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What Can the Sims Teach Us About Death?

Losing a loved one is never easy, and we all mourn our losses in different ways. And many have found a greater understanding of grief and death in perhaps the one place you'd least expect: The Sims video game.

Category: Loss

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Inheriting Your Parents’ Stuff? Check Out These Smart Coping Strategies

Part of estate planning is deciding the inheritance, and part of inheritance is deciding what to do with all your parents'... stuff. Diplomacy is king when it comes to graciously saying 'no' to keeping their possessions.

Category: Society

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Finding the Right Music for a Funeral

Music sets the mood of the room, which is why selecting the right funeral music to honor the life of a loved one is so important. Here's how to pick the perfect tune to set the tone of the funeral ceremony.

Category: Funeral

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Five Things Funeral Directors Wish You Knew

Funeral planning often comes up unexpectedly, and we're often left feeling helpless throughout. Funeral home operators can help lighten the burden, both with their career expertise and their compassion.

Category: Funeral

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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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Considerations for a Funeral Slideshow or Remembrance Video

A slideshow of photos or short videos is a great way to remember a departed loved one at their funeral. Here are some tips on how to celebrate the departed's life with a beautiful and moving funeral slideshow.

Category: Funeral

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What You Should Know About Sending Flowers for a Funeral

Sending flowers to show your sympathies to those suffering a loss is always a kind gesture. However, from the style to the color of the arrangement, there are some simple considerations that must be made.

Category: Funeral

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What To Know About Finding a Grief Counselor

If you're having trouble moving on after the death of a close friend or family member, you might consider a grief counselor to help you get through this difficult time. Here's how to find the help you need.

Category: Loss

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Finding Your Focus After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a close friend or family member is always difficult, and we all handle grief differently. There are some common experiences, though. Here's how to cope with a difficult loss and get back on your feet.

Category: Loss

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Using the Start of the Year To Remember Those You’ve Lost

Losing someone close to you is always a difficult experience. Here are some ways you can use the changing of the year to mourne in a healthy and reflective way, and process your grief into positive memories.

Category: Loss

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