It’s Probably A Good Thing That Ariana Grande Is Taking A Social Media Break

Days after it was announced that she and Pete Davidson had broken up, Ariana Grande said that she would be saying “bye bye” to the internet for “just a lil bit.” In a since-deleted Instagram story, she wrote to fans, “time to say bye bye to the internet for jus a lil bit. it’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna see rn. it’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always.”

It’s unclear if the “news” she mentions is specifically about her breakup, but it can actually be a good idea to take a little social media break after a relationship ends.

Susan Bartell, PsyD, a psychologist who works with couples, says that the internet can definitely make it harder to get through a breakup, especially if you’re still following your ex on social media.

“I tell everybody that when you break up with someone, you have to block them on all your social media,” she says. “Do whatever you can so they’re not seeing you, and you’re not seeing them.”

That may sound harsh, but Dr. Bartell says it’s ultimately for the better.

“It’s not just hard if you see them moving on with their lives, it’s hard for you to know that they can see you [moving on],” she says. “Knowing that they’re watching you makes you feel like you have to behave in a certain way.”

You might be tempted to keep following someone in the hopes you’ll remain friends, but Dr. Bartell says you should avoid social media landmines even if your breakup was friendly.

“Even if you end it on good terms, there’s still a loss, and there’s going to be pain if you see them start to date someone else, or put anything on their social media that makes it look like they might be dating someone else,” she says. “The other thing is that it keeps you so engaged with the other person that it’s harder for you to move on.”

Of course, if you really are trying to be on good terms and be friends again someday, it might be good courtesy to give the person a heads-up if you want to block them. You can try something like, “Hey, just so you know, I’m going to block/unfollow you on social media, and it’s not because I hate you, but …read more

Source:: Refinery29

      

Taylor Swift Sends New Message About Voting, Prepares to Be Killed by Republicans

Taylor Swift Wants You to Vote

There may now be bad blood between Taylor Swift and many Republicans, but the singer knew there would be trouble as soon as she posted to Instagram last week.

Nevertheless, she came out of the non-political woods and sent a message to young voters who think that a change in the direction of the country can only happen in their wildest dreams.

Yes, she received backlash.

But Swift has clearly shaken it off and is now prepared to receive any more.

This is all a long-winded way of saying that the artist shared two new photos on Instagram today, along with a very important caption affixed to each.

“Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING,” Swift wrote along the images above and below.

She added:

“It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1.”

Taylor even included with these words a link to a Vote.org page that offers information on early voting across the country.

Swift, of course, remained notoriously quiet about her political affiliations and preferences during the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

She came under an unusual amount of fire for this indecision as well.

Apparently inspired to put an end to the misogyny/insanity/racism/total and complete chaos under the Donald Trump administration, however, Wfit stunned the world several days ago when she posted an endorsement of two Democrats in Tennessee on her social media page.

This is what Swift wrote at the time:

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee.

In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent

I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

      

Rob Kardashian is Thin, “Completely Different” Now: Report

A Rob Kardashian Selfie

Out of sight, out of mind?

For Rob Kardashian, it’s been closer to:

Out of sight, out of mind… out of those XXL jeans and into a basic large.

According to a new Entertainment Tonight report, the former reality star is thriving now that he’s stepped far away from the spotlight.

As you’ve likely noticed, Rob is not appearing on his family’s E! series this season and he’s no longer sharing anything on social media.

And such a private existence is serving the father of one extremely well.

“Getting out of the spotlight was so important for Rob,” this source says, noting that leaving Instagram has also been especially positive for him:

“He needed to completely change his life, things were spiraling out of control for him and his health and relationships were suffering. He needed to refocus.”

This same insider estimates that Rob has lost between 30 and 50 pounds over the past few months.

Because the star suffers from Diabetes, this is more than just an asthetic improvement.

It means his quality of life has improved and his general health is in a far better place than it was during the heyday of his fame.

There were fears in the past that Rob’s awful diet would literally lead to his death, as we detailed just over a year ago how Kardashian’s love of milkshakes had caused his weight to balloon.

Due to his weight gain and inactivity at the time, Rob started to develop insulin resistance, which is a very dangerous condition for someone afflicted with Diabetes.

That was then, however.

“His life is completely different now,” this source explains, adding of where Rob’s head it at these days;

“He’s got his priorities in check. First and foremost he is there for Dream and he knows that to do so he needs to be healthy.”

Indeed, Rob’s daughter with Blac Chyna will soon turn two years old.

She’s a total cutie – and, whatever you want to say about how Rob and Chyna treated each other during their romance, it seems like both parents are very dedicated to their child’s well-being.

This report also says that Rob has been spending a lot of time with both his siblings and their kids as well.

This has been very helpful for Dream.

“All the cousins [Dream and Rob’s sister’s kids] are very close,” the insider tells ET.

Back in 2016, Rob told People Magazine that he once weighed around 300 pounds.

He knew he was in …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip