Ask a Mortician: What's the Difference Between a Traditional and a Natural Burial?

Did you know that it's practically impossible to put a naked corpse in the ground? Most cemeteries won't allow it. Our favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, explains the difference between traditional burial — the one with the embalming and coffins — and natural burial, which is, you know, natural. Tune in for the… »10/16/12 5:15pm10/16/12 5:15pm

Our Favorite Mortician Explains Cremation, Beastly-Sounding 'Bone Blender'

Caitlin, the fun, friendly, female mortician we heard from last week returns with the second installment of her "Ask A Mortician" video series. This week, she answers a question about cremation — using the creepy/cool words "bone blender" — and also shares what she would like to have happen to her body after she dies. »11/10/11 6:45pm11/10/11 6:45pm