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[FIREARM REVIEW] Beretta Nano 9mm Review for Concealed Carry

Advertisement<p>The Beretta Nano; a 9mm pocket rocket with a sleek design from a reliable company. It is Beretta’s first-ever striker-fired pistol. How …

Florida judge allegedly punches public defender

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Judge John Murphy. Do you want to fuck with Judge John Murphy? Public defender Andrew Weinstock did, and look what …

Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love

In the winter of 1969, shortly after a young woman he considered one of his brightest and most promising students committed suicide, <b>Leo Buscaglia</b> decided to deal with the flurry of confusion by starting an experimental class at the University of Southern California where he taught, exploring the …

Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups

At the 2014 HOW conference, Debbie Millman, host of the excellent interview show <i>Design Matters</i> and a remarkable mind, sat down with the prolific Seth Godin to discuss courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and why he got thrown out of Milton Glaser’s class. She used an unusual book of …

The Pilot and the Little Prince: Beloved Illustrator Peter Sís Captures the Bittersweet Story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

<i>“The Little Prince will shine upon children with a sidewise gleam. It will strike them in some place that is not the mind and glow there until the time comes for them to comprehend it.”</i> So sang a 1943 review of <i>The Little Prince</i>, published a few months before the beloved book’s author disappeared …

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal <b>Maya Angelou</b> (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014), but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by …

Budget Self Defense Choices

The other day I was at a local gunstore with a friend and he asked me an interesting question: If somebody came to you with a very small budget for …

Viridian Releases Latest S&W M&P Shield Tac Light

Viridian claims this is the “first taclight for the S&W shield”. Their latest taclight is a useful offering as it easily fits within the confines of …

25 New AR Rifles and Carbines for 2014

<b>AR:</b> The letters stand for “Armalite,” but you’d be forgiven for thinking it means “America’s Rifle.” In the United States, no long-gun platform is …

Tactical

Modern Shooter visits Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation's finest firearms training facilities.<p>The .22 LR is among the most versatile calibers, in …

AR-15 Trigger Trouble

It’s no secret that Mil Spec AR triggers are terrible. They have everything a good trigger does not have, like take-up, creep, over-travel, and …

How to Buy Your First Gun: Best Purpose, Caliber, Type for you

Whether you’re completely new to the shooting sports, or an ardent enthusiast finally ready to make a purchase, buying your first gun can be …

Road Rage: Crazy, or Just Stupid? | USCCA

How anyone with an ounce of brain matter would actually engage in road rage is beyond my comprehension. When it involves one of us who carries for …

Ammo Prices: 05/30/2014

Week 10.<p>My apologies for last week’s issue with the table headers. The problem is related to some annoyances with the content management …

Question of the Day: How Did You Introduce Your Kids to Guns? [P320 Entry]

By Jeff K.<p>As a child I went to Scout camp over the summer and shot a .22 rifle. Man that felt cool. All laid out prone, looking down range 50ish …

10 Commandments of Concealed Carry

Carrying a lethal weapon in public confers a grave power that carries with it great responsibilities. Those who lawfully engage in the practice …

16 Previously Unwritten Rules of Mom Code

Mom Code: a non-judgmental position that allows us mamas to simply be mamas; the women that come to your side instead of turning up their noses and understand that, of course, kids will have meltdowns and embarrassing displays of public tantrums, but it doesn't mean they are bad kids or you are a …

Parenting

My Secret Weapon Against Postpartum Depression

I brought my baby home from the hospital when he was five days old.<p>Even though it was only 10 months ago, I can't quite remember what day of the week it was. In my heart, it was a Monday.<p><i>Mondays are for new beginnings. Mondays are for starting over. Mondays are for reinvention and renewal. Mondays</i> …

Coping With a Toddler Tantrum in a Stressful Situation

I am a relief teacher. Sometimes, I get called into work early in the morning and have to rush to be ready in time but luckily, I am often given advanced warning. Today, I had received the call the night before and so was able to ensure I was up early with lunches made and bags packed, ready to …

Parenting

#YesAllWomen Includes Mothers of Children with Mental Illness

On the third Saturday morning in May, I drove my 14-year-old son to his last soccer game of the season. For me, it's a miracle he is even playing soccer: last May, he was in a psychiatric hospital, where after more than eight years of doctors, therapists, school suspensions, ineffective …

White House Science Fair Will Focus On Girls In STEM

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 05/27/2014 08:03 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Young math and science whizzes from around the country will convene in the nation's capital next week for the annual White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama.<p>This year's fair, which will be held on …

Tough Love

This Memorial Day, I spent the greater part of the holiday weekend cleaning up around the house, doing yard work, chasing my toddler and watching my two little sister-in-laws, ages 10 and 12. The key word is "watching" them watch me work.<p>When I was 10, I carried golf bags to make a buck and during …

The Clothes We Keep

When it comes to dealing with the clothes my children have outgrown, I try to practice as much non-attachment as possible. Some fear an old age surrounded by an army of mangy cats, eschewing the love of people in favor of the four-legged beasts. I've never been a cat person, so that particular …

Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

It was a simple idea, really. Eating outside with my 4-yea-old son. Nature's very own showcase dazzling our senses by means of fresh air, vibrant colors, rich sounds, a chance meeting with a lady bug and an industrious ant carrying a leaf three times its size.<p>Much to the delight of my …

An Important Life Lesson You Need to Teach Your Children Starting Right Now

"Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults"<p>-Abraham Lincoln<p>There is a lot of talk about violence against women this week. As well there should be. Talking, even in sound bites, opens the lines of communication. Talking encourages people to open their eyes and see the …

10 Things to Keep Your Toddler Busy This Summer

<i>By Chaunie Brusie for KnowMore.tv</i><p>Somehow, we made it. Summer is almost here.<p>It's amazing and frightening all at the same time. I mean, I love all the sunshine and cookouts and ice cream... not to mention time with my kids.<p>But when you're a parent, along with all that summer goodness comes a few …

Kids

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

"Lazy" isn't a word that is often associated with success, but I must confess that I am, and have always been, a lazy father. Sure, I've coached a lot of teams, driven a bunch of carpools and changed my share of diapers, but I've always done it the easiest way possible -- <i>my</i> way.<p>Doing things my way …

Here's What Happens When A Child Of The '80s Is About To Be A Dad

Couples are always coming up with new fresh and creative ways to announce that they're expecting on social media. Lesson of the day: Turning your future child into a small fictional villain from your favorite '80s cartoon will definitely score you points on Reddit, but said child's mom may be less …

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

Fellow dads, we need to face the facts. Father's Day doesn't get nearly the same recognition as Mother's Day. According to several survey results,<p>• Mother's Day fuels 75% more spending than Father's Day worldwide.<p>• 141 million greeting cards are purchased each year around Mother's Day, compared to …