5 Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing – and 3 Lessons to Learn

Reginald F. Lewis

Sam Walton. George Soros. Reginald F. Lewis. Kevin Plank. What can these successful entrepreneurs teach you?

Opinions in this article are expressed by Entrepreneur contributors.

It’s not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who used the wealth they made from a previous endeavor to build a thriving new startup, or about seasoned business owners who took over a decades-old franchise and transformed it into something new. These stories are inspiring in their own way; but to me, it’s even more inspiring to hear about people who started with nothing.

These are entrepreneurs who started their journey with no capital, no funding and sometimes no education or experience, yet despite the odds were still able to build massive successes.

How did these people accomplish such unlikely feats, and what can we learn from them?

1. John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria isn’t as much of a household name as Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, but he has accomplished feats of entrepreneurship and business management that rival theirs. Starting out as a newspaper courier, and working as a janitor and tow truck driver to make ends meet, DeJoria eventually started working at a hair care company, where he met Paul Mitchell.

With a loan of just $700, the two of them started a business that turned into the conglomerate now known as John Paul Mitchell Systems. Later, DeJoria co-founded Patron Spirits, and was a founding partner of the House of Blues chain. Today, he’s worth more than $3.1 billion.

2. Reginald F. Lewis

Reginald’s grandmother would teach him the importance of saving, even cutting and peeling strips from the bottom of a tin can and nailing it to the floor of a closet to protect his savings. At the age of ten, Lewis set up a delivery route to sell the Afro American newspaper. After building the business from ten customers to more than a hundred in two years, he sold the route at a profit.

Reginald F. Lewis went on to become a business pioneer, philanthropist and titan. A Harvard Law School graduate, Lewis rose to prominence as a lawyer, financier, and leader of the global food company TLC Beatrice International. Lewis was the first African American ever to close an overseas billion dollar leveraged buyout deal. He acquired an unprecedented global conglomerate of 64 companies in 31 countries, and paved the way for future entrepreneurs and black leaders through his life’s work until his untimely death at age 50.

3. Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank, the CEO of the fitness apparel company Under Armour, was pretty much broke when he started selling signature clothing under the Under Armour brand. He took all the cash he had saved, about $20,000, and racked up an additional $40,000 of credit card debt to fund the company.

Soon after, he made a landmark sale of $17,000 to Georgia Tech University, and in a wave of momentum, made sales to two dozen NFL teams. From there, he went on, in just a few years, to cultivate millions in sales and hire hundreds of employees. Today, Under Armour does nearly $2 billion in retail sales, and has 5,900 employees.

4. Sam Walton

It’s almost ironic that Walmart is frequently criticized for underpaying its employees and using cutthroat tactics to maximize profits. Sam Walton, Walmart’s founder, had almost nothing to his name himself when he started his first general store back in 1945.

He relied on a $25,000 loan from his father-in-law to fund that initial purchase, and was an instant success in the retail industry. The first official Walmart was opened in 1962, in Rogers, Ark.; and by 1976, Walmart was worth more than $176 million. At one point, Walton was considered the wealthiest man in the United States.

5. George Soros

Though you could describe him as an investor more than an entrepreneur, there are few better rags-to-riches stories than that of George Soros. When Soros was a teenager in Hungary in 1947, he fled Nazi persecution to live in England. Despite having little money to fund his efforts, he attended the London School of Economics, working his way through university to obtain his degree. He then moved to the United States in the 1950s, and became an investment manager for a number of major firms, eventually starting his own hedge fund and building his own company.

His most famous move was shorting the British pound in the early 1990s — which made him $1 billion in a single day.

Key lessons to learn

So what can we learn from these entrepreneurial stories?

Debt is a viable option. Debt is scary to take on, especially when your idea isn’t a sure bet, but almost everyone on this list got a loan at some point to establish early momentum. As long as you have a plan to pay it back, debt can be a valuable tool.

Invest in yourself. You need to invest in yourself before you invest in anything else, by focusing on improving your skills, education and experience. Without self-investment, you won’t be able to build a business, let alone sustain one.

Look to the future. These savvy entrepreneurs didn’t enter a market that already existed; they created new ones, or made bets on how current markets would evolve. Future-focused strategies always win out over present-focused ones.

Entrepreneurs can come from humble beginnings, so long as they’re willing to work hard, commit to their ideas and take the risks necessary to see those ideas become reality. Take inspiration from the massive successes who have come before you, and don’t let a lack of money or experience dissuade you from following your dreams.

Credit to Entrepreneur.

Miss «The Office»? Netflix’s «Space Force» Is Blasting Off Soon

Space Force, 2020. Source: Netflix

The new series stars Steve Carell and was created by Greg Daniels, who also made… The Office.

The will officially be leaving Netflix at the end of the year, but if you’re already feeling pre-emptive grief, Netflix will soon deliver unto you a show that will fill that Pam-sized hole in your heart. But instead of Scranton, Pennsylvania, this series takes place in space… almost.

Netflix has released the first images from Space Force, the new Greg Daniels series starring Michael Scott himself, Steve Carell, as a general trying to get the sixth branch of the military off the ground and into orbit.

Daniels, who created the beloved American version The Office, has gathered some impressive comedic actors for the series in addition to re-teaming with Carell. He’s joined by John Malkovich, Friends legend Lisa Kudrow, and Parks and Rec’s Ben Schwartz. Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake round out the cast.

Space Force, 2020. Source: Netflix

“A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force,” the official synopsis reads. “Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.”

Space Force, 2020. Source: Netflix

Will Space Force be funny? Given the pedigree behind it, and Daniels and Carell’s track record together, probably! Is it a wild coincidence that President Donald Trump founded an actual Space Force earlier this year, and that the series will likely be responsive in some way to his military expansion? Also probably, but at least we’ll have some laughs along the way.

Space Force will hit Netflix on May 29.

Credit to GQ.

5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started With No Experience But Made Sure They Got It

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Opinions in this article are expressed by Entrepreneur Europe contributors.

Early experience, not trial and error, was the path to success for Andrew Carnegie, Joyce Hall, Jan Koum and other big names.

Some entrepreneurs become successful only after doing well in another career: Maybe they mastered work as a consultant or an executive officer and used the skills they acquired to build their own enterprise.

For example, instead of raising money through crowdfunding or investor funding, some of history’s most successful entrepreneurs — especially those who predated crowdfunding and the internet — raised money by selling their possessions, or utilizing resources they already had. Perhaps, instead of relying on a wealth of experience to influence their choices, they learned on the fly through trial and error.

It’s much easier to understand how this works when you look at historical examples of entrepreneurs who have followed  these various paths. Here are some of the best examples:

1. Andrew Carnegie

You probably recognize Andrew Carnegie’s name, since he’s one of the most famous and richest industrialists of all time. However, he didn’t accumulate his wealth as a result of formal education or a business-charged background. Instead, he dropped out of school at a young age and spent the major portion of his youth performing manual labor. He was a bobbin boy at a local cotton mill and then became a telegraph messenger. It wasn’t until he taught himself how to read and entered the railroad industry that he began to build the empire that would make him (and his family) a fortune.

2. John Paul DeJoria

You may not have heard of John Paul DeJoria, but you’ve certainly indulged in some of the beauty products attached to his name. Now a multi-billionaire and one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in modern history, DeJoria got his start as a newspaper courier. To make ends meet, he worked as a tow truck driver and a janitor. Eventually, he found his way to working at a hair-care company, where he met his future partner, Paul Mitchell. With minimal experience and a $700 loan, the duo founded a company now known as John Paul Mitchell Systems. From there, DeJoria co-founded Patron Spirits and the House of Blues.

3. Harland Sanders

If someone asked you for a loan to start a restaurant, but had no formal culinary training or experience, would you make that loan? It seems crazy to think anyone could become a successful restauranteur without a background in the industry, but that’s exactly what Harlan «Colonel» Sanders was able to do. When he started his line of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, the only experience he had was cooking for his siblings as a child and working at a number of odd jobs.

4. Joyce Hall

The founder of Hallmark Cards didn’t come from an extensive background of writing greeting cards, nor did he — yes, this Joyce was a “he” — have much experience as a businessman. Instead, he got his start selling perfume to his neighbors, then started a business wholesaling postcards to gift shops and bookstores. It was only after a fire destroyed most of his stock that he resorted to making his own cards. From there, he was able to launch a chain that made him millions.

5. Jan Koum

Jan Koum doesn’t get as much press or attention as other tech company founders, but his story is both surprising and impressive. Koum immigrated to California with his family after leaving a small village in Ukraine. He didn’t have much of an education, but managed to teach himself the fundamentals of computer science in his spare time. When he was 18, despite his lack of formal education or training, he was able to attract the attention of Yahoo!, where he cut his teeth as an infrastructure engineer. After a few years working in the then-new computer industry, Koum saw the potential of creating his own app, and launched WhatsApp. In 2014, he sold it for $19 billion.

A note on taking the plunge

These stories should serve as proof that it’s possible to get by without experience; perhaps they offer inspiration that you too can do this. What these stories aren’t, however, is an invitation to avoid work experience or to jump into the entrepreneurial world without thinking.

Any leadership position, or position within the industry you plan to enter can vastly increase your chances of success. If you don’t get the experience you need there, you’ll need to make up for that fact through trial and error in your first business. The message here? Get that “experience” early.

The Best Dressed Male Celebrities of the 2010s

ON THE LIST: A$AP Rocky, Jonah Hill and David Beckham.

Here, at The Gentleman’s Post, we often look to the red carpet for inspiration. Hollywood’s biggest stars have access to the biggest designers, and are often ahead of the curve with the latest trends.

We have chosen the 10 celebrities who have inspired us the most over the course of the last decade. Some are masters of the formal and traditional, while others are experimenting and pushing the limits of what male fashion can be.

John Mayer

John Mayer combines classical americana, japanese design, trend objects and technical wear in a unique way.

Kanye West

WEARING HIS OWN DESIGN: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in wearing garments from the rapper’s second collection for Yeezy. Photo: Kevin Mazur, Getty Images / NTB Scnapix

The artist formerly known as «The Louis Vuitton Don» has spent the last decade building his own popular brand. Often dressed in his own creations, Kanye West has become on of the biggest sources of inspiration for people into streetwear.

David Beckham

VETERAN: David Beckham during a press release for Tudor in 2019. Photo: Pablo Cuadra / Getty Images

David Beckham has been mentioned on numerous «best dressed»-lists during the last 20 years – and for good reason. The previous football player looks great in a leather jacket and jeans, but it’s his formal outfits we’ve been impressed by the most. Wondering how your suit should be tailored? Take a screenshot, show it to your tailor and go: «I want this».

A$AP Rocky

DESIGNER-FAVORITE: Artist A$AP Rocky during the fashion week in Paris 2014. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Supposedly, the biggest designers in the world of fashion are fighting over dressing up the popular rapper. «Rocky» is always seen wearing the latest trends, from Hedi Slimane’s leather jackets for Saint Laurent, via fanny packs from Supreme and Louis Vitton, to Alessando Micheles creations for Gucci.

Jonah Hill

Colorful: Jonah Hill in New York in 2018.

Actor and director Jonah Hill has become some sort of a cult-hero among fashion interested people on the internet, to the extent where he has gotten a day named after himself. Hill has a love for popular streetwear brands like Palaca and Supreme, but is also capable of making an impression on the red carpet wearing polished outfits.

Harry Styles

GLITTER: Artist Harry Styles performing in O2 Arena in Lindon, wearing sparkling denim. Photo: Scott Garfitt, Pa Photos / NTB Scanpix

The former One Direction-singer is successful as a solo artist, and is challenging the limits of male fashion just about every time he makes an appearance. See through blouses, high heels and sparkling denim suits is just some of the things Harry Styles has rocked during the last couple of years. If Harry Styles is a sign of what’s coming for the next decade, we are definitely looking forward.

Timothée Chalamet

BUCKLE UP: Timothee Chalamet during the Golden Globes in 2019. Photo: Tammie Arroyo, Pa Photos / NTB Scanpix

«Call Me By Your Name»-actor Timothée Chalamet is, along with Harry Styles, one of the most exciting celebrities to attend the red carpet these days. Having been a public figure for only two years, Chalamet has already managed to be named «World’s Best Dressed Man» by BRITISH GQ.

Drake

BLING: Drake, pictured at the premiere of the Netflix-series «Top Boy,» wearing a suit and turtleneck from Tom Ford. The rapper added a diamond necklace and polished Chelsea boots to his outfit. Photo: Doug Peters, Pa Photos / NTB Scanpix

The Canadian rapper doesn’t receive as much attention for his outfits as his hip-hop colleagues on this list, but that does not mean he can’t dress. He knows how to dress in most styles, and looks just as comfortable wearing sweatpants and Timerland-shoes as he does wearing tailored suits from ultra-luxurious Tom Ford.

Eddie Redmayne

SUIT UP: Eddie Redmayne at the premiere of «The Aeronauts» in 2019. Photo: Pa Photos / NTB Scanpix

One of the last decade’s best actors has also delivered on the red carpet. Eddie Redmayne isn’t shy about his love for tailored suits in untraditional colors and patterns, and is constanly reminding us that a suit is everything but boring.

Ryan Gosling

RETRO: Ryan Gosling wearing red/brown and blue at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2019. Photo: Ander Gillenea, AFP / NTB Scanpix

He rarely makes an appearance in public unless he’s promoting a movie, but once he sets his foot on the red carpet there’s few, if any, delivering stylish outfits as consistent as Ryan Gosling. Whether in a pyjama shirt during Cannes Film Festival, or in a patterned v-neck underneith a tailored suit, it always feels like Ryan Gosling manages to give his outfis a personal, retro inspired twist.

The Intimate Laughs of Instagram Live Standup Comedy

Mike Birbiglia and Roy Wood, Jr., on the Instagram Live show “Tip Your Waitstaff,” in which comics bounce jokes off of one another to benefit comedy venues. Source: birbigstube / Youtube

The last few weeks have given rise to innovative forms of Internet comedy: live-streamed variety shows, a renaissance of front-facing-camera character bits, and, last month, on YouTube, a Zoom table read by the cast of the Netflix show “Big Mouth.” The laughs are a godsend but can sometimes have a better-than-nothing quality, especially when it comes to standup. A notable exception is “Tip Your Waitstaff,” the recurring joke-running sessions hosted by Mike Birbiglia on Instagram Live, where he and another comic bounce new material off of each other in real time.

“Tip Your Waitstaff” ’s premise is simple: Birbiglia and the day’s guest each select a regional comedy club whose waitstaff will receive donations from viewers and then spend a half hour running jokes. Joke running, also called joke bouncing, is an established part of standup comedy that is almost never acknowledged publicly, let alone dissected and mythologized in the manner of joke writing, crowd work, or bombing. “It’s the step before you bring something onstage,” Birbiglia explained to The New Yorker. Comedians often run or bounce jokes on the sidelines of clubs or over the phone, testing the potential of jokey premises, vague ideas, and personal anecdotes. It’s a trusting process, exposing at once how comics talk to each other about their craft and think about jokes at their dimmest stage.

The comedian John Mulaney brought a list of jokes in a Word document during his session. The comedians Roy Wood, Jr., and Jacqueline Novak had notebooks. Ali Siddiq had scraps of paper. Birbiglia had his written out on colorful index cards pinned to the corkboard behind his office desk. He is a prolific joke-bouncer and joke-writer: for each of his four hour-long specials—his most recent, “The New One,” premièred late last year—he estimates that he generates five additional hours of material. Novak recalled how Birbiglia taught her to bounce jokes to help her build confidence. “He started reading me all these ideas—half-baked, not even half-baked,” she said.

For punchline-heavy comics like Mulaney, who worked at “Saturday Night Live” early in his career and said, of standup comedy, “I don’t like to be technical about it, but there should be a joke, like, every second,” the sessions took on a one-upping quality. Other comics took the time to ruminate. The comedian Maria Bamford spent her session unspooling one long tale about a disastrous visit to the Harvard Lampoon. During Novak’s session, after a lengthy run about pizza and burgers, she attempted a physical bit about addition and subtraction. Addition: march confidently forward. Subtraction: totter over. She sat down again and picked up her phone. Birbiglia gave her an empty look.

“Do you have more on pizza?” he asked.

It was such a flat rejection that Novak gave an incredulous laugh. “If I seem a little deflated, it’s because I’m still recovering from Mike’s absolute silence to my math stuff,” she joked.

“I like the math stuff!” he protested. “It’s just a thinker.”

Joke running is conversational, but it flows according to a format: comics delineate turns to avoid confusion about who can lay claim to which lines. “There’s an etiquette,” Novak said. As far as content is concerned, anything goes. The results aren’t always elegant, or even funny, but the process can jar perspective, and riffing on controversial topics helps expose the “potholes,” as Wood put it. “It’s the most productive way of joke writing,” Mulaney told me.

During his session, Mulaney ran jokes with a straight face. “I hope my expressionless adding of details and pitching of tags comes across as my delight,” he said. He brought a list of “front halves” or setups—“promising rookies,” he explained.

“I have a small bit, it’s like half a joke,” he began. “Has anyone ever opened an orphanage and thought, Let’s make this nice?”

“I like that!” Birbiglia said.

“The other day I was watching an ad for heartburn medication,” Birbiglia said, starting his turn. “All I could think was, that pizza looks so good. I’ve gotta get some of that heartburn-medication-brand pizza!”

“ ’Cuz the cheese really pulls,” Mulaney tried, solemnly.

“Maybe some Robitussin dipping sauce,” Birbiglia said.

“I want to go to the concert in the antidepression commercial!” Mulaney replied. “The first part is always the same, too,” he said. He got up from his desk and stared moodily out the window at the street. He turned back to his smartphone screen. “It’s, like, what’s in the yard that you, in a good mood, would go do?”

Credit to The New Yorker.

Best SUV’s: The Ultimate Off-road Round-up

The rise of the SUV continues. These are the automotive off-roaders scaling the highest heights…

Aston Martin DBX

© Dean Smith

If you are going to join a bandwagon, make sure you do it in style. Aston’s entry into the packed-but-still-seriously-profitable SUV market with the DBX is a smash hit. It has a gutsy 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet and is every bit as beautiful as a Bond car… only it is bigger, bolder and you won’t mind getting it mucky. Would James Bond drive it? Of course he would, because when it comes to 007-approved cars, nobody does it better than Aston Martin.

Range Rover

If you need something that’ll go up anything, through anything, and look peerless at anything, the Range Rover is your best bet. The original luxury SUV comes packing a choice of engines to suit everyone – from snarling V8s to quiet diesels and silky smooth hybrids. Comfort is of utmost importance, meaning the Rangie’s ride is more akin to a Rolls-Royce, albeit one that’s more capable than a trusty old Defender. The latest model is pretty easy on the eyes too.

Suzuki Jimny

Photo: Suzuki

A real life Tonka toy, the spirit of the first Land Rover reincarnated at half scale, or just plain cool? However you classify it, the Jimny is a head-turner that won’t break the bank. It looks best in highlighter yellow, and you’ll want it to be bright because it’s so small and other drivers might miss it in anything more subtle. It’s not the most comfortable on road, but it’ll take you o’er vales and hills with no problem at all.

Audi Q8

© AUDI AG

Wherever you stand on coupé SUVs, you can’t deny Audi’s Q8 is an attention-grabber. It’ll do all the off-roading most people will want it to do, sure, but really it’s for gliding around town in style. Geared more for on-road use and people moving, it’s smooth, quick, and laden with enough toys to keep driver and passengers entertained for miles. While it looks like it’s built for cruising around LA, it fits surprisingly well in Oxfordshire.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

In a rare, but not entirely surprising model expansion, Rolls-Royce’s first SUV is pretty impressive. Much like its more traditional stablemates, the entry fee is high, but so is the quality. It’s huge and looks as a Roller should – massive, imposing, and like it doesn’t care for anyone’s feelings. A 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 provides 563bhp and 627lb ft, more than enough to shift its 2.6 tonne bulk from 0-60mph in five seconds. Being a Rolls-Royce, it does everything oh so silently.

Jaguar I-Pace

It’s won pretty much every award out there, and not without reason. Jaguar’s first EV, the I-Pace, is an impressive bit of kit. With looks from the future and a powertrain from the technologically advanced present, Jag’s EV SUV will get you from A-B at speed and in comfort. Unsurprisingly for an EV it’s unrelentingly fast, which will wipe away any nasty day at the office. Straight out the gate Jaguar has managed to give EV stalwarts Tesla a good run.

Dacia Duster

© Dean Smith

Its badge isn’t dripping in luxury heritage, or any heritage on our shores for that matter, but the Dacia Duster is easily one of the best SUVs money can buy today. For not much money at all you can have a good looking, easy to drive, rugged, capable motor. On the road it bobs along quite happily, powered by a range of small but potent motors. It’s not the last word in tech, but you won’t be wanting for connectivity options.

Volvo XC90

There’s no shame in valuing safety above all else, but Volvo’s XC90 at least makes safety a smidge sexy. Swedish design cuts a fine figure, while a range of eco-friendly but potent motors provide enough shunt to amuse. It’s big, so your family will be comfortable on long trips. Being a Volvo it’s as safe as they come, so if the worst happens you should walk away relatively unscathed. The “S” in SUV here is less “sport” and more “safety”.

Ford Ranger Raptor

More pick up than SUV, but there’s space enough to take a family of five in the cabin, and all their stuff in the load bay. Its party piece is how well it can drive quickly off-road – Fox Racing shocks mean that the ride gets smoother the faster you go over terrain that’d make most cars weep, and comedy burnouts are available on request. Its diesel motor will get it to 106mph, but it’ll do it on any surface.

Credit to British GQ.

European Powerboat of the Year 2020

These are Europe’s best motor yachts, which are awarded the “Oscar of water sports” annually in a total of five categories. For the fourteenth time, the international award “European Powerboat of the Year” has been presented.

More than 200 new boat models appear on the market every year. There are five length classes: up to 25 feet, up to 35 feet, up to 45 feet, over 45 feet and a length-independent displacement class. The expert jury of the “European powerboat of the Year Award” consists of the eight leading European motorboat publications from Norway (Båtliv), Italy (BoatMag), France (Neptune), the Netherlands (Motorboot), Spain (Nautica y Yates), Switzerland (marina.ch), Austria (Yachtrevue) and Germany (BOOTE). In September, with the help of an sophisticated points system, the panel of experts first nominated its 23 top candidates from this large number of new entries, from which the winners were then selected.

Winners up to 25, up to 35 & up to 45 feet

Silver Tiger DCz

In the small class, powerboats up to 8 metres, the Silver Tiger DCz ultimately won the race. The Silver Tiger DCz is characterised by its excellent, safe driving properties and favourable price-performance ratio. In addition, it offers maximun safety for the entire crew, thanks to its fully seated cockpit.

Beneteau Flyer 10

Above all, the boats in the powerboats up to 10 metres class must offer practical solutions, a solid finish and safe handling on all waters. In this category, the Beneteau Flyer 10 won the award. On the Flyer 10, various concepts from larger yachts have been successfully transferred to the 10-metre class. It is a skilful mix between a day boat and a cruiser.

Pardo 38

The winning entry in the powerboats up to 14 metres class was the impressive Pardo 38. The Pardo 38 has outstanding driving properties, paired with exceedingly high-quality craftsmanship. In the eyes of the jury, it is the perfect large-format day cruiser.

Winners over 45 feet & displacement class

Vedette Navigator 35

In the lenght-independent displacement hull class, the «European Powerboat of the Year» award 2020 went to the Vedette Navigator 35. The jury stated: The Vedette Navigator is the modern version of the classic steel yacht concept. The quality of the materials and manufacture is excellent throughout.

Solaris Power 48 Open

In the powerboats up to 20 metres class, the jury selected the Solaris Power 48 Open. With its second model, the boatbuilder Solaris has finally arrived in the world of powerboats. Just like the design, the manufacturing quality sets new standards in its class. This is accompanied by balanced driving properties. The foldable «cockpit terraces» are a further hughlight of the Solaris Power 48 Open.

Credit to boot Düsseldorf.

6 Of The Best Series Like ‘Money Heist’ on Netflix

Money Heist. Photo: Netflix

Money Heist has quickly become one of Netflix’s biggest global hits. The Spanish series became a full Netflix Original after its first season and with part 4 having just concluded, we thought we’d dive into some similar TV series currently streaming on Netflix.

Of course, the journey for Money Heist isn’t quite over yet. The second heist has yet to conclude and there’s more to come from the show’s creator too.

Without further ado, here are our top picks on Netflix if you loved Money Heist.

Elite

Seasons available: 3

We’ve picked out Elite on this list purely because it also boasts a huge global audience and similarly to Money Heist, is a Spanish language series.

There’s familiar faces in the series too but perhaps most importantly, it features engaging storytelling and cliffhanger endings that easily rival Money Heist.

Season 3 was made available early in 2020 and although season 4 has yet to be confirmed, Its is expected.

Breaking Bad

Number of seasons: 5

Breaking Bad pretty much pops up on all of our lists when it comes to comparisons. That’s because Breaking Bad does some many things tremendously well.

The main comparison is that throughout Breaking Bad, there are several heists that occur. The one that sticks out for Us is the train heist Walt and Jessie does in the final season.

It’s an excellent all-rounder and features some top class acting.

Rebellion

Number of seasons: 2

If you love Money Heist, the chances are you also love the soundtrack which has boosted the song “Bella Caoi” into every household. As some will know, the song is actually a revolution song and that’s how we come to our next pick.

Rebellion is an Irish series taking place in 1916 and dramatizes the Easter Rising that saw Irish revolutionary fighters come up against the British.

Bodyguard

Number of seasons: 1

If you love how Money Heist is an organization vs the government and would like to route for the other side, Bodyguard is the series for you.

The superb drama has us following a complex ex-military man who now serves as a bodyguard for a top member of the British government.

It’s got the high octane drama that you’ve come to love in Money Heist as well as well-developed characters.

Vis a Vis

Number of seasons: 4

Again, we’re highlighting another excellent Spanish show here that’s excellently written and features some familiar faces too.

Four seasons are on Netflix (the same number as Money Heist) and is a prison drama about a young woman having to navigate her new life behind bars.

It’s gritty and features the same emotional punches as Money heist.

The series is available in most regions except the UK where it’s available on 4oD.

Designated Survivor

Number of seasons: 3

We all love cliffhanger endings and I can’t think of a show released more recently that delivers on them as well as Designated Survivor.

Like Money Heist, the show originally aired elsewhere before being transported to Netflix and becoming a full Netflix Original.

It stars Kiefer Sutherland who appears as an American politician who is the only survivor after an attack during the State of the Union.

These are our six suggestions. Perhaps you have another? Leave it in the comment section down below.

Credit to What’s On Netflix.

Mick Rock releases unseen photographs of 1970s rock royalty to support NHS

Rock’s newly released portrait of David Bowie from 2002. Photo: © Mick Rock

Photographer and friend of David Bowie will donate money from sales of portraits to buy protective masks for hospital staff.

Mick Rock’s camera has charted the careers of the great stars of music and is responsible for some of the most famous album covers, including Lou Reed’s Transformer and Queen’s Queen II.

Now, at 72, the renowned London-born photographer is to release five of his unpublished portraits of pop culture giants David Bowie, Kate Moss, Bryan Ferry, Freddie Mercury and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. And 20% of the sales of the prints, which were to have hung together in London this spring in a small show of previously unseen work, will go towards the gallery’s fund to buy protective masks for NHS staff.

“The NHS have always been there for me growing up in the UK and for all members of my family,” said Rock, who lives in New York but has relatives in Britain. “If this virus is a reminder of anything, it’s how much we need the NHS. They are our lifeline. We owe them every effort we can think of to protect their own lives while they are protecting the lives of others.”

Each shot is accompanied by Rock’s recollections of how it was taken. The cost of prints, available through West Contemporary, has been reduced so more fans can afford a favourite image.

Bryan Ferry in the garden of his house in 1975. All rights reserved/© Mick Rock

Rock’s image of Bowie, taken in New York in 2002, was achieved with the help of a fictional backstory. “The eye-patch and the binoculars stirred thoughts in us about a pilot from an imaginary second world war movie, which we were making up as we went along,” said Rock.

A shot from 1975 shows Ferry in his garden in what he describes as his “Our Man in Havana” look, tribute to the Alec Guinness film of Graham Greene’s novel, while Mercury, Rock reveals, had a key request when he visited the photographic studio in Great Newport Street in 1974. “The one caveat was that he wanted to be shot with his lips closed. He had an overbite that made his front teeth protrude somewhat. He explained to me that he had four additional wisdom teeth at the back of his mouth. He didn’t want to have them removed because it would reduce his palate, which he believed would hamper his naturally extensive vocal range,” Rock recalled.

The photographer first picked up a camera after graduating from Cambridge University because it was a welcome contrast to academic study. In the decades since, his potent images have themselves become objects of study, hanging in museums. “I have become so universally identified with that era that they say I shot the 70s,” Rock has said. “What was once rock’n’roll, and very disposable, is now art.”

Credit to The Guardian.

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

Opinions in this article are expressed by Entrepreneur Europe contributors.

It’s not intrinsic characteristics or personal habits that determine whether you’re successful or not. It’s your behavior.

What do we mean by “behavior?” How you react under long-term stress. Whether you meet your commitments or not. How you interact with others. Your attitude toward customers. How hard you’re willing to work to do the job right. Whether you’re focused and disciplined or scattered and distracted. That sort of thing.

Now, we admit to having known some pretty dysfunctional founders and CEOs who did well for themselves for a time. But sooner or later, usually when the pressure is on and things aren’t going so well, they exhibit self-destructive behavior that bites them in the ass. Sadly, they often take their businesses down with them.

If you want to make it big over the long-term, you might want to take a good, hard look in the mirror and see if any of these career-limiting behaviors describe you.

Naivety

Granted, we all start out sort of wide-eyed and gullible, but the sooner you convert that to savvy and skeptical, the better your chances of coming out on top. The reason is simple: suckers and fools don’t win. Learn to question everything you read and hear and always consider the source.

Panic

High-pressure situations are common in the business world. Things almost never go according to plan and oftentimes they go terribly wrong. It comes with the territory. If you can’t override your adrenaline response and remain calm in a crisis, you’re sort of screwed.

Fanaticism

Passion is a big success driver, but when you cross that line and become over-the-top fanatical, that works against you. We’ve seen it time and again. It leads to a skewed perception of reality, flawed reasoning, and bad decision-making.

Laziness

Those who are driven to achieve great things also know one fundamental truth: It takes hard work over the long haul. That’s why they’re always so focused and disciplined. Most peaople are slackers. That’s why most people don’t achieve great things. Simple as that.

Quick-fix mentality

Steve Jobs said, “Half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance” and if you’re not passionate about what you do, you won’t stick with it. Too many people want instant gratification these days. That’s not going to cut it.

Acting out

Whatever feelings you have trouble dealing with – jealousy, shame, inferiority, entitlement – transferring them to people you work with and acting out in anger won’t just make you and everyone around you miserable, it’ll kill your career, too.

Selfishness

If you act like the world revolves around you, you’d better have the talent to back it up. Even so, being overly self-centered will diminish your effectiveness. Business isn’t about you; it’s about business. It’s about your customers’ experience with your products. Remember who serves whom in the relationship.

Living in the past or future.

We can learn from the past, but dwelling on it is self-destructive. Likewise, you can plan for and dream about the future, but if your actions aren’t focused on the present, you’ll never achieve your plans or your dreams.

Lighthearted indifference

You hear phrases like “whatever works,” “it’s all good,” and “no worries” a lot lately but you’ll rarely hear them from highly accomplished people. They may be a lot of things but apathetic is not one of them.

Oversensitivity

If you’re so thin-skinned that any criticism makes you crazy and every little thing offends you, you’re going to have a rough go of it in the real business world. There’s a good reason why business leaders usually have a good sense of humor and humility. It’s sort of a requirement. Don’t take yourself so seriously.

One last thing. If any of this offends you enough to want to write an angry flame comment, you’ve got at least two or three issues to work on. Then again, look at the bright side. At least you’re not indifferent.

Credit to Entrepreneur Europe.

The Sportswear That Will Get You Motivated to Exercise

Running shoes from Hoka Foto: Hoka

Springs best looking sportswear can be the motivation you need to get started

Getting your exercise in is easier said than done – especially if you lack the motivation. In the long run, the feeling of progress and excess energy is what makes exercising fun, but starting out can be just the opposite. At The Gentleman’s Post, new sportswear often help get the job done!

This does not mean that you need to replace your polyester portifolio. If you already have the basics, adding in a couple of fresh looking socks, or a new gym bag, might just cut it.

We’ve chosen a few favorites available in shops now – suited for the eager runner as well as for the occasional tennis player.

Asics running jacket Foto: Ascics
CMP gilet vest. Foto: CMP
Cyclone jacket. Foto: Cyclone
Craft men’s active run fitness shorts. Foto: Craft
Hoodie from H&M. Foto: H&M

Nike socks and bowler bag from Zara.

Shorts from Umbro and Hoodie from Nike.

Gore Active Jacket. Foto: Gore

BMW’s M8 Competition is their most powerful road car ever

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The BMW M8 Competition delivers peak performance alongside sleek Seventies styling

Few men rival Keith Richards for gnarly pearls of wisdom or, let’s face it, “life hacks”, but one of our personal favourites is his description of Mick Jagger as a “nice bunch of guys”.

On which basis, the BMW M8 Competition is a nice bunch of cars. It’s the ultimate “ultimate driving machine”, to dust down one of ad-land’s greatest mantras, yet life is more complicated than it was when industry legend Bob Lutz of Ammirati & Puris came up with the tagline in 1973. Back then, BMWs were exclusively rear-drive, upwardly mobile long before the term took hold, and full of left-field Mitteleuropean character. The new M8 isn’t so much a fast car as the Starship Enterprise, minus the teleporter and dilithium crystals.

Foto: BMW

Some things are unarguable, though. This is Bmw’s most powerful road car ever, reflecting the brand’s relentless push upmarket. The company’s M division has a formidable reputation when it comes to transforming BMWs, but this is the first time it’s got its hands on an 8 Series. Although the convertible is £130,000-plus, it’s still a chunk of change cheaper than the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Bentley Continental GT or Ferrari Portofino. But none of them sullies their brand equity with mainstream family hatchbacks.

If, like us, you think BMW has over-reached itself in terms of model range and visuals – and there are an awful lot of ugly Bavarian SUVs – the M8 is a callback to those slender-hipped Sixties and Seventies coupés. True, the signature double-kidney grille is outsized, as per the perplexing current BMW design philosophy, and the front end has to accommodate ducts, intakes and slashes, not to mention a 4.4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 good for 616bhp. It’s the same unit that’s in the M5 saloon and it might just be the best engine BMW has ever made – and it’s done a fair few.

Foto: BMW

Describing how the M8 works is tricky, not least because the different bunch of guys herein run the gamut through Jekyll, Hyde and beyond to someone who’s surely a dead ringer for the white-haired “architect” in the first Matrix movie. Even the main straight at the Portimão circuit in the Algarve isn’t enough to contain it and we’re doing 165mph before I hit the anchors. It’s the way it pulls – that’ll be the 553lb ft of torque, more pertinent here than the horsepower – and keeps on pulling, a relentless surge of fabulous kinetic energy and so well controlled it’s difficult to believe that four pieces of rubber can channel it all onto the tarmac. Turn 15 here has a blind entry, then plunges downhill in a fast right onto the pit straight, yet the M8 absorbs this high-speed assault in a way that beggars belief.

Foto: BMW

Four-wheel drive obviously helps here, but despite the literally hundreds of different chassis modes, there’s a button labelled M-Dynamic that shuts down “The Matrix” so you can let rip. But taking the red pill could end badly, so perhaps it’s wiser to store your favoured mix of engine, chassis, gearbox and even braking settings (yep, it has adjustable brakes), then access them via the anodised red M1 or M2 levers close to the steering wheel: one for Jekyll, the other for Hyde.

The truth is, the M8 Competition coupé and convertible are heroically over-engineered and capable of things most mere mortals – even rich ones – can only dream of. As monumental as it is, the Competition is too heavy to cut it as a track car and maybe just too much for road use, unless you absolutely must have that famous tricolour M badge. But simply by lowering its roof, the convertible reveals yet more aspects to this dense intense package and the semi-quilted leather, glass-topped gear lever and introduction of fresh air give this digital-era experience an analogue injection. And it looks prettier too, don’t you think?

Foto: BMW

Need to know: BMW M8 Competition

Engine: 616bhp, 4.4-litre turbocharged V8

Performance: 0-62mph, 3.2 secs; top speed, 190mph (delimited)

Price: From £123,435

Credit to British GQ

5 Fashion Trends of 2020

Foto: Reuters/Pa Photos

We’ve taken a look at the fashion trends of 2020.

The end of the 2010s were in large part characterized by «athleisure» – the sports inspired fashion consisting of technical garments. The North Face, Patagonia and Nike – as well as exclusive brands like Monclér and Gucci – made a fortune selling bubble-vests and sneakers.

We’ve taken a look at the predictions in fashion from the large magazines and influencers. Here is 5 trends we see coming for 2020.

PRETTY IN PINK: Timothee Chalamet made an impression in pink at a press release for the movie «Little Women». Foto: Isabel Infantes, Pa Photos / NTB Scanpix

Softer colors

VOGUE is highlighting softer colors, especially pastell, as one of 2020s trends. Someone who got a headstart on the trend as early as last spring was actor Timothee Chalamet, who’s in a hot spot in fashion these days. Pastells were also on the menu served by large brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton at the fashion shows of winter 2020.

Fewer sneakers

The popular style podcast «Throwing Fits», previously know as «Failing Upwards», has said, for a long time, that the age of the sneakers will end. The start of the 2010s put boots with buckles and print on the map. This year, we think the preppy «loafer» will be a hit.

STAR: Actor Ezra Miller isn’t afraid to experiment with clothing or makeup, and will often draw attention at the red carpet. Foto: Jennifer Graylock, Pa Photos/NTB Scanpix

Make-up

Make-up is about to conquer men’s beauty regiments, according to american GQ. Make-up giant Chanel has launched a make-up collection only for men.

GLITTER: Ansel Elgort wore sparkling eye shadow in combination with a matching brooch at the 2020 Golden Globes. Foto: Mario Anzuoni, Reuter/NTB Scanpix

Microtrend: Brooches and other large jewelleries

Speaking of Ansel Elgort, pay special attention to the brooch pictured above. British VOGUE predict that large jewelleries will become a microtrend among men – a way of adding a speciel touch to an outfit. Gold-coated butterflies and sparkling stones is doubtfully the trend that will dominate this year, but if you’re one who likes to dress up a suit or a smoking it can be a fun accessory to your wardrobe. PRO TIP: Look for a unique accessory at shops selling second hand.

STOP SAGGING: Artist Harry Styles strikes a blow for high waisted trousers. Foto: Ian West, Pa Photos/NTB Scanpix

High waisted trousers

We’re excited to see what moustache wearing hipsters will do now that high waisted trousers become trendy. The fashion magazine ESQUIRE predicts that men’s trousers will be spacious, and worn higher on the waist going forward. Among those fighting for the trend is the artist Harry Styles.

How No Time To Die composer Hans Zimmer gave BMW’s Electric Cars a Blockbuster Soundtrack

The World’s greatest film soundtrack composer, Hans Zimmer, measures up to a new challenge: making BMW’s next-generation electric cars sound seriously good.

Sound. An electric car doesn’t really make any. This is unlikely to be a problem for anyone whose relationship with a car involves going from A to B, but if you care about what you drive then you’ll also know that the sound generated by an internal combustion engine is one of the best things about it. Electric energy is more efficient, but it’s hardly Puccini or punk rock.

BMW is working on the solution. The Bavarian powerhouse mastered the art of internal combustion better than most, the uncanny harmonic balance of its six-cylinder engines in particular helping put the company on the map in the early 1970s. Their sound wasn’t just a by-product, it became a USP. So what do you do when an era that served you so well is coming to an end and the future appears devoid of sonic… flavour? You have a word with arguably the world’s greatest film soundtrack composer, Hans Zimmer, who’s just been confirmed as the creator of the soundtrack for the new Bond film, No Time To Die. Like the man doesn’t have enough on his plate…

Electronic sound fascinated Zimmer from the off and he played keyboards in working bands in the UK before briefly joining Trevor Horn’s Buggles outfit (remember “Video Killed The Radio Star”?) Indeed, he still has the synth you can see him playing in the video, as originally bought by Mick Jagger for the film Performance and inherited via a member of Tangerine Dream.

The BMW Vision M Next

Then came the detour that would define him. Having worked on the scores for Nicolas Roeg’s Insignificance, Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette and Bertolucci’s multi-Oscar winning The Last Emperor, Zimmer’s work on Barry Levinson’s 1988 film Rain Man – which he wrote mostly using the none-more-1980s Fairlight CMI – cemented his status as Hollywood’s go-to guy. True RomanceGladiatorBatman BeginsInception12 Years A Slave, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, Blue Planet... the list is long, the quality high, the sound unforgettably Zimmer – atmospheric, dramatic and bombastic when necessary.

GQ sat down with Hans Zimmer for an exclusive

But he’s also a car guy, as most Germans are, and the BMW connection is personal. “My history is steeped in BMW. My family always drove BMWs,” he told GQ. “We always remember certain moments as children. I remember standing on the balcony at home, listening for the sound of the engine of my mother’s car. When I heard it, everything was fine. So there was an emotional connection and that sound had a way of calming my world down.

ZIMMER’S A CAR GUY, AS MOST GERMANS ARE, AND THE BMW CONNECTION IS PERSONAL

“We live by our ears more than anything else. It’s our main sense.” “So what happens if we don’t hear the internal combustion engine? If we have a tabula rasa? Rather than something making a noise out of necessity, we now have the opportunity to create the most beautiful sonic landscapes in the world. What happens if we suddenly see the car as something that can speak to you in a really customised way?”

This isn’t just a glossy marketing tie-up. BMW is sufficiently far-thinking to have another musician, composer and acoustic engineer, an Italian called Renzo Vitale, permanently on its books. He and Zimmer intend to do nothing less than map out a whole new interactive terrain as the electric car passes its tipping point and becomes the new paradigm. “Hans talks about storytelling. We’d like to create a narrative around the car, a 360-degree world we can create and expand through sound. There is no-one as good as Hans at doing this,” Vitale comments.

He also points to the work of “light artist” James Turrell and Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson as inspirations, so we can expect future BMWs to be immersive in a way no car has ever previously been. “We wanted to create something on an auditory level that affected you in the same way. The act of performance is an act of extension as a person. So we thought about the idea of the driver as a performer. Via the gas pedal, the driver is a performer as a modulator of sound. When you compose music, it belongs to the audience – they make the narrative.”

The recent high-performance hybrid-electric Vision M concept showcases some of the thinking. BMW claims it has more performance in pure-electric set-up than the still-wonderful i8 has when it’s running in engine and EV all-guns-blazing mode, which bodes wells for the real thing when it arrives in 2021. The sound that accompanies it is also highly promising, which Zimmer compressed into 18 stirring seconds. “It has an accent on the ‘boost’ moment, on the extra energy delivery,” Vitale explains. “We tried to underline this – it’s propulsive, morphing and elevating.”

Having spent most of his career manipulating the mood and emotion of cinemagoers, for his part Zimmer is alive to the possibilities even if the end is apparently nigh for organic mechanical sound. “We all have a concept and we have to hunt it down. I give characters something that goes beyond language. The only reason you have music in film is because you’ve run out of things to say and run out of showing beautiful images.

«I GIVE CHARACTERS SOMETHING THAT GOES BEYOND LANGUAGE»

“I’m trying to do the same here. This is where the world is going. It’s not just getting into your car to go to work any more. I want you to be conscious that you are getting into the car to have an experience. It’s about meeting each other and connecting in a very human way without ruining the planet. That’s not unimportant right now. I mean, the other guy I work for is Sir David Attenborough…”

As to the sounds he and Vitale are experimenting with, the clues are there in Zimmer’s work. The soundscape he created for 2017’s Dunkirk was integral to that film’s relentless sense of distress, partly achieved by the use of the “Shepard tone”. But its resonance can also be a positive.

“The Shepard tone is a sound that can constantly move upwards even though it’s an illusion,” he explains. “It’s the same as Escher’s ‘Ascending And Descending’ [the never-ending staircase] built on the idea by the great mathematician Roger Penrose. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a car that feels like it’s accelerating into the future all the time… It’s easy for us to do in our sonic world. It gives things an elegance and beauty. However refined and wonderful the idea of the petrol engine is, it’s still this mechanical thing. And it’s wonderful when we have electronics dancing for us.”

Besides, the future is inevitably shot through with strong echoes of the past, as Zimmer the music fan acknowledges when I ask him whether he still listens to Kraftwerk (turns out that the box set of their albums has pride of place in the studio – on vinyl, of course). Their hit “Autobahn” represented the moment when Germany’s homegrown “motorik” sense of groove went overground – the rhythms were dictated by unstoppable forward motion, the motorway as metaphor – and it still sounds utterly modern 46 years later.

“We didn’t want to embrace the blues, because the Rolling Stones had already done that,” he says, reflecting on its significance. “We wanted to find our own language and that meant going back in time and looking at the classical composers. Our accents are inevitably German.

“You talk about the six-cylinder engines and I talk about memories of my childhood. There’s a weird nostalgia that creeps into many of these conversations about what we’re going to do in the future. The nostalgia is about a feeling of belonging. I haven’t quite figured it out yet, but that’s why we carry on doing things. I can’t think of anything more nostalgic than Blade Runner.”

Credit to GQ Magazine.

After «Tiger King,» Florida Sheriff Seeks Leads In Disappearance of Carole Baskin’s Ex-Husband

Carole Baskin as seen in the new hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King. Source: Netflix

«I figured it was a good time to ask for new leads,» wrote Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister in a tweet.

Tigar King’s Carole Baskin is many things: big cat lover, catchphrase coiner, leonine print wearer, the subject of a debunked conspiracy theory featuring Britney Spears and the 2002 VMAs. She was also, as the series explores at length, a person of interest in the disappearance of ther former husband, Jack Donald «Don» Lewis, a Florida millionaire who vanished in 1996.

Baskin has vigorously denied playing any role in her former husband’s disappearance, which she reiterated today in a blog post on the website for Big Cat Rescue, referring to the filmmakers’ focus on such rumors as “unsavory lies.” Yet following the enormous success of the Netflix series, with many viewers (probably you!) obsessively Googling everything Tiger King-related, a Florida sheriff is capitalizing on the renewed interest in Lewis’s disappearance by requesting tips associated with the case.

«Since Netflix and Covid19-quarantine has made TigerKing all the rage, I figured it was a good time to ask for new leads,» Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister tweeted on March 30th.

According to a press conference held by Chronister, the department has gotten about six tips a day regarding the case, though few of them have been substantive. “There’s just no real charges or evidence leading to probable cause,” said during a Zoom conference. “That still holds true, [but] we are hoping that changes the more people watch this show.”

As those who watch the show know, Lewis and Baskin ran a wildlife sanctuary in Tampa when he disappeared in August 1997. After Baskin reported his disappearance, Lewis’s van was found at a nearby airport, and Baskin told authorities that he had planned to transport cars to Costa Rica the evening before his disappearance.

During the press conference, Chronister said that Baskin had directly declined a polygraph during the investigation, saying her attorney had instructed her not to take it because it wouldn’t exonerate her or prevent her from being charged. She has never faced any charges related to Lewis’s disappearance, and the case is still open to this day.

Tiger King focuses on the speculation over whether Baskin was behind Lewis’s disappearance, most notably voiced by members of Lewis’s family (including his first wife and daughters) and Joe Exotic, the flamboyant owner of a big cat park in Oklahoma.

Exotic has long been embroiled in a rivalry with Baskin over her claims that his zoo exploited tigers and tiger cubs by, among other things, allowing guests to pet and pose for photos with them. Joe Exotic is currently serving 22 years in prison for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill Baskin. (Exotic maintains he was set up, and has filed at $94 million lawsuit to this effect.)

Although Chronister said his office has not yet received any valuable tips related to Lewis’s disappearance, he is soliciting any new information. “I can’t even begin to describe how complicated this case is,” Chronister said. “Everyone had their own theory.”

Credit to Rolling Stone Magazine.

Leslie Jordan is the Ideal Quarantine Companion

Sourse: Leslie Jordan/Instagram

Leslie Jordan is a four-feet-eleven, sixty-four-year-old character actor from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Until recently, he was best known, if he was known at all, for his role as Beverley Leslie, the razor-tongued rival of Megan Mullally’s character, Karen, on “Will & Grace.” He had a respectable hundred thousand followers on Instagram, many of them accumulated when Mullally shouted him out after he first joined, in 2018. But, when the coronavirus outbreak sent large swaths of the U.S. into self-quarantine last month, Jordan began recording slapdash, screwball videos from a spartan Airbnb in his home town, and noticed his following balloon. Last Monday, he woke up to find that he had two hundred and fifty thousand Instagram followers. “Whew, it’s exhausting being vah-rull!” he marvelled in one video, in his butter-thick Southern drawl. On Wednesday, he hit a new milestone. “You may wonder why I’ve got sunglasses and a little suit on,” he told the camera that evening, sitting down in a chair and crossing his hands in his lap like a preening pageant contestant. “Because that’s the way that people dress who have one million Instagram followers.”

Jordan had not planned to spend the lockdown in Chattanooga, he said on Thursday. He has lived in Los Angeles since the early nineties, in an apartment he thinks was once occupied by Tupac Shakur. (“I had a friend in the post office look it up. It was probably illegal to do.”) In early March, he had flown home to Tennessee for a visit, staying at an Airbnb down the street from the town house where his eighty-four-year-old mother and twin sisters live. A video on March 17th showed him on a nearly empty airplane, neck pillow in place, en route home to Los Angeles. But, four days later, he was back in Chattanooga, at the same Airbnb, to wait out the pandemic close to family—though not too close. “I love my family dearly,” he said. “If I hunkered down with them, we might kill each other.”

Jordan posts his videos around twice a day, at all hours, including the middle of the night, if he finds that he can’t sleep. He has an instinctive grasp of the vlogger aesthetic—face pressed right up to a jangly camera, like he is confessing a secret—and the droll affect of Truman Capote after a few Martinis. His content is free-form and marvellously batty, a mix of show-biz stories, personal reminiscences, and off-the-cuff quarantine diary. He does exercise routines, sips sweet tea, watches “murder programs” on TV. He enjoys porn along with his morning eggs. “Oh, don’t you dare judge me,” he tells viewers. “Y’all are out there doing it. I can at least watch it. It’s better than CNN.”

Before the pandemic brought the theatre world to a standstill, Jordan was set to travel the country performing his one-man cabaret show, “Exposed.” On Instagram, he brings the same chummy, after-dark sensibility. “Pillow talk!” he declares, to kick off stories about celebrity encounters past. (The time George Clooney pranked him on the set of “Bodies of Evidence,” or Betty White “walloped the bejesus” out of him with a skillet in a scene of “Boston Legal.”) On March 29th, while using a metal back scratcher as a twirling baton, he recalled childhood trips to see football games with his “daddy,” a career Army man. “He said, ‘This is the offense, and this is the defense,’ and I said, ‘But when do the majorettes come out?’ . . . He loved me, he just didn’t know what to make of me.”

The coronavirus crisis has dampened the public’s appetite for a certain kind of celebrity—the polished and composed type, looking to preach or inspire. It’s the unvarnished eccentrics who shine, the ones who are cooped up, losing their marbles, but still hellbent on entertaining. (See: January Jones, dancing in an infrared mask while drinking Coors Light with a straw, or Patti LuPone, swanning around her tchotchke-filled basement in old “Sunset Boulevard” costumes.) “I’m bored shitless,” Jordan whines in one of his videos, lying horizontally with his head burrowed into a throw pillow. “Well, shee-yut, what are y’all doing? This is awful!” he starts off another. “It’s still March. How many days in March?! When is April gonna fucking get here?” Like Norman Bates, he sometimes pretends his mother is in the same house, just down the hall.

“I’m not gonna tell you to wash your hands or wear a mask,” Jordan told me. “My gift is to be funny.” Occasionally, though, he strikes a different note. In one video, he stands on his apartment’s balcony, playing caretaker to an injured wasp. “I gave him a little flower to eat and some water to drink,” he says, his frown filling up the frame. “Poor li’l wasp. We’ve got to be kind. That’s just the way it’s gonna end, is that we’re gonna figure out we’ve got to all help one another.”

Jordan’s next project, which was supposed to go into production in June, is a Fox sitcom called “Call Me Kat,” in which Mayim Bialik plays the owner of a cat café and Jordan her feline-wrangling employee. “Growing up, the main thing I was ashamed of was my voice. It is very effeminate,” he told me as he strolled along the river. “But I am learning more and more, at sixty-five, to be proud of who I am.” As we talked, some strangers walking nearby called out to Jordan to say that they love his videos. “I’m like the Beatles!” Jordan said. “They’re hollerin’ my name.” But, he added, he can’t get his mother to watch the videos. “The only thing my sister will say about it is, ‘Congratulations, Leslie, you’ve finally been discovered after a million years.’ ”

Credit to newyorker.com for first publishing this article.

Can I Have Sex? A Guide to Intimacy During the Coronavirus Outbreak

What are the risks associated with intimacy in the time of coronavirus? Three experts weigh in.

With countries on lockdown and millions being made to stay at home, it’s unsurprising many couples and single people are wondering what coronavirus means for their sex lives. With this in mind, we asked three experts five of the most pressing questions about intimacy during the pandemic.

Is Covid-19 sexually transmissible?

Dr Jessica Justman: We’re not seeing patterns that indicate sexual transmission. It’s primarily spread through respiratory droplets. And touching contaminated surfaces is thought to be the secondary mode of transmission.

Dr Carlos Rodríguez-Díaz: There is no evidence that the Covid-19 can be transmitted via either vaginal or anal intercourse. However, kissing is a very common practice during sexual intercourse, and the virus can be transmitted via saliva. Therefore, the virus can be transmitted by kissing. There is also evidence of oral-fecal transmission of the Covid-19 and that implies that analingus may represent a risk for infection.

So is it OK to have sex?

Justman: If you or your partner is a Covid-19 case, the advice is to steer clear of each other as much as possible.

Dr Julia Marcus: But for people who don’t have symptoms and don’t have any recent likely exposure and have been staying close to home, I think that, if it’s within your own household, it’s a different story. If you live with a regular sexual partner and you don’t have any symptoms, or likely exposure, sex might actually be a really great way to have fun, stay connected and relieve anxiety during this potentially stressful time.

What about new partners?

Marcus: The recommendation right now is that we try to stay home as much as we can and really only interact with people for things that are essential, like groceries. And even when we do that, try to keep some physical distance of about 6ft from other people. That would definitely make sex a challenge.

Rodríguez-Díaz: Sexual intercourse may decrease during the next few weeks, but other forms of expressing eroticism, such as sexting, video-calls, reading erotica and masturbation will continue to be options.

We don’t know how long this pandemic will last. What do you say to someone who’s single now and doesn’t want to wait months before they can be intimate with someone?

Rodríguez-Díaz: If you’re concerned about practicing social distancing for too long, make sure that you and the people you know practice social distancing now. The sooner we do it, the sooner we’ll see a decline in new infections, and the sooner we will be able to change our practice of socializing. Rather than focusing on the future, we need to focus on the present.

Use these couple of weeks to channel your energy, explore yourself, maybe think about what it is that you’re looking for. And you can do that by yourself. It can be a great opportunity to explore other ways of engaging with new sexual partners that you can meet online by sexting or using video calls.

Experts:

  • Dr Jessica Justman is a professor and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Dr Carlos E Rodríguez-Díaz is a professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Dr Julia Marcus is an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Credit to theguardian.com for first publishing this article.

5 Traits of Successful People

Everyone defines success their own way. There is less variability in how each achieves it.

Attaining success is not simply a matter of luck. It’s a matter of taking the time to learn a trade, applying your knowledge and sticking with it — even in the face of adversity and potential failure along the way.

While successful people come in all shapes and sizes and work in many different fields, they tend to share key character traits which help them get and stay ahead. Here are five traits of successful people. Cultivate these traits and make them part of your daily habits; chances are, you’ll see improved success in your own life and career.

1. Aspiration

Successful people have clear-cut goals. Instead of vague goals like “become rich,” their goals will be specific, like “expand from one to three stores within the next two years.”

By gaining clarity on their goals, they actually make attaining them far more possible. First, the goals become specific motivating factors, which keep them going when times get tough. Second, these goals provide a blueprint for their career. They have something specific to work toward. With their idea of success is defined, they can break down the goals into more manageable milestones which can be worked toward incrementally.

2. Drive

One of the most defining traits of successful people is their drive. After all, setting clear goals is one thing. However, successful people have must have a strong drive to actually attain their goals. It’s that so-called “fire in the belly” that motivates them to succeed. It gives them a laser focus so that they can devote all of their attention and efforts toward furthering their progress toward their dreams. A successful person with a strong sense of drive is able to work tirelessly, because they believe in their abilities and truly want to attain their goals.

3. Willingness to learn.

One of the most important traits of successful people is a genuine desire and willingness to learn. Successful people typically aren’t know-it-alls. They keep an open mind. They try to learn from everyone and every situation they come across. Every experience offers an opportunity to grow.

They can admit when they don’t know something…and will be motivated to improve their knowledge when they realize they have room to learn something new. This receptivity keeps their minds nimble. Lifelong learning means that they are constantly exposed to new ideas and inspirations. When you immerse yourself in knowledge, your career can go to incredible places.

4. Patience

Is patience a virtue? If you want to be successful, yes. While perhaps it’s not the most exciting trait, it’s invaluable. As much as we all want things to happen right now, success takes time. Anything that is worth attaining is worth waiting for.

People who are bound to achieve great things recognize this, and they’re willing to take it slow but steady to win the race. Patience allows them to persist even in the face of adversity because they have the foresight to learn from mistakes and see that they will pay off in the future. Being patient isn’t always fun. It can be challenging. But in the long run, you’ll be rewarded with longevity and steadiness in your career if you can cultivate the trait of patience.

5. Discipline

Success rewards consistency. To be consistent, you have to have discipline. Working hard for a week and then slacking off isn’t going to yield incredible results. Many of the most successful people find that establishing a routine is one of the keys to making their dreams a reality, as it allows them to be consistent in their efforts.

Everyone’s routine will be a little different; it will vary from individual to individual. However, some common routines of successful people might involve waking up early to get everyday tasks out of the way and filter through emails before the workday begins, or taking 30 minutes to read each day to increase their knowledge base and prowess in their chosen field. By being consistent and disciplined and devoting yourself to grow, you’ll reap many rewards in work and in life. This is a key trait that allows people to enjoy not only success but longevity in their career.

Credit to entrepreneur.com for first publishing this article.

Fox News faces Law Suit over its Coronavirus Coverage

«The Ingraham Anlge,», February 27.

A transparency watchdog’s lawsuit against Fox News over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic – including repeatedly calling it a hoax during broadcasts – is as novel as the coronavirus but likely won’t get far, according to legal experts.

The Washington League for Transparency and Ethics sued Fox News on Thursday, saying the network’s consistent downplaying of the pandemic in the early stages of the outbreak in the United States encouraged people to behave in ways contrary to what was required to stem the spread.

“Defendants knowingly disseminated false, erroneous, and incomplete information, which was reasonably relied upon by the public and which had the effect of delaying and interfering with the implementation of effective mitigation and countermeasures against the virus,” the League said in the complaint. “Defendants’ actions created an ongoing uncertainty amongst some members of the public as to the dangers of the virus and the rapidity with which the virus spreads.”

WASHLITE said one of its members eventually contracted the coronavirus during epidemiological conditions the plaintiffs allege were created, in part, by the malfeasance of the network.

“The defendants have created an epidemiological hazard,” WASHLITE said in the complaint. “A subset of the population has and will continue to ignore or resist reasonable and necessary efforts to control and mitigate the virus and prevent mass death.”

Fox News dismissed the lawsuit as frivolous.

“Wrong on the facts, frivolous on the law,” said Lily Fu Claffee, general counsel for Fox News Media. “We will defend vigorously and seek sanctions as appropriate.”

Thursday’s lawsuit in Washington state is the first known one of its kind filed against the conservative media organization, although it may not be the last.

Nor does the suit have a good chance of prevailing on the merits, according to one expert. Margaret Russell, a law professor at Santa Clara University who specializes in media law, said it will be tough to get a judge to sign off on the suit’s central legal theory.

“It will not go far,” she said of the case.

The lawsuit invokes the Consumer Protection Act in its complaint, but the law is a tough fit for their claims because it’s not as though Fox News pundits are selling their speech directly or they are offering something for sale that is materially different than what they present it as.

“It will be difficult to apply the CPA to a network that has a different set of hosts with nuanced differences in their opinions,” Russell said. “Plus their product is speech and they are not selling it in a traditional sense. They’re just offering opinions.”

The lawsuit also claims Fox News intentionally inflicted emotional distress by downplaying the virulence of Covid-19.

“If the standards of intentional infliction of emotional distress were applied to news organizations and public figures, there would be no end to lawsuits,” Russell said.

Another problem is that news consumers have various avenues through which to collect their news.

“Certainly you could make an argument that there is a compelling public health problem at issue, but the classic First Amendment approach says you should combat false speech with true speech, or bad speech with good speech,” Russell said.

Nevertheless, the professor could envision future suits, perhaps were plaintiffs relied on information provided by the network and went about their daily lives only to contract the disease to the detriment of their health.

Even those claims would run up against the First Amendment principles of freedom of the press.

“On the one hand you have a compelling interest in public health, but on the other hand you have an equally compelling interest in freedom of the press,” Russell said.

Fox News has long endured criticism for its coverage of the coronavirus during the early stages of the outbreak, with Sean Hannity calling the disease a hoax, Trish Reagan, another host, claiming the outbreak was a fiction invented by Democrats to attack the president and a litany of hosts downplaying the deadly and contagious disease by comparing it favorably with the common cold or the seasonal flu.

However, Tucker Carlson, a prominent Fox News personality with a primetime slot at the network, has remained a notable exception, rigorously covering the disease’s spread while calling for an urgent response from state and federal officials. The network also sidelined Reagan after she called the virus a pretext for Democrats to re-impeach Trump.

However, Fox News itself is worried about exposure to legal liability, according to Gabriel Sherman, a Vanity Fair reporter who frequently uses contacts inside Fox News to expose the inner workings of the conservative media network.

“When I’ve been talking to Fox insiders over the last few days, there’s a real concern inside the network that their early downplaying of the coronavirus actually exposes Fox News to potential legal action by viewers who maybe were misled and actually have died from this,” Sherman said in an interview published on Sunday.

The network has altered the tone of its coverage in recent weeks, treating the pandemic as a serious threat and an evolving news story.

Fox News was also not the only news organization to initially underplay the seriousness of the threats posed by the coronavirus. The Washington Post, Vox and others ran several stories at the beginning of the global outbreak that compared Covid-19 to the seasonal flu. But those stories were written in January, well before the disease spread to the United States and wrought havoc to devastating effect in Italy, Spain and other parts of Europe.

Reporting by the New York Times indicates that for two weeks in late February and early March, when the pandemic began to take off in the United States, Fox News was more focused on providing cover for Donald Trump’s posture on the issue than the dissemination of the facts.

Fox News personalities like Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Jesse Waters were downplaying the disease, even as executives introduced disinfectant cleaning into their office and placed hand sanitizer conspicuously around the building, according to the story.

Criticism of the network has not been restricted to the lawsuit.

On Thursday, 74 journalism professors who signed an open letter to Fox News on Thursday saying its coverage was “a danger to public health.”

“Urgently, therefore, in the name of both good journalism and public health, we call upon you to help protect the lives of all Americans — including your elderly viewers — by ensuring that the information you deliver is based on scientific facts,” the letter said.

Credit to Courthousenews.com for first publishing this article.

The Hottest New Cars of Spring 2020

BMW Concept i4. Foto BMW

On the lookout for a new car? Here’s a list of spring’s most important car-news.

When the 90. Geneva Motor Show was canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus, around 10.000 accredited journalists and tens of thousands of representatives from the automobile industry had to stay home. Luckily, the car news is not canceled! Here is a list of the most important, chosen by The Gentleman’s Post.

Almost no cars without a charging port

The big trend in the carmanufacturer’s spring collection is of course electrification. Our count shows 13 new hybrids (model variants counts as one) and 12 electric news, including a good amount of concept cars.

A lot of the news does come with fossil fuel motorization, though they are starting to get a small audience.

Fiat 500 EV

ELECTRIC ITALIAN: Third generation Cinquecento (meaning 500) is longer and wider, but has maintained it’s iconic look and incredible charm. It comes as a hard top as well as a cabriolet. There will be special models oozing of luxury design: 500 Giorgio Armani, B.500 “May Troppo” by Bvlgari and 500 Kartell.

The small city car gets 42 kWh battery capacity with a range of 200 miles, charging with 85 kW effect. Charging time for a full “tank” is set to six hours. 118 hp and 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds.

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in hybrid has an expected range of over 35 miles. The car has the same 2.5 liter petrol engine as the regular hybrid, with a combined effect of 306 hp and a 0-60 mph acceleration at 6.2 seconds. It has all-wheel drive (el-engine at the back). The trunk is 520 liters, 60 liters less than in the non-chargeable hybrid.

BMW Concept i4

BMW Concept i4. Foto: BMW

BMW Concept i4 is a teaser for the electric car i4, which is scheduled to launch in 2021. The car is a Gran Coupe. Almost all functions are added to a curved display, stretching all the way from the driver side to the passenger side. The electric driveline is newly developed, 530 hp equals the performance of a V8 engine. The battery has a 80 kWh capacity, and a range of 350 miles. 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds. The sound of the car (decree set by EU for the safety of pedestrians) is composed by none other than Hans Zimmer.

Polestar Precept

Polestar Precept. Foto: Polestar

Swedish/chinese-owned Polestar, owned by Volvo, is in a hot seat these days. The car pictured is their fourth model. If and when Precept will enter the marked is unknown. Precept is a fourseater, flat coupe with a glass roof. Polestar describes the car an as environmental vision, built with recycled plastic and natual fibres.

PLASTIC FANTASTIC: One of the new production techniques is seatcovers made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The material will have a premium look and feel to it.

Renault Morphoz

Renault Morphoz. Foto: Renault

The name of the car “Morphoz” is a translation of the word metamorph, meaning change. The concept car has a range of 250 miles, and supports wireless charging. It’s supposed to go into production as early as next year.

Volkswagen Touareg R

Volkswagen Touareg R. Foto: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen Touareg R is a chargeable hybrid with permanent all-wheel drive. It performs 460 hp and 700 Nm of torque, produced by uniting a V6-engine (340 hp) and an electric engine (136 hp). Trailer weight is set to 3.5 tonns, with a battery capacity set at 14.1 kWh. Coming in the last half of 2020.

Byton M-Byte

Byton M-Byte. Foto: Byton

What characterizes this electric SUV is the huge screen along the dashboard, with infinite digital possibilities, including an “Office mode” with video calls. It will be delivered with rear wheel- or all-wheel drive, and 220 or 280 miles range. The top model has all-wheel drive with 408 hp, with a 95 kWh battery. Ordering opens in last half of 2020, and the first models will be launched in early 2021.

Mercedes GLA 250e

The electric range of this A-class based SUV from Mercedes is a staggering 40 miles! It will be delivered with all-wheel drive, with a trailer weight at 3500 pounds. Combined effect from the petrol- and electric engines is 218 hp/450 Nm. Battery capacity is set at 15.6 kWh. It will be able to “fastcharge” (up to 24 kW) – 25 minutes from 10-80 percent. Available in spring. CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake will also be chargeable hybrids, all with 250e as a surname.

BMW 330e xDrive Touring

BMW 330e xDrive Touring. Foto: BMW

NOW CHARGEABLE: The new BMW 330e Touring is BMW’s first chargeable hybrid estate car. Allwheel/rear-wheel drive, towbar and a 12 kWh battery, producing a 35 mile range. The sedan will also come as a chargeable hybrid. Underneath the hood there’s a 2.0 liter, four cylinder turbo petrol-engine producing 184 hp connected to an electric engine producing 113 hp. Combined effect is 252 hp/420 Nm. Trunk volume is set at 410 liters in the estate and 375 liters in the sedan.

Hyundai Prophecy

PROPHECY: Hyundai Prophecy is an electric concept car showing the manufacturer’s heading in design. Some say it looks like an offspring of a Tesla and a Porsche, giving it a Model 3 front and a Porsche rear. “Perfectly cut rock” is the description given by Hyundai. A lot of exterior lighting suggests Hyundai will display pixelated lamps as signature elements going forward. Inside the car, there is joysticks instead of a steering wheel.

Peugeot 208

Peugeot e-208. Foto: Reuters

CAR OF THE YEAR IN EUROPE: The new Peugeot 208 has been named “Car of the Year 2020,” announced in connection with the Geneva Motor Show. The car will also be available as an electric, e-208, with a 210 miles range.

Volkswagen ID. 4

Volkswagen ID. 4. Foto: Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen’s new SUV in the ID-series, ID. 4 first edition, will have a range of up to 300 miles. It’s to be launched next year. First, it will be available as a rear-wheel drive, and later as an all-wheel drive. The car is to be produced in the Zwickau factory, along with the ID. 3. The Volkswagen Group is investing 3 billion dollar in electric mobility. Among other things they are building a battery factory in Salzgitter, opening this year.

Audi Q7 TFSI e

Audi Q7 TFSI e. Foto: Audi

While the Audi Q7 e-tron was diesel-based, the new Q7 chargeable hybrid will be petrol-based, with a 3.0 liter V6. The new name is TFSI e. Q7 has had a facelift, without becoming less recognizable. The chargeable hybrid will be available in two editions, the top model called “60” will have 456 hp, while the “55-edition” will have 381 hp. Electric range is set to 25 miles, with all-wheel drive as standard.

Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class. Foto: Mercedes-Benz AG

UNIQUE CUSTOMIZATION: The updated Mercedes E-Class gets a sharper design and a unique “powernap”-function, but most importantly it gets multiple combinations for buyers to customize their chargeable hybrid: petrol, diesel, sedan, estate and the all-wheel system 4Matic – all in all seven combinations! The “powernap”-function is a small “wellbeing”-package controlled by the car while you charge; music, scent, lighting and massage! Very little has been revealed about this car related to its stats.

Celebrities Pull Off the «Buzz Cut» in Corona-quarantine

NOT THE FIRST TIME: David Beckham has gone for a buzz cut multiple times, like here in 2018.

Hairstyle icons like David Beckham and G-Eazy pulls off the buzz cut in quarantine.

Services involving close contact between people was among the first services to be shut down, in the measures for preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Actors and artists who usually have access to private stylists is now, like the rest of us, mostly spending time at home. Same goes for athletes who show up with a new hairstyle every other game.

David Beckham is among the celebrities who has now gone to the lengths of shaving their hair. Last weekend a buzz-cut Beckham shared a picture on Instagram, captioning it: «It just had to be done.» This is not the first time the hairstyle icon has gone for this look. According to METRO, Beckham has had this haircut in 2000, 2004 and 2018.

IN THE EARLY DAYS: David Beckham wore a buzzcut at the 2004 European Championship.

Beckham isn’t the only one to go for the simple look. Artist G-Eazy, Arsenal-star Hector Bellerin and multiple others has done the same. Here are the celebrities we’ve found who has gone for the look since the coronavirus put the world on pause.

Multiple international medias has made similar lists. We’ve collected inspiration from GQ, METRO and THE GUARDIAN.

Ex Football Player and Hairstyle-icon David Beckham

Football Player Hector Bellerin

Artist G-Eazy

Artist Ricky Martin

Football Player Eden Hazard

Will Smith-daughter and artist Willow Smith

Removes Videos Linking 5G with Covid-19

YouTube takes action against conspiracy theories.

According to The Guardian, YouTube reports they will take action to reduce the spread of videoes claiming there is a connection between 5G-technology and the coronavirus.

Youtube is going to reduce the number of videoes being recommended to their useres, as well as actively remove videos which violate terms of service.

Videoes which «only» contain conspiracy theories on 5G, and doesn’t make a connection to the coronavirus, will still be available on the site.

Burned Down Cell Towers

The changes are coming after a number of 5G cell towers was sat fire to last week in Great Britain, probably due to the conspiracy theories claiming there is a connection between the extention of the 5G-network and the spread of coronavirus.

Removes Several Corona-related Videos

Other videos which may have spread false information about drugs supposedly being able to heal humans infected with coronavirus, has already been removed, YouTube tells The Guardian.

«We have clear guidelines which forbids videos promoting medical methods to heal the coronavirus, instead of seaking medical treatment, and we will remove videos which brake these guidelines,» a YouTube spokesman told The Guardian.

Report says Apple may be Signaling a Renewed Commitment to Low-cost Phones with their 2020 iPhone SE

iPhone SE is widely speculated to be modeled after the iPhone 8 in design.

Apple’s 2020 iPhone SE will come with up to 256GB of storage and will be made available in red, white and black, according to a report at 9to5Mac.

Based on the new information 9to5Mac has gathered, the 2020 iPhone SE will come in three storage variants; 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. I will also come in white, black and red color options, along with five different official cases including black silicone, white silicone and red leather.

Previously reported iPhone SE rumors suggest that the new iPhone SE is to be designed after the iPhone 8 right down to its 4.7-inch screen size, thick bezels and physical home button. It will feature upgraded internals including Apple’s newest chipset, the A13 processor, which is the same one found in the iPhone 11 series. It’s also reported to cost $399. If the rumors are true, this would signal Apple’s renewed commitment to low-cost phones as global smartphone sales continue to decline and as evidence mounts that the global economy is headed for a recession.

A Gentleman’s Top 10 Drinks

Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) at the bar — again.

10 Classic Cocktails Every Man Has To Try (And How To Make Them)

From business events to romantic dates, alcohol can be a social lubricant. For the Don Draper of the millennial era, we’ve put together one hell of a »must-drink» list for you to incorporate into your professional and personal life. Finding a masculine drink that fits your lifestyle isn’t necessary, but this list gives any type of drinker the chance to see what types of variety is out there, without having to sample every single one. With a favorite drink, it’s about finding the right taste for your personality and lifestyle – even if that means some cranberry juice and lime. While there is nothing wrong with a man enjoying cosmos and sugary cocktails, here are our top ten «manly» drinks to quell your cravings for bolder beverages.

Irish Carb Bomb

Irish Car Boms is rumored to put hair on your chest. Dig up a shot that consists of half Irish Cream (Bailey’s is always a good choice) and half Irish Whiskey, throw it into a stout of Guinness, and chug it like it’s the last drink you’ll ever consume.

Traditional Irish Car Bomb Recipe &

  • 1/2 Shot of Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 Shot of Irish Cream
  • 3/4 Pint of Guinness Stout

Old Fashioned

One of the most popular drinks on our list, the Old Fashioned even has a website dedicated to its origin, how to make it, and how not to screw it up. According to research, the drink was invented in the 1800s as a «morning cocktail» and eventually became more of a social beverage. It’s a simple drink, consisting of sugar to taste, bitters to taste, and about 2 ounces of either bourbon or rye whiskey served in an old fashioned or double old fashioned glass.

Traditional Old Fashioned Recipe

  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • 1 tsp of water
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 3 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 slice orange
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Sidecar

This drink is supposedly named for and invented by an anonymous American army captain who either drove or rode in a motorcycle with an attached sidecar. However, some say that it was named for the method of pouring leftover liquor into a shot glass, which is also called a sidecar. Either way, and whichever you want to believe, it’s a delightful drink and has been popular among the best bartenders since the 1920s. While there are variations, the simplest recipe for this one is a shaker with a far ice cubes, two parts brandy, one part triple sec, and one part lemon juice. Shake it and strain that baby into a frosted glass. Simple, and elegant.

Classic Sidecar Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Cointreau orange Liqueur
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • sugar (for frosting)

Whiskey Sour

«Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.» Mark Twain clearly chose his favorite liquor, and as one of the most popular choices for mixed «manly» drinks, the famous author made a favorable decision. This one is also a one-liquor kind of drink, and is made with about 1.5 ounces of bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add it to a shaker with some ice and garnish with a cherry. If you’re feeling particularly manly, you can leave out the cherry and amp up the bourbon content. Serve it on the rocks and enjoy.

  • 2 oz blended whiskey
  • 1.5 lemons (juiced)
  • 1/2 sliced lemon
  • 1/2 tsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 cherry

Gin and Tonic

Believe it or not, the gin and tonic was developed for medicinal purposes. It was initially used by the British in the 19th century to fend off signs of malaria during their invasion of India; the ingredients in the drink were thought to be an effective cure for the disease. It has since been proven that the British are just professionals at inadvertently creating great drinks, but in time it became nothing short of a classic. A simple recipe – consisting of a great gin, some tonic, and lime – it’s an easy one to master. Simply add about two ounces of gin to a frozen glass, fill the glass with ice, squeeze in a lime wedge, and then add the tonic. Add in some more lime, stir, and enjoy.

Traditional Gin & Tonic Recipe

  • 2 oz gin
  • 5 oz tonic water
  • 1 lime wedge

Rusty Nail

Though a rusty nail could easily lead to needing a drink, this is an actual beverage, and a popular one at that. It’s literally half and half: half scotch, half Drambuie. We recommend starting with about 2 ounces of scotch and adding 1/2 ounce of the Drambuie and increasing to taste. The more Drambuie, the sweeter the drink becomes. Add some ice, stir, and voila!

Traditional Rusty Nail Recipe

  • 1.5 ounces Scotch whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Drambuie Scotch whiskey
  • 1 twist lemon peel

Boilermaker

One of those «get the party started» combinations, a Boilermaker is the simplest of ideas: a shot of whiskey and a pint of beer.Many men will use the beer as a chaser, but others will maintain the Irish Car Bomb mentality of mixing the shot with the ale. Either way, it’s a high dosage of alcohol that generational hipsters are huge fans of – so much so that there are even bars dedicated to the art of the Boilermaker.

The Original Boilermaker Recipe

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 10 oz beer

Rob Roy

We’re not talking about the operetta (or the later film with Liam Neeson), we’re talking about the drink famously created at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the late 1890s which was, actually, named for the performance. Often seen in a martini glass, the ingredients are, again, like most of these drinks, simple: 5/6 oz Sweet Vermouth, 1 oz Scotch Whiskey, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Served straight up or on the rocks, it’s usually stirred and then strained into a chilled glass.

Traditional Rob Roy Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Scotch whiskey
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth

Black & Tan

«My favorite black-and-tan is a «mother-in-law»: a mixture of stout and bitter.» The drink isn’t just a punchline, but an actual reference to a mixture of beer. Commonly know as a «half and half» in Ireland, the American version is referred to as a Black and Tan – which is a mixture of a pale beer and a dark beer. In Ireland, the name is actually seen as disrespectful due to the term «Black and Tan» being used to nickname the Royal Irish Constabulary Reserve Force, which was sent to invade Ireland in the 1920s. Mixologists often use a pale ale or lager for the lighter side, and a stout or porter for the dark.

The Only Black & Tan Recipe

  • Lager beer
  • Stout or Porter beer

Manhattan

While visions of the cityscape of New York City come to mind, it’s easy to forget that there’s a popular drink that goes by the same name. The origin does come from the Big Apple, placing it at the Manhattan Club in the late 1800s. There are various versions of its creation, all relating back to the city, but no one truly knows its real creator. This is the one drink on the menu that has multiple variations, but the manliest of them all is also the easiest to make. It’s a simple combination of two ounces rye whiskey (or Canadian, if you prefer), a dash of bitters, and 3/4 ounces of sweet, red vermouth. Stir it over ice and enjoy.

Traditional Manhattan Recipe

  • 1 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch whiskey
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth

Chris Hemsworth’s 30-Minute Equipment-Free Home Workout

ATHLETIC: Chris Hemsworth’s trainer shares the workout routine aimed to get the actor cut for his next role.

Chris Hemsworth has the body of a god, a Norse one at that. The actor has been recognized for his bulky, muscular physique when portraying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, his trainer is sharing the routine aimed at getting Hemsworth cut for his next role in the upcoming movie, Extraction.

“The look for Extraction was a more athletic, less bulky look than Thor,” Zocchi told MensHealth.com.

A Fit Lifestyle

Hemsworth’s busy schedule making movies is a challenge to maintaining a fit physique, but it helps that the Australian is such a devoted surfer.

“Surfing normally comes first”, Zocchi said. “If the surfing is on, we will go surfing before training.”

When it comes to nutrition, Zocchi has cut down Hemsworth’s calorie intake and allows for only three meals a day – a lot less than when he plays Thor.

Extraction Workout

The Extraction Workout is a circuit-style workout and all you’ll need are medium weighted dumbbells and 30 minutes. Here’s the workout, via MensHealth.com:

Warmup

10 rounds (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off) of bear crawls and bodyweight squats.

Workout

3 sets of 8 reps of the following exercises in a circuit: DB weighted burpee, curl and press, goblet squat, standing triceps extension, reverse lunge and curl. Rest as little as possible.

Shoulder Circuit

Lateral raise, front raise, upward row.

Plank Circuit

Plank punch out, plank pulse, plank pike.


Extraction premieres on Netflix, April 24th 2020.

Get The Luxury Style on a Budget

STYLISH: Actor Jeremy Strong plays Kendall Roy, billionaire heir and investor, in the HBO-hit show «Succession».

«Successions» wealthy Kendall Roy is the most luxurious dressed man in TV.

Billionaire heirs like Kendall Roy, portrayed by Jeremy Strong in the HBO-hit show «Succesion», doesn’t wear brands like Armani, Louis Vitton or Gucci because is looks good – but because it’s expensive. Among the wealthiest of the wealthiest the way you dress isn’t about separating from the crowd, or collecting sponsorships on Instagram. It’s all about power. A kashmir sweater to the price of a brand new iPhone? Add one in navy blue and bill it to my secretary!

Though the the motivation behind Kendalls shopping may be worthy of critique, there is no denying – the result looks good. Armed with an arsenal of grey, navy and shades of brown in luxurius material the middle Roy-heir is among the best dressed characters we’ve seen in TV.

The stylte isn’t hard to copy, even without a family empire at your back.

A light gilet is among the pillars in A wealthy man’s wardrobe. Use it under a blazer on your way to work, or on top of a hoody in the weekends. As a wealthy man, it’s also important to blend into the crowd. A dark caps in suede gives you anonymity without sacrificing any luxury.

A dark hoody is – as mentioned – a faithfull companion to light gilets. Though everything can’t be black, so try a dark brown suit in twined wool, in combination with a sand-colored, turtleneck.

When it comes to outerwear – keep it neutral. On a cold day, Kendall‘s outerwear of choice is technical. Also, minimalistic sneakers has become a favorite among the wealthy.

The luxurious style consists of luxurious, basic garments. A V-neck sweater in merine wool is a good place to start. Any billionaire will also have a wide variety of expensive sunglasses to choose from. If you’re in the start-up fase, a pair of golden framed pilot sunglasses is a good place to start.

What’s coming to Netflix April 2020

So what’s coming?

Ricky Gervais is back with another season of After Life and Chris Hemsworth is starring in the new movie, Extraction. Meanwhile there will be new episodes of Fauda and Money Heist. Check out what’s coming to Netflix in April in our extensive overview.

New Series’ and Seasons

  • April 1st – The Windsor, Season 3
  • April 1st – Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Season 3
  • April 2nd – Violet Evergarden, Season 1
  • April 3rd – Starbeam, Season 1
  • April 3rd – Spirit Riding Free, Season 9
  • April 4th – Money Heist, Season 4
  • April 6th – The Big Show, Season 1
  • April 10th – Brews Brothers, Season 1
  • April 16th – Fauda, Season 3
  • April 20th – The Midnight Gospel, season 1
  • April 24th – After Life, Season 2
  • April 27th – Never Have I Ever, Season 1
  • April 29th – Extracurricular, Season 1

Movie premieres

  • April 3rd – Coffee & Kareem
  • April 10th – Love Wedding Repeat
  • April 10th – The Main Event
  • April 10th – Tigertail
  • April 10th – Time to Hunt
  • April 10th – La vie scolaire
  • April 17th – Sergio
  • April 17th – Rising High
  • April 17th – Earth and Blood
  • April 22th – The Willoughbys
  • April 24th – Extraction
  • April 28th – Blackkklansman
  • April 30th – Dangerous Lies

Stand Up Specials

  • April 14th – Chris D’Elia: No Pain
  • April 16th – Mauricio Meirelles: Generating Chaos

Documentaries

  • April 1st – How To Fix a Drug Scandal, Season 1
  • April 1st – Sunderland ‘Til I Die, Season 2
  • April 1st – Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
  • April 15th – The Innocence Files, Season 1