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?
We at Qeepr are very excited to announce the second instalment of our #Talkdeath web series on June 17th at 3pm EST! Seeking to promote death positivity through open discussion, the upcoming roundtable will be featuring About.com’s Death & Dying editor, Chris Raymond, and Gail Rubin, author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.
“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” quoted Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789. The great dispatcher will come for us all in time, but this doesn’t mean you can’t leave in unusual style.
We’re often so busy living Memorial Day Weekend that we forget the original purpose of the day – to honor veterans who have passed. “This Memorial Day, whether you work in the death care industry, between opening day at the pool and the family cook-out, take time to remember our nation’s veterans who have gone before you and loved ones who are no longer with you, and to discuss memorialization options with relatives,”
Aurora Casket Company, LLC, the largest privately held funeral service supplier, has launched a new technology solution designed to provide funeral service professionals with a new way to help families through one of the most trying times of their life – preparing to arrange funeral services for a loved one.
1. Humans have been burying their dead for at least 200,000 years. Among the earliest suspected grave sites are Atapuerca, Spain, and Pontnewydd Cave, Wales. 2. Exactly why we get old and die is still a puzzle. One hypothesis is that because most creatures are killed or die of disease before they can get old, evolution doesn’t weed out the mutations which hurt us in old age.
The Republican Party has a major demographic problem over the long term, according to a Politico magazine story published on Sunday. “The party’s core is dying off by the day,” concludes writer Dan McGraw.
You may be asking yourself, what is Facebook Reach? Let us answer that for you: Reach: The number of unique people who saw any content about that post. This will include both fans and non-fans. On average, only 1-6% of your total Facebook audience is actually seeing the content that you are posting.
Download our free white with 7 simple steps on how you can increase your reach and stay ahead of the game.
Per the CDC, more than 2.5 million people die in America annually. By contrast, a mereone thousand will have the privilege of getting an obituary about them published in theNew York Times in any given year (note: that’s not the same as a paid death notice ). One of the people who’s had the opportunity to write more than 1,200 obituaries in her 20-year career is Margalit Fox, senior writer for the New York Times.