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The box don’t lie 😘 Swipe to see one of our fave ways to get Naked: Stay Naked Correcting Concealer! #StayNaked #UrbanDecay #PrettyDifferent

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The 3rd episode of the Urban Decay Naked Truth Docuseries is LIVE! This week we meet @Sanam, creator of @SouthAsiaArchive and overall badass. Raised in India and America, Sanam struggled to find acceptance from her peers and, more importantly, herself. Click the link in bio to see how Sanam’s been able to find beauty in herself and her culture. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch a new story every Tuesday and Thursday! #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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I’d tap that 😏Tap to shop our lineup of vegan, Vice Lip Chemistry shades! 👇👇#StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay #Vegan

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Shine w/ me ✨ Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in shade Star Stunner 💫 #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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@xeniavalevsky out here having a v real Euphoria moment rn. Double tap if you're as in love as we are 💜✨ Products used: Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in shade Studio + Distortion Heavy Metal Glitter Gel #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay #Repost

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“Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself.” - @Lizzobeeating . Thank you for celebrating Stay Naked with us, @ivanbaaaaah. You are a DREAM ✨ #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #30WY #UrbanDecay

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"That s#!t's GOLD." — Anyone talking about All Nighter Setting Spray. #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Double tap if this is a visual representation of you getting your All Nighter Setting Spray fix // #Repost @jessie_maya_ #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Which 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil shade are you feeling for your Saturday night? Tell us in the comments! #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Tell us how this look is making you feel using emojis! ✨🤤💜 Repost @laraisabellemakeup UV-B vintage eyeshadow and Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay #Repost

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QUICK! Tell us your all-time favorite 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil shade! 👇 👇#PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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TBH, you can use the Stay Naked Correcting Concealer for just about anything, from covering imperfections to highlighting your cheekbones. It’s theeeee best. ✔️ vegan formula ✔️ real-skin matte finish ✔️ full coverage that lasts up to 24 hours #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Jamie teasing that new new 👀😉#Repost @jamiegenevieve A closer look at my makeup for the @urbandecaycosmetics Stay Naked launch! FACE: @urbandecaycosmetics stay naked foundation @urbandecaycosmetics all nighter setting spray . EYES: @urbandecaycosmetics ??? 👀

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Happy birthday to my dear friend, the great visionary @jamescameronofficial. As you know, @terminator changed my life, and I always love working with you, going on motorcycle rides together, and fighting for a clean energy future side by side. You are a big reason that I can never call myself self-made. This early storyboard you drew for Terminator reminds me of your big vision, and I cherish it.

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(4/4) “Ed used to let me babysit for his children. His son Dan was just a baby back then. But I always knew he was special. When he got a little older we’d do little plays together. Snow White. Peter Pan. We even printed little paper tickets. It was almost like I was part of the family. But Dan got a little older and didn’t have as much time. And that’s OK. I’ve grown a lot. I know that if Dan doesn’t talk to me for a few weeks because he’s traveling, he’s still my friend. I’m strong enough to know that. He’ll always care about me. He’s just like his dad that way. Even when he was a little kid, and I’d call the house, Dan would never say: ‘Here’s my Dad.’ He’d always sit there and talk to me. He knows how to slow down my brain when I’m overwhelmed and everything comes out too fast. Last night we went to see a Broadway musical. I gave him all the birthday presents I’ve been saving since February. And today we’re going for high tea so we can sit in the air conditioning and talk about our memories. Dan has a fiancée now, and he’s so busy, and recently I’ve been thinking that he probably doesn’t have time for me anymore. And that maybe I shouldn’t call so much. But he never seems to mind. He always takes the time. Just like Ed. Sometimes I’ll just call him to say I just want to tell you that I love you.”

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Honestly, our fave complexion duo ever: Stay Naked Concealer and Stay Naked Foundation 🖤🖤 PS thanks for letting us borrow your paws, @itslikelymakeup 😘 #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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(3/4) “I was away on a trip when it happened. I’d gone to the Three Stooges Museum with the Aktion Club, and we found out that Ed had a stroke. If I had known that he was sick, I wouldn’t have gone at all. I knew that he had blood clots, but he always said: ‘Don’t worry about me. I’m fine.’ But I should have been there. It was horrible. I’d already lost nine people in my life. And now I was losing a best friend. And a coach. And a mentor. Everyone just sort of moved on after the funeral. I didn’t know what to do. I just wanted to sleep a lot. I started acting up real bad and having bad thoughts. Thoughts that were not good. I don’t really want to say. It was just so much at one time. But Ed always told me that I was stronger than that and I knew he wouldn’t want me to do this. What would Ed want? Ed would want me to slow down. Ed would want me to think things through. He lost his father too. So he knew what it was like. He’d want me to use my coping skills. He would want me to be healthy. And to live the best life possible like he’s still here. And if you think about it, a person’s spirit is kinda like a person. So it’s almost like Ed is still here. This Saturday he will have been gone for six years. I had a wonderful idea to honor him. Every year on his birthday, the Aktion Club throws a party at Riviera Pizza, where Ed took me to dinner each week.”

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(2/4) “During my first year in Ed’s class, I lost a good friend to suicide. I felt so confused and alone. But Ed gave me a big hug, and told me: ‘That’s not going to happen to you because you’re strong. You’re stronger than that.’ And I think that’s when he changed from my teacher to my friend. He brought me home to meet his family. He became almost like a second father to me. Whenever I had a meltdown-- my mom would reach out to Ed. He could always read my mind. He’d tell me: ‘I know what’s wrong. Prom is coming up in two weeks and you’re really nervous.’ But other times Ed would be tough on me because he knew that I could handle it. Whenever my feelings got hurt, he’d let me cry it out. But then he’d sit me down and say: ‘You’re stronger than this. Don’t let them get a reaction out of you.’ Together we started a club for neurodiverse people called The Aktion Club, and Ed asked me to be the president. He knew that I had leadership skills. It was hard when I graduated high school because I stopped seeing Ed every day. It made me a little sad that I couldn’t see him all the time but I knew that he was really busy because he had a family. And there were so many other students he had to help. But we still talked on the phone. And we met once a week for dinner at Riviera Pizza. I’m not sure what my life would have been like without him. I’d probably have been OK because I’m strong, but it would have been a lonely existence.”

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(1/4) “I was sixteen. Right in the middle of puberty. And I couldn’t connect with the world. I couldn’t understand why I did the things I did. I’d never look people in the eye. I always looked down at my shoes. Other students bullied me. They’d push me into lockers. They’d throw things at me. They’d say: ‘Dina’s not talking. Dina won’t care.’ Older people would do things to me that were bad. And they’d say: ‘Don’t tell anyone honey, this is a secret. This is between you and me.’ I didn’t trust people. I was really afraid of the world. Sometimes I’d just want to curl up and disappear. But that’s when I met Ed. He was our special education teacher. He was a big jolly man with nice curly hair. He always had a messy desk, but he had so many great teaching ideas. He helped us bake bread and muffins to learn about math. We made cells from Jell-O. The neatest thing about Ed was that he had a learning disability too. He told us that he was picked on when he was a kid. And everyone told him that he was going to sit at home and not do anything with his life. But he became a teacher. And I thought: ‘If I have a learning disability, and Ed has a learning disability, then that means I can be Ed.’”

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“100% that b!tch”✔️✔️ UD Global Citizen @lizzobeeating broke it DOWN last night at our Stay Naked Launch party! Loved having our fans there to twerk the night away with us 🖤 @kanniekamara @aquanella213 @bsl1ck @gottabudi @katiefeels @esthernewyork @queenezinne @olivia_wilkey 🖤#StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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We couldn’t keep this one under wraps. 😏 Double tap if you’re buzzin’ on the next big drop from Urban Decay, the NAKED Honey Eyeshadow Palette! Stay tuned for all the details on September 3rd. #NakedHoney #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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“One thing I love about New York is that it’s constantly reminding you that it doesn’t need you. It’s like riding a wild horse. I wanted to be an artist, but the only work this city was willing to accept from me was to sit at a table and read tarot cards. So I did it for twenty years. I have no ability to predict the future. I told everyone that beforehand. There’s no invisible hand moving the cards. There’s no spirit whispering secrets in my ear. But I do believe in the cards. I believe in them like you’d believe in a poem. I believe in their aesthetics. I worked with French cards. Very old cards. Each card was beautiful, but when you arranged them on the table, they would speak to each other. They’d relate to each other. They became metaphors. I’d merely ask each person to look at the cards and describe what they’re seeing. Everyone brought their own lives to the table. Their own memories. Some people left thinking they’d gotten a prediction. Some left thinking they’d gotten advice. Some left with specific ideas: the title of a song, the conclusion of a novel, I never knew. Because everyone brought their own needs to the cards. Just as we bring them to every encounter. Just as we’d bring them to a poem.”

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Drop a 🍒 in the comments if you LOVE the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette! #NakedCherry #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Tag someone blessed w/ flawless skin (PS, you’re allowed to tag yourself)🖤@kristen_v_marie’s Naked Truth is Stay Naked Foundation in shade #71NN. #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay #Makeup #Beauty

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“I’m committed to finishing this. I’m on page 83 right now. I haven’t finished anything in a long time. So even if I only read ten pages a day, I’m going to finish. I just need to prove to myself that I can. After graduation I moved back to my hometown. I just wanted to recharge. But I’d been away for so long that I didn’t know who I was anymore. My bedroom was exactly the same. My NYU acceptance letter was still hanging on the wall. My varsity letter jacket was in the closet. I had this wooden peg with like twenty academic medals on it. I’d always been the smart one in our family. Everyone thought I was going to do so much. But somehow I’d lost my way. I’d gone to this big city, and gotten this big education, and I’d wasted it all. I have no idea what to do with my life. Even my laugh has changed. It used to be my favorite thing about myself. But now it sounds hollow. Like I’m faking it. Or just mimicking other people. I feel like I’m not a whole person. I used to read so much as a kid. I finished War and Peace when I was thirteen. So I just need to prove to myself that I can finish this. Maybe if I can finish one thing, it’ll open me up to that girl again. The one who knew everything and what she wanted to be.”

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It’s all in the name. All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is here for you for up to 16 hours 💜 #UrbanDecay #PrettyDifferent #Makeup

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“I’ve been telling myself since the age of twelve: ‘I’ve got to be a mogul. I’ve got to be the greatest. I’ve got to get my family out of the hood.’ I started working full time at the age of eighteen, doing door-to-door sales for a gas and electric company. They’d give me $20 every time I signed up a new customer. I worked harder than anyone. I’d wake up at 6 AM every day. I became one of their top performing vendors. I opened new offices. I trained people to work for me. I thought I was happy-- but it was just temporary happiness. I was money-minded. I was only chasing vanity. I didn’t care about nobody. Not you. Not your family. The only thing I cared about was what you could do for me. But Shanice changed all that. She made me more spiritual. She’s loving. She’s caring. And she’s confident. I thought I was confident, but I was just cocky. Shanice is confident. She knows what she deserves. She gives out nothing but love, and that’s what she expects. I can’t imagine calling her out of her name. I can’t imagine hurting her feelings. I can’t imagine breaking her heart. I put her on such a high pedestal. I was scared to even touch her when we met. But now that she’s let me up on the pedestal with her, I want to take her even higher.”

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What are your favorite ways to use All Nighter Setting Spray? Tell us down below👇One of our fave hacks is to spray our makeup sponge with All Nighter Setting Spray and use it to blend out our foundation for longer wear. #AllNighter #UrbanDecay #Vegan

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#Repost @beautybyhermosa on Stay Naked Foundation: “The real skin matte finish looks beautiful AND stands up to the 100 degree Texas heat without melting or getting super shiny in my t-zone.” Hermosa wears Stay Naked Foundation #70WY and Stay Naked Correcting Concealer #60NN #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Have you seen the next episode of the Urban Decay Naked Truth Docuseries starring UD Global Citizen @karolg? Head to the link in our bio to watch. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch a new story every Tuesday and Thursday. #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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(2/2) “He hates when I tell this story. But he saw me for the first time in Home Depot, and he was way too afraid to talk to me. So he got my name from a friend and sent me a message on social media. We got pregnant one year after we met. Fabian did everything for the baby: every meal, every feeding, every bath. And you can absolutely tell. Their connection is undeniable. Just the way he looks at her. So much awe and love. The exact same way he looked at her on the day she was born. He has a James Earl Jones style of parenting. I’m always so high-pitched and chirpy, but he’s smooth and monotone and deep. In the weeks after my cancer diagnosis, I kept noticing that he’d sit in his car after pulling into the driveway. I’d hear the music turn off. But he’d take several minutes to come inside. So one day I walked out there and found him crying and praying. He was trying to get it all out so he could be strong when he came inside. I have girlfriends that question how their husbands feel about them. But I never do. Never have. Because he lets me know every day. He calls me every single lunch break. And he still looks at me the exact same way that he did when we walked down the aisle.”

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(1/2) “My mother was literally a drill sergeant. And my father was Olympic level karate. So between the two of them, there was always someone pushing me to be better. I grew up with this competitive thing inside me that always wanted to be the best. And that carried into adulthood. By the time Logan was born, I was working sixty hour weeks. She was born on a Tuesday, and I was back at work on Thursday. My husband did everything. I’d come home, give the baby a kiss, then shut the office door. I told myself that I needed to work a little harder—get a little more security-- then later on I could stop and enjoy life. But that time never came. Because each time I reached a goal, I’d increase it a little more. When Logan turned three, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. At the time they told me ten years. We’re on year six right now. All my scans are clear. The tumor is still there, but it’s not growing. Who knows what will happen. But I do know that without the cancer, my little girl would have grown up without me. I’d have been around, but not there. We’d never be sitting in this park right now. So I’ve come to believe that everything happens for a reason. I was never afraid of dying. Even in the beginning. But I was always terrified of leaving her. And that fear changed everything.”

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It's the next episode 😎 The 2nd episode of the ALL-NEW Urban Decay Naked Truth Docuseries is here! UD Global Citizen @KarolG talks representing her uniqueness and celebrating how each and every one of us different. Link in bio to watch the full episode. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch a new story every Tuesday and Thursday! #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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✨ Up to 24 hour wear ✨ Real-skin matte finish ✨ Breathable & flexible ✨ 50 shades ✨ Vegan Have you found your shade of Stay Naked Foundation yet? # your shade in the comments to help other UDers find their Naked Truth! #StayNaked #UrbanDecay #PrettyDifferent

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See anyone you know? 😉 Instead of casting models, we traveled the USA to meet our fans, have them be the FIRST to try the Stay Naked Foundation and let them share their Naked Truth with the world 💜 @katiefeels @a.keener.brooke @hiitsemilie @yupitselijah @miabeann @shipman_ @esthernewyork @hereisqueenlis @bsl1ck @nela_fabulous @thavig2 @gottabudi @andyishh @alectrafying @SweetestPomelo @felisadd @nani____ @bloodxbones_makeup @_claudineeee @sarahgelfman @cuteamberrose @ANGLtheARTIST @theacaciamcbride @queenezinne @kristen_v_marie @goldenmelanin_goddesss @harmonicablues @justenough_jole @terriware @jasmine_mimi_ @chauncea @atongarjok @jadathehutt_ @eromomen @kanniekamara @kuothwiel @nyadhuor #StayNaked #UrbanDecay #PrettyDifferent

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How exactly do Urban Decay's new Stay Naked foundation and concealer stack up? ✔️ Vegan formula ✔️ Long-wearing ✔️ Matte finish That packaging though✨ — Repost @Sephora #StayNaked #UrbanDecay #PrettyDifferent

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“As a working parent, I’m always tired. I don’t have time to think. I speed walk wherever I go. When I finally get home in the evening, I just want to lie in bed and watch TV. But it’s summer now. So the kids always want to do something. It’s so tempting to tell them ‘later,’ or ‘next week.’ But I force myself to do it. I get out of the apartment and go to the park. Or the museum. Or the beach. Because no matter how I feel, I know there’s such little, little time. It seems like just the other day I was pregnant. I was so excited and nervous. Now next week my oldest son is turning ten. I look back and say: ‘Oh my God.’ It all passed in the blink of an eye. Working, working, working. Never enough hours in the day. Just trying to survive. But I was a good mother. I’m proud of that. I always made time and space. Even if I was exhausted. Because I knew the time I was exhausted was the only time I had.”

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For more than five decades, you have been my training partner, my chess opponent, my best friend. Happy birthday @francocolumbu, thank you for bringing so much joy to my life.

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“I was a really fat adolescent. I weighed well over 200 lbs. I was always depressed. I was in this ‘punk rock,’ ‘fuck the jock,’ kind of ethos. I looked down on sports culture. But we had a compulsory weight training course during my freshman year of high school. At first I hated it. Absolutely hated it. But the teacher was this terrifying, hulking man. So I followed his instructions. He gave me a sheet of exercises, and I checked off all the boxes. And afterwards I felt amazing. I don’t think PE teachers get enough credit. He changed my life. He forced me to discover the high you get from physical activity. And exercise has been my medicine ever since. Right now I’m working as a bike messenger. I ride about twenty miles a day. It’s not even financially necessary because I own my own company. But it takes the energy out of my weird thoughts. It keeps me from honing in on the negative aspects of my life. Things are good right now. I'm very lucky. And that becomes clear to me when I'm physically engaged. So I always keep moving. I'm literally cycling away from my depression, and it works."

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“Adults guess and assume that I’m not going to understand things just because I’m a little kid. And it can be frustrating. Cause, like, I really want to know stuff. Or even when they do talk to me about things, they’ll always try to ‘tone it down to my level.’ They especially avoid the heavy themes like sex and death and cannibalism and stuff. But that’s stuff I want to talk about. I’m really fascinated by the Donner Party. The entire expedition-- really. What did it feel like to eat people that you knew? I’m also fascinated by how the human mind deals with death. It’s like people shut down the idea of death completely, and insist that heaven and hell are places after death. But death is death. And everyone after death is dead, because consciousness is just your brain. And even if there is evidence of life after death, it’s difficult to assess. We’re going to be incredibly biased toward any information that suggests there’s something more. Because we are so desperate to believe it.”

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“I just hope the impending disaster that kills everyone happens after I die.”

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“I spent thirty-six years as an editor at the New York Times. There were so many rounds of layoffs, and so many buyout opportunities-- but I kept turning them down. I was terrified of retirement. I never wanted to ‘retire.’ The word sounded terrible to me. It meant going to Florida and dying. It meant sitting in a chair and watching daytime TV. It meant not working anymore. Not thinking anymore. Nothing but play and relaxation. And that wasn’t enough for me. That’s not living. You always need to have a goal. Grandchildren are great, but they're not enough. You need something to wake up your brain. A reason to focus. A reason to get out of bed and use everything that you’ve ever learned. I’ll never see myself as retired. Right now I’m trying to become a fiction writer. I love it because my brain is always working. Some days I think about my work so much, that when I finally sit down to write, it just comes pouring out my fingers. I’d love to finish a book one day. Something that people enjoy. And I’d love to have it published. Maybe a hardcover from Random House. That gets optioned for a movie. And wins an Oscar. Oh it’s exciting, isn’t it? I could go on and on.”

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“I’m the smallest one in my grade I think I might be only three feet tall but I’m not very good at feet. A lot of times people think I’m younger than I am. Sometimes I say ‘hi,’ and they’re like: ‘you can talk?’ But that mostly just happened one time at my old school. One boy in my grade is almost Mommy’s size, and he’s only six. Mommy is seven feet tall, probably. I think I might grow a little taller than Mommy. Because she’s staying this size. Mommy might grow, but not taller.”

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“I hardly know anything about him. Never seen a picture or anything. He was my mom’s Samba teacher. His name was Benjamin. He was Brazilian. He had dreads. Long dreads. But that’s all I know. My mom promised me that she’d tell me his last name when I turned eighteen, but I’m twenty now. And I still don’t know. I think part of her doesn’t want me to know. He abandoned her when she was pregnant with twins. And she’s a really proud woman. She has like five degrees. She’s at the top of her field. Mother Theresa even gave her a medal for her philanthropy. My father caused her a lot of trauma, and ever since then her life has been about moving forward. And I don’t want to make her go back. I don’t want to dig up the past. But he’s where I got my love of dancing. And my skin. And my hair. As much as she tries, my mom can’t relate to being a black woman. She can empathize, but she can’t relate. All my relatives were white. Almost all my classmates were white. I’d get asked if I was adopted, and I’d repeat the same story: ‘I don’t know my dad. I don’t know that side of me.’ Maybe ignorance is bliss. Maybe I’ll just be disappointed. But I’d love to know what talents came from him. What features. What qualities. I just don’t know how to ask about the other part of me-- without my mom feeling that her part isn’t enough.”

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"Can you believe my shade is so far from the bottom for once?! I am shade #81WY! (Tip: I chose foundation shades that are 1-2 shades deeper than the center of my face so when I highlight with concealer I don’t look too light or ashy!) DO WE LOVE??" — @cocoaswatches Quick stats: - Buildable medium coverage - Real skin matte finish - Vegan Availability: The Stay Naked Collection is available now, in-store AND online at Sephora, Nordies, Macy's and Belk! 🙌 @sephora #SephorainJCP @jcpenney @nordstrom @macys @belk #StayNaked #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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“There’s too much negative energy out there. Slouched shoulders. Puppy eyes. Excessive exhales. Too many people with fixable problems that they don’t want to fix. For some reason people love to identify themselves by their problems. They just don’t know who they are without some major issue. They love to say ‘I cant.’ Or: ‘If I was this, then I could be that.’ Or ‘I’ll always be this way because of xyz.’ But that kind of thinking never ends. You’ll always have another box you can check. You can always qualify for victimhood. There’s always a reason to opt out of self-responsibility. Because God forbid the problem is you. It’s toxic thinking. I can’t be around it. It’s too draining. I’m trying to grow. I’m trying to be great. I’m trying to be thankful for all that I have. So when I feel negative energy, I’m looking for an exit strategy. I’m not going to give up on you right away. I’m going to speak my truth. But if you have no interest in helping yourself, I’m out.”

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It was fantastic to join Governor @GavinNewsom and @calfire to see CA’s new firefighting aircraft. The best firefighters in the world deserve the best equipment in the world. And now they’ll have it.

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'Glitter eye' feels like a HUGE understatement for @ruthiebarone's look using the Heavy Metal Glitter Collection. Leave some ✨✨ to show some love! Products used: Heavy Metal Glitter gels in Saturday Stardust, Distortion, Party Monster, and Soul love with Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner in Volume on the lower lash line. Brows are Urban Decay Brow Endowed in Brunette Betty #SparkleOutLoud #PrettyDifferent #UrbanDecay

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Schpatzl, you have the biggest heart and the sharpest mind. Happy birthday! When I think about the best moments of my life, you sleeping on my chest beats every movie premiere, every fundraiser, every contest. I’m so proud of you and I love you.

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It was fantastic to host @fcbayern at my house in Los Angeles! Great food, great friends, and a few wild animals.

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We had a great time showing the crowd at Comic-Con some badass, R-rated footage. But I want to focus on the fans. Thank you to all of you for your passion and your energy. I know a lot of you camped out all night to be in that room with us, and I can’t tell you what that means to us. #terminatordarkfate @terminator

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GET TO THE REDDIT!! Join us for an AMA with the whole @terminator gang right now. #terminatordarkfate LINK IN MY BIO

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“I just finished my first year of college. I expected it to be like a 90’s movie where I’d sit under trees, read books, and meet a nice boy who’d show me his yacht. But I’m not a good protagonist. My life would be a terrible movie. I sit around in my dorm room. I sleep a lot. My grades are terrible. I got one ‘B,’ but that’s it. The rest were C’s and D’s. My parents have always been supportive, so there’s nobody holding me back. I’m just not handling my freedom well. I’ve got to learn how to keep promises that I make to myself. The funny thing is that I hate letting other people down. I never want to seem unreliable. Because if you disappoint other people too much, they’ll turn away from you. But I have no problem letting myself down. Because I know I’m not going anywhere. I’ll always be here. And I have a whole lifetime to work on my issues and bad habits. So I keep putting them off. But that’s got to stop. I don’t want things to get so horrible that I’m forced to change. So I’m going to join a study group. I’m starting to eat out less. I’m going to exercise more. I’m not drinking every weekend. And from now on I’m going to know my boundaries. I’m not talking to boys who treat me bad. This summer is my redemption arc.” (Toronto, Canada)

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I’m waiting.

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These days, Republicans aren’t expected to take a stand against partisan gerrymandering. But as a governor and a former governor, @govlarryhogan and I have seen firsthand the terrible dangers of what President Reagan called an “anti-democratic and un-American practice.” Link in my bio.

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“I come from Iran. Twenty years ago I went through a bad break-up, and afterwards I went to the top of a mountain to think. There I found a pack of hungry dogs. I bought some chicken and began to feed them. They wagged their tails. There was happiness in their eyes. And that was enough for me. I began to come back once a week. Then three times a week. And I started to learn about the terrible life of dogs in my country. Some of the dogs began to disappear, and people would tell me the municipality had killed them. That’s when I decided to create the first dog shelter in Tehran. I ran it alone for fourteen years. I had to buy the food, pay the salaries-- nobody would help. Many people in Islam think that dogs are unclean. It was very difficult. At the time I owned a shop selling tires, and half of my income went to the shelter. I grew very depressed. Our shelter could only handle one hundred dogs, but 10,000 were being killed every year. It wore me down. I didn’t have the energy for it. Two years ago I handed off the shelter to a brave young girl, and I moved to Canada. I’m working as a barber now. But I still send money to the shelter. And every day I come to this bench and feed the squirrels.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“You could make a horror movie about my life. My mom died of cancer when I was five, and my father tortured me. I mean tortured. Really tortured. Chained me to a chair. Slapped me with leather. It was like Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining.’ Every single day. He’d never say a thing. He’d just kick down my door and come after me. I was born into hell. I spent twelve years alone with a demonic presence. And now I’m nervous. Really nervous. I play the piano to calm myself down. I always have these thoughts they aren’t even my thoughts: fat fuckers, fucking bastards, fuck all of them. They’re my father’s thoughts. The violence is inside of me. My energy is black, black, black. I used to kill little birds when I was a kid. Then I moved on to cats. By the time I was seventeen I was beating the shit out of everybody. Bigger than me, taller than me, I didn’t care. It was more torture to keep it inside. If I kept the violence inside I’d mutilate myself. Suicide myself. A few years ago I set a guy on fire. It was 3 AM. He was passed out beneath a bridge. Just some druggie. I didn’t feel a thing. I felt like laughing. If anything, I felt free.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“I came from India in 2011 to get my Masters, and ended up working for a major tech company in San Francisco. It was a lucrative job, but there was always a looming cloud of uncertainty. Half of the people in my department were international workers-- mostly Indian and Chinese. All of us were on visas, so our future in America depended upon keeping our employment. I don’t think the managers intended to push us harder. But the international workers were more afraid, so we took more abuse. It just became part of the culture. We were given extra work, and the only way to keep up was to kill yourself every day. I just couldn’t do it. Eventually I burned out and moved to Vancouver. Canada was very welcoming. My wife and I have residency already. I’ve started my own business. I have all the clients I need. But most importantly I have a home. And I’m not talking about a brick structure. I mean a place that I’m allowed to be. Because once I had that, all my other problems seemed smaller. I could start thinking long term. Because no matter what happens, at least I know I’ll be here.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“I hated going out with them because something would always happen. It was usually on birthdays and special occasions. I was painfully shy, but they weren’t shy at all. They’d scream at each other in restaurants. He’d never hit her in public because he was smarter than that. He’d save that until we got home. I felt like a soldier growing up. Even the quiet times were stressful, because things could go wrong at any moment. One time he chased her around the house with a knife. Another time he broke her finger. We’d always go to my grandmother’s house after the big incidents. Those were the calmest times of my life. But after a few weeks he’d always show up with flowers, and Mom would say: ‘OK, we’re going back.’ I tried to tell her that it wasn’t just her. That we were suffering too. But her answer was always the same: ‘We can’t survive on our own. And he doesn’t do it to you.’ Things changed once I started going to college. I became more confident. I felt powerful for the first time in my life. I packed his bags. I took his house keys. I went to court, filed the forms, and served him myself. Mom’s doing much better now. She looks twenty years younger. She’s going out with friends again. She’s taking theater classes. And I just finished my first year of law school.” (Toronto, Canada)

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Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy your time with family and friends today as we celebrate our great country. I’m grateful to the United States every day for welcoming me with open arms and making my dreams into realities.

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What was your favorite one-liner from Howard’s new video? Let me know in the comments! LINK IN BIO

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“I’m closing the chapter with my last job. I was a research engineer. I really loved the work, and I felt like I belonged, and my colleagues were like my family. But recently we were bought by an American company, and a lot of people were laid off. Maybe that’s a normal thing in America, but in France we’re not so used to this mentality. So it was quite a traumatizing thing for me. Many of these people had families. Some of them were older and won’t be able to find new jobs. It kept me up at night thinking about it. It made me question a lot of things. So a few weeks ago I decided to quit. And before I start a new job, I’m going to travel by myself for two months. Just to turn the page. This is the first day of my journey. I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m nervous, I’m anxious, I’m excited. I have no idea what to expect. I’ve never spent this much time alone, and I know I’ll have to think about stuff. Personal stuff that I’ve never had to think about before. Because I was too busy with work. But those things were always there, whether I thought about them or not. So I think I’m doing something that I should have done a long time ago.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“It feels like I know my grandson less now than when he was younger. He used to be an amusing kid. We’d go to museums and restaurants. We’d play games, and cards, and chess. We’d actually discuss things. He was very outgoing. But now he only wants to be on the computer. He’s obsessed with this game called Fortnite. And what’s the other one? Grand Theft Auto. He’s losing his capacity to socialize face-to-face, especially with adults. He’s either staring at a screen or desperate to get back to it. It frightens me. He’s disassociating from the real world. He’s becoming more aggressive and rude. It’s all part of that culture. There’s a complete acceptance of violence. I can hear him screaming in his room: ‘Great body shot!’, ‘Great head shot!’ He spends his mother’s money on abstract things like new weapons and armor, then gets angry if she says ‘no.’ We’ve tried setting a screen time schedule with the school psychologist, but he’s angry about that. He’s always demanding more time. I feel like we’re losing him. He probably thinks that I’m just an old fart, and I’m not supporting his interests. But I have no interest in entering that world. Just as he appears to have no interest in entering ours.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“He’s a new kid. It was my job to show him around the school. I wasn’t wearing my glasses when I met him, so all I could see was blonde hair and a red face. He didn’t say a word. He just had a blank expression the entire time. And he’s pretty far from my type. But we both play percussion in the band, and I’m the section leader, so it was my job to help him learn. I didn’t have much patience with him. He’s not good on the mallet. He can’t play his scales. He doesn’t even know his notes. Plus he could barely make eye contact. But one day after school we were with a group of friends in the park, and I started making fun of him. I told him: ‘You’re so shy you can’t even do anything.’ He started to pout, then he said: ‘I’m game to do anything at all.’ So I said: ‘Well I dare you to kiss me.’ And he did.” (Montreal, Canada)

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“I met James when I was twenty-nine. I don’t want to say it was love at first sight— but that’s what he always said. We had so much in common. Both of us grew up in foster care. We’d been homeless together for six years. Even though we lived in stairwells and tents, we’d still go on the dates. We’d go to the park, and the beach, and the movies. Everyone loved him. He was the kind of guy who’d give the shirt off his back. And we had the exact same sense of humor. He was always making me laugh. But we also had the same addictions. He died of an overdose in January. We’d just gotten in a really bad fight, and we went our separate ways, and that night I got the phone call. I’ve been lost ever since. It’s been a downward spiral. I’ve been using a lot. I’ve been really depressed. One night a couple weeks ago I just walked into Lake Ontario. I think I wanted to kill myself, but I don’t remember much. I started swimming, and then I just stopped, and floated, until I went under. I woke up on the shore with people all around me. I’d nearly died of hypothermia. I just got out of the hospital yesterday. I’m trying to get my life back in order. I don’t want to leave this body yet. I’m afraid to die. I want to live life. I’d love to work. I’d love to get back into the arts. But if I’m being completely honest, I don’t see myself staying sober. Because all my friends are addicts. And they’re the only family I have.” (Toronto, Canada)

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Would you buy a car from these guys?! LINK IN MY BIO!! Credit: @gujsehambi on Twitter

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I’m going to be promoting this video until everyone sees it, so I’d love your help. If you guys make a gif or a meme out of it that I use, I’ll give you credit. This one was hilarious. LINK IN BIO! Credit: @richvoorhees87 on Twitter.

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“He just seemed so nice and normal when we were young. He had a high profile job. We were super spoiled. He always hugged me. Always told me he loved me. Always taught me things and encouraged me. But I guess the whole time he had a drug problem. He started yelling at my mom when I was five or six. It would happen all the time. Then when I was eight years old, I walked in on him beating her for the first time. She was all bruised up and crying. He looked like he wanted to kill her. We left a few years later. Mom woke us up in the middle of the night, packed our bags, and took us outside. I remember she flagged down a random car. My father ran after us in the street, begging me to stay-- just me. We got a restraining order the next day. And after that, I barely spoke to him anymore. I hated him for what he did to my mom. But a few months ago he had a bad stroke, and now he’s living in a rehab center in a ghetto part of Toronto. He just sits around all day. He wears raggedy clothes. He doesn’t remember anything. Whenever I visit him, he says he wishes we could go back to when we were kids. He asks why my mom left him. Then he asks again. And again. He just seems heartbroken. It’s all very pathetic. I feel bad for him. It’s hard to stay mad at somebody who’s not really there anymore.” (Toronto, Canada)

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Howard is back and he’s ready to kick some GAS! Link in my bio.

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LINK IN MY BIO! ‪I’m back... as Howard Kleiner. This time I went undercover as a used car salesman to help non-profit @electricforall share the benefits of electric cars... by selling the opposite.‬

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“We took a test in grade four. If you did well, you got designated as gifted. I think I was the only one in my class that qualified. The teacher had a conversation with my parents. I was told I had unlimited potential. I stopped doing my homework, and convinced myself that putting in less effort was somehow an admirable thing. Arrogance became the default trait of my personality. I loved to point out other people’s mistakes and inaccuracies. I became good at winning arguments-- not because I was right, but because I was intelligent. The arrogance gave me form. It was my anchor. It covered so many fears and insecurities. I became terrified of running into people who were smarter than me. In college I’d stay in my dorm room and play video games, until I encountered people who were better than me. Then I’d quit. I hardly made any friends. Now I work as a programmer. I chose this career because it’s where I’m smartest, and I thought I had the chance of being the best. But it’s just not possible anymore. There are too many talented people. Recently we hired a genius kid from Saskatoon. He’s younger. He’s better. And I’m having to mentor him. There’s a feeling of my identity being eroded and nothing being left. It’s something I have to figure out. I’m going to therapy. I’m meditating. Either I stop needing to be the best, or I’ll die of a heart attack when I’m 40.” (Toronto, Canada)

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“Honestly I just fell into it. I started as an engineering major. Then one night I was slaving over my physics homework, while my roommate sipped tea on the couch and read a novel. So I decided to be an English major like her. Ten years later I’m working as a copywriter at an advertising agency. You know that feeling when you’re pulling into the driveway, but you can’t remember anything about your ride home? That’s a bit how it feels. Like I blinked and I’m eight years down a career path that I just sort of fell into. There’s plenty to be grateful for. It’s a good enough job. I’m not living paycheck to paycheck. I can afford to have fun and take vacations. But my job is not my passion. And every story you see elevated on social media is: ‘I loved this thing. It became my passion. And then it became my career.’ There’s not many people saying: ‘My job isn’t my passion, but I love mountain biking on the weekends. And that’s enough for me.’ I think the feeling I’m trying to resolve is a sense of ‘enoughness.’ There’s so much I love about my life, but I spend most of my time at work. Is it OK to get my joy outside of work? Or does my passion need to be tied to my livelihood and a sense of responsibility?” (Toronto, Canada)

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“We’d just spent the entire day driving back from my parents’ house in Winnipeg. He held my hand the entire way. It was such a beautiful time of life. We had an eight month old daughter. He loved that little girl so much. You could tell by the way he looked at her. Absolute adoration. We always used to argue over who’d get to bathe her. He was the one who put her to sleep that night. I remember he came downstairs and told me that he’d said ‘goodbye’ to the baby. I said: ‘You mean “goodnight,’ not ‘goodbye.’ Then he told me that he loved me. And we both went to bed— I thought. The next morning I found him in the garage. It looked like he was just standing there. My neighbor said I screamed like a wounded animal. My God I was traumatized. I never slept another night in that house. It was two years before I could sleep at all. I dropped from a size twelve to a size six. At the time I fucking hated his guts. I mean c’mon, this baby wasn’t an accident. We committed to this. Our daughter needed him. And it was all so humiliating. Everyone knew that my husband had hung himself in my garage. Apparently I was so insignificant as a human being-- so abhorrent, that my own husband felt the need to take his own life. My privacy was gone. There was no front stage and back stage anymore. Everyone knew the worst thing about me. And I figured that if I could handle that, I could handle anything. I transformed myself. I became more courageous. More extroverted. I went back to university and got my Masters. Now I work as an expert witness in custody cases. I think that two people died on that day. Blair, and the woman who was terrified to live without him.” (Toronto, Canada)

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(4/4) “I called the number immediately. I didn’t speak any Italian. But I kept repeating the names of the Italian couple, and I gave him my phone number. The couple called me back the next day with an interpreter. They told me they missed me. They said they’d been worried about me. I told them I was finally ready to change my life, and they said: ‘Enough with Russia. Come live with us.’ So I came to Florence. And when I arrived, they introduced me to everyone as their son. It was a whole new world. A whole new life. That first night my father sat me down, and he said: ‘I understand you’re afraid. But you’re part of the family now.’ I have a Mom and Dad now. I have a brother and sister. I have aunts. I have uncles. We celebrate things together. I’d never celebrated Christmas before. I was twenty-three and I’d never even had a birthday cake. But now we celebrate all of these things. And we share sad things too. We go through things together. These last few years something deep down inside me has changed. I’m more open. I’m more caring. I don’t really believe in God but there’s got to be something. I don’t know how any of this was possible. There is no one in the world like my mother and father. Now I want to enlarge our family. I want to have children of my own. And I want to tell them everything that happened to me.” (Florence, Italy)

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(3/4) “My behavior grew worse over the years. I became a troublemaker. I got in fights. And when I turned seventeen, the director kicked me out of the orphanage. Anna cried. She didn’t want me to leave. But thankfully she’d prepared me well for life. She’d taught me to do little jobs like washing dishes and cleaning. She’d taught me right from wrong. She showed me affection. She knows what she did for me. She knows it was her. Every Christmas, every birthday, every women’s day—I reach out and tell her that it was her. I joined the military after leaving the orphanage. After serving for a few years, I began working the nightshift in a bread factory. Things were going OK. It was a decent salary. I bought a car. But I wasn’t moving forward in life. My first girlfriend dumped me. I fell into a dark place. Then one night I opened a very old book from my childhood, and a phone number fell out. It was the number of a young boy that I’d met during my trip to Italy.” (Florence, Italy)

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(2/4) “I remember it perfectly. They walked into our classroom while taking a tour of the school. They weren’t even looking to adopt. Their friends had come to adopt one of my classmates, and they were merely tagging along. I was scared of them at first. But Anna nudged me to the front of the class. She encouraged me to give them one of my paintings. And the next day the orphanage director called me to her office. She said the Italian couple wanted to speak with me. They talked to me for an hour, and at the end they gave me a bag of oranges. I handed them out to all the other kids at the orphanage. I think the couple was touched by this, because that’s when they invited me to visit Italy. Anna prepared all my documents. We visited for several weeks. They brought me all around Italy. I could tell they were friendly, but I was still frightened. They lived in such a big house. They were giving me so many things. And I couldn’t understand a word they were saying. I had no idea why they cared about me so much. They told me they wanted me to stay and join their family. Anna begged me to do it. She told me that this was my chance to change my life. But I was so scared. All my friends were at the orphanage. So I told them ‘no.’ When I went back to Russia, I lost the backpack with their contact information. And I didn’t see them again for fifteen years.” (Florence, Italy)

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Gerrymandering robs the people of their right to fair representation. I was proud to fight to establish an independent commission in CA to return power to the people over a decade ago & I’m proud to stand with former AG Eric Holder for bipartisan reform in NH today. Link is in my bio.

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“We met in the cinema club at university. Both of us dreamed of being filmmakers. But Daniele was so arrogant. I hated him at first: the tone of his voice, his expensive clothing, his posture, everything. Whenever he sat down in a chair he’d take up as much room as he could. And he’d interrupt others in class. He was always full of ideology and weak on details. It was the kind of confidence that didn’t come from knowledge. And it was a complete façade, of course. The first time we actually spoke was at a lunch table. I’d just taken an exam and was in a very bad mood. Daniele overheard me complaining to a female friend about the conflicts in my life. ‘Everyone either loves me or hates me,’ I told her. That’s when he leaned in and said: ‘Personally I’m completely indifferent to you.’ After that we slowly became friends. Day by day. And forty years later, he’s like my brother. He’s very kind. Very empathetic. He’s been by my side through tough times, losses, illnesses, and many surgeries. I’m not sure where I’d be without him. He’s one of the reasons I’m still alive.” (Rome, Italy)

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“I’ve wanted to be a mother since I was eight years old. I always dreamed of starting a family. But we’ve been trying for three years now, and we can’t get pregnant. We keep going to check-ups, and the tests are fine, and everyone says that there’s nothing wrong—but still nothing happens. It’d be easier if we had a reason. Right now I feel powerless. I’m already thirty-five. I can feel the clock ticking. And it gets harder and harder as time goes by. It’s especially difficult during that time of the month. I usually isolate myself on that day. I don’t want to talk to anyone. I don’t want to do anything. He usually orders us a pizza. We watch movies and cuddle. And he reminds me that the most lucky thing has already happened. We were born in the same city, and we went to the same school, and we were able to find each other. What are the odds of that? We are already so lucky. And no matter what happens, we’ll always be here.” (Rome, Italy)

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"What do you want to do when you grow up?" "Swing on an adult swing." (Rome, Italy)

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“He’s starting to be less dependent, but so far it’s been pretty relentless and repetitive. A lot of changing diapers and feeding. The same mundane task over and over again. It can be exhausting and depersonalizing. Dad will be staying home and I’m returning to work full time. I’m an emergency room doctor, and that’s where I think I’m most useful to the world. It’s great to be back. If some people love parenting, that’s very lucky. There are certainly moments when it’s wonderful. But to believe motherhood is the most important job in the world, you’d have to believe your child is the most important person in the world.” (Rome, Italy)

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“I used heroin for ten years. It wasn’t a very good life, as you’d expect. I had my son taken from me. I lost my job at the Fiat factory. I spent all my time trying to find money, find dealers, and stay away from police. I hated myself. I couldn’t face anyone. Then one day my friend’s dog had puppies. I’d never had a dog before, but I always liked animals-- so I told him to give me the smallest and ugliest one he had. The one nobody else wanted. And that’s how I got Joe. Joe was the angel of my life. We understood each other. There was no need for words. He followed me around all the time. He slept next to me on the street. The moment I opened my eyes in the morning he would lick my face. He gave me self-esteem. I was a complete loser but at least I could take care of Joe. I could bring him to the park. I could bring him to the vet. I could raise enough money to get his medication. He’s the reason I was finally able to quit heroin. Because if something happened to me, what would happen to him? So I got clean. It was hard but I got clean. Joe lived for another thirteen years. He got a tumor in 2012 and held on a few more months. I barely survived it. I was able to stay off drugs, but I promised myself that I’d never get another dog. It’s just too painful. But two years ago I found Leica beneath a mobile home. She was all skin and bones. She’d been abandoned. I didn’t have a choice. For the first few months I called her Joe. But I had to stop. Because Joe’s gone. And the name doesn’t really matter, anyway. It just matters that I love her.” (Rome, Italy)

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Today in microfashion.... (Barcelona, Spain)

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“Usually people only keep the job for one year. Either it’s a calling or you quit. The pay is not good. Less than $1000 a month. And it’s very physical. I’m supposed to dress, shower, and feed twelve seniors in 2.5 hours. The schedule is so tight because it’s a business. It can seem like the residents are boxes to be moved around. But they’re not boxes. They’re people. I don’t think their families think about them. They put them in a home and assume they’re safe, and well fed, and taken care of. But they’re all sad. They’re numb. Every day is the same thing. When I first started working there, they wouldn’t really cooperate. They just let me grab them without any participation. But I’d always talk to them. Ask them questions. Joke with them. Then one morning I had a fight at home, and was in a bad mood, so I worked in silence. And all the seniors who had been so quiet-- began to ask me what was wrong. That’s when I first realized how much they valued the attention I was giving them. It’s been fifteen years now. I have a lot of friends there. But I’m forty-three already. Recently I had surgery. I’m not sure how many more years I’ll be able to do it. But I try not to think about what will happen when I leave.” (Madrid, Spain)

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“My mother was getting old and couldn’t work anymore. We never knew where our next meal was coming from. I had a job cleaning houses, but the pay was horrible. So when I was given the opportunity to come to Spain, I knew I had to take it. But the day that I left was horrible. I’d never been outside of Ecuador. I’d never been apart from my mother. Both of us were crying like children at the airport. I had no idea what I’d find when I arrived. My plan was to make a little money, come home, and start a business—maybe a food stand. Just a little something to make our lives easier. Soon after arriving in Spain, I found work cooking and cleaning at a summer camp. It was in the mountains. It was very isolated. But they were kind to me. They gave me extra jobs and allowed me to stay during the offseason. It was very lonely, but I spoke to my mother every day. And I was able to send home almost all the money I made. After seven years I received my residency papers, and I was finally able to go home for a visit. I’d wanted to surprise my mom, but she has high blood pressure—so I told her I was coming. She was standing in the doorway when I arrived. She held me for the longest time. Everything had changed. The house had been empty when I left. Now there was furniture: chairs, sofas, two beds instead of one. A new stove. A fridge full of food. A television—not even one with knobs. It had a real remote. We stayed up all night talking. I told her all about Spain. Eventually I was able to bring her here. We live together now. I see her every day. And I’m working as a home health aide. So if anything happens, I can take care of her.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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“We were just trying to survive. Sometimes I’d wait in line six hours just to buy a piece of bread. Our son is only eleven, and we didn’t want him to realize that we didn’t have any food-- so my wife and I didn’t eat. I lost forty-five pounds. But I still stayed in Venezuela as long as possible. I didn’t want to break up our family. Then one morning I was walking my son to school, and we saw a dead man in the street. He’d been shot. A crowd had gathered. And that’s when I decided to leave. I explained to my son that I’d be home soon. Then I crossed the border into Colombia and took a flight to Spain. I’ve been here for a year now. I live in a flat with four other refugees. I’m making enough as a bike messenger to send home $100 every two weeks. It’s enough to buy them food and medicine and anything else they need. My son always asks when I’ll be home, and I just keep saying ‘soon.’ And even though I’m lonely, I’m much calmer now. Because at least I know they’re eating. The plan has always been to bring them here, but the problem is passports. The government has stopped giving passports. We applied five months ago but nothing happened. So three weeks ago I gave $600 to a man in government. He promised to help. I’ve been checking the application status every day, but still nothing. I don’t know what’s happening. I thought it would be done by now.” (Madrid, Spain)

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“The pauses are the worst. Whenever I’m talking to someone, and I don’t know what to say next, and there’s a pause—that’s when I start looking at the floor. Then the nervous laughter comes in. And I can’t recover. It’s always been difficult for me. Even as a child. Whenever my mom asked me to say ‘hello’ to adults, I’d just look at my feet and mumble under my breath. It comes so naturally to other people. They express themselves so easily. They’re so happy—maybe not always happy-- but light, and carefree. I try. But it feels like I’m trying to be another person. And I get uncomfortable. And the cycle repeats. I always imagine that people would prefer if I wasn’t around. I never went to the disco when I was young. I’ve never had a romantic relationship. I haven’t even kissed a girl. I do have parents that care about me, and they make sure I know. So I’m thankful for that. But I’d like something more. I want to be a dad one day. I’d like to have a career. I’d like to have a family. But if I can’t learn how to talk with people, I’m afraid that none of those things will happen.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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Join us for the @austrianworldsummit #climatekirtag today at 5pm at Heldenplatz for a good time for a good cause. Repost from @gretathunberg

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Excited to kick off our R20 @austrianworldsummit in Vienna. I have to admit I was starstruck when I met @gretathunberg. Tune in tomorrow.

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“We were middle class in Argentina. I always thought we had enough. But everyone else felt like they needed to escape. They wanted to travel, and have nice homes, and change their cars often. I was the youngest. I’d always believed that we were a family who cared for each other. But apparently some things were more important than being together. My brothers left for America. My parents moved to Europe. Soon I was the only one left. I felt abandoned by everyone. I began to subconsciously make mistakes just to see if anyone cared. I stopped going to class. I isolated myself. I started doing drugs. I’d never even had a drink before, so I wasn’t prepared for that world. I began to have paranoid thoughts. I thought that everyone wanted to harm me. I thought people wanted me to kill myself. In the moment of my biggest crisis, I came to believe that I was Jesus. I called my family on the phone and started saying wild things. My father immediately bought a plane ticket and flew all night to see me. It was New Year’s Eve. When he arrived, he hugged me. I hadn’t slept for a long time. I was so tired. I asked him if we could sleep in the same bed. I was twenty-six years old, but he held me while I fell asleep. He told me: ‘Finally, I’ve gotten my baby back.’” (Barcelona, Spain)

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“She’s like a second chance for me. I was widowed very young. My husband died in a car crash. Our daughter was only six at the time, and I barely got to see her because I was always working. She was mainly raised by my mother. I remember on the weekends she always wanted to go to the cinema, but I’d suggest other activities because it was our only chance to talk. But things are different with my granddaughter. I have all the time in the world. I can focus on her completely. She lives in another town, but she visits once a week and we spend the whole day together. I look forward to it all week. I prepare her favorite foods-- mostly cheeseburgers because she loves cheeseburgers. We go on walks. And we sit in the park. And we paint a lot. And we read books. This morning we played hide-and-seek in the apartment. Her head was always sticking out, but I pretended not to notice.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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It’s your LAST CHANCE to enter my @omazeworld campaign to join me for an incredible evening at my home in LA. There’ll be cigars, Scotch and so much more—plus, every donation will directly benefit After-School All-Stars! Enter with the link in my bio or go to omaze.com/arnold #onlyatomaze

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“We really tried to avoid it. We tried. He was my boss. We worked at an important law firm with very serious people. Things like this were forbidden. But it was a high pressure environment and we worked long hours together. There were a lot of conversations. A lot of meals. And eventually we became very good friends. One weekend he came with me to visit my hometown in Galicia. It’s a small fisherman village. My entire family lives there. And that’s where my sister laid a trap. She knew the situation. I didn’t even tell her, but she sensed it. She pulled Javier aside and told him: ‘Take a step, man. Barbara is waiting on this.’ That night we were walking back from dinner. It was foggy and rainy. We stopped in the middle of the street, and he kissed me. I said: ‘Oh God, Barbara. You have a problem.’ I was twenty-six. I was supposed to be jumping from daisy to daisy. It wasn’t time to fall in love. Especially not with my boss. We spent the night together, and the following morning we went to a family meal in the countryside. Everyone was there: my aunts, uncles, everyone. Thirty-five people at a long stone table. And the moment we walked in— all of them started clapping.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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“My mother fell in love with another guy, and my father took it out on me. He’d make fun of my appearance, my weight, my clothes. He’d call me a ‘whore.’ A ‘crazy girl.’ It all started when I was eleven. It really wore me down. I had no self-confidence. I just wanted to stay in my bedroom and draw in my notebook all the time. It was my way of avoiding him. School wasn’t much better. I didn’t have friends. I knew some people, but nobody well enough that they’d call me at friend. People laughed at me. For being apart. For wearing black clothes. For dying my hair. Whenever I saw a group of kids, I’d just walk in the other direction. Things got really dark for awhile. My art got dark. I couldn’t get out of bed. But things have been better since I’ve gotten to college. Nobody knows me here. It feels like everything is new. And I’m trying to change. I’m trying to be more open. I’m trying to talk to people more. Little by little, I’m becoming a different person. It took me a long time to realize, but I think that maybe I don’t have the same problems I had in the past. Because two years ago I couldn’t even look people in the eye. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do this interview.” (Madrid, Spain)

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“Everyone tried to talk me out of it. They all said: ‘You’ve been together for such a long time. You have a beautiful life together. You have a beautiful business. You should value the things you have.’ But he lied to me. And whenever I looked at him, all I saw was lies. I just couldn’t stay married. But we were bound by so many things. Our families were close. We had the same friends. We went to all the same places. If I stayed in Havana, we were going to see each other over and over. I just needed to break away. So I made the decision to leave. I almost didn’t get on the plane because I was so scared of starting over. But when I finally landed in Spain, I said to myself: ‘That’s it. It’s done.’ The first weeks were easy because I’d been so eager for a fresh start. But then it all set in. I was all alone here. We’d been together since I was seventeen. For my entire life I had someone supporting me. Someone I could trust. And now I had no one. It felt like I didn’t belong in Spain, but it felt like I didn’t belong in Cuba either. It’s been two years now. It’s been a lot of work, but I’m finally in a good place. I have a new job. I have new friends. I’m starting to have a feeling of ‘home.’ It’s still difficult being away from my family, but I think I made the right decision. These last two years I’ve gone through everything on my own: the happy moments, the sad moments, the painful moments. And I’m feeling fine. I’ve learned that I can face life by myself.” (Madrid, Spain)

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Thank you, @humansofny, for using the internet for good, to bring us together, and for reconnecting me with Ephraim. Today in Johannesburg we met up again, 18 years later, so I could hear how incredible he is doing in person. Inspiring kids as a coach, raising a family, serving on the board of @specialolympicssouthafrica. He is an inspiration. We’ll see each other again next year, because I asked him to be the ambassador for @specialolympicssouthafrica to connect their events with our @arnoldsports festival. And I can’t wait.

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This is why we hold @arnoldsports festivals all over the world. Not because I like to lose at ping pong to champions like this, but because we want to show that fitness is for everyone. Everyone has a right to be healthy and fit. So get off your couch!

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In case you’re worried about the kick video going around.

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“We were in the same friend group at university. He was so shy that I thought he was gay. When he drove me home after our first date, I invited him up to my apartment for a drink. He told me he wasn’t thirsty.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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“I’m ninety-six years old. I’d rather just take a pill and get it over with. Whenever I tell that to my wife, she pretends to slap me in the face. But I’m ready to go. And I’d like it to be sudden. I’ve had a good run. I was lucky enough to share my life with someone. She’s ninety now. We’ve had a lot of time together. We have seven grandchildren. Eight great-grandchildren. But there are just so many things I can’t do anymore. I have the money. I have the time. Just not the ability. Whenever I walk, everything hurts. I enjoy sitting here in the park. I think about all the friends that I’ve lost. People come talk to me. Time passes by. But I’m ready. I’m not scared of it. I’d like my soul to go to wherever the souls go.” (Barcelona, Spain)

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Read my latest op-ed with @kdeleon in the @sacramentobee. Click the link in my bio.

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Congratulations Joseph! Four years of hard work studying business at Pepperdine and today is your big day! You have earned all of the celebration and I’m so proud of you. I love you!

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The machines are taking over.

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I’m back. November 1.

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I think this is a first: winning the @arnoldsports Strongman and getting married in the same weekend. Congratulations guys. I was honored to celebrate with you.

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The @arnoldsports is about training your mind and your body. And believe me, this chess game was great training - for me.

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Congratulations to @william_bonac on your @arnoldsports Australia victory!

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13 reps of 352 pounds. This is why I love visiting the @arnoldsports Strongman. Thanks for putting on a show, @worlds_strongest_gay.

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Pumped to kick off the @arnoldsports Australia! We are here in Melbourne to spread our message that fitness is for absolutely everyone!

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Here’s a flashback. I grew up without running water, so I didn’t know what a shower was until I was 15 and joined the gym. This basin and a washcloth was how we bathed. My brother and I would schlep the water from the well to the house, and then we would all clean ourselves - first my mother, then my father, then my brother, then me. The water was a little dirty by the time it was our turn but my brother and I weren’t going to schlep back to the well. Tell me about the memories from your childhood that remind you how far you’ve come. #fbf

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This is what happens when @patrickschwarzenegger and I go shopping together.

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Two champions. Congratulations @thorbjornsson on your second consecutive Arnold Strongman victory! And thanks @smiles_taylor for helping us celebrate with your never-ending joy.

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When I walk through the @arnoldsports people tell me I’m their hero, and I appreciate it. But tonight I wanted to introduce the crowd to some of my heroes. I want to thank @smiles_taylor, @derick_carver, and Garrett and Jabari from @specialolympics for inspiring me and the entire crowd. They prove that fitness is for everyone. We all have the right to be fit. There is no privilege in fitness. The weight is the same - no matter if you’re rich or poor, no matter where you come from, no matter your race, no matter your sexual identity or orientation, no matter what dis❌ability you may have. If you own a successful gym but don’t welcome absolutely everyone, you do not run a successful gym. Do better. Fitness is for each and every one of us.

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I signed a lot of stuff at the @weareladder booth. Go get it!

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The biggest celebrity guest at this year’s @arnoldsports is without a doubt @smiles_taylor. So pumped to have breakfast with you and can’t wait to see you lift tonight!

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Don’t miss the @weareladder booth for samples, merchandise, and contests to meet me. See you there. #withladder

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Today at our @afterschoolallstars board meeting we heard from Citlali, Janell and Salma about why our programs matter to them, and I was so inspired by their presentations that I wanted all of you to hear from them. This is why we do what we do.

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I am pumped for this. After traveling to a comic-con, I was inspired that we should be giving people the opportunity to meet their heroes at @arnoldsports. I also saw that the worlds of pop culture and fitness intersect - it's all about heroes. Looking forward to meeting you! The panels are free, click the link in my bio for links and photo-ops.

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Nothing like a bike ride after skiing all morning.

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‪Wow, @dollyparton. I absolutely loved your performance last night. You were the best when we took this photo, and you are still the greatest today.‬

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I saw the most incredible performance tonight. The combination of mind-blowing music by @thisisrozzi and beautiful ballet by @isabellaboylston is fantastic. When they take this show on the road, don’t miss it. And make sure to follow them.

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This Ronald Reagan Day, let’s once again ask ourselves the question he asked in his first inaugural: “How can we love our country and not love our countrymen?”

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Life is all about balance. A 0 degree (celsius) temperature didn’t stop me from my morning bike ride, and my commitment to fitness didn’t stop me from enjoying some not-0 calorie delicious treats. #lifeisaworkout

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A lot of you asked where you can get the @arnoldsports Strongman USA shirt we sold at the pier. Check out the link in my bio - proceeds go to the firefighters!

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Thank you to all of you who came out to the pier for our first ever @arnoldsports Strongman USA. It was a fantastic event, and most importantly, we raised a lot of money for the firefighters. We’ll be back.

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Congratulations to our first @arnoldsports Strongman USA Champion, @martinslicis and congrats to @tscott1911 from @calfire on winning our first World’s Strongest Firefighter contest. Thank you to all of you who came out to support our California firefighters! We’ll be back to the pier next year!

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#tbt Stone lifting in a Munich Bar. This is a baby weight compared to what the strongmen will be lifting this weekend on the pier. Join me in supporting the firefighters! Click the link in my bio for tickets.