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2,247 Flips | 2 Magazines | 11 Likes | 10 Following | 3,650 Followers | @xaebs34 | Hello dear friends, & welcome to this amazing center of knowledge known to us as Flipboard. My name is Julian Cagnes, and I was born in Monaco on July 28th, 1978. I lived there until I moved to America at the age of 26. I was captivated by the beauty of Mexico, where I currently live in the island of Cozumel. I'm owner of a small villa hotel. I married a beautiful Colombian woman called Estela, to whom I've been happily married ever since. We have three children called Xandro, Rafael, and Mariana. I enjoy sports, music, TV shows, and cinema and am a huge fanatic of art. I am also fluent in French, Spanish, English, Mandarin, and am currently studying Greek and Latin. It is also my belief that educated people who are aware of what is happening around them are the basis of this society, and are a foundation from which this society can expand to innumerable heights. So please, let me bother you no more with facts about my life and open yourself to the world of knowledge you have just unlocked. If yo

The Empty Stadium Game: See the Surreal Pictures from Inside Camden Yards

Major League Baseball made of bit of odd, unfortunate history on Wednesday, when the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played to an empty house …

Baltimore Orioles

Massive Galaxy S6 Edge Update Is A Samsung Game Changer

Well this is a big surprise. Samsung, famed for its over-customisation of Android and slow delivery of updates, has beaten Google’s Nexus devices to the latest version of Android Lollipop. Furthermore this is an update which will bring crucial new features…<p>T-Mobile gave the game away delivering …

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

Tesla

Al Pacino: ‘It’s never been about money. I was often unemployed’

The actor, 74, on fame, his tailspin at 22 – and the enigmatic Michael Corleone<p><b>I’ve learned to live without anonymity.</b> I haven’t been in a grocery store or subway for years. It’s hard for my children to go out publicly with me. Fame is different now than it was 20 years ago – I don’t know what the …

Marlon Brando

What Is the Core of Masculinity? | The Art of Manliness

We’ve covered the 3 P’s of Manhood (protect, procreate, and provide), and we’ve distilled them down to the fundamentals — the ancient, nearly …

Getting Old Shouldn’t Have to Suck

With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, the problems of the elderly are exploding, and we have no decent care system in place, says one expert.<p>In <i>The</i> …

Cuba's love for Obama swells: Bay of Pigs veterans reflect on the 'inconceivable'

Fifty-four years after the invasion that put US and Cuba’s relationship at rock bottom, Obama’s popularity is even higher than Fidel and Raúl Castro<p>As he has done every April for the past 53 years, Percy Gómez Darna will mark Sunday’s anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion by remembering his …

Cuba

Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 7' Races Past $1.15 Billion, Is Now 7th Biggest Movie Ever

This will be strictly holdover weekend box office news. It’s a pretty slow news day, save for you-kn0w-what…<p>As reported yesterday with much fanfare, <i>Furious 7</i> crossed the $1 billion mark in just 17 days of worldwide box office play, faster than any other movie in history. The Paul Walker/Vin Diesel …

Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer: Han Solo returns

The new trailer reintroduces fans to a certain scruffy smuggler and teases key details of what to expect in the movie, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>The internet blew up like the Death Star when the second teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens hit YouTube on 16 April. Fans of George …

1 - Denmark

This Scandinavian nation of 5.6 million isn't even in the top 10 in per capita GDP, but it reached No. 1 in the U.N.'s World Happiness Report this year thanks to high scores for a strong social support system, freedom to live as one please and low percieved business and government corruption. …

No. 1 Arlington area, Virginia

To determine the best cities for young entrepreneurs, personal finance site NerdWallet looked at factors including access to funding, opportunities for networking and mentorship, the local economy, and cost of living.

Marco Rubio dreams of a Hillary - and Jeb - knockout

Anthony Zurcher @awzurcher on Twitter<p><b>On Monday night, Marco Rubio was selling the Marco Rubio story - and the audience was lining up to buy it.</b><p>A crowd of around a thousand people gathered hours before the evening speech to pack into a central hall of the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, a …

Car Thief Captured After Programming Home Address Into GPS

So you’ve decided to live a life of crime. You steal cars, and you use stolen cars to go steal other cars. You’re not a good person. If you’re Donnie …

Crime

Julian Okwara Commits to Notre Dame: What 4-Star DE Brings to Irish

Notre Dame picked up a big commitment on Tuesday evening when 4-star defensive end Julian Okwara announced his pledge to the Irish.<p>The 6’4”, 210-pound North Carolina product becomes the fifth commitment for Brian Kelly and his staff in the 2016 cycle.<p>Okwara selected the Irish over offers from …

College Football

Obama taking Cuba off terror list signals end for dated idea of rogue states

Washington’s designation of rogue states was as much a political and ideological matter as a defence or security issue<p>Barack Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism marks another important step towards the elimination of its pernicious but surprisingly …

Political Science

Best Theme Parks Attractions To See In 2015

<i>Knott's Berry Farm's Voyage to the Iron Reef (Courtesy IAAPA)</i><p>If you thought roller coasters couldn't get more thrilling, this year's new launches prove designers had some extra tricks up their sleeves to create mind-blowing attractions. Combining cutting edge technology, spectacular graphics and …

‘Gotham’ Recap: Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

It feels weird to complain that a TV show is too violent the day after the new <i>Game of Thrones</i> season premiere was eagerly consumed by thousands (some …

TV

How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple sold more Apple Watches on the first day of pre-orders than Google managed with Android Wear in an entire year.</b> It's bad news for Google's smartwatch app ecosystem.<p><b>2. We might be about to see a major boom in technology mergers.</b> That's according to Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at VC firm …

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at That Amazing GoPro Footage From Space

Recently, NASA released some pretty spectacular footage captured by an astronaut wearing a GoPro camera while spacewalking around the International Space Station. In the videos, Earth slowly rotates below the space station while astronauts fiddle with cables, install antennae, and work on the …

Bob Lutz Thinks Manufacturer-Sponsored Racing Is (Mostly) A Waste of Money

Bob Lutz isn't known for pulling punches.<p>The industry icon speaks with all the bravado you'd expect of an old-school Marine fighter pilot, and in …

Engines

Fighting erupts in eastern Ukraine

Fighting erupted overnight and in the early hours of Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.<p>The year-long conflict between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian …

Surfers’ Paradise Seized by Killer Sharks

Elio Canestri, a 13-year-old surf prodigy, was killed in an area where there’s nothing left for sharks to eat but the surfers.<p>I grew up surfing …

SpaceX Preps for Another Try at Rocket Launch and Landing

SpaceX will try again to make history during the launch of its robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Monday.<p>The company aims to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth for a soft touchdown on an unmanned "spaceport drone ship" in the Atlantic Ocean …

Space Exploration

Troy Polamalu's retirement signals end of an era for Steelers defense

Troy Polamalu's retirement is the end of an era for the Steelers defense.<p>In April of 2003 the Steelers did the unthinkable and traded up in the NFL …

The Silver Lining in the California Drought

Wildlife<p>Deep into the California drought, possibly the worst in 1200 years, water from a property in Los Angeles flows down a residential street. Photo: Sandra Postel<p>Denial, it’s been said, is not just a river in Egypt.<p>It runs, of course, through each of us. But Californians have displayed quite a …

Three smartwatches way more affordable than the Apple Watch

In case you've been living in a bunker the last few weeks, the Apple Watch goes on sale today. I wonder if you can guess the Cheapskate's feelings about a wrist companion that starts at $399 (for the men's Sport model) and goes up sharply from there?<p>Yeah, no. Don't get me wrong, I love a watch that …

Smartwatches