Cristina Arreola Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Avocados Fight Cancer Study
Avocados May Be The Key To Treating A Specific Type Of Leukemia

Just one more reason to love avocados, America's new favorite fruit

According to a study published in the journal Cancer Research on Monday, avocados can help fight a specific type of leukemia. 


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Donald Trump Trashes Mexico Presidential Campaign Announcement
Really Though?! Donald Trump Announces Presidential Bid By Taking Jab at Mexicans

A word to the wise: you probably won't be elected President of the United States by bashing on the largest minority group in the nation.

MORE: Donald Trump Blames Crime On Hispanics & Blacks


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Mexico Set A Selfie Guinness World Record This Weekend
Mexico Set a Selfie Guinness World Record This Weekend

Thousands of Mexicans flocked to Mexico City's Monumento a los Niños Heroes on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the selfie with the most people in it.

Well, at least, they thought so. 

Unfortunately, Guinness World Records does not acknowledge that as a category. "I'm not judging that event," said Guinness World Record judge Alexander Angert. "That's not a record that we're measuring."


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Inspiring Latina: Embrace Her Legacy Founder & CEO Maria Melendez!
Inspiring Latina: Embrace Her Legacy Founder & Author Maria I. Melendez!

Maria I. Melendez gave up a high-profile job in the music industry to pursue her true passion: helping others capitalize on their potential and embrace their legacy. It wasn't an easy decision, but she knew she had a different path in life. So, she founded Embrace Her Legacy, a company that provides media, workshops, events, coaching and community designed to help women and girls lead purpose-driven lives.


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Undocumented Immigrant Denied Kidney Transplant
This Woman's Immigration Status is Preventing Her Kidney Transplant

For one undocumented immigrant, a lack of legal status could prove to be fatal. 

Ruth Villalta's kidneys have stopped working. However, the 37-year-old mother — who lives in Long Island, New York — has a lifeline: her husband, who has offered to give her one of his kidneys. Unfortunately, the hospital where the El Salvadoran immigrant gets dialysis told her that they cannot perform a transplant, because of her undocumented status.


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The Plot Thickens: Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard U For Discrimination
The Plot Thickens: Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard U For Discrimination

The story of Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who posed as black and became the president of the Spokane NAACP, keeps getting crazier and crazier. 

MORE: NAACP's Rachel Dolezal Misrepresented Herself As A Black Woman

According to documents unearthed by Smoking Gun, Dolezal, 37, sued traditionally black college Howard University for discrimination in 2002. 


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Jeb Bush Next President Immigration Reform
Immigration Reform Will Be Solved By Our Next President — Says Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, kicked off his presidential campaign on Monday at Miami Dade College, introducing himself to a diverse crowd of attendees.

"Our country is on a very bad course," he told the crowd. "And the question is: what are we going to do about it? The question for me is: what am I going to do about it? And I have decided: I am a candidate for president of the United States."


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Debunking The Placenta Myth: Is It Safe To Eat?
Debunking The Placenta Myth: Is It Actually Good For You?

More than a few celebrities have endorsed the healing properties of placenta. Specifically, their own placentas. More specifically, the ingestion of their own placentas.


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Mexico Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage
Mexican Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Pride Month got a special surprise from Mexico! On June 3, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for states to bar same-sex marriages, AP reports.


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Leticia Van De Putte Loses Bid To Become San Antonio's First Latina Mayor
Leticia Van De Putte Loses Bid To Become San Antonio's First Latina Mayor

Leticia Van de Putte lost her bid to become the first Latina mayor of San Antonio, Texas. 

Ivy Taylor, a Yale-educated urban planning professor, won the majority of the vote on Saturday, becoming the first African-American elected to be mayor of the seventh-largest city in the United States.


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