Our Co-founder Abby Schneiderman went on Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers" to discuss how people can take control of their assets online and prepare for death in the digital age. Click the photo above to watch the video on Bloomberg.com.
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An article about Everplans is currently featured in the May, 2014 issue of the AARP Bulletin. Titled "Online Help to Plan Your Exit Strategy," the monthly magazine does a great job informing their millions of members about our new way of getting a plan in place. Here's the full, glorious page:
Hey Everfans, be sure to stop by the Everplans booth at the New York Tech Day expo in New York tomorrow.
You've probably heard by now about a major Internet security flaw that has the potential to affect virtually every site on the Internet.
We came across this clever alteration of a Game of Thrones' billboard in a New York City subway station. Rather than walking by the original billboard and going "GAAAH!" commuters will be going "AWWWW!"
Source: Michael Clayton, Warner Home Video
While promoting her new vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive actress Tilda Swinton told The New York Posts' PageSix.com that she's not afraid of death:
“I think in a funny way we all do live forever. There aren’t that many people who aren’t spoken about after they die . . . I think immortality is probably overrated. I am all for the adventure. It’s coming and I’m not frightened.”
Swinton is known for playing fearless characters and it has apparently carried over into her real life. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Michael Clayton and is probably best known as The White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Source: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Perhaps playing a vampire made her realize that immortality would get boring. While many might not share Swinton's views on death, we certainly understand vampire fatigue. Between True Blood, Twilight, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, more Twilight, Dark Shadows, even more Twilight we're all vampire-d out.
If you’re a proponent for ending your life in the event of a terminal illness, the Breaking Bad state has some good news.
A New Mexico judge said terminally ill, mentally competent patients can choose to have a doctor end their life, according to CNN. Stemming from a lawsuit filed on behalf of a terminally ill cancer patient by the ACLU and Compassion & Choices, the judge had to consider if doctors could precribe a fatal dose of drugs if a patient wanted it. Here's an excerpt of Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash's response:
This Court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying. If decisions made in the shadow of one's imminent death regarding how they and their loved ones will face that death are not fundamental and at the core of these constitutional guarantees, than what decisions are?
When I tell people that I worked in the funeral industry, I’m always asked if it’s as sketchy as they think. Then they’ll tell me about an article they read where a consumer was ripped off, or a news blurb they watched about a body being buried in the wrong grave. It’s almost always anecdotal, but the stories pile up.
Although there were major funeral industry issues in the past, since 1984 the Federal Trade Commission has regulated it to curb many horrible practices. But since employees performing their job properly isn’t interesting, the public only sees the negative scandalous stuff. Thus, people believe the funeral industry, which is already mysterious to begin with, is full of scandal.