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December 24, 2019
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Chant or rant? Surviving the most wonderful time of the year

If the holidays leave you more stressed than centered, some experts say daily meditation sessions can help. The only question: Who has time to meditate when it takes 20 minutes just to find parking at the mall? Perhaps a more practical approach is Immediate Gratification Meditation. Try these tongue-in-cheek chants to maintain your serenity —...
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The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV

In the not-so-distant past, TV viewers were forced to wait a week for the next installment of their favorite shows, parceled out by networks in half-hour or hour-long increments. Fast forward to 2019, when media and tech companies are subverting that schedule and the majority of viewers using U.S. TV streaming services watch an average...
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Tijuana bus serves as school for children of asylum seekers

On a cold rainy day in Tijuana, 30 children of families awaiting possible asylum in the United States piled into a bus for a morning of coloring, storytelling and some holiday cheer before Christmas eve. The Yes We Can World Foundation mobile classroom provides bilingual education and emotional help as the children’s families wait for...
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Dome 85 of the Popocatépetl volcano was destroyed

This Monday, with the support of the National Guard, personnel of the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ) and the National Center for Disaster Prevention ( Cenapred ), they overflew the Popocatepetl volcano to verify its general conditions. The destruction of dome number 85, which took place in November, was confirmed; It was...
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Mexico wanted Mesoamerica God to represent Christmas, not Santa Claus

On December 23, 1930, the stage to deliver toys to poor children, by the government of Mexico, was a pyramid in honor of Quetzalcoatl inside the National Stadium, located in the Roma neighborhood that was built in 1924 by José Villagrán. That year President Pascual Ortíz Rubio decreed the adoption of the figure of the...
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More than a thousand known mites in Mexico are harmful to humans

While mites perform important functions such as biological control and the circulation of nutrients in the soil, half of the 2,700 known in Mexico are harmful to humans, said the specialist Griselda Montiel. In the world, approximately 55 thousand species of mites (microscopic animals with the exception of ticks that reach up to three centimeters...
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Migrants in the US send Christmas toys to Mexico and Central America

Thousands of toys donated by migrants in the United States have become the way for Central Americans and Mexicans to connect with their roots during the holidays, and incidentally, make Christmas a little better for children in need south of the border. “These toys are a way of telling them that we have not abandoned...
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Unemployment in Mexico falls to 3.5% in November

The unemployment rate during November fell slightly to close at 3.5% versus 3.6% the previous month, the state National Statistics Institute ( INEGI ) reported Tuesday. In contrast, in its annual comparison, unemployment increased last November because in the same month of 2018 it closed at 3.3%, according to a statement from INEGI. Employment in...
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Mexico economy shrinks in October, making rocky start to 4th quarter

Mexico’s economy contracted by 0.5% in October from September in seasonally adjusted terms, making a poor start to the fourth quarter after nine months of stagnation, figures from the national statistics agency showed on Tuesday. The decline in economic output was the biggest since a 0.5% contraction in March, and the third negative reading in...
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