Consumers are often surprised by the high price of a simple newspaper obituary, which these days can easily exceed $500. Not too long ago, newspapers ran obits for just a few dollars, but as … [Read more...] about Newspapers jack up obituary prices as ad revenues drop
Living is expensive but dying is even costlier. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that funeral prices have been rising nearly twice as fast as the cost of other consumer goods. From December … [Read more...] about Funeral prices outpacing other consumer services 2-1
Social clubs bring like-minded people together to engage in activities and interests ranging from gardening to playing bridge. But in New Zealand, clubs offering a different -- and some might even say … [Read more...] about Do-it-yourself caskets gaining in popularity
No one thinks twice about the benefits of composting yard and garden remains. But eyebrows may shoot up when the conversation turns to composting human remains. It is nevertheless the newest … [Read more...] about Composting the latest alternative to traditional burial
At the rate things are going, the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years. That's the finding of academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of … [Read more...] about Facebook may soon have more dead users than living ones
Death is normal, even if it's not popular. And these days, more and more people are doing it. As with so many trends that have rolled through American culture the last 60 or so years, you can thank … [Read more...] about You’re dead. Now what — funeral, cremation, green burial?
What price love? Too high, is often the answer, a recent study finds. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that when it comes to weddings, funerals and other events that focus on … [Read more...] about Love often trumps budget in funerals
During their lifetimes, the non-religious are subjected to an endless cascade of evangelism, conversion attempts and general hoorah from their fervently faithful brethren. Now a British study confirms … [Read more...] about Funerals don’t have to include God