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Top 10 International Military Schools

Interestingly (though not surprisingly), not all countries operate their military academies in the same manner as the U.S. While most international military academies mirror their American counterparts in the mission of training men and women to become leaders within the armed forces, they do not all include a post-secondary styled education. After a bit of thought, I’ve included on this list some of the schools that do not offer such a program (namely the Brits and Brazilians). The reason for this is that the main focus of these lists – in my mind anyway – has always been the military training aspect. There happens to be a number of international schools that excel at producing superior military officers and deserve inclusion, in my opinion, on any list that tackles this subject. After all, the idea behind any military school is to develop leaders, and this they do exceedingly well.

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The Worst Characters From My Favorite TV Shows

It’s Golden Globes and Oscar season, which means it’s time to talk about how incredible actors are and all of their enumerated accomplishments. But being the contrarian kind of gal that I am, I can’t help but remember all of the awful characters I was forced to watch prance around in my favorite television shows.

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Top 10 Weirdest Statues On The Planet

People have been building statues since time immemorial. The Colossus at Rhodes, the Statue of Liberty- throughout the ages, we’ve been driven to build gigantic monuments to ourselves, and many of these have become iconic symbols of humankind’s artistry. Then, there are these. For your careful consideration and endless bewilderment, here are a selection of statues from around the world that we can’t for the life of us figure out the thought process behind.

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The 40 Greatest Movies About the Summer

Surfing, sleep-away camp, sailing, fishing, baseball, golf, summer school, sharks, roadtrips, invading aliens: These are the things that summer is made for. At least in the movies. While the "summer blockbuster" has been a Hollywood staple since 1975, when "Jaws" was released, Steven Spielberg's classic was actually just the latest in a long line of films in another genre: the summer movie. These are the flicks in which the sun is blazing, the beach and ocean are calling, and everyone is looking for the cute blonde girl to have that summer fling with. Here then, is a list of 40 of the greatest summer movies of all time, presented in no real order. Sound Off with your favorites in the Comments. One last note: surfing movies are tricky, because as any Brah knows, the best waves really come in the winter. But since these movies just make us think about grabbing our surf boards and heading out to the water, we included them.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry: Using the Wrong Ammo

I had a lot of fun with the “Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting” series a couple of months ago, and hope you did too. I got to thinking about other sins—yeah, I know, thinking can hurt your brain—and it occurred to me that there are plenty of deadly sins when it comes to concealed carry. There are way more than seven, but as “Seven Deadly Sins” is kind of a thing, I’ll pick out seven interesting, and relevant, ones. Ready? Let’s get started. If you’ve ever seen a Wallace and Gromit movie, then you know that The Wrong Trousers can get you in a lot of trouble. So can the wrong ammunition. Using inappropriate ammo can ruin not only your life, but someone else’s too.

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9 Scientific Breakthroughs That Happened Totally by Accident

You may recall that inventions like the microwave and Play-Doh were mere happy accidents. And of course you've heard of Alexander Fleming's penicillin jackpot. But there are so many more scientific breakthroughs that came about through sheer dumb luck that you may not have heard of. Here are nine of our favorites, including a few that you use every single day.

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10 Healthy Home Remedies

Whether it’s a humble stick insect hiding amongst the undergrowth, or a leopard stalking its prey in the jungle, the animal kingdom is alive with amazing examples of camouflage. Being virtually indistinguishable from their surroundings may give creatures a distinct survival advantage, and it can help them to conceal themselves more effectively or hunt with even more lethal efficiency. Animals as wide-ranging as crocodiles, owls and geckos use camouflage to enable them to blend in with the environment

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5 Naughty Things Your Credit Card Won't Buy

Credit card brands always brag about their cards' ability to expand your purchasing power and vie with each other for the greatest universal acceptance worldwide. Remember MasterCard's priceless slogan: "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard"? Or Visa's: "It's everywhere you want to be"? It turns out there are some things credit cards won't buy. So you can leave home without it, to riff off of American Express' catchphrase. While credit companies typically want you to pull out their credit card for a purchase, the payment networks -- American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa -- won't approve so-called naughty purchases. These transactions are treated as high-risk activities or run afoul of federal law, even if state laws allow it.

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The Top 6 Grocery Store Myths

Remember how excited you were to see your receipt after using coupons for the very first time? Thrilled with just how much money you saved by spending only a few moments with a pair of scissors and the paper? Coupons are a no-nonsense, proven way to save money at the checkout. Or are they? Let’s take a look at the six most common grocery shopping myths and some simple solutions you can use to bring your bill back down to size.

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15 Business Theories That Will Improve Your Life

Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is best known for introducing the theory of disruptive innovation, which Steve Jobs and other visionaries have used to map out successful strategies for their businesses. We spoke with Christensen a few weeks ago about his new book, "How Will You Measure Your Life," which looks at how we can apply successful case studies — for example, how Netflix disrupted the video retail industry — to our own lives. "We’re forced to look into the future, which has no data available about it," Christensen recently told LinkedIn employees. "This means that we either pursue a path that is a crap-shoot or are forced to look into theories of causality: What causes what and why."

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