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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....

    • Machiavelli gets a bad wrap but his first concern was the well-being of his people, which makes him very apropos in today's political scene.  He also teaches us a think or two about leadership.
    • Asia has one of the hottest art markets these days and contemporary works can be found on the cheap (or at least for less coin) at art fairs around the continent.  
    • Sure, global warming causes water levels and mercury to rise. But tigers attacks? With fish catching declining because of the climate change, people who live in an area between India and Bangladesh are venturing farther into the forest for food -- right into the heart of tiger territory.
    • Do wholesalers save you money or entice you to spend more? Supermarkets charge a 20 percent mark-up and the mark-up at wholesalers is around 10 percent but the "Costco Effect" is what will really cost you.
    • It's time to switch to the next generation of net addresses. Why? The internet is about to run out of addresses. Also, because Vint Cerf says so.
    • Robot orgies? Sexbot threesomes? Sci-fi can predicts the future of sex and a three-day convention in California that kicks off today celebrates the forward-thinking genre.