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Clearvoice + Brand Safe 2.26 – 5 Texts To Send Your Suegros To Earn Major Points

So, you and bae have been dating for some time now and have hit some major milestones together. Not only have you been introduced to the family, but you’ve accepted by the suegros. Felicidades! However, this is just the start. Since you’re now part of the family, that means your texting game needs to be on point when it comes to your suegros. Trust us, you don’t want to offend them by not keeping them in the loop. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. First off, you’re going to be texting a LOT more now, so do yourself a favor and switch to Boost Mobile’s super reliable, super fast nationwide network. Second, here are some super sweet pre-written text messages that are sure to keep them calling you “mijo/mija” for years to come.

1. ¡Hola suegra! ¡Su caldo de res me encanto! Espero que no sea la última vez ❤

This one’s a no-brainer. Everyone knows that if you want to win over a Latina mom, you compliment her cooking (and ask for seconds!).

2. ¡Hola, Suegrita! Nadamas quería saludarla.

Short, sweet, and to the point. Sometimes the best reason to text is no reason at all.

3. ¡Buenos dias! Es una bendición que usted sea mi suegrita.

Want to show your suegra you’re lowkey an angelito/a? Text her this sweet message to show her just how much of a good influence you are on their child!

4. Que su dia sea lleno de alegría y amor.

Did you think it was just you communicating in GIFs? Wrong! Moms love using cheesy little graphics to show how much they care, so they’ll LOVE receiving a cute GIF from you. It’ll be sure to score you some points.

5. ¡Gracias por criar a un hijo tan dulce! ¡Usted es increíble!

Ultimately, you’re dating their child and as much as you want your suegros to like you, you also want them to know how much you care for their little hijo o hija. Pro-tip: ALWAYS use “usted” when talking to your suegros! A little respect goes a long way.

There you have it. Send any of these texts to your suegros and we promise you’ll make them happy. Who knows, they may even start to like you more than their own kid! Did someone say “family plan?” And don’t forget, with Boost Mobile you get unlimited data, talk, and text, so you can score the suegro points all day, every day!

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A Geographer Just Created A Digital Map Of Mexico Highlighting Taco Shops And It’s A Thing Of Beauty

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A Geographer Just Created A Digital Map Of Mexico Highlighting Taco Shops And It’s A Thing Of Beauty

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One of the biggest changes that the so called digital revolution has brought to our lives is the capacity that today’s computer systems have to process huge amounts of data. Processors today are able to run algorithms that bring together millions of data entries to find trends, cluster groups of similar objects and generate visualizations that can help us understand even the most complex aspects of science and culture. This is known popularly as “big data” and has changed the ways in which governments and companies understand reality and make decisions. For example, before high speed processing mathematicians took literally years to make sense of census data and find correlations between factors such as socioeconomic status, ethnicity, age and literacy levels.

Guess what? This can be done today with a few clicks as computers bring together millions upon millions of data entries and make sense of it all. It all sounds very geeky, but big data is defining how we live our lives, from how traffic lights coordinate to how much tax you gotta pay each year.

So all this geeky, nerdy stuff should be put to good use, o no?

Enter Mexican geographer Baruch Sangines, a true wizard when it comes to generating great data visualizations.

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Credit: @datavizero / Twitter

This young scientist is the Chief Data Scientist at a company called Jetty, and he does some pretty groundbreaking research on pressing social issues such as housing and poverty.

His LinkedIn profile is pretty impressive: “Experience in public and private sector with skills to analyze and visualize data related to: commuting, transit, housing, tourism, migration, security, and urban environment. Expert in territorial analysis and passionate about the cartography and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to visualize small and big data”. Wow. hold your horses, Einstein! He is a proud graduate of Mexico’s National University and has Master’s Degree on Demographics and Statistics. 

So why did he go viral on Mexican social media in the past few days? We mean, science is sexy but not viral sexy (sadly!). All because of this map:

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Credit: @datavizero / Twitter

No, it is not a visualization of WiFi points in Mexico. No, it is not a rendition of cartel activity. No, it is not a highlight of the areas in which development runs at a faster pace. It is about something much, much more relevant to everyday life in Mexico lindo y querido. Any guesses?

Nothing is more important than a delicious taco when you most need it! 

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Credit: The Splendid Table

Just look at that tortilla, a bit crispy, a bit soft… and that perfectly marinated meat… 

Well, Baruch created a visualization of taco stands in Mexico and nos ponemos de pie ante tal maravilla! 

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Baruch called this visualization Taco Universe, and it showcases all the registered taco stands and shops in the country. We can clearly see that there is a high concentration of taco shrines in the capital Mexico City, and that hotspots like Cancun and Cabo are also highlighted, perhaps thanks to gringo tourism craving fish tacos. The scientists used the database Directorio Estadístico Nacional de Unidades Económicas (Denue) (Statistical National Directory of Economic Units) from the federal census agency INEGI. The map highlights how taco culture is primarily based in the center of the country, with local varieties such as Puebla’s tacos arabes (a shawarma like type) increasing the traffic in that area. 

But it is important to note that many taco stands are not accounted for (and that is not this scientist’s fault).

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Thousands of Mexicans subsist in an informal economy with businesses that are not registered and pay no taxes. Among these businesses, mobile taco stands reign supreme. There are hundreds of taco stands all around the country that are set up informally. Sometimes you can find the most delicious tacos there! You can also find informal vendors selling tacos de canasta, a variety that is literally carried in a basket. This map does not take these informal enterprises into account, even though they are key to Mexico’s taco culinary tradition. 

So you are curious about tacos de canasta now, aren’t you? 

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Well, just look at these crispy, sweaty, fat-rich babes. Tacos de canasta are filled with guisados or stews, or with refried beans. We are almost sure that Baruch did not include them in his map, but we can forgive him for making us crave unos taquitos (we bet you are calling your comadres or compas right now to hit the taco stand) and showing us how Mexico is a country that despite its many challenges still finds time to live up to the old adage: barriga llena, corazon contento. 

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