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Green Burial

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February 25, 2011

This type of burial is seen as a return to a long tradition. Once upon a time, green burial was the standard procedure. The goal at that time was the same as now: to allow the body to return to the Earth it sprang from, in other words, dust to dust.
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Last Updated ( Friday, 25 February 2011 08:53 )

Do your homework before you die; here's help

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Quote Funeral
Funeral Planning

While funeral planning is not uppermost in their minds, many Americans do give some thought to their eventual demise.

They buy life insurance so that their loved ones can afford to pay for the funeral, they prepare wills, they may even prepare instructions on how they wish to be handled once they're gone. But they and their loved ones could do one thing more that would save a lot of anguish when the time finally comes: research the funeral business and shop around for the best price.
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The Party No One Wants To Plan

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American Academy of Estate
Planning Attorneys - Blog
February 22, 2011

But if brides and grooms planned their weddings the way most people plan their funerals, they'd be scrambling to pull every element together in three to five days. Talk about stress!
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Over My Dead Body: Why Fear Funeral Planning?

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American Academy of Estate
Planning Attorneys - Blog
October 18, 2010

Death is a very real part of life, along with taxes. Yet, funerals are the only life cycle event most folks don’t want to plan in advance.

Despite the fact that humans have a 100 percent mortality rate, we don’t expect to die. If you don’t expect to die, you’re unlikely to preplan a funeral. And that leads to problems like family discord, higher costs, rote rituals devoid of meaning, and unnecessary stress added to grief.
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Why Can't Death Be Beautiful, Instead of Just Depressing? [Slideshow]

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Fast Company's Co.Design
Sept 30, 2010
A minimalist funeral home filled with light and surrounded by stunning views.

Funeral homes are too damned depressing. All that studied gravity: the mahogany, the bizarre Greek columns, the freakish dearth of windows -- it’s enough to make us think we're the ones in a coffin.
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