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How does the discovery of the Higgs boson affect our real life?

Some times people in general have the feeling that the cutting-edge science does not affect the real life. I mean, how does the housewife or the cab driver are affected by researches as Higgs boson or strings theory? What is the real impact on the price of food, the school taxes or this kind of real thing and ordinary?

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    Nov 23 2013: In general, most people don't care and it won't really effect them.
    What I found disturbing or at least curious is that people who should care such as theoretical physicists who were
    disappointed by the confirmation of the Higgs Bosom. One prominent physicist stated that the fun was gone.
    I guess there truth in the axiom... it's the journey, not the destination.
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      Nov 27 2013: I believe the Higgs Bosom was eventually found very close to Peter Higgs' wife

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