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The Traditions of Hindu Funerals

The traditions of a Hindu funeral are an important component of their faith, because Hindus believe in reincarnation, and properly observing Hindu funeral traditions is an important part of memorializing the dead.

Category: Funeral

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What You Should Know About Arranged Marriages

To many Americans, the idea of an arranged marriage is old fashioned. And while most of us likely hope for autonomy in our love lives, it's entirely possible to have a loving, caring relationship in an arranged marriage.

Category: Marriage

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Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? Animals and the Afterlife

For as long as we've had domesticated pets, humanity has wondered if there is an afterlife for our beloved furry friends. While many say yes, all dogs go to heaven, not everyone agrees with that belief.

Category: Faith

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Create a More Sustainable Wedding With These Eco-Friendly Ideas

Many modern couples want to do their part for the planet and eliminate as much waste as possible on their wedding day. Here are some simple, eco-friendly options for a sustainable and earth friendly wedding.

Category: Wedding Planning

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The Interesting History of the Bridal Veil

Ever wonder why brides traditionally wear a bridal veil? The history of the bridal veil is quite interesting, dating back to the Roman Empire and originally worn by brides to disguise them and ward off evil spirits!

Category: Wedding Materials

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Remember This Advice and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Negative emotions, stress, anger - it can all compound to make life more frustrating. Learning how to handle all of that and not sweat the small stuff will make you happier and healthier in the long term.

Category: Society

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The Power of Decisiveness

Something many of us struggle with is indecision. Sometimes even small decisions like where to eat can send us into a tailspin. Finding ways to be more resolute in our decisions can pay dividends for our mental health.

Category: Society

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Five Helpful Hints for Degenderizing a Wedding Ceremony

As LGBT couples wed, many find that some wedding traditions are rooted in gender norms that don't apply to their union. Thankfully, there are some creative ways LGBT couples can degenderize their wedding and reception.

Category: Wedding Planning Society

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Last Name Considerations for LGBTQ+ Couples

For LGBTQ+ couples who are about to be married, the question of what to do about last names can be a tough one. There are a number of options - but some come with additional legal hurdles. Here's what you need to know.

Category: Marriage

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How To Plan a Fitting Memorial for the Departed

The one-year anniversary after the death of a loved one is always a difficult date to handle emotionally. As you grieve, think about ways to pay tribute to your departed loved one with a beutiful memorial.

Category: Funeral Loss

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