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....
- High-tech braces are saving the social lives of kids -- and adults -- everywhere. The 3-D imaging, computer-aided treatment and custom arch-wire help to straighten teeth at a rate 40 percent faster than traditional braces.
- Speaking in a condescending tone when addressing senior citizens -- what experts call 'elderspeak' -- is not just humiliating to the elderly it's also causing their health to deteriorate.
- In a traditional move for one of the hippest artists of the '60s and '70s known for her use of nontraditional material, Mary Heilmann has returned to painting.