Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....
- Private prisons do well in economic downturn and are bracing for a big business boom as cash-strapped federal and state governments unable to build new facilities turn to private companies.
- Worried about screwing up the Thanksgiving turkey? Several companies are going high-tech for the holidays -- including "Turkey Talk Line," a hotline for first-timer chefs that will now offer customers advice via texts and blogs.
- A mummy on display in a Chinese museum highlights the ambiguous nature of the government's version of history. The mummy is from the Xinjiang region and although the government claims it was general of the Han dynasty that first explored the land, scholars' take on its history differs.