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    Hey Dummy! Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be smart to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of must-read articles that will impress your co-workers, wow your friends and make you seem smart....

    • Researchers believe they have solved the mystery of Stonehenge. So why would ancient Britons schlep massive rocks 250 miles from Wales to Salisbury Plain? They thought the rocks had healing properties.  
    • A new housing crisis looms for low-income families.  Building owners who participate in Section 8 can now opt out of their contracts to provide low-income housing. This means thousands of families who rely on subsidized housing could be out on the streets.
    • The New York Times looks at the meat and potatoes of the government's bailout plan and tries to figure out if it'll work or not.
    • When financial markets are in turmoil, Ramen noodles' stock goes up -- literally. Sales of Maruchan Ramen are up between 5 and 40 percent. "The same thing happened in the [recessions of] the '70s and '80s," the company's VP of marketing said.  
    • Electrons helped the FBI figure out the post-9/11 anthrax mail mystery when the agency's initial investigation centered around whether the germ that killed five people in 2001 was weaponized.
    • Global climate change may be causing you to sneeze more often.