Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…
"Foreclosures have turned banks into property management companies," said Heather Fernandez, a spokeswoman for Trulia.com, the real estate Web site. "And it's often cheaper for them to give these homes away rather than try to get market value for them."
"Doctors and bioethicists proposed a new standard: if both high- and low-level brain function stopped in a person, and could never be recovered, they were dead, even though machines preserved an appearance of life. A body in this condition is, in medical parlance, a "ventilated, heart-beating cadaver" — and these cadavers are the primary source of vital organs used in transplantation."
A Smashing Mag round-up, so naturally full of good shizzle.