Aug 21, 2014

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7 Spanish Idioms That’ll Inspire You To Think BIG

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We all grew up with abuelas whose favorite sayings sometimes left us at a loss. “What do you mean, “Crea fama y échate a dormir?” More often than not, it’s those little Spanish sayings I grew up with that serve as tidbits of motivation. They capture so much in just a few words. And yes, […]

Latina-Americana: How Traditions Fit Into Our Lives

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  Staying true to the traditions of both my cultures – as a Latina and an Americana – has defined my identity. However, over the years, I’ve learned that these traditions, as special as they may be, don’t necessarily fit into my bicultural identity. And so, while I’ve kept several traditions passed down through my […]

Beating the Odds: Why We Should Know the Statistics

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Statistics are powerful, but so are our stories. If we looked at numbers only – and society’s expectations of ethnicity, sex and economic status – I’m an exception. In fact, many of us are. But in order to be that exception and rise above the expectations, we have to understand the statistics. We have to […]

Growing Up With My Abuelas

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  My abuelas have always lived nearby. In fact, for most of my early childhood, they lived on the same block (one was across the street!). This was convenient for my parents – and it certainly didn’t go unappreciated. My grandmothers could take care of my sister and me while they worked or pick us […]

How To Create Team Synergy: Benefits And Tips

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  It wasn’t until college that I began to appreciate – and truly understand – the power of teamwork. Throughout grade school, sports and extracurricular organizations put the basic team-building skills in place, but it wasn’t until I could take a step back and look at the results of teamwork holistically that I realized the […]

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