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A guide to faking it



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    Damien Hirst's 'False Idol' is displayed with other works at Sotheby's auction 'Beautiful Inside My Head Forever' in London.

    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.

    • Artist Damien Hirst has cut out the middle man. He takes his art -- dead animals and all -- straight to the auction house in what could be a new precedent for artists.
    • Cash-strapped school districts in Michigan are thinking about allowing ads inside their school buses, which carry 1000 kids most of which are below the age of 12 every week.
    • France is showcasing antiques with a modern flavor at "Biennale des Antiquaires," which opened last week in France and shows that the nation is taking a significant step into the contemporary world.  
    • Neuroscience has revealed that each cell in the brain is about as smart as an amoeba. The discovery underscores what Freud and others toyed with a century a go that separating mind from the brain makes no sense.
    • Now that Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, BOA bought Merrill Lynch and A.I.G is begging for cash -- what's next for the economy?