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2019’s Zodiac Wheel de la Fortuna: Your Financial Future According to Your Sign

El dinero, along with health and love, are three main factors to success, but we all don’t have bank investors or stock managers à la Merrill Lynch to manage our finances. We sometimes have to suffice with la alcancía we bargained at the swap meet for nostalgic reasons, or, of course, safe keep of our billetes in a bank account, but still you need something else. You need celestial guidance to know about your financial future. Look up at the night sky, because your Zodiac sign will reveal how much money you’ll make and hopefully it’s to your heart’s desire.

Yes, tu signo de estrella means more than you know. No need for a Tarot card reader, or your Tía’s witch doctor comadre to help. We will reveal what your Zodiac sign says about how much you’ll make it rain based on the traits of your sign. This is going to be astrologically fantastico! Or,  if your sign deems it so, you might end up broke with only a few dollars for a burger, fries and a coke. ¡O, ni pa’ los tacos!

Aries: March 21 – April 19

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*Walter Mercado voice* ¡Aries!

Aries are known to be eager, dynamic, quick, and competitive, so jobs that will complement such qualities will make you rico rico rico! Yes, jobs mi rey/reina, because money does not grow on trees or from Papi’s wallet. Forget about a regular 9-to-5, because Aries are all about millennial entrepreneurship. Just keep away from schemes that say you’ll “make money fast.” There’s a certain degree of eagerness that can have repercussions. Don’t be the Aries that makes $2,000/month; be El Aries Chingon who makes $200K+/year! Invest your money in stocks or cryptocurrency, who knows. Tread carefully and always make wise decisions. Inhibit your impulsivity when life and financial decisions come your way.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20

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There’s something about Taurus that makes them stand out, maybe because they’re strong, dependable, sensual, and creative. Your ideal 9-to-5 is a corporate setting or something physically demanding (i.e. construction). A law firm where you need a lot of strength and dependability might be your way to a bountiful bank account. It’s not easy, but as a dependable and creative being, you garner much respect in whatever field you come to possess. You’re as dependable as your mom’s tamales and ponché every Christmas: you’re there for those that matter the most. This makes you love consistency, which although fine and dandy will hinder you from taking risks, like changing jobs, learning a new skill, or dipping your pata into becoming an entrepreneur. You seal the deal with your sensuality and intelligence. ¡Olé, torro!

Gemini: May 21 – June 20

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Gemini, you are a creative being that can generate money from the sky, metaphorically speaking. This is due to your ability to succeed in anything you set your mind to and by making your dreams a reality. As a Gemini, you love to learn new things, because it gives you an edge where others are lackluster. Basically, you’re on a navé espacial heading to the stars while listening to Maná while the rest are stuck in office cubicles. ¡Oséa, ni al talón te llegan! You lead others by example, like a corporate CEO type. Say what you will, Gemini’s know how to make bank. Just no te apendejes con Versace Versace Versace! ¡Ni que chingaos!

Cancer: June 21 – July 22

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Cancers are intuitive, sentimental, and compassionate. In other words, emotional à la Selena Gomez. This can work in your favor, as you have the option of seeking a medical degree to appease your compassion. Your sign indicates you are also protective, so helping others in need is where it’s at. Just no te enamores con un Bon-bon when they come in for a physical exam. Maybe you’re not the book type, so nonprofits might be a good option. BUT you’re salary, so let’s just say you’ll be paid with sentiments. *cries* You are always mindful and intuitive. To be successful is a matter of doing what makes you happy even if you can’t afford el pozole de la esquina on the weekend. That may be OK because you are doing something that feels rewarding and that enriches you. Whether it’s a doctorate or work in a non-profit, your compassion will take you in the right direction.

Leo: July 23 – August 22

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Leos! You are the leaders of the zodiac sign. Everyone is drawn to you. Use this to your advantage and take up positions of power like politics (just stay away from Orange Spray Tan, ¡Dios te salve, Maria!), something corporate, head of a publication… you get the point. You are strong and know how to direct yourself and others well. Everyone comes to you as if you were a king. Own it, and be the Latino Senator you dreamed of becoming as a child, or even President of the United States. Bring a positive change and light to the Latino community. You excel in jobs where power is needed, and you are there to provide it. ¡Hay Tú! You’re making me blush! Wealth is in your reach, wanting it is another. ¡No seas güey!

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

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As a Virgo, you are born with innate practicality, loyalty, a gentle soul, and an analytical mind. Just don’t lose your head over it. Tech companies will suit you best. They are practical and a field where you will excel at with loyalty since all behemoth tech companies rely solely on that to grow as an empire. Human resources would be a good fit, too, because honesty is a feature you possess, so bank on it. Due to your analytical inclination you would thrive in science-related careers. It’s ideal, too, but your analytical trait will, at times, make you fastidious. ¡Relaja tú chongo/man bun!

Libra: September 23 – October 22

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Libra, your Zodiac sign is in the form of a scale on the constellation. Balance lives within you. You are social, fair-minded, diplomatic, and gracious. You carry yourself well with others, and your diplomatic trait makes everyone gravitate toward you, as if you were the only one in the room. Your energy is positive and peaceful. As a Libra, your social and gracious charisma can help you land a job as an actor in Tinseltown. Be aware though, such venture is not absolute, so try your hand at working in marketing, public relations, or any career that is highly sociable, like an Instagram influencer, blogger, life guru, fashion stylist, etc. Just don’t let anyone bring you down. ¡Nomás no abras tu bocota demas!

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

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Scorpio’s motto: “You never know what you are capable of until you try.” As a Scorpio, you are passionate, stubborn, resourceful and brave. These are qualities that can make or break you. You can be a painter because it is both passionate and brave, but your parents might cringe. “¡Que dibujitos y que la chiflada!” they might say. Maybe a graphic artist? You’d be able to work for a video-game company or movie studio. Those are a few career outlets that your sign opens the doors to. You are brave, and it borders on fearless, so you don’t give up. You like helping others, so an MFT or a Ph.D. in psychology will rake in the big bucks. Do you know how much a 50-minute session with a psychologist will cost you these days? $125! Don’t ask how I know that. “What is a psicólogo?” your parents will ask. No son pa’ locitos? Maybe consult La Bruja instead. Your bravery always prevails and you shy away from nothing.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

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As a Sagittarius, you are extroverted, optimistic, funny, and generous. You emit positive energy everywhere you go. An outdoors/nature career would suit you well. You can go as big as becoming an astronaut, professional mountain climber, goat yoga instructor, and even dabble in construction. It is your optimism that propels you, which is lacked by others. You have a good sense of humor, and your generosity is well-received to those deserving. Whether you want to reach for the stars as an Astronaut or work honorably in construction, your Zodiac traits will guide you to your financial niche. It is up to you to decide where it takes you, but no matter what, as long as it makes you happy. That is indeed the only thing that counts. ¡Nomas no te creas Superman, güey!

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19

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Capricorns are serious, independent, intelligent, disciplined, and tenacious individuals, with the ability to be the most stable from all the Zodiac signs. Your traits give you a professional demeanor which works in your favor as you can enterprise, have your own business, work in government, or work in a high profile corporate job. Your seriousness makes you not the happiest patito, so work in a field that will inspire you every day, even if it takes time to get there. It pays off in the long run, and I’m sure your checking account will reflect that.

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

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Aquarius (aka water type Pokémon. JK) are deep, imaginative, original, and uncompromising. In one word: complicated. ¡Hijos de su Madre! They are always buried in thought and imagination, which is a recipe for being somewhat disorganized. As an Aquarius, you would thrive in a career in the arts (artist, sculptor, photographer, writer). Artsy fartsy, basically. You can probably hear your mom screaming, “¡Y como chingaos vas a pagar la renta?!” A stable income varies, but you are definitely original, charismatic, loyal, humanitarian, and brilliant. You can also work in fields of science or non-profits to help those in need with scientific discoveries in health or helping those less fortunate. The course of your life is in your hands, as your Zodiac sign is your celestial map that will help you make the money you so wish and desire.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20

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Pisces are affectionate, empathetic, wise, and artistic. Does that mean you’ll make a lot of dough à la Carlos Slim? ¡Ni a toritelloro llegas! A career in medicine, therapy, social work, or any artistic outlet will suit you nicely. You are also a dreamer, so work in a field that will foster that quality, like in architecture or creative technology. Use your wisdom, for it will guide you and will help you make the decisions necessary to live a good life, the way you want it to be, with guidance of your Zodiac, of course.

Your Zodiac sign is like a revelation from the cosmos (cue the fog) that can inspire you to become the best version of you and it brings along the foretelling of your financial future. As Walter Mercado would say “Reciban mucha paz de mi, pero sobre todo mucho, mucho, mucho *beso* Amor.”

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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