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What Telenovela Character Should You Be Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Let’s face it: everyone has seen at least one telenovela that they would happily watch for hours on end. Granted, it’s a guilty pleasure; telenovelas aren’t known for their intellectual stimulation. But, have you ever wondered what kind of telenovela character you would be, given the chance? Look no further, babes, because we’ve consulted the stars, and we know exactly where you belong in telenovela land.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries, you’re pretty well-aware that you have a reputation for being a hothead. And, you own it! You’d love to think that life is just one big adventure, and all it takes is for you to put yourself out there and embrace it. As far as you’re concerned, there’s no point in doing something unless you’re going to put your all into it. That being said, sometimes you come across as a little too stubborn for some people’s liking – once you get fixed on something, there’s no way you’ll change your mind!

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Luján from Rebelde is your telenovela twin, Aries. You’d have some serious superstar potential, if only for the fact that your diva-like attitude would make it seem that way. After all, you just need to fake it until you make it! You’re unafraid of starting outrageous feuds, even if it means being a bit rude, which makes you all the more the perfect candidate for popstardom. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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As an earth sign, you’re practical and well-grounded, and you don’t take no for an answer. Taurus, you like to be surrounded by beauty. But, just because you like pretty things doesn’t mean that you don’t know how to put your head down and get your hands dirty. You’re unafraid of commitment, and it’s because of that you have the capacity to stay on the same projects for years. Funnily enough, this also means you’re good at making money.

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So who’s your telenovela doppelgänger? Why, none other than Betty Pinzón, from Yo soy Betty, la fea. You’re unperturbed by the fact that you’re a little less glamorous than your peers, because you know that you can get the job done. Despite the fact that you’re generally pretty rational, you can’t help but fall in love with your irresistible boss. Though, it’s not really your fault that he’s irresistible, right?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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As the sign of the twin, most people are never really sure what they’ll be dealing with, when they’re with you, Gemini. You can go to expressive and quick-witted, to serious and thoughtful at the drop of a hat. Part of the reason for this is that you’re just so inquisitive – you feel like there’s so much to see and do out in the world, you pretty much suffer a chronic case of FOMO. 

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You have not one, but two telenovela counterparts, Gemini: Paola and Paulina from La Usurpadora. No one knows what to expect of you – will you be off partying with your many lovers? Faking paralysis? Or trying to right the wrongs of the world? To be honest, some people think that your changes in personality almost feel like you become a different person entirely.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer, most people would describe you as a tenacious and highly imaginative romantic at heart. You’re loyal to a fault, and that makes you not only the perfect friend, but also a reliable life partner. Being the type of person who cares deeply about family, you’d like to think that one day you could build your own little family, in whatever shape or form that may be. At the end of the day, you just like to keep the people you care about close to you.

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The character that’s closest to your sensitive nature, Cancer is Maria Salomé, from Gitanas. Imagine being a young gypsy woman, caught between the world of the man you love, and the people and home you’ve known your entire life! While you’re not necessarily the biggest fan of drama, at the same time, the journey to experience true love is an experience you’d never be able to pass up.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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As a creative and warm-hearted person, Leo, you always effortlessly draw people to you. To be honest, paired with your self-confidence, most people aren’t sure whether they want to be with you, or be you. That is, unless people catch you on a bad day: sometimes you can come across as just a little bit arrogant and self-centered. Although, your innate generousness usually wins those people back.

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Leo, you would make the perfect Reny, from Volver a Empezar. Your dreams of meeting Chayanne aren’t just simply to do with lust – though it’s certainly a part of it – but, also to do with your dreams of being famous. As someone with a flair for the dramatic, and who thrives under the spotlight, you’d definitely be able to cope with the ups and downs of being famous. The real challenge would be figuring out how to deal with whatever love triangles you would get caught in along the way!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, you’re a hard worker who always pays attention to the little details. Since you have such a methodical approach to life, you never leave anything to chance. You’re one of those kinds of people who, even though you’re soft on the inside, you have a hard shell on the outside that’s hard to break through. If you ever have to make a hard decision, you always use logic, rather than your feelings.

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So who is your telenovela twin? It’s La Reina del Sur’s Teresa Mendoza, the unexpected drug lord. Who are we kidding, of course you could succeed as a drug cartel kingpin! You’ve got a real handle on the efficiency needed to run an international drug distribution business – and the stamina needed to keep working to avoid the police and other dangerous competitors. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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We all know you for your graciousness and fair-mindedness, Libra. You always try to be as diplomatic as possible, because you want to keep the peace. That being said, you have trouble keeping your mouth shut if you see some injustice happening – you want to make sure that everything is right in the world! You’re a bit of a non-conformist, and you have no problem with being the person to embrace the outcasts.

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Your telenovela twin is Andrea from La prepago, Libra! If anyone had the smarts to balance life as a journalist and a sex worker, it would be you. Even if things ratcheted up a notch, and you got caught in a scandal that put you in grave danger, you would definitely triumph at the end of the day.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Being the passionate and assertive person you are, Scorpio, you’re known for being good in bed. People are drawn to your determination and decisiveness. When the going gets tough, you get going with your resourcefulness! You’re a great secret-keeper, and you’ve got a bit of a mysterious allure about you. Sometimes, though, all you’re masking is a really jealous nature, since you can get suspicious pretty easily.

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Rubí, the titular character from the infamous telenovela, is Scorpio personified! Given the opportunity, you could easily fit into Rubí’s shoes nicely … especially since you love being caught in a dramatic love triangle! Although, you should probably watch out for any potential car crashes. And staircases. Those things just generally don’t end well for you.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Sagittarius, you are one idealistic soul. You’re at your happiest when you’re traveling, and you hate the thought of being constrained. Sometimes your free spirit can get you into trouble, though, and you might find yourself promising more than what you can deliver, and suffering due to your impatience. But, good things come to those who wait! If you have the wherewithal to stand through the hard times, you’ll be rewarded for it.

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Have you ever seen Café, con aroma de mujer, Sagittarius? Because you bear a striking resemblance to the heroine, Teresa Suárez, or, Gaviota, as she’s more commonly known. Working outside as a harvester would be exactly your cup of tea – or coffee – until you have a passionate, whirlwind affair with a mysterious European lover. You’d be unafraid to set out into the world to find him again, even at the peril of your own safety! Just don’t hold it against your lover, if he decides to get married in the meantime. Trust us, it’s all the result of a misunderstanding.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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We all know that you’re a know-it-all, Capricorn. Unfortunately, you can sometimes be pretty condescending. On the flip side, you’re responsible, disciplined, and you’ve got a really good sense of self-control. As much as you’d like to think you’re above these kinds of things, you do have a weakness for nice stuff – you like quality things, and to get quality things, you need to have money. Hey, who says that money can’t buy happiness? 

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You would probably most find yourself identifying with Teresa, the main character from the telenovela of the same name. There’s no way you’d stand for living in poverty your entire life. And if that means marrying your way up, then that’s what you’d set your heart on doing. Just don’t ever forget where you came from, Capricorn, because that’ll get you into trouble.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Aquarius, as a deep thinker, you can come across as both shy and eccentric – and quiet and energetic. But these contradictions in your personality only make you that more endearing! At the end of the day, you’re an independent person, who has the smarts to easily solve problems. You see the world as a place full of possibility, no matter how jaded you might get with everything that’s happening.

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Your telenovela doppelgänger is definitely Valentina Villalba Rangel, from Soy tu dueña. People can easily see you being a successful businesswoman, with your smarts. On the other hand, because you can be pretty emotionally closed off, it’s not hard to see you also having to deal with the ins and outs of love. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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A regular fish out of water, you’re a compassionate and intuitive type, Pisces. Most would say that you’re an old soul, which complements your capacity to be creative and artistic. At times, you can become so wrapped up in yourself that you fall into the trap of casting yourself as a victim – but you’re so much more than that! In fairness, it can be hard to feel anything but hard done by when you have a habit of trusting people just that little bit too much. 

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Pisces, you would make the perfect Thalia, from the Mexican telenovela, Marimar. You’d happily live your life on the beach with your grandparents – that is, until you meet your Sergio and know that life will never be the same for you. Just be wary of any jealous mother-in-laws. You know the trope; and if so many mother-in-laws are evil in fictional television shows, there’s got to be some basis for it in real life, right?

Have you had a chance to see your star sign’s telenovela character in action? Maybe it’s time to delve into the archives and binge watch some of the classics. Let us know which telenovela is your favorite on Facebook, by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Hand Sanitizer Was Invented By A Latina Nursing Student In The 1960s

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Hand Sanitizer Was Invented By A Latina Nursing Student In The 1960s

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When the novel coronavirus COVID-19 started to spread in the U.S., hand sanitizer became a hot commodity. Stores sold out of the product needed to clean your hands while on the go to prevent catching and spreading the virus. But, did you know that a Latina nursing student in the 1960s created hand sanitizer?

Lupe Hernandez, a nursing student in California in 1966, is the woman behind hand sanitizer.

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Hernandez was in nursing school in Bakersfield, California when she thought about a gel form of rubbing alcohol. Hernandez realized that a gel form of alcohol would make it possible for people to clean their hands while on the go with no access to water and soap.

Hernandez knew she was on to something so she reached out to an invention hotline and submitted a patent.

While washing your hands is the best way to avoid contracting COVID-19, hand sanitizer is an important tool for those that still have to work. It is also a good option for people who are still healthy but have to go to the pharmacy, grocery store, or bank.

Hand sanitizer was just an industry product until the H1N1 viral outbreak in 2009.

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The 2009 outbreak of H1N1 drove up the demand for hand sanitizer among the public and it was soon packaged for consumers. According to The Guardian, the value of the hand sanitizer market has grown exponentially since the time before and after the H1N1 scare.

In 2018, the global hand sanitizer market value was $2.6 billion. The Guardian reports that the U.S. market value of hand sanitizer was $28 million in 2002 and $80 million in 2006.

Viral outbreaks like H1N1 make hand sanitizer a highly-prized commodity and some people try to profit off that fear.

Matt Colvin faced severe backlash after he and his brother bought out thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer in Tennessee and Kentucky after the first COVID-19 death in the U.S. The two covered 1,300 miles driving through Tennessee and Kentucky buying all of the hand sanitizers they could find in various dollar stores.

The brothers then started selling the hand sanitizer on Amazon for as much as $70 a bottle. Amazon shut them down and the attorney general of Tennessee launched an investigation into them for price gouging. They pledged to donate the product and Tennessee officials are making sure they follow through with the promise.

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American Cities And States Announce Mass Closures As They Brace For The Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

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American Cities And States Announce Mass Closures As They Brace For The Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

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A number of states and cities across the U.S. are taking drastic measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, concert venues, gyms, and schools are all shutting down to limit the spread of the virus that has infected more than 179,000 people globally. The death toll for COVID-19 in the U.S. continues to climb as more cases are discovered. Major cities are taking the virus seriously and taking extra steps to keep their residents safe and healthy.

COVID-19 has been detected in 49 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

There are currently more than 3,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. with more than 70 deaths reported. Most of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities in Washington state among elderly people. California, New York, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia have also reported deaths from the novel coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of President Trump’s COVID-19 response task force, doesn’t doubt that we are still waiting for the peak of infections and deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19.

“Well, it’s certainly going to get worse before it gets better and the kinds of mitigation strategies, containment, and mitigations that you’re talking about, is to do that kind of physical separation of people, which is one of the very effective ways you really mitigate the spread of the virus,” Dr. Fauci, an official with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said on ABC. ” If you look at the pattern of viruses, particularly these kinds of viruses, and even look at what’s gone on in China and in Italy and in South Korea, you go along like this the way we were then you have this big spike that goes way up. Then after a while, after much disease and suffering and death, it comes back down again.”

Dr. Fauci added: “The purpose of the mitigation is to get that peak and to blunt it so that it’s a bit of a hill as opposed to a mountain. We’re at a critical point now, more in some regions of the country than in others, the kinds of things that are going on will hopefully make that blunting of that peak so that we can save a lot of lives and save a lot of illness.”

Major cities across the U.S. are shutting down businesses and telling residents to self-isolate to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Update on COVID-19 Response from Mayor Eric Garcetti

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, I’m taking executive action to temporarily close bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues, and other establishments in the city of Los Angeles. These orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will stay in place until March 31 unless extended. There is no food shortage and grocery stores will remain open. We’re taking these steps to help protect Angelenos, limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and avoid putting a dangerous strain on our health care system. This will be a tough time, but it is not forever. Angelenos have always risen to meet difficult moments, and we will get through this together.———————————————————Para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, estoy tomando medidas ejecutivas para cerrar temporalmente los bares, discotecas, restaurantes (excepto comida para llevar / a domicilio), lugares de entretenimiento y otros establecimientos en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Estas órdenes entrarán en vigor a la medianoche de esta noche y permanecerán vigentes hasta el 31 de marzo al menos que se extiendan. No hay escasez de alimentos y los supermercados permanecerán abiertas. Estamos tomando estos pasos para ayudar a proteger a los Angelinos, limitar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus y evitar una tensión peligrosa en nuestro sistema de atención médica.Este será un momento difícil, pero no es para siempre. Los Angelinos siempre se han levantado para enfrentar momentos difíciles, y lo superaremos juntos.

Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 15, 2020

West Virginia, Washington D.C., Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Michigan, Florida, Washington state, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Arizona, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego have all shut down schools.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Sunday night that entertainment venues, gyms, fitness studios, bars, movie theaters, and nightclubs would be closed until March 31. Bars and restaurants can only serve take-out orders in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf expanded measures to the rest of the state to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Tom Wolf called on the state to close all nonessential government offices and putting a stop to all nonessential business. Health experts are calling for Americans to do a better job od self-isolating and hunkering down to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further.

“This isn’t a decision that I take lightly at all,” Gov. Wolf told the press during a briefing. “It’s one that I’m making because medical experts believe it is the only way we can prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed by patients.”

Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York joined together to pass similar lockdown provisions to tackle COVID-19 together.

‘”Our primary goal is to slow the spread of #Coronavirus so that the wave doesn’t crash our healthcare system,” Gov. Cuomo tweeted. “Social distancing is the best way to do that. I have called on the federal gov’t to implement nationwide protocols, but in their absence we are taking this on ourselves.”

On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, closed senior city centers, and postponed an election in Queens. Visitors are also no longer to go to Rikers Island.

Health experts are urging all Americans to take the necessary steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Social distancing and self-isolation are important tools Americans can utilize to make sure the COVID-19 outbreak is curbed. It is going to be a very tough time for millions of Americans who are hunkering down and waiting not the next few weeks as the global community tries to get this virus under control. Everyone has a part to play. Now’s the time.

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