Author Archives: Marissa Abruzzini (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Study Finds Sticker Shock with Newspaper Obituary Prices

More families are avoiding high newspaper obituary costs

If a close loved one died, would you buy space for an obituary in your local newspaper? A recent study found that 88 percent of respondents would. However, many of these same respondents were surprised to find out just how … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief in Vibrant Color

An artist deals with the loss of a child

On April 8, 2014, artist Seth Remsnyder had to say goodbye to his son, Robert Langdon Remsnyder. His child was stillborn. And although he and his wife Janet knew ahead of time that their son had died in the womb, … Continue reading

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Is Alkaline Hydrolysis Good for the Environment?

An interview with Philip Olson, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Philip Olson, an assistant professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. Olson researches bioethics and environmental ethics, analyzing society’s complex relationship with new technologies. He has a particular interest in the study of alkaline … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Make a Memory Pillow from Your Loved One’s Clothes

Preserve your loved one's personality in a special memorial gift

Our Tip of the Month As a teen, I spent one summer at my grandmother’s house helping her make a bird-themed pillow cover from scratch. I still have this homemade pillow, and whenever I look at it, I’m reminded of her. … Continue reading

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What Is Alkaline Hydrolysis?

An interview with Philip Olson about a new form of disposition, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Philip Olson, an assistant professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. Olson researches bioethics and environmental ethics, analyzing society’s complex relationship with new technologies. He has a particular interest in the study of alkaline … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die”

The documentary takes an honest look at aid in dying

When author Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he had to confront an uncomfortable decision: Should he see his illness through to the end (and risk losing his dignity in the process), or should he choose to end his life prematurely? … Continue reading

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