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From the monthly archives:

July, 2010

12 Unintentionally Hilarious and Ironic Deaths

Death is part of life—there's no avoiding it. And most of us die in ways that appear unrelated to a grander plan. But there are those whose deaths seem to indicate the Universe is conspiring to make a statement. Here are 12 ironic deaths that make an eerie kind of sense: 1. Marcus Licinius Crassus A member [...]

by Miranda Marquit

Pricey Funerals: 8 Incredibly Expensive Ways to Rest in Peace

The sad truth is that dying is expensive. Even a no frills funeral can cost $6,000. By the time you pay for a casket, burial plot and funeral service, it starts to add up. Throw in transportation for the deceased, flowers, obituary notices and other trappings, you are looking at a number that could easily [...]

by Miranda Marquit

12 Truly Bizarre Funeral Customs from Around the World

For thousands of years, humans have mourned their dead. Evidence from Shanidar Cave in Iraq indicates that, perhaps, Neanderthals originated the idea of a funeral. Different customs surrounding the dead have grown up in various places around the world. Funeral and burial customs are still evolving today, as technology advances. Here are 12 interesting funeral [...]

by Miranda Marquit

10 Steps Everyone Should Take to Prepare for Their Own Demise

No one likes to think about dying, but it's something that we all experience, and ignoring it won't make it any easier. And, while it probably won't be any walk in the park for you, remember that your loved ones will be also profoundly affected by your passing. Indeed, it's not just the emotional effects that [...]

by Miranda Marquit