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What Superhero and Villain Are You, According To Your Zodiac Sign?

Have you ever wondered what kind of life you would live, if you were a superhero? Perhaps you would soar through the skies, revelling in your extraordinary powers. Or maybe you would be forced to live in secret, carefully guarding the truth about your alternate identity. Either way, you know you’d be the perfect candidate to work for the greater good.

Or maybe you’re more curious about the kind of villain you would make? If you’re going to wreak destruction, it’s nice to know just how exactly you would rule the world with your newfound power as the big bad.

Have a read and see what your star sign says about your superhero and villain potential …

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Superhero: How could you be anyone but Wonder Woman? Trained by the Greek god of war, Ares, Princess Diana of Themyscira embodies all of the things we love about you. You are strong-willed, and never back down from a fight. At your best, you are passionate and confident.

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Villain: Aries, your darker side is seen in The Joker. Woe betide anyone who should cross your path! Despite your alluring extroverted nature, you have the capacity to cause ultimate chaos. It can be hard to predict what you will do next when you’re provoked into anger.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Superhero: Taurus, your grounded-ness makes you the perfect Ms Marvel. Just like Carol Danvers, you have the capacity for outstanding physical, and emotional, endurance. You stick by your friends through the good, bad, and ugly times, and they are always grateful for that – even if they don’t always show it.

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Villain: On the other hand, Taurus, your stubbornness can get you into a lot of trouble, making you a true Magneto. Once you’re set in your way of thinking, no-one can make you listen. Watch out, since this can cause a lot of grief for the people around you!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Superhero: Most likely your superhero won’t come as any surprise to you, Gemini. With your many-sidedness, it’s not hard to see your likeness to the Incredible Hulk! You’re clever and adaptable, just like the big green guy from the Avengers. You embrace change … which is just as well if you can transform into a larger-than-life superhero!

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Villain: Gemini, your evil twin is Two Face. You do try to keep your dark side hidden from other people, but sometimes your friends and family see glimpses of your moodiness. When you’re at your worst, you can be impulsive and devious. Sometimes you’d rather leave decision-making up to chance, or the flip of a coin, rather than thinking about the consequences of what you do.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Superhero: Did someone mention Gamora? Cancer, you’re known for your ability to adapt, and your responsive and dependable nature. There is no limit to your perseverance and drive when you set your mind to something. You would make a great Gamora, soaring through space to save the galaxy.

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Villain: On the flip side, your villain persona would definitely be Kilgrave, Cancer. Your sensitivity makes you vulnerable to being moody, self-pitying and self-absorbed. Your emotional nature can hurt those around you, and can come across as manipulative when you really lose your cool.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Superhero: Leo, as the king of the jungle, you are the perfect Thor Odinson – Asgardian royalty. Self-confidence and loyalty are some of your best qualities. You have a tenacious soul, just like a hero of Thor’s calibre. Your courageous nature is what really sets you apart from other superheroes.

READ: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Reimagined With Latino Actors

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Villain: Of course, could you be anyone but Catwoman? Unfortunately, Leo, your arrogance can be a bit off-putting. This leaves people questioning if you’re really the good guy, or the bad guy. Sometimes your tenacity can go a bit too far, turning you into a headstrong villain!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Superhero: Virgo, your reliability and trustworthiness puts you in good stead to save the world as Captain America. You make sure you get the job done to perfection, and you’re modest to boot, too. Even better, you’re super practical and have real attention to detail – no bad guy would ever get past you!

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Villain: If tempted to the dark side, Virgo, you would have the world in your thrall as Lex Luthor. Your malevolent self is harsh and overcritical. As an evil mastermind, your plans would always have a sense of fastidiousness to them. In fact, you may be so fussy over the small details, you may not get around to actually putting your devious schemes into action!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Superhero: Being the sign of the scales, your sense of balance would work wonders for you as Spiderman! Libra, you’re romantic and just, making you a very attractive hero. An expert at getting things done, you wouldn’t be able to resist showing off your charming side on your daring escapades.

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Villain: Should the scales tip in the other direction, though, you would be a perfect Thanos. Libra, as a villain, you can be pretty detached, which can alienate those around you. Heaven forbid you get the ability to snap half of the universe out of existence!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Superhero: Wow, Scorpio, you’d really kick ass as Black Widow! You’re brave and focused, which helps you keep your cool when the going gets tough. With your Scorpio sense of intuition, you’d make a fantastic fighter. Your squad knows it can always count on you, since you stand by your promises.

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Villain: On the other hand, should you weaponise your sexy self, you’d be the ideal Poison Ivy. A Scorpio that’s working on the dark side is a manipulative, jealous type. Your secretive nature would protect you from instant defeat at the hands of a superhero, but it also means that you rarely trust people.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Superhero: Sagittarius, have you ever considered how much you have in common with Deadpool? Your honesty and confident nature can get you into some crazy hijinks, but underneath it all, you do have a heart of gold. To be honest, it’s probably just as well you don’t have unlimited self-healing capabilities right now, since that stops you from going completely overboard.

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Villain: Should you embrace your inner rogue, Sagittarius, you would be Loki. You’re impatient. You’re inconsistent. And, you’re overconfident. Fortunately, your friends and family forgive your trickster self. Sometimes, they’ll even embrace it.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Superhero: Chances are you’ve known it all along, Capricorn: you’re the quintessential Iron Man. You’ve got the ambition to succeed where others would fail. Plus, though others may not know it, you’ve also got the discipline and intelligence to reach for really big goals. 

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Villain: Do you remember Ronan the Accuser, from Guardians of the Galaxy? Because, Capricorn, you two have a lot in common. Your villainous self is pessimistic enough to destroy entire societies. And, even worse, your stubbornness makes it hard to talk you out of it.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Superhero: Aquarius, in short, you’re Jessica Jones. You’re fiercely independent, but also very loyal to the people who are close to you. Your intelligence and creativity helps you get the job done – even though sometimes you can be a little unconventional in your methods when you do start chasing down the bad guys.

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Villain: A villainous Aquarius is certainly found in X-Men’s Mistique. Your aloofness and unpredictability can make it difficult to catch you when you cause mischief. This may also steer you toward extremist tendencies, since you don’t have anything, or anyone, to stop you from causing real chaos.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Superhero: Pisces, as the sign of the fish, you’ve got plenty of things in common with Aquaman. You’re guided by your intuition, which always helps you save the day. Selfless and kind, you’re the epitome of goodness. With your affinity for heroism, Pisces, you have the potential to make things go pretty swimmingly for those around you.

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Villain: But what happens when you embrace your evil side, Pisces? You are Spiderman’s nemesis, Doctor Octopus, otherwise known as Doc Oc. You can be over-sensitive and pessimistic, which can bring others down. It’s not all bad, though. After all, a set of extra arms and claws has gotta be pretty useful, right?

So what your destiny will be? Would you rather be battling on the side of good, or reaping the rewards as the bad guy? Let us know on Facebook by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

A New Study Shows That Children Of Migrants Are Able To Achieve The ‘American Dream’ Within A Generation

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A New Study Shows That Children Of Migrants Are Able To Achieve The ‘American Dream’ Within A Generation

One of the foundations of the social and historical construct of the United States of America is the idea that everyone who arrives, regardless of their race, creed or life circumstances, can build a new life. Popular media is inundated with stories of people who looked for a second (or third!) chance and became financially stable and socially respectable through hard work. Many small and large businesses are owned by migrants who made America home and have contributed to the economy. Others are as hard working as it comes! (you probably know a few share of hombres y mujeres trabajadores!). 

But migrants have also been historically demonized, even more so during the Trump administration and its iron fist approach to immigration, which borderlines racism in that it targets mostly people coming from the Global South. But the idea of migrants being a threat is old and feeds hate. However, a new study proves that social mobility is still a key element of the migrant experience. 

Science doesn’t lie! A new study argues that the adult children of migrants move up the social scale.

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A study conducted by Stanford University’s Ran Abramitzky; Princeton University’s Leah Platt Boustan and Elisa Jácome; and the University of California Davis’ Santiago Pérez  reveals that particularly the most economically challenged migrants show upward social mobility down the generations. The children of migrants do better than their parents, so the huge emotional, physical and intellectual efforts of migrants pay off down the road. The researchers gathered census data, publicly available administrative data and federal income tax data. They traced the income of millions of parents and offspring, all the way dating back to 1880. 

The results highlight a revealing fact: children of migrants progress further than the children of people born in the United States.

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It might be surprising for some, but the children of migrants advance further up the social scale than the sons and daughters of people born in the United States. In particular, this trend is present in the lowest socio-economic sectors, which shows that hard work still pays off even if the economic situation in recent times (ever since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008) has been dire to say the least. 

So what is the “American Dream” anyway?

This data contradicts the Trump administration’s populist rhetoric, which asserts that rather than contributing, migrants drain the system. The paper reveals that migrants generate wealth and inject dividends into the financial system. They are living, breathing examples of the American Dream. This term was coined by historian James Truslow Adams in his 1931 book “Epic of America”. French historian Alexis de Tocqueville defined it as “The chance of anticipated success”. The idea, which is in the ethos of the foundation of the United States, has suffered a few hits along the way, but seems to remain relevant according to the data. 

So why do migrants succeed? It goes beyond mere cultural traits.

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Many people assume that having a strong work ethic is the only explanation for migrant success. But it is far more complicated than that. It has to do with location primarily, according to the researchers. Because migrants don’t have deep roots in the host country, they are willing to locate in the hubs where there are more opportunities.

As reported by Vox, Leah Platt Boustan, one of the authors said: “We don’t even have to reach for these cultural explanations. A lot of it has to do with immigrants being willing to move anywhere and choosing locations where there are growing industries and a good set of job opportunities for their kids. Those are choices that immigrants are making that are different from the US-born and that could be a feature of immigrant success.”

The trend continues regardless of the ethnic background, a push against racist notions that some migrants are better than others.

The researchers concluded that this upward mobility is present regardless of the ethnic background of the parents who arrived in the US. There are some pretty misleading notions that, for example, Asian immigration is “better” than Latin Americans or Africans.

This harmful notion has been perpetuated by popular political discourse, with even President Trump saying that some people come from “shithole countries” like El Salvador and African nations, while advocating for more migrants from Norway. But misconception is far from the truth, as Vox reports: “In fact, immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, and African nations such as Nigeria are all performing better than the US-born. And in past waves of immigration, immigrants from Norway actually performed worse than the US-born”. Wow, nothing like some good old social science to counter racist views. 

After His Comments About Her Virginity, T.I.’s Daughter Just Unfollowed Him On Instagram

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After His Comments About Her Virginity, T.I.’s Daughter Just Unfollowed Him On Instagram

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Rapper T.I. lost the respect of quite a few fans last week when he joked about conducting a hymen check on his daughter. This week he’s lost at least one Instagram follower: his daughter, Deyjah Harris. 

During an incredibly cringe-worthy interview last week, T.I. bragged about knowing the status of his daughter’s virginity.

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In a recent interview, the rapper boasted about his desire to keep his 18-year-old daughter “pure” and said that he does so by accompanying her to her yearly gynecologist appoints. As if the whole interview couldn’t have gotten worse, T.I. proved his ignorance by saying that, despite all of the doctors in the world that says that the absence of a hymen does not provide viable of proof a woman’s sexual activity, he makes the doctor report on its status.

In an interview with Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham for their podcast Ladies Like Us, TI gave the most bizarre and nasty response to a question about whether or not he had the “sex talk” with his daughter yet.

“Have I? This is the thing: Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school now and she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself,” he replied. “And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen.”

His response promoted laughter from the two hosts of the podcast, but T.I. made it clear that he was as serious as the heart attack that I had when I heard this.

“This is what we do. Right after the birthday, we celebrate,” T.I. continued “Usually like the day after the party she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’”

Following her father’s comments, Deyjah Harris has unfollowed her dad on Instagram.

 According to E! News, Harris, 18, unfollowed her father after telling the world that he check the status of her hymen. While she has yet to comment about her father’s gross interview she has reportedly liked several tweets that have lambasted T.I. after the “Ladies Like Us” podcast aired.

We’re not sure when Harris made the decision to unfollow her father.

But fans have pointed out that she hasn’t just stuck to clicking the “unfollow” button on her father. Harris no longer follow’s  T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, or her stepsister Zonnique Pullins.

There’s no easy way to prepare you for what disgusting thing rapper T.I. just said about his daughter, her hymen, and her virginity, so just get ready for what you’re about to read. According to the rapper, he accompanies her to every appointment with her so that he can hear the doctor’s prognosis on her hymen himself. He even pressures his daughter into signing a released statement that will allow him to obtain this information. 

“We’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk, and the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism,” he explained. “He’s like, ‘You know sir, I have to… in order for me to share information…’”

“I’m like, ‘Deyjah they want you to sign this. They want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? Okay. See doc? No problem.’”

As most of us know, there are many ways for a hymen to be broken that don’t include sex. 

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According to one Psychology Today article most young girls experience a wearing away of the hymenal tissue that surrounds their vaginal openings. “Most hymenal tissue wears away as a result of washing, walking, athletics, self-exploration, and masturbation, though little bits may remain around the vaginal opening, particularly in the area closest to the anus (hymenal tags).” But these facts aren’t enough to keep T.I. from thinking about his daughter’s private parts.

“I say, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports, man. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results, expeditiously.’”

As if all of this information about his prying interest in his daughter’s private life isn’t humiliating, T.I. claimed in his interview that he knows 100% his daughter’s hymen is still intact. 

“I will say as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact,” T.I. declared on the podcast.

And just when we thought the conversation couldn’t have gotten worse, T.I. went onto shame his daughter and virgins further when the hosts replied suggested that his decision to “keep her a virgin” would put his teenager at risk for “vultures.”

Not so, claimed T.I. “They’re no fun. Who wants a virgin?” he insisted. “Like really? All that work.”

The rapper is the father of six children with three different women.

Of course, it didn’t take long for T.I.’s bizarre interview to go viral.

Women and men were quick to slam the rapper for his behavior and violation of his daughter’s privacy. 

“This is disgusting and horrible. Rapper T.I. says that he takes his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure her hymen is still intact!” New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali wrote. “Even after her 18th birthday (not that it makes it ok before her 18th birthday).  Twitter user and essayist Candice Marie Benbow wrote: “This is absolutely disgusting and perverted and vile and ignorant and just plain wrong. TI is a sick, controlling narcissist and there is absolutely NO way Deyjah, her mother or any woman in TI’s life should be okay with this.”