Alex Ortiz

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‘Pumping Iron’: When Gods Wore Sweatpants

The 1977 doc made stars out of lifters like Arnold Schwarzenegger and turned the gym into a destination for millions. But there was a price: Gym …

The Guy Who Played Viktor Krum in Harry Potter Is Basically Unrecognizable Now

He's (Quid)ditched his old look.<p>Long before Hermione Granger ended up with her BFF Ron Weasley, Hogwarts's most brilliant witch caught the eye of Durmstrang's Viktor Krum during the Triwizard Tournament. While his romance with Hermione was short-lived, Krum was easily one of the most memorable …

Drug Cartels Continue Money Laundering with Prepaid Cards, Amid Industry Pushback

In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards.<p>The department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed that …

VHS is dead, but at least it outlived Betamax tapes by nine months

Last remaining VHS VCR producer will cease manufacturing recorders at the end of this month, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end<p>The 40-year-war between Betamax and VHS is finally over, but while victorious 28 years ago, the VHS video cassette recorders only managed to outlive …

9 Traits You Must Have to Execute Your Mission

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur operates from a different mindset in terms of how they approach business and success. However, to be successful every entrepreneur has to be able to execute strategies which get them to the levels of …

Motivation

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.<p>What really happens to us after death? Once a person stops breathing, and their heart ceases to pump blood, they're what doctors consider "clinically dead." On a biological level, the eventual decomposition of cells, organs, and brain tissue …

The 27 Best Dress Shoes For Men

Oxfords, Derby’s, Monk Straps, Chelsea’s and Chukka’s. What?! As a man, it’s imperative to maintain a well-dressed appearance, but not everyone knows …

Developer who lost Block 37 found guilty of fraud, faces 230 years in prison

A Chicago developer whose firm counts Block 37, a downtown Target store and Streets of Woodfield among its projects faces up to 230 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Wednesday of bank fraud, mail fraud and making false statements to a financial institution.<p>Larry Freed, 53, was charged …

Corruption

Ice Cube Photographer Sues Forever 21

Patrick Hoelck is suing Forever 21 for using an image of his without permission, TMZ reports. He is the photographer who took the famous picture of …

Selling

Is This Nike's Functioning BACK TO THE FUTURE II Powerlace Shoe?

Legend review – Tom Hardy lends clout to geezery Krays story

The charismatic Hardy gives it some serious welly as both handsome tough guy Reg and psychopath tearaway Ron, carrying an overfamiliar tale of the brutal London gangster twins<p>They’re back: a diabolical liberty and a diabolical liability. One is supposedly the smart rational gangster and the other …

Why We Keep Loving Zac Efron, Even When It’s Hard

Whether or not We Are Your Friends is a hit, it fits the narrative that has made Efron’s career a success, even when it doesn’t seem to be.<p><b>Zac Efron’s</b> career path is inscrutable. From the mid-aughts Disney musicals that first endeared him to millions of tween girls worldwide, to torpid indies set …

Dr. Dre's assault on Dee Barnes was once included in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Long before "Straight Outta Compton" hit theaters last Friday, hip-hop purists wondered how the N.W.A biopic would handle some of the less heroic moments in the West Coast rap group's history.<p>How would founder Eazy-E's death from AIDS be depicted? Will controversial former Death Row co-founder Suge …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure Will Not Be Taken Down

Nicki Minaj’s wax figure will remain at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas museum, Billboard reports.<p>Stories circulated yesterday (September 9) that the …

Nicki Minaj

John Geiger May Have Outdone Himself With His Latest Air Force 1 Custom

If you thought that John Geiger and The Shoe Surgeon peaked with their "Misplaced Checks" Air Force 1s, think again.<p>Geiger hit up Instagram with a …

Military

DJ Clark Kent Reveals Jay Z Had A Tupac Diss Record That Was Never Released

<b>DJ Clark Kent</b> was heavily involved in the early days of <b>Jay Z</b>'s career. He produced "Brooklyn's Finest," "Coming of Age," "Cashmere Thoughts" on his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

12 All-White Sneakers That Will Carry You Through Summer

Just make sure you keep them crispy.<p>People like to say that the all-white sneaker craze is a “trend,” but truth be told white has been a mainstay color in the world of athletic shoes throughout most of its short history. There’s no better time to wear white than summer — you have to worry less …

3 Workout Moves for Your Best Butt Ever

Get toned and tight with celebrity fitness expert David Kirsch's signature moves.<p>"Side butt is the new side boob," declares fitness and wellness expert David Kirsch, and judging by all the naked dresses on the red carpet as of late, we're inclined to agree. Here, he shares his three signature moves …

A former Microsoft engineer says the company's crazy holographic headset felt so real it actually scared him during a test

It seems so realistic, in fact, that one former Microsoft engineer almost believed that the virtual objects the HoloLens projected on to the scene were actually there in the room with him.<p>Michael Hoffman left Microsoft in June after working at the company for about a year as a principal engineering …

Kanye West Styled Kim Kardashian for a System Magazine Shoot, Shot by Juergen Teller

Even if we all think (know?) that Kanye West is responsible for Kim Kardashian's style <i>behind the scenes</i>, we're now getting a legit look at what happens when he takes on the role of stylist in a professional capacity. For a special booklet from <i>System Magazine</i>, shot by esteemed fashion photographer …

Kim Kardashian

The bizarre inspiration behind Nike's first pair of running shoes

Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman was having breakfast with his wife one morning in 1971 when it dawned on him that the grooves in the waffle iron she was using would be an excellent mold for a running shoe, The Atlantic reports.<p>Bowerman, who was a track and field coach at the time, had been searching …

From Vinyl to Streaming, An Audio Expert Takes Us Through More Than 100 Years of Sound Tech

Sound and vision coalesce to create the ultimate acoustic experiences.<p>Until the arrival of the phonograph nearly 140 years ago, the only way to have music in the home was to perform it. Royals and the wealthy supported composers and performers to provide entertainment in their manor houses and …

Our love affair with trainers

Photograph: Eric Ryan/Getty Images<p>Kanye West and Marc Jacobs with West’s Louis Vuitton shoe at Paris Fashion Week, 2009. Photograph: Eric Ryan/Getty Images<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435934859525/trainers-005.jpg<p>460<p>Photograph: Eric Ryan/Getty Images<p>Kanye …

The Latest size? Nike Exclusive Says Aloha

Nike’s Air program revolutionized the way sneaker companies created running soles. By incorporating air directly into the sole, they were able to …

Shoes

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Education

Drake ditched Jay Z's new streaming service for Apple just 2 days before its launch

Drake was supposed to be one of the original 16 artist "partners" of Tidal, the music news outlet reports, but pulled out at the last minute, "as late as two days before its March 30 launch event in New York."<p>Drake has instead reportedly turned to one of Jay Z and Tidal's biggest rivals: Apple. The …

Wall Street

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …