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Welcome to Facebook: The World’s Largest Digital Graveyard

What more is to be said about Facebook? Everyone has their own opinion of the social media giant. While some refuse to ever sign up, others have praised it to be the single most life-changing invention of the 21st century. How can anyone deny this fact when almost ⅕ of the world’s population has a Facebook profile? But

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Funeral Traditions Around The World (Infographic)

Cultures around the world have been practicing all types of crazy funeral rituals to memorialize their loved ones. Some funeral traditions are ancient and have been practiced for centuries, while some are brand new developments thanks to scientific advancements. From having your ashes shot out into space, to having your remains stored into a diamond,

Burial Now Illegal

Burial Now Illegal in Chinese Province

It is easy to assume that once we pass away, a plot in a local cemetery will be reserved for us. However, for the inhabitants of a particular Chinese province, this is already not the case. Burial Now Illegal in Chinese Province On June 1st, all in-ground burials in the Anhui province of eastern China were

Buried Beneath Our Parks

The Place du Canada square is located right in the centre of downtown Montréal and is an oasis of flora and history surrounded by skyscrapers and concrete. Most Montréalers are not aware that the bodies over 38,000 human beings were buried under the plaza in the 19th century, when Place du Canada was formerly a

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Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival

Ross Capicchioni: A True Tale of Survival This may just be the most inspiring story you’ve ever heard. Ross Capicchioni was 17 years old when he had a near death experience that would shape the rest of his life. A friend of 10 years convinced Ross to drive him into Detroit’s east side even though Ross

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The Environmental Impact of Funerals Infographic

It is often said that death is a cycle whereupon the body, carbon and a person’s essence are returned to the earth. What this maxim forgets to include is 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one year to build 4.6 million single family homes! In fact, you could

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Slippery Slope, or Progressive Leap? Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill

Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill 52 UPDATE:  Bill 52 passed yesterday afternoon, June 5th, 2015, at the National Assembly with a vote of 94-22. Recently the Quebec government in Canada proposed legislation guaranteeing a patient’s right to access doctor assisted suicide. Bill 52 is not the first time such legislation has been proposed in Canada or the

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Death Rituals Around the World

North American burial practices and death rituals are second nature to most of us. We have all been to a religious service to memorialize a loved one or visited a cemetery at least once in our lives. However we often don’t realize how varied death rituals are around the world. Were you aware of the