Nov 01, 2014

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How I Saved Myself and My Career Through Self-Care

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This post is going to be more personal than I’ve written before. But now that I am resurfacing, I thought it would be appropriate to do so. Many people know that I have been working very hard for a long time to acquire my graduate degree so that I can legally have my own clinical […]

Madly in Love with TED

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My husband is the one to blame for my affair since he was the one who introduced me to TED. It all began when I complained that we were paying too much for premium cable TV. Days would go by without us turning the TV on, and when we did, we could not find anything […]

College Prep: Starting Early (iVillage Post)

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Getty Images In January, colleges and universities across the country experienced record-breaking numbers of college applications. UCLA reported a stunning 61,498 applications, and Columbia University received a record 34,587, a 32% increase over last year. The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing […]

Support Scholarships for Latina Students with ‘Inspiring’ Bracelets

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CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH PAYLESS — BUY $3 BRACELET TO SUPPORT THE PAYLESS INSPIRING POSSIBILITIES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF HISPANIC YOUTH For the Fourth Consecutive Year, Payless ShoeSource Partners with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund; Payless Sells Limited-Edition Bracelets Retailing for Only $3 Each; Donates $2.50 Per Bracelet Sold to the […]

Unique Back-to School Challenges Military Families Face

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Image credit Summer break has come to an end and school is resuming. Children are filling back packs, parents are scrambling to find all of the school supplies and Open Houses are being attended all over the United States. It is a fairly ordinary occurrence with just a little fanfare via the occasional Back to […]

Spotlight: Mariela Dabbah, Best-Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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Career and Professional Information: Writer, speaker, media contributor, founder and CEO of www.latinosincollege.com Degrees You Hold: Mater’s Degree in Philosophy and Literature, University of Buenos Aires Country of Origin or Family Heritage: I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have been in the U.S. since I was 24. I live in Westchester County, New […]

Education: The Best Legacy

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Othanya (center), a Dominican high school student, recently accepted to Columbia University on full scholarship “La educación es la mejor herencia…” was a phrase Othanya, a 17-year old high school senior, repeatedly heard from her Dominican immigrant parents.  Othanya was recently accepted to Columbia University, with a full 4-year scholarship — everything covered, including books […]

Your Story: Monica of Mommy Maestra, Latina Blogger

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Bits and Pieces Let me tell you a little secreto I learned when I was much younger: I am a jigsaw Latina. A puzzle that has taken 36 years to complete… and I’m not done yet. My entire family has done their best to help me put myself together. But they didn’t always know how, […]

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