse Has Broken Our Brains

Over the years, many vehicles have been turned into hearses and put to solemn work. Usually we think of stately luxury brands that are given the duty of conveying the dead to their final destinations; however in the UK one funeral home has turned the zero-emissions Nissan Leaf into a hearse.

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Latest Trends in Funeral Planning

As the National Museum of Funeral History shows us, funerals have evolved over time to reflect the current zeitgeist. Planning a funeral today involves a lot of the same customs that have been around since ancient times, but new trends and technology have made funeral planning much more sophisticated than ever before.

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5 Funeral Articles You NEED To Share With Your Families

When it comes to funerals, there seems to be a veil between what families think of the funeral process and what actually happens behind the scenes.

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8 Trends for 2017 That Funeral Pros Can’t Afford To Ignore

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to give businesses a clean slate. Along with a budget reset, the turning of the calendar page signals a time to refresh everything else, including your marketing efforts and the services you offer.

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Vertical Cemetery is a Greenery Clad Final Resting Place for Mumbai

What if a traditional cemetery could be made vertical, saving acres of valuable ground space which could be used for parks and other public space, while still giving our loved ones a beautiful, peaceful place to rest?

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Towering disquiet

When the Zoroastrians began to migrate to India from Iran between the 8th and 10th centuries, they adopted the Gujarati language and some Indian traditions but they still maintained their separate ethnic identity.

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What Can You Do With the Ashes of a Cremated Loved One?

Your loved one wished to be cremated. Yet a big question remains: What can you do with the ashes of a cremated loved one?

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How 7 Funeral Pros Are Changing What Families Think About Death

Death is not a one-size-fits-all topic… especially when it comes to today’s families. While funeral professionals of the past may have been able to rely on the idea that a funeral was a “necessary tradition,” today’s families simply don’t share those same feelings.

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10 Reasons Why The World Should Be Thankful For Funeral Professionals

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change” – William Arthur Ward

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4 Completely Amazing Funeral Personalization Ideas To Embrace In 2017

When the topic of personalization first hit the funeral profession over a decade ago, it was a completely revolutionary idea…

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Forcing the Funeral Industry to Rethink Death

As cemeteries turn into landfills, Americans are turning to less destructive ways to bury the dead.

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Funeral Industry Seeks Ways to Stay Relevant

As more Americans opt for cremations, funeral homes branch into ‘multisensory’ rooms, weddings and upscale services

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MIAMI FUNER, 14-17 March 2017 at the Miami Airport Convention Center, will gather in Miami the most important funeral professionals.

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Vatican: new cremation guidelines

The Vatican has published new guidelines for Catholics who wish to be cremated.

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In Toronto, even the dead are paying too much for real estate

Ontario cities plan for birth, childhood, work and retirement, but are rapidly running of out cemetery and burial space. Why aren’t we planning for death? 

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Asteroid Named After Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury on 70th Birthday

Legendary singer, late Freddie Mercury now has an asteroid named after him. 

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Water Burials

Burial at sea is thought to have taken place throughout history, with instances dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, alongside the traditional funerary rites of these civilisations. 

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Victorians and the Art of Dying

Since the 15th Century the Ars Moriendi or the ‘Art of Dying’ had been a recognised model for the ideal death. However after a period of scepticism during the Enlightenment of the 18th Century, it resurged with vigour under the growing Evangelicalism of Victorian Britain.

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Funeral home uses 3D printing to reconstruct faces. Video.

A funeral home in Shanghai is using 3D printing to reconstruct the faces of people who may have been badly injured when they died.

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Aquamation gains popularity as funeral home becomes 2nd in Quebec to dissolve the dead

Quebecers looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to cremation may find their match in aquamation, sometimes called bio-cremation.

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Funeral homes are finding it harder to stay alive

Big Apple funeral homes are fast becoming a dying breed because New Yorkers are living too darn long, among other factors, according to a report Monday.

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NAFD News: Why Should Families Choose Your Firm?

"How much is cremation?" Do you know how to respond in a way that makes your funeral home to stand out as the one place in your community that will provide families with a meaningful life tribute event before or after the cremation that the family wants?

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We’re Counting Down The Days: 2016 NFDA International Convention & Expo

Our founding fathers valued lifelong learning. Join your colleagues and explore more than 40 opportunities to continue your education at the 2016 

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Coachbuilder turns Maserati Ghibli into a hearse

Maserati is most commonly known for producing niche exotic cars, but Italy-based coachbuilder by the name of Ellena Autotrasformazioni obviously 

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Funeral homes forge new business

GREENSBORO — Hanes-Lineberry’s renovated North Elm Street funeral chapel offers more than just a place for viewings and memorial services.

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Cremation Rate Rises to 48.6 Percent as Public Attitude Changes

The cremation rate in the United States continued its rise – to 48.6 percent in 2015, up from 47 percent in 2014 – reflecting a steadily growing public preference for cremation, according to a report to be released tomorrow by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA).

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The Cemetery

Before 1832 it was not uncommon to rob fresh graves in England. Medical students dissected dogs. Because of a need for cadavers in English medical schools there was a market for bodies stolen from cemeteries. Although the practice was condemned and unlawful, the willingness of medical students to pay for the resurrectionist's wares promoted the procedure. Freshly exhumed bodies were openly sold on medical school grounds.

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The Cemetery

Before 1832 it was not uncommon to rob fresh graves in England. Medical students dissected dogs. Because of a need for cadavers in English medical schools there was a market for bodies stolen from cemeteries. Although the practice was condemned and unlawful, the willingness of medical students to pay for the resurrectionist's wares promoted the procedure. Freshly exhumed bodies were openly sold on medical school grounds.

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The future of death: skyscraper cemeteries

Space shortages in countries around the world are raising a daunting question: where to lay dead bodies to rest. This month in Oslo, Norway, architecture student Martin McSherry presented a “vertical cemetery” design to the Oslo Conference for Nordic Cemeteries and Graveyards as a solution to the country’s growing burial land problem.

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Ashes to Ashes

In Russia, a Funeral Is a Luxury Not Everyone Can Afford

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Eric Adjetey Anang, world-known Ghanaian sculptor of coffins will come to Novosibirsk, Russia

The sculptor has been invited to Siberia by the Museum of World Funeral Culture owned by Sergey Yakushin.  During 3 weeks of July Eric Anang will make 2 coffins for the Museum from Siberian pine-wood.

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Asia Funeral Expo 2011 receives overwhelming responses

The 4th Asia Funeral Expo and Conference (AFE) was held in Hong Kong Convention Hall 1A from May 19-21, has received overwhelming responses and attracted numerous groups of delegates and associations from different countries.   

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Memorial Concert in Barcelona

Memorial Concert at Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona will be held on 2 June, 2011

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Record deaths in Japan spurs new businesses, like Hotel for the Dead (video)

People are dying to get into the Liss Center, the Hotel for the Dead. The Liss Center stands three stories high, sandwiched between large warehouses on the outskirts of Tokyo. 

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Memorial Spaceflights

Leaving Earth to touch the cosmos is an experience few have ever known, but many have often dreamed of. Celestis makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space. Missions into space that return the cremated remains to Earth are also available

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"Happy Coffins": Design Your Coffin Before You Die

From bedazzled cell phones and iPods to custom sneakers and laptop covers, it seems like everything in 2010 was being personalized. But the newest craze in personalization isn't for the living - it's for the dead.

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Liz Taylor buried in small ceremony at LA cemetery

(AP) GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Taylor's funeral started late — just the way the screen legend wanted it.

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Guarding Crosses and Road-Side Memorials

Modern Russian roads sometimes seem to be the alleys of death: road-side wreaths, memorials and crosses – symbols of fatal tragedies - appear here and there on both sides. 

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Mom sheltering child dies as tornado hits La. town

RAYNE, La. – When the tornado hit this Louisiana town, Jalisa Granger was instinctively sheltering her child from the sudden, fierce winds.

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Prep star hits game-winning shot for perfect season, falls and dies (video)

Tragedy struck Western Michigan on Thursday night when Fennville (Mich.) High basketball star Wes Leonard hit a game-winning shot in a 57-55, overtime victory over Bridgman (Mich.) High, then collapsed on the court while celebrating the victory and was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly thereafter.

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Funeral Services Master Business Administration (FUSEMBA)

Funeral Services Master Business Administration (FUSEMBA) is an EC-funded project for the development of an 800 hour MBA to educate and train specialists in funeral services. Using both face-to-face and dynamic on-line sessions where expert tutorial support plays a key training role, the MBA will also offer highly practical sessions "in-situ" across a range of different EU countries, offering students the chance to learn and incorporate good practices at a European level. 

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Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe

The Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE) is the European network comprising those public and private organisations which care for cemeteries considered to be of historical o artistic importance. ASCE in a not-for-profit organisation with a clear and global character. 

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An Archeological Discovery of Major Importance

An Archeological Discovery of Major Importance, Including a Public Building and a Large Beautiful Mosaic, was Uncovered in Salvage Excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority Conducted at Horbat Midras 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

Dear Colleagues and Friends !
Please accept our best wishes for the coming Christmas and New Year ! We thank you for your cooperation and all your support and wish peace and prosperity to you and those dear to you !

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Hirst’s mini skull heads east

The new version—this time an infant's skull cast in platinum and pavé set with pink and white diamonds—will inaugurate Gagosian's new space in Hong Kong

By Charlotte Burns and Helen Stoilas

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Cemetery vandals

Police are looking for the vandals who toppled gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, authorities said yesterday.

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Celebrity murders that rocked the world

The NY Daily News takes a closer look at celebrity murders that rocked the cultural landscape

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Scared to Death: How Fright Can Kill

Case of Woman Who Died During Break-in Isn't the First, Doctors Say

ABC News Medical Unit

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Stars who left us too soon

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Memorable condolence notes. Posted by Robbie Miller Kaplan

By Robbie Miller Kaplan

When expressing concern, it's not your mastery with words that's important. The truly special messages are ones that come directly from your heart.

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Police: 400 Urns Stolen From Cemetery For Scrap

Thieves Took 400 Brass Urns from a Houston Cemetery and Sold Them as Scrap Metal, Police Say

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Mother killed, 6 hurt in gunbattle at Calif. mall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A mother loading her 2-year-old son into an SUV was killed Tuesday and six others were wounded in a gunbattle at a strip mall in south Sacramento, authorities said. Two men were inside Fly Cuts & Styles barber shop just before 1 p.m. when two other men came in and started shooting, said SacramentoCounty Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran.

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Nail in slimmer size coffins

We're all familiar with the impact obesity is having on Australians' health, but few give a thought to the impact it is having on the funeral industry.

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Cemetery Tours: Monuments to Die For

Visiting the Final Resting Places of the Rich and Famous.

Tired of the same old tourist hot spots? Rita Braver walks us through one New York tourist attraction that's truly at the end of the line

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Naked Man Caught on Camera in Miss. Cemetery

47-year-old says he was trying to photograph spirits, believes skin is best canvas for specters' orbs of energy

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A Madoff Son Hangs Himself on Father’s Arrest Anniversary

Mark Madoff, the older of Bernard L. Madoff’s two sons, hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father’s arrest for running a gigantic Ponzi scheme that shattered thousands of lives around the world.

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Mummified heart of a vampire exposed on eBay

Unusual lot - the mummified heart of a vampire is bidding at the online auction eBay. It is expected that trading will be completed on Monday evening, Dec. 13.

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The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, died Monday

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, died Monday of complications after undergoing an operation at the weekend to repair a tear in the aorta, announced today a State Department official.

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