Traveling with Cremated Remains: Navigating TSA Rules and Regulations

A pending lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) brings new attention to the complex rules and issues involving transportation …

An Updated Look at Cremation in the United States
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The Huffington Post recently published an article accompanied by an infographic charting the rise of cremation in the United States. …

Funeral Options Can Include Collecting the DNA of the Deceased
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Funeral consumers are now provided the option of collecting their deceased loved one’s DNA. Of course, some may wonder why anyone would want to collect DNA from a deceased person. The first question that must be answered: Exactly what is DNA?

Traditional Funerals Decline in Ontario
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A changing public attitude toward end-of-life ceremonies is at work transforming Ontario’s funeral industry. Funeral homes in Ontario have observed a noticeable decline in requests for “traditional” funerals over the last generation.

A traditional funeral usually involves two days of visitation followed by interment in a cemetery. However, alternatives to these traditional funerals are on the rise. Some consumers are looking for low-cost options, including cremation. In Ontario, cremation has replaced burial as the most common choice. Others are opting for ceremonies that are less religious-centered, and focus more on a remembrance and celebration of the life of the deceased.

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