Ariana Grande clarified to Instagram followers on Sunday that her recent tattoo change is not a cover up, but an evolution! We’re so here for this mood!!
The fresh art in question is an “evolvin” version of one she seemingly got while dating Pete Davidson, featuring the word “always” on her rib cage, as seen (below):
This isn’t the first tattoo from the whirlwind romance that the exes have had altered since their breakup.
During their time as a couple, Miz Grande had “8418” inked on her foot as a tribute to Pete’s firefighter father who died on 9/11, as it was the number was the late Scott Davidson’s badge, but replaced it with a tribute to Mac Miller‘s dog Myron after the rapper’s death.
The previously engaged pair also both adjusted additional body art dedicated to each other… with the same cover up! The thank u, next singer followed in her ex’s footsteps with a black heart on her finger where Pete’s name once was, while he went for a black heart on his neck over her black bunny.
Still, the 7 Rings singer hasn’t been embarrassed to go back under the needle when it comes to changing her tattoos. She recently attempted to fix a misspelled Japanese phrase on her hand amid cultural appropriation accusations… but only made it worse!!
Seems her lyrics were right, after all:
“Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble.”
But in the end, it’s all good!
Mr. Davidson has joked about their transformed ink during a comedy show in El Lay, referencing pieces he got dedicated to his ex-fiancée Ariana and ex-girlfriend Cazzie David:
“Um, I’ve been covering a bunch of tattoos, that’s fun. I’m f**king 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I’m afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that’s how bad it is … Obviously you know, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos, and it was in a magazine like, ‘Was Pete Davidson stupid?’ And 93% of it said ‘yes.’ So my boy, he was like, ‘Don’t listen to that s**t man. They’re literally f**king haters.’ And I’m like, yeah, f**k that. I’m not stupid. Well the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.’”
He hasn’t gotten any ink dedicated to his new GF… yet! We bet he learned his lesson this time around. LOLz!!
I held him against me in the doorway of our bedroom, and we hugged each other. There was a slight stiffness about him, but as we held one another, flesh against flesh, though separated by cotton and denim, I felt his unease slip away as our bodies become one. At my whispered confession his muscles softened even more, and after I had spoken it was as if I could sense the last, lingering drop of his anger dissipate and drift away. Our argument was over. Finished. Forgotten. As if it never was.
I had been mad at him most of the night. Sometimes that man could be so exasperating to me. For someone so kind and thoughtful, on rare occasion, he stunned me with his apparent disdain. Were men really that clueless?!
He had just made me so mad, you see?! All I could think about was how he obviously wasn’t considering my feelings. I mean, why else would he make decisions that went against what I wanted?! Am I right?
As we had ridden along together in silence in the truck, actually going forward with the things I wanted, I wondered why he even came along if he was going to give me the silent treatment. I briefly considered giving him the silent treatment back. I could win that race! I had offered my hand earlier as a kind of peace offering, and he had taken it easily enough, but I felt the space between us despite our fingers intertwined. It was that invisible void that exists in a marriage status post argument. Those weren’t as easy to close as, say, a kitchen cabinet. We rode in silence.
But at that moment I had heard the voice of God within my heart, piercing me with its directness and clarity.
You’re being selfish. You’re only seeing how this affects you.
And at that very clear and matter-of-fact observation, I realized the truth of it. Immediately I began to see clearly. I saw how my husband was affected by my decisions, and I understood how he must feel about the situation. In a sympathetic viewpoint, I was more able to see his heart and to place myself in his shoes. No longer blinded simply by what I wanted, I was able to see why he desired the things he did. I was crushed by my prior selfishness and aloof behavior. How could I have been so flippant and self-absorbed?!
When I had later called him to our bedroom to talk, it had been to apologize. And as I held him against me I told him I was sorry for being selfish. Of course, he tried to deny my self-accusation, but I could tell by the way his countenance changed that my confession meant a lot to him. I shared how I felt he must personally be affected by the decision we had made (the cause for the argument), and I could tell from his accepting eyes that my empathy meant much to him. Sometimes all we humans really want deep down is for the people who love us to really see us. Most of the time everyone is too self-absorbed to see beyond their own nose.
I think the number one cause for most marital discord is selfishness. The human tendency to see only self is the main reason for a breakdown in relationships. What about cheating, you may ask. Well, isn’t a cheater only looking at what they want? Isn’t a lie simply a way to cover one’s tracks or reputation? Isn’t ignoring the needs [of] your spouse an exercise in selfishness? The truth is that the human tendency is to mainly look at self.
How does this affect me?
Look how she’s hurting me!
Look how he’s ignoring me!
Why doesn’t he care about my feelings?
Why doesn’t she listen?
Me, me, me.
Almost any argument can be prevented by looking less at what we need and looking more at what the other person needs. Most fights can be solved by looking more at how we hurt the other person and less at how they hurt us. Most disagreements are smoothed over, forgiven, and forgotten by taking a selfless approach and walking in that.
When we can serve our partner in selflessness we make our marriages bloom, lessen discord, and grow our relationship. It’s a reciprocal relationship, where your servant attitude manifests the same in your spouse. When you look after the feelings and needs of your spouse first, they’ll look after your needs in return. It might take a little work, but it leads to a longer, happier life together. Certainly more than one where you just worry about yourself.
Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele get ready to move to the suburbs because Redfin has found the listing for you – and the best part is the sex swing is already provided. Nestled away in the sleepy suburbs of Maple Glen, a suburb of Philadelphia is a 5,000-square-foot Colonial, fully furnished property that on the inside is anything but traditional. Sure it has all the basic amenities and furnishings, but take a look downstairs and you will find out why the listing agent of the home, Melissa Leonard, calls it “50 Shades of Maple Glen.”
Someone was looking for a new home in the suburbs and stumbled upon this stunning listing. At first, it seemed like the ideal place
A thief’s attempts to rob the Beverly Hills home of Hilary Duff and her boyfriend Matthew Koma were squandered by the couple after they reportedly managed to “scare” him away!
According to TMZ, the actress and musician were at home in their kitchen on Tuesday night at around 8:30 p.m when they “noticed a man lurking around their backyard.”
The parents reportedly managed to scare away the intruder before calling the police. When officials showed up to conduct a perimeter check, they discovered a window screen had been removed.
A source told the outlet that police have dispatched extra patrols around the area and are continuing to search for the intruder, who is still “on the loose.”
Though the would-be burglar never made it inside the house, the removal of the screen suggests he was certainly planning on entering at some point. So, it’s a good thing the couple snapped into action — especially since isn’t the first time the former Disney darling’s home has been targeted.
In July 2017, burglars realized Hilary was away when they saw her posting about a family vacation on social media. They broke into her home and stole about six-figures worth of jewelry, leaving the Lizzie McGuire star “shaken” by the incident.
But this time around, the mother-of-two was home — and she was apparently ready to defend it!
The couple were most likely with their four-month-old baby daughter Banks and Hilary’s 7-year-old son Luca, so it’s not surprising to hear they were in full protection mode. It’s not clear exactly how they managed to scare off the intruder, but we assume it played out something like this:
The actress doesn’t even appear to be all that bothered by the incident. The next day, she was spotted in Studio City, Los Angeles getting an iced coffee with her sister Haylie Duff, looking relaxed and without a care in the world.
We guess the 31-year-old is just too busy to lose sleep over another break-in attempt. In recent weeks, Duff has been splitting her time between El Lay and New York while filming the sixth season of her comedy Younger.
Lakey was involved in some of the greatest protests of the 20th century. Now, he says, there is a chance to reverse the rights decades-long power grab
Its heavy out there. Neo-nazism is on the rise. The gap between rich and poor grows ever larger. Protections for women, people of colour, LGBTQ people and immigrants are under attack. Meanwhile, the planet is simultaneously freezing and burning. Yet George Lakey couldnt be more optimistic.
The civil rights legend bounces around his kitchen in suburban Philadelphia as the icy winds whistle outside. Its a huge opportunity. Huge, he grins, waving his long arms inside his cosy cardigan. I am grateful that, at age 81, I am around and vigorous enough to be able to participate in the political process because this is, in my judgment, the biggest opportunity for major change, in my country, in my lifetime. A bigger opportunity than the 60s and 70s.
Lakey should know. An activist from the age of 12, the sociologist and writer has been manning the barricades for close to 70 years. For an unfailingly polite Quaker, he has quite a rap sheet. He was first arrested in 1963 while protesting in the USs segregated south, and was most recently arrested in 2018 at a rally demanding more green energy. There have been a lot of arrests in between. He helped sail a ship to Vietnam filled with supplies for peace activists during the Vietnam war, led peacekeeping workshops in South Africa with the African National Congress during apartheid, acted as an unarmed bodyguard for human rights defenders in Sri Lanka and has campaigned for same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights.
Japans state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low cost
The list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the restaurant is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in central Japan, where the pupils need only the gentlest encouragement to eat their greens.
When the Guardian visited the school in the Pacific coastal city of Fukuroi, the classroom, momentarily transformed into a lunchtime cafeteria, reverberated to a chorus of Itadakimasu a polite Japanese term for lets eat.
On the menu today is baked cod, sauted sweet corn and bok choy, minestrone soup, a small carton of milk and, as a Friday treat, a slightly less wholesome combination of white bread with a soy-based chocolate cream a challenge to spread evenly on the bread with chopsticks.
The portions are modest, but then so is the total calorie count 667 kcal for a meal that will sustain the 11-year-old children until they get home.
Something different every day
Konan is not the only school in Japan producing a range of lunches or kyushoku that combine flavour with fresh ingredients and contain levels of iron, calcium and fibre stipulated by a government-run programme for children attending kindergarten through to the end of junior high school.