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4 Reasons Why Funeral Live Streaming Is Gaining Popularity
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4 Reasons Why Funeral Live Streaming Is Gaining Popularity

Funeral live streaming is a trend that is slowly gaining popularity worldwide. Although some people are unsure about it and still insist on traditional funeral services, 9 out of 10 services held have several people who are unable to attend due to unavoidable circumstances. Live streaming a funeral allows flexibility and freedom. It is essential to acknowledge the importance of paying your last respects to a loved one even though you are not there physically. Fortunately, being part of the service can be made possible through a funeral webcast. This calls for some form of open-mindedness and for you to accept change. Read on to learn a few reasons as to why funeral live streaming should be embraced. 1. It Allows People to Grieve Together While it is expected that people drop what...
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Retired Army Major Rows His Tiny Boat Dubbed ‘Tintanic’ To Benefit Hospice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tVR-aWUFsI The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly sparked some creativity and innovation this year around the world. This is especially the case for Michael Stanley, an 80-year-old retired British army major living in the UK. Stanley, formerly known as "Major Mick," served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards for 35 years. He decided to do something unique when places started shutting down due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Instead of staying cooped up inside, Stanley built a home-made fishing boat. Not only that, but he also embarked on a quest to row his fishing boat 100 miles to benefit St. Wilfrid's Hospice in Bosham, UK. The tiny but mighty boat, cleverly named "Tintanic," was constructed using two sheets of corrugated iron, curtain hooks, and ho...
How To Prepare For A Dinner Party
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How To Prepare For A Dinner Party

With the weather getting nicer and nicer, it's time to invite your friends or family over for a dinner party. Though you've probably had plenty of dinner parties before, making sure you throw the best dinner party you can will make a difference to your guests. Even if it's not the best party ever, putting in a little extra time to make it nice will be appreciated by all. And it can be fun for you to plan everything, too! Following these super simple instructions for how to prepare for guests will help you to make sure your dinner party is not one to forget. You're going to want to invite all your friends and family because this dinner party will be the best one ever. Packed with simple and easy ideas, after this, you'll know how to prepare for guests for any future event you may plan. And...
What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee
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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Man Attempts To Smuggle Cocaine Under Toupee

Appearances aren't always what they seem. We're a species very much concerned about our outer physical appearance, doing all sorts of things to make ourselves more attractive. Having that pearly white, perfect smile explains the 39.09 million Americans who were using tooth whiteners in 2017. Another part of physical appearance on many minds is hair. One report suggests that 68% of women are unhappy with their hair. Similarly, with men, hair loss is something they generally don't want to experience. Still, it happens, so there are certain strategies men use to conceal their rapidly balding heads. One Colombian man sought to conceal a little more than baldness recently. Landing in Spain from Bogota, Colombia, authorities spotted the man with a very unusual looking toupee. With the FAA...
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2019 SEO Marketing Trends

The importance of SEO in the digital marketing world has grown year over year. More consumers today make decisions online and it is key for businesses to have a digital presence. This has only made SEO harder for small businesses. We've reached out to the top digital marketing experts to hear their advice for businesses. Find Your Voice Brands need a voice they and help developing one describes Mike Koehler of Smirk New Media. "We think that developing a unique and consistent brand voice for your web and social media content is pivotal for a business success online. As a digital marketing agency, developing a brand voice is an important step we take as part of social media and digital content planning. Our process is akin to creating what we consider an "invisible mascot" for the ...
Hefting Sledgehammer, Man Destroys His Apartment For Being Not Luxurious Enough
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Hefting Sledgehammer, Man Destroys His Apartment For Being Not Luxurious Enough

We love a good hissy fit. They're usually expected from overtired children and sometimes hangry adults, but this guy in Malaysia has restructured the foundation of what a hissy fit is. The unnamed man, who a few news outlets have humorously dubbed Uncle Unhinged, didn't like the new apartment he'd recently purchased. The real estate company -- Tropicana Corporation Berhad -- has many such apartments on the market. Labeling them luxury homes with a price tag to match, you'd expect an understandable amount of quality and pomp. The apartment cost around $500,000 and when our hissy fit hero saw the state of the place, he unleashed hell. About 20% of insurance claims involve some sort of water damage, but the rampage that this man went on was more of the red spray paint and sledgehammer v...
As Opioid Crises Continues, Some Argue Funds for Marijuana Suppression Should Be Redirected
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As Opioid Crises Continues, Some Argue Funds for Marijuana Suppression Should Be Redirected

In a recent news article, one New York county Supervisor board’s openly questioned how grant money should be used to manage illegal drug use. According to the Star Post, John Haff was joined by fellow Washington County supervisors Sara Idleman and Evera Sue Clary in criticizing the county’s plan to spend $6,000 federal dollars on flyovers searching for marijuana plants. Couldn’t the money be better spent, Haff argued, on stopping opiods? Clary pointed out that marijuana prevention methods seemed especially pointless when, just over the town line, the substance is legal under Vermont State law. Haff was vocal about a variety of other drug-prevention uses the money could be put towards. He said that $6,000 could buy 200 naloxone doses, which are injections used to revers...
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Rarest Fish In The World Has Hands and A Chance, New Discovery Reveals

The world's rarest species of fish, found only off the shore of Tasmania, Australia, might not be so rare after all. Striking in appearance and biology, the red handfish is aptly named for the hand-like fins it uses to walk (yes, walk) along the ocean floor. It also sports a stylish mohawk shaped fin atop its head, giving it rather anthropomorphic qualities. NPR Reports seven divers discovering this aquatic oddity in another previously unexamined area of the ocean. Until now, the species was thought to only exist as a solitary colony of 20-40 fish. Scientists and nature lovers are all thrilled by the scuba divers' chance encounter. The ocean’s average depth is 12,100 feet. "That second population's just a huge relief," Live Science ReportsRick Stuart-Smith, Institute for Marine...
Post ACA, Coverage For Mental Health Reaches More Individuals Than Ever
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Post ACA, Coverage For Mental Health Reaches More Individuals Than Ever

A new study from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill shows that the likelihood of an individual to seek treatment for a mental health condition increased significantly following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. The study was published in the medical journal Psychiatric Services and found both specific and overall increases in mental health coverage under the ACA. Mental health patients are now 8% less likely to be uninsured, 4% less likely to report unmet needs because of cost, and 6% more likely to report a steady care source. The conclusion is that accessible mental health care results in more people seeking treatment. That said, there are still serious barriers to affordable mental health care including an intense social ...
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Four Orphaned Bear Cubs Found Under Lake Tahoe Deck

It is estimated that 100,000 black bears live in Alaska, but that's not the only place these creatures roam. Four orphaned black bear cubs were found shivering and cold underneath the deck of a Nevada house this week. They were rescued and taken to an animal sanctuary. The owner of the house in Stateline, on Lake Tahoe, said that she had first seen the cubs with their mother under the deck in March. But the four adorable fur balls are without parents after their mother, an 18 year old sow, was found dead from unknown causes. It is thought that the cubs weigh only seven pounds -- officials think they were born sometime in January. Four cubs at once is something of an anomaly. "Twins are fairly common," says Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy, "three is like wow, bu...