Viki Odintcova breaks the delicate model stereotype

Viki Odintcova in a black bikini

Back in February, Russian model and Instagram sensation Viki Odintcova shocked the world (especially those with acrophobia) when she dangled from the top of the Cayan Tower in Dubai with apparently no safety equipment.

Quick Notes on Viki Odintcova

Name: Viki Odintcova
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Description: Skyscraper-dangling daredevil, model, and Instagram sensation.

 
It’s good to see Viki Odintcova break the delicate model stereotype and do her own stunts (all she needs now is her own movie), but her derring-do really had us collectively bite our nails.

You know what also makes us bite our nails? Viki’s Instagram account. Have you ever browsed it? Needless to say, we’re thoroughly smitten by this gutsy and exquisite lady. Check out some of our favorite shots and you’ll understand.

Oh, don’t forget to bring tissues to wipe your drool.

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What’s Hot This Week – Transformers: The Last Knight

Last week was pretty loaded with major happenings like the U.S. Open and FIFA Confederations Cup. Things have somewhat calmed down for this week save for one event – Transformers: The Last Knight, which might be director Michael Bay’s last film in the franchise – is coming out this week.

Then again, Bay keeps saying in each Transformers film that it would be his last.

The Last Knight is a sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, which grossed over $1 billion despite being panned by critics. In Transformers: The Last Knight, a war has started between the Transformers and the Transformers Reaction Force, a paramilitary unit created to destroy the titular robots.

Transformers: The Last Knight trailer

The twist in The Last Knight is that Autobots leader Optimus Prime isn’t himself. In trailers (like the one below), you’ll see Optimus trying to kill Mark Wahlberg and Bumblebee.

The Last Knight also features Sir Anthony Hopkins, who players an astronomer named Edmond Burton. Burton reveals in the trailer that the Transformers “have been here forever, hidden in the shadows, to protect Earth from what was destined to arrive.” He was probably referring to the Creators from the last film.

The trailer also hints that the Transformers have played a role in history, and were present during major conflicts like World War 2.

The Transformers participating in WW2

Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, and Stanley Tucci.

The film is scheduled for release in the U.S., Australia, and Canada on June 21, and will arrive in the U.K. on June 22.

Things You Need to Know – 22nd June 2017

Dwight Howard will be a Hornet.

With all the work you were doing during the past week, it’s entirely possible that you’ve missed out on quite a bit of stuff that happened, particularly here in Boss Royal.

That’s where Things You Need to Know comes in. It’s a regular rundown of today’s stop stories, including news, trending posts, and vital information that we think you should be aware of.

GSP vs Bisping
Will there be a GSP-Bisping fight?

Here’s a quick rundown of some of our past stories and news from other parts of the globe:

Thirst-day – The Rusty Nail cocktail

How to make a Rusty Nail

Enjoyed last week’s Rob Roy? This week, we’ll mix a Rusty Nail – a drink that’s as tough as gnarly old boots. In fact, the drink is so manly there’s a legend that Scots used to stir this drink around their glasses with an actual rusty nail.

History of the Rusty Nail

According to cocktail expert David Wondrich, the Rusty Nail took a while to find its place in the world. There were no mentions of the Drambuie-whiskey combination during the first 28 years of the Drambuie’s existence.

In 1937, the combination (three parts liquor to one part liqueur, with a dash of Angostura bitters) was served in public by one F. Benniman. It later took on several identities:

  • The D & S (if brandy and Bénédictine make a B & B)
  • The Little Club No. 1 (the “Little Club” being a swanky joint on East Fifty-fifth Street visited by “showbiz types”
  • The Mig-21 at USAF Officers’ Clubs in Thailand and Vietnam
  • The Knucklehead in the upper Midwest.

But enough about history. Here’s how to make the classic Rusty Nail:

Rusty Nail Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Scotch whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Drambuie
  • 1 old-fashioned glass
  • 1 twist lemon peel
  • 1 stirrer
  • Ice cubes

Steps

  1. Fill up an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 oz. of Scotch whiskey into the glass.
  3. Pour 1/2 oz. of Drambuie into the glass.
  4. Stir the drink gently with your stirrer. Take care not to bruise the ice. Stir the drink until you see some condensation on the outside of the glass.
  5. Garnish your Rusty Nail with a twist of lemon peel.

Note: if you serve the drink without ice, it’s going to be called a Straight Up Nail.

Garnish your Rusty Nail with a lemon twist

Variants

In addition to the Straight Up Nail, there are several other versions of the Rusty Nail. This includes:

  • The Rusty Ale – A shot of Drambuie is mixed to beer, then served without ice.
  • The Rusty Bob – Instead of Scotch, use Bourbon.
  • The Clavo Ahumado – Instead of Scotch, use Mezcal.
  • The Donald Sutherland – Instead of Scotch, use Canadian whiskey.
  • The Railroad Spike – Made with one part Drambuie and four parts cold brew coffee.
  • The Smoky Nail – Instead of Scotch, use Islay whiskey.

Boss Basics – How to Give a Great Massage

How to give a great massage

As the name suggests, Boss Basics is about teaching you the fundamentals of skills that every man should know. This week, we focus on how to give a great massage.

Why is this important? Simply put, if you regularly give her a great massage, she’ll feel loved and cared for. And what man wouldn’t want that? Here’s how you can give her that mind-blowing massage she always wanted.

Do no harm

This is the first rule of massaging. See to it that you know what you shouldn’t do, especially on the spots that you shouldn’t press. These are namely:

  • Throat and side of the neck.
  • The notch behind the jawbone and under the ear.
  • The eyeballs.
  • The armpits.
  • The upper inner arm.
  • The ulnar notch of the elbow.
  • The lower back.
  • The abdomen.
  • The groin area.
  • The back of the knee.

To give a great massage, oils are a must

You must never give a massage without any kind of lubricant. There are two main reasons why:

  1. This prevents uncomfortable friction.
  2. Oil lets your hands glide easily on her skin.

When applying the oil, don’t simply pour it on her back. Put the oil on your hands, then rub them together to warm them up. The heat is relaxing.

Bring towels

Towels can be used to cover private areas, especially if she doesn’t want to disrobe. More importantly, you can use towels to cover areas you’ve already massaged to prevent body heat (generated by the massage) from escaping, which can make her feel chilly.

Another tip: to help make her more comfortable, place a folded towel or small pillow under her head.

Don’t pinch or grab

Pinching or grabbing during your massage can make her uncomfortable or worse: it could hurt. To avoid this, keep your fingers together and use your entire hand during the massage.

At the start of the massage, ask if the pressure you exert is enough. Ideally, she should feel some pressure, but it shouldn’t be painful. Make the necessary adjustments, based on her reaction.

Use your body weight

If she wants a deeper massage, lean in further and your body weight. Doing this will also keep your hands and arms from getting tired easily.

Remember: good massage isn’t about your grip; it’s your stance and use of gravity that’s crucial.

Don’t depend on your thumb

On a related note, try to minimize using your thumbs while massaging her. Overworking your thumbs will tire you out easily and can cause cramps. Instead, try using the heel of your hand, a loose fist, your forearm, or elbows.

You can’t give a great massage if it’s over too soon.

Thicker muscles need more pressure

Thicker muscles usually need more pressure, so get ready to push down on those supporting lower back muscles or the thick muscles that anchor the shoulder to the neck.

Likewise, ease up on thinner muscles and muscles that stretch over bone.

Start shallow to work deeper

Use large, broad, and soft motions to start the massage. This will let you loosen the surface of the muscle before going deeper. Doing a deep, heavy massage before warming up the muscle surface will make her feel uncomfortable.

Give a great massage by focusing on her

This is no time to let your thoughts wander. As much as you can, focus your entire attention on her, what she’s currently feeling, and how you can make her feel even better.

Boss Royal June 21st Weekly Eye Candy Gallery

Every week, we gather a gallery of photos that will blow your mind. Last time, we looked at perfectly timed photos and beautiful women. Today, we take a gander at beautiful vistas and other cool stuff.

Here is the Boss Royal June 21st Weekly Eye Candy Gallery. Enjoy.

Gear Lust – Test driving the BMW 5 Series Touring

As the mad dash for sports utility vehicles and crossover types (a mix between SUVs and hatchbacks) continue, estate cars – otherwise known as station wagons – seem to have flown under the radar.

This is quite a surprise, considering the quality of the BMW 5 Series Touring. We recently took the 520d and 530d rear-wheel-drive editions for a spin.

520d performance

Save for some occasional body roll, the 520d handles pretty well. Its steering is lighter compared to the 520d M Sport xDrive saloon, so much so that it feels a bit too light in the Comfort setting. Sport has the extra weight but feels rather odd in how it centers itself.

The 2.0-liter engine is quiet and smooth under normal driving conditions and has sufficient torque to still give that flexibility. If you push harder, however, it strains a little. When you hit 4000rpm, it runs out of steam.

530d performance

As for the 530d, it comes with 162lb ft of additional torque (457lb ft) and better performance at mid to higher speeds. Furthermore, it sounds better while idling and maintains its composure even when revved up.

The 530d steering feels different compared to the 530d’s. While the two vehicles used the same adaptive suspension, the 530d’s larger rims and tires, and beefier 6-cylinder engine provide a firmer, better-defined helm.

Tech used

Here are some of the tech highlights:

  • The BMW 5 Series Touring comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen, which you can operate using the rotary controller, touchscreen, or via gestures (e.g. you can twirl your hands in the air to raise the volume).
  • You can send satellite navigation directions from your smartphone to the car by way of BMW Connected.
  • The vehicle can connect to Apple CarPlay, and give you a remote 3D view around the car through your smartphone.
  • A remote-control parking function.
  • Semi-autonomous driving capability (i.e. the car will self-steer for short periods with speeds of up to 130mph).

BMW 5 Series Touring impressions

The BMW 5 Series Touring is spacious, comfy, refined, well built, and furnished with a considerable amount of features. It’s also crammed with awesome little details, such as:

  • A wide aperture.
  • A low trunk floor.
  • A parcel shelf that can be placed under the trunk floor.
  • Rear seats that can be folded at the press of a button.

As a whole, the 5 Series Touring provides an excellent driving experience overall, thanks to its big-car luxury feel and quiet interiors.

Monday Mayhem – 19th June 2017

The weekend’s done, you’ve finished your reflection, and you’re ready for action. That means it’s time to get down to brass tacks.

But before you bury yourself in work, take a gander at today’s Monday Mayhem. We’ve got a gallery of stunning biker girls to help energize you through the week. Enjoy!

Lazy Sundaze – 18th June 2017

You’re a boss and you crush it daily, but this doesn’t mean you never run out of steam. To help you brace for the coming days, here are a few inspiring images to help psych us all up for the challenges we’ll be facing.

Cook Like a Boss – Prime Rib Steak + Garlic Herb Butter

Prime rib steak, as its name implies, is a cut of beef from the primal rib. It’s normally cooked “standing”, which means the meat doesn’t come in contact with the pan. This is exactly what we’ll do today.

The special twist in our prime rib steak is garlic herb butter. Here’s how to cook it:

Prime rib steak ingredients

  • 7 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
  • 5-7 pounds of boneless, trimmed rib eye
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Green beans
  • Mashed potatoes

Steps to prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit or 260 degrees Celsius.
  2. To make the garlic herb butter, mix together the garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, and softened butter in a bowl until it’s evenly combined.
  3. Rub the garlic herb butter on all sides of the prime rib, then place it on a roasting tray with a rack.
  4. To determine cooking time, it would take 5 minutes of baking per pound of meat. Thus, a 5-pound prime rib should be cooked for 25 minutes, while a 7-pound slab would bake for 35 minutes.
  5. After baking, switch off the oven and let the prime rib sit in the oven for 2 hours. During this time, do not open the oven to prevent residual heat from escaping.
  6. After the 2 hours, take out the meat and pour its drippings into a pan over medium heat.
  7. Add the flour into the drippings and whisk them together until the mixture is free of lumps. Pour in the beef stock, then stir the mixture while bringing the sauce to a boil.
  8. Take out the sauce from the heat and strain it into a gravy dish.
  9. Cut up the prime rib into 3/4-inch slices.
  10. Serve your prime rib steak with the garlic herb sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans.