15 Respected Groups (Who Aren't So Elite)

We live in a world where we rely on experts for everything. If you want to be good at sports, train hard with a great coach. If you have a lot of money and want your story told but can't write worth a damn, pay an author to do it for you. If your naughty bits are looking a little strange, go see a doctor. Except it turns out there are plenty of so-called "experts" out there that really don't deserve your time and money. So don't put your genitals in the hands of people like ...

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - People get into Mensa by submitting results from various random tests. Some members even admitSource: BBC

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - An Ivy League education is all about the connections you make, not what you learn there.
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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Heard of Stradivarius violins? They’re the best instruments ever made, with sound unmatched bySource: NY Times

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - To make sure their agents are up-to-speed on current laws and procedures, the FBI routinely Source: The Guardian

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Gotta check the weather, right? A quick glance at the news will tell us what will fall from thSource: Freakonomics

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Wine tasters have amazing palates. Their well-trained taste buds magically detect nuances in dSource: The New Yorker

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Bounty hunters must be pretty badass. Probably, they each has a B.A. in badass from Badass UniSource: Department of Justice

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - The gang behind the desk seem to know what they’re talking about. Tune in to find out if your Source: American Statistical Association

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Only 13.4% of those who hire life coaches say they achieved their wellness goals. Only 7.8% woSource: Purdue University

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Don’t know much about fashion? Rest assured that those who really care about the stuff know whSource: Washington Post

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Maybe you don’t know much about art. But at least art critics do. They spend their lives stuSource: Time

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - The soldiers guarding military nukes are subject to rigorous testing, since any nuke failure cSource: NY Times

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Criminal profilers (or rather “forensic psychologists”) are a real thing, unlike many fancy TVSource: American Psychological Association

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Even with their fancy loupes, jewelers are unable to tell the difference between rare, mined dSource: FTC

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15 Respected Groups Who Aren't So Elite As People Say - Want to invest some money? Mutual funds are the safe bet, but the real returns come from hirinSource: USA Today