Sandra Guzman

Sole Survivor: The Health Dangers Of Wearing High Heels
Sole Survivor: The Health Dangers Of Wearing High Heels

After a three-decade love affair with high heels, I am calling it quits. Blame (or credit) my last pair of tacones: six-inch black suede booties from a certain French designer, which I bought in a trendy Manhattan store. When I tried them on, the shoes looked amazing and felt great. I plunked down a few hundred dollars and decided to walk home, a leisurely 10-block city stroll.


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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson

Four years ago, despite being outspent by $80 million dollars, Democratic mayoral hopeful, Bill Thompson came thisclose to beating his wealthy Republican opponent, Michael Bloomberg.  This election cycle however is proving to be more difficult for the former City Comptroller.


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New York Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
New York's Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
Adolfo Carrión knows this for sure, come November, he will be the only Latino choice for mayor on the ballot. The lifelong Democrat who served in the City Council, President of the Bronx and in the Obama Whitehouse, shocked supporters early this year when he abandoned the party to run for mayor on the Independence Party line. According to Carrión, both parties no longer serve the needs of voters, particularly communities of color.

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New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu
New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu

It’s a testament to the tenacity of John Liu, the City’s Comptroller and mayoral candidate, that despite the devastating decision by the New York City Campaign Finance board to deny him public matching funds recently after three of his fundraisers were found guilty of campaign fraud, he is still in the Democratic primary race. And he is not quitting. “It’s a terrible decision and very unfortunate,” he says. “But we’re going full speed ahead.”


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New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn
New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is fond of saying that her favorite New Yorkers are Patience and Fortitude, the two majestic lions that guard the entrance of the city’s grand public library on the famed Fifth Avenue. She’ll need plenty of both as her quest to become the city’s first female mayor nears the finish line.


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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio

Spend any time on the campaign trail with New York City mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio, a towering man the height of the average NBA player, and you will understand why the married father of two is climbing steadily in the polls.

His approach with voters is part professor, part father, and part friendly neighbor next door. By far the most liberal of the candidates, the city’s Public Advocate shows a soft approach to tough questions hurled at him by voters exasperated with a city that seems to work lovely for some and not so for others.


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Special Series: New York’s Mayoral Race

Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.


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X-rated Selfies Gone Wild!
X-rated Selfies Gone Wild!

Ladies, raise your hand if you've received penis pictures–solicited or not. And raise your other hand if you sent sexy selfies to an object of your desire. According to sexpert and author Dr. Belisa Lozano Vranich triple x selfies of the "down there" regions are more common than most people would admit. And she says that these self-portraits are a compulsion that is primal in both men and women. The Internet just made the stage a little larger and a lot more public.


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Erica de Jesus outside the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center
A Place Called Hope

The name Sonia Sotomayor did not ring a bell for Demi Torres and Hillary Silva when they first heard it three years ago. They had been asked to help with a petition drive to change the name of the housing project where they live to honor its most famous former resident, the Supreme Court associate justice. But once the young women learned the story of the Puerto Rican girl who lived there five decades ago and is now one of the most powerful people in the country, they knocked on door after door.


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