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....
- Nearly everything on your Thanksgiving table has undergone genetic changes thanks to industrial farming -- meaning the corn is sweeter, potatoes are starchier and your turkey is far bigger than the food at your grandparents' Thanksgiving spread.
- Zima has long been considered shorthand for the antithesis of masculinity and now -- after a rocky 15 years in which it endured the backlash of the "clear craze" -- the infamous beverage is dead.
- Not sure what to do with the bones left over from your Thanksgiving turkey? Take a cue from a high-school teacher known as "The Bone Lady" who collects vertebrae, neck bones and sternums and makes them into toys, jewelry and decorations.
- Though gas prices have given Americans some reprieve, consumers still have spent 4 percent less on web shopping in November than they did this time last year.