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NYE Traditions that Seem Weird AF to Everyone Else but Latinos

These rituals only make sense to Latinos…

You eat 12 grapes at midnight.

You rock sexy red undies…

You’ve got plata en mano.

You eat lentils like they’re going out of style.

Your lover leading up to NYE is a broom.

You clean your entire house from top to bottom…

You throw a bucket of water out the window.

You run around your home stashing your money.

You run around the block with suitcases.

You turn on every light in your home.

You stand on your right foot at medianoche.

You stand up and sit down three times in a row.

You turn into a pyromaniac.

You end the year with your chonies inside out.

Which of these things do you do? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to click the share button below!

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20 Things That Happened In 2020 That Should Have Been Unforgettable But Were Because It Was A Wild Year

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20 Things That Happened In 2020 That Should Have Been Unforgettable But Were Because It Was A Wild Year

2020. Probably one of the longest most dreadful years in decades, this year has been beyond emotionally taxing and time distorting. That’s why we’re pretty sure that our list that looks back at some of the major things that happened this year, will completely blow your mind and remind you just how long and wild it has been.  

Check out some of the big moments below!

1. Megxit

Yep, just a little over a year ago Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit from the British royal family made headlines and inspired a trending hashtag.

2. Brexit

Yep. Megxit came with Brexit… Europeans really must love to rhyme. Either way, the UK thought the exit was a good idea until the pandemic hit. Then they became all about being #initforthelonghaul.

3. Locusts in Africa

Truly the start of the apocalypse.

4. Harvey Weinstein was sent to prison.

It might be hard to imagine but yes, 2020 brought justice. And don’t forget Trump is on his way out.

5. Love Is Blind / Tiger King

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Love is Blind got onto the social distance dating scene before it became a requirement. Netflix also brought us The Circle, Too Hot to Handle, and Tiger King.

6. Vanessa Hudgens thought COVID deaths werent so bad

She did apologize after but those words “I don’t maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now” remain in our hearts.

7. We thought “WW3” memes were a joke

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Remember when Donald Trump ordered a U.S. drone strike on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in January? That’s right we had no idea what an actual global threat looked like.

8. Trump wanted to try to ban TikTok

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Trump showed us once again just how insecure he can be when he talked about banning an app teens use to troll him.

9. J-Lo and Shakira performed at the Super Bowl

J-Lo and Shakira put on an incredible halftime show performance for the Super Bowl completely with amazing dances cultural wins and zaghrouta, an Arabic tradition used to show joy.

10. Trump was acquitted after being impeached.

It was an L for us but fortunately, we took the big win overall.

11. We hoarded toilet paper

Coronavirus fears had us all worried about toilet paper in March.

12. You became paranoid about cake

Fake cakes made all fear that everything was unreal.

13. Ivanka Trump made you hate Goya

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When Trump’s First Daughter promoted Goya Beans and revealed that the CEO is a big supporter of the Trump administration, our stomachs gave a collective turn.

14. Trump praised a doctor who thinks demons are in sperm

But remember this is the guy who wanted us all to shoot up hand sanitizer.

15. Kanye West ran for president

Now Ye says he’ll be going for #2024.

16. 420 happened

Stoners across the globe struggled with the unknown risk factors of puff, puff, passing during the pandemic so even though April 20th happened… it felt like 4/20 did not.

17. Internet idiots stanned Kim Yo-jong’s sister

Kim Yo-jong, the presumptive North Korean dictator, got attention because people were shocked at how attractive she was. Then we had to get a reminder that God can hide the inner ugly.

18. Trump bragged about passing a basic cognitive test

The memes actually speak for themselves here.

19. Taco Bell crushed your soul and canceled Mexican pizzas

We have declared them an enemy of the people for their crimes.

20. People came up with moon WAP memes after scientists discovered water on the Moon

All hail a WAP moon!

So here’s to 2021, may it be far less exciting and healthier than the previous year!

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From Covid To Zoom Dating, Google Reveals What We Were All Googling In 2020

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From Covid To Zoom Dating, Google Reveals What We Were All Googling In 2020

Google searches have become a sort of cultural thermometer that tell us what people are interested in. Obviously, 2020 has been been unlike any ar that any of us have lived before. And the Google data reflects that, as it details not only our likes and dislikes but also our hopes and our fears.

Based on Google’s report on the Year in Search, we see just how difficult 2020 has been for so many of us. But we also see in the data a resilience and hope for the future.

Also, given that many top search spot are taken by Latino artists and musicians, it’s evident that Latino culture is alive and well, despite an onslaught of attacks on our community and culture. Here’s some of the top Google searches from a year that will go down in history as one of the craziest ever.

The Top Ten searches offer proof of just how intense 2020 really was.

The top ten searches in the U.S. this year reflect two of the biggest stories of 2020: the pandemic and the presidential election. The Google lists are based on the searches that had the highest spike this year as compared to the previous year, so they discount terms that are generally searched every year.

This tumultuous year has resulted in some pretty bleak top search results, with “stimulus checks” and “unemployment” among the top news stories, as well as “Australia fires” and “murder hornets,” on top of everything coronavirus-related.

The most searched term was “election results,” with “who is winning the election,” taking seventh place, perhaps reflecting how long it took for the official results to be announced.

The word “coronavirus” was understandably in second place, with “coronavirus update” and “coronavirus symptoms” taking fourth and fifth place, respectively, followed by “Zoom” in sixth place, in a year where we have had to connect virtually amid social-distancing and self-isolation.

Plenty of Latinos also took top search spots on Google, reflecting how we as a community are more important than ever.

In a year of catastrophic loss, one loss seems to have struck a major chord among all of us – the tragic loss of Naya Rivera. The former Glee star was the 8th most searched topic in all of 2020 as people looked for information on her untimely death.

And props to Shakira, who became the 7th most searched person in 2020, thanks in part to her history-making Super Bowl half time performance with Jennifer Lopez – which also saw J Balvin and Bad Bunny make an appearance.

Of course, the Coroanvirus pandemic greatly affected our Google searches this year.

The effect of the pandemic can be seen in a spike in searches for all things virtual, with the U.S. searching for virtual museum tours, virtual classroom, and even virtual marriage.

The pandemic and its subsequent stay-at-home orders have also influenced the most popular “how-to” searches of the year, from “how to cut men’s hair at home” to “how to make hand sanitizer.”

The growing Black Lives Matter movement also helped change Google’s search data in 2020.

From the murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd to Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, the police killings of unarmed Black Americans has many of us looking for answers and solutions.

Both George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery made the top ten most searched deaths in 2020, pointing to people’s interest in their stories.

But amid all the loss and pain of 2020, the hope and resilience also shines through.

There’s no denying that 2020 was one hell of a year. With so many people out of work, struggling to feed their families, in the hospitals battling for their lives, or simply trying to exist in the U.S. as a Black American, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

However, our Google searches also point to a strong sense of hope and resilience that should give all of us reason to celebrate the future. From vaccines for COVID-19 that were developed at a record-breaking speed to history-making searches for “how to help…,” it’s obvious that the human spirt and desire to keep moving forward is alive as it ever was.

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