Widening a Child’s Circle With a Naming Ceremony

The Greek root of the word baptism means to identify with or to be made one with. Since human history has been recorded, variations of the ritual have existed for many different cultures in many different forms. The ...

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Tips for a Beautiful, Bountiful Fall Wedding

Fall is a time of transformation, when we reap the rewards of the warm seasons and prepare for the times ahead. It is a spectacular season for coming together with family and friends to celebrate the wedding of two peo ...

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Ways to Honor Your Inner Nerd at Your Wedding

Fairytale weddings are all well and good, but nothing beats a science fiction theme to really tell the world of your depth and commitment to one another. Sure, Halloween comes around every year, but there may be only o ...

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Chinese Couples Choose Paris and London for Wedding Shoots

Paris is sealing its reputation as the city of love for young, wealthy Chinese brides and grooms. Couples are flocking to Paris to have their wedding pictures taken at the Eiffel Tower and along the banks of the Seine. ...

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Poshest Places to Be Buried in the U.S.

They may not be able to take it with them, but many people are choosing burial locations that leave enough behind to remember them by. America's wealthy are buying up some of the country's most prized real estate in or ...

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A Survey of 19th Century Marriage

Anton Johann Gross-Hoffinger was a German doctor and author of the 1847 publication, "The Fate of Women and Prostitution." As part of his research for the book, the good doctor conducted a survey of 100 married couples ...

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Women Are Reclaiming Their Place in the Funeral Industry

Women have come nearly full circle in the funeral business. Before there was such as thing as a funeral home, it was the exclusive job of the females of the house or community to handle and prepare bodies after death. ...

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Funeral Conventions Offer a Wealth of Options

As the hundreds of funeral alternatives on display at the National Funeral Directors Association annual convention prove, creativity does not end with death. Whether people are concerned with their carbon footprints af ...

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The World’s Oddest Burial Sites

In the American imagination, a traditional cemetery, complete with manicured lawns and symmetrical headstones, remains the standard image for a burial site. Around the world, however, people have been put to rest in so ...

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Make the Odds Ever After in Your Favor

Love may be blind, but according to a study from Emory University, divorce can be displayed in a reader-friendly series of pie charts and graphs. Recent research considered significant factors in why people split up. D ...

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