Has the LHC found any practical uses for the Higgs boson?

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Author's Note: Has the LHC found any practical uses for the Higgs boson?

I would like to believe that discovering the Higgs really does more than just confirm the Standard Model. It would be cool if we found a way for the Higgs to, say, add mass to other things we think need some bulk. Like too-thin marinara sauces. Anything's possible!

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