Jul 30, 2015


Why Bilinguals Are Smarter [NYT]

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Today’s Find is “Why Bilinguals are Smarter” By YUDHIJIT BHATTACHARJEE   Published: March 17, 2012 in the New York Times SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to […]

Free E-Book: How to Use Pinterest for Business and Website (from HubSpot)

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Pinterest: The Latest Social Network Obsession   If you’re wondering if we need yet another social media network, you’re not alone.  However, Pinterest is in a league all of it’s own.  A brilliant idea that’s giving people a refreshing way to do more than “socialize” and connect. So what makes Pinterest so different and attractive? […]

Our Aging Parents: 7 Warning Signs of Health Problems


As our parents and abuelos get older, many of us take on the responsibility of caretaker.  We do this with love and appreciation, especially because they sacrificed so much for us.  We nurture them, make sure they’re healthy and promote their happiness.  While many older adults age well, without significant health concerns, there are many others who’s […]

Spotlight: Amanda Yassin, NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant

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Today’s Spotlight is on Amanda Yassin, an NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant at the young age of 24.  By day, Amanda helps mothers deliver their beautiful babies, and by night she works in the emergency room!  A really busy Latina! Country of Origin or Family Heritage: My mom is from Dominican Republic and my father […]

The Guilt and Challenge of Raising Bilingual Children

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Photo by P Medved My sister and I grew up with parents and grandparents who only spoke Spanish. We listened to, sang and danced only Spanish music. We watched Spanish television networks, and most of our friends were  Spanish-speaking.  We lived in Washington Heights, a bustling (predominantly) Dominican neighborhood with all the cultural elements of a […]

Me Liberé: My Natural Hair Journey [New “Natural Hair” Column!]

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Taming my Pelo Malo for Years Have you ever sat in a beauty parlor chair with your head pulled back, tucking your ears with your hands, with an awful smell of burnt hair lingering in the air, and praying with great distress that the salonera would finally finish? Well, I have and it was the story of […]

Healthy Sipping-Homemade Soda

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Healthy Sipping Homemade Soda! My childhood summers in Mexico consisted of heavy amounts of dulces y soda.  From Mexico Coke (MexiCoke) to Jarritos with their wide vast of flavors.  I inhaled them.  Of course I was alot younger then and my health was not on the top of my priority list. Fast forward to today. I am a wife, mother of two and cherish every day I am given […]

Spotlight: Dash Harris, Creator of the Upcoming Docu-Series ‘Negro: A Docu-Series about Latino Identity’

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Journalist & Docu-Series Creator Journalist, Dash Harris, is on a mission to explore the dynamics of Latino identity in the U.S. and abroad.  Her upcoming docu-series, Negro, examines both history and present attitudes about skin color, social hierarchies and self-identification of Latinos of the African Diaspora. In recent months, you may have noticed her tweeting and sharing on […]

Loving Your Partner “As Is”

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While house hunting several years ago, we came upon an old house for sale. It was being sold “as is” – no negotiations allowed, take it or leave it. Despite a few broken windows, linoleum on the floor, old wall paper, and some other aesthetics issues, I fell in love with the house.  A review […]

Sara Blakely Becomes Youngest, Self-Made Woman Billionaire


Spanx inventor, Sara Blakely, will be featured soon on the cover of Forbes’ “billionaires” edition.  Sara, a 41-years old, serves as real inspiration to all entrepreneurs with passion, vision and a good product.  At the age of 29, Sara Blakely started her company with only $5,000 dollars she had saved working on her regular job. […]

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