Counter Intelligence: Stephen Colbert to Guest Edit Newsweek

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  • Stephen Colbert will bring some truthiness to Newsweek as the first guest editor of the newly redesigned news weekly. The comedian will help edit the issue -- from story selection to cover art -- which will hit stands June 8. It will be the first time someone has guest edited the magazine in its 76-year history. The publication is tapping the irreverent Comedy Central funnyman to be at the helm in an effort to create buzz around the mag.
  • Beefcakes get more sex than their skinny male counterparts. But hotties have a worse immune system and increased appetites in comparison to wimpier men, new research shows. Studies indicate women are more attracted to musculature than slender builds but the more toned tend to eat larger amounts and aren't as adept at producing white blood cells that fight infection, the study shows.
  • Residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina can now buy their FEMA trailers for $1 or $5 apiece depending on the type of structure. The government is basically giving away the 1,800 mobile homes it loaned victims of the hurricane. The Obama administration will give out $50 million in rental vouchers to those eligible to move into housing projects.
  •  "Tetris" turns 25 this week. The video game -- one of the world's most recognizable -- was created by a Soviet programmer in 1984 and was one of the few products to make its way West from the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The game has outlasted shifts in time and technology.
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