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Why are cremation rates rising?
Cremation of our loved ones is becoming very common today in the U.S. for many reasons. Whether it be affordability or a gradual acceptance of the process, what was once taboo in America is becoming much more commonplace.
Reasons for choosing cremation from Dear Abby
This compilation of 'Dear Abby' comments about the benefits of cremation highlight important (and humorous) reasons to walk away from traditional burial ideas.
Cremation garden uses GPS
Reflection Point is a cremation garden created by Whinery in Oklahoma City. It was built to resemble a park without headstones or monuments. Instead, visitors can find loved ones' ashes at the exact point of burial using a GPS or phone app.
Touring the world - after death
Hamilton woman's ashes sprinkled around the world.
A park-like scattering ground for cremation ashes
Unlike cemeteries, scattering grounds are not subject to strict laws and rules, as long as the ashes are not buried in urns.
Should we regulate the scattering of ashes?
An environmental company in New Zealand is pushing for a law that would ban the spreading of ashes, except in places where permission has been granted to those spreading the ashes.
As cremations rise, people are celebrating life with artistic urns for ashes
With cremations up, urn artists look for the beauty in death.
Find out what the cremation process is - by living through it
A Chinese theme park has what is called The Samadhi Game - a "death simulator" that allows willing participants to experience the cremation process before death.
Why is this man running with cremation ashes?
A Swedish marathon runner and bicyclist, Anders Forselius, has an unusual practice. Starting in 2008, he has carried the cremation ashes of certain deceased strangers on his marathons.
Superman for an urn for ashes?
What happens once you are cremated? Are your cremation ashes buried in the ground or scattered? Or do you find the cremated ashes cleverly incorporated into an action figure urn.
Stone age cremation found in Britain
Teams in Britain have recently unearthed an example of early human cremation. The deposits contained fragments of bone that were buried within a pit.
Urns for ashes - Frisbee style
Some people choose highly ornate urns for ashes - others choose: Frisbees.
Tell your family you want a cremation (or burial) - before you die
Making arrangements about items such as cremation or burial alleviates the stress on the family when that tragic time comes.
Cremation provider held ashes for ‘ransom,’ according to grieving family
The family was told they needed to pay the bill or they wouldn't receive the ashes.
Cremations now exceed burials in U.S.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, almost three percent more deaths are resulting in cremation compared to burials.

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