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NYTimes: Headstone Makers Battle Newark Archdiocese for Business

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The New Jersey Legislature is taking up bills to keep the Roman Catholic church from competing against the private funeral industry, but the church is pushing back.

Read on at . Alabama families explore alternative funerals, seek more options for loved ones after death

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Although many Alabamians still opt for traditional services, the National Funeral Directors Association acknowledges a spike in personalization, particularly among baby boomers who still consider funerals a valuable part of the grieving process and seek more ways to make them meaningful for the living. 


A new memorial trend uses your loved one's ashes in a tattoo

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If you're interested in carrying a bit of someone who died with you at all times, a tattoo parlor in Leicester, England can permanently join you and your loved one's cremains. Leicester Mercury has the story.

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 December 2014 16:16 )

From the Atlantic - Death on the internet: The rise of livestreaming funerals

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"Does webcasting bode well for the future of death acceptance? Or does it only promote of our further alienation from that inevitable moment?"

South Carolina funeral director, Walker Posey, says that approximately 25% of his clients choose to livestream their funerals for family and friends that can't make it.

Read more at the Atlantic.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:28 )

Buzzfeed: Can the next generation of morticians breathe life into the death industry?

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"The young, close-knit, predominantly female students in SUNY Canton's mortuary school are fascinated with our most difficult, yet unavoidable, subject. But when it comes to changing attitudes about death and grieving, are educational programs like the one they're in part of the problem?"

Read more at Buzzfeed.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 14:56 )

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