How Demi Lovato Turned Her Life Around With the Most Inspiring Comeback

Demi Lovato is a warrior. The pop star turns 28 on Thursday, and to celebrate, ET is looking back at the former child star’s impressive comeback following years of ups and downs.

The GRAMMY-nominated singer, who got her start on Barney & Friends and the Disney Channel, has spent the last two years inspiring her Lovatics by taking full advantage of her second chance at life after her overdose in 2018.

Here’s how Lovato has managed to go from rock bottom to a skyscraper in the past two years.

Loving Herself

In the year after her overdose, Lovato mostly stayed out of the spotlight to focus on herself and her recovery. After struggling with an eating disorder, Lovato has been focused recently on not letting food or her weight bring her to a dark place again.

“I’m tired of running myself into the ground with workouts and extreme dieting,” she

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Race home from Croatia begins, as Portugal prepares for travel corridor

Croatia is expected to be added to the UK's quarantine list today - Getty
Croatia is expected to be added to the UK’s quarantine list today – Getty

The Government is due to announce the latest updates to its list of countries with “travel corridors”.

Croatia is set to be dropped from the list of quarantine-free countries this afternoon, a move which could give 20,000 Britons a matter of hours to return to the UK. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, is due to add the Balkan holiday hotspot to the UK’s “red list” of nations after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. It is expected holidaymakers would be given until 4am on Saturday to return.

The number of cases in Croatia is now at a seven-day average of 27.4 cases per 100,000, considerably higher than the Government’s threshold of 20 cases per 100,000. This time last week, Croatia’s number was at 7.8 per 100,000.

Last week, more than 150,000 British holidaymakers had to race

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Nurses Are on the Virus Front Lines. But Many Schools Don’t Have One.

As the lone nurse for her school district in central Washington state, Janna Benzel will monitor 1,800 students for coronavirus symptoms when classrooms open this month, on top of her normal responsibilities like managing allergies, distributing medications and writing hundreds of immunization plans.

“I’ll have to go to these schools and assess every sniffle and sneeze that could potentially be a positive case,” she said. “I just don’t know if I can do it alone.”

School nurses are already in short supply, with less than 40% of schools employing one full time before the pandemic. Now those overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines of a risky, high-stakes experiment in protecting public health as districts reopen their doors amid spiking caseloads in many parts of the country.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that every school have a nurse on site. But before the outbreak, according

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Sainsbury’s removing Roald Dahl ‘hit her’ mug from sale after criticism from domestic abuse campaigners

Sainsbury’s is removing a mug from sale that features the words “hit her” following calls from domestic abuse campaigners.

The blue and white mug, which costs £5.50, is printed with a quote from Roald Dahl’s 1988 book Matilda.

The full quote from the children’s story is: “When at last the germ of a brilliant idea hit her, she began to expand on it and lay her plans with the same kind of care the Duke of Wellington had done before the Battle of Waterloo.”

However, the quote that is printed on the mug is shortened and split up on different lines and in different fonts, so without context it can be read as: “A brilliant idea. Hit her.”

After photos of the mug began circulating online, social media users were quick to criticise the supermarket with many accusing Sainsbury’s of trivialising and promoting physical abuse.

“This mug…is hugely problematic

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22 back-to-school supplies for at-home learning and the classroom

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The new school year looks a lot different for families all over the country. While some students are heading back to the classroom, others are settling into homeschooling. Either way, back-to-school supply lists are also shifting to include items that will help kids of all ages approach the school year safely.

Whether your kids are learning virtually or going away to college, now is a great time to pick up must-have essentials to prep for the fall semester.

The Shop TODAY team rounded up some of the best products to add to your back-to-school shopping list. From the back-to-school basics and home learning essentials

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What’s open, what’s closed this weekend in Las Vegas

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The Mirage plans to reopen Aug. 27. (Al Powers / MGM Resorts)

As visitors continue to make their way back to Las Vegas, some of the chatter has shifted from what’s open to what’s not open — and what may never reopen.

The majority of the 30-some resorts along the Strip are now welcoming guests despite the continuing coronavirus outbreak. The Mirage will relaunch Aug. 27. As at other properties, the hotel, casino and pools will be open, but other accommodations will be limited. Only a portion of the resort’s restaurants, led by Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, will welcome diners but hours and days of operation may vary. The popular Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, founded by magicians Siegfried and Roy 30 years ago, will once again delight visitors.

The Mirage is among the last of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties to

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Tracy Anderson Reimagines the At-Home Workout With New Online Studio

There’s the virtual workout, and then there’s Tracy Anderson’s new online studio which, after launching today, aims to give Anderson’s diehard fitness fanatics that much more of a real studio visit feel, all from their homes.

“I think that my whole career has been about being the future of things, really being forward thinking in health and wellness, and recognizing where we’re falling short or where we could do better,” Anderson says over the phone from New Hope, Pa. “My personality has always been, ‘Well, let’s make solutions.’”

The online studio aims to closely mimic the experience of going to a Tracy Anderson workout class in person. Clients arrive to the studio lobby, where they are greeted by an avatar of Anderson herself (the exact look took many attempts to get something Anderson and her family felt resembled her) who gives updates on the studio’s latest developments. From there, clients

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How Do We Protect the Next Generation from Blowing Our Money?

Can you even imagine a billion dollars? If you earn $45,000 a year, it would take you 22,000 years to amass such a fortune. Well, now imagine $1 trillion. That’s 1,000 billion. One trillion divided evenly among the U.S. population would mean that everyone in the U.S. would receive a little over $3,000. Now imagine $68 trillion. If we use the same math, each person would receive about $200,000.  

Cerulli Associates.  Mind-boggling, at best. Generation X (born between 1965-1980) stands to be the primary beneficiary of this wealth transfer. But are they ready for that money?” data-reactid=”22″What is so magical about $68 trillion?  It is the amount of money that is projected will transfer from Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1964) to their heirs over the next 25 years, according to Cerulli Associates.  Mind-boggling, at best. Generation X (born between 1965-1980) stands to be the primary beneficiary of this

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How to stop comparing yourself to past versions of you

How to stop comparing yourself to past versions of you
How to stop comparing yourself to past versions of you

“You have a new memory,” my phone informed me one evening recently. However ‘new’ it was, this memory did not inspire joy or nostalgia.

Every now and then, my iPhone sends me a push alert to tell me it’s curated a ‘memory’ for me from my camera roll, comprising a photo gallery that’s eerily set to music. This particular trip down memory lane transported me back to a time in my life when I was deeply unhappy. The 25-year-old woman looking up at me from my phone didn’t look like the person I am today. And that difference made me instantly feel bad about myself. Back then, a constellation of events had dealt several blows to my self-esteem, ultimately resulting in disordered eating and rapid, significant weight loss.

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After gaining weight in my final year of university, I

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