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Mortician Caitlin Doughty says she romanticized working in a crematory, like this one in Watertown, Mass. But the reality is that modern crematories are "really industrial environments and the body goes into large industrial machines." And, she says, "oftentimes I was the only one there." Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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A Mortician Talks Openly About Death, And Wants You To, Too

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