Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in culture and, around the globe, hugely varied traditions reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. Here, a look at just a few of funeral traditions that might strike someone outside a culture as odd.
Beautiful women posed as dead bodies are an advertising campaign staple, including the new Marc Jacobs shoot starring Miley Cyrus. Why does fashion fetishize the female corpse? For once it’s not the image of Miley Cyrus herself that is controversial.
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Tributes-powered Custom Obit Section Now Featured Within Topix.com’s Extensive Hyper-local Content. Tributes.com documented over 80% of the deaths in the country in 2012 and possesses one of the largest databases of obituaries and death notices within the United States – 97 million records and growing.
Chris Farmer, general counsel of CANA, said he’s continuing to see lawsuits filed that involve cremation, and they can be devastating. “That’s why you need to get certified,” he said. “I’m going to do everything in my power to show attendees what they can do to avoid lawsuits and document the right things so they can defend themselves when problems arise.”
This may not classify as ‘death care or funeral industry news’ but who thought the high school prank known as the ‘atomic wedgie’ could be deadly?
Caskets are generally used in death, but it this case it saved a man from death.
FrontRunner has brought together some of the most highly respected and leading experts in the field of pet loss. These appointments will form the new advisory board for “An Unforgettable Friend” Pet Loss Business System.
Forethought Life Insurance Company has launched a new Preneed Imminent Annuity, expanding the preneed product solutions available to funeral homes. Preneed Imminent Annuity provides a compelling solution for funeral homes and their customers when a death is expected within a year.
Every week, ASD acknowledges one of our Call Specialists with the “Sensitive Save of the Week” Award for going above and beyond on a call to ensure a family in need can connect with a funeral director.