Ariana Grande Evolves ANOTHER Pete Davidson-Inspired Tattoo – LOOK! – Perez Hilton

Oops, she did it again!

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.

What a weird coincidence…

Kate Beckinsale‘s beau has continued hiding traces of the relationship on his body, replacing their matching “Mille Tendresse” ink that previously covered the back of his neck with the word “cursed.”

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A preview of some of Pete Davidson’s tattoos. / © Jon Mesa/Instagram

That doesn’t seem like evolving to us… LOLz!

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!!

And in the meantime, keep on evolvin, Ari!!

[Image via Ariana Grande/Instagram.]

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“Are Men Really That Clueless?!”: The #1 Way to Solve Almost Any Marriage Argument

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.

But earlier…

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.

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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.


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Someone Was Looking For A New House, Found This Listing With A Basement Sex Dungeon (20 Pics)

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

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“BASEMENT SEX DUNGEON!”

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Naturally, people started digging around on the internet for more photos of the place

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‘Sexy mood lighting’ to give the basement the right atmosphere

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Hilary Duff & Boyfriend Matthew Koma Reportedly ‘Scare’ Off Intruder Trying To Rob Their Home! – Perez Hilton

Do NOT mess with the Duff.

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.

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Hilary poses for a selfie with her son Luca. / © Hilary Duff/Instagram

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.

Photo: Hilary Recreates Rachel McAdams’ Breast Pump Fashion Shoot!

She also has a new movie coming out where she plays Sharon Tate, Hollywood actress and Charles Manson‘s most famous victim. Duff plays the titular character in The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which puts a home invasion spin on the actress’ murder.

The thriller hasn’t been released yet, but critics are already accusing it of exploiting a real life tragedy.

Clearly, Hil has much scarier enemies afoot than some pesky home intruder.

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Being Healthier Is So Much Easier When…. – Perez Hilton

Today is gonna be a great day!!!

We just opened up our SUNFARE and saw that we got healthy pancakes AND turkey sausage for breakfast!!! Being healthy begins and ends in the kitchen!!!

Super focused the next two weeks before we go to Vegas for Robbie Williams and then Miami with the fam for spring break!!

Slow and steady!

Life isn’t a sprint! It’s not a marathon either. It’s an obstacle course – with mud! You just gotta accept that you’re gonna get dirty and surrender to the difficulty and the FUN!!!

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Civil rights legend George Lakey on how progressives can win

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.

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Lakey in Myanmar in 1990. Photograph: Courtesy of George Lakey

To help a new generation of activists, Lakey has just published How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Its a step-by-step guide to the methods and campaigns that have led to progressive change, and an update to A Manual for Direct Action, a handbook for activists he published in 1965. Activist friends had told him they need a guide to help the teens in Florida demanding gun control, Black Lives Matter protesters, trans rights activists and the rainbow coalition of insurgencies that have sprung up in reaction to Donald Trump and the rise of the new right.

He said he didnt want to do it, then completed it in five months. Now he is off on a 20-state tour to promote it, as he did for his 2016 book, Viking Economics, which put forward the Nordic countries as a model for a better world.

Not since the 1960s has there been a better chance for real progressive change, says Lakey, and there are some strong parallels. The 60s and 70s were also highly polarised, he says. It saw a rebirth of the American Nazi party; the Ku Klux Klan was riding high. National Rifle Association memberships statistics rose enormously. It was a very big time for the right and for the extreme left.

Polarisation, instead of making a society stuck, seems to heat up society and makes it more volatile. And so that means a lot of ugliness comes to the surface, a lot of violence, a lot of nastiness. And at the same time, the sheer volatility enables us to make major changes that otherwise cannot be made.

Lakey hopes that it will be possible to roll back a decades-long power grab by the economic elites that began under Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and other rightwing politicians.

The crushing of the unions and the rise and rise of big money put progressives on the defensive, he says. That was a big mistake: instead of pushing for more, they hunkered down to protect what they had. And they lost. Its counter to folk wisdom, which says the best defence is offence. Its counter to what any general would tell you. Its counter to what Gandhi would say. He was constantly talking to his people about why they must stay on the offensive.

Part of the problem, Lakey believes, is that in the US in particular many of these issues, from womens rights to labour and the environment, were being taken up by the Democratic party, which is clueless strategically and whose big-picture thinking has also come to be dominated by the economic elite.

One notable cause that wasnt picked up by mainstream politics until recently was LGBTQ rights. Even Barack Obama was against same-sex marriage before 2012. The Democrats didnt want to touch us with a 10ft pole, Lakey says. Politicians betrayed their friends and their own convictions because it was toxic politically to associate themselves with the gay cause.

But LGBTQ people, Lacey believes, benefited from their independence, which allowed them to campaign outside the system. That campaign, outlined in detail in his book, and the fight against nuclear power offer two examples of how progressives can win. Realisable goals, nonviolent protests, targeted campaigns, remaining true to your values history has lessons to teach us, he says. His biggest fear is that we may not want to listen. We have a profound dislike of learning from our own history, he says.

There is plenty to learn from Lakeys personal history. Born in 1937 into a slate mining family in Bangor, Pennsylvania, he was briefly marked out as a potential child preacher. That was a big deal, equivalent to being a piano prodigy or something, he says. And his working-class community were excited about the celebrity his calling might bring to their church.

At the age of 12 he was asked to give his first sermon. He prayed and prayed for a subject. The message I got was to preach about it being Gods will that there be racial equality, he says, smiling broadly. In total innocence, I preached that, hoping that people would be delighted and proud of me, and say: Oh, this boy has the makings of a preacher. The all-white congregation disagreed. His words were greeted with silent disapproval. It was the end of his preaching career.

At university, he decided it was time to find a new church and joined the Quakers. But the pacifism proved problematic. My family was very pro-military, he says. I didnt want to be a pacifist. Especially after I realised my gayness. One thing was enough. A year later, having read everything that he could find about pacifism, for and against, Lakey was a pacifist, too.

I just was so driven by not only a heart that said killing another person is just plain, fundamentally wrong, but also the pragmatic arguments that came about from the extraordinary successes that I found in history when people boldly tried nonviolence and it worked, he says.

And then there was Lakeys sexuality. At university he had met, fallen in love with and married a Norwegian foreign student. I already knew that I was strongly attracted to men, but I was strongly attracted to her. And so I married her telling her that, telling her about my attraction to men. I was in the closet. Nearly everyone was in those days.

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Lakey in the 1970s. Photograph: Courtesy of George Lakey

By the early 1970s, the couple decided their situation was untenable. We were being put on a pedestal and I wouldnt have been there if they knew I was gay. We had adopted cross-racially, these cute black children. And we were living in this rough neighbourhood. So here were these wonderful, urban-pioneer idealist Quakers, you know, with the biracial family and the international family. And we were cute!

The Lakeys decided he had to come out. The reaction was everything they expected. The pedestal was removed and Lakeys guest-speaker spots dried up.

Things have changed hugely thanks to activists, he says. But this is no time for complacency. Society may seem more accepting, but I dont trust it, he adds.

Which is why he believes now is the time for action. Were dealing with thousands of years of oppression. How fast do societies really change their ways? he says. Germany looked amazingly progressive in the 20s, in the Weimar period, right? With a very strong gay liberation movement and a lot of intellectual work being done. Berlin was celebrated by Christopher Isherwood. And then, of course, the gay people were sent to concentration camps.

Its not like Im predicting [Nazi] Germany, but I think the movement still has a lot of work to do. I think as long as there are so many gay teenagers killing themselves, we have a lot of work to do.

And, again, Lakey is full of hope that change is possible. That doesnt mean that Im not enormously sad about the ugliness that goes with it. I cry over the morning newspaper in the kitchen. Its highly distressing to me that we have to be so hard on each other, that we project our pain upon others And yet to overlook the opportunity is to just experience the pain. And that would be a tremendous defeat on our part.

George Lakeys How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning is published by Melville House

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Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking Japan’s healthy school lunches

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.

The kyushoku system was introduced in the 1950s to ensure that children did not have experience the dietary privations of the immediate postwar years. More than seven decades on, the programme is credited with contributing to Japans impressive life expectancy, and child and adult obesity levels that are among the lowest in the OECD group of nations.

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Lunch served to 11-year-olds at Konan primary school: bok choy and sauted sweet corn, baked cod, minestrone soup, milk, white bread and soy-based chocolate spread. Photograph: Justin McCurry/The Guardian

Local officials refer to their school meals as the healthiest in a country with one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. It is no empty boast: last year Fukuroi won a World Health Organization best practice award for promoting healthy dietary habits among schoolchildren, with the help of local producers.

The citys school lunch centres prepare and send out more than 10,000 lunches to kindergartens, primary and junior high schools every day. Most of the meals are inspired by Japanese cuisine, with the occasional inclusion of Chinese, Korean and European dishes. Parents pay 250 (1.70) a meal, about half of what they cost to make, with the local government contributing the rest.

We devise the monthly menu so that there is something different every day, says Koji Ishizuka, the manager of the school lunch division at the citys board of education. And each month differs depending on whats in season.

In 2005, the government took its school lunch programme a step further by requiring school boards to educate children about the provenance and composition of their lunches.

As the children at Konan tuck into lunch, Mihoko Kobayashi, one of two nutrition educators in Fukuroi, tells them where the bok choy they are eating was grown and why, despite clear reservations among some pupils, they should eat every last morsel.

Please remember that a lot of people were involved in preparing your lunch, she says. Especially when you come across a vegetable you think you wont like.

The joy of no choice

The bok choy converts have Toshiyuki Suzuki to thank for a portion of their lunch. The local farmer sends 4 tonnes of the leafy vegetable to Fukuroi schools every year. Freshness is absolutely essential, he says. The vegetables I sell commercially have to go through a distribution system, but I sell directly to schools, so the vegetables the kids are eating are the freshest around.

Working closely with the citys board of education, Suzuki and other farmers in the area have helped push the proportion of locally grown vegetables in school meals from just over 13 % in 2012 to almost 32% last year.

Children generally acquire their long-term eating habits by the time theyre 10, so thats why we think school lunches are so important, says Ishizuka. The results of regular health checks on the children are generally good, and we believe school lunches have something to do with that.

Since its inception, the kyushoku programme has been taken up by almost all primary schools and about 80% of junior high schools, according to education officials.

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Ingredients in school meals are locally grown Photograph: Brown/EPA/REX/Shutterstock

Dr Atsushi Miyawaki, a health policy specialist at Tokyo Universitys graduate school of medicine, says removing choice from the menu and banning packed lunches are the most remarkable features of the programme.

It offers a uniform menu to all children in each school five days a week, unlike the cafeteria-style school lunches often found in the US and UK, Miyawaki says. That means the children have no choice regarding menu items, or whether to eat school lunch or bring it from home.

That helps avoid an imbalance in nutritional intakes. And the lack of choice can help hide disparities in the childrens socioeconomic background that may be evident in packed lunches.

The lunch break is coming to an end for year 5, class 3. There is not a single leftover vegetable or cod flake to be seen, supporting staff claims that the children eat 95% of the food theyre given. A quick survey of the Guardians dining companions reveals, unsurprisingly, that the bread with chocolate spread is a big hit.

The lunch monitors load trays of empty plates on to trolleys and wheel them to the kitchen while their classmates file out to complete the final task of their days food education: brushing their teeth.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/01/baked-cod-miso-and-bok-choy-worlds-healthiest-school-lunches-japan-kyushoku

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