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5 Reasons Why America's Youth Needs Marksmanship

It might seem completely obvious to some people that teaching kids to shoot is a good idea. I thought it'd be fun to explore some of the less obvious benefits. Maybe there are some things here that never occurred to you, but rest assured, it's all common sense. No long-winded research examples or even references to such research. Just run-of-the mill straight logic. Why? Because research is boring and if you're trying to win an argument, nothing beats common sense as a weapon. Think of the following ideas as fresh ammunition for the inevitable debates about gun laws and America's shooting culture. Unfortunately, the shooting culture in America seems to be taking some hits. Between the zero tolerance policies in schools and the consistent battle for 2nd amendment rights, it seems less and less likely that kids in America will learn marksmanship. However, what is happening more with America's youth is the decrease in essential things that will help them become useful members of society and not just some dinks living in their parents basement playing video games.

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Back To School: 15 Myths About Education

Leaders in the school reform movement say self-interested teachers unions are to blame for the state of education. The talking point claims that the unions are only there to tie negotiations up with red tape, ensuring that expensive benefits remain in place and poor teachers stay in the classroom. The unions say their members' benefits are being unfairly targeted to fix state and local budget shortfalls across the country, and point to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's bill to dismantle public workers' collective bargaining rights.

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The 20 Worst Hipster Bands

Who are these hipsters we see each day in the streets, on our Tumblr feeds, and on the local news? And why are so many in bands? It's not the mere existence of hipster groups that distresses us -- some of our best friends are hipsters, after all -- it's their lemming-like tendency to, if you'll pardon a mixed metaphor, ape each other. On its surface hipsterdom seems to be an individuality-grab, but most of today's 20 and 30-something bands from Silver Lake and Williamsburg sound shockingly similar. They're all playing variations of retro garage and soul music -- or bringing glockenspiels and choirs on incestuous nationwide tours -- all the while clad in vintage garb likely infested with lice. We're not saying that they should be outlawed by, like, Congress or something. Just that they should be avoided. Here then, is our field guide to the worst offenders.

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The 30 Richest Drummers in the World

Who are the richest drummers in the world? Most people steer their kids away from learning the drums in favor of less noisy instruments. You may want to reconsider that decision after you find out how rich these thirty musicians became from banging on a drum. As you’re about to see, if you want to make a ton of money drumming it helps to be a member of one of the most commercially successful rock bands in the world. The drummers on this list have played in bands like The Beatles, Metallica, U2 and The Rolling Stones just to name a few… Most have had 30+ year careers banging away at the top of the charts and touring the world’s stadiums to perform for tens of thousands of adoring fans.

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Top 100 Courses You Can Play

Ali vs. Frazier. Magic vs. Bird. Pacific vs. Pebble. For course connoisseurs, the biennial slugfest between the two best public courses in the land is as compelling as any great sports rivalry. In 2012, Pacific Dunes once again tops Pebble Beach —barely — as decided by our esteemed panelists. Nipping at Pacific and Pebble’s heels is Pinehurst No. 2, which surged four spots, to third place, thanks to Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s inspired restoration. The five rookies on our list include The Links at Lighthouse Sound, in Maryland, which returns after a two-year hiatus, and Marquette’s Greywalls, in Michigan, a long-overlooked gem. The three other newcomers are once-private courses that turned public — in this challenging economy, a trend that you can expect to see more of in 2013.

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No Easy Day Shocking Details: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

No Easy Day is the controversial book written by Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, the Team 6 member who was on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. The AP got a first look at the book and revealed shocking details. Here's what you need to know.

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10 Ways To Improve Yourself While Broke

I'm going to start off by being very honest, I'm currently broke. I was expecting to get a scholarship that I didn't get, went on a trip that I probably shouldn't have gone on, and bought a certain someone special a present I couldn't afford. That's $4k in the hole, and no regrets, but a bit of a mess to clean up after. I'm proactively trying to get myself out of the hole before I start dental school next year (see update). Once I start, I'll be about $70K-$90K in the hole per year, so it won't really matter, but it matters now. My goal is to get my credit card paid off, save up a small emergency fund, and establish a few passive streams of income before school starts and I'm a slave with no spare time.

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10 Most Impressive Polyglots In World History

Most of us are pretty impressed when we meet someone who can speak more than one language, but some people go above and beyond being bilingual or even trilingual and become hyperpolyglots. Throughout history, a few intrepid language enthusiasts have taken on the challenge of learning not one or two but dozens of languages. A few have even purportedly mastered as many as 100 distinct languages and dialects, which when you consider how hard it is to learn a single new language, is pretty impressive to say the least. Read on to learn more about a few of these astonishing language learners, who just might inspire you to step up your own language learning game.

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The 5 Most Disappointing Video Games of This Generation

I recently wrote a post about the most disappointing summer blockbusters, movies we thought were going to be fantastic but ended up letting us down. I thought I’d try something similar with video games, as this has happened plenty particularly in the last console generation. Some of these are slam dunks, a few might cause a bit more controversy like how I can’t STAND Halo: Reach. Yeah, I said it. Check out the list below, and check back for another iteration in fifty years after we’ve all been disappointed by Half-Life 3.

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The 10 Stupidest Criminals

As providers of high-security solutions around the world, understanding the criminal mindset is part of our job description. But every once in awhile, we find proof that there’s just not much to understand. Here are the stories of The 10 Stupidest Criminals and their Stupid Crimes that are just too bizarre not to be true.

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