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Find Out Which Zodiac Sign Makes The Perfect Partner For You

Some of us might think astrology has absolutely nothing do con el amor. I mean, they say que uno no escoge de quién se enamora. But truth is, there are certain guys and girls we get along with way easier than others, which makes relationships less work and more fun. This is the novio/novia that would rock your world, in the positive sense, based on your astrological sign.

Aries

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

While Aries run the show, you couldn’t stand someone with a submissive personality that would just follow your every move. You need an equal, someone who is as driven as you. As a fire sign, you need someone who is going to fuel your stamina and adventure, but it’d be great if your partner is a bit more cautious than you are and doesn’t react to your mal genio.


Taurus

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces.

You need a friend before anything else. You don’t believe in “love at first sight” and don’t go around trusting everyone. For you, love is for life so you need to make sure you are with the right person before diving in head first. You need stability, trust and a bit of romance. Your ideal date is probably a quiet evening a home, with your favorite movie and mucha comida. Don’t we all?

Gemini

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Amas la aventura, homebodies needn’t apply. You crave intellectual stimulation and you love being around someone who challenges the way you think in a unaggressive way. You love hanging out with friends and family, so you need a sociable partner. You live for romance and you’re the happiest once you’ve found the (right) one.

Cancer

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Pisces, Taurus and Cancer.

You’re the Care Bear of zodiac signs and you usually wear your heart on your sleeve, however you truly only click with few people. The phrase “marry your best friend” was probably invented by a Cancer because that’s exactly what you crave. You love being at home and sharing that sacred space with your significant other. That’s what makes you truly happy. You crave constant love, attention and affection, so an independent soul wouldn’t do it for you.

Leo

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Aries, Sagittarius and Libra.

The king or queen of the jungle. You’re full of confidence and social grace. You have no problem speaking your mind and drool over affection more like a perrito than a lion. Loving partners who are not afraid of PDA are your thing. You like physical, verbal and emotional loving affirmations. You seek beauty and a partner who will shine on your arm, without stealing your spotlight. You need to feel super proud of your partner and often aim to date what some may consider “outside of your league.”

Virgo

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Capricorn.

You are known as the solterón of the zodiac (Virgo guys more so than girls) and because you’re totally comfortable with being single, you will not settle for less than the ideal partner you have in mind. You take your time getting to know a person and hope they’ll play the script as you imagine it in your mind. You need someone who will make you feel at home and give you amor incondicional.

Libra

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Gemini, Aquarius, Sagittarius and Leo.

You seek fairness, balance and equality in all aspects of your life. You’re analytical and indecisive which means it takes foreeeever for you to find someone you actually like as your mate. You need a soulmate who is passionate, funny, smart and warm, but also independent. Libra needs to like their partner as much as they love them.

Scorpio

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.

Your friends and partners tend to have that strange feeling that you’re always keeping a secret and to some extent, they’re right because you’re the kind of person who likes to keep certain bits private. Bottom line, you’re afraid someone is going to see your true colors and find they are not enough. When you fall in love, you overcome that fear of opening your heart. Oh and sex is everything to you. You’re into role playing, acrobatic positions, sex toys, you name it. You must have a partner who is a sexually inclined as you are.

Sagittarius

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Aries, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

Liberty is a must for you. That doesn’t mean you’ll cheat on your partner, it’s just that you need to feel like you’re in the relationship out of free will, without formalities or rules, and know that there is always a door open for you to go out and venture. Your perfect pair gives you the right amount of space and encourages you to be a better version of yourself.

Capricorn

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

At first sight you might come off as conservative and stubborn, but deep down you’re full of emotions and you relate better to those who can see your true self. You crave someone who would accept you just the way you are *Bruno Mars voice*, with your thirst for success and your workaholic tendencies. You value maturity and hard work. Anyone who behaves like a child can keep it moving.

Aquarius

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aries.

Above everything else, you need a partner who believes in you, in your projects and on your vision. You need someone who will be ok waiting for you to finish your work (hopefully while they’re occupied on their own projects) and then having long, cerebral and existential conversations at dinner. You take your time opening up to a person. For you, friendship is the base of everything. Your true soulmate is someone you can be yourself with, laugh with, share dreams with and even bring those dreams to fruition with. Stimulation, playfulness and flirtiness are fundamental for you. Oh yeah, you’re also the boss, but you’re real subtle about it.

Pisces

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Signs you’re most compatible with: Cancer, Scorpio and Taurus.

Since you live in a fantasy world, you need a partner who can keep you grounded. You’re best with someone who is playful and creative, while also on top of things you tend to overlook. You need to feel inspired by your partner. You need someone who will lead you on a path of creation and discovery while making you feel like there is a divine connection between you two.


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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. 

Mexico City’s Annual Día De Muertos Night Bike Ride Broke Records And It Looked Incredible

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Mexico City’s Annual Día De Muertos Night Bike Ride Broke Records And It Looked Incredible

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Dia de Muertos may have officially happened over a week ago (it takes place from November 1-2), however, that isn’t stopping Mexicans from celebrating.

Sure, Mexico City had its massive Desfile de Día de Muertos last weekend and the incredible Mega Procesión de Las Catrinas on the weekend before but this weekend the celebrations continued. And this time, it took place in the form of a massive nighttime bike ride through the city’s most busy boulevards.

Mexico City’s Dia de Muertos night bike ride broke records with nearly 150,000 people coming out to celebrate.

A record 147,500 people took part in the annual Day of the Dead night bike right held Saturday in Mexico City, according to the city’s transportation secretary.

Riders showed up in elaborate costumes and disguises and completed an 18-kilometer route (about 11 miles) along the city’s famed Paseo de la Reforma. The route took the riders through some of the city’s most popular districts and along some of its most popular monuments. The ride then ended in the historic center of the capital city.

A costume contest at the Angel of Independence monument, live music at different locations and the screening of short films promoting the use of sustainable transportation at Plaza Tlaxcoaque complemented the bicycle outing.

Families and even their pets participated in the 11-mile ride.

Mexico City Transportation Secretary Andrés Lajous, who participated in the ride, told the newspaper El Sol de México that one of the most gratifying aspects of the event was to see young children enjoying their city at night. Many families took part including some that took their pets along for the ride, which took place between 9:00 and 11:00pm.

As violence continues to rack Mexico, events like this show highlight the positive events and moments in a country battling rampant drug violence. For many, the event offered a sense of pride as they were able to enjoy their city by night.

The night bike ride was just the latest in a series of major events in the city to celebrate Dia de Muertos.

For many, Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is synonymous with sugar skulls and elaborate ‘Catrina’ face painting. In reality, it’s a two-day festivity that lights up Mexico with colors, flowers, candles and a seemingly omnipresent joy.

Every year, on November 1st and 2nd, Mexicans take part in the adored demonstration of love and respect for their deceased relatives. And though the country’s capital is full of cemeteries to celebrate, plazas decorated in beautiful ‘ofrendas’ and lots of ‘pan de muerto’ weeks before the celebration, there’s one special day in CDMX when visitors will get to see a huge group of beautifully decorated Catrinas walk down the street in a parade celebrating life and death.

This year marked the 6th year that the parade took place. And more than 150 thousand people participated despite cool and rainy weather. Plus, there were nearly 200 professional makeup artists getting everyone looking like the famous ‘Calavera Catrina.’

However, not everyone was able to enjoy their night as some complained of police brutality.

While the vast majority of participants had an enjoyable and safe night, one young woman said that she and other cyclists were attacked by at least 20 police officers late on Saturday.

Twitter user @malitriushka said that after Reforma avenue reopened to traffic at about 11:00pm, the safety of cyclists riding on the road was threatened by an aggressively-driven Metrobús.

The woman said that she and other cyclists approached police to ask for assistance but were beaten and accused of theft. “As a cyclist, as a woman, I saw the situation and decided to help. Now I have fractures and am accused of theft,” she wrote on Twitter. “They beat me and with false testimony they say I stole a hat,” the woman said in another post.

She also said that her boyfriend and three other people were detained by police and that their cell phones, which had recorded the incident, were confiscated.