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How Being Bilingual is the Most Awesome Way to Make Money and Friends

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Sarah Palin recently told the US she wants immigrants to only speak “American.”

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Oops, she meant English.

C’mon Sarah, get it together. Being bilingual holds a slew of benefits for individuals and the nation, like…

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Being bilingual is good for your brain.

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READ: Reasons Why We’re Crowning Queen Bey an Honorary Latina

Your problem solving skills are way better…

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…and you are less likely to get distracted.

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Research shows knowing multiple languages forces your brain to operate in a different way making problem solving easier and more effective because your brain is used to processing both languages, so it’s learned to differentiate what needs to be done and how to do it. Got that, Sarah?

Colleges love bilingual people.

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Being bilingual makes it easier to get into college because speaking another language is in high demand. Remember, it’s because we’re smarter than those who only speak English. #winning #ganando

Employers don’t want to hire people who can’t communicate globally.

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Most companies are global, so knowing another language means it’s easier to get a job. Sixty-six percent of employers agreed.

Being bilingual also means more ??.

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RosettaStone found that people who speak at least one foreign language make on average $10,000 more annually than those who speak just English. How’s that for improving the nation, Sarah?

READ: Someone Bullied a Latina Anchor about Her Accent and She Shut Them Down Real Quick

It also means higher status jobs.

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Dalé.

So, the next time someone tells you to only “speak American,” just remember…

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You are already succeeding in life more than they are.

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Genius Ways Our Parents Kept Us Cool During Heat Waves

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Genius Ways Our Parents Kept Us Cool During Heat Waves

Most of us (sadly) didn’t grow up in in a house with AC and a swimming pool. But that didn’t stop our parents from helping us survive summer’s worst heat waves. Here’s what they did…

They Kept Us Clean

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Because a bath is a poorman’s AC unit.

They Made New (Rich) Friends

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…With those who did have pools.

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¡Aguas Con Los Manguerazos!

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They’d spray us with high-pressure water hoses. This not fun and it hurts.

We’d Go On Shopping Trips

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To AC-equipped grocery stores. Heaven.

READ: Things Every #Gaytino (Gay+Latino) has Survived

Or On Trips to Nowhere

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Just to enjoy the AC in the car.

They Froze Everything

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From paper towels, to purses, literally everything.

They Maximized Fan Power

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By stuffing everyone into that one room with a janky fan.

When All Else Failed, There Was This…

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Homemade icepacks. They thought this was the solution to everything ?.

How did your parents keep you cool during the heat wave? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to click share.