For about a decade, if you had a couple thousand dollars at the minimum then “memorial diamonds” made from the carbon found in ashes were an alternative to a traditional urn. Now, a new company with a lower cost technique and greater attention to design will transform your loved one’s ashes into a treasured keepsake.
It’s approaching 3 AM on Christmas Day in 2013, and a South Korean teenage girl who goes by the Twitter handle @jjong_gee texts her friend, Junmyun, to confess a personal secret. She’s depressed, and she needs support. “There was a man named Osho who once said ‘don’t be too serious, life is like a moving picture,’” replied Junmyun. “If you treat what comes at you like a game, happiness will come. I want to see you happy.”
People in Louisiana are disproportionately likely to be felled by syphilis, while Midwesterners might want to watch out for lower respiratory infections. And Arizonans are slightly more likely to be shot to death. Their killer’s intent? Undetermined. That’s all according to a map the CDC recently released depicting the most distinctive cause of death in each state and D.C. from 2001 through 2010.
Our charismatic and beautiful son and brother died Sunday morning from a drug overdose. Clay was the youngest of four children, raised in a loving home in Apex with two brothers and one sister. Outwardly Clay looked like he had it all: Intelligence, confidence, athletic ability, height, beautiful blue eyes, broad smile, fantastic wit, and the ability to engage and forge a relationship with anyone. Inwardly Clay was sensitive and had struggles that he hid well from his close and clannish family.
Progressive Environmental Services, the largest precious metal refinery for recycling post cremation metals in North America, is now including yet another value added feature at NO COST, to all existing and new customers. All active customers of Progressive Environmental Services will be receiving insurance accords for over 12 million dollars for their protection at no expense to them. 10 million dollars of that protection is for general liability and will include the customer’s name and address as a certificate holder on the document.
We heard it again yesterday. A funeral home owner told us she isn’t too concerned about her home’s inactive Facebook page because it’s mostly young people who use Facebook anyway. Why interact with and market to a demographic who is not interested in her services?
On the contrary, here are the facts concerning the use of Facebook and other social media outlets according to the most recent Pew Research Center Social Media Update: Almost 2/3 of online adults ages 50 years or older have Facebook accounts. More than half of adults 65 years and older now use Facebook.
Unlike the the US (from State to State), the biggest difference in the Asia region is that each country operates completely different from the other. The approach is similar because what a surprise, relationships are key. Another difference for example going out (exporting) of China is not to difficult, going in (importing to) is another ball game. Sort of like selling in New Jersey and New York.
Cellphone video captured an emotional dispute on the side of the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area last Friday between members of a funeral procession and a California Highway Patrol Officer who pulled them over.
I spent the last week gliding around San Francisco in the now infamous “Suitsy,” an adult-sized pajama onesie disguised as a full business suit. At bars and in meetings, no one seemed to notice anything amiss. But, perhaps, I thought, this was because San Francisco is the home of weird attire and my colleagues were just unfazed.
A half-century ago, nearly everyone who died in the U.S. was buried. Only about 4 percent were cremated. Now, we cremate half our dead. The map above shows cremation rates by state and animates over the past 15 years; during that relatively brief timespan in several states—particularly in the South and Midwest—cremation rates have doubled. Why the shift?