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Sitting Shiva in the Age of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has impacted everything, even how the Jewish community experiences mourning. In the wake of COVID, sitting Shiva has gone online, switching to Zoom or Skype and adjusting how mourners process their loss.

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Embalming: An Ancient Art in Modern Times

Embalming is one of those things we know gets done, but we rarely think about. From its ancient origins to its popularization in America after the death of President Lincoln, it has a rather interesting history.

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Grief Etiquette in the COVID-19 Age

Losing a loved one during COVID-19 can make a tough time even more difficult. The memorial industry, like most others, has been been changed by coronavirus.  And so too have etiquette norms for the bereaved.

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Consider Sustainability When Making Funeral Arrangements

Death is an uncomfortable subject, but for many, it can be an opportunity to give back to the world one last time. From eco-caskets to being "turned into a tree", there are a variety of options for sustainability.

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Social Distancing and Grief: Funerals in the Age of Coronavirus

COVID-19 quarantine has upended the funeral business. That makes the grieving process even more difficult, but death care workers are coming up with alternative ways for mourners to celebrate the departed's life.

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Handling Loneliness After a Loved One Passes Away

Dealing with the loneliness you feel after the loss of a loved one is a difficult task. It's easy to make excuses to engage in destructive behaviors. Here are some ways to stay healthy as you process your grief.

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Ways To Honor Those You’ve Lost

When we lose someone, we often want to come up with a way to properly memorialize them and honor their memory. Here are some simple yet powerful ways to pay your respects to your dearly departed friends and family.

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How You Can Pay for a Funeral With a Tight Budget

A death in the family can come as a shock, both emotionally and financially, and many are ill-equipped to dish out thousands of dollars for a funeral on a moment's notice. These money-conscious alternatives can help.

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Don’t Get Scammed! How To Avoid Funeral Fraud

Funeral fraud is one of the most insidious scams, because it targets grieving people at what is likely their lowest moment. Be wary of people hoping to capitalize on your grief, and protect yourself and your family.

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Interesting International Funeral Customs

While images of caskets, veils, and black ties come to mind for most Americans when we think about funerals, other countries and cultures around the world bury their dead and mourn their loss in entirely different ways.

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