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What Present To Get Someone According To Their Zodiac Sign

Gift giving can be oh-so-hard. First there’s the hunt for a perfect gift, followed by the realization that (gasp!) your bank account needs a little TLC, and then there’s wrapping the thing. I don’t even want to go there…

Have no fear, my fellow Mitu-lings, I’ve got you covered. For every sign under the zodiac, there’s an ideal gift just waiting to be had. I’ve parsed it out step-by-step so you know just what to buy for that special someone, that obligatory tia who’s coming to visit, or even the co-worker who is just SO excited for the holiday party.

Aries Woman + Fun

Twitter @Ms.B

The Aries woman embraces the term “Carpe Diem” more than any other. To honor this, choose a gift that she’ll be able to remember for the rest of her life – an experience. Concert tickets, a float session, skydiving lessons, or even entry into a sporting event will help extend her holiday and make it more memorable than all others.

Aries Man + Wild

Twitter @whereisneva

The Aries man loves a trip around the figurative racetrack just about as much as he loves himself. Surprise him with an adrenaline-fueled experience that keeps him on his toes. Choose something with a little spice for an extra-big smile.

Taurus Lady + Yum

Twitter @SeasonalRecipes

Few activities scream ‘Taurus’ more than cooking. The fusion of smells, sights, and of course delicious tastes make it a cornucopia of delight for this earthy gal. As such, consider buying your Taurus pal a unique cooking gadget or even cooking classes this holiday season.

Taurus Guy + Comfort

Twitter @TahiniG4L_

When a Taurus gentleman shows up on your list, it’s time for comfort. He appreciates the finer things in life because he knows he’s worth it. Splurge on a cashmere blanket, a fancy bottle of wine, or a cozy robe. Just make sure your purchase feels soft or tastes good, and he’ll be happy.

Gemini Gal + Indecisive

Twitter @Vans

Truth be told, there isn’t a more indecisive sign than the lovable Gemini. One minute she wants a New York Times bestseller and the next, she can’t find the time to read. Do yourself (and her) a favor — buy a gift card to her favorite store. There’s really no way you can go wrong with this one.

Gemini Guy + Words

Twitter @Sikander Bizenjo

A true connoisseur of words, the Gemini boy in your life is apt to appreciate anything that allows him to express himself musically or through writing. Consider a new instrument, a cool journal, or even a clever pen that can go wherever he goes. And in true Gemini fashion, he’s apt to be going lot’s of places.

Cancer Lady + Sentimental

Twitter @jiminbagels

There is no zodiac sign more sentimental than that of the Cancer, and women born this time of year tend to embody that tenfold. If you’re up for it, she would really appreciate a handmade gift. If that seems like too much this close to Christmas, don’t sweat it. She’ll be thrilled with anything that carries meaning or reminds you of her.

Cancer Fella + Old School

Twitter @JessieOliveros

Tradition, sentiment, and meaningful are words that describe the perfect gift for a Cancer man. Whether it be a photo album or a family heirloom, this gent is apt to mark it down as a hit. Just be sure to put some thought into the gift before wrapping it up; he’ll look for the sentiment.

Leo Lass + Glam

Twitter @Ciria_NoMasUna

Leo ladies love anything that helps them feel like Queen of the World. Consider a selfie stick, fancy clothes, or a trip to…anywhere. Just make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for her to steal the show while you’re gone.

Leo Lad + King

Twitter @BmfMx

Not to be outdone by his feminine counterpart, the Leo male is anything but modest. He’s happiest when the spotlight is shining directly on him. Because of this, you may want to consider anything monogrammed with his initials, or a gift that will help him look good in his social media posts.

Virgo Gal+ Practical

Twitter @NextDayCleaning

What’s the point of a gift if it can’t be used? To a Virgo girl, not much. As you’re shopping around, think of anything you dread buying for yourself. A household gadget that makes life easier? A new pair of gardening gloves to replace the old, tattered ones? She’ll love it! Bonus points if it can be used for multiple purposes.

Virgo Man + Healthy

Twitter @nightwings

Healthiness and cleanliness are very important for a Virgo man, as is practicality. Think of ways you can blend all three to make a truly memorable gift. There’s no such thing as too many socks for this guy. Same goes for tools, belts, and car accessories. Also worth considering – a healthy meal delivery service.

Libra Lady + Outdoors

Twitter @AW20188

Never underestimate the power of the great outdoors, particularly for the Libra lady in your life. She loves to surround herself with activities that keep her on her toes, especially when those activities take place outside. Consider entrance to an outdoor obstacle course, hiking boots, or a cool water bottle that will allow her to explore more comfortably outdoors.

Libra Man + Artsy

Twitter @FreakArtistic

Libras are naturally very artsy and creative, so anything that helps bring out that eccentricity is a hit. Surprise him with anything that fuels his creative side. A canvas for a painter; diamond shears for a glass blower; or a design tool for the graphic designer in your life.

Scorpio Woman + Unique

Twitter @LNanvazadeh

Born under a complex and fascinating zodiac sign, the Scorpio woman can be quite difficult to shop for. On one hand, anything that challenges traditional gift giving has potential for success. On the other hand, she keeps her distance, which may make it hard for you to know what would bring a smile. Consider anything from an unusual board game to an antique from abroad.

Scorpio Guy + One-of-a-Kind

Twitter @demic_goddess

Scorpio men are all about connection – physical, sexual, emotional. When thinking of a gift for him, make sure it’s something he can feel. Though he wants to maintain control over everything in his life, he’ll be grateful for a thoughtful gesture that reflects his inner passions. Personalized gifts, a deep tissue massage, and a home cooked meal are excellent options.

Sagittarius Girl + Travel

Twitter @HypeWanderlust

The jet setter of horoscope signs, choose something for the Sagittarius in your life that encourages her wanderlust. A camera, travel pillow, gift card to an airline, anything that will help her fulfill her quest for adventure.

Sagittarius Boy + Freedom

Twitter @ines_iniesta2

Encourage his lust for freedom by wrapping a gift allows him to spread his wings. An attractive passport holder, cool luggage tags, or tickets to a guided tour abroad can all fit the bill.

Capricorn Woman + Hardworking

Twitter @latifa_hush

As the most hardworking of all zodiac signs, a Capricorn will appreciate anything that helps her advance her career. Sessions with a career coach, a laptop case, or a comfy computer chair all have the potential to do wonders.

Capricorn Man + Ambitious

Twitter @3D_PrintCenter

Though incredibly hardworking, the Capricorn man is just as apt to mix business with pleasure. He’d enjoy a sarcastic gag gift that can decorate his desk at work.

Aquarius Gal + Techie

Twitter @wef

Born with a gift for technology, anything that resembles the latest gadget is sure to bring good tidings. Wireless headphones or a phone charger is perfect.

Aquarius Man + Intellectual

Twitter @krechenmacher

More inclined to watch than participate, the Aquarius man loves to be challenged intellectually. A gift of puzzles, a classic book, or passes to an escape room are sure to be a hit.

Pisces Lady + Handmade

Twitter @MagpieMoonlight

A sucker for sentimental, a Pisces woman will bring on the waterworks with anything thoughtful. A handmade scarf or home delivered meal are apt to make her swoon.

Pisces Guy + Gentle

Twitter @doevember

Possessing strong emotions and a never ending desire to please, it can be a challenge for the Pisces guy to accept gifts. Choose something that isn’t too flashy or overstated. A scrapbook or even a batch of his favorite cookies will please.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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